History Series / AroundTheHorn

6th Nov '17 7:56:36 PM Angeldeb82
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--> '''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.



:: When Max Kellerman still hosted the show, the points did mean something. The writers would get 1 point for a good argument, 2 for a great one, and would get muted (with a -3 point penalty as opposed to the current -1) for bad ones or if they made fun of the Yankees, as opposed to the half dozen points they get just for existing. A good day for one of the writers would typically net them 25 points at the end of the Buy or Sell, which is the average that they get now at the end of the ''first round.''

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:: ::: When Max Kellerman still hosted the show, the points did mean something. The writers would get 1 point for a good argument, 2 for a great one, and would get muted (with a -3 point penalty as opposed to the current -1) for bad ones or if they made fun of the Yankees, as opposed to the half dozen points they get just for existing. A good day for one of the writers would typically net them 25 points at the end of the Buy or Sell, which is the average that they get now at the end of the ''first round.''
6th Nov '17 7:55:18 PM Angeldeb82
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->''"Four {{Troperiffic}} sportswriters right there! Today, [[LampshadeHanging lampshades will be hung]], [[HilarityEnsues hilarity is likely to ensue]], and who on the panel will be the first to [[ArtisticLicenseBiology fail biology, forever?]] Ten topics, but only one winner. Let's do it!"''

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->''"Four {{Troperiffic}} sportswriters right there! Today, [[LampshadeHanging lampshades will be hung]], [[HilarityEnsues hilarity is likely to ensue]], and who on the panel will be the first to [[ArtisticLicenseBiology fail biology, forever?]] forever]]? Ten topics, but only one winner. Let's do it!"''



The usual rotation of panelists includes Woody Paige, Tim Cowlishaw, J.A. Adande, Bill Plashcke, Jackie [=MacMullen=], Bob Ryan, Bomani Jones, Kevin Blackistone, Israel Guiterrez, Pablo Torre and Frank Isola, with occasional appearances by Michael Smith, Jemele Hill and Gene Wojciechowski, among others. Jay Mariotti was a regular panelist since the show's beginning, but he [[{{Unperson}} hasn't appeared]] since his [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor August 2010 domestic violence arrest]], and ESPN has made it clear they aren't really interested in bringing him back.

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The usual rotation of panelists includes Woody Paige, Tim Cowlishaw, J.A. Adande, Bill Plashcke, Jackie [=MacMullen=], Bob Ryan, Bomani Jones, Kevin Blackistone, Israel Guiterrez, Pablo Torre and Frank Isola, with occasional appearances by Michael Smith, Jemele Hill and Gene Wojciechowski, among others. Jay Mariotti was a regular panelist since the show's beginning, but he [[{{Unperson}} [[UnPerson hasn't appeared]] since his [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor August 2010 domestic violence arrest]], and ESPN has made it clear they aren't really interested in bringing him back.



** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA In order to win tournaments, you have to win tournaments]]." By J.A. Adande.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA In order to win tournaments, you have to win tournaments]]." tournaments.]]" By J.A. Adande.



* InsaneTrollLogic: Adande once said "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA&feature=related In order to win tournaments, you have to win tournaments]]". We're not kidding - check it out.
* {{Irony}}: On Woody's chalkboard, it once said "Spoiler alert. Cowlishaw is out first". [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Woody was the first eliminated.]]

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Adande once said "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA&feature=related In order to win tournaments, you have to win tournaments]]". tournaments.]]" We're not kidding - check it out.
* {{Irony}}: On Woody's chalkboard, it once said "Spoiler alert. Cowlishaw is out first". [[CrowningMomentOfFunny first." [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Woody was the first eliminated.]]



* 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 [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He became the next one eliminated.]]



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Jackie [=MacMullan=] and Jemele Hill are both subversions since they're both well-accomplished sportswriters and more than capable of winning debates with the male panelists. [=MacMullan=] actually has the highest winning percentage of any regular panelist (but will jokingly play the sexism card when eliminated first).
** 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.



