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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #75 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #76 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
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #77 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #78 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #79 on: April 27, 2017, 10:42:42 AM »
Alert me if Seth Greenberg gets axed.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #81 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #82 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #83 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #84 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


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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #85 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?

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #86 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2017, 11:37:02 AM »
ESPN should roll out literally cheap imposters.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #88 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.
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #89 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

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #90 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #92 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

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #93 on: April 27, 2017, 12:57:59 PM »

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #94 on: April 27, 2017, 01:11:42 PM »

oh good they can start to ruin MLB network

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #95 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #96 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?

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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #97 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.

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Re: ESPN layoffs
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Re: ESPN layoffs
« Reply #99 on: April 27, 2017, 04:32:09 PM »
^^^^^^ still employed by ESPN. :facepalm: