Friday, October 06, 2006

Amy Lawrence is an idiot

Yesterday ESPNradio's Amy Lawrence was heard on air saying " If Hockey was exciting, and people wanted to watch it on TV, I guarantee ESPN would carry it." Oh really? So ESPN only carries the exciting "sports" I don't want to go into a diatribe about the definition of Sport, but many of the "sports" ESPN feature are competitions not a sport. But only exciting sports?

Now I don't want to dis on what other people enjoy watching. I personally would rather watch grass grow than watching such "sports" as bass fishing, world strongest man, bowling, pool, cheerleading, fat guy answering sport questions, Paintball, Dominos, spelling bee and scrabble championships. How many of those so called sports are exciting? I may watch poker on a occasion, but I would never in a million years call it exciting. Interesting yes, but never exciting.

Ms. Lawrence why do you find it necessary to ridicule someone else's favorite sport. I can think of better ways to cheese up to the ESPN brass than that. If you are trying to emulate Tony Kornheiser, don't. He has put his time in the world of sports reporting and he has grown into the respectable and lovable gasbag that he is. You, yea No.

ESPN is a business and the decision to have hockey on, is not about who is watching, but how much it is paying. I mean NHL has more viewership than the WNBA, but ESPN carries that. The only reason the WNBA is still aired on ESPN is because the WNBA's partnership with the NBA. Does anyone really think their ratings are that good? Please. I think more people watch the World Poker tour.

9 Comments:

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's dumb. Does she not realize that it was all about $$ for the rights to hockey? Yeah, watching fat old guys play dominoes is SO exiciting, I'm so glad ESPN carries it!

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She usually gives her opinion without really thinking it through. She'll always be someone who is stuck on the sideline, trying to be like someone else instead of being her own person.

It was smart for ESPN to not carry hockey after the lockout because it increases the leverage for the network. Also, just because something is or is not on ESPN doesn't validate it as a sport. Sport was on TV long before ESPN and has been successful on other channels.

 
At 1:30 AM, Blogger Philly said...

Gary Bettman and the NHL are the IDIOTS! Who cares what Amy says. She didn't put the NHL on some crappy network. More people watched the "Andy Griffith" show, Top Chef, a show about cakes, and a show about interior design then the NHL all - star game! The NHL would be better off giving a major network, like ESPN, FREE rights to the league so people would actually watch. Heck they don't even watch in Canada now! So get your head out of your butt and complain to Bettman.

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger chanuck said...

"Heck they don't even watch in Canada now! "


WTF, who is the idiot now. Amy is that you?

 
At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the reason ESPN does not carry hockey is because the NHL awarded the TV contract to someone else who offered more than the $1.98 that ESPN did.It is that simple.Hockey is the best game in the world.The fact that ESPN snubs it is just plain STUPID.

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger Bobby said...

I'm curious as to why you pick on Amy Lawrence about this. Most sports radio talk show hosts bag on hockey. Colin Cowherd rips it continuously. Does that make HIM dumb? Or Jim Rome? Or however many others? Hockey's not popular in this country. It's not a secret. Most Americans don't like professional soccer either. That's the just the way it is.

 
At 2:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amy is dumb because she does not know what she is talking about. She is the only host who irks everytime I listen to her.

 
At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hockey should be banned from tv and radio the 1/2 asian man is the idiot

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger chanuck said...

Amy is that you again. Funny. ;-)

 

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