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ESPN's "Who's Now?" results

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Big Buckin' agate_monkey, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Couldn't find the old thread and I'm too old to go diving into lockers ... er, to look through 76 pages to find it ... ANYWAYS ....

    Did anyone else see the number of votes ESPN got for the Tiger v. LeBron battle for Who's Now? 370K. THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FUCKIN' THOUSAND. Hey ESPN, if that's not a wake up call that Who's Now is lame, you need to find new people and fire the dickweeds that say it was good.

    370,000!??!?! Christ, I live in a city with a greater population of 350,000 (And it's market 117 on the TV scale). Everyone in this area votes, no one else in the world. They probably get that many visitors in an hour at espn.com.

    Sorry for that rant. I was just amazed that they were so quick to admit they only got 370,000 votes.
  2. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    When you consider our paper considers it a good poll when we get 1,000 votes, I guess it's all relative.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Other than the fake baseball press conferences a year or so ago, Who's Now may be one of the most embarrassing things ever on SportsCenter...
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Oh God, I forgot about that craziness. Or maybe I thought it was just a bad dream.
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    That's fair. Just seems like a website that is the homepage for ... a very conservative guess of ... a few million people should get more than 370K.
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I think the inevitable question that arises out of this, and I can only hope ESPN is there to answer it for us, is: Who's Next?
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    We Won't Get Fooled Again. ::) ::)
  8. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Well, if LeBron isn't now, but he's the runner-up, wouldn't he be next?
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Seeing as how they've been running Who's Next editions of the magazine for a few years now, I'd say this was a spin-off of that, not vice-versa.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I saw a column last week, maybe USA Today, that said ESPN was very pleased with WN receiving a lot more traffic to the website and a leading topic of conversation on their boards and increasing their numbers in the treasured 12-17 demo, whatever that's worth.

    What appalled me is that Tiger issued a statement (presumably written by the same PR hack who did his kid's birth announcement) stating how pleased he was with the "honor." ACK!
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Baba O'Reilly. Not Bill. Natch.
  12. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    ESPN might be pleased but I sure wouldn't want to be Herbstreit or Andrews - knowledgeable TV people who had to take part in that. I mean, when you have Kevin James and Jessica Biel as part of a panel, where's the credibility?
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