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Do you like Michael Collins takes on ESPN?


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#1 schley

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:37 PM

Personally I don't really see the angle.  He talks to some caddies and supposedly gets some scoop.  If any other serious reporter actually wanted to talk to the caddies I'm sure they could get scoop as well.  I don't see the special value brought here.  I can appreciate the jokes, but they have him as their main guy on the PGA tour.  A little too many anecdotes for me.

In smaller spurts it would play better IMO.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

I don't watch ESPN.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:13 PM

I'm not a huge fan.  His act is a bit like Feherty's.  It is funny the first time maybe even the second.  By the 20th time, it's just lame!!!

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

View PostMr. Hogan, on 14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

I don't watch ESPN.

Me either. The only Michael Collins I ever heard of was an Irish revolutionary/politician back in the early 20th Century.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

I like them. He used to be a tour caddie so he gets maybe some more honest interaction and access than a normal reporter. His XM radio show with Pat Perez is hysterical.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:12 PM

HAVent watched espn since 2001ish.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:37 PM

View PostSean2, on 14 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

View PostMr. Hogan, on 14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

I don't watch ESPN.

Me either. The only Michael Collins I ever heard of was an Irish revolutionary/politician back in the early 20th Century.

I preferred his brother Tom.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:09 AM

why dont people watch espn?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

Because its become overly political and gossipy (the TMZ of sports) as its become bigger. Also, many of there analysts are bad, just loud not insightful. Mainly there sports content isnt there anymore. So many better places to get highlights and news.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:12 AM

View PostgatorMD, on 15 April 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

why dont people watch espn?

I got tired of seeing tweets and Facebook posts from athletes instead of highlights. I got tired of a “my wish” type of segment every freaking day. I got tired of hearing things like “dis” “throwing shade” “clap back “ and other nonsense where real words were once used. I got tired of sportscenter being used as a political tool.
Espn used to be homeruns, double plays, pick 6’s, triple doubles and 50 yard td runs. Now it’s some 7 foot tall baby acting like a Kardashian and 45 minutes of showing indecipherable jibberish from the twitter account of an illiterate college dropout.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:21 AM

View PostgatorMD, on 15 April 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

why dont people watch espn?


Lol. If you knew espn in the 90s you’d know what putrid garbage it is now.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:42 AM

Never watch ESPN.  Leftist claptrap.  I watch golf, but never heard of Michael Collins.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

View PostSean2, on 14 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

View PostMr. Hogan, on 14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

I don't watch ESPN.

Me either. The only Michael Collins I ever heard of was an Irish revolutionary/politician back in the early 20th Century.
You mean Liam Neeson?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:46 PM

Michael is a former comedian turned caddie turned on course play caller turned on course
prognosticator turned golf funny man. I generally like Michael but his schtick does get a little
worn out.......yo.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

View PostNoTalentLefty, on 14 April 2018 - 10:37 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 14 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

View PostMr. Hogan, on 14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

I don't watch ESPN.

Me either. The only Michael Collins I ever heard of was an Irish revolutionary/politician back in the early 20th Century.

I preferred his brother Tom.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:50 PM

View PostQqq123xx, on 15 April 2018 - 01:18 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 14 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

View PostMr. Hogan, on 14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

I don't watch ESPN.

Me either. The only Michael Collins I ever heard of was an Irish revolutionary/politician back in the early 20th Century.
You mean Liam Neeson?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:33 PM

He was super annoying when he first started but it's been getting better.  I'm not sure I love his style, but it's not terrible.  ESPN should push for more content not less.  It's almost like they only have him on for part time.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:06 AM

i think it's enjoyable if you're not an adult watching it.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:13 AM

The Mike Collins is a fun variation of the classic Tom Collins drink. Made form Irish whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda, and served over ice in a Collins or highball glass.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:27 AM

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

He's OK as long as i can read what he is saying and not have to listen to him.  The show on XM is actually enjoyable, but not because of Collins.  Not a fan but to each their own

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

View Postgolfandfishing, on 15 April 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

View PostgatorMD, on 15 April 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

why dont people watch espn?

I got tired of seeing tweets and Facebook posts from athletes instead of highlights. I got tired of a "my wish" type of segment every freaking day. I got tired of hearing things like "dis" "throwing shade" "clap back " and other nonsense where real words were once used. I got tired of sportscenter being used as a political tool.
Espn used to be homeruns, double plays, pick 6's, triple doubles and 50 yard td runs. Now it's some 7 foot tall baby acting like a Kardashian and 45 minutes of showing indecipherable jibberish from the twitter account of an illiterate college dropout.

This sums it up, haha.

I put ESPN on during CFB season for actual games and for background noise while cleaning the house....and maybe a time or two when there's nothing cool on the travel channel about food or mysteries (which goes to show you how low ESPN has gotten on the totem pole for me).

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

I honestly can't remember the last time I watched ESPN.  Maybe the John Daly 30 for 30?  What was that, 18 months ago?  

ESPN is a shell of its former self, throwing everything against the wall hoping anything will stick.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:13 PM

View PostSixcat, on 16 April 2018 - 03:52 PM, said:

I honestly can't remember the last time I watched ESPN.  Maybe the John Daly 30 for 30?  What was that, 18 months ago?  

ESPN is a shell of its former self, throwing everything against the wall hoping anything will stick.
I’d like someone to literally throw Stephen A Smith up against a wall.

Hard.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Do people seriously not watch ESPN when they’re broadcasting a game they want to see?  Just because they don’t like the politics or personalities on some of ESPN’s talk and opinion shows?

It seems a little “cut off your nose to spite your face” to me.

I can’t inagine deciding not to watch Thursday or Friday’s afternoon Masters coverage, or a Sunday night baseball game with the team I root for, or an NBA playoff game just because of the network it happened to be on.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:58 PM

I don't really look to him for serious insight.  I think he is funny and the guys seem to like him on tour so I don't have a problem with it.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:34 PM

View Postfawley, on 16 April 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Do people seriously not watch ESPN when they’re broadcasting a game they want to see?  Just because they don’t like the politics or personalities on some of ESPN’s talk and opinion shows?

It seems a little “cut off your nose to spite your face” to me.

I can’t inagine deciding not to watch Thursday or Friday’s afternoon Masters coverage, or a Sunday night baseball game with the team I root for, or an NBA playoff game just because of the network it happened to be on.

ESPN just isn’t in my “go to” channels when surfing. I watched the masters online at work. Do t watch basketball. DBacks are on the local fsn 158 times this year.

Do they even broadcast live sports still?  Couldn’t tell you the last time a game I wanted to watch was on espn. Maybe came across a game and watched, but intentionally go to espn for a game?  Maybe twice a year?

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

View PostgatorMD, on 15 April 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

why dont people watch espn?

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