Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



So this would have been weird. Mike Pereria nearly went to umpire school to be Fox's MLB rules analyst as well.

Mike Pereria posted:

“Not too long after I started, maybe three or four years after I started, the sport that was missing this role was baseball. So Fox, when they signed their new deal with baseball, asked me if I wanted to do baseball.

“They asked if I wanted to do it and go to umpire school to learn the rules. I decided, O.K., I will do it. I’ll go to the baseball school. I will come up and learn the rules so that I can do this role and I actually talked to some umpires and a couple of people in the umpire department in New York and Major League Baseball. But Joe Torre put the nix on it. He nixed me. He said we don’t want a guy being our rules specialist who’s never umpired.”

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Ratings were brutal for the ALCS

Awful Announcing posted:

As a whole, the ALCS averaged 2.781 million viewers, an all-time record low by more than half a million viewers (Indians-Blue Jays, 2016, 3.33 million). That’s down 43% from last year’s NLCS on TBS (Washington’s four game sweep over St. Louis, 3.995 million) and 77% from last year’s ALCS on Fox (Houston’s seven game victory over the Yankees, 4.929 million viewers). The NLCS averaged 4.476 million viewers, up 12% from last year’s NLCS on TBS and down 10% from last year’s ALCS on Fox.

Overall, the 14 games in the LCS round averaged 3.629 million viewers, down 26% from the 11 games last year (4.589 million viewers, notably with only one game on Fox as opposed to three this year, two of which were simulcast on Fox and FS1).

Where does that leave MLB heading into the World Series? Well, that’s somewhat tough to say. The series has no significant sports competition for Games 1 and 2, airing Tuesday and Wednesday, but will have to contend with the Friday night TV dead zone for Game 3, college football for Game 4 on Saturday (South Carolina-LSU on ESPN, Michigan-Minnesota on ABC), and Sunday Night Football during a potential Game 5 (Bucs-Raiders, which will probably suck away a chunk of both markets).

Last year’s World Series did not set a record-low for viewership (largely because it went to seven games), but four of the seven games in the series did hit record lows. The Rays played in the second least-watched World Series ever, their 2008 loss to the Phillies, which averaged 13.193 million viewers over five games. Game 3 of that series, delayed an hour and a half by rain and not starting until after 10 PM on the east coast, is the only World Series game to draw under 10 million viewers. All of the right elements are in place for this series to hit rock bottom for MLB, and if the headlines in a week or so don’t contain the phrase “record low,” baseball should be thrilled.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Stan Van Gundy just took the Pelicans job so TNT lost its one good color guy

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Benne posted:

Stan Van Gundy just took the Pelicans job so TNT lost its one good color guy

It's probably best to lose the good commentators before they get bad though.

GoatSeeGuy
Dec 26, 2003

What if Jerome Walton made me a champion?




Fun Shoe

DJExile posted:

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

Sure about that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAVbFe1WBWQ

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



hulu + live tv is the latest streaming platform to drop the former fox regional sports channels/yes/marquee

https://help.hulu.com/s/article/sin...?language=en_US

let's see what happens around january when pro sports starts again

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


I'm glad people are finally calling bullshit on the RSNs.

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!



DJExile posted:

He's on the Orioles TV call these days

He and Palmer got yanked, ostensibly because of COVID stuff, but he had almost zero O's involvement this past season. The conventional wisdom is that it's because he has steadfastly refused to sign multi-year contracts and the O's knew they were going to lose the MASN lawsuit so they had an excuse to cut payroll.

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




I would blow Dane Cook posted:

I'm glad people are finally calling bullshit on the RSNs.

How exactly are they BS? I'm more talking about the "general purpose" ones, like the Fox Sports ones as opposed to YES/Marquee which are team specific.

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

iospace posted:

How exactly are they BS? I'm more talking about the "general purpose" ones, like the Fox Sports ones as opposed to YES/Marquee which are team specific.

YES isn't team specific. The branding sure, but content wise it's always been the Yankees and Nets.

also like the broadcast rights situation when the Yankees and Nets made YES was all kind of hosed up with pre-YES, James Dolan ended owning all the cable rights to every non-NFL major pro team in the NYC metro. All 7 of them.

also like its loving ridiculous that Dolan still has 4 of them and they all play pretty much during the same season so teams gets bumped around like crazy even though theres like 3 networks.

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


iospace posted:

How exactly are they BS? I'm more talking about the "general purpose" ones, like the Fox Sports ones as opposed to YES/Marquee which are team specific.

They want too much loving money.

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

I imagine now that ad revenue has bottomed out Sinclair is trying to make that 9.6 billion up.

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




I would blow Dane Cook posted:

They want too much loving money.

Well, guess it's radio feeds then!

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



The NY Appeals Court has upheld the decision that MASN owes the Washington Nationals $100mil. MASN will likely take it to the NY Appellate Court.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.



