ESPN's Draft Talking Heads Still Arguing About Something

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Okay, first let me first say that I normally really like NFL Live. It is one of the last shows that didn't rely on ESPN's tactic of getting a handful of people yelling at each other over nothing. Make that was.

It starts out as a normal debate between Kiper and Hoge and then it just falls apart. Please try to understand one word that these jokers are trying to say throughout these two and a half minutes....

I love how Trey Wingo says he's asking the question with "trepidation". Riiiight. Whether it was or wasn't, the whole thing came across planned which is a running theme for ESPN these days. It's a shame when every program, but one on a network has turned into a "Made For Bayless Segment."

I'm sorry but this is not good TV, and I don't think there are many out there who think that it is.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:15 AM


OT, and I don't make a point to watch the 6pm SportsCenter, but this reaction from McShay & Kiper

was summarily edited out from re-airs of the same segment (at least by the late SportsCenter). As long as they make sure everyone fake yells and don't give attention to blogs.

Apr 29, 2008, 1:49:00 AM  

The other funny thing here is that Kiper is 100% right. If you like Beck, use your picks on help for him. If you don't, draft Ryan. If you're not sure bring in a veteran to sit behind him because in case he fails you won't be starting all over again. And a young QB with questionable confidence may not necessarily benefit from competition.

Also Wingo said "trepidaciously" which I don't believe to be a correct form of the word. Nor does my dictionary.

Paul said...
Apr 29, 2008, 2:40:00 AM  

I can't believe Merril Hoge went one segment without ranting about how much he thinks Vince Young sucks. He's borderline obsessed about that.

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 3:16:00 AM  

What are Kiper and McShay still doing on TV anyway? Shouldn't they be on their way to the ESPN Cryogenic Freezer by now?

GMoney said...
Apr 29, 2008, 10:50:00 AM  

Mel is a joke. If anything, Henne is underrated. He will start for Miami by Week 5. How can he rip Henne's accuracy when his boyfriend Ryan had a 1- ONE!!!! percent higher completion percentage than Henne. Stop slangin Ryan's D, Mel, Chad's just as good. And, what the hell is he talking about, competition for a starting job is bad??? Have you ever played a sport Mel? Obviously not from that statement. Competition will only make Beck and Henne better.

58.3%- Henne (while playing with an injured shoulder all year)

59.3%- Mel's loverboy

joe d said...
Apr 29, 2008, 11:19:00 AM  

Hey Joe, you sound like Mike Tirico. Everyone knows that Henne sucks.

GMoney said...
Apr 29, 2008, 11:39:00 AM  

If you think competition is ALWAYS good, look at the way J.P. Losman has been jerked around in Buffalo. Just when he thought he finally locked down the starting job with a very solid 2006 season, they bring in Trent Edwards to totally mess up his confidence. And this was after they pulled him three different times in his first full season as a starter for KELLY HOLCOMB.

inb4 J.P. Losman sucks ass and always has lulzzzzz

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 11:48:00 AM  

Back to the ESPN guys... the problem is they all can't keep their ego's in check. Mel Kiper is the most self involved asshole I have ever seen. When he calls a pick ahead of time, or does his job and projects a guy to go in the first round a year beforehand, we get to hear him pat himself on the back for 10 minutes.

Half the guys on the network act like their shit doesn't stink, and refuse to listen to anyone else's point of view, because 'there's no way they can be wrong.'

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 12:07:00 PM  

Now word comes out (according to USA Today) that ESPN's Draft ratings were down 15%. Yikes.

Apr 29, 2008, 12:28:00 PM  

Problem with the completion percentages:

1. Matt Ryan's offense had him throwing a ton of deep balls.
2. Chad Henne had Mario Manningham. Matt Ryan did not have a receiver of that caliber.
3. Defenses were constantly trying to take away the pass against BC. If they did that against Michigan, Mike Hart would make them pay.
4. Matt Ryan didn't lose to Appalachian State. (unrelated, I know, but I had to say it.)

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Did Kiper say Chad Hennington?

Jeff V said...
Apr 30, 2008, 1:00:00 AM  

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