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Old 10-25-2017, 09:58 PM
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:04 PM
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I used to like when they had sports trivia game shows on espn. Stump the Schwab was very entertaining. Now it's all about "debating" where everyone is yelling at each other.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:25 PM
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I used to like when they had sports trivia game shows on espn. Stump the Schwab was very entertaining. Now it's all about "debating" where everyone is yelling at each other.
NBCSN has Sports Jeopardy, which is fun. I stick to the now NBCSCH, NHL Network, NFL Network, and MLB Network. They are much better. The only time I tune in to espn is if I want to watch a game.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:36 PM
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**** ESPN and the horse they rode in on.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:52 PM
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This is the third mistake ESPN has made correct?

First was the "Chicago hasn't won a title in baseball in over 100 years"

Second was the "This will be the first World Series game in Chicago since the 40s"

and now this one...

that's brutal!
All they had to say was "The Cubs haven't won a title in over 100 years" and "This will be the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since the 40s" and all of this could have been avoided.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:39 AM
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Predict today's ESPN tweet:

Astros Come Out On Top in Their First-Ever Extra Innings World Series Game.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:05 AM
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Forgetting the Sox and then quickly deleting the mistake.

There's a story in the Chicago Tribune sports section today about it.

Those clowns never learn do they?
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...453082563.html

Here it is in case anybody was wondering....****ing ass hats at ESPN.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:42 AM
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Even aside from my frustration that they continually forget about my favorite pro sports team, ESPN is pretty irrelevant in today's landscape. I guess I the channel is on my TV if the Bears are playing on a Monday night, but otherwise, why are they even a thing? The internet takes care of all the stuff Sportscenter used to do, and then some, and their other "shows" are just people who don't seem to enjoy sports very much yelling at each other. No thanks.
Well said!

The only time I catch myself watching sportscenter is when I am out of town waiting for my wife to get ready so we can go out or when its on, no sound, in a bar.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:40 AM
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Haven't watched ESPN in years (pretty much since MLB Network first aired) and this is why.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:08 AM
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If it's not a live game (college hoops or football), ESPN usually isn't on in the house. I will watch some of the college shows (I do enjoy College GameDay), but anything else that features interviews with Mr. Ball will not be watched.

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Old 10-26-2017, 12:05 PM
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Even aside from my frustration that they continually forget about my favorite pro sports team, ESPN is pretty irrelevant in today's landscape. I guess I the channel is on my TV if the Bears are playing on a Monday night, but otherwise, why are they even a thing?
Lumberjack sports. I think they are the only station where I've ever seen competitive chainsawing.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:08 PM
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The forgetting '05 phenomena is a weird one. Part of me thinks it's because of the personnel. That team wasn't exactly full of household names. Probably the player with the greatest 'q-rating' was almost universally loathed by opposing fan bases. The other reason is the opponent. The Astros just weren't a super popular team like they are now.

Not that it matters, but if this current crop of players lead the Sox to another WS, I think they'll do so with a little more fanfare.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:25 PM
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The funny thing to me about all this is that with it being Houston in the playoff and World Series, you would think that would build into the story line of the team of when they were last in the World Series. I mean sports is all about the stories right???
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:29 PM
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The forgetting '05 phenomena is a weird one. Part of me thinks it's because of the personnel. That team wasn't exactly full of household names. Probably the player with the greatest 'q-rating' was almost universally loathed by opposing fan bases. The other reason is the opponent. The Astros just weren't a super popular team like they are now.

Not that it matters, but if this current crop of players lead the Sox to another WS, I think they'll do so with a little more fanfare.
I don't buy the bolded part. That Astros team had stars and were popular...

Bagwell and Biggio are hall of famers.

Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and Roy Oswalt in their rotation.

Brad Lidge was the baddest closer in baseball that year!

The fact that the White Sox swept them doesn't help because it doesn't create the memorable World Series for the casual fan.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:07 PM
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The forgetting '05 phenomena is a weird one. Part of me thinks it's because of the personnel. That team wasn't exactly full of household names. Probably the player with the greatest 'q-rating' was almost universally loathed by opposing fan bases. The other reason is the opponent. The Astros just weren't a super popular team like they are now.

Not that it matters, but if this current crop of players lead the Sox to another WS, I think they'll do so with a little more fanfare.
Not to mention having idiots Buck and McCarver downplaying everything the Sox accomplished, bitching about all the "bad calls" that went our way and literally cheering for the Astros throughout the games. Pods' game ending home run should be among the all-time classics by virtue of shock value alone.
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