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What the Monday night Football fiasco proves

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by Folanator, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    The Owens/Monday Night fiasco should make us all feel better. This is the way the ABC/ESPN/ESPNTHERAG are doing things these days. They create the news on one of their networks and then talk about it for a week trying to suck all of the controversy they can out of the story.

    ABC makes a racy skit to start off MNF. That's cool. I liked it. They then have a little controversy on their hands. So what do they do? The apologize and make it the lead story on their sister Network pushing the hell out of the story. Bet ESPN the RAG will do a feature. Bet you lunch.

    Same as the MC affair. The Rag makes "news". Then ESPN pumps it for a week.
    Talk about a bunch of shit bags. They report on the crap they make.

    The point is, that I take this personally when my Almamater is attacked. It does make me feel "better" when I know that ESPN and the scum bag fags that work there should all be drawn and quartered.

    We just happened to be under the ratings truck.
     
  2. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    I agreed with everything in your post except the line above. The skit was stupid and a complete waste of my viewing time. I don't care to see the NFL being used in an effort to pimp crap programing on ABC.

    You are absolutely correct on the whole news agencies now making news and covering themselves. Unfortunately, it just doesn't happen in the world of sports. I am all for private enterprise and survival of the fittest in the business world, but I'm starting to rethink my stance when it comes to news agencies. They manufacture events and news simply to increase their profit shares, and they do so without any regard for the truth or the innocent. It is shameless.
     
  3. Your observations on video "journalism" and sensationalism for profit merely reflects the public's general distrust and poor opinion of media in general. Pigs in a pig trough manage to stay cleaner.

    Better said: These media are whores for the dollar. Do anything to titillate and create friction...then report on the reaction.
     
  4. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    I think it may have proven TO is gay. Not that anything is wrong with that.
    No straight guy would have turned her down....
     
  5. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    And thats the bottom line really - MNF has so fallen off from its past glory.
    It's only value to ABC is as a vehicle to promote bad programs.

    Used to be MNF stood on its own - biggest football party of any week-day outside of thanksgiving.

    Now MNF has gone from special to way below ordinary.
     

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