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I don't care what Joe Smo tweets...really, I don't

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by flexmaster33, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Can ESPN please end these silly montages of tweets by athletes on any given subject.
    So pointless...if I want to read these stupid tweets, I'll find an athlete and subscribe to his feed. I don't need Neil Everett reading tweets on the highlights.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Just another great step in the deterioration of SportsCenter. It got left on after the baseball game last night while the highlights of the soccer game was on, and here came the tweets ... now, wouldn't it be news if LeBron said "USA sucks?" instead of whatever cliched words of encouragement he posted instead?
  3. Tweets are the 2011's official comments and press releases. Not saying I care or like it, just sayin'.
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The past couple of weeks have featured an explosion in Tweet-based commercials...Don't you want to buy a Ford cause some random chick tweeted on a commercial that she loves her Focus?

  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Depends. Is she hot?
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Oddly, I LIKE the tweet graphics....
  7. Illino

    Illino Member

    So do I – in moderation.
  8. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Finding the best tweets is a good idea. My problem with Twitter is that I haven't figured out how to do that for myself. I thought it'd be good to follow my old friend, Buster Olney. But, really. I unfollowed after being suffocated in minutiae. I want Buster's big-picture analysis but not the in-game play-by-play.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    At this point though, can't we say that in any criticism of SportsCenter, the first fault is with the viewer who still watches the shit?
  10. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    that is true, and I'll take that criticism :) I catch myself to often wondering why I stop the clicker there. Of course, it used to be must-see TV each night...now maybe I stop for 5 minutes every other night.
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    The best way to watch SportsCenter is on DVR. That way you can fast forward through the stuff that you either find stupid or is about a subject/sport you don't care about. I always skip through the long-winded introductions to the show and get right to the first story. I don't mind when they show tweets as long as they are compelling, but usually they aren't.
  12. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    Starting this thread sent a tweet.
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