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Dream Job 4 40.00%
The dreadlocked dude with the lisp and braces on Around The Horn 0 0%
Stuart Scott 2 20.00%
Scott VanPelt 0 0%
Stephen A. Smith 1 10.00%
Ron Jaworski 0 0%
Poker 1 10.00%
Tony Kornholer 1 10.00%
Al Jaffe 0 0%
Any Sportscenter anchor 1 10.00%
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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What show or sports person sucks the most on ESPN, the former sports network?
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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Dream Job blows.
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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Stephen A. Smith epitomizes what's going wrong with ESPN: style over substance. Now ESPN is LOUDER, IN-YOUR-FACE, with more HI-DEFINITION highlights.

Most of the analysis on ESPN now is about getting in a good one-liner rather than some... oh I don't know, analysis.
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:28 PM   #4
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I agree with everything da12ken says, with this comment:
At least ESPN still has NFL Matchup with Jaws and Hoge, Kolber mediating.
I had hoped that something as nice would be broadcast on NFL Net, but Playbook, which has elements of this, is much more about the debates between Wilcots, Sterling Sharpe, and Glenn Parker than it is about how plays develop.

Although I usually miss Matchup, I don't think there's a better football program ever produced. It's all Xs and Os (with some back & forth between Jaws and Hoge), instead of the round table scrabbling (with almost forgotten Xs & Os) that Playbook sells to NFL Net viewers.

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Old 09-30-2004, 08:53 PM   #5
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You know Dave, even though I don't have much interest in the NFL anymore ( see lack of posts there ), I do enjoy NFL Matchup when I see it is coming on. Probably from the fact it is the one time I'll see actual sports/analysis on tv now.

Since poker is hot, I'll go with that as my Darth Vader of ESPN. Anything to do with gambling just does it for me. I will admit some bias here though. When my wife and I lived in southern California, we " temporarily" moved to Henderson Nevada ( suburb of Vegas ) for her work. Little did I know then, I would never return to my " second home" of California.

Poker=Gambling=Vegas=resentment.

Perhaps marriage counseling is in order...LOL.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:53 PM   #6
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Poker on ALL the time, plus my write-in vote is the fact that it's either the Yankees, the Red Sox, or the Cubs on when they have baseball on. All the emphasis on the Yankees and Red Sox really make me mad when it seems like it's the lead story every single day, even when they're not playing each other. There ARE other baseball teams, like the entire AL West, and the Cardinals too.
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I enjoy how ESPN has "news" items such as "5:34:23 until a new episode of the WSOP!" in the afternoon on Bottom Line.

Last week I caught some NFL Matchup, but Sal Palantonio was hosting instead of Kolber. Maybe it was just for that week... but the analysis was still great between Jaws and Hodge.
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:45 AM   #8
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Dream Job stinks along with Tony Kornheiser.
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Bad: Poker, Dream Job, Sean Salisbury, Stephen A. Smith

Good: PTI guys, Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Primetime

Note: That guy on ATH isn't on anymore -- when's the last time you watched, 2003? He's on Kellerman's FOX rip-off show now.
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Old 10-01-2004, 04:02 PM   #10
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Who is that guy on ESPNMotion on ESPN.com that does the "fantasy focus" segments?.... the guy with the high junior-high boy puberty-like voice and waves his hands histerically upon starting to speak??

I vote for him.
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You mean the guy who won the first Dream Job?
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Poker. Ironically enough though I'm going to play poker with a couple of my friends in a few hours.
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I enjoy how ESPN has "news" items such as "5:34:23 until a new episode of the WSOP!" in the afternoon on Bottom Line.
That does nothing but piss me off. When I am travelling and staying in a hotel I like to get up in the morning and catch the scores on the ticker in the morning and nothing pisses me off more when I turn on SC only to see a $%^& countdown to poker. I want to see who won the game last night not when poker is coming on next. :redhot:
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Dave brought up the best thing about ESPN. Suzie Kolber. Am I the only one that thinks she is a hottie? A good looking woman who knows her football. That's the perfect woman right? When you crash on the couch to watch the game, she doesn't go shopping or ask a billion questions, she is right there w/you screaming at the television.
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Kolber is indeed two for two (attractive and knows sports).
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