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NBC Takes Olbermann Off ‘Football Night In America’
Sports By Brooks ^ | August 5, 2010 | Brooks

Posted on 08/05/2010 5:58:29 PM PDT by C19fan

Multiple media and network television sources confirmed to me Thursday that Keith Olbermann will not appear on NBC’s Football Night In America Sunday evening NFL broadcasts this season. Some members of the FNIA cast and crew were made aware of the news Tuesday at a preseason production meeting in New York City. Afterwards, the cast and crew adjourned to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees-Blue Jays game.

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KEYWORDS: keitholbermann; nbc; nfl; olbermann
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Not sure how reliable this guy is but I refuse to watch the NBC pre-game show while Olbermann is on it.
1 posted on 08/05/2010 5:58:31 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
I refuse to watch the NBC pre-game show while Olbermann is on it.

ditto

2 posted on 08/05/2010 5:59:31 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: C19fan
Great! Good riddens. Now I can keep my beer down.
3 posted on 08/05/2010 6:00:58 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: steelyourfaith

ditto^2


4 posted on 08/05/2010 6:01:17 PM PDT by Thom Pain (2 + 2 = 4 : Defending the Constitution is CENTRIST; not RIGHT WING! Don't be labeled!)
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To: C19fan

F the NFL and NBC. They LOVE Obama.


5 posted on 08/05/2010 6:02:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: C19fan

Ah, contributing to the bitterness of Olbermann is just too much fun.


6 posted on 08/05/2010 6:02:12 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (A conservative in the television industry--yes, we do exist)
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To: C19fan

7 posted on 08/05/2010 6:02:21 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Kind of like looking at a toilet that failed to flush.


8 posted on 08/05/2010 6:02:56 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: C19fan

A small step in the right direction for me. But after saying someone like Limbaugh is outside the mainstream, no NFL for me again this season. And it is hard for me to understand how any other conservative would renew season tickets, go to or watch an NFL game this season.


9 posted on 08/05/2010 6:04:18 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: C19fan

A small step in the right direction for me. But after saying someone like Limbaugh is outside the mainstream, no NFL for me again this season. And it is hard for me to understand how any other conservative would renew season tickets, go to or watch an NFL game this season.


10 posted on 08/05/2010 6:04:25 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: C19fan

Excellent news.


11 posted on 08/05/2010 6:05:39 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: C19fan

As soon as it came on I habitually switched it off. If I scanned any particular advertiser while doing so, I avoided buying their product. Sometimes when I memorize a product from a deal like that (Heinz Katsup anyone?) it just becomes ingrained behaviour.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 6:05:40 PM PDT by februus
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To: C19fan

NBC must have got my email along with emails from many others. I told them I would not watch their broadcasts as long as Olbermann was on them. So I didn’t.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 6:05:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big Piñata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: C19fan

Well, looks like I can watch Sunday night football again. I refused to watch anything with that jerk a part of it, however brief it may have been.


14 posted on 08/05/2010 6:07:09 PM PDT by Marathoner (Depression=I lost my job, Recession=My neighbor lost his job. Recovery=Obama loses his.)
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To: counterpunch

i like the one in the white shorts.


15 posted on 08/05/2010 6:08:49 PM PDT by placerville
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To: C19fan

Fantastic ! It’s safe to watch football again. Now if Brett Favre would just make up his dang mind....


16 posted on 08/05/2010 6:09:27 PM PDT by scramjet (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.)
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To: C19fan; Bender2; Richard Kimball; cleveland gop

Well I guess this means I can start watching the pre-game show on NBC Sunday Night Fussball....assuming they don’t replace his pussified arse with Chrissy Mathews.


17 posted on 08/05/2010 6:11:02 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: placerville
i like the one in the white shorts.

Have some standards man! The ones with the pom-poms are hottest.

18 posted on 08/05/2010 6:12:16 PM PDT by Textide
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To: C19fan
Not sure how reliable this guy is but I refuse to watch the NBC pre-game show while Olbermann is on it.

Ditto.
19 posted on 08/05/2010 6:13:02 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: JLS

“it is hard for me to understand how any other conservative would renew season tickets, go to or watch an NFL game this season.”

I used to stay up and watch any and all NFL late night games but I stopped watching about 5 years ago. I could no longer stand the stench of these union saps earning millions playing a game. Having said that, I won’t judge others who do because it is just my personal choice to not support them.


20 posted on 08/05/2010 6:13:39 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: JLS

Re:#9 LOL. You have to be kidding me. Its football season dude. Lighten up, grab a beer, and be happy til New Years!


21 posted on 08/05/2010 6:16:42 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I e-mailed as well, saying I wouldn’t watch as long as he was on. And I didn’t.


22 posted on 08/05/2010 6:18:18 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: C19fan
I really, really, hope this is true. I always had to change the channel to avoid this dolt.

