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Title: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:02:14 AM
And Crabby goes down. :(


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Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 26, 2017, 11:09:08 AM
We should have the budget to bring him on full time.. Crabby feel free to pm me or one of the admins with your resume
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Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:11:48 AM
They are cutting a lot of significant people. I wonder what their coverage is going to look like over the next couple of years.
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Post by: chum1 on April 26, 2017, 11:16:02 AM
I don't watch ESPN, but think it would be great if they fired Stephen A. Smith.
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 26, 2017, 11:17:24 AM
is there a list of layoffs?
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Post by: wetwillie on April 26, 2017, 11:17:44 AM
Any of the on air personalities get the axe?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:18:14 AM
These causalities are being tweeted out occasionally right now. They're still just now getting the word.
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Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 26, 2017, 11:18:22 AM
McMurphy and Dana O'Neill really surprised me. cutthroat.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:19:17 AM
is there a list of layoffs?

Not a comprehensive one that I've seen. They are just posting it on twitter as the day goes along.

https://twitter.com/search?q=ESPN&src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A857242680199434241
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 26, 2017, 11:21:02 AM
so is espn poor now?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:22:13 AM




Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 26, 2017, 11:24:04 AM
I'm not really sure at this point what ESPN person I would care about getting laid off. If they are any good as writers they'll end up somewhere.
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 26, 2017, 11:24:25 AM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 26, 2017, 11:25:35 AM

it's like he spent all his energy crafting the worst take ever. good lord.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 26, 2017, 11:27:09 AM
so according to twitter, ESPN is super political? I was not aware of this but I don't watch sportscenter. Only ESPN things I watch are games, occasional baseball tonight, 30 for 30s, and I guess sportscenter if its around a big game like the CFB playoff or Super Bowl or Final Four or something.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:27:46 AM
I love it when young journalist are this naive about what they're about to get into. Tweeting like they have all the answers in the world.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:28:25 AM
Especially right after his employer wacked their magazine.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:28:52 AM

it's like he spent all his energy crafting the worst take ever. good lord.

His coworker Andrew Hammond is already responding; the back and forth between those two is often entertaining.

That Beloit KS background often leads to some interesting takes and twitter allows you to put yourself out there in ways you probably shouldn't sometimes if you don't have a filter.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 26, 2017, 11:29:15 AM
Stephen a Smith is great for ratings..
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 26, 2017, 11:29:52 AM
http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091 (http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091)

deadspin is keeping a running list.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:31:19 AM
so according to twitter, ESPN is super political? I was not aware of this but I don't watch sportscenter. Only ESPN things I watch are games, occasional baseball tonight, 30 for 30s, and I guess sportscenter if its around a big game like the CFB playoff or Super Bowl or Final Four or something.

I think some people (on twitter anyway) probably lump Seth Davis in with the ESPN guys. Sports reporters seem to tweet more often about political stuff than before the last election, but Davis definitely went all in on tweeting political stuff. Of all the sports guys I follow (which is mostly who I follow) he tweets about politics the most.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 26, 2017, 11:33:57 AM
Trump needs to step up and make espn great again
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:34:27 AM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 26, 2017, 11:36:32 AM
"Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Karl Ravech, Ryen Russillo, and Hannah Storm will see their roles “significantly reduced.” THR originally reported that ESPN would allow SportsCenter Anchor John Buccigross’s contract to expire, but has since walked that back."

Damn, maybe I shouldn't, but I like them all.

Don't watch enough to care that much, but geez.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:39:17 AM
so according to twitter, ESPN is super political? I was not aware of this but I don't watch sportscenter. Only ESPN things I watch are games, occasional baseball tonight, 30 for 30s, and I guess sportscenter if its around a big game like the CFB playoff or Super Bowl or Final Four or something.

I think some people (on twitter anyway) probably lump Seth Davis in with the ESPN guys. Sports reporters seem to tweet more often about political stuff than before the last election, but Davis definitely went all in on tweeting political stuff. Of all the sports guys I follow (which is mostly who I follow) he tweets about politics the most.
There's a great tweet out there that I can't find anymore, but it listed all of the political wammies they continued to force on ppl, instead of covering sports. A gay player never playing a down in the nfl was a story, Caitlin being the "greatest person of the year" or whatever, BLM coverage, A free agent QB kneeling during the anthem, etc. Forcing small figured "sports stars" as a leading story when there were other games they could cover.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on April 26, 2017, 11:39:23 AM
I haven't heard of any of these people laid off except for crabtree
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 11:39:46 AM
"Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Karl Ravech, Ryen Russillo, and Hannah Storm will see their roles “significantly reduced.” THR originally reported that ESPN would allow SportsCenter Anchor John Buccigross’s contract to expire, but has since walked that back."

Damn, maybe I shouldn't, but I like them all.

Don't watch enough to care that much, but geez.

I agree with that.

I honestly don't watch any ESPN programming besides live games, but I do follow many of these people on twitter and read some of their articles. Many of them have been there for years and I always had this view that ESPN's cash machine was untouchable for some reason.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Brock Landers on April 26, 2017, 11:40:42 AM
Ed Werder is a pretty good reporter.  Whacking him right before the NFL draft seems dumb.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: OK_Cat on April 26, 2017, 11:47:41 AM
so according to twitter, ESPN is super political? I was not aware of this but I don't watch sportscenter. Only ESPN things I watch are games, occasional baseball tonight, 30 for 30s, and I guess sportscenter if its around a big game like the CFB playoff or Super Bowl or Final Four or something.

I think some people (on twitter anyway) probably lump Seth Davis in with the ESPN guys. Sports reporters seem to tweet more often about political stuff than before the last election, but Davis definitely went all in on tweeting political stuff. Of all the sports guys I follow (which is mostly who I follow) he tweets about politics the most.
There's a great tweet out there that I can't find anymore, but it listed all of the political wammies they continued to force on ppl, instead of covering sports. A gay player never playing a down in the nfl was a story, Caitlin being the "greatest person of the year" or whatever, BLM coverage, A free agent QB kneeling during the anthem, etc. Forcing small figured "sports stars" as a leading story when there were other games they could cover.

Yeah, in the good old days they would just tell us scores and never report on stupid human interest stories and current events like boxers dodging the draft or a black baseball player trying to get into the majors.


