I hate ESPN Sports Center

  • josh995

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    Dec 16, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    WHY do people watch this? My boyfriend blasts this crap all day on TV and I wonder if he's that obsessed with sports why he can't just quickly read the scores or whatever online!!? I just don't understand the point of it.

    It gives me a massive headache just thinking about waking up tomorrow morning to the obnoxious sound of that program. Kill me.

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    Dec 16, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    At least sports nuts are less likely to sport flip-flops.

    -The break room tv at my new job seems to be permanently tuned to any variety of sports talk show. Power drill to head please.
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    Dec 16, 2011 7:50 AM GMT
    First, talk to your boyfriend and/or buy some earplugs.

    Second, Sports Center is a learned behavior. If you love watching sports and spent time with others who love watching sports then you want to know all about what's going on in sports world. It's a pretty good resource.
    I used to watch Sports Center all the time. Today it's mostly unnecessary. You can get immediate sports updates for just the teams or sports you're interested online or through an app.
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:14 AM GMT
    its far better than 90% of the crap that's on now
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 16, 2011 12:14 PM GMT
    josh995 saidWHY do people watch this? My boyfriend blasts this crap all day on TV and I wonder if he's that obsessed with sports why he can't just quickly read the scores or whatever online!!? I just don't understand the point of it.

    It gives me a massive headache just thinking about waking up tomorrow morning to the obnoxious sound of that program. Kill me.

    get over it. i am sure there is something that he does not understand about you either. stop bitching about nothing. its not your thing than its not your thing
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    Dec 16, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    I personally don't mind Sportscenter...so long as Dick Vitale goes nowhere near it.
  • rafiki87

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    josh995 saidWHY do people watch this?


    Sports centre is a highlight reel of all the games in the past 24 hours. All it shows are the stand-out 5 seconds in a 3 hour baseball game, 90 minute soccer game, etc. It's better than watching all of the whole games and waiting for something big to happen - goal scoring opportunity that was denied by an amazing goalkeeper or a major save from the outfield off of the back wall.

    josh995 said My boyfriend blasts this crap all day on TV and I wonder if he's that obsessed with sports why he can't just quickly read the scores or whatever online!!?


    Reading the scores or the articles online doesn't really give you an idea of what really went on in the game. For example a hockey game that went 0-0, just looking at the score all you see was no shots were scored. This could mean two things, either both the goalkeepers had a field day and made a million saves OR the forwards were missing the net more than half the time.

    The final score does not always reflect the amount and the type of competition that went on during the game.

    Also these articles are mostly filled with the external circumstances of the game: what he coaching strategy was, what the general manager thinks of a certain player, how the players felt they performed, etc. The game itself can't be conveyed into words unless you're some gifted novelist - and in 1000 words or less people want to read gossip over facts.

    josh995 said I just don't understand the point of it.

    It gives me a massive headache just thinking about waking up tomorrow morning to the obnoxious sound of that program. Kill me.



    To be totally honest, I fully understand how your bf feels about all this. I'm a very avid sports enthusiast and coach - I coach volleyball and soccer. I don't really watch sports centre because it doesn't give me an idea of the strategy the coaching staff employed in the game. I watch whole games instead.

    For me, it's a weird mix of both work and fun. I am an assistant coach for a university team and my job is to scout opposition see what they do well, where they're weak, etc. So I watch tons of game tape and take notes on how the teams do their thing.

    I also watch a lot international games because that keeps me up to date with how volleyball or soccer is played outside of Canada and see what I can apply on the teams that I currently coach.

    On a relationship perspective, my bf doesn't mind me watching all this tape because he understands why I do it: to learn more about how the game is played, I do it for work or to get more ideas that I can use on the teams that I coach.

    Bear in mind though, my bf never liked sports growing up (he still doesn't now, but he'd much rather go to the gym than play ball), he just wasn't good at it, so he never caught on.

    How we've managed to make it work is we found compromises. There are tv shows that he LOVES to watch and I really don't get (Weeds or Breaking Bad for example), but I sit and watch it with him anyways. Or he asks me to read certain books (mostly literature) and I read them even though reading for me in general puts me to sleep.

    I suggest talking to your bf about why he likes to watch sports centre, and come from a place of genuinely wanting to understand instead of judging. Give him the opportunity to voice his thoughts and his feelings (yes, feelings, boys have feelings too) about the topic without feeling judged.

    Talk it up between you two and find compromises if needed.

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    People watch ESPN Sports Center for the same reason political junkies read blogs, World of Warcraft players read forums, and Shakespeare scholars read critical theory. Because to someone who is a fan, getting "just the numbers" isn't the point. They like it enough to immerse themselves in the culture icon_smile.gif.
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    besides the show being awesome and you not getting it because there's probably not enough shiny things on it to keep your interest, you seem to hate a lot of things... stupid things. what a waste of energy your life is.

    and for the record, i'd take a hot shirtless guy in flip-flop and who watches sports center any day over you.

