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2013-01-09 10:36:59 PM  
I was expecting meh, but enjoyed the clip of Jim Rome getting decked.
 
2013-01-10 01:44:01 AM  

Triumph: I was expecting meh, but enjoyed the clip of Jim Rome getting decked.


All threads should be Jim Rome getting decked.
 
2013-01-10 01:49:22 AM  
Is this a new sports themed linux distribution?
 
2013-01-10 02:08:04 AM  

TheManofPA: Triumph: I was expecting meh, but enjoyed the clip of Jim Rome getting decked.

All threads should be Jim Rome getting decked.


I forget sometimes that this exists and then am really pleasantly surprised when it turns up. Best form of amnesia ever.
 
2013-01-10 02:12:01 AM  
if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz
 
2013-01-10 03:36:00 AM  

animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz


What's your beef with Wilbon? He can be sanctimonious at times, but he's good on PTI and the NBA shows (when not polishing Magic's balls). Surprised you don't have Stuart Scott on this list.

On another note, I would still do anything to see ESPN create a Michael Irvin/Shannon Sharpe broadcasting team. Lou Holtz could be the sideline reporter.
 
2013-01-10 04:04:03 AM  

Triumph: I was expecting meh, but enjoyed the clip of Jim Rome getting decked.


Wow, never saw that before. And that was before Rome started sporting the "I'm a douche" goatee.
 
2013-01-10 04:13:21 AM  
Did they ever apologize for removing actual sports programming from the schedule so they could air, approximately, 22.5 hours of Sportscenter per day?
 
2013-01-10 04:55:52 AM  

animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz


I liike every single one of those on-air personalities, with the exception of Holtz, who always looks like he's about to stroke-out. But there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.
 
2013-01-10 05:05:51 AM  

coolio mack: animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz

What's your beef with Wilbon? He can be sanctimonious at times, but he's good on PTI and the NBA shows (when not polishing Magic's balls). Surprised you don't have Stuart Scott on this list.

On another note, I would still do anything to see ESPN create a Michael Irvin/Shannon Sharpe broadcasting team. Lou Holtz could be the sideline reporter.


I used to not mind Stu Smith, but lately it seems like he's been getting dumber. He's been saying the stupidest crap.
 
2013-01-10 05:06:27 AM  
Err, Stu Scott, obviously.
 
2013-01-10 05:10:59 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Err, Stu Scott, obviously.


Is Stu still on ESPN? I never see him anymore, then again, I only watch in the mornings for the most part.
 
2013-01-10 06:02:55 AM  
While I agree as much as anyone that Hank Williams Jr. should not have said what he said, I can't help wondering if he would have got the same treatment for comparing Bush Jr. to Hitler, both from ESPN and especially people who like Obama.
 
2013-01-10 06:04:33 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: While I agree as much as anyone that Hank Williams Jr. should not have said what he said, I can't help wondering if he would have got the same treatment for comparing Bush Jr. to Hitler, both from ESPN and especially people who like Obama.


your concern has been noted.
 
2013-01-10 07:23:36 AM  

TheManofPA: Triumph: I was expecting meh, but enjoyed the clip of Jim Rome getting decked.

All threads should be Jim Rome getting decked.


Followed by Jim Rome getting slapped by Tyrion Lannister.
 
2013-01-10 07:35:48 AM  
May 30, 2012: Perhaps one that ranks right up there with the Musburger/Webb kerfuffel (or the Lavoy Allen thing above): "During its SportsCenter broadcast... Stan Verrett, apologized on behalf of his peers in the national media for failing to recognize until recently just how good the Spurs are and how special their 20-game winning streak is."

Well, to be fair, perhaps it only appeared that the Spurs had won 20 games, but they had only moved and jerked for a certain way in front of a nearby witness to make it appear that they'd won 20 games. You know, the same way the Spurs get "fouled."
 
2013-01-10 07:39:07 AM  
Did they apologize for Stephen A saying the n word twice????
 
