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MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


InsensitiveSeaBass posted:

Barry speaks for all of us (who can't see the speaker icon):
https://mobile.twitter.com/barry/st...115327706824704

this is what all the sickos who have like 30 tabs open at all times deserve

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RoastBeef
Jul 10, 2008


MourningView posted:

this is what all the sickos who have like 30 tabs open at all times deserve

I have several hundred open. I have a problem.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



MourningView posted:

this is what all the sickos who have like 30 tabs open at all times deserve




Unrelated, HBO/HBOMax is releasing a documentary on Craig Carton tomorrow

quote:

All of Carton’s WFAN colleagues — Esiason, executive producer Al Dukes, sports anchor Jerry Recco, board operator Eddie Scozzare — and program director Mark Chernoff share their experiences, which help define Carton for viewers beyond radio loudmouth or degenerate gambler. Of course, none of them realized how bad Carton’s gambling problem was until he didn’t show up for work on Sept. 6, 2017 because he’d been arrested by the FBI.

The developments leading up to that arrest and the apparent end of Carton’s radio career are what makes Wild Card fascinating to watch. What began as an interest in blackjack turned into a money-making machine for Carton. He was so good at it that he could’ve made a living that way, as investors gave him money to play with for returns.

But like any addict, the continual feeding of the habit became more important than whatever ill-advised decisions and financial consequences that followed. As the documentary explains, Carton would go to casinos at midnight and play until he had to be on the air, his wins or losses having no effect on his performance. So why would anyone suspect something was wrong?

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001




RoastBeef posted:

I have several hundred open. I have a problem.

Are you my wife?

One time, she hit something that caused all her tabs to unmute at once. It was like her computer was speaking in tongues.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Keith Olbermann has left ESPN again.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Edward Mass posted:

Keith Olbermann has left ESPN again.
He was on it recently?

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.




Fun Shoe

Robnoxious posted:

He was on it recently?

Seriously, what was this, his third or fourth stint?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Awful Announcing posted:

Once again, Keith Olbermann is gone from ESPN, but he’s not napalming any bridges this time. Olbermann has worked at ESPN on and off since 1989, joining the network full-time in 1992 and working there until 1997 before leaving for MSNBC, then spending time at Fox Sports Net. He wound up back with ABC Radio (in 2001) and ESPN Radio (in 2005), but was mostly working for MSNBC during that time, and continued his news and politics duties there even after adding a Football Night In America role with NBC in 2007.

Following sports stints with NBC and TBS, Olbermann returned to ESPN in 2013 for his own show (which featured the regular “Worst Person In The World” segment he started with MSNBC in 2003; a 2014 one on Mike Francesa is pictured above) but left in 2015. He then returned again in 2018, (after finishing a 2016-17 political commentary run with GQ’s YouTube channel) and even co-hosted a reunion SportsCenter with Dan Patrick last year. Now, he’s heading out again, as he relayed on Twitter Tuesday:

4th departure if you count the ESPN Radio gig.

He's doing a political commentary series on youtube

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


I had no idea he was even at ESPN again. Keith should not have been allowed to leave the year 2003.

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

Smile through the tears.


MourningView posted:

I had no idea he was even at ESPN again. Keith should not have been allowed to leave the year 2003.

I was wondering why I didn't see clips of him screaming in front of a sheet in his house for GQ anymore

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



jon stewart and keith olbermann and colin quinn, just spinning on a circa-2003 zoetrope and telling it like it is, forever

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



Looking forward to Keith's new youtube show "You, Sir"

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



On second thought calking it "You, Tube" is funnier give me a few seconds here i'm riffing

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


I will admit there was a time in my life that I am not proud of where I found Keith's whole deal to be cathartic but that time is gone and he should be encased in amber along with everyone else who still has West Wing Brain and thinks "have you no decency, SIR" is the most devastating comeback you can make

Jubs
Jul 10, 2006

Boy, I think it's about time I tell you the difference between a man and a woman. A woman isn't a woman unless she's pretty. And a man isn't a man unless he's ugly.


Keith Olbermann on SNL

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




lol god drat did Affleck nail this

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



John Canzano of the Oregonian has a fantastic retrospective on the absolute disaster that the Pac-12 network has been. A couple excerpts:

quote:

Because [at the 2018 conference championship] Scott had 170 employees on the payroll of the Pac-12 Network. He’s since laid off or furloughed the vast majority of them. If the Pac-12 is still a media company, it’s a hollow shell of an operation. One that isn’t currently scheduled to carry any of the conference football games this season.