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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on April 26, 2017, 11:48:33 AM
http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:49:04 AM
so according to twitter, ESPN is super political? I was not aware of this but I don't watch sportscenter. Only ESPN things I watch are games, occasional baseball tonight, 30 for 30s, and I guess sportscenter if its around a big game like the CFB playoff or Super Bowl or Final Four or something.

I think some people (on twitter anyway) probably lump Seth Davis in with the ESPN guys. Sports reporters seem to tweet more often about political stuff than before the last election, but Davis definitely went all in on tweeting political stuff. Of all the sports guys I follow (which is mostly who I follow) he tweets about politics the most.
There's a great tweet out there that I can't find anymore, but it listed all of the political wammies they continued to force on ppl, instead of covering sports. A gay player never playing a down in the nfl was a story, Caitlin being the "greatest person of the year" or whatever, BLM coverage, A free agent QB kneeling during the anthem, etc. Forcing small figured "sports stars" as a leading story when there were other games they could cover.

Yeah, in the good old days they would just tell us scores and never report on stupid human interest stories and current events like boxers dodging the draft or a black baseball player trying to get into the majors.


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:facepalm: Take it to the pit, dipshit.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: OK_Cat on April 26, 2017, 11:50:54 AM
Take what to the pit?

You made a dumb post about how ESPN reports on political and social issues and I sarcastically informed you that politics and social issues have always gone hand-in-hand with sports.

Take a lap, own it, and move on, friend.


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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 26, 2017, 11:52:33 AM
This time they are forcing people to watch
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:53:27 AM
Take what to the pit?

You made a dumb post about how ESPN reports on political and social issues and I sarcastically informed you that politics and social issues have always gone hand-in-hand with sports.

Take a lap, own it, and move on, friend.


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It's the consistency of it. Like, following around Tebow because he's christian every where he goes. Nobody gives a eff. It's an interesting story when you first hear it, but then they try and shove it down your throat for months. So maybe the political stuff might be true, you know?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:54:25 AM
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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 26, 2017, 11:56:33 AM
Take what to the pit?

You made a dumb post about how ESPN reports on political and social issues and I sarcastically informed you that politics and social issues have always gone hand-in-hand with sports.

Take a lap, own it, and move on, friend.


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It's the consistency of it. Like, following around Tebow because he's christian every where he goes. Nobody gives a eff. It's an interesting story when you first hear it, but then they try and shove it down your throat for months. So maybe the political stuff might be true, you know?
are you trying to say that Jesus Christ couldn't hit a curveball?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:56:56 AM
You guys realize why people love sports, right? It's a nice distraction from everyday life. Whether stuff is going on at home, around the world, etc. It's nice to follow your team and tune that other crap out every once and awhile. They haven't been doing that. Relax, it's Wednesday.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 11:57:19 AM
Take what to the pit?

You made a dumb post about how ESPN reports on political and social issues and I sarcastically informed you that politics and social issues have always gone hand-in-hand with sports.

Take a lap, own it, and move on, friend.


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It's the consistency of it. Like, following around Tebow because he's christian every where he goes. Nobody gives a eff. It's an interesting story when you first hear it, but then they try and shove it down your throat for months. So maybe the political stuff might be true, you know?
are you trying to say that Jesus Christ couldn't hit a curveball?
:ROFL:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on April 26, 2017, 12:23:54 PM
So which sports channel/website is about to get a whole lot better? Werder, O'Neill, and Crabtree are all pretty great at what they do.

I don't think ESPN's downfall is because of politics/human interest pieces. Outside the Lines and the 30 for 30s are incredibly popular, and are intertwined with those topics. I think it's just that sportscenter focuses on a few teams/cities and it's on 24/7 and people are burnt out. Also people are burnt out on cable TV across the board.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 12:37:51 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on April 26, 2017, 12:41:05 PM
I've seen that McMurphy tweet a number of ridiculously false scoops re: KSU in the last year or two.  Not surprised he's been let go.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 12:43:45 PM
"leaving"


Nice on Buster.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Kat Kid on April 26, 2017, 12:46:57 PM

I really, really like him.

Also, crabby is fantastic.  Two biggest disappointments for me.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 26, 2017, 12:48:12 PM

I really, really like him.

Also, crabby is fantastic.  Two biggest disappointments for me.

Yeah, me too.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 26, 2017, 12:54:21 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 26, 2017, 01:03:08 PM
damn. they got Stark. he was a really good writer who understood the landscape of the game so well.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 01:13:45 PM
ESPN's slow death has been a mixture of a lot of things. Social media, East coast bias, SEC bias, watered down product, other outlets, etc. They out punted their coverage on some major contracts and i'm interested to see how it might effect college football.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 26, 2017, 01:15:27 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
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Brock Landers on April 26, 2017, 01:16:25 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2017, 01:23:08 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: cfbandyman 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: cfbandyman 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK 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.
I like LeBatards two shows, ATH (only when Fagan is on), and PTI. The rest of the crap that isn't live or the one hour of ESPN I'll watch (unless the Cats won big) can go away as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: yoga-like_abana 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
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Dlew12 on April 26, 2017, 02:11:56 PM
max olsen is gone.  I certainly won't lose any sleep over that one.

I still miss ubben.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: ChiCat 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.

 
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: chum1 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat 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
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: nicname 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.

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) 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).
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: cfbandyman 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.

That's how we got our prez, and how idiocracy comes about
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: pissclams 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" ? 
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 27, 2017, 08:07:40 AM
Hey LeBron, did it feel good to win?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on April 27, 2017, 08:12:55 AM
It's this week's Not Top Ten!
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: ChiCat 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?"
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie 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:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 27, 2017, 09:02:31 AM
I hope they didn't consult Brenda. (That post made me think of Tupac)
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: WillieWatanabe 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.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat 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
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 27, 2017, 09:35:23 AM
Thanks Trump!  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder 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
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: pissclams on April 27, 2017, 09:40:08 AM
i'm sure that these ultra talented folks will land on their feet
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Spracne on April 27, 2017, 09:44:11 AM
Evidently ESPN figured out they can just cite other publications' sports journalism without having to keep an army of journalists on payroll.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: nicname on April 27, 2017, 10:01:38 AM
Evidently ESPN figured out they can just cite other publications' sports journalism without having to keep an army of journalists on payroll.

All channels do this constantly
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 27, 2017, 10:07:36 AM
Doug Glanville was a good baseball analyst. I'd love to see him and Jayson Stark head over to MLB network.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 27, 2017, 10:13:16 AM

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.

