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Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.



OJ MIST 2 THE DICK posted:

makes me think of Bally's Las Vegas

They’re all the same company, or at least started as the same company and were spun off over the decades. The only one still left standing is the casino chain but a lot of companies have the rights to the Bally name.

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OJ MIST 2 THE DICK
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick



Nap Ghost

Luigi Thirty posted:

They’re all the same company, or at least started as the same company and were spun off over the decades. The only one still left standing is the casino chain but a lot of companies have the rights to the Bally name.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Awful Announcing posted:

Ian Eagle has been with CBS since 1998, and according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Eagle will remain with the Tiffany Network for many years to come. Marchand writes that Eagle has signed a long-term deal with the network that keeps him there for the foreseeable future. According to Marchand, CBS keeps Eagle as insurance in case things with NFL/PGA/NCAA Tournament lead announcer Jim Nantz go south.

We told you late last year that Nantz is seeking a raise on a par with Tony Romo. By signing Eagle, who calls multiple sports well (NFL, NBA, college basketball, tennis, golf), CBS can use him as a hedge in case Nantz walks. Eagle could step into the top spot on the NFL and partner with Romo rather easily. Should Nantz remain and decide to cut the NCAA Tournament from his schedule, Eagle can step in as the main play-by-play announcer.

Since 2014, Eagle has been the NFL on CBS’ “B” announcer, calling one postseason game per season either with Dan Fouts or Charles Davis. Next season, Eagle and Davis will call one NFL Wild Card game and one NFL Divisional playoff game.

Eagle is known for elevating his partners, and it’s no secret that his NBA partners like Bill Raftery, Mike Fratello, Jim Spanarkel, Richard Jefferson, and Sarah Kustok all have gone on to work nationally at various networks.

In addition to his work at CBS, Eagle is currently calling the Thursday Night Football on Westwood One Radio, the NBA on TNT, and the Brooklyn Nets on YES. He also calls the French Open for Tennis Channel, and has been used by CBS to call the U.S. Open.

Douchebag
Oct 21, 2005


Ian Eagle is great, good for him. He's probably one of the hardest working and busiest broadcasters in the business. I can't find the story but a few years ago someone did a story on his weekly schedule and the number of flights he had to take to cover a bunch of different sporting events in a 7 day period and it was completely insane.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Douchebag posted:

Ian Eagle is great, good for him. He's probably one of the hardest working and busiest broadcasters in the business. I can't find the story but a few years ago someone did a story on his weekly schedule and the number of flights he had to take to cover a bunch of different sporting events in a 7 day period and it was completely insane.

Yeah he's basically the CBS version of Kenny Albert. He's called drat near everything and is very good at all of them.

Coco13
Jun 6, 2004

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.


Grimey Drawer

Imagine calling CBS the Tiffany Network and not giving yourself a gigantic wedgie afterwards.

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012





I like jim nantz also but Ian eagle is definitely my favorite football announcer at the moment and I would love to see him paired with romo.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Is anyone watching this 30 for 30 with deepfakes of Al Davis and Pete Rozelle? It's...something

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Henchman of Santa posted:

Is anyone watching this 30 for 30 with deepfakes of Al Davis and Pete Rozelle? It's...something

I saw the preview for it and it looked bizarre as hell. Apparently they got permission from Al's estate and family to do it but man it's weird

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



the reds have a new play by play voice in John Sadak

quote:

New to Cincinnati, Sadak most recently served as a national TV play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports, a national radio play-by-play announcer for Westwood One and as a radio play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets on WCBS 880. His broadcast work includes the play-by-play of the NFL, NBA, MLB, college football, basketball, and baseball along with almost 15 years in minor league baseball.

“My family and I are beyond thrilled at this tremendous opportunity. Calling Major League Baseball games full-time has been my career and life goal for many years,” said Sadak. “The chance to do so for the Cincinnati Reds, a franchise known for its rich, extensive history and passionate, loyal fanbase, is a dream come true. We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in our new home city and ballpark. Baseball’s legendary Opening Day can’t arrive fast enough.”

Sadak will also be a regular contributor to Reds Live pre- and postgame shows on FOX Sports Ohio and provide fans behind-the-scenes access via social media. Fans can follow Sadak on Twitter @johnsadak and Instagram @John.Sadak.

“John possesses everything we look for in a play-by-play broadcaster and his knowledge of and passion for the game are delivered with an iconic announcer’s voice. He is more than ready to become the full-time voice of a major league team and we are thrilled to give him that opportunity on the telecasts of the Cincinnati Reds,” stated Randy Stephens, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Ohio.

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


Was expecting “as there’s a drive into left by Castellanos” in the middle of that description.

As a Reds fan, I’m excited to have someone new but I’ve never heard of the guy.

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

Would you like to play a game?





Good news

https://twitter.com/josecanseco/status/1357720389225508866?s=21

He’s going to fight some Barstool guy tonight

Pvt. Public
Sep 9, 2004

I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.

I never thought I'd find myself supporting Jose Canseco in anything, ever again, but here we are.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


suspect he is not running the account but whoever is doing it is a good poster

soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006
The official account of NFL Tackle Phil Loadholt.