* TokenGirl: Jackie [=MacMullan=] and Jemele Hill are both subversions since they're both well-accomplished sportswriters and more than capable of winning debates with the male panelists. [=MacMullan=] actually has the highest winning percentage of any regular panelist (but will jokingly play the sexism card when eliminated first).
** 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.
17th Sep '17 11:45:08 AM bt8257
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* 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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* 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 16 instead of 16), 17), Reali eliminated him, but not before Woody showed another 16 15 fingers, with the last one being the middle finger.



** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA&feature=related In order to win tournaments, you have to win tournaments]]." By J.A. Adande.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA&feature=related com/watch?v=xdX4T6VKpOA In order to win tournaments, you have to win tournaments]]." By J.A. Adande.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOaA_ylsMKc Cowlishaw's Insane Troll Logic]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOaA_ylsMKc Cowlishaw's Insane Troll Logic]].Cowlishaw's]] InsaneTrollLogic.



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In the third Winter Olympics 2014 Episode, Reali talks about the achievements of the panelists Note that at this time, J.A Adande, was leading the medal count:

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In the third Winter Olympics 2014 Episode, Reali talks about the achievements of the panelists panelists. Note that at this time, J.A Adande, was leading the medal count:



* PutOnABus: You'll be surprised at how many times TheBusCameBack, but Jay Mariotti has not appeared since his August 2010 arrest. He was dropped with little fanfare (a brief discussion about it on one of the following episodes), and it doesn't sound like he'll be returning any time soon.

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* PutOnABus: You'll be surprised at how many times TheBusCameBack, but Jay Mariotti has not appeared since his August 2010 arrest. He was dropped with little fanfare (a brief discussion about it on one of the following episodes), and it doesn't sound like he'll ever be returning any time soon.returning.



** At the beginning of the Jan. 10, 2016 episode (the day David Bowie died), Reali began the program with, "commencing countdown, engines on."

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** At the beginning start of the Jan. January 10, 2016 episode (the day David Bowie Music/DavidBowie died), Reali began the program with, show with "commencing countdown, engines on."



* 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 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).

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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 was usually reserved for this material. One notable occurrence was the Freeh report Report on the Jerry Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Entering Buy Or or Sell, ''nobody'' had a point, and barely anyone spoke over the other (sans Reali).



** Every year, Pablo Torre predicts that one of the 16-seeds in the NCAA tournament will defeat a 1-seed. Every year (so far), he's been wrong. In 2017, when ATH came back on the air after the tournament's opening weekend, Reali started Monday's episode by giving Pablo a huge point deduction then lightning bolting him before ''the opening credits'', mocking him the entire time. This would continue for the rest of the week, with Blackistone and Fagan taking over Pablo's spot.

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** Every year, Pablo Torre predicts that one of the 16-seeds in the NCAA tournament will defeat a 1-seed. Every year (so far), he's been wrong. In 2017, when ATH came back on the air after the tournament's opening weekend, Reali started Monday's episode by giving Pablo a huge point deduction deduction, then lightning bolting him before ''the opening credits'', mocking him the entire time. This would continue for the rest of the week, with Blackistone and Fagan taking over Pablo's spot.
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29th Jul '17 12:47:06 PM nombretomado
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* RunningGag: During the "Buy or Sell" round, Tony will often make references to [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem 80s Nintendo games]] just to elicit silent confusion among the significantly older panelists.