Vertical Lime posted:

hulu + live tv is the latest streaming platform to drop the former fox regional sports channels/yes/marquee

https://help.hulu.com/s/article/sin...?language=en_US

let's see what happens around january when pro sports starts again

Seems like a pretty big risk by these cable streaming services to alienate the sports-centric subscribers. How big is the demographic that: a) is into cord-cutting, b) still wants cable, and c) doesn't care about sports?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



General Dog posted:

Seems like a pretty big risk by these cable streaming services to alienate the sports-centric subscribers. How big is the demographic that: a) is into cord-cutting, b) still wants cable, and c) doesn't care about sports?

It's been growing pretty steadily, but live sports still absolutely rule the roost as ratings go.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.



DJExile posted:

It's been growing pretty steadily, but live sports still absolutely rule the roost as ratings go.

What do young non sports fans want live, streaming cable service for? I enjoy the convenience of being able to cloud-DVR whatever cable series I still watch and have them in the same place, but I don't think there are many of them that are unavailable next-day on one conventional streaming service or another.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


when I canceled hulu live at the start of covid I was in trouble because married at first sight and I think 90 day fiancee were no longer available for next day streaming so I guess that

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


General Dog posted:

What do young non sports fans want live, streaming cable service for? I enjoy the convenience of being able to cloud-DVR whatever cable series I still watch and have them in the same place, but I don't think there are many of them that are unavailable next-day on one conventional streaming service or another.

"Random TV shows on as background" is still pretty common among people.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Lockback posted:

"Random TV shows on as background" is still pretty common among people.

pretty much the only thing i miss about not having cable; having someone else curate your entertainment is really nice sometimes

but also i'm not paying $50 a month for the privilege of having monk reruns on while i study for the lsat

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

I need to be interested in fewer things because instead of streaming saving me money it would cost me about $20 more a month if my math is right.

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

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


Yea, my internet is a ripoff at $80/month, and it makes buying a live streaming service not worth the money. I'm generally fine without it, but it has cut way into my sports watching this year.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Lockback posted:

"Random TV shows on as background" is still pretty common among people.

I mean yeah but I also think this is the role that like 90% of netflix's shows fill

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001




MourningView posted:

I mean yeah but I also think this is the role that like 90% of netflix's shows fill

I was going to make some remark about how you have to deal with the hassle of telling it that you are, indeed, still watching. But then I remembered that the set-top box for DirecTV turns itself off if you haven't changed the channel in four hours, so...

wandler20
Nov 13, 2002



Sash! posted:

But then I remembered that the set-top box for DirecTV turns itself off if you haven't changed the channel in four hours, so...

You can disable that setting at least.

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

I was going to say that’s a bad idea if you want it to last a while but if you are renting it you probably don’t actually have to care about that like I do with the TiVo.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



I've been in some form of broadcasting since 2003. College radio, early webstreams, local TV, local radio, etc etc. I didn't totally feel like I'd made it the first time someone said they heard or saw me. I didn't totally feel like I made it the first time I felt good about a live broadcast I did. DIdn't even feel like I made it the first time I held an ESPN microphone (OK, for ESPN3.com, but hey).

Last night I called a local district semifinal soccer match. Hell of a game, one team tied it up with 1:41 to go, went through extra time all the way to penalties. Tons of fun.

This morning I finally got my first email complaint from a viewer. An angry parent of a player on the losing team. It basically boiled down to "my son was a back, not a midfielder".










17 years into this world, I have officially Made It.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


DJExile posted:

I've been in some form of broadcasting since 2003. College radio, early webstreams, local TV, local radio, etc etc. I didn't totally feel like I'd made it the first time someone said they heard or saw me. I didn't totally feel like I made it the first time I felt good about a live broadcast I did. DIdn't even feel like I made it the first time I held an ESPN microphone (OK, for ESPN3.com, but hey).

Last night I called a local district semifinal soccer match. Hell of a game, one team tied it up with 1:41 to go, went through extra time all the way to penalties. Tons of fun.

This morning I finally got my first email complaint from a viewer. An angry parent of a player on the losing team. It basically boiled down to "my son was a back, not a midfielder".










17 years into this world, I have officially Made It.

The correct response is "You should tell your son that"

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Lockback posted:

The correct response is "You should tell your son that"

lmao

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



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


Lockback posted:

The correct response is "You should tell your son that"

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/WFAN660/status/1321516347927482368

the rumors that flying that craig carton, only months after leaving jail, is gonna replace him

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

Smile through the tears.


Iiiii wanna be at the W F A N. I wanna sit next to Joe Benigno

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.



On some level my dreams in radio were always to be getting yelled at by Joe Beningo.

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/...6464932867?s=19

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


He's right

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters


How did Peter Gammons get control of Dickie V's Twitter?

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Spoeank posted:

Iiiii wanna be at the W F A N. I wanna sit next to Joe Benigno

lol


hell, same

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Aww it's gone. What did he say?

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Lockback posted:

Aww it's gone. What did he say?

It was the headline from a post about the dodgers he was linking but then it looked like he sat on his phone or had a stroke in the middle of it because it was just a weird jumble of letters

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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


Sinclair is looking to restructure their RSNs. If Fox Corporation ends up re-acquiring the channels for cheap, I'm going to laugh and laugh.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply