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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #105 on: November 24, 2013, 01:45:13 PM »
They wouldn't be working in the U.S. and have lasted as long as they did if it wasn't bringing in viewers.  Won't be for everyone but being unique is better IMO than being bland and forgettable.

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« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2013, 06:47:18 PM »
Last time I checked, Sportscenter is a sports newscast, not the Jay and Dan comedy hour. I'm fine with a few cracks here and there, but to them it was more stand-up than about the sports.

It's still an entertainment product, and they made it more entertaining.

Obviously that would be subjective. To me they were awful. Just seemed to try really hard but came across as lame and forced. Mugging for the camera is not comedy.

I hope they die.

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« Reply #107 on: November 24, 2013, 06:59:45 PM »
Last time I checked, Sportscenter is a sports newscast, not the Jay and Dan comedy hour. I'm fine with a few cracks here and there, but to them it was more stand-up than about the sports.

It's still an entertainment product, and they made it more entertaining.

Obviously that would be subjective.

You don't think that goes without saying?  I can't stand Jay Leno but he's lasted how many years?   Obviously.

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« Reply #108 on: November 24, 2013, 07:08:14 PM »
Last time I checked, Sportscenter is a sports newscast, not the Jay and Dan comedy hour. I'm fine with a few cracks here and there, but to them it was more stand-up than about the sports.

It's still an entertainment product, and they made it more entertaining.

Obviously that would be subjective. To me they were awful. Just seemed to try really hard but came across as lame and forced. Mugging for the camera is not comedy.

I hope they die.

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« Reply #109 on: November 24, 2013, 07:30:12 PM »
I have no issue with the highlight show being funny...I just didn't find them funny towards the end of their time there. Like Potvin said, to each their own.

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« Reply #110 on: November 24, 2013, 07:31:29 PM »
Obviously that would be subjective. To me they were awful. Just seemed to try really hard but came across as lame and forced. Mugging for the camera is not comedy.

I hope they die.

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« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2013, 08:26:41 PM »
Obviously that would be subjective. To me they were awful. Just seemed to try really hard but came across as lame and forced. Mugging for the camera is not comedy.

I hope they die.

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2014, 10:10:57 PM »
Tim Leiweke on George Stroumboulopulus show

http://youtu.be/Jv-P305iCDs

Well worth watching

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« Reply #113 on: April 04, 2014, 11:30:17 PM »
Tim Leiweke on George Stroumboulopulus show

http://youtu.be/Jv-P305iCDs

Well worth watching

I really enjoyed watching that interview. Didn't know much about Tim Leiweke before, but I think I'm a fan of his now.
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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #114 on: April 08, 2014, 10:49:45 AM »
The Maple Leafs' Collapse Is A Victory For Rationality

http://deadspin.com/the-maple-leafs-collapse-is-a-victory-for-rationality-1559848856/+barryap

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The summer was spent with battle lines being drawn. On one side, bloggers like stat evangelist Tyler Dellow and the folks at Pension Plan Puppets, all but screaming that GM Dave Nonis's roster and coach Randy Carlyle's systems were set up for failure. On the other side, the Leafs themselves, contemptuously dismissive of so-called "fancy stats," and their cheerleaders in the Toronto media, like TSN's Leafs mouthpiece Darren Dreger and the Sun's Steve Simmons.

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« Reply #115 on: April 08, 2014, 10:53:14 AM »
It shouldn't be a 'battle' or termed a 'victory'.

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« Reply #116 on: April 08, 2014, 11:11:35 AM »
The corsi metric and the Kessel/Bozak/JVR line just isn't compatible, and never will be, I would think. The leafs need a big center who can control the play down low. We used to have a certain swede who was good at that.

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« Reply #117 on: April 08, 2014, 11:17:45 AM »
The corsi metric and the Kessel/Bozak/JVR line just isn't compatible, and never will be, I would think. The leafs need a big center who can control the play down low. We used to have a certain swede who was good at that.

Kessel was able to be just about a 50% possession player under Wilson.  But every single player's possession stats have fallen under Carlyle so...with a new coach I don't see why they couldn't be good in those areas.

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #118 on: April 08, 2014, 11:20:43 AM »

It's always fun when someone declares victory in a game where they make the rules.
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« Reply #119 on: April 08, 2014, 11:29:05 AM »

It's always fun when someone declares victory in a game where they make the rules.

And the fact that a month ago, the Leafs were closer to home ice than being eliminated. I don't buy this "stats catching up" argument that made the freefall inevitable... a healthy Bernier, a reversal of some bad luck, and its not hard to envision a seed above wildcard, despite all the convenient naysayers coming out of the woodwork.

 Makes you wonder what the article would have been!