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#1 Posted on 8.11.02 0823.47
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I don't think i've seen a thread about this new show yet. Which i thought I would after the wildy popular PTI. But here it goes.

Has anybody seen this show yet? I kind of like it, the Max Kellerman and Woody Paige feud is good, and I would love to be in Max's shoes and be able to mute any of the reporters that I wanted. Also I've always liked Bob Ryan. This show is pretty much a daily Sports Reporters show, only it's like a competitive thing with points. The parting shots, are usually the best part of the show, like Sports Reporters. My only two gripes are that it's been the same 5 guys so far, I think they should get more people from other places. And also I can't stand Max's blatant biasedness towards the Yankees.

It's not as good as PTI, but it's a nice little warmup to PTI.
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#2 Posted on 8.11.02 0858.05
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I've only seen one episode and I thought it was okay. I think it's going to take me a little time to warm up to Max Kellerman, though. Still, it's a better option than Uscripted or Jay Mohr.
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#3 Posted on 8.11.02 1732.04
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I prefer PTI to Around The Horn. Bob Ryan is the only guy out of the bunch that I like.
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#4 Posted on 8.11.02 1736.22
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I like Max on boxing, but I can't really warm up to him on this show. Nuke the guy from L.A., leave Woody and Ryan and the guy from Chicago, and just make it a hybrid Sports Reporters/PTI without the points and Max's Yankee bias.
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#5 Posted on 8.11.02 1749.05
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The problem with AtH is that too many cooks spoil the soup. By the way, Jay Mariotti is the Sun-Times columnist from Chicago. I usually hate his articles 95% of the time.

PTI works, and so spin-offs are spawned. Usually, they don't work. Joanie Loves Chachi, anyone?
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#6 Posted on 8.11.02 1823.49
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    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    The problem with AtH is that too many cooks spoil the soup. By the way, Jay Mariotti is the Sun-Times columnist from Chicago. I usually hate his articles 95% of the time.

    PTI works, and so spin-offs are spawned. Usually, they don't work. Joanie Loves Chachi, anyone?





Actually, compared to that mirroring season of Happy Days with Flip and Casey, Joanie Loves Chachi doesn't look bad.
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#7 Posted on 8.11.02 1845.07
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    Originally posted by tomvejada
    I prefer PTI to Around The Horn. Bob Ryan is the only guy out of the bunch that I like.


This pretty much sums up what I would write.

There was "lots of tinkering" going on with ATH when I visited the PTI set last week.

It just looks too much like a game show for my taste.
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#8 Posted on 8.11.02 2137.18
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    Originally posted by Simba
    Still, it's a better option than Unscripted or Jay Mohr.


That doesn't say much, ya know.

I have yet to see it... never around a TV at 5:00. Maybe over Thanksgiving break... should I make a point to watch it?
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#9 Posted on 8.11.02 2232.26
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This show wouldn't be so bad, except for the fact that Jay Mariotti is on the show, and I think it's possible that Mariotti might just be the Antichrist. He has the incredible ability to hammer on a point for months, and then if God forbid one of the Chicago teams follows his advice, he then spends months berating them for it a year or two later. He is an ass-clown, and his being on a show is an easy way to keep me away from it.
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#10 Posted on 8.11.02 2242.12
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The AtH gimmick is going to get OLD reallly fast. This show won't have legs.

WAYYYYYY too much NBA, not enough hockey. And Bob Wyan needs a speech therapist.
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