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ESPN's Bonds series raises eyebrows
2006-03-31 14:54
by Bob Timmermann

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports on the internal strife at ESPN over the Barry Bonds reality series.

"This has conflicts that need to be resolved," said Jeff Brantley, an ESPN analyst who played with Bonds on the Giants in 1993. "Take this one: Pedro Gomez is covering Bonds on a daily basis, and if he asks tough questions, will Barry be allowed to go back at Pedro on his show?"

I never pictured Jeff Brantley as the big ethics guy at ESPN.

My question is: what sort of audience would want to watch such a show about Barry Bonds?

2006-03-31 16:41:27
1.   GoBears
Well, geez, Bob, what sort of audience would want to watch any of the 612 "reality series" that pollute the programming lo, these past 10 years? Add to that all the celebrity gossip shows, and you're basically at half the offerings.

Actually, there's a silver lining. I get more work done than I would if all of those channels had, ya know, "good" stuff on all of the time.

2006-03-31 18:13:35
2.   Telemachos
Apparently Barry has editing control as well... so sayeth ESPN this morning (Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb, I think, we arguing about it).
2006-03-31 18:35:56
3.   DXMachina
This is getting to be like when Mr. Burns made his own movie for the First Annual Springfield Movie Festival.
2006-03-31 20:32:22
4.   Ken Arneson
2006-03-31 20:33:52
5.   D4P
This is only a test.
2006-03-31 21:04:40
6.   Ken Arneson
testing again.

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