2013-01-10 07:51:47 AM  

animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz


Gotta add Mark May to that list.
 
2013-01-10 07:59:15 AM  

HankScorpion: animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz

Gotta add Mark May to that list.


You misspelled "Chris Berman."
 
2013-01-10 08:01:20 AM  
ESPN should have apologized years ago for unleashing Chris Berman on the American public. This obnoxious fatass was the prototype for all of the self-promoting, catchphrase spewing, no-talent assclowns that would follow in later years, transforming the network into the world's largest collection of obnoxious blowhards.
 
2013-01-10 08:06:02 AM  

greggm59: ESPN should have apologized years ago for unleashing Chris Berman on the American public. This obnoxious fatass was the prototype for all of the self-promoting, catchphrase spewing, no-talent assclowns that would follow in later years, transforming the network into the world's largest collection of obnoxious blowhards.


If you haven't already, read "Those Guys Have All the Fun." It's everyone from ESPN offering accounts of their time with the network. Reading Berman's parts, you'd think the network hinged on his every whim and action. Your desire to murder Chris Berman will multiply tenfold.
 
2013-01-10 08:25:51 AM  
How about the recent 24/7 canonization of Ray Lewis as the greatest athlete, nay, the most wonderful human being, that has ever graced the Earth...all on the eve of ("coincidentally") hiring him as a studio analyst?

This is despicable on so many levels, I don't even know where to start.
 
2013-01-10 08:29:42 AM  

RedZoneTuba: How about the recent 24/7 canonization of Ray Lewis as the greatest athlete, nay, the most wonderful human being, that has ever graced the Earth...all on the eve of ("coincidentally") hiring him as a studio analyst?

This is despicable on so many levels, I don't even know where to start.


On a similar note, the attempted Raeplisberger cover-up.
 
2013-01-10 08:42:45 AM  

EyeballKid: RedZoneTuba: How about the recent 24/7 canonization of Ray Lewis as the greatest athlete, nay, the most wonderful human being, that has ever graced the Earth...all on the eve of ("coincidentally") hiring him as a studio analyst?

This is despicable on so many levels, I don't even know where to start.

On a similar note, the attempted Raeplisberger cover-up.


Not even getting into specific incidents, the whole monopoly ESPN has on sports lets them pick and choose if say hockey, or soccer/football deserve to have a shot of surviving in the US based on how much money they receive from them. You don't like the deal we offer you NHL? Fine, fark you, you won't get any coverage ever. You're okay with it MLS? SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER SPAM SOCCER

/admittedly the NHL has other problems, but still
 
2013-01-10 08:42:48 AM  
I don't like that they apologized for what Bob Knight said. He wasn't wrong.
 
2013-01-10 08:45:48 AM  
Somebody should apologize for that horrible web page. White on black?
 
2013-01-10 08:54:04 AM  

thecpt: I don't like that they apologized for what Bob Knight said. He wasn't wrong.


Sure he wasn't. Bob Knight's never been wrong. That's why so many colleges want him to coach their basketball teams today.

But, I agree with you that ESPN shouldn't have apologized for what Bob Knight says, because nobody anywhere cares what a forgotten has-been from days gone has to say out of bitterness about those superior to him.


Oh, but please, tell me how daunting it was to contain the mighty Rony Seikaly in '87 again.
 
2013-01-10 09:00:51 AM  

EyeballKid: thecpt: I don't like that they apologized for what Bob Knight said. He wasn't wrong.

Sure he wasn't. Bob Knight's never been wrong. That's why so many colleges want him to coach their basketball teams today.

But, I agree with you that ESPN shouldn't have apologized for what Bob Knight says, because nobody anywhere cares what a forgotten has-been from days gone has to say out of bitterness about those superior to him.


Oh, but please, tell me how daunting it was to contain the mighty Rony Seikaly in '87 again.


wtf are you going on about? I'm citing the specific apology in the article. Not whatever he has said or thrown throughout the years.
 
2013-01-10 09:09:18 AM  

thecpt: EyeballKid: thecpt: I don't like that they apologized for what Bob Knight said. He wasn't wrong.

Sure he wasn't. Bob Knight's never been wrong. That's why so many colleges want him to coach their basketball teams today.

But, I agree with you that ESPN shouldn't have apologized for what Bob Knight says, because nobody anywhere cares what a forgotten has-been from days gone has to say out of bitterness about those superior to him.


Oh, but please, tell me how daunting it was to contain the mighty Rony Seikaly in '87 again.

wtf are you going on about? I'm citing the specific apology in the article. Not whatever he has said or thrown throughout the years.


Sorry. Just a visceral reaction toward Bob Knight. He's a bitter has-been whose usual NCAA tournament performances were the original "one-and-done" in college basketball. I don't understand why he's considered an expert in college ball, until they let Digger Phelps talk.
 
2013-01-10 09:13:49 AM  
The apologies are becoming more and more frequent and for more and more minor offenses as the rest of the nation becomes more and more of a bunch of c*nty b*tches.

December 6, 2011: Trying to pull a fast one on Jaguars fans during a "Monday Night Football" broadcast, displaying outdated footage of the city of Jacksonville, and even Charlotte (note: the Panthers did not even play on "MNF" in 2011).

They didn't even apologize for the right thing. The error was having Jacksonville on MNF.

A soccer analyst depicting a player who worked his hand into a scoring drive as "a cheat."

But, of course, we can blast everyone who might have done steroids as cheats. ACTUAL CHEATING ON FILM, though, that's not acceptable to point out.
 
2013-01-10 09:16:03 AM  

MmmmBacon: there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.


You are a bad person.
 
2013-01-10 09:31:28 AM  
I wish Jim Everett had broken Rome's larynx and ended his career.
 
2013-01-10 09:40:07 AM  

JRaynor: MmmmBacon: there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.

You are a bad person.


Yeah, Colin Cowherd is the Rush Limbaugh of sports talk. Heavily pro-establishment, voices opinions just controversial enough to infuriate people (without going full Rob Parker), adding nothing to the discourse, and recklessly assaulting people's character (John Wahl, Sean Taylor, etc.). And all the time he knows it's mostly an act designed to rile people up.

/which makes Skip Feckless the Glenn Beck of sports talk
 
2013-01-10 10:07:33 AM  

JRaynor: MmmmBacon: there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.

You are a bad person.


Yeah, he's not that bad. People who "can't stand him" have listened to his show maybe once or twice tops and had preconceived hate for him anyway. Sportsnation sucks but his radio work is pretty good. I prefer Dan Patrick, however.
 
2013-01-10 10:10:59 AM  

Carl Winslow's .9 MM: JRaynor: MmmmBacon: there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.

You are a bad person.

Yeah, he's not that bad. People who "can't stand him" have listened to his show maybe once or twice tops and had preconceived hate for him anyway. Sportsnation sucks but his radio work is pretty good. I prefer Dan Patrick, however.


Nothing wrong with Bayless?

/Tebow-like typing detected?
 
2013-01-10 10:15:15 AM  

ATRDCI: Carl Winslow's .9 MM: JRaynor: MmmmBacon: there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.

You are a bad person.

Yeah, he's not that bad. People who "can't stand him" have listened to his show maybe once or twice tops and had preconceived hate for him anyway. Sportsnation sucks but his radio work is pretty good. I prefer Dan Patrick, however.

Nothing wrong with Bayless?

/Tebow-like typing detected?


Uh, we were talking about Cowherd...or am I missing something?
/also, UGA grad here, get that Tebow shiat outta my fark
 
2013-01-10 10:17:33 AM  

Carl Winslow's .9 MM: Sportsnation sucks


No, it's a great format for a sports talk TV show with some cool gags. The host sucks donkey balls though.

Think ESPN would be a lot better off if they signed their on air talent to five year deals with no contract extensions. A lot of the talent starts out real great, then the ESPN spores infect their brain and they all turn into assholes.
 
