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Keith Olberman NBC pregame

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by irvin88, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. irvin88

    irvin88 Active Member

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    Political hack that guy is. Spreading his agenda on national TV.
  2. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    What exactly did he do?? Or are you just opposed to him working on that show because of his political agenda??
  3. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    and making people talk about him on forums all across the country.

    nothing builds fame faster than hate.
  4. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    In a word, yes

    The man was, and very likely still is, a brilliant sports anchor/commentator, however somewhere along the way his political "agenda" simply became too overwhelming for even him to control
  5. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I like Olbermann and his political agenda...anyway he can spread it is fine with me.
  6. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    :hammer:
  7. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Chuckle... so, he didn't do anything wrong on that broadcast, you just don't want him on the air...

    I don't seem to recall any similar complaints from you or irvin88 when Rush Limbaugh was doing MNF, though... how very curious...

    At least Olbermann had a background in sports before he took this job...

    And of course, I'm quite fond of him because of his wicked broadsides at the Bush administration... but I want him to keep that out of this job, or he should be replaced...
  8. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Love Keith's rants, don't want to be treated to them on his football gig... he was by far my favorite SportsCenter anchor ever, and that was long before I knew about his political leanings... the guy was just FUNNY, in a dry way...
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Rush had a background in sports, just not in sports broadcasting or commentary.

    I like Olbermann. I agree, he can do a good job on NBC football and hopefully he will keep his political views out of it. I bet he will because he is not a major part of the program. Of course I don't really watch the pre-game show enough to truly care. Same as when Rush was on ESPN. Didn't watch him because I just was not watching pre-game.
  10. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I doubt very seriously that they would let him go off on his rants during a sports event...but like I said before, if he did I would have no problem with it....after all he is right.:D
  11. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    For me, football oughta be an escape from politics...
  12. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    The game will be.

    What he says before or after...who knows.:D

    Like I said before I doubt he'll get political.
  13. dcdallaschick

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    I care less about his own politics than I do about the spirit in which they're delivered. There's so much mean-spirited and hateful discourse on both sides of the aisles, who don't seem to know the difference between disagreement and even mocking of somebody's views/policies, and the vitriolic personal attacks that these people spew.

    If we are forced to grudgingly accept that this is going to be the nature of political discussion in our country, I'd rather it (and the people who make their careers with it, be they Olbermann or O'Reilly or whomever) be left out of the sports arena, lest that contagion spread into what is still somewhat an enjoyable forum for debate over x's and o's (and the occasional Bengal/Pacman arrest).
  14. AtlCB

    AtlCB Active Member

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    Olberman is the liberal version of O'Reilly. No thanks on the smug political hate speach. He is a good sportscaster. If he can keep his political views out of it, he will be great. If he can't, he shouldn't and probably will not last long.
  15. PosterChild

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    I couldn't care less about his political bent, but his I'm-so-much-smarter-than-you-but-try-to-comprehend-me-just-the-same-attitude is a bit offputting. I'm really not impressed and won't torture myself with his act, and he has no more business than Dennis Miller or Kornheiser in a football booth.

    Dang, I feel liberated.
  16. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    He is not in the booth. He is in the studio. He has a long history as a sports caster. Miller had none. I think Miller is funny, but just did not see the point of him being in the booth.
  17. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I love how Olbermann rides Luffa man and the Bush administration.

    I never get sick of it.

    He's not going to be doing that before a football game...he doesn't need too he does have his own show after all for that.
  18. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Maybe I'm not put off by that because I'm as smart as he is... :D
  19. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Ignorant as usual......
  20. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    Or maybe you just have a fondness for pretentious people like olberman.

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