Wow.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on April 27, 2017, 10:42:42 AM
Alert me if Seth Greenberg gets axed.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 27, 2017, 10:54:55 AM
Is Joe Lunardi on a full time salary? If so he should go part time. His job is a breeze.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on April 27, 2017, 10:55:40 AM
Alert me if Seth Greenberg gets axed.

so far he has only tweeted about andy katz getting fired, which is kind of a dick move imo.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 27, 2017, 10:58:58 AM
"Oh I think Wake Forrest is a LAST 4 IN team here"

Hit the bricks Lunardi. I could teach a chimp to do your job.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 27, 2017, 11:10:30 AM
I'm guessing bracketology gets a ton of clicks and page views. He isn't going anywhere.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on April 27, 2017, 11:10:49 AM
"Oh I think Wake Forrest is a LAST 4 IN team here"

Hit the bricks Lunardi. I could teach a chimp to do your job.

a chimp would look better doing it too
(http://a2.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2Fmedia%2Fmotion%2F2017%2F0303%2Fdm_170303_NCB_Lunardi_on_UNC%2Fdm_170303_NCB_Lunardi_on_UNC.jpg)
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 27, 2017, 11:19:44 AM
I'm guessing bracketology gets a ton of clicks and page views. He isn't going anywhere.

you're telling me you couldn't do just as good a job of creating that at a cost of $200 a month?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 27, 2017, 11:24:09 AM
I'm guessing bracketology gets a ton of clicks and page views. He isn't going anywhere.

you're telling me you couldn't do just as good a job of creating that at a cost of $200 a month?

I'm not saying that at all, but that's not my point.

Nearly every college basketball fan knows who Lunardi is and even those that think Bracketology is dumb, rigged, or whatever consistently click on his link from November through March (myself included). Those clicks and page views and Lunardi being on constantly during college basketball season will keep him very safe.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on April 27, 2017, 11:37:02 AM
ESPN should roll out literally cheap imposters.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: nicname on April 27, 2017, 12:16:43 PM
ESPN should roll out literally cheap imposters.

And here's Moe Lumardi with the latest on who may be going dancing. Cue 30-yo black guy with side part wig.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 27, 2017, 12:32:51 PM
ESPN should roll out literally cheap imposters.
Sounds like the Monday night wars all over again.. I hope someone at FS1 throws an ESPY award in the trash or something
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Skipper44 on April 27, 2017, 12:40:00 PM
Evidently ESPN figured out they can just cite other publications' sports journalism without having to keep an army of journalists on payroll.
I saw a tweet that ESPN had not cut anyone that was represented by CAA.  CAA is a huge Hollywood agent firm that has a few high profile athletes and is the only firm whose "personalities" resign with ESPN.  I guess the plan going forward is E!SPN except when they have a game.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on April 27, 2017, 12:47:52 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Skipper44 on April 27, 2017, 12:48:00 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.
totally agree - I loved their podcast for national CFB and NBA and Danny being the only one of the cuts to fire an angry tweet just showed why he stood out from the typical ESPN corporate chump
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on April 27, 2017, 12:57:59 PM
ESPN should roll out literally cheap imposters.

http://deadspin.com/5906658/is-an-espn-columnist-scamming-people-on-the-internet
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 27, 2017, 01:11:42 PM

oh good they can start to ruin MLB network
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Pete on April 27, 2017, 01:22:04 PM
I don't watch ESPN, but think it would be great if they fired Stephen A. Smith.


I am seeing internet news people speculate that ESPN's worst investment is their recent NBA deal.  They probably need to keep their NBA related guys to minimize their losses on the NBA....go all on a few focused demographics I guess.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 27, 2017, 01:51:39 PM
Heard something about ESPN owning 1/3 of MLB network online content so they may just start running shows on espn?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on April 27, 2017, 03:17:04 PM
ESPN should roll out literally cheap imposters.
Sounds like the Monday night wars all over again.. I hope someone at FS1 throws an ESPY award in the trash or something

That's absolutely going to happen, if it hasn't already.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: chum1 on April 27, 2017, 04:22:23 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Gooch on April 27, 2017, 04:32:09 PM
^^^^^^ still employed by ESPN. :facepalm:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Pete on April 27, 2017, 04:37:48 PM
This really must be demoralizing for the "sports journalism is journalism" crowd.

I mean, I suppose you can make the argument that all journalism is now merely entertainment, but holy eff sports journalism is the rough ridin' toy department.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on April 27, 2017, 05:06:34 PM
How's kitchen taking the katz news?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on April 27, 2017, 10:13:29 PM
I think journalists should make $28k per year, and this supports that belief.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 28, 2017, 06:11:38 AM
Journalism may be the weakest degree that exists. I have no sympathy for anyone losing a job that involves asking easy questions and opinion pieces
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 09:43:32 AM
Hmmm.... Weird, I was told this wasn't true.

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 09:45:14 AM
Journalism may be the weakest degree that exists. I have no sympathy for anyone losing a job that involves asking easy questions and opinion pieces
I have a journalism degree. It helps people from being unconfident akward losers and i'm doing fine. Also, a degree is better than no degree. Maybe take a jab at Psych degrees.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 10:09:51 AM
Journalism may be the weakest degree that exists. I have no sympathy for anyone losing a job that involves asking easy questions and opinion pieces
I have a journalism degree. It helps people from being unconfident akward losers and i'm doing fine. Also, a degree is better than no degree. Maybe take a jab at Psych degrees.

General studies is probably the weakest degree IMO. Also aren't you going to a psych degree holder right now?  I think they are decent degrees :dunno:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on April 28, 2017, 10:14:11 AM
Hmmm.... Weird, I was told this wasn't true.


case closed!
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 10:20:15 AM
Journalism may be the weakest degree that exists. I have no sympathy for anyone losing a job that involves asking easy questions and opinion pieces
I have a journalism degree. It helps people from being unconfident akward losers and i'm doing fine. Also, a degree is better than no degree. Maybe take a jab at Psych degrees.

General studies is probably the weakest degree IMO. Also aren't you going to a psych degree holder right now?  I think they are decent degrees :dunno:
Not yet and you have to become a doctor to hold the true psych position. Most psych bachelor degrees end up in "sales, recruiting, etc." I've worked with a crap ton of them. Also, I don't believe there's a general studies degree at K-State. You might as well call it a business degree.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 10:24:25 AM
Journalism may be the weakest degree that exists. I have no sympathy for anyone losing a job that involves asking easy questions and opinion pieces
I have a journalism degree. It helps people from being unconfident akward losers and i'm doing fine. Also, a degree is better than no degree. Maybe take a jab at Psych degrees.