2013-01-10 10:18:46 AM  
 
2013-01-10 10:19:47 AM  

Carl Winslow's .9 MM: ATRDCI: Carl Winslow's .9 MM: JRaynor: MmmmBacon: there's nothing wrong with the others, especially Cowherd.

You are a bad person.

Yeah, he's not that bad. People who "can't stand him" have listened to his show maybe once or twice tops and had preconceived hate for him anyway. Sportsnation sucks but his radio work is pretty good. I prefer Dan Patrick, however.

Nothing wrong with Bayless?

/Tebow-like typing detected?

Uh, we were talking about Cowherd...or am I missing something?
/also, UGA grad here, get that Tebow shiat outta my fark


His original comment said there was nothing wrong with the others, which included Skip Bayless. I do suppose it might have been better to quote the original comment than the one I did

/and unfortunately you have about as much chance of taking Tebow out of fark as you do of Favreing Farve out of Favre
 
2013-01-10 10:23:38 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Yeah, Colin Cowherd is the Rush Limbaugh of sports talk.


It used to be that the Rush Limbaugh of sports talk was... Rush Limbaugh. Which I think is the most glaring omission from this list of ESPN apologies.
 
2013-01-10 10:37:19 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: While I agree as much as anyone that Hank Williams Jr. should not have said what he said, I can't help wondering if he would have got the same treatment for comparing Bush Jr. to Hitler, both from ESPN and especially people who like Obama.


I'm going to go balls out and definitively state that people who like Obama wouldn't have reacted as negatively if Hank Williams, Jr. had compared Bush to Hitler instead of Obama to Hitler. I know that's pretty edgy, but I hope it reduces the time in which you have to wonder.
 
2013-01-10 10:44:28 AM  

animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz


I won't necessarily argue with you, but if you think ESPN is bad, you should try Fox Sports. Our top local sports radio swapped from ESPN to Fox, and Holy God, that crap is abysmally bad. I stopped listening to the channel already unless one of the two local shows are on.
 
2013-01-10 10:47:39 AM  

Carousel Beast: I won't necessarily argue with you, but if you think ESPN is bad, you should try Fox Sports. Our top local sports radio swapped from ESPN to Fox, and Holy God, that crap is abysmally bad. I stopped listening to the channel already unless one of the two local shows are on.


Have you listened to Jay Mohr's show yet? Dear god, that man does for sports talk radio what he did for Saturday Night Live.
 
2013-01-10 10:50:31 AM  

Carousel Beast: animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill
woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz

I won't necessarily argue with you, but if you think ESPN is bad, you should try Fox Sports. Our top local sports radio swapped from ESPN to Fox, and Holy God, that crap is abysmally bad. I stopped listening to the channel already unless one of the two local shows are on.


Artrell Hawkins and Andy Furman? Probably my greatest guilty pleasure.
 
2013-01-10 01:48:23 PM  

Champion of the Sun: Carl Winslow's .9 MM: Sportsnation sucks

No, it's a great format for a sports talk TV show with some cool gags. The host sucks donkey balls though.

Think ESPN would be a lot better off if they signed their on air talent to five year deals with no contract extensions. A lot of the talent starts out real great, then the ESPN spores infect their brain and they all turn into assholes.


It's mostly because ESPN is a sports marketing company trying to sell you a product. They only seek to inflame passions because it makes for good ratings. Sports be damned are just a byproduct of what they do.

/ESPN feeds sports meatballs
 
2013-01-10 06:43:22 PM  

animesucks: if espn would fire all of these people (preferably into the center of the sun), the network would be substantially better:

skip bayless
stephen a smith
jemele hill

woody paige
michael wilbon
colin cowherd
lou holtz


Lou knows his football, but he goes on terrible rants and I just can't stand hearing his voice. I agree with most, but like Skip, Woody and Colin. At least they are somewhat intelligent. As for Wilbon, he really hates whitey but has toned it down in the past couple years, but he is still a knucklehead, maybe because it looks like one.
 
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