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Warpath 07-11-2007 11:23 AM

ESPN's "Who's Now" Stinks
 
How lame is this segment on Sportscenter? I think its a huge waste of time and completely stupid. Who cares who is more now Jeff Gordon or Barry Bonds? I certainly don't. Am I in the minority here or what?

jamf 07-11-2007 11:28 AM

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I agree, It sucks.

Monkeydad 07-11-2007 11:50 AM

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Yep. Stupid.

MTK 07-11-2007 11:50 AM

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What the hell does 'now' supposed to mean?

I swear they come up with some weird shit once in a while.

TheMalcolmConnection 07-11-2007 11:54 AM

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When I first saw it, I was like, "Wow, someone is getting fired!"

EARTHQUAKE2689 07-11-2007 12:14 PM

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Dumbest thing I have ever seen. Maybe it was SS's idea[IMG]http://www.thewarpath.net/images/icons/icon12.gif[/IMG]

Redskins_P 07-11-2007 12:38 PM

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I agree. Dumb idea. ESPN can come up with some stupid shit sometimes.

I do like the new "Bronx is burning" series. The 1st episode was pretty good.

70Chip 07-11-2007 12:40 PM

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Worst segment ever. Actually I haven't seen it, but when in Rome.

70Chip 07-11-2007 12:41 PM

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[quote=Redskins_P;327080]I agree. Dumb idea. ESPN can come up with some stupid shit sometimes.

I do like the new "Bronx is burning" series. The 1st episode was pretty good.[/quote]

When does the Yankees thing air? I didn't realize it already started.

SmootSmack 07-11-2007 12:52 PM

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It's not all that popluar in-house either quite honestly. It's an off-shoot of the popular "Who's Next" yearly magazine series. Originally this was going to be its own show but it was decided to make it a part of SportsCenter because there just isn't as much content during these months.

Online, it's been a success generating a lot of hits. And really that was the main intent of the category, to boost online hits and pageviews. From a business standpoint, it's served its purpose.

FRPLG 07-11-2007 01:42 PM

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Yeah it is retarded. It this type of stuff that got me to turn Sportscenter off. I think it is noteworthy that a lot(I say that but really it is just my circle of friends so take it for it is worth) of people don't really care for sportscenter too much anymore because of all the crap they cram into it. We all like shows like Baseball tonight and the myriad of football shows which tend to be more focused and crapless.

I guess we all need to remmeber that ESPN is solidly in the entertainment business now so this type of stuff will only increase.

dmek25 07-11-2007 01:46 PM

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hey smooty, you guys need to give keyshawn a raise. the man only owns jeans and sneakers.

Redskins_P 07-11-2007 02:05 PM

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[QUOTE=70Chip;327083]When does the Yankees thing air? I didn't realize it already started.[/QUOTE]

The 1st episode aired on Monday after the Homerun Derby. The next one is on Tuesday 7/17, at 10 pm (Not sure if thats the exact time).

SmootSmack 07-11-2007 02:08 PM

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[QUOTE=FRPLG;327105]Yeah it is retarded. It this type of stuff that got me to turn Sportscenter off. I think it is noteworthy that a lot(I say that but really it is just my circle of friends so take it for it is worth) of people don't really care for sportscenter too much anymore because of all the crap they cram into it. We all like shows like Baseball tonight and the myriad of football shows which tend to be more focused and crapless.

I guess we all need to remmeber that ESPN is solidly in the entertainment business now so this type of stuff will only increase.[/QUOTE]

Well we are Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. So yeah there is entertainment but there's also a ton of sports coverage.

What most people don't understand is the legal limitations put on us by different sports entities. Especially now with leagues like the NFL starting their own networks they want to protect their own investments.

People say stuff like "Why don't you show more highlights, or talk more about this sport, or do more episodes featuring that sport?" Well, the simple answer is we're not allowed to, so we have to come up with other programming to a.) fill hours and b.) offset the costs of other properties.

SmootSmack 07-11-2007 02:11 PM

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[QUOTE=Redskins_P;327122]The 1st episode aired on Monday after the Homerun Derby. The next one is on Tuesday 7/17, at 10 pm (Not sure if thats the exact time).[/QUOTE]

You can catch a re-air of the premiere tonight at 10p on ESPN

ArtMonkDrillz 07-11-2007 02:13 PM

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SS, how [I]now[/I] are you?

