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Old 08-10-2007, 02:58 AM   #1
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The Bronx is Burning

At first, I was completely against watching this since I am an avid Red Sox fan, and a Yankee hater, but this is really a good show.
Their casting is great too.
Billy Martin, George, Reggie, Munson, and even Pinella are great casts.

Has anyone else watched this show?
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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At first, I was completely against watching this since I am an avid Red Sox fan, and a Yankee hater, but this is really a good show.
Their casting is great too.
Billy Martin, George, Reggie, Munson, and even Pinella are great casts.

Has anyone else watched this show?
I missed the most recent episode. I must have seen the first episode like a 100 times. It was played at every staff meeting (or parts of it at least) for the last several months.
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I missed the most recent episode. I must have seen the first episode like a 100 times. It was played at every staff meeting (or parts of it at least) for the last several months.

I fell asleep half way through the last one.

ESPN2 is showing it right now.

What do you think of the show?
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I fell asleep half way through the last one.

ESPN2 is showing it right now.

What do you think of the show?
I think it's been pretty entertaining. It doesn't help disprove the theory that there is a significant Yankee/Red Sox bias at ESPN with a whole series dedicated to the Yankees. But that 1977 team was a compelling team during a pivotal time in New York history.

My only gripe is that it's taking away from programming hours that I need!
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I think it's been pretty entertaining. It doesn't help disprove the theory that there is a significant Yankee/Red Sox bias at ESPN with a whole series dedicated to the Yankees. But that 1977 team was a compelling team during a pivotal time in New York history.

My only gripe is that it's taking away from programming hours that I need!
You don't want this on your programming? I would assume it gets good ratings.
I do think that ESPN has an east coast bias, but being a Sox fan, I don't think it's a big deal!

It's a good series.

By the way, how come I never see Sox games on ESPN, or ESPN 2? Do I have to put in a special request or something?
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I really don't like the fact they keep showing the Yanks beating the Sox. LOL.
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You don't want this on your programming? I would assume it gets good ratings.
I do think that ESPN has an east coast bias, but being a Sox fan, I don't think it's a big deal!

It's a good series.

By the way, how come I never see Sox games on ESPN, or ESPN 2? Do I have to put in a special request or something?
Yeah it does get pretty good programming. I just meant that I personally have to get a certain number of hours of motorsports programming in and Bronx is Burning is keeping some hours away from me. Just like I keep hours away from tennis, and tennis keeps it away from golf and so on. It's part of the "magic" of scheduling networks.

MLB has the most ridiculous restrictions on what games we can and cannot show but I don't know why you wouldn't be able to see any Sox games on ESPN or ESPN2. You're out in New Mexico so it's not like it's market protected.

It's possible we've reached our maximable allowable numbr of Red Sox games though. Not sure.
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Yeah it does get pretty good programming. I just meant that I personally have to get a certain number of hours of motorsports programming in and Bronx is Burning is keeping some hours away from me. Just like I keep hours away from tennis, and tennis keeps it away from golf and so on. It's part of the "magic" of scheduling networks.

MLB has the most ridiculous restrictions on what games we can and cannot show but I don't know why you wouldn't be able to see any Sox games on ESPN or ESPN2. You're out in New Mexico so it's not like it's market protected.

It's possible we've reached our maximable allowable numbr of Red Sox games though. Not sure.
I haven't seen a Sox game out here since a little after the season started.

I thought you were in charge of all programming for ESPN2, not just Racing?

Maybe ESPN should do some original programming with the 2004 red sox! They can call it, "The idiots are burning!"
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I haven't seen a Sox game out here since a little after the season started.

I thought you were in charge of all programming for ESPN2, not just Racing?

Maybe ESPN should do some original programming with the 2004 red sox! They can call it, "The idiots are burning!"
I'm hardly in charge, and I'm indirectly involved in all programming for all our domestic network (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, etc.), but my main priority is motorsports.
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I'm hardly in charge, and I'm indirectly involved in all programming for all our domestic network (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, etc.), but my main priority is motorsports.
PFFF, it should be ESSPN.
Well, tell the powers that be, that I want to see more Sox games out here.
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Re: The Bronx is Burning

I'm a Phillies fan, but really enjoy the show. and if its anywhere near the truth, Reggie is one big a**hole
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I think the show is OK. I really like Oliver Platt usually but his depicition of Steinbrenner just seems so silly. It is like a characticture of him. Now Tutturo(sp?) is dead on as Billy Martin.
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Yawn.

I'm sure it's probably good, I'm just sick and tired of the Yankees and I really hate living in NY where Yankees crap is in your face all the freaking time.

What's next for ESPN, a Dallas Cowboys show?
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Yawn.

I'm sure it's probably good, I'm just sick and tired of the Yankees and I really hate living in NY where Yankees crap is in your face all the freaking time.

What's next for ESPN, a Dallas Cowboys show?

Starts next week: "America's toilet seat"
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PFFF, it should be ESSPN.
Well, tell the powers that be, that I want to see more Sox games out here.

get directv and order the baseball package
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