The first six weeks of the season will be televised by a combination of ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox and FS1. Fox will televise the Dec. 18 title game.

quote:

We ought to back up right about here for context. Because when the Pac-12 launched the network leadership really didn’t know what it was doing. That’s become evident as I’ve talked with people involved in the launch.

One high-ranking conference official told me: "No media company wanted to partner with the Pac-12. ESPN declined. FOX, CBS, even the Discovery Channel declined. Nobody knows this.

“We weren’t wanted.”

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



here's why we're stuck with the nfc east

https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/...042571899187202

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




yeah NFL programming with the #1 and... I think #4 TV market in the country is going to do huge numbers just by default, no matter how good or bad either team is.

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.




Fun Shoe

Also it was a good game aside from Dak’s ankle bending the wrong way.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0rTHRrFTLY

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

Nurk is good, actually

Grimey Drawer

A decent thread about viewership in sports based off a Marist poll:

https://twitter.com/kavithadavidson...0110934024?s=20

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



that sounds about right

also

https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1316455654018748416

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


Hey everyone wanna know what Will Cain is up to?

https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/stat...709701854416896

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.



"Embracing Black Lives Matter rejects our foundational ideas" is a little on the nose but neither surprising from him nor technically wrong.

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


Dexo posted:

Hey everyone wanna know what Will Cain is up to?

https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/stat...709701854416896

This makes more sense if you think he's talking about Trump.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/sportswatch/sta...147615612149760

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



absolute fuckin legend. Godspeed, doc

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



the official announcement

https://twitter.com/nhlonnbcsports/...4251216899?s=21

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


Doc has got one of those legendary voices. You hear it and you know it's hockey time.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Who moves up to become the A-Team?
Kenny Albert is really on temporary loan from Fox during the playoffs.

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.




Fun Shoe

Robnoxious posted:

Who moves up to become the A-Team?
Kenny Albert is really on temporary loan from Fox during the playoffs.

Probably Kenny. In the previous years, it always seemed like Kenny was their second option, as he'd usually call the other set of games in the Conference Finals (Like, if Doc's crew was doing the Eastern Conference Finals, Kenny would do the Western). He's been doing NHL games since it was on Fox in the 90's, and with NBC since they got it 15~ years ago, but I wonder if he has a preference between being the lead NHL guy or part of Fox's second tier of NFL guys. He's likely the favorite to get the job and likely gets it if he wants it.

Someone in the NHL thread suggested that John Forslund or Gord Miller might also be in consideration. IIRC, Forslund's been getting a bit more playoff games over the years and might be an outside shot, while Miller works for TSN in Canada and is I think an even longer shot. RIP David Strader.

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!



Get Gary Thorne out of retirement.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



i guess i am never going to figure out what "waffleboarding" means

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.




Fun Shoe

Timby posted:

Get Gary Thorne out of retirement.

He’s not retired, he’s been calling the Orioles. He’s also in his 70’s and only like a year or two younger than Doc.

This doesn’t mean I wouldn’t kill for one last hurrah of Thorne and Clement.

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



Robnoxious posted:

Who moves up to become the A-Team?
Kenny Albert is really on temporary loan from Fox during the playoffs.

John Forslund would be my pick and guess. Since he didn't get re-upped by Carolina (his home team), he basically was only working for NBC during the playoffs. He should have done all of the Finals games instead of Doc, considering the delay that was on every game Doc did. But, looking back, Doc probably told NBC "this is my last finals, just let me do it."

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!



fartknocker posted:

He’s not retired, he’s been calling the Orioles. He’s also in his 70’s and only like a year or two younger than Doc.

This doesn’t mean I wouldn’t kill for one last hurrah of Thorne and Clement.

Thorne was unceremoniously pulled from O's telecasts prior to the season because of contract issues.

Timby fucked around with this message at 13:28 on Oct 20, 2020

Douchebag
Oct 21, 2005


Timby posted:

Get Gary Thorne out of retirement.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Timby posted:

Get Gary Thorne out of retirement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfOB3jzfpoU

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DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Gary's 72 years old and hasn't called the NHL in like 15 years. i think he subbed in for a couple games on some team's homer broadcast (LA maybe?) when the main guy was sick, but that ship has long sailed.

He's on the Orioles TV call these days and seems to be enjoying it.

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