The 25 Hours of College Football (Presented by TIVO) Is Off To A Roaring Start

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I would expect something like this to happen in hour 8 as the hosts approached 3am, but I'm afraid this happened right at the top of hour 3. Rece Davis thought they had Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer on the phone. Turned out to be Offensive Coordinator Dan Mullen. Rece caught it right away, but it took the graphics department a little bit longer to figure it out....

I threw the Mack Brown one on there just for the fun of it. It's going to be a long night for Rece Davis.....especially if Mark May keeps chiming in with gems like, "Do an imitation of Urban Meyer!" That gets you the Rece Davis "Hand Wave" Mary May. You be careful son.....Anything could happen at 5:30 in the morning big boy.....anything (Lou Holtz jacked up on Red Bull is not something you want to mess with).

The Programming Details For ESPN's 25-Hour College Football Gimmick (Awful Announcing)

Update from the Comments: "The front page right now...none of this is overkill. No, not at all."- Vegas Watch

Nope....not at all.....


The front page right now...none of this is overkill. No, not at all.

Vegas Watch said...
Aug 30, 2007, 12:06:00 AM  

There's so much shit on the ESPN homepage that I can't even figure out how to adbock that monster. And I already have half the page blocked.

twoeightnine said...
Aug 30, 2007, 2:07:00 AM  

Based on what I've seen from the coverage, you'd think that USC was playing Notre Dame tonight. But then, what else is new? And you wonder why LSU fans are so defensive about their 2003 National Championship, and why SEC partisans think ESPN hates them.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 8:44:00 AM  

Unrelated comment, except for the "ESPN Overkill" angle. During what just feels like the 832nd Yankees/Red Sox game that ESPN has shown this year, the announcers declared that the NL Central was realistically a "3 team race" because the 4th place team was like 7 games back.

Excuse me, guys. Have you checked to see how far back the Yankees were last night before they won? So if 7 games equals "dead," then WHY IN THE HELL are you shoving the Yankees and the Red Sox down our throat instead of showing us a Brewers/Cubs game or a Padres/D'Backs game? I mean, by association, your own announcer just told us that this game probably doesn't mean anything.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 8:53:00 AM  

I'm the anon. who posted the LSU/SEC comment. Let me give you an example from last night. LSU's defense is scary good. They have one of the best defensive players in the country in Glenn Dorsey. They have 4 to 6 guys who are getting All American or at least All SEC mention. They have one of the best defensive coordinators in the game in Bo Pelini. And what do the ESPN announcers say about LSU's defense last night? "LSU has one of the best defenses in the country, at least this side of Los Angeles."

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 9:06:00 AM  

Just went to the ESPN site for the first time in a while.

Is it just me, or is the scrolling on the thing in the middle just a touch too fast. I try reading it and maybe clicking on a link, and BAM it goes to the next tab.

Frickin dickweeds.

hollywood wags said...
Aug 30, 2007, 9:49:00 AM  

As bad as ESPN has become, Rece Davis is a beacon of hope that maybe one day they can restore credibility to the once proud network. Keep it up, Rece.

And to the guy hating on the Yanks/Red Sox, no one wants to watch the D'Bags and one.

GMoney said...
Aug 30, 2007, 10:29:00 AM  

AA you're splittin' hairs here about the graphic misinformation. These things happen everywhere. They were expecting Meyer and got the OC.

Oh man...I'm defending the WWL...shoot me now.

The Zoner said...
Aug 30, 2007, 10:43:00 AM  

I know Z...I was just poking fun with this one.

Aug 30, 2007, 11:00:00 AM  

No one wants to watch the D'Backs and Padres because nobody knows anything about them, there are never any stories about them, and none of their games are EVER televised.

In this case, the chicken did indeed come before the egg.

And we all know which network is to blame for that.

If ESPN cared about the D'Backs and Padres, trust me, so would we. Basically because we wouldn't have a choice. Sort of like the Yankees and Red Sox.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 11:01:00 AM  

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