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|3 days 18 hours ago||Exactly. 10 anecdotal stories||
Exactly. 10 anecdotal stories of people "swearing off ESPN cause they're of their liberal agenda!1!!" means nothing compared to shit like this.
Even with cable numbers going down, they still spent $125 million to have their anchors sit in fancier chairs
|4 days 44 min ago||They got out of the music||
They got out of the music video business because in the internet age nobody is going to wait around their tv to watch a song being performed, when they can just listen to it on their phone/computer whenever they want.
The quality of music is fine today
|4 days 52 min ago||C'mon dude, it's been 10+||
C'mon dude, it's been 10+ years since NBC took over for ESPN as the primary coverage, we have to stop blaming ESPN for the fact that hockey is getting stomped on, ratings-wise, by the other Big 3.
Last year, the Stanley Cup Final averaged 3.948 million viewers, and peaked at 5 million viewers in Game 6.
Baseball, which you claim isn't as relevant as people think it is, averaged 3 million viewers for the 9 Divisional Series'. And that's for a 1-round matchup!
Every year, the other Big 3 (NBA, NFL, MLB) destroy the NHL by millions and millions of viewers, and that has nothing to do with how much ESPN does or doesn't talk about them.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Well the simple fact is that||
Well the simple fact is that the majority of people in the US don't care about hockey. So for most people, if you're given the choice between a discussion of sports you do care about (NFL draft, NBA matchups), or a recap/coverage of a sport you don't follow or know anything about, then most people are gonna choose the discussion.
I mean c'mon, say it's the end of July, early August. And you have a choice of what to watch, either a discussion of UM/OSU and what their results will be for the 2017 season, or a recap of European handball. If I had extra cash, I'd be willing to bet most people on this site would pick talking about UM/OSU over 95% of the time
|4 days 1 hour ago||If this is a political issue,||
If this is a political issue, because ESPN has spent "more and more time focusing on politcal issues and social justice topics", then how do you explain Fox Sports 1 making a similar amount of layoffs last year, well before Kaepernick and the election?
|5 days 3 hours ago||Agreed. We have plenty of||
Agreed. We have plenty of useless pos-bang and "what are you drinking" threads; accidentally double posting news shouldn't be an issue.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Good lord WolvDev you have||
Good lord WolvDev you have the emotional maturity of a 2 year old.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's easy to just say, "Whoa||
It's easy to just say, "Whoa theyre more worried about how they look than just working!!! Not like Harbaugh!!!"
But this stuff actually does serve a purpose beyond just cool gadgets. From Michael Felder (a former CFB player):
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Give it time, mgrowold will||
Give it time, mgrowold will still find a way to blame Warde
|3 weeks 1 day ago||FYI, it wasn't my intention||
FYI, it wasn't my intention to denigrate how much work/effor they put into it. I didn't know it had "varsity" status with the school
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Nobody did call it a sport...||
Nobody did call it a sport...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good lord you're||
Good lord you're insufferable.
They use a mascot for like 1 week, for 1 cheerleading competition. It's been going on for years now, and no mascots have ever shown up on the sidelines.
It's better than "Willie", and using this in a competition doesn't make a gameday mascot "legitimate".
Also, nobody except you and the other poster you replied to has called it a sport
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah but the proflie pictures||
Yeah but the proflie pictures are so small, that yours looks like someone drop a ballon of yellow paint on Harbaugh
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Last time this happened, the||
I love grand statements like this, because they're just so easy to prove wrong.
The Blackhawks had the most Olympians with 10 players, end result? A loss in 7 games in the Western Conference Finals. Yeaup, real suffering in the playoffs
The Blues and Red Wings had 9 Olympians each; the Blues lost to the Blackhawks (who, reminder, had more Olympians), and the Red Wings snuck in the playoffs as the last wild card
Montreal had 8 Olympians, and went to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to a team with 7 Olympians.