General studies is probably the weakest degree IMO. Also aren't you going to a psych degree holder right now?  I think they are decent degrees :dunno:
Not yet and you have to become a doctor to hold the true psych position. Most psych bachelor degrees end up in "sales, recruiting, etc." I've worked with a crap ton of them. Also, I don't believe there's a general studies degree at K-State. You might as well call it a business degree.

I wasn't meaning at K-State specifically, just that general degree.  I'm not sure what you are trying to say about business degrees but it's better than a journalism degree.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 10:28:17 AM
Is it? I know people who took both and are making about the same. When I see a business degree on a resume, what I pretty much see is "blah!". Anyways, I just wasn't a fan of sdk knocking a journalism degree, when he currently doesn't have a degree at this current moment. Kinda shitty.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 10:33:03 AM
If I was looking for a doctor and saw a business degree I would say the same thing :dunno:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 10:34:25 AM
I help recruit internally as well, TBT. Senior now. So when we hire employees in house, i'm involved.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 10:36:56 AM
Whenever I leave this blog for a few days I just mark the 'mark as read' button and don't read everything anymore. Must have missed that, carry on. :thumbs:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 28, 2017, 10:37:54 AM
What kinds of classes do you take for a j-degree. Just a bunch of English classes? I honestly do not know.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 10:44:08 AM
We take all the basic general classes like econ and crap. Journalism law, PR classes, Mass comm.


 

Print Focus Curriculum
Students who are more interested in writing and editing pursue classes that teach online, newspaper and magazine reporting, photojournalism, production and editing skills. 

Required Courses   Hours
MC110 - Mass Communication in Society   3
MC200 - News and Feature Writing   3
MC241 - Editing   3
MC251 - Digital News   3
MC303 - Advanced News Writing   3
MC316 - Computer Assisted Reporting   3
MC385 - Media Practicum   2
MC416 - Photojournalism OR MC426 - Magazine & Feature Writing   3
MC466 - Law of Mass Communication   3
MC491 - Mass Communications Internship   1
MC580 - Convergence Reporting   3
    30
Select one of the following 3-hour classes:   
MC564 - History of Mass Communications   
MC572 - Global Mass Communications   
MC573 - Media Ethics   
MC612 - Gender Issues and the Media   
MC685 - Media Management   
    3
Electives   
JMC Electives (3-hours must be 500-level or above)   6
Total hours in Journalism (Print) Option   39

Electronic Focus Curriculum

Courses in this area of focus prepare students for writing, reporting, and producing audio and video content for various electronic formats.

Required Courses   Hours
MC110 - Mass Communication in Society   3
MC200 - News and Feature Writing   3
MC251 - Digital News   3
MC316 - Computer Assisted Reporting   3
MC385 - Media Practicum   2
MC406 - Advanced Digital News   3
MC408 - Producing Digital News OR MC471 - Audio/Video Production   3
MC466 - Law of Mass Communications   3
MC491 - Mass Communications Internship   1
MC580 - Convergence Reporting   
3

27

Select one of the following 3-hour classes:

 
MC564 - History of Mass Communications   
MC572 - Global Mass Communications   
MC573 - Media Ethics   
MC612 - Gender Issues and the Media   
MC685 - Media Management   
    3
Electives   
JMC Electives (3-hours must be 500-level or above)   9
Total hours in Journalism (Digital Media) Option   39


I know it isn't brain surgery and yes a lot of athletes were in this program, but it also isn't a walk in the park. It's a crap ton of writing.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 10:47:11 AM
That's changed too. I had to do a web class and create my own website. We teamed up with the lawrence journal world and did a huge research paper that took months of research. Also did a TV course and interviewed Fitz on air (My suit was so short on me at that time, it was up to my knees), etc.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 28, 2017, 10:47:35 AM
Writing is the worst
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 10:51:01 AM
It really is. K-State really let me slide by with it too. I liked doing more of the TV and radio crap. As shitty as I am at writing now, my MBA at UOP actually helped me a ton more.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 28, 2017, 11:00:47 AM
I used to smdh at journalism and business majors (or basically most non-stem degrees) but now I just look at like people have different skills and interests so who gaf. 
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on April 28, 2017, 11:02:52 AM
you should still sydh at business majors and i was a business major.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on April 28, 2017, 11:03:30 AM
except for maybe accounting and kind of finance.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 11:04:41 AM
I used to smdh at journalism and business majors (or basically most non-stem degrees) but now I just look at like people have different skills and interests so who gaf. 
So true. Like anything else, it's what you make of it. I can't shut up and i'm super social and somehow that works for what I do. Most general degrees lead to entry level roles anyways.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 11:06:54 AM
except for maybe accounting and kind of finance.
Yup. Almost why I almost went back to be an accountant. I was sick of making crap $. I've always been good at math too. Advanced classes in HS and stuff.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 11:07:38 AM
I have a business degree and don't use it at all
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on April 28, 2017, 11:12:30 AM
I have a business degree and don't use it at all

The hell you don't, you made me millions on bitcoin this year alone.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 11:14:39 AM
 :kstategrad:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 11:17:36 AM
I have a business degree and don't use it at all
No offense, but that's why I've never understood double majors. You might as well settle with whatever degree you get and then move on to get a masters. It's different for you tho, because didn't you get your business degree first and then go back for IT?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 11:22:27 AM
I have a business degree and don't use it at all
No offense, but that's why I've never understood double majors. You might as well settle with whatever degree you get and then move on to get a masters. It's different for you tho, because didn't you get your business degree first and then go back for IT?

Yeah I got my degree then found out I should probably have never gone into that to begin with.  Looking back I should have gone into IT from the start but life doesn't always point you in the right direction right away.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 11:25:46 AM
So true.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on April 28, 2017, 11:28:25 AM
Yeah I got my degree then found out I should probably have never gone into that to begin with.  Looking back I should have gone into IT from the start but life doesn't always point you in the right direction right away.

oh hello, me
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Tobias on April 28, 2017, 11:29:38 AM
geography and women's studies are all you need for a career in IT
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 28, 2017, 11:44:52 AM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 28, 2017, 12:03:54 PM
geography and women's studies are all you need for a career in IT

also 2 great fields of study for meeting babes amiright
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Tobias on April 28, 2017, 12:04:46 PM
:fatty:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 28, 2017, 12:09:36 PM
"oh hey you wanna come over later and study for our geography quiz? oh did I mention I'm a double major? yeah. women's studies."