Let's talk Football.

Henchman of Santa posted:

Is anyone watching this 30 for 30 with deepfakes of Al Davis and Pete Rozelle? It's...something

Wait what? Lemonparty????

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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


I'm trying to figure where 30 for 30 jumped the shark, and I think it started with Volume III in 2015.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


soggybagel posted:

Wait what? Lemonparty????

They got actors doing exaggerated versions of each man's voice to tell their side of the story and used deepfake technology to make it look like they were in the room (though they were conspicuously far from the camera and dimly lit).

soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006
The official account of NFL Tackle Phil Loadholt.

Let's talk Football.

Edward Mass posted:

I'm trying to figure where 30 for 30 jumped the shark, and I think it started with Volume III in 2015.

Honestly I thought even volume II was very scattershot. The issue is there is an infinite number of stories to be told about sports but what was special about the initial run to me of 30 for 30 was directors who were passionate about their given subject. And in Volume 1 not all of them worked either. But by Volume 3 it felt like a conveyor belt of stories that weren't particularly interesting for the most part. What I would like to see about all documentaries, not just sports, is LESS perfunctory docs and more quality. An easy complaint to make from my computer but when we know the highest highs (OJ Made In America) its hard not to want more quality and less random poo poo like I Hate Christian Laettner which should have been a lot better than it is.

My favorite ones are almost all from Series 1 still.

The U, June 17th, 1994, Pony Excess, The Two Escobars, and Hillsborough are probably my favorites.

soggybagel fucked around with this message at 19:51 on Feb 5, 2021

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

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




Wedge Regret

Henchman of Santa posted:

They got actors doing exaggerated versions of each man's voice to tell their side of the story and used deepfake technology to make it look like they were in the room (though they were conspicuously far from the camera and dimly lit).

A while back, either ESPN or NFL Films/Network did a(nother) documentary on Vince Lombardi, and for part of it they used an impersonator to deliver do a lot of his quotes. They mostly filmed him from behind or silhouetted to obscure the face. Al Davis vs the NFL was basically the 2021 version of that same thing, and the results were similarly mixed. I liked the underlying story behind it, but the deep fake stuff felt like a gimmick that could have easily been left out.

Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005





fartknocker posted:

A while back, either ESPN or NFL Films/Network did a(nother) documentary on Vince Lombardi, and for part of it they used an impersonator to deliver do a lot of his quotes. They mostly filmed him from behind or silhouetted to obscure the face. Al Davis vs the NFL was basically the 2021 version of that same thing, and the results were similarly mixed. I liked the underlying story behind it, but the deep fake stuff felt like a gimmick that could have easily been left out.

Did they get the faux Lombardi to complain that he didn't want no dr looking up his butt?

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



30 for 30 was scattershot even in the first volume. As a whole, I think Volume 2 is the weakest.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



the first batch of 30 for 30s were absolute bangers, even the duds. The UFL one was bad but for me the nadir was the weird guy trying to get the Naismith rules back to Kansas, that guy was a total dweeb.

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

Would you like to play a game?





Welp

https://twitter.com/LeBatardShow/status/1357898091601534978?s=20

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


The one about the Gretzky trade was the very first one and it sucks so yeah they were pretty inconsistent right from the start. I would say they've definitely become a lot more formulaic over time though, they tend to be a lot closer to the generic HBO sports docs than they used to be

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




were there really people who thought that was going to be anything but both a farce and a quick PR stunt for barstool?

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


https://twitter.com/LakishaJackson/status/1358177939880173572

RBX
Jan 2, 2011



Oh god....I listened to the Around The NFL podcast every week because I work 3rd shift and missed the games. RIP man.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



so dan of jay and dan was laid off, and he has some words for his former employer:

https://twitter.com/notontvotoole/status/1358056232892956672
https://twitter.com/notontvotoole/status/1358062017488289792

OJ MIST 2 THE DICK
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick



Nap Ghost


was that the guy who said his month old daughter was kidnapped when really she was at her mother's?

Carwash Cunt
Aug 20, 2007



Yes. However, he wasn’t fired after that and was just one of the companies spokesman for their mental health day. To me that means he might of had some issues and wasn’t harassing her for fun.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



https://twitter.com/mickshaffer/status/1357874871842336769


fantastic block

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1358611090733735937

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

Would you like to play a game?





I will definitely always remember him being the guy who covered Barry Bonds in those later years when he was close to breaking the all-time HR record

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



in lighter stuff

https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1358611559229124610?s=21

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008



He got more yards than the Kansas City Chiefs lol

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Oof, that's awful news about Pedro


Lol at Harlan's call though

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


"Pull up the pants Take off the Bra and be a man!"

GPTribefan
Jul 2, 2007
Something witty yet inspirational about the Cleveland Indians


I know it’s not the point, but.... “puriveal” vision? Oof.

yea ok
Jul 27, 2006



Huge oof. What's next, "Comfturbull"?

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DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



ESPN is doing an E:60 on Dale Earnhardt's death and how it affected NASCAR safety protocols. Trailer in the article.


E: and holy hell that was already 20 years ago? Christ I'm old

DJExile fucked around with this message at 17:25 on Feb 9, 2021

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