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Started by Derk, July 28, 2011, 08:44:18 AM

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seahawk

Quote from: Derk on October 03, 2011, 12:47:32 PM
What is it with Sportsnet / the FAN? Now they have changed their name to Sportsnet 590 the FAN, and have shortened their logo to SN590 The FAN. Knee-jerk response to TSN? What is with all these changes? Seems to me companies don't do stuff like this unless they are starting to slip (I almost typed "circle the bowl", but I doubt sportsnet is that bad off).

They have revamped the branding on all of their platforms as of today. That also included rebranding Setanta as Sportsnet World. Too bad they didn't drop the price on that service to go with the new look.

Derk

The new music for HockeyCentral at Noon is terrible. It vaguely reminds me of the opening music for the Superman movies from the 70s-80s.

Derk

I just had to turn off Hockey Central at noon because Kypreos wouldn't shut up and let Mark Spector talk. Of course, as far as I could tell, Kypper was arguing a different point, but that's just me. I can't often stand that show, much like Brady and Lang, which I seldom have on any more.

Sarge

I heard Andy Frost is out next year as the post game guy in the re-org. Now, I know he's the homer of all homers but in a habitual way, I'm going to miss him on my drives home when I'm working nights. Maybe the new guy(s) will be better.   

Deebo

Quote from: Sarge on April 02, 2012, 12:47:47 PM
I heard Andy Frost is out next year as the post game guy in the re-org. Now, I know he's the homer of all homers but in a habitual way, I'm going to miss him on my drives home when I'm working nights. Maybe the new guy(s) will be better.   

Is that because they are moving the games to TSN and the FAN under the new ownership?

Sarge

Quote from: Deebo on April 02, 2012, 01:50:28 PM
Quote from: Sarge on April 02, 2012, 12:47:47 PM
I heard Andy Frost is out next year as the post game guy in the re-org. Now, I know he's the homer of all homers but in a habitual way, I'm going to miss him on my drives home when I'm working nights. Maybe the new guy(s) will be better.   

Is that because they are moving the games to TSN and the FAN under the new ownership?

I'm assuming.

Corn Flake

Quote from: Derk on April 02, 2012, 12:39:05 PM
I just had to turn off Hockey Central at noon because Kypreos wouldn't shut up and let Mark Spector talk. Of course, as far as I could tell, Kypper was arguing a different point, but that's just me. I can't often stand that show, much like Brady and Lang, which I seldom have on any more.

Almost all of the shows on both stations are totally unbearable.  Brady is a spaz, Cybulski... born and raised in Ottawa (no surprise) just takes really lame pot shots at the Leafs with whichever flunkie he has on at that moment doing the same thing.  You can tell he just loves the state of the team right now.

All gibberish.

Dappleganger

The worst has to be Tim and Sid, or as I like to call their show, "2 guys, 4 chins". I know I should pick on their personal appearance but they annoy me so much with their stupid horns.

I found out Brian Hayes ain't too bad.

Peter D.

I'm just uselessly venting now.

It drives me bonkers when I hear these hosts constantly reiterating who their guest(s) is/are.  I understand every so often for those tuning in who may not recognize the voice.

But Jeff Blair and Bob Mackowycz/James Cybulski are notorious for this.  "We have TSN Insider Bob McKenzie on the line with us.  So Bob..."  *question answered in 10 seconds*  "Bob McKenzie of TSN with us..."

I find the best radio is when the Fan590 has their roundtable on Fridays and Brunt and Friedman are part of the discussion.  They are two of the best in the business.

mc

The FAN will be doing play-play Leafs games next year?

Corn Flake

Quote from: Peter D. on April 02, 2012, 03:21:35 PM
I find the best radio is when the Fan590 has their roundtable on Fridays and Brunt and Friedman are part of the discussion.  They are two of the best in the business.

I do like Brunt a lot.  I will listen on my way home when he is on.  Great storyteller and keeps Bob from going off into some ridiculous tangent on some topic he has no business talking to. Friedman is ok too.

Blair is another brutal one.  Just a miserable sod.

Corn Flake

Quote from: mc on April 02, 2012, 03:26:30 PM
The FAN will be doing play-play Leafs games next year?

I don't think they have secured the rights yet. I would imagine with Bell & Rogers co-owning the Leafs they will either split the games right in half, or they will have a fake auction for the rights.

Derk

Quote from: Corn Flake on April 02, 2012, 03:26:55 PM
Quote from: Peter D. on April 02, 2012, 03:21:35 PM
I find the best radio is when the Fan590 has their roundtable on Fridays and Brunt and Friedman are part of the discussion.  They are two of the best in the business.

I do like Brunt a lot.  I will listen on my way home when he is on.  Great storyteller and keeps Bob from going off into some ridiculous tangent on some topic he has no business talking to. Friedman is ok too.

Blair is another brutal one.  Just a miserable sod.

I like Brunt and Friedman too.

I never used to like either McCowan or Blair, but for some reason I find them tolerable now. I have always liked Blair when he talks about baseball, though.

Nik

Quote from: Peter D. on April 02, 2012, 03:21:35 PM
I find the best radio is when the Fan590 has their roundtable on Fridays and Brunt and Friedman are part of the discussion.  They are two of the best in the business.

I agree. That's the only time I've heard sports radio flirt with the idea of having a measured discussion with depth among reasonable people.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Derk

I just heard the new opening theme for Blue Jays baseball on the FAN this evening (the part where Jerry comes on and says "Live from the Rogers Centre, it's time for Blue Jays baseball...). They had the same theme for many years, and I would always get really excited when I heard it.

Now they have changed it to some meaningless monotone orchestral piece that doesn't really add anything to the intro. It almost reminded me of how they switched the HockeyCentral at Noon intro from something light to something they tried way too hard to make sound majestic.

Just one more thing to get used to.