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chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


CaptainYesterday posted:

Where the gently caress is my CSN Houston?

Is this the thread where we bitch about CSN Houston cause I'm gonna make myself right at home.

We could talk about the future of regional sports networks and the implications of that future for the profitability of MLB/NBA teams in general. But really I just want to watch my loving Rockets on TV.

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chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Badfinger posted:

I don't disagree that the NHL and NBA have far more seriously embraced the instant highlight packaging that youtube and other upload sites allow, however.

On the other hand the NBA League Pass is seriously way behind MLB.tv and other services.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


FlamingLiberal posted:

Dan LeBetard's local Miami area radio show is officially going national through ESPN on Oct. 1st

Is that good or bad? I've heard a couple interviews from that show and they were pretty good. I also appreciate someone keeping Stan van Gundy on the air. But I have no opinion otherwise.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Not sure where to put this since only like 5 SAS posters care but Comcast filed for CSN Houston to go into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Astros are claiming they haven't been paid for the last three months and were about to pull out.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


So the CSN Houston bankruptcy hearing is going on today and some interesting stuff has been leaked over the past month. Near as I can tell, the original projections for the station were just wildly unrealistic. Houston is a football town, the Rockets were a .500 team and the Astros were (and are) terrible. But it seems they had a deal on the table with DirecTV that the Astros vetoed (the company is organized so that Comcast, Rockets, and Astros can veto any deal). And today it was revealed that if they took that deal and made it with the other providers, the station would be cash flow negative until like 2019.

Maybe someone who understands MLB finances better than I do can shed some light on this, but it seems like the CSN Houston deal jacked up the sale price of the Astros before Crane bought them, and MLB teams are dependent on having big TV deals. So the Astros are probably in pretty dire financial straits at the moment, and really want to walk and sign a deal with FSSW or whoever. The Rockets and Comcast on the other hand don't need it to be immediately profitable and were willing to agree to smaller deals and prop the station up for awhile. So it seems like that was the major holdup.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


First Rockets game is supposed to be on Root Sports on Monday. If you have Comcast, DirecTV or AT&T U-Verse you should be able to watch.

Of course I have Dish.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Kevin Harlan is not B-Team you monster.

Jackson is bad but it's really the constant axe grinding with the Warriors, which they let him cover for some bizarre reason.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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FuzzySkinner posted:

Only if Bill Burr is doing it.

Bill Burr had some of the funniest bits. Like he was comparing how Michael Douglas was walking on stage on an awards show to Montiana leading a drive in the Super Bowl. Normally when a guy like Simmons is doing it? it's hokie and lame.

Burr? Hilarious. Also Bill Burr doesn't constantly whine about boston sports on his podcast all the time.

Ol' Billy Baker boy is funny as hell but I still fast forward through the Boston homerism and his byzantine college sports allegiances

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Henchman of Santa posted:

CBB has it every four minutes. The NBA seems like it's almost random. They might just have it for national games.

It's definitely on local games, but NBA announcers also go to pains not to call it a commercial/TV timeout.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


the international house of hot takes may have an even greater proportion of old men than the international house of pancakes

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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The Astros/Rockets thing was a disaster from the beginning.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Troy Queef posted:

Beadle is replacing Sage Steele on NBA Countdown.

Here's the average reaction to it:
https://twitter.com/victordukes23/s...276668866961408

I don't pay much mind to ESPN commentary but they both seem kinda bland and inoffensive?

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


I completely forgot about that airport thing somehow.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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Spoeank posted:

I chase rear end.

I hope that tweet becomes admissible evidence in a court case

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


FuzzySkinner posted:

Can we rip on the ABC/ESPN NBA coverage guys?

I think the only person I like is Doris Burke.

I like Doris Burke. JVG is okay with me but I get that he's annoying. The rest of em really stink.

e: oh and for PBP guys Kevin Harlan is my favorite ever.

chunkles fucked around with this message at 21:44 on May 17, 2017

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


I'd pay Kevin Harlan to narrate the most embarassing moments of my life. I want to run out on a football field shirtless right now.

chunkles fucked around with this message at 00:49 on May 18, 2017

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


That Dwight Howard tweet is probably the best thing he's ever done

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Crazy Ted posted:

Go full Aussie Rules and make it 18 v 18.

And no timeouts

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


god bless america gives me traumatic flashbacks to going to public school in texas

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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i wonder what it's like to live next to the bellevue police sting operation condo

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Crazy Ted posted:

LOL to imagine that all the ESPN excess and subsequent bloodletting occurred because John Skipper was showing up to work shitfaced.

So we should definitely let a bunch of contributors go to pay Woj a million dollars when his main thing is breaking news on twitter?

Skipper: *nods out*

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


lol dave pasch "well here's the starting five" without missing a beat

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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Astros, Leslie Alexander could owe Comcast $54 million or more

https://www.chron.com/sports/astros...54-12799024.php

This is still going on lol

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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Kibner posted:

Hasn't this been a thing for like 10 years now or some ridiculous length of time?

Reading the wikipedia it's apparently been going on forever, but the move onto Comcast Sportsnet Houston (and total failure to get any provider to pick it up) was in 2012, and the bankruptcy happened like a year after that lol. I guess it's been lurking in court ever since

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


I enjoyed watching like 1 g league game a year on YouTube and when they moved to Facebook, I stopped. Privacy violations aside it's a lovely website and I don't want to have to use it for anything.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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the people demand doris burke on color commentary

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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I would blow Dane Cook posted:

What is ESPN going to talk about now that the Lebron deal is done, Baseball?

settle in for four years of talking about the los angeles lakers

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


at least magic isn't on tv this time

till he gets fired anyway

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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can james dolan ban players from going on a radio station lol

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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I wonder how much of that is attributable to what they're talking about and how much of it is just the continued death of TV

chunkles fucked around with this message at 22:05 on Nov 22, 2018

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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Edward Mass posted:

Holy poo poo, AT&T SportsNet Southwest picked up another distributer! Itís fubo, but still!

I tried the trial but man gently caress paying $44 a month to watch basketball games and nothing else. I will stick with grainy illegal streams that have a twitch chat full of racism and ads for casinos

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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meanwhile, classless reggie miller leaves him hanging and refuses to complete the call.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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as a rockets fan i'm contractually obligated to like jeff van gundy.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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gotta do something to compete with overwatch league

this seems like a good idea to pitch my nba adult simulcast which is just squeaky shoes and no commentary

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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wait what

i think jvg may be banned from entering texas for this

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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Henchman of Santa posted:

He lives in Houston!

which means he has to drive past like 5 taquerias and taco trucks to get to a taco bell

it's a truly distressing statement

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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Henchman of Santa posted:

To be fair nobody goes to Taco Bell to get a good taco. They go there because they want Taco Bell.

i'm cancelling my fots album preorder

😛

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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idk who that is but i fully support anyone and everyone dunking on chris broussard

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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El Gallinero Gros posted:

I'm only vaguely familiar with Broussard but I enjoy Jay and Dan.

What'd Broussard do to earn that ire?

as the article said broussard is so loving lovely that even espn kicked him off, think about that

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chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me



the count of monte twitto starring demarcus cousins

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