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nyybball wrote:
safetysqueezepleezzee11 wrote:
diener34 wrote:
Guys on this list that wouldn't even come close to making my 64:

Gus Johnson
Verne Lundquist (Do people really dislike him?)
Finebaum

Other than those 3 I think they nailed it.

Personally I love Deadspin but I can see why people would think they're annoying.


My final 4 would be Stephan A., little Bobby Costas, Vitale, and Whitlock.

championship would be the 2 guys I simply will turn the sound off on the TV when they are on - Costas and Vitale.
Costas wins and that says a lot because I suspect most people would put Vitale as their most annoying.

I actually liked Costas up to about 20 years ago. His sanctimony and smugness over the years has gotten overwhelming.

I cant believe Verne Lundquist would bother anyone. He is getting up in years, but he isn't annoying at all.
I didn't see Costas on the list but I may have just missed him.

It was hard to leave Colin (I used to live in Vegas) Cowherd out of my final 4, but the other 4 are just to annoying.

Verne Lunquist is on the list because most of the SEC fan bases think he is an Alabama homer. That's the only reason he makes the list. I don't mind him, but I also have very little interest in SEC football.


Wasn't aware of the SEC thing with Lundquist and Alabama. Wondering how Costas and Dakich don't make the list and Olberman does?????????? Havent seen Olberman do any sports in eons. Not that Olberman isn't extremely annoying but I just don't associate him with sports these days.
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bhsblackhawks
I'll do the same as dfnewberry and say that I really like Van Pelt and I normally like Dan Patrick too.

I used to absolutely hate Jemele Hill, but now that she's doing her stupid His&Hers show, I don't really see her work anymore. When she used to write for ESPN, it was awful. Every single article was about sexism or racism. It was ridiculous.

Stephen A., Bayless, Cowherd, and Vitale are probably the most annoying to me, but with the current seeding, I guess I'll go with Stephen A., Bayless, Broussard, and Vitale as my Final Four. Bayless and Stephen A. in the finals. Bayless wins as I repeatedly smash my face into my coffee table after making it through only 10 minutes of First Take.
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billybobble
My Phinal Phour:
SAS vs Bomani (SAS wins easily)
Coward vs Gottlieb (2 WIS haters) Coward wins

Coward upsets SAS in finals.

Jim Rome should have been in this group but lost in the non-elite eight.
This is my choice and not my prediction.
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thebillwaltontrip
Stephen A. should just get a bye to the finals.
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importfromil
Does this tournament have a formal name? No? Let me propose "Stuart Scott Memorial Annoying Sports Media Person Tournament" in honor of the one person who caused countless numbers of people to avoid ESPN like the plague - and who I blame for the deterioration in the quality of ESPN and the outlandish coverage of highlights and general over-hype of anything the network covers, and who comfortably represents the single-most annoying person in sports history since ... well, quite possibly ever.

Upper Left: Smith/LeBatard. Smith is self-explanatory; LeBatard, I've *never* understood the fascination about - and his constantly rolling out his father in every show is nauseating. Walton gives him a run in the Round of 16, and it goes to the dying seconds of a broadcast before Dan says something inane and uninteresting - and then rolls out his dad to say something truly annoying. Winner: Smith - because he just freaking shows up everywhere on ESPN, and given 5 seconds, there's little he's not an expert on.

Lower Left: Simmons/Hill. Hill has been covered extensively here; Simmons is the guy who was good, knew he was good, and decided to become a grandiose prick and dare people to do something about it. Winner: Simmons - Hill is annoying and it's natural, but it's also inadvertent, and she's actually gotten better (such that there was much to work from). Simmons is annoying as piss and it's intentional, and he seems determined to try and go scrape bottom.

Upper Right: Bayless/Deadspin. The fact that Papi LeBatard is even listed on a line tells you that others realize it - but that's not enough to move him out. (It does buttress the case for Dan to advance deep, though.) Deadspin is the Internet version of Bill Simmons; I hate it more than Colin Cowherd (who, even if he says dumb crap, is at least interesting at times), and it barely holds off Woody Paige in the Round of 16. Winner: Bayless - think of one of those 1/16 matchups that's a total rout from the start.

Lower Right: McShay/Gottlieb. The upper half here looks weak; Rome would have been a runaway winner here years ago, but he's calmed down (and become semi-irrelevant). [I have no idea who Clay Travis is, so that doesn't help - or, maybe that's a good thing. I'll let everyone else decide which it is.] Corso would be a strong contender; see Rome. McShay has no other role than to be a poor man's Kiper Jr., and he does it ... well, poorly. Gottlieb's show at ESPN was nondescript until he decided to rip off Cowherd's format and crank the annoyance factor up to 11. Winner: Gottlieb - at least you only have to put up with McShay for a couple months of the year; Gottlieb goes year-round.

Left Semi: Smith over Simmons - in a titantic matchup, SAS edges out BS, who at least can claim to have done something decent in his career.
Right Semi: Bayless over Gottlieb - I could make the argument that Gottlieb doesn't think he's the greatest person in the room. Bayless would show up at the opening of a door to proclaim how smart he is.

Championship: Bayless over Smith - SAS would at least concede agreement on a point and stop; Bayless would refuse to admit agreement and continue arguing hoping that someone would finally say, "you're right, Skip" - and then he'd still want to get the final word.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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dfnewburry
Does this tournament have a formal name? No? Let me propose "Stuart Scott Memorial Annoying Sports Media Person Tournament" in honor of the one person who caused countless numbers of people to avoid ESPN like the plague - and who I blame for the deterioration in the quality of ESPN and the outlandish coverage of highlights and general over-hype of anything the network covers, and who comfortably represents the single-most annoying person in sports history since ... well, quite possibly ever.

Glad to know I was not alone in my hatred for SS .








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dfnewburry wrote:
Does this tournament have a formal name? No? Let me propose "Stuart Scott Memorial Annoying Sports Media Person Tournament" in honor of the one person who caused countless numbers of people to avoid ESPN like the plague - and who I blame for the deterioration in the quality of ESPN and the outlandish coverage of highlights and general over-hype of anything the network covers, and who comfortably represents the single-most annoying person in sports history since ... well, quite possibly ever.

Glad to know I was not alone in my hatred for SS .


Make that 3 of us. Never got the love for that clown.
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jtownsupporter
Why the hate on Rovell? His stuff is usually very interesting.
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wiscopetty
jtownsupporter wrote:
Why the hate on Rovell? His stuff is usually very interesting.

I think this sums it up pretty succinctly, and that's from three years ago.

The problem isn't his content, it's him.
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riseagainst
Would have liked to see Andy Katz on the list. I've never really been a fan of that guy. For being a Badger alum, he rarely has anything positive to say about the Badgers, which has always rubbed me the wrong way.
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nyybball
It's Stephen A. vs Skip for the title. Not a shock....Final Four consisted of Skip, Stephen A., Jim Rome & Jemele Hill.

Stephen A (52.57%) is currently ahead of Skip (47.43%)

http://collegespun.com/college-spun-2/the-64-most-annoying-people-in-sports-media-championship-game
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nyybball
Stephen A. Smith wins.

http://collegespun.com/college-spun-2/stephen-a-smith-voted-most-annoying-person-in-sports-media
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thecrackerjack
mickjagger wrote:
Erin Andrews would easily have made my Final Four


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mickjagger
Erin Andrews would easily have made my Final Four
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