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 Post subject: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:31 pm 
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I honestly didn't know they had that many on air personalities?


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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:41 pm 
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http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091

Deadspin has a running list of those getting fired. As of right now, here are some notable names:

- Ed Werder (NFL)
- Joe McDonald, Pierre LeBrun, and Scott Burnside (basically all of their NHL staff except Melrose)
- A whole slew of college reporters

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Wow....add Jayson Stark to the list.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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There's obviously a lot of filler in these debate shows that can be chopped. Outside of PTI, do any of these shows actually bring in serious numbers of viewers?

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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PTI's ratings have dipped in recent years, too. Though that could just be a result of people cutting ESPN entirely.

John Buccigross will be let go (his contract expires in July and won't be renewed), so it looks as if ESPN is cutting its NHL coverage down to the bare bone.


In positive news, Trent Dilfer was among the cuts today.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:06 pm 
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Here are some of the names coming out

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/updated-l ... 19050.html


HEre is a good pile on article bashing BSPN and their fucking mess of a business plan

http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/espn- ... day-042617

I haven't turned on this channel in many months.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:07 pm 
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Pabst wrote:
PTI's ratings have dipped in recent years, too. Though that could just be a result of people cutting ESPN entirely.

John Buccigross will be let go (his contract expires in July and won't be renewed), so it looks as if ESPN is cutting its NHL coverage down to the bare bone.


In positive news, Trent Dilfer was among the cuts today.



He is staying per the link in reply

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:47 pm 
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http://www.espn.com/blog/ombudsman/post ... e-for-espn

This was from two weeks ago.

If I'm an institutional DIS shareholder, I bring a flamethrower to the next meeting.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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I only turn on ESPN for Football

And does anyone really complain if they're at a restaurant with ESPN on and there is no sound? Tells you a ton how far they've fallen. Hell I remember when Sportscenter used to be 30 (thirty!!) minutes in length


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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:10 pm 
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On a somewhat related note, I sincerely hope this signals the end of packaged cable channels. I think that I am like alot of people around the country in that I only had cable because of live sports - once ESPN's content went to shit, it made cutting the cord so much easier. Now that people have options, no one is willing to shell out $40+/month for 100+ channels they don't watch. It's almost as if forcing people into paying for shit they don't want was not a sustainable business model.


I just have Netflix, Penguins games through NHL live, and I use Sling for college football and the NHL playoffs. South Park is available online for free.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:02 am 
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SportsCenter is now two guys acting like Phil on Modern Family. Slick, silly and trying way too hard. Fuck the over the top graphics too.

I miss Bill HiIlgrove and the like in the 70s with a bad plaid sports jacket on a cardboard set, just reading the fucking scores and showing highlights, lots of highlights not fast forwarded.

I think if you put seventies plaid jacket guy and Jack Klugman in full Oscar Madison cigar and booze mode on a cheap WJAC cardboard cut out set they'd beat ESPN head to head in the ratings. I'd watch that and not just out of spite.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:50 am 
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Donnie Brasco wrote:
I only turn on ESPN for Football

And does anyone really complain if they're at a restaurant with ESPN on and there is no sound? Tells you a ton how far they've fallen. Hell I remember when Sportscenter used to be 30 (thirty!!) minutes in length


This is me, too.

I can't remember the last time I watched ESPN for a program other than a live sporting event.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:57 am 
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I don't turn on ESPN at all.

I won't pay for cable, either.

I cannot even imagine how to go about beginning to care about this.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:26 am 
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Still Lit wrote:
I don't turn on ESPN at all.

I won't pay for cable, either.

I cannot even imagine how to go about beginning to care about this.


Nostalgia?


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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:59 am 
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Goodbye, John Clayton.

In case you needed any more proof that ESPN was getting out of the business of actual journalism, there you go.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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ESPN has become the propaganda arm of the NFL in much the same way as cable news networks are the propaganda arm for Democrats and Republicans.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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But hey they still have Stephen A. Smith screaming about Tiger Woods being a lost soul because of a DUI that wasn't a DUI but a responsible pull off the side of the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
But hey they still have Stephen A. Smith screaming about Tiger Woods being a lost soul because of a DUI that wasn't a DUI but a responsible pull off the side of the road.

What?

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 Post subject: Re: Booyah, ESPN
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He was not even driving nor drunk.

He pulled off the side of the road because of medication side effects which was the right thing to do.

Yet Smith pounces on early false reports because he just has to weigh in.

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