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irishunclebill
02-16-2007, 03:58 PM
100 Reasons Why ESPN Sucks!!!


This was probably posted here before, but I am so sick of hearing about Tim Hardaway and the oh so predictable positions taken on the subject that I thought I'd link it again. Besides, there is now reason #101 (at least) and its' name is Doug Gottlieb. For those of you who have not heard, Doug called Charlie Weis a hypocrite for taking the easy way out with gastric bypass surgery. I know that for the intelligentsia, this subject is not as exciting as gay rights,:sleep: but it does actually pertain to ND. Yes, this is the same Doug Gottlieb who was kicked out of ND for allegedly stealing his dorm mate’s credit cards and cash. The guy has brass ones for calling anybody a hypocrite. Anyway here is the link to 100 Reasons Why ESPN Sucks!!!. (Yes, Lou Holtz made the list) Add Gottlieb and anything else you want to the list. Let's see if we can make it a 1000 reasons.

http://mountainlair.blogspot.com/2005/12/reasons-espn-sucks.html

nd1
02-16-2007, 04:06 PM
two reasons they suck.

1. mark may is a idiot.
2. they fired herold reynolds from baseball tonight. the best one they have on the air.

Newc
02-16-2007, 04:16 PM
two reasons they suck.

1. mark may is a idiot.
2. they fired herold reynolds from baseball tonight. the best one they have on the air.

Haha, you almost have #2 dead on, Peter Gammons is the best personality on ESPN with his god-like knowledge, but Reynolds was a close second. Without Harold now we have to listen to morons like steve phillips, which is ironic since he was a horrible GM yet calls out every single team's management for the "numerous mistakes" they make, and John Kruk. ESPN only prospers because there is no other legit national sports information channel.

Satans Little Helper
02-16-2007, 04:53 PM
I find it funny that people actually expect integrity from an entertainment entity designed to make money off of "NEWS" of any type.

onenybrother
02-16-2007, 06:09 PM
Haha, you almost have #2 dead on, Peter Gammons is the best personality on ESPN with his god-like knowledge, but Reynolds was a close second. Without Harold now we have to listen to morons like steve phillips, which is ironic since he was a horrible GM yet calls out every single team's management for the "numerous mistakes" they make, and John Kruk. ESPN only prospers because there is no other legit national sports information channel.
Steve Phillips was a horrible G.M. And by the way, he was caught screwing his babysitter while he was our G.M. also. But Harold Reynolds get fired for a hug. What hypocrite's they are.

SillyIrish
02-16-2007, 06:54 PM
I like ESPN other than some of A-holes.

GoshenGipper
02-16-2007, 08:39 PM
Steve Phillips was a horrible G.M. And by the way, he was caught screwing his babysitter while he was our G.M. also. But Harold Reynolds get fired for a hug. What hypocrite's they are.

Not so fast on the Harold Reynolds hugging accusation...



Was This Why Harold Got The Axe? (http://deadspin.com/sports/top/was-this-why-harold-got-the-axe-189733.php)

We can't say for sure why Harold Reynolds was fired from ESPN yesterday, because ESPN hasn't put out a statement or anything (and they don't have to), but we can tell you what the chatter in Bristol is: Everyone is hearing sexual harassment. Every single email we've received from the inside about this today has used those very two words.

Again, nothing concrete on this. But that is definitely what they're whispering in Bristol. Some highlights:

• Thirdhand info, but I'm told it's sexual harassment. There were allegations of inappropriate actions between him and female PAs on a couple different occasions, so I'm not entirely shocked.

• It's apparently sexual harassment, but no one knows who the victim was. It went down over the course of the weekend.

• I have on good authority that HR was fired for all things, hitting on girls. Allegedly, this has been going on for a while. The last straw was when a new PA was having none of what Harold had to offer and turned him in.

• Harold Reynolds was fired more or less for copious amounts of sexual harassment. Apparently, he brazenly hits on female employees constantly, despite the fact that his wife just had a kid six months ago. He was warned by the big-wigs on numerous occasions to cool it with the ladies, but someone finally lodged a complaint, and he was canned immediately.

• It's very difficult to get fired from ESPN. It takes multiple offenses ... they're usually so worried about getting sued for unlawful termination that people are suspended multiple times for the same repeated behavior before it finally comes to getting fired. Within the walls of the campus, there are only a few on-air talent guys that had an honest reputation as being overly friendly with the ladies, and HR was one of them.