I mean it must've been like a 4 year makeout sesh for our guy 'bias
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 12:12:29 PM
Geography minor.  :gocho:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 28, 2017, 12:15:15 PM
Geography minor.  :gocho:

"Hey you wanna come over and study for the geography quiz? Yeah I'm a journalism major but with a minor in Geography. Did I ever mention I met Bob Saget? Oh ok thanks anyway. Rain check I guess....."
 :frown:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 12:24:02 PM
 :lol: "Oh and i'm on the radio. It's nbd tho. Talk to you later".  :love:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Yard Dog on April 28, 2017, 03:14:13 PM
I got two fine arts degrees (I accomplished this by using the main courses for both degrees as the elective courses for the other) and have a decent paying job in my field. But maybe I am just one of the lucky ones? :dunno:

Also, my American Ethnic Studies secondary degree is very lolwtf, but I keep it on my resume because it makes it look like I tried harder than I actually did.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 28, 2017, 04:34:32 PM
Journalism may be the weakest degree that exists. I have no sympathy for anyone losing a job that involves asking easy questions and opinion pieces
I have a journalism degree. It helps people from being unconfident akward losers and i'm doing fine. Also, a degree is better than no degree. Maybe take a jab at Psych degrees.
Every degree that I know of requires papers. Every person has an opinion.

I'm grumpy today so I'm going to take a jab. Your use of the English language and having a journalism degree proves my point.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 04:45:07 PM
Yet because of my communication skills that I mastered in school and through journalism, I can sell the crap out of a doctor to fill a practice. I'm in charge of thee most important thing in my company. The journalism school also allowed me to be the main ambassador and travel to speak with students about K-state and what it has to offer. Get a degree and then get back to me. You have to know that's a major insult, right? Say what you want about my wife (like you have), but trashing someone who put themselves through school and finished is bullshit.

Not only that, but the experiences I've had throughout radio are insane. I've met top notch ppl and it helped shape who I am.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 28, 2017, 05:07:36 PM
If you want to compare lives, Wacky, just say so. No doubt you'll pull some other lie about Common when you realize your life wasn't really that bad.

You had to go to school to learn something that others inherently know.

No I will not insult your wife. That was the very lowest of my posting on here and still feel bad about it in real life. It was disgusting and gross. It said more about my state of mind than it did you or your wife. Honestly, I'm jealous that you get to go home every night to someone that loves you.

My point is that any other major could also be a journalist. I'm not trying to cut down the profession. You could have learned all that you did with a different major.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 28, 2017, 05:11:20 PM
Sometimes I'm amazed at how my tone changes in one post
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 28, 2017, 05:22:43 PM
Not only that, but the experiences I've had throughout radio are insane. I've met top notch ppl and it helped shape who I am.

(http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39261.0;attach=4384;image)
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 28, 2017, 05:32:30 PM
 :D
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on April 28, 2017, 05:36:18 PM
Add Mark Stein to the list.



Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on April 28, 2017, 05:52:35 PM
Just reread, as I tend to do, your get a degree smack is hilarious.

Do you think your degree(s) (bravo, seriously) set you above me? Do you think those that have  degrees have better thoughts?

If you want to run down a list of how much harder your life was and how much work it took for you to get a degree (the second was on spare time, again, that's awesome) feel free.

You're life hadn't been that hard. You had to pay for school as most people do. You banged a lot of women. You are athletic. You are white and have a penis. You kicked ass and have a job that you love. You married a woman you love and get to spend as much time with her as you can.

Again. If you want to quibble about how hard life is, I'll go back an forth all day. As I am single and I have Friday and Saturday off.

My biggest beef is how middle class white guys whine and complain. Life sucks sometimes, if you don't like it opt out.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on April 28, 2017, 09:01:11 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on April 28, 2017, 09:14:17 PM
Pat forde still there?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on April 28, 2017, 10:04:07 PM
Pat forde still there?

Mark May got fired too. It's rough out there.

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on April 28, 2017, 10:09:32 PM
Pat forde still there?

Mark May got fired too. It's rough out there.

What about the saliva factory?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on April 28, 2017, 10:19:09 PM
Pat forde still there?

Mark May got fired too. It's rough out there.



What about the saliva factory?

Yea Shaun Asseal got it too :grown:

Yes
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on April 30, 2017, 03:47:32 AM
Pat forde still there?

He's been at yahoo for a while.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 01, 2017, 08:40:34 AM
His sister was my boss a few years back. Sad to see.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: _33 on May 01, 2017, 09:08:55 AM
Is Kenny Mayne still employed? I never see him on ESPN anymore.  Remember when he used to say "and it looks like he's hit it over some fencing they've set up in the outfield"?  I loved that.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: ChiCat on May 01, 2017, 10:39:35 AM
Is Kenny Mayne still employed? I never see him on ESPN anymore.  Remember when he used to say "and it looks like he's hit it over some fencing they've set up in the outfield"?  I loved that.

I think so.  Once a month I'll see them advertise some wacky segment with him and I'll smile.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kim carnes on May 01, 2017, 10:56:51 AM
Kenny does SC LA
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Skipper44 on May 01, 2017, 11:38:00 AM
His sister was my boss a few years back. Sad to see.
doesn't he live in Hawaii?  Maybe the worst place in the world to live where you need to watch thousands of hours of video a year for your job imo
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on May 01, 2017, 12:44:04 PM
Is Kenny Mayne still employed? I never see him on ESPN anymore.  Remember when he used to say "and it looks like he's hit it over some fencing they've set up in the outfield"?  I loved that.

I think so.  Once a month I'll see them advertise some wacky segment with him and I'll smile.

He's usually on super late at night and I'm 90% sure he's trashed every time he's on
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on May 01, 2017, 07:18:13 PM
I just listened to Fitz's podcast and he had the brownest of brown takes. Every bad opinion you can think of he hit, including trashing The 6. The funny part to me was him ranting about ESPN overpaying for rights fees because of arrogance, then he punctuated the rant by saying, without irony, "I just watch ESPN for the games."
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on May 01, 2017, 07:25:08 PM
It was great.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 'taterblast on May 01, 2017, 07:51:49 PM
"I literally can't think of one thing ESPN does right."

