This week's slate of games really do suck, which means it should be a good week for The Dickies. Stop by on Sunday to leave all the awful announcing you may hear throughout these games in the comments or you can also tweet us on Twitter. Keep your eyes/ears peeled.
Bye Weeks: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, October 23
Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers - London (FOX 1PM) Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions (FOX 1PM) Dick Stockton, Brian Billick
Washington Redskins @ Carolina Panthers (FOX 1PM) Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
Seattle Seahawks @ Cleveland Browns (FOX 1PM) Ron Pitts, Jim Mora
San Diego Chargers @ New York Jets (CBS 1PM) Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Denver Broncos @ Miami Dolphins (CBS 1PM) Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans (CBS 1PM) Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Arizona Cardinals (CBS 4PM) Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders (CBS 4PM) Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings (FOX 4:15PM) Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
St. Louis Rams @ Dallas Cowboys (FOX 4:15PM) Sam Rosen, John Lynch, Laura Okmin
Indianapolis Colts @ New Orleans Saints (NBC 8:20PM) Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Monday, October 24
Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars (ESPN 8:30PM) Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski
I'm with you on DLHQ and I kind of like the choppy editing.
Here's hoping they get enough viewers to keep this show on the air for a while.
I know I'll be one of them.
Ellyn... Thanks for liking. If you liked the review on my site, you should subscribe. I'm giving a t-shirt away to the 100th subscriber.
Of course I can't tell you how many I have... but we're close.
And I don't know that I've heard him call him Stevie. I'll listen closer next time.
We DVR each night. We enjoy the banter between Papi and Dan. The format is unique and still shows the major stories of the day. I just wonder why PAPI always call Dan "my son Stevie". any ideas??
The show is great... very different and a completely fresh breath of air compared to all the other sports talk shows. I LOVE the edits, don't find it annoying at all, the edits serve to enhance the folksy, corny, clumsy, lets-stop-taking-things-too-seriously attitude that is the cornerstone of the show. The feel and style of the show capture S. Florida very well... I wouldn't change a thing and hope it will last for a while.
I am entertained by this unique twist on discussing some of the daily news in sports. Even though DLB is a Miami Herald veteran, hearing him discuss sports doesn't feel like I am being lectured by somebody that has to demonstrate he knows more about sports than I do, like every other person on sports television. Whenever I understand what Papi is saying, it is a funny and refreshing input from a truly casual sports fan. The interviews don't feel like a sports writer kissing up to an athlete/expert to continue using them as a source, but rather an efficient use of the interview time to be as insightful as possible. No lectures. Love it. Sí, o no? :-)
So is this show worth watching Papi? Si o No
I love the Viejo, singing the par fumar song! I only wish that hhis prediction about the Texas Rangers was correct.
So far I am still DVRing and watching it ever day after a month or so. The edits don't bother me, and I really enjoy the interviews. Sports interviews are something I no longer find tolerable. They are so inane and repetitive, with hosts either fawning or getting hot and bothered over what is usually nothing to anyone but sports hosts. Dan asks questions that are different and more probing than you find anywhere else. He asks uncomfortable personal questions sometimes, but he's so disarming that the guests are never offended and usually seem to find them refreshing. Asking MMA champs when they last cried, or if they ever see fear or are afraid, is a lot different than anything you'd hear elsewhere, and more interesting than the one thousand ways most sports reporters ask "how did that win/loss/big play make you feel?"
And when guests hedge or duck, he repeats the question, which you also never see in sports. And he does so in such a non judgmental manner that he seems to win them over every time. Getting the MMA guy to talk about how he only ever cried while watching Arnold die in Terminator 2 was hilarious.
Maybe it will get old, as PTI definitely has, but so far I really enjoy it.
Watching the show is like a bad idea they were forced to go through with. Its really corny and Dan asks his guests really dumb questions that result in really lame answers. Basically the interviews killed it for me. The show is pretty awkward because I take it Dan doesn't talk to his dad in English outside that show because he talks to his Dad like hes a child. His dad responds with really childish answers. It gets cancelled by next summer.
I really enjoy the show. I mean seriously does every show about sports have to end up as a screaming match?
. . .casual, fun, insightful (off-topic yet improvizationally charming questions). . .they have a freedom to there delivery that is completely original. . .Papi will never get old. . .Papi has only committed a small fraction of his potential. . .Lebatard the best media mind in the business. . .
Do you know what this show is all about? It beats the usual statmen who have never played any game.
Just a terrible show... get dad off and kill the wasted 30 min of programming. Not watchable. UGH!!!
Watched this show twice, I find it cartoonish and lacking what I'm looking for in sports shows. Just glad that Rome follows, now he can be entertaining and still deal w/sports in an adult way.
Full disclosure, I always liked when LeBatard was a guest host on PTI, so I was interested to see his own show. I've only watched the first two episodes so far. After the first show, I really didn't know what I thought, but I wanted to watch it again. After the second show, I found myself just a bit more upbeat in general and smiling. The show made me laugh, but not because of any effort at comedy, but just because you could tell they were either genuinely laughing or just having fun. It took two shows, but I'm in. Like others though, I think it could do without the goofy editing, although I guess that's so they can legitimately edit it at times without making it seem like a big deal.
Out of all the talking head/print journalists on ESPN, Le Batard has been my favorite for the past couple of years. He has the passion of a fan, actually watches sports (unlike a Kornheiser), is funny, and seems like someone athletes might actually enjoy talking to.
Living on the West Coast all of the talky shows on ESPN are difficult to watch, but I'll be DVR'ing this one just because I like Dan. The edits are horrible though, and give the show a "jumpy" feel it doesn't really need.
I compared it to something you might see on public access cable - basically, it's an ESPN-style sports show without ESPN's budget, except it's on ESPN.
I'd like to see Jim Rome is Burning take some lessons from DLHQ.
DLHQ will work because it is so different. I don't know if waiting until show 2 is really giving it enough time to work out the kinks and hit its stride, but it does do what all their shows do and does it in a much more charming manner.
Shows on ESPN are
1. Argument Show
2. Face off Show
3. Point - Counter Point Show
4. Dan having fun talking about sports with his father
5. Crossfire Show
DLHQ covers the same topics and has a similar run-down format as most of the other "opinion" shows on ESPN. The thing that sets it apart is the tone. Noone is screaming absurd opinions at one another, nobody is getting muted, and the "Smug Factor" is completely missing (I'm looking at you Cowherd). DLHQ is a pleasant (albeit superficial) conversation about sports. The gimmick of Dan's dad may get old, but that may be tolerable if the show can keep its laid back style. I think I might like it better than most of the opinion programming on the four-letter. Maybe. Kind of. I guess we'll see.