So anyway, that's what they're saying on the Bristol campus. But since ESPN doesn't have to say anything -- in-house or otherwise -- and neither does Reynolds, we might never know for sure. (No announcement, we're told, has been made to the staff.) That's what they're saying, though; we didn't receive a single email suggesting anything but that.

But that's not what we're saying, because we don't know. To be clear.

Say Goodnight, Harold [Deadspin]

(UPDATE: Another reader, with "contacts on the inside," refutes the sexual harassment whispers: "Anyone who is saying sexual harassment either has been given bad third-hand info or is lying. Harold has had a couple of rather heated arguments with the producers at "Baseball Tonight," and some of the suits at ESPN over the program's coverage of Alex Rodriguez. At the last production meeting, when it was made clear they were going to really play up the A-Rod angle during coverage of the Yankees-Texas series, Harold had a colossal meltdown, which led to his dismissal. The sexual harassment allegations are even more laughable when you consider that he is being replaced by Steve Phillips -- a man who has never met a skirt he wouldn't chase and who was caught in one of the more embarrassing front office sexual harassment scandals in MLB history."

True? Not true? This, like the rest of it, just reinforces our point: We don't know. And the longer ESPN pretends like nothing happened, like they're a corner shop with three employees, believing this stuff can possibly remain private, the more talk there will be. Still, this is the lone "it's not sexual harassment email" we've received.)

(SECOND UPDATE: Various other sources, including Pro Football Talk and The Big Lead are confirming the sexual harassment story.)

(THIRD UPDATE: And now Newsday has confirmed it as well.)

GoshenGipper
02-16-2007, 08:45 PM
Then you have Salisbury for those of you who haven't heard about it yet...


If Sean Salisbury Asks You To Look At His Phone, Don't Do It (http://deadspin.com/sports/sean-salisbury/if-sean-salisbury-asks-you-to-look-at-his-phone-dont-do-it-226599.php)

Sean Salisbury briefly disappeared from the ESPN airwaves earlier this year. Pro Football Talk noted that Salisbury had been suspended (scroll way down), but the Worldwide Leader gave no reasons for his absence, in fact, they never mentioned it at all. And on December 27th in a column at CBS SportsLine, Mike Freeman gives a "media entry" for his "All-Selfish" team:

The NFL analyst who shall not be named that took a picture of his penis with a cell phone camera and has shown it to numerous, uncomfortable women, then was suspended by his network for it. Absolute true story. Please make sure to clean off the mirror when you are done with it.
And The Big Lead learned this morning that the analyst in question was ESPN's Sean Salisbury.

First of all, you can relax, because I don't have the photo. Also, thank God it was Salisbury and not Berman, because those "You're With Me, Leather" t-shirts might have had to look completely different. And I doubt that they'd have sold very well.

I'm also wondering what Harold Reynolds could have done that was much worse than this. What did Reynolds do, run around showing people pictures of Peter Gammons' junk?

stonebreakerwasgod
02-18-2007, 06:29 PM
I love the fact that Salisbury (didn't he play for our favorite college team?) was a crappy NFL QB, and now is the authority for that league. Give me a break!

RI Domer
02-18-2007, 07:38 PM
I have to second the Mark May thought... the guy's hatred for ND is so sickening that he should not be able to comment on anything ND related b/c he is so biased that he is compromised.

Junkhead
02-18-2007, 07:49 PM
Mark May is a jackrag.

IRISHDODGER
02-18-2007, 10:08 PM
I love the fact that Salisbury (didn't he play for our favorite college team?) was a crappy NFL QB, and now is the authority for that league. Give me a break!

Yeah, Esquire (or one of those mags, i forget) did an article of former athletes & the author surmised whether each one was a better performer on the field or behind the mike. Embarrassingly enuff, when he got to Salisbury, he actually said that his pro career was better than his analyst career. Mind you, he acknowledged that Salisbury had one of the worst careers at QB that a player can have. He must have friends in high places.

HereComeTheIrish
02-18-2007, 10:21 PM
Yeah, Esquire (or one of those mags, i forget) did an article of former athletes & the author surmised whether each one was a better performer on the field or behind the mike. Embarrassingly enuff, when he got to Salisbury, he actually said that his pro career was better than his analyst career. Mind you, he acknowledged that Salisbury had one of the worst careers at QB that a player can have. He must have friends in high places.