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 02, 2017, 08:28:02 AM
His sister was my boss a few years back. Sad to see.
doesn't he live in Hawaii?  Maybe the worst place in the world to live where you need to watch thousands of hours of video a year for your job imo
Yeah, his whole family is from KC tho. He also works as a professor there. He'll be fine.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: TownieCat on May 02, 2017, 10:57:45 AM
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/05/01/Media/ESPN.aspx (http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/05/01/Media/ESPN.aspx)

A very interesting article. Many personnel that stayed at ESPN had agreed to massive pay cuts in order to keep their jobs. Some of those who were let go had as many as 5 years remaining on their contracts and will be paid in full.

The Ryen Russillo radio show opening segment yesterday was also very good. He thought he was being let go, not Kanell. Had been looking for jobs and homes in LA the past few weeks.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 03, 2017, 02:22:20 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: kso_FAN on May 03, 2017, 03:00:02 PM
Is Kenny Mayne still employed? I never see him on ESPN anymore.  Remember when he used to say "and it looks like he's hit it over some fencing they've set up in the outfield"?  I loved that.

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: KST8FAN on May 07, 2017, 01:05:23 PM
The last Sports Reporters was aired this morning.  Didn't realize that was part of the cuts?

Tom

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 07, 2017, 07:47:51 PM

Bipartisan Jenner groan. Haha
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on May 08, 2017, 05:00:34 AM
The last Sports Reporters was aired this morning.  Didn't realize that was part of the cuts?

Tom

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

It wasn't part of the cuts, it was just canceled, they announced it months ago. It is being replaced with a reboot of E60.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 22, 2017, 04:16:26 PM
 :love:

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 22, 2017, 10:24:04 PM

Interesting that repubs were back on the uptick until they fired racist POS Schilling.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 22, 2017, 10:52:34 PM
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 23, 2017, 11:36:06 AM
It's pretty apparent that the Jenner thing didn't have a lasting effect, but Schilling getting fired was a HUGE no-no. Eye roll all you want, but you're the one that posted the graph.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 23, 2017, 12:40:07 PM
It's pretty apparent that the Jenner thing didn't have a lasting effect,

It apparently did for the transphobic democrats :lol:

There are two noticeable and unexplained upticks on that chart, 1) just after Oct 15, 2) just after Oct 16. I wonder what those were?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on May 23, 2017, 12:56:47 PM
that's a great point FSD
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: IPA4Me on May 23, 2017, 06:19:13 PM
That's pretty damn awesome.

:love:

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Skipper44 on May 24, 2017, 03:09:00 PM
It's pretty apparent that the Jenner thing didn't have a lasting effect,

It apparently did for the transphobic democrats :lol:

There are two noticeable and unexplained upticks on that chart, 1) just after Oct 15, 2) just after Oct 16. I wonder what those were?
CFP rankings started to come out?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: BrokenSky1113 on May 25, 2017, 01:58:52 AM
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).

Spot on. As they grew, they felt the need to compete with other media outlets. And so many of the arenas they are trying to compete in don't fit for TV.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: nicname on May 25, 2017, 05:03:24 AM
I just listened to Fitz's podcast and he had the brownest of brown takes. Every bad opinion you can think of he hit, including trashing The 6. The funny part to me was him ranting about ESPN overpaying for rights fees because of arrogance, then he punctuated the rant by saying, without irony, "I just watch ESPN for the games."

While Fitz' other opinions may have been terrible, I'll give him a pass on The 6 (SC6?). It's turrible.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 8manpick on May 25, 2017, 07:50:57 AM
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).

Spot on. As they grew, they felt the need to compete with other media outlets. And so many of the arenas they are trying to compete in don't fit for TV.
The problem with being "highlight centric" is that in 2017, by the time the highlight show comes on, everyone has already seen the ones they care about on their phone. I can't remember the last time I sat through Sportscenter other than it being on in the background at the gym.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on May 25, 2017, 07:59:56 AM
I can't remember the last time I sat through Sportscenter other than it being on in the background at the gym.

royals playoffs
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2017, 08:47:30 AM
I can't remember the last time I sat through Sportscenter other than it being on in the background at the gym.

royals playoffs
MLB network. You did it wrong.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on May 25, 2017, 08:48:58 AM
I can't remember the last time I sat through Sportscenter other than it being on in the background at the gym.

royals playoffs
MLB network. You did it wrong.

oh i watched that too obviously, because i love the royals more than you ever could imagine
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 25, 2017, 09:04:04 AM
Its funny people on here hate Fitz and then sit through his entire podcast
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on May 25, 2017, 09:07:26 AM
Hahaha yeah I don't get it either
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2017, 09:37:40 AM
Its funny people on here hate Fitz and then sit through his entire podcast
His #1 listener is Trim. It's a weird dynamic. We were forced to listen to it on the way down to Stillwater when the bball qatz were playing for the Big 12 'ship.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 25, 2017, 09:38:59 AM
I guess its kinda similar to lib7 listening to Rush but I think he does that more for comedic reasons
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2017, 06:55:21 PM
Rush has gone off the deep end with trump and isn't enjoyable right now so I have only heard snippets the last few months. I really enjoy the Tom Sullivan show atm
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on May 27, 2017, 07:48:41 AM
Its funny people on here hate Fitz and then sit through his entire podcast

Did you have a question Cf3? I listen because I enjoy K-State news and I like being entertained. That podcast certainly has an abundance of news and entertainment. There is also no correlation between likeability and having a terrible opinion on a sports network.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 27, 2017, 07:03:02 PM
I would think there's a really high correlation between likeability and horrid opinions.
#math
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: pissclams on May 31, 2017, 07:39:40 AM
Its funny people on here hate Fitz and then sit through his entire podcast

Did you have a question Cf3? I listen because I enjoy K-State news and I like being entertained. That podcast certainly has an abundance of news and entertainment. There is also no correlation between likeability and having a terrible opinion on a sports network.

whether you like it or not, listening to him and perpetuating the myth that his shtick is entertaining makes you a supporter of his.  including his misogynistic tendencies.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: TownieCat on May 31, 2017, 08:55:13 AM
John Clayton  :frown:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 09:02:18 AM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 31, 2017, 09:43:34 AM
http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/espn-kansas-city-launches-its-first-ever-all-women-sports-radio-show

ESPN is hurting
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 09:48:13 AM
Yeah, eff chicks and the $10 an hour they make every Thursday on a station that draws no ratings.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 31, 2017, 09:54:21 AM
Easy there wacky, why the outrage?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 09:58:20 AM
Abe's presence in the pit is super lib, but I didn't know he was a misogynist. So disgusting and weird.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 31, 2017, 10:00:46 AM
oh i thought you were mad at those girls
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 31, 2017, 10:01:37 AM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 10:02:09 AM
Nope. They've worked hard to get somewhere. I don't care if you like GAT or not. Good for them.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 10:03:12 AM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on May 31, 2017, 10:04:34 AM
http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/espn-kansas-city-launches-its-first-ever-all-women-sports-radio-show

ESPN is hurting

Smart of the article writer to explain the joke right at the jump.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 31, 2017, 10:05:39 AM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?

Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 10:06:31 AM
Did you witness this? Probably should have called the cops.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: pissclams on May 31, 2017, 10:07:06 AM
what's "ESPN Kansas City" ?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 10:09:53 AM
what's "ESPN Kansas City" ?
Sister station of WHB. It's a lot of syndicated stuff and the 810 staff throws a bunch of young kids on there to develop to see if they have anything there. 
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 31, 2017, 10:10:41 AM
Did you witness this? Probably should have called the cops.

Ok
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: TownieCat on May 31, 2017, 10:28:38 AM


Top 5 This is Sportscenter commercial OAT. He will be missed.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 10:40:23 AM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 10:49:38 AM
In other news  :bang:

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 31, 2017, 10:56:56 AM
Is everything OK wackycat08?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on May 31, 2017, 10:57:52 AM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?

Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.

It would be way too big of a coincidence if the "etc." means blocks of cheese.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 31, 2017, 11:04:55 AM
You guys know that guy in kc that just went to prison for holding fake porn auditions and then blackmailed the girls with the tapes? Gracey was a pretty good friend of his and I think at one point a business partner. That's all I need to know about her.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Gooch on May 31, 2017, 12:28:09 PM
You guys know that guy in kc that just went to prison for holding fake porn auditions and then blackmailed the girls with the tapes? Gracey was a pretty good friend of his and I think at one point a business partner. That's all I need to know about her.
:sdeek:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 12:29:37 PM
I have no idea what you're talking about or how you know that information.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Tobias on May 31, 2017, 12:29:40 PM
Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.

It would be way too big of a coincidence if the "etc." means blocks of cheese.

:lol:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Tobias on May 31, 2017, 12:29:59 PM
You guys know that guy in kc that just went to prison for holding fake porn auditions and then blackmailed the girls with the tapes? Gracey was a pretty good friend of his and I think at one point a business partner. That's all I need to know about her.

:lol:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 12:31:48 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on May 31, 2017, 12:55:27 PM
Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.

It would be way too big of a coincidence if the "etc." means blocks of cheese.

:lol:

 :cheese:

I hadn't thought about mice in years, and they've come up in different aspects of my #life now 3 times in the past week.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 31, 2017, 01:13:12 PM
I have no idea what you're talking about or how you know that information.

Here you go bud, pretty gross stuff

https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/fake-porn-producer?utm_term=.dn9YeLk7V#.oalkXvYdo
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on May 31, 2017, 02:08:50 PM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
Gracey Terril?

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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on May 31, 2017, 02:09:25 PM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?

Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.
Did we party together in the early 2000s?

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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on May 31, 2017, 02:11:29 PM
I have no idea what you're talking about or how you know that information.

Here you go bud, pretty gross stuff

https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/fake-porn-producer?utm_term=.dn9YeLk7V#.oalkXvYdo
Holy crap. He is still doing this crap? Pathologically lying, being a fraud, and conning people?

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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 02:13:27 PM
Sounds like he's done doing it for quite sometime.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on May 31, 2017, 02:13:46 PM
Since 2004 at least.

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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 31, 2017, 02:15:30 PM
But now he gets to do it from prison!
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 31, 2017, 02:16:24 PM
Well, they don't work for ESPN, they work for a local radio station that syndicates ESPN programming. So maybe take it to the Gracey thread or something.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on May 31, 2017, 02:17:05 PM
But now he gets to do it from prison!

Probably a lot harder to convince prisoners they are doing porn, though. I doubt they even give him a camera.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: AbeFroman on May 31, 2017, 03:50:26 PM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?

Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.
Did we party together in the early 2000s?

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Maybe!
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: SdK on May 31, 2017, 05:15:23 PM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?

Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.
Did we party together in the early 2000s?

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Maybe!
Hahaha oh man.

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Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on May 31, 2017, 11:06:56 PM
It was more the fact that Gracey is a crap human being. But don't let me stop you from melting down about the pit in a non-pit thread.
What did she do to you?

Nothing to me but she used to go through other girl's purses at parties in college and steal money etc.

It would be way too big of a coincidence if the "etc." means blocks of cheese.

lol, I just peed a little
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on June 28, 2017, 02:36:51 PM
The best college football podcast is now gone, The Audible. oscar Feldman and Stewart Mandell were was laid off as writers for fox sports.com . Fox Sports fired all of their writers for their website and now have a really horrible video only site.

I'm sure they had to lay these good people off because of Clay Travis' political opinions.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 28, 2017, 02:45:44 PM
I bet clay travis had nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on June 28, 2017, 03:05:53 PM
(https://media0.giphy.com/media/9eLbjOcGOpmY8/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: TownieCat on June 29, 2017, 10:29:14 AM
Interesting that ESPN fired Marc Stein and Chad Ford, yet found the money to pay Woj.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Skipper44 on June 29, 2017, 12:22:30 PM
Interesting that ESPN fired Marc Stein and Chad Ford, yet found the money to pay Woj.
that was a bribe to keep him from ruining the NBA draft.  He is leaving yahoo and joining ESPN on July 1st but he was still scooping the picks on twitter  :lol:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: scottwildcat on June 29, 2017, 12:36:24 PM
The best college football podcast is now gone, The Audible. oscar Feldman and Stewart Mandell were was laid off as writers for fox sports.com . Fox Sports fired all of their writers for their website and now have a really horrible video only site.

i'm really hoping they find a way to do the podcast independently or they land at the same place. you're correct in saying it was the best college football podcast.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on July 23, 2017, 03:57:59 PM
Teletubbies  :shakesfist:

https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/teletubbies-dominating-espn-programming-summer/
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 0.42 on July 24, 2017, 10:37:44 AM
lol at reading clay travis
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on September 18, 2017, 03:44:01 PM
http://awfulannouncing.com/fox/foxsports-com-reportedly-lost-88-audience-pivoting-video.html


