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(ESPN)   Phyllis George, former co-host of The NFL Today, has passed away at the age of 70   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-05-16 8:47:23 PM  
1976 NFL Today
Youtube 8WUgnMX_WJw
 
2020-05-16 9:13:30 PM  
There she goes.....Miss America......

RIP, pretty lady
 
2020-05-16 10:50:13 PM  
She was 70? Damn, I'm old.
 
2020-05-17 7:02:06 AM  
Mrs John Y Brown
 
2020-05-17 7:28:46 AM  

Billy Liar: There she goes.....Miss America......

RIP, pretty lady


Also First Lady of Kentucky.

What a life.
 
2020-05-17 7:42:30 AM  
Man, that brings back memories. My dad was/is a huge NY Giants fan and I can remember him raging at Phyllis George and her unmitigated love for the Dallas Cowboys. He would literally yell at the TV set every time she uttered the phrase "America's team".
 
2020-05-17 8:55:52 AM  
Condolences to the entire nation of Columbia.
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2020-05-17 9:37:49 AM  
And yet Musburger still draws breath.
Life is so unfair.
 
2020-05-17 10:09:57 AM  

sirrerun: And yet Musburger still draws breath.
Life is so unfair.


He is looking LIFE!
 
2020-05-17 11:02:33 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: sirrerun: And yet Musburger still draws breath.
Life is so unfair.

He is looking LIFE!


one of the ESPN  30 for 30's, Musburger told teh story of why he would do the, "you are looking LIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVE at the [city's football stadium]." thing.

CBS had quietly embraced gambling.  Remember Jimmy The Greek, "I like the Packers, and I like the Packers BIG today" [subtext: bet the over], "word on the street is the Cowboys will lose big, but I don't think so, I think that might be one to watch" [subtext: pick them to cover the spread] and so on.  I don't think he ever spoke to the number point spreads, but it was pretty damn clear what he was saying.

So.  As more cities started picking up on the Sunday morning NFL broadcast, as many cities still did local programming on Sundays, the "gambling community" started leaning on the NFL.  they were basically saying, "if a game is in Chicago's Soldier Field in November, is it snowing?  raining?  Is it a nice sunny day?"  If a game is in Pittsburgh in December, is it raining or snowing?  Field and weather conditions can affect the game and how we set the line or bet. Are you showing canned footage of the city or is this legit?"

Musburger said when they showed the stadium or city, his "you are looking LIIIIIIIIVVVVE", was how CBS would tell the betting community, "this is what the field / stadium / city looks like.  NOW.  we are not using stock footage. Bet accordingly."
 
2020-05-17 12:49:01 PM  

rickythepenguin: Straight Outta Wells Branch: sirrerun: And yet Musburger still draws breath.
Life is so unfair.

He is looking LIFE!

one of the ESPN  30 for 30's, Musburger told teh story of why he would do the, "you are looking LIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVE at the [city's football stadium]." thing.

CBS had quietly embraced gambling.  Remember Jimmy The Greek, "I like the Packers, and I like the Packers BIG today" [subtext: bet the over], "word on the street is the Cowboys will lose big, but I don't think so, I think that might be one to watch" [subtext: pick them to cover the spread] and so on.  I don't think he ever spoke to the number point spreads, but it was pretty damn clear what he was saying.

So.  As more cities started picking up on the Sunday morning NFL broadcast, as many cities still did local programming on Sundays, the "gambling community" started leaning on the NFL.  they were basically saying, "if a game is in Chicago's Soldier Field in November, is it snowing?  raining?  Is it a nice sunny day?"  If a game is in Pittsburgh in December, is it raining or snowing?  Field and weather conditions can affect the game and how we set the line or bet. Are you showing canned footage of the city or is this legit?"

Musburger said when they showed the stadium or city, his "you are looking LIIIIIIIIVVVVE", was how CBS would tell the betting community, "this is what the field / stadium / city looks like.  NOW.  we are not using stock footage. Bet accordingly."


And of course now he's highlighting SiriusXM's sports betting channel...what a difference four and a half decades makes...
 
2020-05-17 1:05:50 PM  
She busted thru the glass ceiling that was women doing network sports. Erin Andrews needs to put up a statue to George and genuflect often at it's feet.
 
2020-05-17 1:10:44 PM  
What no mention of the Roger Staubach interview?
 
2020-05-17 1:20:41 PM  

IlGreven: And of course now he's highlighting SiriusXM's sports betting channel...what a difference four and a half decades makes...


Al Michaels will make point spread jokes on SNF/MNF or what the fark.  "A lotta people in Vegas are really upset tonite!"

I dabbled in sports gambling.  I haven't bet in.....probably 10 years?  I love checking the lines and before my Sunday mornings got "spoken for", I used to, i nthe NFL thread, post every game's picks with my predictions, adn then on Tuesdays, post results.  i really dug it but...yeah.

the 2009 Super Bowl, the Cardinals were I think 5.5 dogs to the Eagles, Cards at home.  I was at the game.  I had about $500 in an offshore account.  I bet my Cards, moneyline (350?  400?  I don't remember).  Cards won, that $500 became about $1700.  ( I then greedily took the Cards over the Steelers for about $200, straight up, lost.  Then I cashed out.)

when the huge check arrived weeks later, "Cayman Islands", "Bahama", whatever, this 12" x 5" check, I told my wife, "......uhh....there's something you should know.  I put $500 in a gambling account 1-2 years ago, and it got bigger, it got smaller, I'd win some days and lose others, and - hear me out - it was stupid, but....it became $1,500.  I'll never do it again."

