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Longhornfan1234
09-11-2012, 04:16 PM
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/spo...y-to-espn.html

SPORTSbyBROOKS ‏@SPORTSbyBROOKS
SbB has learned Chris Broussard & Jon Barry won't return to ESPN's NBA studio. Added to show: @sportsguy33 & Stan Van Gundy.







:rock::rock:

kozelkid
09-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Thank God.

JNoel
09-11-2012, 04:19 PM
I hope this is real, I can't stand Broussard.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
09-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Barry didn't really irritate me at all. Magic's worse than him especially with the magic 8 ball thing lol. Thank God Broussard is out though.

nickdymez
09-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Good. I hate Chris Bruhsard

Sadds The Gr8
09-11-2012, 04:20 PM
SVG is a good addition, but I dont think Simmons belongs there. Way better than Barry and Broussard though.

SteBO
09-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Simmons is a complete tool too though. But it's better than Broussard though that's for sure. I'm a big SVG fan though, so of course I'm going to love this move.

Iggz53
09-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Nice I like it

Lucky.
09-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Chris_Broussard Chris Broussard
Lol. This twitter stuff is crazy. I have not been fired; I still work at ESPN.



:pity:

Andrew32
09-11-2012, 04:26 PM
I like SVG.
Simmons is a tool and brutally biased. I don't like him.

Rivera
09-11-2012, 04:27 PM
anything to get chris broussard to GTFO is a win! im still dying to see a JVG-SVG-Breen commentating team

Chacarron
09-11-2012, 04:31 PM
No more Broussard. :dance:

C_Mund
09-11-2012, 04:34 PM
I really like both of these guys a lot, but Simmons more for his role/persona. He's good as a writer because he's thoroughly knowledgeable but relies more on humor and pop-culture to get his message across. SVG is just awesome all-around

Lucky.
09-11-2012, 04:38 PM
No more Broussard. :dance:


Chris Broussard ‏@Chris_Broussard
Lol. This twitter stuff is crazy. I have not been fired; I still work at ESPN

Nope.

Evolution23
09-11-2012, 04:39 PM
**** YEAH!!!!!!! I hate those 2 douche bags!

Chacarron
09-11-2012, 04:44 PM
Nope.

I only really watched him during the NBA on ESPN preview show, so I am happy.

Metal Militia
09-11-2012, 04:46 PM
I didn't mind Barry :shrug:

Punk
09-11-2012, 04:51 PM
Thank God!

I can't stand Jon Barry. Broussard is a joke, SVG is a HUGE upgrade even though he should be calling games with JVG.

Now, get rid of Wilbon.

FraziersKnicks
09-11-2012, 04:57 PM
I ****ing hate Jon Barry with a passion, Stan's no Jeff but anything's an upgrade over Barry the piece of ****.

Bill Simmons is an incredible writer, I absolutely love him. I'll be interested to see how this translates to a studio. The guy is the most clued up ESPN employee by a mile.

Lucky.
09-11-2012, 04:57 PM
The link doesn't work and he's already stated that he hasn't been let go.




Chris Broussard ‏@Chris_Broussard
Lol. This twitter stuff is crazy. I have not been fired; I still work at ESPN

Wouldn't get your hopes up.

John Walls Era
09-11-2012, 05:09 PM
Good

Kashmir13579
09-11-2012, 05:10 PM
omg, really?

Eagles4Lyfe
09-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Are people missing that guy named Lucky who's posting the guys twitter feed??

Da Knicks
09-11-2012, 05:26 PM
good Barry is an idiot!

Ethix11
09-11-2012, 05:32 PM
Barry didn't fit. That's a +.

StinkEye
09-11-2012, 05:34 PM
This is amazing news. I can't stand Broutard and Ferry. I actually like Bill Simmons (even though he sounds like a ninny) and Stan is the ****ing man. If he's half as good as his bro we're in for a treat.

The1_Who_knocks
09-11-2012, 05:37 PM
No scalabrine :(

AIMelo=KillaDUO
09-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Why don't people like Broussard?

Andrew32
09-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Why don't people like Broussard?

His face is annoying as is the way he speaks tbh.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
09-11-2012, 05:43 PM
His face is annoying as is the way he speaks tbh.

Makes sense... I don't like Delonte West's face. :shrug:

topdog
09-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Are people missing that guy named Lucky who's posting the guys twitter feed??

Just because he hasn't been fired from ESPN doesn't mean he's not being replaced in the studio. He is an "ESPN insider" who reports on trades and whatnot just as Wilbon and others could be found on ESPN.com before they were on TV.

GunFactor187
09-11-2012, 05:55 PM
Ermahgurd! Hopefully Stan will join his bro and Breeny in the announce booth!

Gritz
09-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Bill Simmons is going to make WWE references when discussing basketball players

B'sCeltsPatsSox
09-11-2012, 06:08 PM
The link doesn't work and he's already stated that he hasn't been let go.




Wouldn't get your hopes up.

He's still going to be an insider there.



No scalabrine :(

CSNNE FTW!:dance:

J4KOP99
09-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Bill Simmons is absolutely horrible as an on-air "talent"

Stick to the blogs bill.

JordansBulls
09-12-2012, 12:28 AM
Barry didn't really irritate me at all. Magic's worse than him especially with the magic 8 ball thing lol. Thank God Broussard is out though.
Barry was good though.

