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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DBT, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I know the 'bama vs msu game is pretty big. But, man, ESPN are broadcasting from Tuscaloosa all day today and, I assume, tomorrow. I know we've talked about it ad nauseam. Frankly, this SEC dominance is damaging my enjoyment for college football. I just feel like the "playing field" is getting more and more tilted. I also have a gut feeling that I can't prove that their is so much cheating going on out there that unless you cheat, you can't compete (maybe my new slogan). I almost feel like there is a giant conspiracy going on. It feels like the NCAA turns it's head on the cheating of select, money maker programs but will bitch slap a school like CU for piddly **** as a kind of "public perception" ruse.

    Am I just one of those jealous "have not" fans who is looking for some sort of validation as to why my team can't compete or is NCAA football and basketball just this huge, super secret conspiracy?
     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    It isn't a conspiracy. It is business.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Just turn it off.
     
  4. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, when ESPN owns the conference network who do you think they are going to emphasize?
     
  5. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    daniel tosh sums it up perfectly here
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Spot on.

    And that's absolutely pathetic how badly the hacks at ESPN ripped him off.
     
  7. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    That's what happens when ESPN tries to get original and creative, they can't, so they just end up copying people.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I also can't believe that they pay Chris Berman $3 MM a year.

    ESPN could replace him with tini and wouldn't lose a single viewer.
     
  9. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Except Berman, although I'm not sure he watches now.
     
  10. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    That was awesome.

    I hope Tosh also sued ESPN for blatantly stealing his 'intellectual property', if Viacom would let him.
     
  11. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I honestly think ESPN would gain viewers if they jettisoned Berman. But I don't know, I don't watch anything but the games they broadcast, and I still wouldn't watch their crap even if Berman was gone.
     
  12. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    I loved Berman in the late 80's and early 90's - I wouldn't miss an NFL Sunday wrap up. Now I see him, and it's like "What happened to that guy?!?"

    I look at his $3m/year now as payback for probably making $250k when he was at his peak and basically carrying ESPN for years on end.
     
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  13. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    The bias is real and unfortunate. Stopped watching Gameday last season because of it and it sounds like the skewed coverage has gotten worse. Screw ESPN. They have gotten too big and sold out.


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  14. Alfred91

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    They did it years ago, but now they're like the rich old fart who knows he's a prick but doesn't give a **** because he knows he's richer than everybody else.
     
  15. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    I wish Fox Sports 1 could make a bigger push. Honestly, I like their coverage so much better, but the brand simply isn't there.
     
  16. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Turn it off.
     
  17. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    Can't agree more. FS1 does a nice job overall with their coverage.


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  18. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Keep spreading the news. Word of mouth is a hell of a marketing tool.
     
  19. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I kind of melded then NCAA and ESPN together in the "conspiracy theory" comment. First, I don't believe there is a conspiracy theory per se. I just believe their is a real double standard out there and I also believe the NCAA enforcement wing, for whatever reason, is not doing it's job. I also believe that the playing field, so to speak, is really skewed from conference to conference and school to school in the area of academic standards.
     
  20. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    NASCAR did the same thing, it's business and $ now days. In the old days the pre race came on about a half an hour before the race. Now days the pre race show is longer then the race. + They know the race is going to rain out, but still do the 4 1/2 hour pre race show. **** all of em.
     
  21. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Agree, the only thing that will change ES(ec)PN is if viewers go elsewhere and they are forced to change to bring them back. Fortunately FS1 isn't a bad alternative.
     
  22. Alfred91

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    It's not a conspiracy. The NCAA is a bunch of pussies. They'd much rather beat down mid-majors who have no recourse than deal with the big boys and the power they have behind them. Then you have moron schools like CU who self-report the littlest things and give up schollies while UNC cheats for decades.
     
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    I haven't watched Gameday yet this year. I dont watch turdcenter anymore either.
     
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    This is where I am, too. Berman is difficult to stomach now, but for the first 10 years of ESPNs existence, Berman was the only thing they had going for them.

    And keep in mind that ESPN is a subsidiary of Disney. They take orders just like the rest of us.
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Roy Firestone was allsome
     
  26. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    **** they'd gain viewers with me on there
     
  27. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    LOL imagine First take with BB2, Tini, slider and Skip.
     
  28. gobuffs58

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    agree... i find myself trying to tune into fs1 or pac as much as possible
     
  29. Highlander

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    He always gave me a tingling sensation. And not in a good way, more of the alarming way.
     
  30. CarolinaBuff

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    You realize that GameDay is in Tuscaloosa tomorrow, right? ESPN did the exact same thing a few weeks ago when they were broadcasting SC all day from Tallahassee the day before the ND-FSU game.

    And this is after all a #5 vs. #1 matchup in the CFP poll (4 vs. 1 in the AP, and 3 vs. 1 in the Coaches Poll).
     

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