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> Anyone ever see this?, Testimony to HBO's nuthuggery
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post Oct 21 2013, 02:05 PM
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I know this fight is long gone now but I just was curious if anyone had seen this lol. For the record, I had Manny winning this fight but not nearly as "dominant" as others.
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post Oct 22 2013, 04:18 PM
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The bad part about this is... I've seen shades of this creep over to showtime lately. If they keep it up, in my opinion, the commentary from HBO is gonna win me over. Showtime lacks the enthusiasm that lampley and kellerman bring. And Idk about you guys but Roy is becoming one of my favorite commentators in the sport. He knows his shit and you can tell he genuinely enjoys being there.

If showtime keeps it up the excitement hbos team brings and especially Roy will edge them out in my opinion.
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post Oct 23 2013, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 22 2013, 05:18 PM) *
The bad part about this is... I've seen shades of this creep over to showtime lately. If they keep it up, in my opinion, the commentary from HBO is gonna win me over. Showtime lacks the enthusiasm that lampley and kellerman bring. And Idk about you guys but Roy is becoming one of my favorite commentators in the sport. He knows his shit and you can tell he genuinely enjoys being there.

If showtime keeps it up the excitement hbos team brings and especially Roy will edge them out in my opinion.

Showtime lacks enthusiasm (or so it appears), because they aren't trying to blow smoke up our asses (for agenda purposes) and reach for "memorable" moments in fights. Lampley and Kellerman are repeat offenders, and its sickening.

You can tell on this past Saturday, they were ITCHING for Alvarado/Provonikov to turn into a brawl. It seemed like every little punch that they thought would turn it into a Gatti/Ward fight, they were all over it. They did the same with the Rios/Alvarado rematch, and were sitting on their thumbs just waiting for JMM to land that "sleeper" punch on Bradley.

I've always liked Roy, and Im sure that I always will. He had me crying about the "fish guts and deer heart" stuff that he said about Ruslan. I mean damn Roy, just say "PEDs' for fuck's sake, lol. I would've expected him to mentioned Ruslan's eating habits and childhood, earlier in the fight...not when he put Mike on queer street. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Oct 23 2013, 01:38 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 23 2013, 08:50 AM) *
Showtime lacks enthusiasm (or so it appears), because they aren't trying to blow smoke up our asses (for agenda purposes) and reach for "memorable" moments in fights. Lampley and Kellerman are repeat offenders, and its sickening.

You can tell on this past Saturday, they were ITCHING for Alvarado/Provonikov to turn into a brawl. It seemed like every little punch that they thought would turn it into a Gatti/Ward fight, they were all over it. They did the same with the Rios/Alvarado rematch, and were sitting on their thumbs just waiting for JMM to land that "sleeper" punch on Bradley.

I've always liked Roy, and Im sure that I always will. He had me crying about the "fish guts and deer heart" stuff that he said about Ruslan. I mean damn Roy, just say "PEDs' for fuck's sake, lol. I would've expected him to mentioned Ruslan's eating habits and childhood, earlier in the fight...not when he put Mike on queer street. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


HBO feels compelled to cater to the MMA crowd by doing what they can to make every fight a war, or a pom-pom parade for the HBO contracted fighter. We know about controversial scores from judges for house fighters. What about controversial commentary from HBO commentators for their contracted house-fighters, which are now almost exclusively Top Rank material. Lamply is now a master at this. And Kellerman who was an independent thinker when he first came to the network is now a Merchant wanna-be who tries to create controversy even when it isn't there. Of course Jim Gray at Showtime does this all the time. However, Showtime doesn't push a pom-pom agenda for the star fighter nearly as much as HBO does. Showtime is more classy and professional. Now if HBO would dump Jim Lamply and Showtime would dump Jim Gray.

Roy Jones is the best thing to happen to HBO for a long time. Andre Ward makes a solid effort, but he doesn't have Roy's leadership commentary qualities.

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- Franchize   Anyone ever see this?   Oct 21 2013, 02:05 PM
- - mitukczuk   Must be those new glasses, Jim......Probably. Kill...   Oct 21 2013, 02:46 PM
- - bnoles4life   Yeah, someone posted this a few mths after the fig...   Oct 21 2013, 03:27 PM
- - mrchitown   Seen this before lol   Oct 21 2013, 03:41 PM
- - checkleft   This is from a while back. Still funny tho   Oct 21 2013, 06:00 PM
- - BrutUalBK   Worse case of jockriding I've ever had the dis...   Oct 21 2013, 08:23 PM
|- - Franchize   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Oct 21 2013, 09:23 PM)...   Oct 21 2013, 08:46 PM
||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 21 2013, 08:46 PM)...   Oct 21 2013, 08:59 PM
||- - Franchize   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Oct 21 2013, 09:59 PM)...   Oct 22 2013, 08:43 AM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Oct 21 2013, 08:23 PM)...   Oct 21 2013, 10:56 PM
- - mgrover   ...   Oct 22 2013, 02:32 PM
- - Franchize   When I saw Lampley crying in the Gatti v Ward docu...   Oct 22 2013, 02:54 PM
- - checkleft   The bad part about this is... I've seen shades...   Oct 22 2013, 04:18 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 22 2013, 05:18 PM)...   Oct 23 2013, 08:50 AM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 23 2013, 08:50 AM) S...   Oct 23 2013, 01:38 PM
- - Franchize   I don't know man. I like Showtime's commen...   Oct 22 2013, 07:37 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 22 2013, 07:37 PM)...   Oct 27 2013, 02:45 PM
- - mrchitown   I like Showtime better, if they swapped out Ranall...   Oct 22 2013, 08:02 PM
- - checkleft   Idk man, they were on canelos jock in the trout fi...   Oct 22 2013, 08:33 PM
- - Franchize   Peep this if you haven't seen it before. Disre...   Oct 23 2013, 07:15 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 23 2013, 08:15 PM)...   Oct 23 2013, 10:27 PM
- - Franchize   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 23 2013, 11:27 PM)...   Oct 24 2013, 09:55 AM


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