Whoa, I had no idea this happened but what a gigantic dumbass of an idea.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on September 18, 2017, 04:17:43 PM
holy crap  :lol:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Tobias on September 18, 2017, 04:39:01 PM
lol, those idiots deserve it
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on September 18, 2017, 04:53:16 PM
Didn't want to read it and I didn't see any videos, wassup?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on September 18, 2017, 07:02:58 PM
ESPN:  I just nearly cut my throat paying absurd amounts of money for programming and am bleeding out on subscribers

Fox Sports:  Hold my beer
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on September 19, 2017, 11:21:57 AM
Guys, I mentioned this literally seven posts before the lib 7 post :frown:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on September 19, 2017, 11:23:35 AM
Guys, I mentioned this literally seven posts before the lib 7 post :frown:

you buried the lede
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on September 19, 2017, 11:28:03 AM
Guys, I mentioned this literally seven posts before the lib 7 post :frown:

you buried the lede

Sorry, I loved The Audible. It's back by the way as a part of the pay site, The Athletic, a site that has all writers laid off by ESPN and Fox.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 19, 2017, 12:09:28 PM
Guys, I mentioned this literally seven posts before the lib 7 post :frown:

you buried the lede

Sorry, I loved The Audible. It's back by the way as a part of the pay site, The Athletic, a site that has all writers laid off by ESPN and Fox.

I was excited it came back, but bummed it's only once per week now.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on September 19, 2017, 09:55:06 PM
Guys, I mentioned this literally seven posts before the lib 7 post :frown:

you buried the lede

Sorry, I loved The Audible. It's back by the way as a part of the pay site, The Athletic, a site that has all writers laid off by ESPN and Fox.

I was excited it came back, but bummed it's only once per week now.

I'm bummed that I'm definitely not getting my money's worth with The Athletic.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 26, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
Jemele Hill, gone. Ratings.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on January 26, 2018, 10:53:15 AM
Savages
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: ChiCat on January 26, 2018, 11:00:00 AM
Jemele Hill, gone. Ratings.

What I saw was she was not gone but moving to take over The Undefeated.  Still probably a demotion.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on January 26, 2018, 11:05:19 AM
Jemele Hill, gone. Ratings.

What I saw was she was not gone but moving to take over The Undefeated.  Still probably a demotion.

Probably best for everyone involved.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on January 26, 2018, 12:07:29 PM
Jemele Hill, gone. Ratings.

What I saw was she was not gone but moving to take over The Undefeated.  Still probably a demotion.

Probably best for everyone involved.

yeah definitely best for everyone involved to have fewer black women in roles in a field dominated by white men
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on January 26, 2018, 12:16:23 PM
Jemele Hill, gone. Ratings.

What I saw was she was not gone but moving to take over The Undefeated.  Still probably a demotion.

Probably best for everyone involved.

yeah definitely best for everyone involved to have fewer black women in roles in a field dominated by white men

:dubious:
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on January 27, 2018, 06:19:32 PM
Jemele Hill, gone. Ratings.

Fake news
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 27, 2018, 06:25:40 PM
Her ratings didn't suck?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: MakeItRain on January 27, 2018, 09:08:32 PM
Compared to the sportscenter 6PM broadcast in recent history, no. It's worth noting that ratings for a 6:00 highlight show are such that FS1 just out right got rid of theirs.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on February 12, 2018, 06:03:45 PM
Jemele Hill, on ESPN’s tv show Around The Horn today.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: The Big Train on February 12, 2018, 06:54:17 PM
literally on the same page
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 01:32:17 PM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 01:37:33 PM
And this is why they won't say anything. The reporter!

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: wetwillie on August 01, 2018, 01:39:00 PM
It’s the top headline on their CFB page....
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 01:42:21 PM
Did they just put it up, because it's been out there for 4 hours and they haven't touched the story on TV or on their website.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on August 01, 2018, 02:03:56 PM
I mean I think the real story is the piece of crap beating his wife and not how quickly ESPN got a story up.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 02:07:28 PM
Yes, but a lot of ppl were beating them up today about it. I did bump the urban meyer link on the football board, so I am mostly concerned of what happens to these monsters.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 01, 2018, 02:12:52 PM
What's the positive for espn to not report about it? I don't understand the accusation
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 01, 2018, 02:17:49 PM
They fired the guy who's been blowing these stories up in the last year. They've been really slow to report it and many think it's because they're embarrassed to have to use Brett as the source. Just petty crap, mainly.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 01, 2018, 02:18:41 PM
Doesn't seem credible to me, but I don't follow sports dork drama so I could be missing something.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on August 01, 2018, 03:10:27 PM
based on a quick twitter scan, the sports dorks honestly seem more worried about ESPN than the pregnant wife beating
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: Trim on August 01, 2018, 06:12:19 PM
I've never wondered whether I could trust ESPN to cover sports news honestly.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 02, 2018, 08:51:26 AM
 :lol:

Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on August 02, 2018, 08:54:54 AM


Quite the humblebrag
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: michigancat on August 02, 2018, 08:55:34 AM
Like, do you think maybe you didn't report anything interesting in the five years at ESPN?
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 02, 2018, 08:58:35 AM
He's always been known as an awesome reporter. They totally ripped apart their whole columnist team when they did the layoffs. I think he has a reason to be a little bitter.

I believe he's the one who blew up the Baylor thing too.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: mocat on August 02, 2018, 09:00:02 AM
this story is definitely about "brett mcmurphy" and espn
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on August 02, 2018, 09:04:14 AM
Jesus, mocat, nobody is saying that. Nobody wants to talk about the real issue in the Meyer thread, so it turned into this. You're so obtuse.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on August 02, 2018, 12:26:24 PM
:lol:


I realize he's just being funny, but that's an interesting point to bring up considering his daughter has been on sportscenter multiple times.

https://deadspin.com/espn-college-football-reporters-daughter-takes-over-spo-1664572964

I mean, it's his frickin twitter cover photo.
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on September 14, 2018, 10:22:10 AM
Title: Re: ESPN layoffs
Post by: steve dave on September 14, 2018, 03:55:27 PM
I lol’d when she called some twitter MAGA a eff boi


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