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(Awful Announcing)   Sports talker Colin Cowherd reveals a trick of the trade: He only trolls fanbases in top 10 Nielsen markets because they move the ratings needle. When he bashes Browns and Baker Mayfield, it's legit analysis because Cleveland fans don't matter   (awfulannouncing.com) divider line
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2021-02-26 8:37:43 AM  
What an amazingly appropriate surname.
 
2021-02-26 8:38:10 AM  
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TV and radio hosts will say things to boost ratings , more at 11pm
 
2021-02-26 8:45:56 AM  
Its sad to know that Gen X will be the last generation to actually remember when the news simply reported the facts and left their opinions to bullshiat "editorials" that were buried in the last 2 minutes of the friday night broadcast. To remember broadcasters and sportscasters like Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings and Vin Scully who had integrity and class and trancended crap like trolling and sensationalization.
 
2021-02-26 8:50:14 AM  
I have a trick too.  I don't listen to sports talk radio.
 
2021-02-26 8:55:58 AM  
Cowherd couldn't hack it on ESPN, so of course he went begging to Fox.

/Gives us a good reason to cut FS1 as well as Fox News...
 
2021-02-26 8:57:17 AM  
Houston and Atlanta are on that list.
 
2021-02-26 8:57:54 AM  
If I die and end up in The Bad Place, listening to sports talk radio will be one of my levels of Hell.
 
2021-02-26 9:12:22 AM  
That's why it's such a national tragedy when a team from a smaller market like Kansas City or Tampa Bay is the champion. You actually have to talk about them and that makes it hard to move the needle in New York, Chicago, LA and Houston.
 
2021-02-26 10:14:00 AM  
I remember hearing Cowherd on ESPN a legit decade plus ago, when ESPN unabashedly starting covering NY, Chicago, Boston, and LA nonstop.  "Folks, I was in the room when that decision was made.  Sorry, Kansas City, sorry San Antonio, sorry Denver, Sorry Portland, sorry Memphis, sorry Phoenix.  You don't get he eyeballs the big 4 do.  Tv is all about ratings and, Tim Duncan, as good as you and your 5 rings are, nobody outside San Antonio cares.  Phoenix, we'll cover you when you become relevant, and you haven't been in years.  Denver, you're not going to the Super Bowl back to back anymore, get relevant and we'll get back to you.

"it's about the big, big, BIG markets and that's where the coverage is."
 
2021-02-26 10:33:11 AM  
Meh. I haven't listened to Cowherd in years. The best sportstalk radio is always local anyway.
 
2021-02-26 11:00:24 AM  

rickythepenguin: I remember hearing Cowherd on ESPN a legit decade plus ago, when ESPN unabashedly starting covering NY, Chicago, Boston, and LA nonstop.  "Folks, I was in the room when that decision was made.  Sorry, Kansas City, sorry San Antonio, sorry Denver, Sorry Portland, sorry Memphis, sorry Phoenix.  You don't get he eyeballs the big 4 do.  Tv is all about ratings and, Tim Duncan, as good as you and your 5 rings are, nobody outside San Antonio cares.  Phoenix, we'll cover you when you become relevant, and you haven't been in years.  Denver, you're not going to the Super Bowl back to back anymore, get relevant and we'll get back to you.

"it's about the big, big, BIG markets and that's where the coverage is."


MLB on ESPN: We're going to cut away between the matchup of 100 win teams the Twins and Rays for the weekend series between the 20-135 Yankees and 15-140 Red Sox - they may be mathematically eliminated, but if all 13 other AL teams contracted COVID, they'll be in the playoffs!
 
2021-02-26 11:30:53 AM  
He's the idiot that said Tennessee was giving its players cash in McDonald's bags. It was obviously based on nothing, only meant to boost his name recognition. He's basically the Tucker Carlson of the sports world
 
2021-02-26 11:39:19 AM  

JAGChem82: MLB on ESPN: We're going to cut away between the matchup of 100 win teams the Twins and Rays for the weekend series between the 20-135 Yankees and 15-140 Red Sox - they may be mathematically eliminated, but if all 13 other AL teams contracted COVID, they'll be in the playoffs!


story i always, always, always tell on this point.  around 2009 or so the Cubs gagged away something like a 6 game lead with 11 games left or something.  an epic collapse.  the NLCS ended up being ratings titans Colorado Rockies and D-Backs.  the east coast/midwest couldn't have given less shiats if they tried.

so, watching ESPN's "Baseball TOnight", the night the NLCS was set, the ESPN folks were breaking down how each team fared vs. the Cubs.  "WElp, the Cubs went 12-2 against the ROckies, and 13-3 against the Snakes, and had a team ERA of 1.19 against both, and had a plus 43 run differential, ssssssssssssssssoooo, this would have been a very favorable matchup for the CUbs....."

and I'm screaming at the TV:  "THE CUBS....DIDN'T....EVEN...MAKE THE GODAMN PLAYOFFS!  WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THEM???"  THEY HAVEN'T PLAYED A GAME IN 19 DAYS AND WON'T UNTIL NEXT farkIGN APRIL!  I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, ESPN, JUST, GODAMN!"
 
2021-02-26 11:50:53 AM  

rickythepenguin: JAGChem82: MLB on ESPN: We're going to cut away between the matchup of 100 win teams the Twins and Rays for the weekend series between the 20-135 Yankees and 15-140 Red Sox - they may be mathematically eliminated, but if all 13 other AL teams contracted COVID, they'll be in the playoffs!

story i always, always, always tell on this point.  around 2009 or so the Cubs gagged away something like a 6 game lead with 11 games left or something.  an epic collapse.  the NLCS ended up being ratings titans Colorado Rockies and D-Backs.  the east coast/midwest couldn't have given less shiats if they tried.

so, watching ESPN's "Baseball TOnight", the night the NLCS was set, the ESPN folks were breaking down how each team fared vs. the Cubs.  "WElp, the Cubs went 12-2 against the ROckies, and 13-3 against the Snakes, and had a team ERA of 1.19 against both, and had a plus 43 run differential, ssssssssssssssssoooo, this would have been a very favorable matchup for the CUbs....."

and I'm screaming at the TV:  "THE CUBS....DIDN'T....EVEN...MAKE THE GODAMN PLAYOFFS!  WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THEM???"  THEY HAVEN'T PLAYED A GAME IN 19 DAYS AND WON'T UNTIL NEXT farkIGN APRIL!  I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, ESPN, JUST, GODAMN!"


Like the guy said up above, the only way to win is to not play.
 
2021-02-26 12:42:41 PM  
I guarantee you Colin, no one in Atlanta is listening to you. If you're not talking about the SEC 24/7 Georgia will tune you out.
 
2021-02-26 12:58:41 PM  
"I HATE the farking Cowboys!  But I absolutely HAVE to post in each and every one of these 75 Cowboys threads!  WhY Are THeRe SO MAny COwBOYs THrEaDS!?!?"
 
2021-02-27 6:03:57 AM  
I recall an old Cowherd meme that is absolutely perfect. A picture of him with six hooters waitresses titled "13 boobs".
 
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