History Series / AroundTheHorn

20th Aug '16 6:22:07 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** Kate Fagan started her contribution in October 2014 with a lengthy winning streak.

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** Kate Fagan started her contribution in October 2014 with a lengthy winning streak. Ramona Shelburne and Sarah Spain have also fared well in their relatively brief tenures on the show.
25th May '16 1:47:26 PM Willbyr
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::: "Ten topics, one winner!" ("Twelve topics" when the Lightning Round is used as the third segment instead of Out of Bounds)

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::: "Ten topics, one winner!" ("Twelve topics" when the Lightning Round is was used as the third segment instead of Out of Bounds)Bounds; this one has been removed since the show's structure changed)



::: "Two men enter, one man [something]" ("two enter, one [something]" if Jackie [=MacMullan=] or Jemele Hill make it)

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::: "Two men enter, one man [something]" ("two enter, one [something]" if Jackie [=MacMullan=] or Jemele Hill make it)a female panelist makes it; pretty much gone now)



::: "Panky rang!" (referring to that particular bit of jewelry, which he flashes as he's being eliminated or at the start of most of his Face Times.)

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::: "Panky rang!" (referring to that particular bit of jewelry, which he flashes flashed as he's he was being eliminated or at the start of most of his Face Times.)Times. He's since done away with this)



-->'''Woody Paige''': I love the nickname. If you go back in history, where did "Bam Bam" come from? He was left on the doorstep of TheFlintstones; he was adopted, and they named him Bam Bam because he could swing a club so well.

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-->'''Woody Paige''': I love the nickname. If you go back in history, where did "Bam Bam" come from? He was left on the doorstep of TheFlintstones; WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones; he was adopted, and they named him Bam Bam because he could swing a club so well.



* EliminatedFromTheRace: After Buy or Sell and Round 3, the lowest-scoring player is cut with a lightning-bolt effect.

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* EliminatedFromTheRace: After Buy or Sell and Round 3, the lowest-scoring player is cut with a lightning-bolt effect. With the show's format change, two panelists are now eliminated at the end of Buy or Sell.



* FanDisservice: When the MLB brought in a dress code for reporters banning tank tops, flip flops and short skirts ''Woody Paige'' said he'd go to the first game wearing all three. He lost points for it.
* FlippingTheBird: After Paige used his fingers to count how many technicals Blake Griffin had (and lost points and the lead because his thumb stuck out, resulting in 17 instead of 16,) Reali eliminated him, but not before Woody showed another 16 fingers, with the last one being the middle finger.

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* FanDisservice: When the MLB brought in a dress code for reporters banning tank tops, flip flops and short skirts skirts, ''Woody Paige'' said he'd go to the first game wearing all three. He lost points for it.
* FlippingTheBird: After Paige used his fingers to count how many technicals Blake Griffin had (and lost points and the lead because his thumb stuck out, resulting in 17 instead of 16,) 16), Reali eliminated him, but not before Woody showed another 16 fingers, with the last one being the middle finger.



* LaserGuidedKarma: In one episode, Plaschke smugly bragged that he was close to eliminating the other panelists after the 1st Cut. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He became the next one eliminated]].

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* LaserGuidedKarma: In one episode, Plaschke smugly bragged that he was close to eliminating the other panelists after the 1st Cut. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He became the next one eliminated]]. eliminated.]]



--> '''Tony Reali''': Jackie Macmullin, highest winning percentage in show history. Pablo Torre, 2013 tournament of champions winner. Israel Gutierrez...also appears on this program.

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--> '''Tony Reali''': Jackie Macmullin, MacMullin, highest winning percentage in show history. Pablo Torre, 2013 tournament of champions winner. Israel Gutierrez...also appears on this program.



* TooSoon: [[invoked]] Sensitive topics, such as deaths, arrests or possible racial issues, are sometimes discussed without any scoring, loud voices, or interrupting other panelists. To drive the point home, Reali will often close the topic by pointing out "[[LampshadeHanging not a lot of scoring that round]]" before moving on. The Out of Bounds segment is usually reserved for this material. One notable occurrence was the Freeh report on the Jerry Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn State scandal. Entering Buy Or Sell, ''nobody'' had a point, and barely anyone spoke over the other (sans Reali).