Redskins_P 07-11-2007 02:14 PM

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[QUOTE=SmootSmack;327128]You can catch a re-air of the premiere tonight at 10p on ESPN[/QUOTE]

Nice. I'll probably watch it again. Did you get to see it?

SmootSmack 07-11-2007 02:28 PM

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I feel like I've seen it a hundred times since I first got here. Scenes from it are at every other staff meeting.

AMD, I'm more now than BrudLee but not as now as Mattyk, none of us are as now as Summo

ArtMonkDrillz 07-11-2007 02:38 PM

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You're pretty Now right now. Matty might just be the most Now of all the mods, but that hasn't always been the case. I'd say pre-marriage TMC was the most Now person on this site, but now I'd have to give the Now title to BSB. I think I've gone cross-eyed.

Apparently not everyone at ESPN is thrilled with the What's Now campaign. this is from Bill Simmons' chat that's still going on (I think):

[QUOTE]AK (Chicago): Who's more NOW, You or Ronald Jenkees?

Bill Simmons: (12:47 PM ET ) I'd say Jenkees. Also, I called Time Warner to ask them for the ESPN package that didn't involve "Who's more now?" and they said it doesn't exist. So I think we're stuck with it. [/QUOTE]




now

MTK 07-11-2007 02:48 PM

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I Am The Ego

I Am Always Now, Then And Future

SmootSmack 07-11-2007 02:51 PM

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[QUOTE=ArtMonkDrillz;327144]Apparently not everyone at ESPN is thrilled with the What's Now campaign.[/QUOTE]

Like I said...[url]http://www.redskinswarpath.com/327090-post10.html[/url]

ArtMonkDrillz 07-11-2007 03:02 PM

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[QUOTE=SmootSmack;327148]Like I said...[url]http://www.redskinswarpath.com/327090-post10.html[/url][/QUOTE]
I choo-choo-choose to ignore your post.
[IMG]http://www.flukemedia.com/blog_img/choochoochoose.jpg[/IMG]

dallass-blows 2 07-11-2007 03:57 PM

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im the most now of all of them!

hooskins 07-11-2007 08:44 PM

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I dont think it is that bad of a concept, it is pretty much the kinda stuff they talk about on PTI, which I love. But the problem is, as always on ESPN, they overhype it and make it cheesy and retarded. See the MNF on ESPN for example. The whole guy running through the streets and turning into a football player was really lame(the intro video) and bringing in celebs to waste time?

Who's Now has a really lame intro video too, were that guy touches some kinda of hologram and walks through it. A weak attempt on trying to make the whole thing look good.

Also how the fuck does LT beat Beckham(sp) at being more "now"? Beckham is known throughout the world, and an Icon for a sport, LT isnt an icon for the NFL. Beckham has been amazingly successful in both league and national play, and LT doesnt have a ring. Beckham is married to Posh Spice and has tons of endorsements, while LT has Vitamin Water? Plus Beck is boys with Tom Cruise and rolls with the Hollywood type, which LT does not to that extent. I dont care what you think about soccer, Beck is more "now" or whatever.

SmootSmack 07-11-2007 10:08 PM

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[QUOTE=hooskins;327233]Beckham is married to Posh Spice and has tons of endorsements, while LT has Vitamin Water?[/QUOTE]

[URL="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/07-10-2007/0004623216&EDATE=TUE+Jul+10+2007,+08:28+PM"]VIZIO Baby![/URL]

EARTHQUAKE2689 07-11-2007 11:18 PM

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I liked their ultimate depth chart from last year.

GoSkinsGoTerps 07-17-2007 07:40 PM

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Other than coverage of actual games, I can't stand anything on espn anymore except PTI and some of ATH. There was a hilarious deadspin post today listing a bunch of the jokes Jimmy Kimmel told at the espy's that they didn't air for whatever reason. Not that I would've watched the espy's in the first place, but go figure.

GoSkinsGoTerps 07-17-2007 07:42 PM

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[quote=GoSkinsGoTerps;330135]There was a hilarious deadspin post today listing a bunch of the jokes Jimmy Kimmel told at the espy's that they didn't air for whatever reason. [/quote]

Said post:
[url=http://deadspin.com/sports/too-hot-for-espy/what-espn-doesnt-want-you-to-hear-279345.php]Too Hot For ESPY: What ESPN DOESN'T WANT YOU TO HEAR! - Deadspin[/url]

itvnetop 07-17-2007 08:20 PM

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I'd have to co-sign with Hoo's assessment... I think the talking heads are always choosing the "major" sport athlete in each matchup... last night (for instance), the matchup was b/t shaq and michael phelps. They kept bringing up shaq's past... the freakin' segment is about the present, isn't it? Phelps broke a bunch of world records recently in his sport. Shaq's on bum legs lately, so he's not really "now" imo.