/I did it again, but in Las Vegas and in person, and we won (college football).  wife was there to place and the next morning, collect.  $90 became $300.  it paid for a night!  and that was, pfft, 5-6 years ago.
 
2020-05-17 1:58:12 PM  

rickythepenguin: Straight Outta Wells Branch: sirrerun: And yet Musburger still draws breath.
Life is so unfair.

He is looking LIFE!

one of the ESPN  30 for 30's, Musburger told teh story of why he would do the, "you are looking LIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVE at the [city's football stadium]." thing.

CBS had quietly embraced gambling.  Remember Jimmy The Greek, "I like the Packers, and I like the Packers BIG today" [subtext: bet the over], "word on the street is the Cowboys will lose big, but I don't think so, I think that might be one to watch" [subtext: pick them to cover the spread] and so on.  I don't think he ever spoke to the number point spreads, but it was pretty damn clear what he was saying.

So.  As more cities started picking up on the Sunday morning NFL broadcast, as many cities still did local programming on Sundays, the "gambling community" started leaning on the NFL.  they were basically saying, "if a game is in Chicago's Soldier Field in November, is it snowing?  raining?  Is it a nice sunny day?"  If a game is in Pittsburgh in December, is it raining or snowing?  Field and weather conditions can affect the game and how we set the line or bet. Are you showing canned footage of the city or is this legit?"

Musburger said when they showed the stadium or city, his "you are looking LIIIIIIIIVVVVE", was how CBS would tell the betting community, "this is what the field / stadium / city looks like.  NOW.  we are not using stock footage. Bet accordingly."


That's also the reason Ryan Seacrest says "THIS......is American Idol."

/ Translation: "Vote for Sanjaya."
 
2020-05-17 3:43:04 PM  
Jimmy the Greek treated her like shiat.
 
2020-05-17 4:04:59 PM  

rickythepenguin: IlGreven: And of course now he's highlighting SiriusXM's sports betting channel...what a difference four and a half decades makes...

Al Michaels will make point spread jokes on SNF/MNF or what the fark.  "A lotta people in Vegas are really upset tonite!"

I dabbled in sports gambling.  I haven't bet in.....probably 10 years?  I love checking the lines and before my Sunday mornings got "spoken for", I used to, i nthe NFL thread, post every game's picks with my predictions, adn then on Tuesdays, post results.  i really dug it but...yeah.

the 2009 Super Bowl, the Cardinals were I think 5.5 dogs to the Eagles, Cards at home.  I was at the game.  I had about $500 in an offshore account.  I bet my Cards, moneyline (350?  400?  I don't remember).  Cards won, that $500 became about $1700.  ( I then greedily took the Cards over the Steelers for about $200, straight up, lost.  Then I cashed out.)

when the huge check arrived weeks later, "Cayman Islands", "Bahama", whatever, this 12" x 5" check, I told my wife, "......uhh....there's something you should know.  I put $500 in a gambling account 1-2 years ago, and it got bigger, it got smaller, I'd win some days and lose others, and - hear me out - it was stupid, but....it became $1,500.  I'll never do it again."

/I did it again, but in Las Vegas and in person, and we won (college football).  wife was there to place and the next morning, collect.  $90 became $300.  it paid for a night!  and that was, pfft, 5-6 years ago.


Well, that was...a story.
 
2020-05-17 4:52:36 PM  

Tenga: Jimmy the Greek treated her like shiat.


This. Jimmy the Greek was a notorious asshole - especially to women.
 
2020-05-17 5:14:13 PM  

browneye: Tenga: Jimmy the Greek treated her like shiat.

This. Jimmy the Greek was a notorious asshole - especially to women.


He wasn't  happy about slave breeding finally pushing white players out too.
 
2020-05-17 5:19:50 PM  

softshoes: browneye: Tenga: Jimmy the Greek treated her like shiat.

This. Jimmy the Greek was a notorious asshole - especially to women.

He wasn't  happy about slave breeding finally pushing white players out too.


I know:

Jimmy the Greek Comments that got him fired.
Youtube xKtIqXMpHcY
 
2020-05-17 5:20:20 PM  

softshoes: browneye: Tenga: Jimmy the Greek treated her like shiat.

This. Jimmy the Greek was a notorious asshole - especially to women.

He wasn't  happy about slave breeding finally pushing white players out too.


He DID however, correctly identify the extra bone in the legs of all athletic African-American men though. So he had that going for him, which was nice.
 
2020-05-17 6:20:18 PM  

darch: softshoes: browneye: Tenga: Jimmy the Greek treated her like shiat.

This. Jimmy the Greek was a notorious asshole - especially to women.

He wasn't  happy about slave breeding finally pushing white players out too.

He DID however, correctly identify the extra bone in the legs of all athletic African-American men though. So he had that going for him, which was nice.


He of course said something royally stupid, and it was the same crap that my grandparents would say. different generation and hopefully future generations won't have to hear their grandparents talk like that.

After watching that 30 for 30 on him, I think its sad that those comments defined him (something his cohosts also lamented)  He had a horrible upbringing, He became successful basically out of luck, and his kids had cystic fibrosis which he was passionate about fundraising for a cure and in interviews you could see how much it hurt him to see kids suffering.

After watching that, It seemed clear to me that he had a big heart that was unfortunately overshadowed by his big mouth.

Also, i was too young to care about the show, but phyllis george seemed like a sweetheart of a lady.
 
2020-05-18 2:54:31 PM  

softshoes: She busted thru the glass ceiling that was women doing network sports. Erin Andrews needs to put up a statue to George and genuflect often at it's feet.


I'm fine with the peephole video myself...

/yes, I'm a creep
//don't care, she is a 15/10
 
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