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The Sportswriters on TV vs. The Sports Reporters

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wicked, Feb 26, 2012.


Who ya got?

  1. Sports Writers on TV

  2. The Sports Reporters

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    For the purposes of this thread, we're talking old-school Sports Reporters. I tried watching this morning, and ugh.

    I loved both shows, but I know each had its defenders.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Not even close. Apples and orangutans.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Good Lord. This ought to be the biggest blowout in history. Sports Writers on TV was awesome.

    Cigar smoke, old men talking shit. Ben Bentley was great, because he didn't take no mess. Great stuff.


    But it was kind of a Midwest thing. I'm not even sure if it was broadcast widely nationwide. Was it?
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    On one show it was obvious that the guys actually liked each other. That made a huge difference.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It was on in AZ. I think WGN carried it.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    We got it in NY.

    And it was pure awesomeness.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    When Rick Telander filled the role of the young, "hip" guy.
  9. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Put the 4 SWOT guys around that table today (even though all of them are not still with us), and it remains a 100 times better show than TSR could ever hope to be.
  10. This thread should be immediately shut down. Loved me some SWOT, have no use for the clowns they trot out on TSR.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Sports Reporters never recovered from when Michael Kay started to show up regularly.
  12. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    I think the predecessor of Fox Sports, Home Sports Entertainment if I recall correctly, carried it in the deep south.

    Not sure if Fox kept it once it became part of the Fox Sports Network.
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