Ouch...that hurts. But me likes...me likes it A LOT. Nothing makes me happier than to see the Disney Sports Entertainment Network getting bagged on...especially when it's one of their own. :wave: :wave: :wave:

stonebreakerwasgod
02-18-2007, 10:39 PM
I hate the fact that our cable company doesn't offer the "U" at all because they are battlling espn to determine how to package it. Time Warner cable and ESPN (every sports person's nightmare) both suck. We couldn't watch our huge in-town rivalry of Xavier/UC because they put it on the "U" to try and force the issue! (to quote the esteemed goldendomer1977....BAH!!).

p.s. Mark May, Urban, and the usc coach who shall not be named are all cockwads of the hightest order!

nd1
02-19-2007, 09:13 AM
I have to second the Mark May thought... the guy's hatred for ND is so sickening that he should not be able to comment on anything ND related b/c he is so biased that he is compromised.



I could understand if you went to usc but mark may went to pitt. He is the biggest usc homer I have ever seen.

irishnd31
02-19-2007, 11:45 AM
#1 Reason


chris Berman

I Hate That A Hole

marv81s
02-19-2007, 12:15 PM
Whats ESPN?

Satans Little Helper
02-19-2007, 03:31 PM
#1 Reason


chris Berman

I Hate That A Hole

so much hate, so little time.

irishnd31
02-19-2007, 03:47 PM
so much hate, so little time.

Nah, I could hate ALL DAY if I had to.

Satans Little Helper
02-19-2007, 03:51 PM
Nah, I could hate ALL DAY if I had to.

nice! can you spare some?

irishnd31
02-19-2007, 03:53 PM
nice! can you spare some?

Hell, take what you need. I brought enough for everybody.

Satans Little Helper
02-19-2007, 03:57 PM
Hell, take what you need. I brought enough for everybody.

how about some money then Mr. Monopoly? LOL! its apparent there are several thiefs on the prowl. I know who they are, i just cant do anything about it.


.....seriously give me some damn money.......

iloveirish_12
02-19-2007, 07:01 PM
1) Mark May sucks you know what.

tgolden
02-19-2007, 08:44 PM
I know this is a very unpopular opinion here, but I actually don't think ESPN sucks. certain aspects of it I don't like, but where else am I gonna watch some of the games they cover? I may not like every person who works for espn (mark may), but it's better than not getting to see games and highlights that I really want to see.

It's similar to all the people who hate NBC and say it sucks. Would you prefer long TV timeouts, but getting to see everyone of ND's home games? or would you prefer shorter TV timeouts and better intro music, etc but missing multiple games every year?

marv81s
02-19-2007, 09:30 PM
i like ESPN's coverage of college football (the actual games) and the same for its college basketball. I do watch College Gameday of coarse, and College Scoreboard. I don't listen to Mark May when ND is brought up, that is why he is on there, that is his thing, just like GD77's thing is pissing off everyone about Global Warming and the existence of GOD, that is there one joy in life and how they get their kicks.

I don't watch Sportscenter anymore, haven't watched it since it was called The Big Show when Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick were the anchors. I don't care for the Poker games and bowling and the other shit that espn has on.

Satans Little Helper
02-20-2007, 03:11 PM
I don't listen to Mark May when ND is brought up, that is why he is on there, that is his thing, just like GD77's thing is pissing off everyone about Global Warming and the existence of GOD, that is there one joy in life and how they get their kicks.


sorry, but you think i get a kick out of trying to educate people? Its not fun being a teacher, seriously.

marv81s
02-20-2007, 04:39 PM
what exactly do you think your teaching anyone here?

notredomer23
02-20-2007, 05:55 PM
Did Mark May go to USC because he is such an ass. Ive heard him say such things as Notre Dame will never win another bowl game. Lou Holtz is the only good left in Espn

irishunclebill
02-20-2007, 07:31 PM
Did Mark May go to USC because he is such an ass. Ive heard him say such things as Notre Dame will never win another bowl game. Lou Holtz is the only good left in Espn

May went to Pitt. Why does he love USC so much? Only the Poodle knows. As for Lou, you have to love him, but lately it seems he has become mostly a foil for May and Rece Davis. Don't forget ND's latest recruit's father, he is ND through and through and not afraid to say it, even on the Evil Sports Programming Network.

My question for 2008 is how will Herbstreit treat ND in 2008. He,amongst all of the College Game Day crowd (other than Lou obcourse) seems to be the least biased against the Irish. In 2006 he loved Notre Dame, in 2007 he pretty much lambasted the Irish at every opportunity. Then in an abrupt about face he picked ND to win the Sugar Bowl, which elicited memorable smirks from Davis & May. Oh if he was only able to later on wipe the smirks off the faces of those two smart asses. Well, someday, hopefully soon, truth, justice and the American way (I hope you get to read this GD 1977, Satan's Little Helper, or whatever your name is today) will prevail and the smirks will be wiped clean.