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* TooSoon: [[invoked]] Sensitive topics, such as deaths, arrests or possible racial issues, are sometimes discussed without any scoring, loud voices, or interrupting other panelists. To drive the point home, Reali will often close the topic by pointing out "[[LampshadeHanging not a lot of scoring that round]]" before moving on. The Out of Bounds segment is was usually reserved for this material. One notable occurrence was the Freeh report on the Jerry Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn State scandal. Entering Buy Or Sell, ''nobody'' had a point, and barely anyone spoke over the other (sans Reali).
25th May '16 12:58:27 PM Willbyr
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Formerly, right before the second commercial, the player with the lowest score is eliminated, then again before the next commercial, before the final two engage in a "showdown" to determine the day's winner, who receives a solo spot to rant about or praise whatever they feel like for 30 seconds. In 2015, the show changed its structure to match that of PTI, removing the third segment and now eliminating two panelists before the second commercial break.

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Formerly, right before the second commercial, the player with the lowest score is eliminated, then again before the next commercial, before the final two engage in a "showdown" to determine the day's winner, who receives a solo spot to rant about or praise whatever they feel like for 30 seconds. In 2015, the show changed its structure to match that of PTI, removing the third segment and now eliminating two panelists before the second commercial break. The show's intro was also changed from a format that the above page quote parodies to Reali simply announcing the panelists.



ATH is a part of the ESPN network's afternoon block of "journalists yell about sports" shows, with ''Series/NumbersNeverLie,'' ''Series/DanLeBatardIsHighlyQuestionable'', ''Pardon the Interruption'' and ''[[Series/SportsNation [=SportsNation=]]]''. The audio of every episode is also available for listening [[http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=2839445 on ESPN.com's podcast section]].

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ATH is a part of the ESPN network's afternoon block of "journalists yell about sports" shows, with ''Series/NumbersNeverLie,'' ''Series/DanLeBatardIsHighlyQuestionable'', ''Pardon the Interruption'' and ''[[Series/SportsNation [=SportsNation=]]]''.''Series/SportsNation''. The audio of every episode is also available for listening [[http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=2839445 on ESPN.com's podcast section]].
25th May '16 12:16:50 PM Willbyr
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''Around the Horn'' is a sports discussion show on Creator/{{ESPN}}, which debuted in 2002 and is still ongoing. The premise is simple -- four sportswriters with NoIndoorVoice debate about current sport topics and are scored on their arguments. The moderator is ''[[Series/PardonTheInterruption Pardon the Interruption]]''[='=]s Tony "Stat Boy" Reali (formerly Max Kellerman), who has ultimate power over the panelists' scores and the almighty mute button. Points are (in theory) awarded for good arguments, jokes and commentary, and taken away for contradictory or incomprehensible arguments (among other things), which can also earn a 10-second mute. In practice, however, it usually all devolves pretty quickly. Right before the second commercial, the player with the lowest score is eliminated, then again before the next commercial, before the final two engage in a "showdown" to determine the day's winner, who receives a solo spot to rant about or praise whatever they feel like for 30 seconds.

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''Around the Horn'' is a sports discussion show on Creator/{{ESPN}}, which debuted in 2002 and is still ongoing. The premise is simple -- four sportswriters with NoIndoorVoice debate about current sport topics and are scored on their arguments. The moderator is ''[[Series/PardonTheInterruption Pardon the Interruption]]''[='=]s ''Series/PardonTheInterruption'''s Tony "Stat Boy" Reali (formerly Max Kellerman), who has ultimate power over the panelists' scores and the almighty mute button. Points are (in theory) awarded for good arguments, jokes and commentary, and taken away for contradictory or incomprehensible arguments (among other things), which can also earn a 10-second mute. In practice, however, it usually all devolves pretty quickly. Right quickly.

Formerly, right
before the second commercial, the player with the lowest score is eliminated, then again before the next commercial, before the final two engage in a "showdown" to determine the day's winner, who receives a solo spot to rant about or praise whatever they feel like for 30 seconds.
seconds. In 2015, the show changed its structure to match that of PTI, removing the third segment and now eliminating two panelists before the second commercial break.
5th Sep '15 4:13:55 PM nombretomado
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** Tim Cowlishaw gets this treatment for being the only panelist who is an an avid fan of hockey, {{NASCAR}}, and who was an outspoken supporter of the BCS. Frequently {{lampshade|Hanging}}d: "Cowlishaw's not here, so let's talk hockey" and "the Bowl Cowlishaw Series", for example. In one segment, Reali kept taking points away from Cowlishaw because he couldn't give clear answers (i.e. being on the fence regarding an issue instead of taking a side like the others did). During the episode where Woody was hosting, he changed the rule - the one with the ''highest'' score would be eliminated, and it was Cowlishaw.

