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Dernells Casket n Flagon

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Are you gambling or watching for fantasy team? This strikes me as being really weird, but Red Zone in general I don’t really get unless for one or both of those avenues. I’m not trying to be a wise ass either, I can watch highlights if I want to see teams I don’t root for scoring.
For someone with no fantasy or gambling related interest, 4th quarter action for the 1:00 games is fantastic.
 

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Just for fun here is how things would stand today if they were using next years scoring.
 

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Nope. He’s been banging this drum relentlessly for years.
Search returned exactly one post in this thread, and he stated that it was understandable that Tiger had faded on the day in question because he was worn down. Then he made a mild comment about how ESPN's overhyped coverage of Tiger at precisely the moment when he was fading was embarrassing.

You can agree or disagree, but unless you have something else, that is not "banging this drum relentlessly for years." There is another member who has been banging that drum relentlessly across multiple threads, but I'm not aware of anything other than that one post for dc.
 

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Wait, what? An hour? So 1 pm games are finishing anywhere from 330 to 430? Come on man. You’re just watching taped highlights.
So absolutely there was a game last week that ended after 4:30, since I was flipping back and forth between it and the start of the Pats game. The game doesn't bed to end at 3:30 to have the exciting deciding moments be then. You hit 3:00 and teams are starting to go for it on 4th down and managing their time and drives to tie it up and take the lead. Plus you're skipping all the commercials normally associated with that time of the game. It's fantastic.
 

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Search returned exactly one post in this thread, and he stated that it was understandable that Tiger had faded on the day in question because he was worn down. Then he made a mild comment about how ESPN's overhyped coverage of Tiger at precisely the moment when he was fading was embarrassing.

You can agree or disagree, but unless you have something else, that is not "banging this drum relentlessly for years." There is another member who has been banging that drum relentlessly across multiple threads, but I'm not aware of anything other than that one post for dc.
I’m not sure why you feel the need to white knight him here, but your search wasn’t very comprehensive. The “breathless” coverage from Espn and “Baghdad Bob”have been recurrent complaints.

Please.

The first segment on Mike and Mike tomorrow will be about how Tiger was in the hunt. The second will be about the implications of the wrist injury on Tiget surpassing Jack's 18. The third segment will be about Jordan Spieth.

I want a hydrogen bomb dropped on the four-letter and their pimps.
I totally get the disappointment over the lack of riveting drama. What I am sick of is ESPN in particular being cocaine addicted to Tiger because he is so polarizing and makes their hunt for ratings so much easier.

There are some amazing talents in this beautiful game. I'd like it if they were celebrated, even if it takes a little more work.
I put this more on ESPN; there are degrees of being compromised.
ESPN is a complete sell, and makes no bones about it. Forget the commentary, the basic news coverage is out of the old Soviet Union. If stuff is inconvenient or awkward, it's ignored (and not just the NFL -- I'll never forget their crawl when Tiger's ex took the iron upside his vehicle).
Tied for 68th on the leaderboard makes you “alive” in 4-letter parlance — if you are Tiger Woods.

So the bar is making the cut, 14 strokes behind the leader, after all the breathless bullshit leading into the Tour season. That’s where we are?
Everyone should be stunned based on the breathless promo during his warmup today, and some of the lead up to this tournament. Had to break away, scrolled down the leaderboard but did not have the patience to scroll 109 spots.
ESPN had a feature about Phil’s sad day. He finished some 13 places and a stroke ahead of Tiger — who trials 4 golfers, including Poulter and Johnson by 9 strokes, after 1 day.

But yeah, let’s hype the hell out of his prospects.
Yes, with the players nowadays active plotters.

The skids are greased for a three-headed monster in LA. The four letter is effusive over it, to the point of assigning one of its writers the detailed nut-and-bolts of it. Which is good for ESPN, what with Tiger about to miss the cut in the US Open.

Starfucker Nation.
His “That is a disgusting act” sanctimonious best. But hey, a golf tournament since broke out. A tremendous one. Without Tiger no less. Will wonders never cease.
ESPN clickbait.