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* RunningGag: During the "Buy or Sell" round, Tony will often make references to [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem 80s Nintendo games]] just to elicit silent confusion among the significantly older panelists.
4th Apr '17 9:40:01 AM Willbyr
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* WhatAnIdiot: Paige boldly claimed that [=LeBron=] James would average 30 points in the 2012 playoff series against Indiana. He was so confident that he said that, if the Heat lost, Paige wanted Reali to deduct 30 points away. When the Heat won the series, on the backs of Wade and James (who ''did'' score a combined average of 69 points since Game 4), Paige eagerly asked for a 30-point ''raise''. Reali and the other panelists [[LampshadeHanging quickly pointed that out]] and deducted about 11 points away from Paige. Dude still won in that episode, though. [[invoked]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:[[invoked]]
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Paige boldly claimed that [=LeBron=] James would average 30 points in the 2012 playoff series against Indiana. He was so confident that he said that, if the Heat lost, Paige wanted Reali to deduct 30 points away. When the Heat won the series, on the backs of Wade and James (who ''did'' score a combined average of 69 points since Game 4), Paige eagerly asked for a 30-point ''raise''. Reali and the other panelists [[LampshadeHanging quickly pointed that out]] and deducted about 11 points away from Paige. Dude still won in that episode, though. [[invoked]]\n
** Every year, Pablo Torre predicts that one of the 16-seeds in the NCAA tournament will defeat a 1-seed. Every year (so far), he's been wrong. In 2017, when ATH came back on the air after the tournament's opening weekend, Reali started Monday's episode by giving Pablo a huge point deduction then lightning bolting him before ''the opening credits'', mocking him the entire time. This would continue for the rest of the week, with Blackistone and Fagan taking over Pablo's spot.
3rd Mar '17 5:04:54 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* AscendedExtra: Pablo Torre, Israel Gutierrez, and Frank Isola are appearing a lot more frequently in the shows.

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* AscendedExtra: Pablo Torre, Israel Gutierrez, and Frank Isola are appearing a lot more frequently in the shows. Reali could also count, as he went from occasional panelist to long-term host.
24th Dec '16 8:19:54 PM shinyumbreon13
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** At the beginning of the Jan. 10, 2016 episode (the day David Bowie died), Reali began the program with, "commencing countdown, engines on."
24th Dec '16 8:14:46 PM shinyumbreon13
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* HalloweenEpisode: Once a year, on Halloween (or the previous Friday if it's on a weekend). That day's panelists always dress up in costume. HilarityEnsues with memorable costumes such as Woody Paige's 2011 costume mocking the Boston Red Sox's "fried chicken and beer" incident.
9th Nov '16 5:50:56 PM TexasKelly
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*** This was arguably exceeded when Plaschke declared that the 2016 NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers was over after the Dodgers went up 2 games to 1. After the Cubs rallied to win the series in six games, Reali eliminated Plaschke from the show during the '''opening intro''' not once, but ''twice'', and when Plaschke appeared the day after the Cubs won the World Series, he muted Plaschke to a score of -108 (one for each year the Cubs had waited in-between titles) just before the day's eliminations were to occur. '''Ouch.'''

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*** This was arguably exceeded when Plaschke declared that the 2016 NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers was over after the Dodgers went up 2 games to 1. After the Cubs rallied to win the series in six games, Reali eliminated Plaschke from the show during the '''opening intro''' not once, but ''twice'', and when Plaschke appeared the day after the Cubs won the World Series, he muted Plaschke to a score of -108 (one for each year the Cubs had waited in-between titles) just before at the day's eliminations were to occur.end of the opening segment, then barred him from Buy or Sell so he'd be eliminated with that score. '''Ouch.'''
9th Nov '16 5:48:20 PM TexasKelly
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*** This was arguably exceeded when Plaschke declared that the 2016 NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers was over after the Dodgers went up 2 games to 1. After the Cubs rallied to win the series in six games, Reali eliminated Plaschke from the show during the '''opening intro''' not once, but ''twice'', and when he did finally allow Plaschke to stay on the show on the eve of the final games of the World Series, he muted Plaschke to a score of -108 (one for each year the Cubs had waited in-between titles) just before the day's eliminations were to occur. '''Ouch.'''

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*** This was arguably exceeded when Plaschke declared that the 2016 NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers was over after the Dodgers went up 2 games to 1. After the Cubs rallied to win the series in six games, Reali eliminated Plaschke from the show during the '''opening intro''' not once, but ''twice'', and when he did finally allow Plaschke to stay on appeared the show on day after the eve of the final games of Cubs won the World Series, he muted Plaschke to a score of -108 (one for each year the Cubs had waited in-between titles) just before the day's eliminations were to occur. '''Ouch.'''
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