Evolution23
09-12-2012, 12:36 AM
Why don't people like Broussard?

Cause he's a herb

naps
09-12-2012, 01:29 AM
SVG will be awesome!! Finally, we'll hear some real basketball analysis on the show.

Broussard is a good guy but he just doesn't understand the game well enough to be an analyst.

Jon Barry was the biggest tool ever. This piece of **** spent his entire time by hating on Heat and Knicks.

Bill Simmons is very knowledgeable but he is the most biased writer of all time. I have zero doubt that he's gonna spend his time by hating on the Heat and Lakers. So in essence Simmons = Barry. But I SVG is a HUGE upgrade.

Ty Fast
09-12-2012, 02:10 AM
i cant stand Bill Simmons

PacersForLife
09-12-2012, 03:30 AM
I like them both better than Broussard and Barry, but Simmons is so biased at times...

Manimal
09-12-2012, 09:42 AM
ESPN is crap anyway. TNT need to fire Shaq. I wanna listen Chuck and Kenny. Not some idiot still fighting personal battles while mumbling through the show. Shaq needs to come to terms with his retirement.

kjoke
09-12-2012, 10:06 AM
I dislike Barry, but I don't hate Broussard as much as the rest of you guys. Like the Stan addition, and sooner than later I can see him commentating with his brother.

Ill21
09-12-2012, 10:08 AM
Thank god, hopefully Barry goes and plays in traffic

Longhornfan1234
09-12-2012, 10:19 AM
Barry was good though.

Of course you say that... Barry is a Chicago homer.

theheatles
09-12-2012, 10:53 AM
The whole team needs to be replaced. Magic isn't very good but he has the big name and he's the richest athlete in the world now and that comes with power. Wilbon is good at being the guy that keeps the show flowing, he's a professional. He's good at his job but I don't want to hear his ignorant homer opinions. Barry brought nothing to the table, just stupidity and ignorance. Broussard just wasn't a good fit.

Stan Van should be good, he has a great dry sense of humor and has the bball knowledge. Simmons is funny and quirky but it's going depend on his chemistry with the others to see how well he does

mgsports
09-12-2012, 10:55 AM
Barry does a good job on ESPY'S Red Carpet Show,In Studio and calling Games. Wilbon is good but maybe bring back Scott or even use Connors.

Spacolie716
09-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Why do people hate Broussard so much? I personally don't care. I want some prime examples.

blahblahyoutoo
09-12-2012, 11:20 AM
I hope this is real, I can't stand Broussard.

hell yes.
please never hire someone that can't speak english to do broadcasting again.

blahblahyoutoo
09-12-2012, 11:21 AM
His face is annoying as is the way he speaks tbh.

meaning he doesn't speak english.

tbone2171
09-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Simmons is douche of all douches

Manimal
09-12-2012, 11:44 AM
Would be a very bad move for Simmons. Simmons thrives in the company of the people you hear him with on his podcasts. A more fan driven environment. He will suck *** in the ESPN setting.

mgsports
09-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Stephen A. Smith?

C_Mund
09-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Would be a very bad move for Simmons. Simmons thrives in the company of the people you hear him with on his podcasts. A more fan driven environment. He will suck *** in the ESPN setting.

Agreed, and this is coming from a big Simmons fan.

It'd be like if Jim Rome became an analyst, I'm not a huge fan of his but I don't mind listening to his show occasionally, though I'd be super pissed if he ended up on all of the NBA broadcasts and I was forced to watch him. I could see non-Simmons-fans feeling this way.

Also, he'll have to abandon that part of him that wants to reference movies all the time. That's podcast/column fodder, not for mainstream sports media.

ManningToTyree
09-12-2012, 03:57 PM
there is a God

TheIlladelph16
09-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Why don't people like Broussard?

Reason #1: "Duhh-Wayne" Wade is not his effing name and he says it that way every time. Personal pet peeve I know, but he over accentuates the first syllable and its obnoxious.

Reason #2: Its as if he sits in his office playing with the ESPN Trade Machine all day and then tweets about new "rumors" from his "sources"

Reason #3: He has a stupid face and is annoying.

milominderbinde
09-12-2012, 04:52 PM
I'm skeptical because I don't think Simmons would do this as its clearly a bad fit. I'd love for them to replace Barry who adds nothing. SVG would be good.

topdog
09-12-2012, 05:41 PM
Why do people hate Broussard so much? I personally don't care. I want some prime examples.

He is not very insightful and he speaks with the same eloquence of a former player without being one i.e. he sounds uneducated and does not construct his thoughts very well.

Simmons does not seem much better imo. I don't watch basketball "analysis" to hear obscure t.v. references and recaps of what was on last night.

SVG could be quite entertaining and insightful. I enjoy his brother's color commentary.

Semi-related, I could have told you long ago Shaq would be turrible on TNT.

JNoel
09-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Skip Bayless for a spot anyone? He's better than Broussard though.

Showtime Steve
09-12-2012, 06:00 PM
I hate that barry dry asssense of humor, but bill simons is way worse!

Losoway
09-12-2012, 06:29 PM
i hated jon barry . he acted like a know it all

JordansBulls
09-17-2012, 08:20 PM
ESPN is crap anyway. TNT need to fire Shaq. I wanna listen Chuck and Kenny. Not some idiot still fighting personal battles while mumbling through the show. Shaq needs to come to terms with his retirement.

I agree on the Shaq part.