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Old 01-30-2011, 09:53 AM
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I happen to turn ESPN and see all the Countdown guys in a different studio and dressed down. (Edit-second sentence deleted)

It's not much analyzing in the world. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the pregame was before the game and it's not until next sunday?? ESPN gets more weird every year

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Our local stations (GB) are reporting from Dallas, starting tonight according to ads on TV. The Pack doesn't fly down until tomorrow. I think they held another practice today.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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If you have listened to some players about their first super bowl experience :I thnik you would understand just what a event it reallt is for them.Most will tell you that its such a hectic times that its strange when you realise that your at the stadium and about to play the game.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:28 AM
 
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Yea dude but still.....that's crazy.

Did they always have the 10 hour pre game bru-ha-ha back in the 70s too?
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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I won't turn anything on about football till 30 min before the SuperBowl starrts next week. All this analyzing and whatever is annoying to me after you hear the same questions over and over...what do the packers have to do to win...what do the steelers have to do to win...etc.etc....I just want to put on the game and see it play out.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Yea dude but still.....that's crazy.

Did they always have the 10 hour pre game bru-ha-ha back in the 70s too?
Waltlantz makes a good point.

They've gone too far a long time ago. Even with just Monday Night Football, in the 70's it was Cosell, Gifford, and Meredith in the booth, and that was it. No sideline reporting. Now you have four people in the ESPN studios for pregame, four out on the field for halftime and postgame commentary, and Tirico, Gruden, and Jaworski in the booth. And sideline reporters. ARGH!
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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What else is ESPN going to show on a Sunday morning? You obviously tuned in so what is the issue? I bet they got decent ratings too.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Actually their Sunday morning shows are pretty good. ESPN's "Sports Reporters" doesn't really do anything much different than the Monday through Friday "Around The Horn" and "Pardon The Interruption" half hour shows. Mike Lupica, John Saunders, and Bob Ryan (can't think of the 4th guy) do a fairly good job of bantering around the various sports issues, with the end of the show the four separate guys having a 30 second opinion on various things. I like the format here as they spend a little more time on an issue as opposed to the other programs.

Ditto "Ouside The Lines". Bob Ley does a great job of really probing an issue, controversial or not. Ley goes back with ESPN a long time, perhaps 20 years.I'd like to see the network do more of this.

HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" does a similar program on this, but they are not all football related. But they've had some good ones over the years, particularly Frank DeFord's 20 minute seg on the NFL Disability issue a few years ago. And Bryant Gumbel got into this seg with some smack of his own regarding NFLPA's president at the time, the late Gene Upshaw. Was he critical of Upshaw? Oh yea! They apparently had locked horns some time ago. If something needs to be addressed Gumbel and the other reporters will pull no punches, they'll get the word out on it.

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Old 01-31-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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None of this is surprising; it happens every year. Whatever is going to be said about the Super Bowl matchup can be covered in two or three days. The rest of the time is just a lot of spin to maintain (if not increase) interest. The less I pay attention to it, the better I feel about the game itself...once we slog through all the hype and commercials, that is.
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