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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by BigIgator25, Feb 19, 2014.
Well, I'll take a "barely won" over a "barely lost" anyday...right, Syracuse?
I think ESPN loves UF. I really do. They give us very fair coverage.
They'll be discussing the Gators all week long after tonight. And almost everyone will say we are the No. 1 team with a win Saturday.
I can respect what you say, but again I don't see it the same
I think they give us great coverage. Hopefully we play better vs Ole Miss and we will get too much coverage.
The victim mentality will always find a way.
There are more Gators at ESPN than any other school, that much I can guarantee.
If it was up to me I wish they would really be dissing us all the way into a third national championship.
But they are loving us right now.
Well, I noticed a commercial break or two tonight with ZERO Gator ads. No product endorsements. Not one correlation of dominance/superiority. Zero on the Gator love-fest meter. Serious letdown! Oh . . . and harumph!
ESPN will never give us preference in airtime discussions unless we are playing in signature games or championships. However, it seems that their serious analysts do recognize what this team is all about. That said all these guys have their own favorites and loyalties just like any fan. Sometimes they get caught up in glitz and flash hyping high scoring teams and players rather than grind it out teams like ours.
There's a conspiracy! A C-O-N ..... spiracy!
If a HS basketball player bases his college choice on how UF is "dissed" by ESPN, then I do not see him as being a bonafide prospect.
I waited until the 10:00 or 10:30 Sports Center, and they covered the game then.
I assumed - without knowing - that it took them some time to get the feed from Sun Sports (or whoever it was that broadcast the game live), and edit it. Of course, their lead story was Cuse losing, and that took up much time in all of the SC iterations.
Again, I don't know about feed-sharing agreements among broadcasters in this day and age (there used to be a permission / arrangement required), but I attributed the non-coverage to that kind of thing. Just a WAG.
I have had the same perception at times over the years - although our basketball team seems to have become the flavor of the moment. Many of the less analytical talking heads will jump off our bandwagon quickly if we lose a game or two.
But, I swear it seems like, year-in and year-out, we're usually one of the most popular choices for "upset alerts" in both basketball and football. And, if there's no statistical basis to your (and my) perception (as the Keepers of Objectivity LOUDLY CLAIM), then I must have terrible timing when it comes to switching over to Sports Center to try to catch highlights or discussions of our games
Oh well. Like someone posted above, in basketball I kind of like staying under the radar anyway, but not much chance of that this season.
I can't stand talk radio or espn. Not sure how people put up with it. I guess they, espn watchers, cannot formulate their own opinions and must be told what to think.
I actually work at EspnU and much more ACC people then anything else here. I can't speak for other sites. I have to keep my opinion to myself at work
I can't speak for that part, but a former Gator baseball player at ESPN in NY recruited me a few years back and the place was Gator central.
I know Seth Greenberg loves the Gators in part of DFS.
I don't normally participate in threads like this, but I have to admit, I also notice the lack of coverage compared to other teams around the country.
Our highlights are rarely shown, respect is hardly given unless it's by one or two talking heads (like Greenberg), and it's almost like we don't exist at times. We aren't just talking about a bubble team here, we are talking about the #1 team in the country come Monday most likely. Really bizarre in my opinion and I see some of you have also noticed. I watch all the NCAAb shows like "Katz Korner" and those analysts skip and bounce around UF like the plague. For example, the other day they asked their hosts which team is the best in the country? A couple said Wichita St bc of last year's run (LOL nevermind the fact this UF team has been to 3 straight E8's), another said Duke (of course). Entire show didn't even mention us...and that's just one out of several shows I've noticed this over the past month during this historical run.
Part of me doesn't care because we just need to keep handling our business and who cares what the 4 letter network thinks...but another part of me thinks we could use some positive publicity from a fan and a recruit standpoint. Either way, this team is focused and will get everyone's attention in March.
Unless I missed it, they still haven't shown highlights of today's game on GameDay. Wonder if they will...
They've shown or discussed just about every other team in the top 5-10 though.