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Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:11 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 4:53 PM, said:

It's even better with his side kick stugotz, who was off for the holy days.
When I first started listening, I hated Stugotz, but after a couple weeks he grew on me and now I think he's vital to the show. Although when he goes full stubborn mode, it can be a little annoying. I'm also in the "likes it when he laughs at Roy's top ten" camp.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:58 PM

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 7:11 PM, said:

When I first started listening, I hated Stugotz, but after a couple weeks he grew on me and now I think he's vital to the show. Although when he goes full stubborn mode, it can be a little annoying. I'm also in the "likes it when he laughs at Roy's top ten" camp.
yeah, you just have to get used to what the stugotz role in the show is.. he's the sports idiot, the guy that spews out all the cliches and typical sports opinions that Dan rips on. And also calls dan to task when he gets too far out there. And he can also be legit funny at times. If you haven't heard it, listen to the show where they interview MC Hammer, and Rick Berry, where he just goes and attacks them. Hammer, who was being rude to the show, he just shot down and shut up.. but Berry and him were screaming at each other, it was fantastic.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 6:03 AM, said:

Cowherd: Just the worst. Brutally unfunny, extremely shticky. Breaks everything down into dumb clinches. He's better on a light weight show like sports nation, but that show is terrible, so it's a wash. Wish he'd just go away.
Every fucking day at 3 pm or whenever his radio show is aired on ESPN my roommate last year had him on. I couldn't even be in the same room because of how much he irritated me.Also, we are no longer roommates.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:10 PM

I also hate pretty much all baseball media types. Joe Morgan is enemy #1 to me. It isn't so much that he and others don't accept advanced baseball metrics, it's the outright disgust they show for people that do use these things (or as they call them "propellerheads", "VORPies", etc). Whenever presented with an argument in favor of these metrics, they write them off as "geeks" who have never played baseball in their life and are therefore incapable of providing useful insight.God they tilt the shit out of me.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:19 PM

Here's my 'short' list of suck:Jim Rome, Jay Mariotti (the s***ty columns and Around the Horn), Kirk Herbstreit, Stuart Scott (pretty much 90% of ESPN could make my list), Doug Gottlieb, Joe Morgan, Skip Bayless, Berman (reasons already stated), Shannon Sharpe, Lennox Lewis (he botches a name in almost every fight he calls on HBO), Brian Baldinger (So glad FOX got rid of him)My Favorites: Cris Collinsworth, Max Kellerman, Jim Lampley, Gus Johnson (pretty much has the typical 'guy on the couch reaction' when something spectacular happens), Brian Billick (VERY smart in booth), Dan Patrick (would like less of his producers on his show, but it's still good), Johnny Miller (brutally honest golf analyst, he's the best)wsox, being a Packers fan, I actually like Larrivee, but this quote during a Illinois basketball game always makes me shake my head: "You can count the number of losses on one hand, a record of 84-6!" Oyyyy.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:44 PM

View Postbmtphs05, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 9:19 PM, said:

My Favorites: Cris Collinsworth, Max Kellerman, Jim Lampley, Gus Johnson (pretty much has the typical 'guy on the couch reaction' when something spectacular happens), Brian Billick (VERY smart in booth), Dan Patrick (would like less of his producers on his show, but it's still good), Johnny Miller (brutally honest golf analyst, he's the best)
Good list here. I think Lampley is probably the smartest guy in sports ( I also love his angry old man reaction to MMA), Gus Johnson is the best play by play in the business, and billick is excellent, and he's also brutally honest. He comes on Lebatard show and helps just expose stupid football cliches. Like the motivational half time speech and making half time adjustments. What happens at half time, he says, is people catch their breath and take a piss, and that the effect of a half time speech lasts about as long as it takes to take or give your first hit in the second half, and then it's all gone. Johnny Miller is excellent too. I don't watch a lot of golf, but he's so brutal it's fantastic. Dan Patrick is okay, but kinda vanillia for my tastes.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

View Postbmtphs05, on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 10:19 AM, said:

My Favorites: Cris Collinsworth, Max Kellerman, Jim Lampley, Gus Johnson (pretty much has the typical 'guy on the couch reaction' when something spectacular happens), Brian Billick (VERY smart in booth), Dan Patrick (would like less of his producers on his show, but it's still good), Johnny Miller (brutally honest golf analyst, he's the best)
I like this list. I also found another suck:Thom Brennaman - because of his over exaggeration of everything. Most importantly these things:"If you are fortunate enough to spend five minutes....around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it."and the then this jewel:Even after Tebow earned a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting Oklahoma's defense, Brennaman claimed: "That might be the first thing he's ever done wrong."

