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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2017, 01:23:25 PM »
Pretty crazy bloodbath, but probably a long time coming. A lot is FS1 coming into it's own. ESPN has, and still is in a lot of ways the king of the hill. But now it shares it with more services than other. I don't think it's a slow death, as more refocusing. Sucks to lose those guys, just as it sucked to lose grantland. They did outkick their coverage of the tv contracts, but as long as it as live events, which always does way better than any sort of regular programming, it's still going to be quite alright. People though who obsess over the opinion parts (Bayless, Stephen A, etc.) of sports always weird me out those. Like, who gives a crap about that.
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2017, 01:25:01 PM »
This time they are forcing people to watch
They obviously aren't tho. People are turning away from it now, kinda why there's a thread about it.

Then why did you originally say they forced it on people
Because of the consistency I mentioned about above. You can only cover Tebow scratching his nuts enough at single A ball before they turn the channel.

Well yeah, I mean, no one is forcing you to watch it in the first place. If it sells the most, they'll do it.
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2017, 01:42:55 PM »
Man Jayson Stark is really good at what he does too.  Big loss for ESPN.  I imagine MLB Network is blowing his phone up rn.

I hope so. During baseball season I watch MLB Network a few nights a week.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2017, 01:43:53 PM »
Pretty crazy bloodbath, but probably a long time coming. A lot is FS1 coming into it's own. ESPN has, and still is in a lot of ways the king of the hill. But now it shares it with more services than other. I don't think it's a slow death, as more refocusing. Sucks to lose those guys, just as it sucked to lose grantland. They did outkick their coverage of the tv contracts, but as long as it as live events, which always does way better than any sort of regular programming, it's still going to be quite alright. People though who obsess over the opinion parts (Bayless, Stephen A, etc.) of sports always weird me out those. Like, who gives a crap about that.
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2017, 01:58:31 PM »
Most media types, both the organizations and the individuals, way overvalue themselves as it relates to why people are consuming their content. 

People that like sports are gonna watch the sports channel.  People that like KSU are going to read stories and tweets about KSU.  It takes a pretty extreme performance, good or bad, to get people interested in the subject matter to not consume the media about it, and vice versa.

Media organizations shouldn't invest so much in their production or human resources.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2017, 02:11:20 PM »
This time they are forcing people to watch
They obviously aren't tho. People are turning away from it now, kinda why there's a thread about it.

Then why did you originally say they forced it on people
Because of the consistency I mentioned about above. You can only cover Tebow scratching his nuts enough at single A ball before they turn the channel.
well that's just not true.. having less to do with sports is honestly probably good for them. They evolved much like MTV hasn't played Music videos in who knows how long now

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2017, 02:11:56 PM »
max olsen is gone.  I certainly won't lose any sleep over that one.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2017, 02:37:28 PM »
Sad to see go:

Danny Kanell - wouldn't like him on his own but was a great foil to Ryen Russillo.
Eamonn Brennan - enjoyed his writing style/sarcasm
Trent Dilfer - One of the best former player/personality mixes. Fun to have him around when "Dilfer won a super bowl" would come up.

Sad to hear Ryen Russillo having a reduced role.  Always enjoyed him on radio and he was just starting to get comfortable on TV.

 

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2017, 02:45:41 PM »
Len Elmore. I don't really have an opinion of him. I do remember seeing him on TV, though, so obviously this is a great tragedy.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2017, 03:00:59 PM »
Jay Crawford had the most punchable face (non schapp/shad division)

Why do you guys like Ed Werder so much?  He was just the mustache who followed the cowboys around right? I guess he can still do that

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2017, 06:46:20 PM »

It's pretty simple. Sports news is more quickly and easily digested off the cable platform. Opinion and entertainment shows thrive in the TV/radio format and you can double-dip. It's also easier to hire cheap talent to cover the news portion and get rid of the older generation who have bloated salaries.

Advertisers also love opinion/entertainment shows, because they draw in the lowest-demographic viewer who are also the most easily influenced by ads.

I wouldn't be surprised if ESPN bought the WWE in the near future as well.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2017, 10:51:04 PM »
ESPN was much more enjoyable when it was reruns of sportscenter all day, and sportscenter was just highlights and desk jockies screaming catch phrases. 1 hour on sunday of the sports reporters was sufficient editorial material for the week.

I quit watching when it evolved into hours of boring human interest pieces, shock jocks screaming stupid crap at each other, and lame ass docudramas.

Highlights + men's sports was all it ever needed to be (and some world's strongest man).
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2017, 10:52:20 PM »

It's pretty simple. Sports news is more quickly and easily digested off the cable platform. Opinion and entertainment shows thrive in the TV/radio format and you can double-dip. It's also easier to hire cheap talent to cover the news portion and get rid of the older generation who have bloated salaries.

Advertisers also love opinion/entertainment shows, because they draw in the lowest-demographic viewer who are also the most easily influenced by ads.

I wouldn't be surprised if ESPN bought the WWE in the near future as well.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2017, 08:03:05 AM »
it's hard to believe that any of you are actually "sad" about any of this crap

do you really care who asks roy williams to "talk about kentucky's front court pressure" ? 


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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2017, 08:07:40 AM »
Hey LeBron, did it feel good to win?
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2017, 08:12:55 AM »
It's this week's Not Top Ten!

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2017, 08:40:24 AM »
My favorite question of the week was to Chris Paul

"Do you plan to be back in Los Angeles for game 7?"

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2017, 08:46:01 AM »
Deadspin's list is at 61 so about 40 more to go.  They got Raul Ibanez and Andy Katz :frown:
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #68 on: April 27, 2017, 08:56:00 AM »
Deadspin's list is at 61 so about 40 more to go.  They got Raul Ibanez and Andy Katz :frown:

I wonder what their process was in deciding who to let go and who to keep.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2017, 09:02:31 AM »
I hope they didn't consult Brenda. (That post made me think of Tupac)

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2017, 09:25:02 AM »
Deadspin's list is at 61 so about 40 more to go.  They got Raul Ibanez and Andy Katz :frown:

Katz too? good lord.
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« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2017, 09:26:06 AM »
Deadspin's list is at 61 so about 40 more to go.  They got Raul Ibanez and Andy Katz :frown:

Katz too? good lord.

it was all over for Katz when trump nixed the presidential picks segment

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2017, 09:35:23 AM »
Thanks Trump!  :shakesfist:

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #73 on: April 27, 2017, 09:36:19 AM »
Hey baseball man, you hit a homerun in the 7th inning, tell us what was going through your head as you round the bases
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #74 on: April 27, 2017, 09:40:08 AM »
i'm sure that these ultra talented folks will land on their feet


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