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Old 12-03-2012, 09:27 PM
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Apparently you answered your own question.

Right. But my point is that outside of a very few number of guys, the masses will always complain about a broadcaster choice. Give the guy a chance. He has to be at least in the middle of the pack already
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:14 PM
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Somebody give me a name of a broadcaster that isn't generally hated by most sports fans.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:14 AM
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Luckily nobody outside of Chicago cares about the Sox so we won't have to watch too many of his games
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:19 AM
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Luckily nobody outside of Chicago cares about the Sox so we won't have to watch too many of his games
Teal?

Granted, I don't think the Sox have a national following whatsoever, but people (not you, I imagine) seem to think the mainstream sports media has a specific vendetta against the Sox.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:26 AM
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Teal?

Granted, I don't think the Sox have a national following whatsoever, but people (not you, I imagine) seem to think the mainstream sports media has a specific vendetta against the Sox.
The main stream sports media is a business in the business of making money, I very much doubt any of them have any real time to be staking out personal vendettas against anyone. They give people what they already want, and the Sox have only a local following. Nobody cares to watch a perennial second place also-ran.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:28 AM
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Somebody give me a name of a broadcaster that isn't generally hated by most sports fans. People love to complain about anyone and everyone in the booth.
Bob Costas. Vin Scully. John Rooney. Pat Hughes.
And that only took me a few seconds.

Kruk, though, is basically terrible.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:40 AM
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Hopefully Kruk will bring his emotional honesty to his game commentary. I remember a couple years ago on Baseball Tonight when they showed the "highlight" of a Cubs game when Soriano's little jump skip caused him to drop a routine, 3rd out flyball that cost the Cubs a few unearned runs. You could hear Kruk groan in the background and then the camera caught him shaking his head and rolling his eyes in disgust. Too funny!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:58 AM
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Bob Costas. Vin Scully. John Rooney. Pat Hughes.
And that only took me a few seconds.
I don't like 1/2 of that list.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:20 AM
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Teal?

Granted, I don't think the Sox have a national following whatsoever, but people (not you, I imagine) seem to think the mainstream sports media has a specific vendetta against the Sox.
It's not a vendetta, they just think the Sox are totally irrelevant.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:26 PM
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It's not a vendetta, they just think the Sox are totally irrelevant.
If the national media thought that the Cubs are totally irrelevant, I'd agree with you. Acting as if that loser franchise has any relevance whatsoever makes me lean more toward vendetta.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:44 PM
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If the national media thought that the Cubs are totally irrelevant, I'd agree with you. Acting as if that loser franchise has any relevance whatsoever makes me lean more toward vendetta.

The Cubs are nationally relevant because of their relatively wide fanbase, like it or not.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:45 PM
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The Cubs are nationally relevant because of their relatively wide fanbase, like it or not.
Yeah, no matter how bad they are, the Cubs, Yankees, RSox, Cardinals, and Dodgers will always be nationally relevant due to their spread out fan bases.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:34 PM
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I'm glad to see that the Cub fans' stereotype of White Sox fans having an inferiority complex is never reinforced by, well, White Sox fans.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:46 PM
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Yeah, no matter how bad they are, the Cubs, Yankees, RSox, Cardinals, and Dodgers will always be nationally relevant due to their spread out fan bases.
It's probably worth pointing out that they have such a spread out fan base in part because of the national coverage they get by networks such as ESPN.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:23 PM
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Somebody give me a name of a broadcaster that isn't generally hated by most sports fans. People love to complain about anyone and everyone in the booth.
Actually, if you read the original post, the person said that Shullman and Hershiser are a great announcing team.

We're just wondering why they have to go and mess up a good thing. The answer of course, is that it's ESPN.
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