ArtMonkDrillz 07-17-2007 08:52 PM

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[QUOTE=itvnetop;330145]I'd have to co-sign with Hoo's assessment... I think the talking heads are always choosing the "major" sport athlete in each matchup... last night (for instance), the matchup was b/t shaq and michael phelps. They kept bringing up shaq's past... the freakin' segment is about the present, isn't it? Phelps broke a bunch of world records recently in his sport. Shaq's on bum legs lately, so he's not really "now" imo.[/QUOTE]
At the same time though they also all picked Tony Parker over Roger Federer.
Granted, Parker was just named the NBA Finals MVP and he just married a (hot) B-list celebrity, but Federer may very well be considered the greatest tennis player of all time in the very near future.
I guess the problem with Federer is the fact that he's squeaky clean and doesn't run his yap all the time, so by ESPN's standards he's pretty much irrelevant.

itvnetop 07-17-2007 09:09 PM

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[QUOTE=ArtMonkDrillz;330161]At the same time though they also all picked Tony Parker over Roger Federer.
Granted, Parker was just named the NBA Finals MVP and he just married a (hot) B-list celebrity, but Federer may very well be considered the greatest tennis player of all time in the very near future.
I guess the problem with Federer is the fact that he's squeaky clean and doesn't run his yap all the time, so by ESPN's standards he's pretty much irrelevant.[/QUOTE]

Good point... although I'd say Federer is still dominant (although Nadal is closing in). Federer should definitely have taken Parker- present and past.

SmootSmack 07-17-2007 09:17 PM

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[QUOTE=ArtMonkDrillz;330161]At the same time though they also all picked Tony Parker over Roger Federer.
Granted, Parker was just named the NBA Finals MVP and he just married a (hot) B-list celebrity, but Federer may very well be considered the greatest tennis player of all time in the very near future.
I guess the problem with Federer is the fact that he's squeaky clean and doesn't run his yap all the time, so by ESPN's standards he's pretty much irrelevant.[/QUOTE]

Well the fans voted for Parker as well, so take from that what you will.

tatrave 07-17-2007 10:18 PM

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[quote=SmootSmack;330177]Well the fans voted for Parker as well, so take from that what you will.[/quote]

Then the fans are dumb as rocks!

hooskins 07-18-2007 02:06 AM

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[quote=tatrave;330201]Then the fans are dumb as rocks![/quote]

Pretty much.

I guess my main problem with the whole thing is ESPN's attempt to hype it up, which just makes it very corny. Props to them for having balls to try something new, but I don't think it is working. But again I don't know the impact it has on ratings, maybe SS could do some snooping around for us.

I just don't think the whole who's now segment has entertained espn fans or brought in more just to watch SC. But we are sitting here arguing about this, so I guess it did draw attention.

SmootSmack 07-18-2007 02:13 AM

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[QUOTE=hooskins;330366]Pretty much.

I guess my main problem with the whole thing is ESPN's attempt to hype it up, which just makes it very corny. Props to them for having balls to try something new, but I don't think it is working. But again I don't know the impact it has on ratings, maybe SS could do some snooping around for us.

I just don't think the whole who's now segment has entertained espn fans or brought in more just to watch SC. But we are sitting here arguing about this, so I guess it did draw attention.[/QUOTE]

Well...

[url]http://www.redskinswarpath.com/327090-post10.html[/url]

[url]http://www.redskinswarpath.com/327127-post14.html[/url]

That's about as best as I can answer it. I haven't really looked at the ratings for SC lately

jsarno 07-18-2007 02:20 AM

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[QUOTE=tatrave;330201]Then the fans are dumb as rocks![/QUOTE]

And the dumber ones watch that show and get riled up about the dumb picks. LOL.

Duffman003 07-18-2007 03:21 AM

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I'd rather watch a woman driving than watch "who's now."

dblanch66 07-18-2007 03:55 AM

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This segment is for ESPN's "gay" audience. If you enjoy it, you are gay.


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