It had an epic weekend even by four-letter standards. They Baghdad-bobbed Tiger’s meltdown at the Bridgestone yesterday. Today, the tournament does not exist.
 

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I’m not sure why you feel the need to white knight him here, but your search wasn’t very comprehensive. The “breathless” coverage from Espn and “Baghdad Bob”have been recurrent complaints.
Your comment was clearly valid, and I was obviously not reading those threads. However, it's worth noting that you made the comment in this thread, so it's unsurprising that I would search this thread.

Having said that, the bolded was uncalled for. Knock it off.
 

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Reed can't buy a putt today. His distance control is good, but he is off line on everything.
Molinari just looks dreadful.
Mickelson is already +2 after 4 holes.

These fellas appear to be dialing it in and ready to get on their respective planes to Paris for next week's festivities. Super excited for the RC next week. I'm already planning ways to make up some sleep so I can get up at 2 or 3 am every morning F-Su. Something fantastic about watching golf with a hot cup of coffee in the pitch dark with your favorite dog while the rest of the house sleeps.

But on the other end of the spectrum, Rosie, Rory and Tiger are gonna give us a show, I think. I wonder how nervous Tiger is compared with all the rest of his big rounds. He's had chances on Sundays this year and just hasn't quite gotten it done. But a 3 stroke lead on a course he is shredding this week - I wonder if he's more confident or, somewhere inside, terrified. Should be a fun afternoon. Also interesting to see how Rory fares. He's been perfect at times this week, and then dreadful. He's an absolute enigma to me. I feel like he should have been the "next" Tiger, more than anyone else, but he has consistently fallen short of that particular place. Not to say he isn't successful, because he obviously is; he's phenomenal. I think he's as talented as Tiger, but missing the singularly focused drive that Tiger had in his youth. It probably makes for a better overall quality of life, but at the expense of things like the career grand slam (to this point) and even more majors at his very young age.
 

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Are you gambling or watching for fantasy team? This strikes me as being really weird, but Red Zone in general I don’t really get unless for one or both of those avenues. I’m not trying to be a wise ass either, I can watch highlights if I want to see teams I don’t root for scoring.
Neither. I'm a football fan. I went to Providence College, which has no football team, and yet, I probably watch at least a dozen college games a week without a rooting interest. I don't gamble, and I have one fantasy team, and I don't particularly watch for those guys, I can check the box scores for that. Just love the game. I find it easier to watch golf via DVR, and get the same enjoyment skipping all of the monotony between shots, than I do football.
 

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Your comment was clearly valid, and I was obviously not reading those threads. However, it's worth noting that you made the comment in this thread, so it's unsurprising that I would search this thread.

Having said that, the bolded was uncalled for. Knock it off.
The point remains that your search wasn't comprehensive and you went ahead and told him he was wrong about dc when he was absolutely right. You jumped the gun here.
 

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Suns out, guns out. Let’s do this.

The follow-up video is one of the funniest things I’ve seen on the Internet this week. Dude plays it totally cool with the head nod to Tiger and then flips the F out when it gets returned.
 

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Yeah I don’t know. Hicks just said they are front loading commercials so they could go commercial free the “last few hours,” whatever that will end up being.
 

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Get ready for overlays and sponsors in the booth.
I'm ready. Believe me. Tiger's on pace for his first win in half a decade and NBC's reaction won't be to get rid of commercials. Their work during the Open Championship was brutally bad when Tiger was in the mix. It was the most commercials ever.
 

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Rose and Rory look shakey. Tiger is not giving up a 5 stroke lead with 14 left. He knows he just needs to par in and he's pretty much the best at managing risk on the course.
Yep. ‘Come and get me while I grind out par all day sunday’ has always been his bread and butter. And what, Yang caught him once?
 

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I think the opposite is true. If Tiger wins, more people are going to talk about golf in general than if he didn't. It's good for the game especially going into Ryder Cup week.
No, what they don't want is no one talking about who won the FedEx Cup. That's why they're changing the rules. Of course they like Tiger winning. They just want his win to be winning the Cup.