Looks like we're now going to be missing this train wreck, as, in the wake of the comments, TBS let him gomauidano said:Looking forward to the two of them working together on TBS for the MLB Postseason broadcasts. Awkward. Pedro to be the peacemaker.
Dirk Hayhurst is a retired mostly minor league pitcher who has written a couple of really good books. Didn't see the TNT performance, but its possible he doesn't translate to TV.BellhornIsGod said:Olbermann, Pedro, Verducci, Mark Derosa..and some dude named Dirk Hayhurst doing the studio work tonight. Pre-game was painful..they try and do skits and stuff (similar to TNT basketball broadcasts - which I love) but it just doesn't work with this crew.
What makes the TNT crew so awesome is the chemistry. These guys seem like they were introduced 4 minutes before the broadcast (and maybe they were).
Hope it gets better as the LDS get started.
As an aside I would love to know how the hell they decided on this five-some.
Wasn't Dirk Hayhurst one of the Toronto broadcasters who accused Bucholtz of scuffling with the baseball early in this season? I agree his books have been pretty good but the Toronto episode was a low point.joe dokes said:
richgedman'sghost said:Wasn't Dirk Hayhurst one of the Toronto broadcasters who accused Bucholtz of scuffling with the baseball early in this season? I agree his books have been pretty good but the Toronto episode was a low point.
joe dokes said:
Yes it appears you're right. It's just a weird crew. First of all, a 5-man crew is just too much. It sucks when they go with 5-6 men crews on Sunday countdown shows, and this is no different. Just no way to get everyone involved enough. Also, this crew had no chemistry when I saw them, which likely isn't their fault considering they've never worked together, but still made it a tough watch.
I'm hoping Eck is subbed in for someone soon.
He was brutual every answer he and Verducci gave was "im chosing x because im a writer and makes for a good story." There was no analysis just opinion on why something made for a good story. He picked Iggy as the "x factor" or something to that nature for the postseason and that he he would help knock out the Red Sox. As we all know they dont play first round, but the story writes itself so he was cool with it.joe dokes said:
Soxy Brown said:Fwiw, my brother's seats are right behind the Sox bullpen. He texted me immediately after the play saying that the sun was brutal. Which backs up Bradford's tweet. Not sure why Olbermann is trying to make it more complicated than that.
Average Reds said:Which is garners more attention for the tweeter? Going along with the obvious theory of what happened? Or being "unique and edgy" in your theory?
There's your answer.
ForKeeps said:See, this is the problem. I had the same initial suspicions that he did. Fine. But before anyone has any evidence or talks to any of the players, he's derisively mocking anyone who disagrees with him, laying the groundwork for accusations of bias ("they won't kill him like A-Rod!!!111 durr"). And then when he's proven wrong, his only response is to make some lame fucking joke (the only kind he's capable of, btw) without acknowledging it. Dickhead.
But he KNOWS! Better than anyone at the game or Myers himself, Keith knows the REAL story.
Flash to '96, probably '95. I walk into SportsCenter, and he's standing in my way. "Hi, Keith! Rush Limbaugh! Big fan!" I said, "No offense, but is there a reason you're here?" He goes, "I finally convinced the guys to let me sit in on the football show. That's all I ever wanted. I'd trade everything I have right now to do that show or co-host SportsCenter with you. My God, this is it!" Seventeen years ago, he would have thrown it away if he had an opportunity to do sports for a living. It's one of those "He didn't get to be this, so he became Napoleon instead."
"No offense, but is there a reason you're here?" What a complete jackwagon.ifmanis5 said:
It killed me, until I remembered a conversation that I'd had when I met Elizabeth Montgomery [of Bewitched]. We're on a plane. I'm reading a book about Lizzie Borden, who she portrayed once. She said, "Did you ever see the European version? They show me kind of naked in that." I went, "Can we go to your place and demonstrate it?" Turns out she's a fan of mine.
Sounds like a bragglehumb to me. Elizabeth Montgomery died in 1995 at age 62 and Olbermann was born 32 years after she was. What was she? 60? And he was 28? Just a horny old woman trying to use all she had to get some.ForKeeps said:
How is this guy a real person.
Ferm Sheller said:Sounds like a bragglehumb to me. Elizabeth Montgomery died in 1995 at age 62 and Olbermann was born 32 years after she was. What was she? 60? And he was 28? Just a horny old woman trying to use all she had to get some.
Edit: Ah, I see he's actually 26 years younger. Point stands though.
Nope. He's right. You're wrong. No explanation needed.
BannedbyNYYFans.com said:I've always heard people say this. That he's a social misfit or awkward - that just sounds like bulls hit rationalization from his fans who feel the need to explain him. I've never met Olbermann but I have two friends who worked for him and said he was a terrible human being. Belittling and obnoxious...Just a bad guy who treated everybody poorly. Politically, I probably agreed with 75% of his MSNBC show but I just had to stop watching because he was such a sanctimonious blowhard. I tried his new show but couldn't finish it. It's too bad because I'm sure a lot of it will be great. He's a brilliant guy with original ideas but I just can't get past the asshole factor. I'm sure that's my loss but whatever...
Too bad he doesn't work for ESPN.Couperin47 said:Keith was on this from day 1, ESPN clearly had no problem with that and let him hammer Goodell for weeks, albeit at ..sometime after 11 pm as the show bounced around. Then they decided to give him the 5 pm slot about a month ago, and cut it to 30 mins which means removing mostly the SC style reporting on clips... which he could do in his sleep better than 90% since, hell, he was there when that style got invented. (btw he has said, part of the deal is he's going to show up on SC soon again...now and then...). TMZ's timing was friggin perfect, they lobbed it over the plate for him today and ESPN is probably delighted.
adam42381 said:Olbermann dropped a "Yeah, Jeets."