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Things College Softball Announcers Can Quit Saying

Oct 2, 2011
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Florida
Are you seriously crying about the regional draw of a team that finished 6th place in their league?
Oregon State finished 6th in the Pac, they didn't get berth
Duke finished 6th in the ACC, how's their regional draw?
That Florida not only made the playoffs after finishing 6th in league but is gostibg a regional is proof of bias for the gators

Seriously you are misreading me... Florida got the best possible draw. Totally points to making sure they have the easiest run in.
 

pattar

Clueless..
Jun 8, 2016
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Seriously you are misreading me... Florida got the best possible draw. Totally points to making sure they have the easiest run in.
I don't really care one way or the other about Florida but can you explain your reasoning for why the NCAA would supposedly favor Florida? Do their fans travel well, watch more games etc? Does Walton have dirty pictures of the NCAA heads? I am just trying to figure out what reason they would have? It reminds me of people always complaining that the Patriots get the benefit of the doubt in any and all officiating calls...
 
Feb 17, 2014
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Orlando, FL
I don't really care one way or the other about Florida but can you explain your reasoning for why the NCAA would supposedly favor Florida? Do their fans travel well, watch more games etc? Does Walton have dirty pictures of the NCAA heads? I am just trying to figure out what reason they would have? It reminds me of people always complaining that the Patriots get the benefit of the doubt in any and all officiating calls...
For the NCAA it is all about the rating$. Back in the day when Shock Jock Howard Stern was getting started they found that his fans listened for an avarage of an hour each day. Conversely those who hated his guts listened for 2 hours. I submit the same applies to Florida. Everyone has their favorites but for some, myself included favor anyone but Florida. Why? Just spend a game behind the backstop in Gainesville and you will have your answer. I have been to every SEC softball venue with the exception of 2 and they are hands down the most obnoxious softball fans in the SEC.
 

pattar

Clueless..
Jun 8, 2016
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For the NCAA it is all about the rating$.
Ok that makes sense then. I was just looking for a logical reason why they would want to favor Florida. I know nothing about the various obnoxious ratings of various college softball fan bases ;)
 
May 30, 2013
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Binghamton, NY
one of the announcers (can't remember name, young ex-player though....)
says at least once every game,
"so-and-so prides herself on..." (FillInTheBlanK)

it's not an incorrect phrase,
but the repetitive use just bothers me, is all.
 
Feb 8, 2019
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Seriously you are misreading me... Florida got the best possible draw. Totally points to making sure they have the easiest run in.
I had just looked at it.

How does a team that took 6th in their own conference get to host a regional? What a crock
The gators should be on the road. This is just more espn/sec shenanigans, it happens in every sport the eastern seaboard propaganda network wants to televise
 
Feb 8, 2019
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For the NCAA it is all about the rating$. Back in the day when Shock Jock Howard Stern was getting started they found that his fans listened for an avarage of an hour each day. Conversely those who hated his guts listened for 2 hours. I submit the same applies to Florida. Everyone has their favorites but for some, myself included favor anyone but Florida. Why? Just spend a game behind the backstop in Gainesville and you will have your answer. I have been to every SEC softball venue with the exception of 2 and they are hands down the most obnoxious softball fans in the SEC.
For better or worse, college softball, the playoffs especially, are controlled by the evil 4 letter from Bristol. That evil 4 letter network has all of their fiancial eggs in the basket of the south eastern conference. The south eastern conference has won 3 titles, 2 of those by florida. So the largest proponent of college softball is financially tied to the success of certain programs in just 1 conference.
Last year must have sucked for espn to have their teams all eliminated by the final 4 even with all the legs up and advantages that ESPN gave them.
 

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