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    josh995 saidWHY do people watch this? My boyfriend blasts this crap all day on TV and I wonder if he's that obsessed with sports why he can't just quickly read the scores or whatever online!!? I just don't understand the point of it.

    It gives me a massive headache just thinking about waking up tomorrow morning to the obnoxious sound of that program. Kill me.

    On behalf of your boyfriend and other fellow sports fans...

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    Dec 16, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    calibro saidbesides the show being awesome and you not getting it because there's probably not enough shiny things on it to keep your interest, you seem to hate a lot of things... stupid things. what a waste of energy your life is.

    and for the record, i'd take a hot shirtless guy in flip-flop and who watches sports center any day over you.


    Ouch. icon_neutral.gif

    When I first read your post, I honestly thought the exact same thing as calibro. But... in an effort to be a little more helpful... look, it seems like you're bothered by a lot of things... the dudes who wear flip-flops all the time (is this your bf too?), Sports Center, bottoming (I take it your bf is a top?)....

    If all these things bother you so much, why not stop complaining about them and make changes in your life that will get you what you want? Don't like CA boys and their flip-flops? Move somewhere where the guys are more to your taste. Don't like Sports Center every morning? Find a guy with whom you share more hobbies, interests, or yes, even TV shows, in common. Don't like how it feels when you bottom? Try topping, or try getting with a top who will take the time and effort to make sure he's really giving you pleasure and you're not uncomfortable.

    Venting is great... we all need to blow off steam and verbalize the things that annoy or frustrate us. Doing something about those things, or about anything that prevents you from being happy, is another thing altogether. I recommend trying it. You certainly seem like a confident and assertive enough guy to make things happen.
  • unjaded

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    Dec 16, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    STOP BITCHING LIKE CHICK WITH PMS AND ENJOY THE FACT YOU HAVE A REAL MAN . MAYBE YOU NEED TO LEAVE HIM AND FIND A NEW BF TO PLAY BARBIES WITH AND THEN U CAN HOLD HANDS AND SKIP DOWN RAINBOW DR AND THROW GLITTER
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    God if I was seeing someone who had that sports news shit on 24/7 i'd rip the chord out of the back of the t.v or hide the remote.

    Or even better, a taste of their own medicine ! I'd strap them to a chair and make them watch some tacky home shopping channel all day..............

    In an ideal world if your living with your bf you have a place big enough that they have their 'own' space to indulge in that sort of thing i.e a spare room etc with a television hooked up.

  • groundcombat

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    Dec 16, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    I love SportsCenter. Except during the summer where it's ALL baseball highlights. You can't expect to like it if you're not into knowing what's going on in the world of sports. It's like I don't care for Talk Soup because I don't care about pop culture.

    The only thing that annoys me about watching SportsCenter is all those quick transitions in between segments. It's like God's way of punishing me for not springing for the 120Hz refresh rate when I bought my TV 3 years ago.

  • ohioguy12

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    Dec 16, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Sportscenter has gone down hill over the past several years, now it's just the same thing every 15 minutes. With that said, nothing beats cuddling AND sportscenter at the same time.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Love him for who he is, not what he watches.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    Tell him you want to bottom. That'll get the TV turned off.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidLove him for who he is, not what he watches.

    Better yet, let's see what he looks like. If he's cute, I'm sure he'll find someone here who'll be happy to watch and talk about sports with him.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    ^^ This. Send your sports-loving boyfriend my way. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    Larkin_PLR said^^ This. Send your sports-loving boyfriend my way. icon_wink.gif


    Romaneski, sup bro ;)
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    GayLiberrian saidWow, some comments above me are kinda rude.
    He hates this show not his boyfriends likes.


    actually, the op has several threads about things that he hates about his boyfriend or things his boyfriend might be into
  • ohioguy12

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    Dec 16, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    calibro said
    GayLiberrian saidWow, some comments above me are kinda rude.
    He hates this show not his boyfriends likes.


    actually, the op has several threads about things that he hates about his boyfriend or things his boyfriend might be into


    Is that why his profile says "single?"
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    GayLiberrian saidWow, some comments above me are kinda rude.
    He hates this show not his boyfriends likes.


    actually, the op has several threads about things that he hates about his boyfriend or things his boyfriend might be into


    Is that why his profile says "single?"


    it's the same logic of him starting a thread about hating guys who have shirtless photos of themselves

  • jock_1

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    Dec 16, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    well, it is the place to watch all the sports news that is happening. if you are into watching sports or playing them it is a good place to be informed.

    my only beef is that it is too biased on east coast or west coast teams...ie, yankees, red sox, lakers, celtics, phillies, ect, ect
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    Because it's a lot less annoying than the Kardashians.