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:59 PM

Cant agree more about Cowherd. The guy irritates me harsh. I also gotta change the channel whenever Shannon Sharpe speaks. I cant put my finger on it but his voice makes me cringe for some reason. The whole Fox Sunday studio crew is getting pretty stale(to be fair I havent watched fox pregame show yet this season so it might be better). For Canadians I hate Greg Gilbert on HNIC(think thats his name, he ussually does colr on the late hnic broadcast).

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:18 PM

hmm.. I like Kirk Herbstreitand I know I'm biased but I love watching Sox games and listening to Hawk Harrelson. I want someone who is into the game and will keep me entertained. Everyone calls him a homer which is true but I'm a Sox fan and appreciate his enthusiasm and work.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

jim rome. oh i dont even know where to start, but his self importance/irrational hatred of soccer/annoying ass voice generally does it. that is before he even brings up any of his worthless opinionsmike and mike just bore me. insanely.skip bayless because i cant figure out how espn would let someone that dumb ramble.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:33 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 7:44 PM, said:

Good list here. I think Lampley is probably the smartest guy in sports ( I also love his angry old man reaction to MMA), Gus Johnson is the best play by play in the business, and billick is excellent, and he's also brutally honest. He comes on Lebatard show and helps just expose stupid football cliches. Like the motivational half time speech and making half time adjustments. What happens at half time, he says, is people catch their breath and take a piss, and that the effect of a half time speech lasts about as long as it takes to take or give your first hit in the second half, and then it's all gone. Johnny Miller is excellent too. I don't watch a lot of golf, but he's so brutal it's fantastic. Dan Patrick is okay, but kinda vanillia for my tastes.
i would estimate that 2/3 of Johnny Miller's comments are in the form of a question, it's pretty strange. the best golf announcer out there is Nick Faldo.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:56 AM

Jim Rome I don't hate, I'm just weary of. I loved him when I first started listening to him. However, he is extremely formulamatic, and has the same about 20 rants or so, and once you've heard them all, there's just nothing new or fresh about him at all. Some times his callers are legitimately funny, but often they run on the same formula too. I think he's better than a great deal of sports talk, because once in a while he can really, really have me rolling laughing. But for the most part I've stopped listening to him.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 05:30 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 6:56 PM, said:

Jim Rome I don't hate, I'm just weary of. I loved him when I first started listening to him. However, he is extremely formulamatic, and has the same about 20 rants or so, and once you've heard them all, there's just nothing new or fresh about him at all. Some times his callers are legitimately funny, but often they run on the same formula too. I think he's better than a great deal of sports talk, because once in a while he can really, really have me rolling laughing. But for the most part I've stopped listening to him.
I agree with the majority of your thoughts on Rome. As he says to people who first start listening, "Give me some time and listen and you will enjoy this show." That's what I did, and did start listening to him on a regular basis. I even went to his "tour stop" at the Palace of Auburn Hills when he came to Michigan. Some of his regular interviews like Mark Grace and golfer Steve Elkington are as Rome says, "epic" guests.I don't listen to him much if at all anymore. We now have a Detroit sports mid-day crew that I listen to now instead.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:22 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 5:58 PM, said:

If you haven't heard it, listen to the show where they interview MC Hammer, and Rick Berry, where he just goes and attacks them. Hammer, who was being rude to the show, he just shot down and shut up.. but Berry and him were screaming at each other, it was fantastic.
I heard the Hammer interview; it was great. I didn't hear Barry, but I've heard various clips from it.I love the David Sampson weekly interview too. That guy is great.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:42 AM

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 10:22 AM, said:

I heard the Hammer interview; it was great. I didn't hear Barry, but I've heard various clips from it.I love the David Sampson weekly interview too. That guy is great.
Wow is he. They have great regular guests. And their show is not so Miami centric that it's not worth listening to. It was at the peak of that, during the summer trying to fill air time. I was worried that it was going to get more miami centric with a good canes team, and the dolphins.. but if the dolphins are going to suck out loud, which looks like they are, then it could be good.
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:01 PM

Roy's Top Ten places he wants to see the Olympics:3. Seoul

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:53 PM

View PostPoppy_Hillis, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, 3:01 PM, said:

