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In NHL news, TSN poached the English rights to the Canadiens from Rogers, fortifying their daisy chain of NHL coverage in lieu of the national contract. For those scoring at home:

 

TSN: Winnipeg, Ottawa English, half of Toronto, Montreal English, most Montreal French (RDS)

Sportsnet: Canucks, Flames, Oilers, other half of Toronto, Ottawa French (TVA), some Montreal French (TVA)

 

I don't know how TSN is gonna work out the scheduling with the Senators because Ottawa and Montreal have coterminous TV territories -- from Belleville all the way to Newfoundland -- and now they'll need at least an overflow feed on top of the five they already have, a TSN5+, I guess? Meanwhile, Sportsnet East now has no hockey properties other than picking up the national games. It'd be a good place to put the Nordiques en anglais if a certain Mr. Burnsian owner would allow a team there.

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The Ringer's NBA podcast coverage features way too many frat douches complaining about UNC and Duke.

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53 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

The Ringer's NBA podcast coverage features way too many frat douches complaining about UNC and Duke.

 

I like the Ringer's podcasts when they're talking about anything other than the NBA. And they talk aaaaaaaaa lotttttttttttt of NBA.

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

The Ringer's NBA podcast coverage features way too many frat douches complaining about UNC and Duke.

Ringer NBA podcast as opposed to Bill's Emergency post-draft pod?  Unless I immediately hear Chris Vernon, I don't listen to the NBA shows and delete quickly.

 

I'm currently listening to the TBA draft simulcast with Amin, Windhorst, Jade, and Rachel featuring the Windhorst IPhone system upgrade during the draft.

 

http://awfulannouncing.com/espn/brian-windhorst.html

 

Pretty good since there are better stories than anything Simmons mumble brags about.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Ringer NBA podcast as opposed to Bill's Emergency post-draft pod?  Unless I immediately hear Chris Vernon, I don't listen to the NBA shows and delete quickly.

 

I'm currently listening to the TBA draft simulcast with Amin, Windhorst, Jade, and Rachel. Pretty good since there are better stories than anything Simmons mumble brags about.

 

The post-draft pod, plus some of the draft previews with Titus. Way too much talk about Duke/UNC/Kansas/Kentucky like any of that stuff matters. Plus it crystallizes that Simmons has surrounded himself with a bunch of young white dudes who have the same opinions and it's kind of a bummer.

 

I listened to the simulcast and got as far as Windhorst installing a phone update. It was pretty good! I wish I had caught the Periscope last night.

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13 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

The post-draft pod, plus some of the draft previews with Titus. Way too much talk about Duke/UNC/Kansas/Kentucky like any of that stuff matters. Plus it crystallizes that Simmons has surrounded himself with a bunch of young white dudes who have the same opinions and it's kind of a bummer.

 

I listened to the simulcast and got as far as Windhorst installing a phone update. It was pretty good! I wish I had caught the Periscope last night.

THIS!

 

Tate is "ACC or nothing" on all subjects and Kevin O'Connor completes the east coast bias of folks living in L.A. Their college content is awful even with Mallory Rubin who co-hosted a great SI pod with Stuart Mandel (now with FS1). It seems he hired the 75% percentile of the best college newspaper writers, mostly east coast white kids now living in L.A.

Simmons hired Titus off of his blog a decade ago and just wants Gordon Hayward high school stories from him.

Bill talked about going to finals games, but SeatGeek had to pay for it as I doubt he's getting credentials.

 

I'll hold off on The Ringer one until Saturday, if I listen at all.

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