So will he be gone from all NFL broadcasts, I wonder? What a blessing!

23 posted on 08/05/2010 6:19:28 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: Montanabound

I’ve got a feeling somebody might have been listening. Sports and politics do not and SHOULD NOT mix. Olbermann is a DNC shill.


24 posted on 08/05/2010 6:20:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big Piñata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: C19fan
NBC Takes Olbermann Off ‘Football Night In America’

Why on earth would they take some guy who actually went to an aggie college off the air? He must have learned something about football, in between milking goats and and germinating soy beans...

;>)

25 posted on 08/05/2010 6:23:06 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: goseminoles

No I am not kidding. But it is a free country, you can certainly give your money to people who consider you garbage if you want.


26 posted on 08/05/2010 6:27:45 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: C19fan

Thank _od now I can watch it. I love football season and all of the football shows.


27 posted on 08/05/2010 6:29:47 PM PDT by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist then so can I.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And - Windows 7 was your idea - right?

:^)

28 posted on 08/05/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: counterpunch

The redhead in the middle. Dear GOD.


29 posted on 08/05/2010 6:30:53 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: C19fan

I gotta concede though. Olbermann is a helluva sports anchor. Say what you want about his leftist politics but the guy knows his sports.


30 posted on 08/05/2010 6:31:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: capydick

No. I quit right after I finished Windows 98.


31 posted on 08/05/2010 6:31:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big Piñata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: C19fan

Can we veto Collinsworth’s smirk, too?


32 posted on 08/05/2010 6:32:24 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: capydick

Sorry about your boy Olbermann.


33 posted on 08/05/2010 6:32:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big Piñata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Good move!


34 posted on 08/05/2010 6:32:58 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: C19fan
Not sure how reliable this guy is but I refuse to watch the NBC pre-game show while Olbermann is on it

My neither. And I have emailed the network and sponsors saying as much. I imagine they know he is hurting advertising revenue.

35 posted on 08/05/2010 6:35:18 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: C19fan

Maybe the new owner Comcast is starting to exert their will? Perhaps this means the end of the stupid “green” week on NBC where they turn off the lights in the studio? I’ve never seen anything more stupid.


36 posted on 08/05/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually - like others here - I turned him off at half time and at the end of the game. I can’t stand the man and hope this is the beginning of him being totally removed from the airwaves.


37 posted on 08/05/2010 6:35:35 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Frantzie

most players are Baraqqis
many owners also - Mr Steeler even got an ambassador post for his efforts


38 posted on 08/05/2010 6:40:29 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Farmer Dean

Oh crap!


39 posted on 08/05/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: C19fan

I’m sure with you on that!! I refused to watch it at all, and I missed more than one kickoff by being late to change the channel just to be sure I would not hear that reprobate’s voice, or any of his snotty comments.

Best thing to happen to televised football since Lawrence Taylor ended Joe Theismann’s career live one Sunday in 1985...


40 posted on 08/05/2010 6:58:01 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: C19fan

Same here. Football on NBC last year was a non-event for me, on the off chance that this jerkwad -might- be on. Flipping it on was never even a consideration.


41 posted on 08/05/2010 7:01:07 PM PDT by MCH
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To: steelyourfaith

I would never watch because of him... Likewise when they cut to ANY woman during the game, I hit the mute switch. I’m not a sexist. I’m ok with women in almost any other context; just want to keep my football a guy thing.


42 posted on 08/05/2010 7:05:13 PM PDT by joelt
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To: C19fan

Sh!t and fall in it, Keith.


43 posted on 08/05/2010 7:05:59 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: C19fan

‘bout time!


44 posted on 08/05/2010 7:06:05 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: C19fan; Perdogg

It’s a start.

Most of that crew isn’t worth a good goddamn. The show’s largely unwatchable.

Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison are worthwhile, IMHO.


45 posted on 08/05/2010 7:20:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: C19fan

Praise The Lord.


46 posted on 08/05/2010 7:33:02 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (NYC to Jihadist: WE SURRENDER!)
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To: C19fan

Now, if only they could remove the title from the program, I might be tempted to watch.

‘Football Night In America’ is tacky and corny and stupid.

Why not just a simple “Sunday Night Football”?


47 posted on 08/05/2010 7:54:43 PM PDT by adorno
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To: 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; Americanwolf; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
This is a fairly high volume ping list

48 posted on 08/05/2010 8:16:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

49 posted on 08/05/2010 8:26:56 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: adorno
Now, if only they could remove the title from the program, I might be tempted to watch.

'Football Night In America' is tacky and corny and stupid.

Why not just a simple "Sunday Night Football?"

Because NBC was trying to play off of "Hockey Night In Canada."

Canada stops for HNIC -- oops, Hockey Night In Canada -- so NBC wanted America to stop in a similar fashion for FNIA -- oops, Football Night in America.

50 posted on 08/05/2010 9:41:33 PM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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