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Offline imref

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Linsanity
« Topic Start: February 17, 2012, 09:19:47 AM »
More annoying than Tebow?

The Daily Show blames Neil Degrasse-Tyson.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-16-2012/larry-wilmore-s-lin-grown-toenail

Offline cmdterps44

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #1: February 17, 2012, 09:42:22 AM »
Not annoying at all actually.

Offline imref

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #2: February 17, 2012, 09:50:11 AM »
Not annoying at all actually.

the wall-to-wall Lin coverage has been a bit much.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #3: February 17, 2012, 09:56:01 AM »
Would be cooler if it was Lintsanity.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #4: February 17, 2012, 09:56:27 AM »
He's the easiest nba player to root for by a mile- finished college, had to play in the d-league, got his shot while sleeping on a friends couch while preparing for a post basketball life in the ministry, throw in that he's well spoken and humble, and you have a perfect Disney script

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #5: February 17, 2012, 09:57:09 AM »
He's the easiest nba player to root for by a mile- finished college, had to play in the d-league, got his shot while sleeping on a friends couch while preparing for a post basketball life in the ministry, throw in that he's well spoken and humble, and you have a perfect Disney script

I'm not knocking him, i'm knocking the over-the-top coverage of the guy (and everyone and their brother trying to make a Lin joke).

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #6: February 17, 2012, 10:05:54 AM »
Though you aren't media, aren't you contributing to the over-the-top coverage by starting this post?

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #7: February 17, 2012, 10:14:38 AM »
Though you aren't media, aren't you contributing to the over-the-top coverage by starting this post?

No, i'm commenting on the over-the-top coverage of Lin, not providing over-the-top coverage of Lin.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #8: February 17, 2012, 10:19:51 AM »
Still driving the hype.

By the way I agree with you.  I love the whole Lin story, but my god there isn't a time in the past week or so that I have turned on the tv or the radio and heard "Jeremy Lin ..."

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #9: February 17, 2012, 10:44:27 AM »
Linsanity is at least fun, Tebowonia made me want to blow my brains out.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #10: February 17, 2012, 10:46:36 AM »
He's making a mint for Greg Mangano, the best player in the Ivies this year.

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Best Yale big man since Chris Dudley.  I don't know if that is damning by faint praise.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #11: February 17, 2012, 11:09:26 AM »
There is nothing else going on in sports.

No one really cares about hockey. There's no football to speak of other than draft stock (but hasn't even been a combine). Baseball hasn't started.

Soccer? Even ESPN can't make American audiences give a damn about that. So what else is there?

Good story. Makes me want to watch him play.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #12: February 17, 2012, 11:13:25 AM »
...    but my god there isn't a time in the past week or so that I have turned on the tv or the radio and heard "Jeremy Lin ..."

There's always Whitney Houston  ...


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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #13: February 17, 2012, 11:18:28 AM »
the wall-to-wall Lin coverage has been a bit much.

Meh I don't see a problem

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #14: February 17, 2012, 12:27:58 PM »
I don't either. The guy is athletic enough to play in the NBA and a brilliant, team-oriented point guard.

But the real story should be how embarrassing it is that the NBA forgot how much a pass-first, basketball-smart point guard can do for a team.

Meh I don't see a problem


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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #15: February 17, 2012, 12:57:15 PM »
the wall-to-wall Lin coverage has been a bit much.
I'm glad i'm not the only person that feels this way. I've stopped watching espn and started watching NBCSN because they're not talking about him that much. It's all a ploy by ESPN to get interest in the NBA nationwide (they have a huge TV deal with the NBA, of course they're going to promote the crap out of it). It's a slow sports news time of year, god forbid they cover the NHL. The Knicks were a sub-.500 team until the last game and the guy has only played 6 games. I know he's playing well, but stop acting like they just won the NBA title.
It's also only getting coverage because it's NY and any other team would be ignored most likely. The San Antonio Spurs are on a 9 game winning streak, is ESPN covering a second of that? nope.

It's a perfect example of the media choosing what they want to cover, even if it isn't really as good of a story as they make it out to be.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #16: February 18, 2012, 01:22:29 PM »
Did anyone see the racist headline on ESPN last night about the Knicks loss? It was (just reposting, I mean no offense): Chink in the Armor

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #17: February 18, 2012, 01:36:20 PM »
No, not worse than Tebow.

because you don't have demagogues, race-baiters, homophobes and women-haters trying to jump on Lin's fame to promote their anti-women, anti-gay, and anti-poor agendas.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #18: February 18, 2012, 03:12:51 PM »
Did anyone see the racist headline on ESPN last night about the Knicks loss? It was (just reposting, I mean no offense): Chink in the Armor

That is certainly in bad taste.

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« Reply #19: February 18, 2012, 03:37:45 PM »
That is certainly in bad taste.

It was rightfully taken down afterwards but I'm amazed such a title could get posted like that.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #20: February 18, 2012, 03:48:27 PM »
It's a good story, but ESPN will run it into the ground because it pimps anything NBA. ESPN's NBA coverage is the main reason I stay away from the network. I only watch ESPNews. It's bad with the NBA stuff, but not nearly as unwatchable at Sportscenter. I'm starting to watch NBCSN more and more now also.

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« Reply #21: February 18, 2012, 04:06:33 PM »
Did anyone see the racist headline on ESPN last night about the Knicks loss? It was (just reposting, I mean no offense): Chink in the Armor

ESPN better nip that crap in the bud right now.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #22: February 18, 2012, 04:23:12 PM »
It's a good story, but ESPN will run it into the ground because it pimps anything NBA. ESPN's NBA coverage is the main reason I stay away from the network. I only watch ESPNews. It's bad with the NBA stuff, but not nearly as unwatchable at Sportscenter. I'm starting to watch NBCSN more and more now also.

Agreed, except I don't even bother with ESPNews.  I just watch the league networks.

Offline NatsFanSince2005

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #23: February 18, 2012, 04:27:23 PM »
Agreed, except I don't even bother with ESPNews.  I just watch the league networks.
MLB network is pretty much on par with ESPN and 24 hours of baseball, when I don't care about the NBA finals early in the season.

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Re: Linsanity
« Reply #24: February 18, 2012, 04:28:38 PM »
NBCSN just signed a 5-year deal with the CAA for football and basketball. They're supporting non-major conferences and I respect that. I look forward to them growing as a network and hopefully rivaling ESPN (which has been pissing me off lately with their biased coverage of only certain sports and teams).