No this morning I listened to was almost all Tony Gwynn. Yesterday they had on Bob Ryan to talk about the Spurs legacy plus Bruce Bowen Jeff Van Gundy etc..ifmanis5 said:Same again today. LeBron! Heat free agents! Spurs not even mentioned, as if they'd never existed.
4. New York Yankees Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has made it clear that he will provide GM Brian Cashman the resources he needs to make a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline, and the Yankees won't be seeing the postseason if they don't deal for another legitimate starter who doesn't have health or decline questions. The Yankees' system is loaded, and though they would decline the inclusion of Dellin Betances, the Rays' first choice, they would give up what they have to in the minor leagues to acquire Price. The Rays have a long-term need at catcher, and Gary Sanchez would be the perfect acquisition in a Price deal. Sanchez would benefit from being developed behind the Rays' Ryan Hanigan, who did a great job influencing Devin Mesoraco in Cincinnati before his trade to Tampa Bay. The Rays would also need a pitcher back in the deal, with Luis Severino being a top target. The 20-year-old is dominating the South Atlantic League, with a strikeout per inning and an ERA under 3.00. And because the Yankees would have to overpay -- they're in the Rays' division and don't have an Aaron Sanchez to deal -- they also might have to toss in power-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien, who continues to hit towering home runs at an alarming rate (23 already between High A and Double-A).
Would the Yankees pay this enormous price to get Price? They might, considering both Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira are signed long-term and they could have Masahiru Tanaka, Price and Michael Pineda in their rotation for years to come.
The trade: Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino and Peter O'Brien for Price.
ifmanis5 said:The LeBron opt out news is TWWL's wet dream come true. Wall to wall coverage with their favorite superstar and nothing but endless speculation and legacy talk. In short, right in the ESPN 24-hours of BS wheelhouse.
Well, their World Cup ratings are literally record setting so the only thing that's killing them is that they lost those rights to FOX for 2018 and 2022.Red(s)HawksFan said:
It must be killing them that this has broken while they've got World Cup and Wimbledon coverage that they contractually have to at least give a token mention to every 15-20 minutes.
cromulence said:Can we add si.com to the title? Every fucking site now has to have this horrible design that shoves nothing but pictures in your face with text sprinkled all over the place. I stopped going to nbcnews.com when they did it and I'll probably do the same with SI.
The food is terrible, and such small portionsSnodgrass'Muff said:I don't listen to much radio these days, but I'm in Connecticut for a job and just had to drop someone off at the train station, so I flipped on ESPN for the ride back and had The Herd on. In the 35 minutes I was listening, there was 16 minutes of content. The rest was commercials. 16 minutes out of 35 that wasn't someone trying to sell me something. WTF? Is all radio like this these days? Is it a sign that the medium died a while back and no one is willing to admit it's gone? How is it possible to have only 45% of your airtime as actual content?
And no, the little "Hey, this is a service I really like and I'd like to talk to you about it" spots are not content, they are ads, so that whittles it down to 16 minutes out of the 35 I was listening. Ridiculous.
ESPN deserves it's criticisms, even though I think some in this thread get pretty nitpicky. This is silly though. They've been doing the body issue for a while, and I think it can be interesting. I'm gonna guess you don't complain about SI having Kate Upton nearly naked.axx said:Just what I need to see at work... RG3 naked
Darnell's Son said:ESPN deserves it's criticisms, even though I think some in this thread get pretty nitpicky. This is silly though. They've been doing the body issue for a while, and I think it can be interesting. I'm gonna guess you don't complain about SI having Kate Upton nearly naked.
Silverdude2167 said:I think it was a Sportscenter segment that i accidentally caught on ESPN3 listing the five most indispensable NFL players and three of Tony Dungy's five were running backs. It is easy to see why he is now working for ESPN and not on another coaching staff or in a front office...
From a business standpoint, sure. Most of the public doesn't even notice who scoops whom.JimBoSox9 said:Honestly, I doubt ESPN is all that put out about not getting the LeBron scoop. Much of this was obviously about distancing himself from The Decision vibes, and that means distancing himself from the brand that orchestrated it. Everyone on both sides is savvy enough to realize that.
LeoCarrillo said:It's a strange world of nerd ego. Right now, I'm sure Bristol is feeling a little like a kid who thought the high school quarterback was being their buddy but just wanted to copy their homework and take their carton of milk.
Hey, LB! You goin' to that party Saturday? If you need a ride, I'll be-- wait, so, okay, see you there, man!
soxhop411 said:someone just proposed to his girlfriend at this video game tourney