Roy's Top Ten places he wants to see the Olympics:3. Seoul
LOL I was lifting weights when I was listening to that list, and I almost fell of the weight bench laughing.
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:10 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, 5:03 AM, said:

Guys I hateCowherd: Just the worst. Brutally unfunny, extremely shticky. Breaks everything down into dumb clinches. He's better on a light weight show like sports nation, but that show is terrible, so it's a wash. Wish he'd just go away. Mike and Mike: They have been poisoned, I think, by ESPN radio execs, their show is just all wacka wacka jokes and lame radio hack teases. Basically their show is the protype of everything I hate about sport talk radio shows. IE A dumb jock that gives hacky sports analysis, and a hacky radio guy that fills time with garbage. Typical Football Analyst Guys ( TFAGS). These are the Schlariths, the Trent Dilfers, the Millens, the tom jacksons. THe type of guys that just fill their "analysis" not with actual interesting information, but with shit like "the player just didn't play with enough heart" "one team wanted it more" ETC. A good way to spot one of these guys is to see how many times they gratuitously say " Football " and "the national football league" . Note: though Jaws talks like one of these guys, I think he actually provides good analysis often ( along with some hacky stuff too). Almost every former player color guy in baseball that is hostile to advanced statistical analysis of the game. Personally, unless a color guy is legitimately funny or can tell old school honest stories, there's almost no need for them in baseball, because they almost never tell you something interesting or useful. Basically, their job is to fill time in the long, boring luls in baseball, and most of them are terrible at it. I'd rather listen to a guy like Vin Scully just call a game alone with no color. Almost everyone on around the horn: that show started sucking **** the morment max kellerman left. Kellerman had such open contempt for sports writers, that he would abuse and shame them, and Reali just doesn't have the same barbs that Kellerman did.Since this is all about guys we hate, I'll give some guys I love.Chris Collingsworth . So glad they replaced madden with him. He's one of the very, very few color guys I actually like, that actually gives you useful info and breaks stuff down and explains things in non cliches.Both PTI guys. I love wilbon and tony both. I think they have great chemistry together, and I'm so happy TK's radio show is back on the air ( I dl it on itunes) . It's not a real sports heavy show, which I like. And I think TK is one of the few legitimately funny guys in sports.Dave Dameshek - the former sports guy on the Adam Carolla show, had his own show in los angeles, and now is relegated to podcasts. He's another legit funny guy ( worked as a comedy writer on several shows in hollywood, including Kimmel's show, the man show and others). And he's got a great, weird voice which goes a long way. ESPN has neutered him in alot of ways, but I still like him. I think he and Bill simmons should leave ESPN and get a radio show together somewhere.Dan Lebatard. He actually might be my favorite sports media guy. HE's such a contrarian. He's one of the few guys that calls people out on all the garbage sports analysis that people do, all the cliches people cling to, that don't mean anything. His radio show is almosts an anti-sports show, a deconstruction of a sports show. The funniest thing I listen to every day, without a doubt. This show should be national, if I thought america was smart enough to get it ( and had enough of a sense of humor about their sports ( people take sports SERIOUSLY, and I don't know how it would do)).Skip Bayless. I used to hate him, when he was a chicago tribune writer, when he first showed up on like Jim Rome's show guest hosting, and on ESPN. But now I rhnk he's just funny and a clown. He takes these absurd positions, and argues them absolutely, and sends everyone on tilt. I think he's 100 percent calculated, and I love it. He's like a heel in WWE or something. He has more personality than almost anyone else on ESPNMax Kellerman. God I miss him. He was another one who called the media out for being stupid, cliched and sheepish. I loved him on around the horn ( when he was the first one to dare speak what I believed, that Favre was overrated), I loved I, Max, and I loved his NYC radio show. BUt now he has none of these, and is just a boxing guy, and it makes me sad, because he's 10 times the brains and talent of a guy like cowherd. If I had my druthers, I'd start a national radio network that syndicated Kellerman, Lebatard, Kornheiser, and a Dameshek/simmons show.
I agree with all of this except for Collinsworth. I couldn't hate him more if he killed my family.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:29 AM

View Postbrvheart, on Sunday, October 4th, 2009, 12:10 AM, said:

I agree with all of this except for Collinsworth. I couldn't hate him more if he killed my family.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:03 AM

I really like Mark Grace when he does color commentating on some of the Fox Saturday afternoon MLB broadcasts. On the other hand, Bert Blyleven blows.



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