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Smokey Roan15 May 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

This is the jumping the shark with a laser attached to its head of jumping the shark.

ESPN's new color commentator for MNF and TNF.

LOL! Disney is gonna end up offering a free bowl of soup if you buy ESPN.

And you thought Doris Burke was the absolute depth of their depravity……

Waco Joe15 May 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

A few proper nouns si vous plait?

Smokey Roan15 May 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

ESPN a sports network. The leader of the industry, has suffered catastrophic losses this year due to a emphasis on politics. Owned by Disney, who is trying to sell the network for free plus 10 dollars shipping, before Disney goes bankrupt.

ESPN has Monday Night and Thursday Night NFL football (MNF and TNF)

They hired a girl to announce the games, a girl who has never seen a football game, because, they said, "Women announce basketball games so she is qualified to announce NFL games"

"Jumping the Shark" is a term meaning going over the deep end, and killing your company. From when the Fonz literally jumped a shark on water skis, which is considered the Waterloo of the "Happy Days" tv series.

Lee jumped the shark on day 3 at Gettysburg. For example.

Winston Smith15 May 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

TNF is the NFL Network. Not espn.

And I have no idea who the color commentator is, nor for that matter Doris Burke.

Smokey Roan15 May 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

ESPN does the NFL Network games now.

Doris Burke is the homely, frumpy blonde who announces basketball games. She is awful. Basically a political commentator.

The new NFL commentator is….uh….some woman.

Winston Smith15 May 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

No. ESPN does NOT do Thursday Night Football. It is exclusively on the NFL Network, in partnership with FOX and CBS. Those two networks provide the commentary when it isn't Rich Eisen, who I prefer.
ESPN is Disney, who owns ABC.

Provide a link for your assertion.

Winston Smith15 May 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

Clarification. It's CBS and NBC who "do" Thursday Night Football.
ESPN does do the radio. But not TV.

Who asked this joker15 May 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

ESPN will survive despite the fact that their coverage is complete garbage worthy of any talking head program on a regular news network. I don't watch ESPN for anything except the actual game…and even then, often with the sound down.

zoneofcontrol15 May 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

I used o watch & listen to the games but mute the commercials. Now I mute the game and listen to the commercial breaks.

The whole Disney/ABC thing is a real shame. It is a butt-ugly dog that you need to tie a dog treat to its neck to get the other dogs to play with it.

Winston Smith16 May 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Smokey is getting into shape for the upcoming collij football season. Only 3 months!
He has a checklist to go through.
1. Girls give you cooties. (Check this one off with this thread.)
2. Make up names for evil opposing coaches and then find faux scandals about them. (Check this one off too. That fat naked guy on the shark.)
3. Girls give you cooties. (Danica Patrick)
4. Girls give you cooties.

Smokey Roan16 May 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

You are right, OFM, about TNF. My bad. My source was an idiot, and I knew it, and I went with his info anyway. :O

Girls do NOT have cooties, OFM. Because I go against the grain, and do not like frauds like Danica, doesn't mean I have any problem with weemen.,

That WAS Donkey Teeth on the shark. Lane Kiffen confirmed it, and he is a reliable source!

Putting a woman who knows nothing, at all, about football on as color for purely political reasons (ESPN admitted thus)is an appropriate issue for sports fans to discuss, and oppose.

Remember when they fired Dennis Miller on MNF, because "He was too cerebral"? This hiring is the opposite.

Mako1122 May 2017 10:46 p.m. PST

Well, they do need to try to please their clientele, even if it is a rapidly shrinking base. ;-)

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