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Loungefly85
Louisiana Tech Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2016
1247 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
Sports journalism these days is all about controversy and off the field BS that bring in controversy that people can argue about back and forth in the comment sections.

Real sports journalism of highlights and recaps is all but dead. The beginning of the end was when NFL Primetime ceased to exist a decade ago.


* There's a reason John Clayton left Drew Brees off his top 20 list or whatever. It's all about manufactured controversy. Hell, that the reason everyone has to "rank" everything constantly. I gets people debating and clicking.


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OnTheBrink
Alabama Fan
TN
Member since Mar 2012
5185 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
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He's not so much specifically anti-espn as he is pro common sense. They have gone far left with their entire agenda (Bruce Jenner, Missouri protests, Women's March, etc.) and he's called them out for it as it alienates the majority of ESPN's fan base. Which is actually a good thing for FS1. He's also been writing about the sports rights bubble and ESPN losing subscribers for over a year.


I don't really like the guy but I don't disagree with a lot he says either. However, does it not stand to reason that the subscribers ESPN is losing, FS1 is losing too? Assuming, FS1 ever had them to begin with. Does he ever report on the growth factory that FS1 is?

I legit have no idea cause I refuse to give him clicks, but when I go to watch sports, I actually watch the sport, with the exception of when I am on the treadmill in the morning and it is on ESPN. FS1 offers nothing that appeals to me sports-wise.
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the_watcher
LSU Fan
Jarule's House
Member since Nov 2005
1253 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
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Does he ever report on the growth factory that FS1 is?


His daily morning radio show is up 2000% compared to the previous guys in his time slot and it took him about a month to surpass Mike and Mike.

As for subscribers I would assume FS1 the tv channel (which he isn't involved with anymore) would also lose the sports pak cable subscribers that cut the cord. But, FS1 doesn't owe literally billions of dollars in sports rights to the NFL, CFP playoffs, the NBA etc nor does each cable subscriber pay $7 per month to FS1, like they do to ESPN.

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I legit have no idea cause I refuse to give him clicks


Why? On this board it's cool/popular to say oh he's a troll I cant stand him but then the same people say "I don't disagree with most of what he says." He's an extremely intelligent former lawyer that graduated law school at Vanderbilt. He says what most sports fans think when rationally looking at issues dealing with sports/politics.


Baloo
LSU Fan
Formerly MDGeaux
Member since Sep 2003
47568 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
FS1 is essentially an ESPN clone. It's the same playbook of simplistic black-and-white screaming head shows and manufactured controversy with a lot of sucking up to celebrities and their brands. The fact they lean right instead of left in their politics in no way makes it a different playbook. It's still dumb people yelling at each other over completed invented controversies.

And the two best guys on the network, Onrait and O'Toole have been de-emphasized because how dare they be light-hearted goofballs who don't take sports seriously?

NBCSN is the only one trying to do something different, but they need to bring back the 'Lights, which was amazing.


Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2004
33099 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
this has less to do with ESPN's left leaning broadcasting, and more to do with People just cutting the cord and tired of paying over inflated cable bills


Fus0623
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2015
24205 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
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this has less to do with ESPN's left leaning broadcasting, and more to do with People just cutting the cord and tired of paying over inflated cable bills

Pretty much this. But don't let the MSB know that


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ClientNumber9
LSU Fan
The beautiful Inland Northwest
Member since Feb 2009
6213 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
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I've been listening to Cowherd for almost 15 years. Yes he is a pompous arse and I disagree with a lot of what he says, but I enjoy his show, his analogies to real life, and his discussions on gambling.


Same here. Cowherd will be the first to tell you his job is entertainment and should be treated as such. I think he's very good at that.


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ClientNumber9
LSU Fan
The beautiful Inland Northwest
Member since Feb 2009
6213 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
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Love me some Neymar, Messi and Rinaldo!


Oh, I bet you do, queer boy.


JohnZeroQ
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Pelicans of Lafourche
Member since Jan 2012
7622 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
Kay Murry fan club!!


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sumtimeitbeslikedat
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Vidalia, La
Member since Nov 2013
1422 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
.... aaaaannnd there's a vivid illustration why the rest of the world thinks Americans are stupid and we all live in decrepit trailor parks.


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Madking
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Member since Apr 2016
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re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
Well shannon sharpe is 100% left so is Chris Broussard but most of the guys don't spew political vomit like espn does so it's def better programming.


RyleD
Member since Feb 2017
6 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
ESPN just made a show with two blacks.The horror, the horror. Where is the white snowflake representation?


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saintsfan22
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
38072 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
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Well shannon sharpe is 100% left so is Chris Broussard but most of the guys don't spew political vomit like espn does so it's def better programming.

Go google "Chris Broussard + gay marriage"


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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
3893 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
I guess I am in the minority, but I enjoyed Fox Sports Daybreak more than Outkick The Coverage. Travis is good when he sticks to talking sports, and not afraid to address touchy subjects. But I had to turn him off this morning when he kept rambling on about some senseless comparison about Verlander's and Upton's features and his child's reaction to a SI magazine...24 hours later after dragging the show down the day before with the same silliness. It's mildly funny for a few seconds the first time. 24 hours later it's not funny anymore. Move on and talk sports.


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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
3893 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
Interesting. I always found Onrait and O'Toole unwatchable. I instantly turn the channel when those kooks are on the air.


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Let Me Take A Selfie
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2014
2622 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
All these snowflakes jumping ship from the winning team because Stephen A said something that hurt their feelings one day

Too bad Nick Wright on FS1 won't say anything to help them feel any better about their poor life prospects



OnTheBrink
Alabama Fan
TN
Member since Mar 2012
5185 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
I guess FS1 has their own set of ratings problems. Thank goodness they are turning to MLB to save their ratings!

LINK


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maine82
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
3173 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
I'd just settle for a sports network.


GeauxTigers0107
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
3399 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
I wish SVP would get out of there. But even he's not enough for me to tune in. I don't care for FS1 either. I tried to watch but the two goofballs they had on initially...I just couldn't take it. Then king troll Skip Bayless came over...nah, I'll pass.


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WicKed WayZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
i am Erlich Bachman
Member since Sep 2011
12315 posts

re: Has FS1 Strategically Become the Anti-ESPN?
Most sports media has inserted politics into their coverage to a certain extent in order to stand out and have an opinion on everything.


This is why both FS1 and ESPN suck.


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