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WVRed
08-08-2007, 04:57 PM
I know there is a thread for Bonds breaking the record, but I thought this one deserved its own thread.

I woke up to watch ESPN News this morning before I took off for work, needless to say, the whole HALF HOUR was dedicated to nothing but Barry Lamar Bonds. They did show at one point box scores from other games, but was this really necessary?

Not sure about Sportscenter and their coverage, but to take a whole half hour of the morning and dedicate it to nothing more than Barry Bonds really shows the emphasis that is placed on certain athletes and records. I don't even think this was as big a deal as when he broke the single season record.

Anybody else notice?

Matt700wlw
08-08-2007, 04:59 PM
I noticed his oldest daughter is quite attractive....I don't know how old she is, though

:)

MrCinatit
08-08-2007, 09:00 PM
To be honest, I am not sure.
Had someone more personable broken the record, even more attention and coverage might have been given.
Yes, there was quite the hype, but too many - myself included - were stuck in "I could care less, let's focus on baseball" mode. Had it been Junior, for instance, I would have been disappointed with a half hour's coverage.

StillFunkyB
08-08-2007, 09:06 PM
I know there is a thread for Bonds breaking the record, but I thought this one deserved its own thread.

I woke up to watch ESPN News this morning before I took off for work, needless to say, the whole HALF HOUR was dedicated to nothing but Barry Lamar Bonds. They did show at one point box scores from other games, but was this really necessary?

Not sure about Sportscenter and their coverage, but to take a whole half hour of the morning and dedicate it to nothing more than Barry Bonds really shows the emphasis that is placed on certain athletes and records. I don't even think this was as big a deal as when he broke the single season record.

Anybody else notice?

He is only the third guy to hit over 700 homeruns in a game that is over a hundred years old, and you don't think that it's important? I'm confused. Personal feelings for him aside, it's a big news story.

redsfan30
08-08-2007, 09:56 PM
This absolutely deserves the coverage it's gotten. Like him or not, this is nothing to sneeze at.

And as Matt mentioned, Barry's oldest daughter is quite attractive.

WVRed
08-09-2007, 07:16 AM
He is only the third guy to hit over 700 homeruns in a game that is over a hundred years old, and you don't think that it's important? I'm confused. Personal feelings for him aside, it's a big news story.

Is it worth devoting a whole morning to though? I mean, it should definitely be the lead story with a big follow-up, but to devote the entire half hour especially when there are other games and sports to carry, isn't that a bit much?