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Old 11-05-2009, 03:22 PM   #26
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Re: Is Skip Bayless retarded?

"ben roethlisberger is the best quarterback in the game because he won the last superbowl..."

how you feel about this statement should answer your question
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:23 PM   #27
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Stephen A. Smith used to be an OUTSTANDING NBA commentator on (I think) CNNSI for while before ending up on ESPN. He completely morphed into another human being.

Sadly, people like that stuff. They love conflict, they love grandstanding, they love pointed, extreme opinions and judging others. They don't like reasoned "well, either team could win if....." type of stuff. Without getting into any political debate, is there any better evidence of people liking that stuff than Rush Limbaugh?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #28
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Upon further review. Not only is the thread title awesome. The actual text in the OP is too. Good work Dom.
Awesome.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:25 PM   #29
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i like van pelt because he's one of the only people on ESPN who doesn't seem like a major douchebag, and calling out Selig was pretty awesome
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:33 PM   #30
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anyone actually like watching that show with the cute blonde chick and the male co-host...i can't remember what it's called, but they goof around a lot. I actually enjoy it sometimes.
Sportsnation is awesome

as is Michele Beadle

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #31
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that's it, Sportsnation....I like the chick.
yeah, she's looks a little like Cameron Diaz - and she likes sports. But Colin Cowherd, the guy, is pretty terrible.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:37 PM   #32
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No. He's a paid personality who acts his part so he can get people riled up, talking about his show and, thus, watching his show. He gets ratings and does a very good job of what they tell him to do. I don't think he actually believes half of what comes out of his mouth.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:42 PM   #33
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While we already have an official bitch about ESPN and bitch about broadcasters threads, and while Dom has a tradition of lame threads, the title of this thread pleases me so much that it's going to stay open.

But, yeah, +1 to those who realize that Skip is acting a role in a play. ESPN talking head conflicts are all staged and scripted, all the time, and it's been validated by several leaks over the years regarding personalities.
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Upon further review. Not only is the thread title awesome. The actual text in the OP is too. Good work Dom.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:48 PM   #34
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Stephen A. Smith used to be an OUTSTANDING NBA commentator on (I think) CNNSI for while before ending up on ESPN. He completely morphed into another human being.

Sadly, people like that stuff. They love conflict, they love grandstanding, they love pointed, extreme opinions and judging others. They don't like reasoned "well, either team could win if....." type of stuff. Without getting into any political debate, is there any better evidence of people liking that stuff than Rush Limbaugh?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:50 PM   #35
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Im actually shocked that one single person enjoys watching SportsNation, I can get my fix of hot TV chicks in other ways then that train wreck.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:51 PM   #36
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i like van pelt because he's one of the only people on ESPN who doesn't seem like a major douchebag, and calling out Selig was pretty awesome
Yea Van Pelt is the man, seems like the most normal of them all.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:52 PM   #37
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nah he just gets paid to troll irl
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:53 PM   #38
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Survivor: Omarosa vs Skip

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Oh god, is that no talent attention whore Omarosa still getting airtime for something?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:57 PM   #39
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i like van pelt because he's one of the only people on ESPN who doesn't seem like a major douchebag, and calling out Selig was pretty awesome
Plus his Swingers-esque phone message was all kinds of awesome.

http://deadspin.com/192853/scott-van...ith-the-ladies
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:57 PM   #40
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I really think Skip Bayless believes most of the **** he says. I mean, the guy said Mark Buehrle's perfect game was "unimpressive", that's a level of playa hating that few of us can even IMAGINE let alone achieve!
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:08 PM   #41
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skip is retarded but I still hold that Jay Crawford and Dana Jacobson are the most retarded/annoying entities on espn with Jim Rome and Bill Plaschke nipping close on their heels.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:20 PM   #42
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Stephen A. Smith used to be an OUTSTANDING NBA commentator on (I think) CNNSI for while before ending up on ESPN. He completely morphed into another human being.

Sadly, people like that stuff. They love conflict, they love grandstanding, they love pointed, extreme opinions and judging others. They don't like reasoned "well, either team could win if....." type of stuff. Without getting into any political debate, is there any better evidence of people liking that stuff than Rush Limbaugh?
This is a great post. I'm glad someone else remembers Stephen A. in his brief ESPN appearances before he was hired and at CNN/SI because he was fantastic.

Honestly, the success of ESPN seems to have changed ESPN a significant amount. Prior to the start of PTI, there wasn't nearly as much debating but now it's like that's all that they know how to do. Even the NFL draft now has to be debated by Kiper and McShay for 8 months a year.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:26 PM   #43
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Re: Is Skip Bayless retarded?

It's pretty easy: smart people read the internet, dumb people watch tv.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:50 PM   #44
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Re: Is Skip Bayless retarded?

hot girl talking about which girl she finds hottest on the hills

this show is pretty lol
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #45
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Plus his Swingers-esque phone message was all kinds of awesome.

http://deadspin.com/192853/scott-van...ith-the-ladies
I missed this somehow, thats pretty hilarious.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:55 PM   #46
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cowherd is an idiot
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #47
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Plus his Swingers-esque phone message was all kinds of awesome.

http://deadspin.com/192853/scott-van...ith-the-ladies
i facepalmed at about 10 seconds and didn't stop
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:05 PM   #48
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Re: Is Skip Bayless retarded?

Sportsnation is like the most watered-down show on TV.

What's the best nickname? "Dolphin" "Weasel" "Dragon" "Puma"... Sportsnation says.... "WHO THE **** CARES?"

If Michelle Beadle wasn't on the show I would not watch it. It's basically really lightweight fodder for when ythere's nothing else on.

Cowherd is really weird, in that he says a lot of pretty smart stuff, but then a lot of awful stuff, too. He makes assumptions, then runs with them, and doesn't really know how he's going to finish his point until he does. Sometimes he winds up with something actually wise, and other times it's a trainwreck.

That said, Skip Bayless is 100x worse than the hypothetical love-child of Cowher and Nancy Grace.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #49
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:18 PM   #50
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i've never seen sportsnation because i stopped watching espn except for highlights about 3 years ago, but too much of anything pretty much always sucks. you just can't saturate it.

i loved tony kornheiser back in the day. when he first came out i thought he was hilarious (his book is absolutely unbelievably hilarious (talking about I'm back for More Cash here, just a collection of articles]). the idea about PTI was gold-- it was perfect timing, good contrast of personalities, etc. you just can't force feed something and bring on too much of it. everything is about balance.

they took a relatively good and entertaining thing, put it on steroids, and now everything is a joke that i go out of my way to not watch.
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