Vancouver, Pittsburgh, New York Rangers, and Anaheim all had 7 Olympians. The Canucks had a terrible November, January, and February (i.e. before the Olympics), so they missed the playoffs. Pittsburgh lost to the Rangers, so the Olympics clearly didn't affect those teams, and Anaheim lost to the Kings
Finally, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay had 6 Olympians each, and LA won the Cup, while Tampa lost to a team with more Olympians than they had
So to recap, of the 10 teams that had the most Olympians on them, 2 went to the Stanley Cup Finals (LA, NY), 2 were in the Conference Finals (CHI, MON), 2 went to the second round and lost to a team with more Olympians (ANA, PITT), and 2 lost in the first round to teams with more Olympians (STL, TB)
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Twitter is great for a lot of||
Twitter is great for a lot of things, but one of the worst things is that these small random thoughts are being taken as official reports.
Red is meeting with Warde this week. Let's hold off on our outrage until something actually happens
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'd love to hear about these||
I'd love to hear about these annual bad calls designed to screw Michigan in multiple sports.
Does the Big Ten budget for it? Or have a designated schedule that says which UM sports are getting screwed which years? How do they plan it? On odd years following a leap year and presidential election do they decide to boost the number of exclusions in the women's water polo games? Or is that only on even years that are divisible by 4?
I'm confused by this elaborate planning and execution, and eagerly await your well reasoned, well evidenced, and not at all conspiracy-theory-filled response.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||.||
Well plus Colorado had the 5th down game too
|5 weeks 2 days ago||1, players who aren't ready||
1: Players who aren't ready for the NBA sometimes leave early anyways.
2: There's a chance Moe could go back to Germany, play a full year there, then try for the draft
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You're right, America needs||
You're right, America needs way less of assholes like this
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Again. You're a conspiracy||
Again for emphasis. You're a conspiracy theorist moron. Go fuck yourself
|6 weeks 3 days ago||1, Comparing what-ifs is||
1, Comparing what-ifs is always somewhat odd, since you're just making assumptions
2, Being gay is not a choice like being Baptist, or a Democrat, or Republican is. Being proud that Michigan was one of the first schools to move beyond ignorant politics and accept that being gay is a reality is not political
It's as political as being glad we accept people of color into university now
|6 weeks 3 days ago||.||
Oh wow. You're so brave, lemme arrange a medal for you
|6 weeks 3 days ago||.||
You're a fucking conspiracy theorist moron
|7 weeks 1 day ago||He didn't really have a||
He didn't really have a choice, Moe had a back issue
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah but Harbaugh is also||
Yeah but Harbaugh is also winning games, which makes a lot of this little irrelevant stuff go just fall away
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget that he's also a|
|7 weeks 2 days ago||First, it's Manuel. If you're||
First, it's Manuel. If you're gonna shit talk the guy, at least get his name right.
Second, the noon game is entirely a personal choice, and while there's many people here who would have wanted a night game, there's many people who don't want night games. Either way, it's hardly a "gutless cowardly decision"
Third, like others have repeatedly said, it's not crazy that a brand new AD, three months on the job asked a Hall of Fame coach coming off a 1st place conference finish, and Elite Eight finish to come back for another year of hockey. Also, that's hardly "gutless or cowardly"
Fourth, how do you know what was said between Manuel and the B1G regarding OSU? How do you know he didn't have his back? Because he didn't say anything publicly? How many athletic directors ever come out swinging against referees the conference chooses? I'll answer for you, not that fucking many
Fifth, you're right. Warde made no attempt to sway Rose Bowl officials to pick a team that finished 7-2 in conference and third in the division over an 8-1 conference team that was the Big Ten Champion. Man, what a giant "gutless cowardly" asshole....
Sixth, if you're going to assign him blame for everything single "slight" against Michigan, then you could at least be consistent and praise him for the "benefits" too (like our possible game time renegotiation)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's ok, you can just admit||
It's ok, you can just admit you were having a temper tantrum this morning, we won't think that less of you
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I guess it depends on how you||
I guess it depends on how you want to classify suburb arenas. The Suns and Coyotes don't share an arena, but the Coyotes are in Glendale, rather than Downtown Phoenix.
Same with the Panthers (Sunrise) / Heat (downtown) and Ducks (Anaheim) / Kings/Lakers/Clippers (downtown),
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It's certainly looking that||
It's certainly looking that way. Cole's got some real promise, but I dunno if you'd call him a Hoke player, since he only had 2014 with him