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Carillo out at ESPN

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Let's hope NBC doesn't fall down the same slippery slope. Carillo, McEnroe and Ted Robinson are one of the few three-person booths that work well together. I prefer their honesty to the cheerleading like we saw from Neintz Sunday in the Jets-Pats game.
  3. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    If I had thought about it, I would've had Carillo at the top of my "People you like at ESPN" reply from the other thread, but then again, she ain't actually there, anyway, is she?
  4. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Agreed, wholeheartedly.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And yet, deeper in the article, Norby Williamson has no idea why Michigan fans get so pissed while watching Matt Millen. Sure there's that Lions thing... really? You don't understand how pissed off they are? That fans can have pro and college passions?
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Now that's a little silly, to think a booth person should not be put on certain games
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Heard/read about this a while back, but if she left over the philosophical difference of it being the on-air cheerleading aspect, then good for her. Great analyst.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I see the point. If he;s vilified there, even if with the college/pro difference, why the fuck would you bring him back?
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Because this is real life, and if you hire someone to be in the booth, you use him according to your needs, not according to what whining fanbois are doing. Some people need to do some getting over of themselves
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And I'd buy that with a small portion of the population. But he is the one unifier among fans in Michigan... Don't force him down their throats when he's not welcome and, more importantly, his opinion isn't respected.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    But the game is being televised to at least a broad regional audience, if not nationwide. Fans in Michigan can bitch all they want, but I doubt they're not going to tune in based on who's doing color commentary.
  12. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Does anyone, anywhere care what Matt Millen has to say? Isn't his opinion on just about anything generally worthless? I just don't understand this defense of him. He's one of the biggest failures and embarrassments in recent sports history -- why on earth and how on earth can his presence on any major network be excused at this point in time?
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