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** Tim Cowlishaw gets this treatment for being the only panelist who is an an avid fan of hockey, {{NASCAR}}, UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, and who was an outspoken supporter of the BCS. Frequently {{lampshade|Hanging}}d: "Cowlishaw's not here, so let's talk hockey" and "the Bowl Cowlishaw Series", for example. In one segment, Reali kept taking points away from Cowlishaw because he couldn't give clear answers (i.e. being on the fence regarding an issue instead of taking a side like the others did). During the episode where Woody was hosting, he changed the rule - the one with the ''highest'' score would be eliminated, and it was Cowlishaw.
9th Aug '15 2:38:28 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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::: "It's a freaky, fresh, funky Friday!" ([[CaptainObvious Friday shows only]])

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::: "It's a freaky, fresh, funky Friday!" ([[CaptainObvious Friday (Friday shows only]]) only)
11th Nov '14 7:03:43 AM Kitch
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** Kate Fagan started her contribution in October 2014 with a lengthy winning streak.
7th Sep '14 2:26:46 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* FollowTheLeader: When Max Kellerman left for Fox Sports, ''ATH'' panelist Michael Holley and "Disembodied Voice" announcer Bill Wolff joined him as they starred in a short-lived ''ATH'' clone called ''I, Max'', in which Kellerman and Holley debated topics ''ATH''-style with Wolff scoring their debates in rounds à la boxing.

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* FollowTheLeader: When Max Kellerman left for Fox Sports, ''ATH'' panelist Michael Holley and "Disembodied Voice" announcer Bill Wolff joined him as they starred in a short-lived ''ATH'' clone called ''I, Max'', in which Kellerman and Holley debated topics ''ATH''-style with Wolff scoring their debates in rounds à la boxing. It lasted just a few months.
28th Aug '14 6:02:37 AM PF
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ATH is a part of the ESPN network's afternoon block of "journalists yell about sports" shows, with ''Series/NumbersNeverLie,'' ''Series/DanLeBatardIsHighlyQuestionable'', ''Pardon the Interruption'' and ''Series/SportsNation''. The audio of every episode is also available for listening [[http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=2839445 on ESPN.com's podcast section]].

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ATH is a part of the ESPN network's afternoon block of "journalists yell about sports" shows, with ''Series/NumbersNeverLie,'' ''Series/DanLeBatardIsHighlyQuestionable'', ''Pardon the Interruption'' and ''Series/SportsNation''.''[[Series/SportsNation [=SportsNation=]]]''. The audio of every episode is also available for listening [[http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=2839445 on ESPN.com's podcast section]].



* AesopAmnesia: After the Dallas Mavericks won the 2010-11 [=NBA=] Championship by defeating the Miami Heat, an ungodly amount of points was deducted from Bill Plaschke at the start of the show; he had declared the series over after the Heat won Game 1 (the Mavericks won 4 of the last 5 games in the series). A few days later, Plaschke won the Face Time and used it to address the people who e-mailed the show about Plaschke's constant "It's Over" declarations, to which he said that he will fess up when he's wrong but he will continue to make proclamations when he sees fit because that's part of the fun of watching sports.

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* AesopAmnesia: After the Dallas Mavericks won the 2010-11 2011 [=NBA=] Championship Finals by defeating the Miami Heat, an ungodly amount of points was deducted from Bill Plaschke at the start of the show; he had declared the series over after the Heat won Game 1 (the Mavericks won 4 of the last 5 games in the series). A few days later, Plaschke won the Face Time and used it to address the people who e-mailed the show about Plaschke's constant "It's Over" declarations, to which he said that he will fess up when he's wrong but he will continue to make proclamations when he sees fit because that's part of the fun of watching sports.
28th Aug '14 5:59:51 AM PF
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* BerserkButton: In October 2013, Reali's started muting any panelist who ever utters the word "elite," because the panelists keep throwing that phrase around so much that its lost its meaning, which annoys him greatly.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: The 3/8/2013 episode saw J.A Adande and Woody Paige do this to each other. During the end of First Word, Adande told Paige to "look at the schedule" when discussing the Chicago Bulls, much to Paige's chagrin. When Paige won the episode, he started off his Face Time by welcoming the audience to the "Woody Paige Lounge" to get back at Adande.

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* BerserkButton: In October 2013, Reali's started muting any panelist who ever utters the word "elite," because the panelists keep throwing that phrase around so much that its it had lost its meaning, which annoys him greatly.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: The 3/8/2013 episode saw J.A A. Adande and Woody Paige do this to each other. During the end of First Word, Adande told Paige to "look at the schedule" when discussing the Chicago Bulls, much to Paige's chagrin. When Paige won the episode, he started off his Face Time by welcoming the audience to the "Woody Paige Lounge" to get back at Adande.



