ESPN Cancels "SportsNation," Will Move "High Noon" To Afternoon Slot

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  1. huskymedic

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    What's a "sports" show anyway? I only watch the actual sports with respect to tv. For chatter/analysis its radio or the web for moi.
     
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    Moi aussi. Which reminds me I miss Aussie rules football. Better than any of the snide screamer shows.
     
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    I would watch that and badminton about one million times before watching a sports talk show. I’m sure ESPN knows what makes money, but badminton is awesome and these shows suck.
     
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    ESPN has a show titled High Noon that will now air at 4:00. How little do you care about a product if you can't be bothered to come up with a logical name for it? I mean I didn't even know this show existed until I read this article. How much brand awareness even exists for this show? At this point ESPN should air live sports, Sports Center, and fill in the gaps with old reruns of strong man competitions and 1970's bowling tournaments.
     
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    You're not far from wrong. The days of anyone spending time watching these gab fests on TV is long gone. I honestly believe they'd get better ratings show repeat games from the night before rather than these shows.

    ESPN has been around my entire teenage and adult life. I watch less of it now than ever. I know exactly two shows- Sports Center on TV and Golic and Wingo (Because it replaced Mike and Mike).
     
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  9. Kolumbo

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    I'd bang my head against the wall for 12 hours straight before I sat through 10 minutes of Mike and Mike. The absolute worst windbags ever.
     
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    Mike and wingo is somehow even worse.
     
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    Know it's not ESPN but I did enjoy watching Mike & The Mad Dog on YES.
     
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  12. Kolumbo

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    Mike & The Mad Dog on the FAN were awesome together, especially because they were both incredibly knowledgeable about many sports and very entertaining. That was a great show. espn simply tried to recreate a great recipe with a scripted commercial filled dialogue which was just awful.
     
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    Don't listen to ESPN radio for their talking heads. Just knew the name Mike and Mike because it existed for 20 years.

    Supposedly Greenies new show is a ratings disaster and a money pit.

    I understand Greenberg wanted to try something new and try flying on his own. But he's getting some serious humble pie learning he can't carry a show. A perfect example of a #2 pitcher being tossed a ton of cash to be the ace of a staff.

    Nature vs Nurture. All the money and studio production can't lift him above his talent level.
     
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    What's odd is that he was the professional on Mike and Mike, Golic still hasn't learned how to host a show on his own, he needs someone else with him always. Why anyone would want to watch a talk show with Greenberg and Jalen Rose is a head scratcher.
     
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    Something about the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.

    You're correct in that usually it's the jock that dries up when the geek and jock duo break up.

    Golic has enough lunch pail working guy cred to keep listeners. Blue collar Cleveland guy, who goes full yacht rock with NDU. His kids are insufferable on the air.
     
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    Yep, I've watched probably 2hrs of badminton this year and less than 5 mins of any of these shows including the grand daddy - sports center.
     
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    [QUOTE="Chin Diesel, post: 2807819, member: His kids are insufferable on the air.[/QUOTE]

    Worse than their father. Hard to believe that is possible.
     
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    Worse than their father. Hard to believe that is possible.[/QUOTE]
    You could sign up any 20-something dude in your neighborhood and probably get a better personality and more insights. Don't tell me his other kids are also getting on the air?
     
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    FWIW, they have a Footy game of the week on FS2. The rest they put on Fox Soccer Plus.
     
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    I only watch the parts when they're saying good things about teams I like.