FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Turner etc.- Who has the most depth when it comes to sport

Mets82

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I was thinking about this along with the Olympics and the Marv Albert signing, who has the most depth when it comes to sports programming. Now, with the Olympics you could argue that its ESPN/ABC because they seem to have every sport on as it is and they have plenty of avenues to showcase the games.

With Marv Albert signing with CBS Sports, CBS has a strong lineup as well. Not to cover the Olympics because CBS/Turner dont have a bid but for other sports. I mean look at there NFL coverage. They have Nantz, Gumbel, Albert, Eagle, etc. Look at there NCAA coverage. They have Nantz, Eagle, Albert, Lundquist, Harlan etc. I mean they have a lot of depth.

So how would you rank the depth chart as far as sports goes? If you were to look at each network by programming, announcers, etc. who would be the strongest, who would be the weakest?
 

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I was thinking about this along with the Olympics and the Marv Albert signing, who has the most depth when it comes to sports programming. Now, with the Olympics you could argue that its ESPN/ABC because they seem to have every sport on as it is and they have plenty of avenues to showcase the games.

With Marv Albert signing with CBS Sports, CBS has a strong lineup as well. Not to cover the Olympics because CBS/Turner dont have a bid but for other sports. I mean look at there NFL coverage. They have Nantz, Gumbel, Albert, Eagle, etc. Look at there NCAA coverage. They have Nantz, Eagle, Albert, Lundquist, Harlan etc. I mean they have a lot of depth.

So how would you rank the depth chart as far as sports goes? If you were to look at each network by programming, announcers, etc. who would be the strongest, who would be the weakest?

Doesn't matter to me, I turn to whatever channel has the game I want to see.
 

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Thanks Jimbo and Iceberg for your responses. Please dont take this as an insult or anything, but I'm surprised you guys dont care what channel your team is on. I know some people who dont like a certain network or guys on a certain network. EX. Joe Buck or Joe Morgan. Ex. ESPN with there endless promotion of Sportscenter and there bottom line crawl. But hey, too each is own.
 

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Honestly I usually dont care what channel my teams are on. I dont like Joe Yuck so when he does the Twins games I listen to them on the radio (plus that would be Saturdays and I'm usually outside anyways). I like Dick & Bert on FSN North :)
Vikes are mainly on Fox. If Joe Yuck has to do the game the volume gets turned down.

There are only a couple announcers I do not tolerate. Mainly Yuck and McYapper

ESPN I dont watch very often and the bottom line doesnt affect me anymore. I dont let it bother me as too many stations do it now. During college football season I can usually find the backhaul of the game on free to air so I have no bottom line on the screen :)
I cant see any Twins games on MLB Net as we would be blacked out anyways.

But as for the original question, some people over analyze things. I worry about where my team is gonna be on TV if I want to watch them. The announcers are usually secondary.
 

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I don't like Musburger calling a Buckeyes game, but I deal with it and still manage to listen, you just know going in what its gonna be like.
Usually trying to match up the radio with the TV is miserable as they don't always show the same stuff.
 

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I really don't care what channel a game is on. I get every channel, and one channel's coverage is about the same as the next.

If you ranked the networks by programming depth, first, obviously would be ESPN, but that is their job.

CBS is the best network, with the best golf, the NFL, the NCAA tourney, some tennis, the Greatest Conference In The History Of The World in college football, and good second line sports.

Then would be NBC. Some good golf, NFL night games, horse racing, some tennis, etc.

Then would be Turner. Non-exclusive Sunday day baseball and the playoffs, a very little NASCAR and some golf. Leave out the NBA, because I don't care about it.

Last would be ABC and Fox, in a tie. Fox has some NASCAR, the NFL, and exclusive Saturday and some playoffs, but never has even tried to broadcast any minor sports. ABC, by itself leaving out ESPN, has college football, except the SEC, and it seems college is going to become more fragmented soon, and not much else.
 

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I agree that it does come down to who has the game on during the NFL season I find myself more of a CBS pregame show watcher
 

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Which ever one has a game I want to see at the time.
 

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