** One fairly extreme use of this trope was a 57 point penalty against Tim Cowlishaw before "The First Word" due to a bad guess made about Darrelle Revis.
** For another extreme example, see the example listed under AesopAmnesia. At the same time that Plaschke was deducted an ungodly amount of points, Jackie [=MacMullan=] was given an ungodly amount of points, as she was the only panelist to correctly predict the Mavericks' win in the finals. Reali's opening to the show even stated that Jackie Mac was the only panelist with a chance of winning that day's show, a prediction that (unsurprisingly) turned out to be true. The other panelists did so poorly as a result of being penalized that Jackie was the only panelist in the Showdown.
** The September 26 2011 episode had a particularly egregious example of the headstart ''and'' penalty - the previous episode had Woody Paige dismiss the chances of the Buffalo Bills to beat the New England Patriots in that weekend's slate of NFL games, while Tim Cowlishaw boldly predicted that the Bills would snap a 15-game losing streak to New England. The Bills won that Sunday and when the Monday episode rolled around, Reali simultaneously gave Cowlishaw a 23-point headstart and Paige a 27-point penalty for their predictions.

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** One fairly extreme use of this trope was a 57 point penalty against Tim Cowlishaw before "The First Word" due to a bad guess made about Darrelle Revis.
** For another extreme example, see the example listed under AesopAmnesia. At the same time that Plaschke was deducted an ungodly amount of points, Jackie [=MacMullan=] was given an ungodly amount of points, as she was the only panelist to correctly predict the Mavericks' win in the finals.Finals. Reali's opening to the show even stated that Jackie Mac was the only panelist with a chance of winning that day's show, a prediction that (unsurprisingly) turned out to be true. The other panelists did so poorly as a result of being penalized that Jackie was the only panelist in the Showdown.
** The September 26 26, 2011 episode had a particularly egregious example of the headstart ''and'' penalty - the previous episode had Woody Paige dismiss the chances of the Buffalo Bills to beat the New England Patriots in that weekend's slate of NFL games, while Tim Cowlishaw boldly predicted that the Bills would snap a 15-game losing streak to New England. The Bills won that Sunday and when the Monday episode rolled around, Reali simultaneously gave Cowlishaw a 23-point headstart and Paige a 27-point penalty for their predictions.



* DeadpanSnarker: Tony Reali, especially in this exchange over Bryce Harper's new nickname - Bam Bam, named after his face was cracked after hitting himself with his bat.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Tony Reali, especially in this exchange over Bryce Harper's new nickname - Bam Bam, named after his face was cracked after hitting himself with his bat.



* DemotedToExtra: It can seem that way, as Reali goes from the host of ATH to a stat guy in PTI. This isn't actually the case because PTI has been on the air longer and as such Reali's role as "extra" came around first, but ATH holds the time slot immediately before PTI.

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* DemotedToExtra: It can seem that way, as Reali goes from the host of ATH ''ATH'' to a stat guy in PTI. ''PTI''. This isn't actually the case because PTI ''PTI'' has been on the air longer and as such longer. As such, Reali's role as "extra" came around first, but ATH ''ATH'' holds the time slot immediately before PTI.''PTI''.



* FlippingTheBird: After Woody Paige used his fingers to count how many technicals Blake Griffin had (and lost points and the lead because his thumb stuck out, resulting in 17 instead of 16,) Reali eliminated him, but not before Woody showed another 16 fingers, with the last one being the middle finger.
* FollowTheLeader: When Max Kellerman left for Fox Sports, ''ATH'' panelist Michael Holley and "Disembodied Voice" announcer Bill Wolff joined him as they starred in a short-lived ''ATH'' clone called ''I, Max'', in which Kellerman and Holley debated topics ''ATH''-style with Wolff scoring their debates in rounds a la boxing.
* GuestHost: Pablo Torre filled in for Reali in August 2014 so Tony could be with his wife and newborn daughter. He also took over Reali's positions on ''Pardon the Interruption'' during the same time.

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* FlippingTheBird: After Woody Paige used his fingers to count how many technicals Blake Griffin had (and lost points and the lead because his thumb stuck out, resulting in 17 instead of 16,) Reali eliminated him, but not before Woody showed another 16 fingers, with the last one being the middle finger.
* FollowTheLeader: When Max Kellerman left for Fox Sports, ''ATH'' panelist Michael Holley and "Disembodied Voice" announcer Bill Wolff joined him as they starred in a short-lived ''ATH'' clone called ''I, Max'', in which Kellerman and Holley debated topics ''ATH''-style with Wolff scoring their debates in rounds a à la boxing.
* GuestHost: Pablo Torre filled in for Reali in August 2014 so Tony Reali could be with his wife and newborn daughter. He also took over Reali's positions on ''Pardon the Interruption'' during the same time.
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