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Lamenting SportsCenter's Baroque Period

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You think we're tough on ESPN? Ha!

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    His praise of Simmons makes his views suspect. But I would tend toward rococo myself.
  3. offwing28

    offwing28 Member

    This guy sounds like my friends and me. In 1997.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    If Bob Ley is the linear, is Stuart Scott the painterly?
  5. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Elevated sports talk?
    It was a highlight show.
    Still is, really. If you're going to criticize SportsCenter, you can criticize it for too much Yankees (or too much baseball, generally) or for the Who's Now? junk. But I really don't see the confluence of SportsCenter and Rome Is Burning. It's like criticizing the sports columnist because the cops coverage isn't any good.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    If it isn't baroque, don't fix it.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  8. " There are still too many white voices, but the black voices are only so much verbiage. A guy like Stephen A. Smith, he has the intelligence of a Philadelphia mall rat, but he gets away with it because he's black and there's an understanding that that's somehow how a black guy talks. Stu Scott, on the other hand, at no point overly reminded you that he was black, but he never apologized for it, either. It does seem to me that a kind of race politics is partly responsible for the lack of that sort of eloquence."

    Ah, Mr. Professor Guy?
    Whatever you may think of his broadcast persona, Stephen A Smith is, by any measure, as smart as Bill Fucking Simmons.
  9. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member


    grant farred should only be given print time once he owes up to being a part of the mike nifong disaster. until then...
  10. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Those sentences could stand some editing. A lot of editing, in fact.
  11. What is the policy on Q&A's?
    I'm inclined to not edit them for content at all.
  12. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    This guy conveniently ignores the likes of Stan Verrell and Fred Hickman because, frankly, he knows so little about SportsCenter it's painful. "Too many" white voices? What does that mean?
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