Big Lead Sports Bar

6/19/2008

PITTSBURGH SPORTS MEDIA POPULARITY CONTEST, ACT II

As promised, here is the second (and final) installment of The Mondesi's House 2008 Pittsburgh Sports Media Popularity Contest [click here for part one]. Below, you will find 41 more personalities to vote on, including everyone from Lanny Frattare to Eartha Jackson. We ended at a total of 66 entries (which is probably too high), but I wanted to include as many contestants as possible. With each poll taking about five minutes to put together, you can see that this was a major time-consuming production. But the great thing is that this might be the most fun I've ever had on a Mondesi's House creation.

The voting will end on June 26, and after that, we'll announce the winner and analyze the numbers to see what all of this means. I plan on ample number-crunching with the final results, such as approval ratings for entire sports media outlets (WTAE, ESPN 1250, Post Gazette, etc) based on the combined numbers of their respective personalities.

So without further delay, here are the rest of the participants, submitted for your approval:











































18 comments:

Justin said...

this is more confusing than the butterfly ballot. Should have put approve on top and disapprove on bottom in every one. its like a psychological game the way it is now

Sean said...

Maybe I've been away from Pittsburgh too long, but I have no idea who half these people are.

What is the Chat Pack?

AJ said...

The Chat Pack is like a cross between The Sopranos and The Sports Reporters... only without the nudity, violence, or deep insight on sports. Basically it stinks.

TASJ7045 said...

How is Sally Wiggin almost rocking a 50/50 approval rating???

The Chat Pack is a 2 sometimes 3 person show. With Ted Arnault the CEO or president of the Mountaineer Resort. The show is pretty much a 30 minute commercial for the place and light sports talk. It is usually bland or outdated sport talk with opinions that 5th graders could babble out(Tiger Woods is great, Pirates suck, Big Ben has talent, etc.). Mr. Arnault is the public face for the Resort. He appears in all their commercials. One thing that they make interesting is boxing since they have matches.

ManBearPig said...

Sally Wiggin: Grrrrrrrrrrrr you sexy cougar in leopardskin. ManBearPig likey!!!

mondesishouse said...

A few more notes:

--Once again, the "approve" and "disapprove" buttons are randomly placed by the voting program. So take your time when making your choice.

--The poll program wouldn't let me use the name Dick Groat, hence the "D. Groat" I had to settle for.

--As of about 11 PM Thursday night, over 20,000 total votes had been cast, so we're going to end up with a nice sample size.

--Really cool feature worth pointing out: after you vote, click on the poll's "Comment" button and it will give you a map of where the last 500 votes came from.

Zoom out, and you can get the international take, like the person in Rome that disapproves Bob Smizik.

Tim said...

How can so many people APPROVE of Eartha Jackson. She's CONSTANTLY making mistakes. If she's not screwing up the pronunciation of a persons name, she's saying one persons name while describing someone else. She doesn't even do much work as it is, you would think she could be more accurate with the small amount of work she does!!!

atfox25 said...

Tim wants Eartha Jackson to cougar him!

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

I think it is pretty clear that Tim is racist AND sexist. Plenty of white people on this list make ample mistakes.

H.C. Prick said...

True story, three years ago I was sitting in the bar of the home plate club after a Cubs/Pirates game. It was just the bartender, my father and myself, and in walks Lanny with two ladies. Before the game they had most of the 79' team on the field. Chuck Tanner made a brief statement that ended with "and now I'm going to turn things over to the best in the business, Greg Brown". After telling the ladies this Lanny says" "so I get a piece of paper and write down "So Greg's the best? Go fuck yourself" and had an assistant deliver it to Tanner."
There was no mirthful tone in his voice, he was still pissed about it three hours later.

Schide said...

Ok seriously, who voted against Mike Lange and what the hell is wrong with you?

mondesishouse said...

Make sure to vote for Joe Bendel - there was a little glitch and his poll was not showing up earlier

FiveTigerFist said...

Mike Lange... Universally loved by everyone...except FSN. Sad.

Also, to the people who voted against the Langer are morons.

Hannibal said...

Quite telling on the Lange and Steigie votes.

godohoky said...

I like that Laird Crow and Junker are right in a row so I can easily just click disapprove disapprove and disapprove.

Also agree with the others who the hell voted against Lange thats like voting against Pittsburgh.

As far as the chat pack goes you are telling me they actually talk about sports on that show this whole time I just thought it was a bunch of old men talking about depends and their prostate.

godohoky said...

I just realized who voted against Lange, It was Smizik. He is the only bastard cold-hearted enough to not like Mike.

ManBearPig said...

Steigy's been seen pounding away furiously on his keypad all week.

godohoky said...

MBP I use to think you were a moron, but your last few comments I have read are priceless. Much props.