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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2016, 02:50:00 AM »
Eh, fuck it, I'll allow it. It was sorta funny.


That said, I wouldn't watch women's football, either.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2016, 03:53:51 AM »
First episode of Skip's new show did a .09. Lol.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2016, 07:39:36 AM »
Jemele Hill sounds like she smokes three packs a day and follows that up by drinking a fifth of whiskey.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2016, 02:22:55 PM »
The ESPN LA station is dumping Dan Le Batard's show for a new Keyshawn Johnson morning show. Between this and Kellerman gone, there is now no reason to listen to 710. Guess I gotta listen to the podcasts in my car now!

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2016, 03:34:51 AM »


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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2016, 04:31:11 AM »
ESPN has an article that Cam Newton's shirt read - "Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere".

Um... I don't think that's how that shirt reads or the quote goes, David Newton. And it still isn't fixed yet.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #59 on: October 25, 2016, 06:28:54 AM »
White Sox wins don't count for Cubs fans.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2016, 07:40:36 AM »
I heard an espn radio host wonder to his co-hosts how much credit Lebron deserves for the Indians run. Because you see,  je brought winning back to Cleveland sports
I watched RAW. I thought it sucked. The usual problems and such.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2016, 08:07:08 AM »
All this disrespect for the real first Cleveland champ

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2016, 08:03:20 PM »
All this disrespect for the real first Cleveland champ

THE STIPE



And Lake Eerie won the Calder Cup shortly before the Cavs won the title.
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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2016, 01:21:06 AM »
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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2016, 01:32:34 AM »
So, I have a tab open to twitter.com, showing a live feed of LeBatard's mentions, and I'm flabbergasted as to how many people are calling this ongoing Mary J. Blige/Maxwell discussion "race talk." Like, how fucking white do you have to be? They're talking about music, you dumb fucks! The two musicians they're talking about just happen to be black; that doesn't count as "race talk."

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2016, 08:06:45 AM »
So I went to ESPN.com and it looks like Twitter. Why the fuck?

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2016, 08:40:37 AM »
They're grasping at straws.  I feel like it's been like this for a while, but has gotten so busy that you can hardly navigate to just check a box score.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2016, 01:52:12 PM »
Magic Johnson is returning to ESPN to be part of their pre game coverage

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2017, 10:03:16 AM »
Randy!

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2017, 11:09:37 AM »
Berman was so good in his prime.

Sad day

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
Mike Greenberg is leaving "Mike and Mike" to host another morning program for ESPN.  ESPN is totally revamping their morning programming due to plummeting numbers

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2017, 12:47:31 PM »
TV only, I hope. I'm going to feel some kind of way if they replace LeBatard with Mike fucking Greenberg.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2017, 02:22:01 PM »
The Sports Reporters has been canceled.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2017, 02:31:46 PM »
ESPN continues to lose bigly

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #74 on: January 25, 2017, 03:10:16 AM »
Brent Musburger is retiring at the end of the month. You can't make this stuff up: He now plans to go to Las Vegas to help start up a family sports handicapping business.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2017, 05:50:36 AM »
Anyone want to guess how much money ESPN is hemorrhaging now?

It says something that ESPN's biggest full time star is Stephen A Smith.

Losing BIGLY

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2017, 06:11:47 AM »
Anyone want to guess how much money ESPN is hemorrhaging now?

It says something that ESPN's biggest full time star is Stephen A Smith.

Losing BIGLY

Found this from November 11th: http://www.wsj.com/articles/cmo-today-espn-struggles-amid-subscriber-decline-1478867648

ESPN saw advertising revenue fall 13%, resulting from a decline in daily fantasy sports commercials and the fact rival NBCUniversal gobbled up ad dollars for the Olympics. Disney also said affiliate revenue declined because of ESPN’s subscriber loss, which sparked a heated back and forth with Nielsen when the measurement company reported that ESPN lost 621,000 subscribers in a month.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2017, 07:19:44 AM »
I wonder how cable companies bundling channels together that you pay extra for beyond the basic rate affects that.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2017, 07:19:56 AM »
The Sports Reporters has been canceled.

This show was literally the only thing on ESPN worth watching on Sunday mornings.


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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2017, 08:09:20 AM »
Damn losing 620000 subscribers in one month!? I don't know what their total viewership is but that's significant regardless.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2017, 08:36:03 AM »
I've always been confused by these reports, and reading the article that HQ linked to doesn't really make it any clearer for me. Like, why is the narrative written as though ESPN is the only cable network losing subscribers? Is that really true? Are people calling into their providers and instructing them in some variation of "Get rid of ESPN, but leave me everything else"?

And, if ESPN alone is losing 620K subscribers... where are they going? It's not like these people all quit watching sports. They're not going to FS1, that's for sure.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2017, 08:43:41 AM »
I've always been confused by these reports, and reading the article that HQ linked to doesn't really make it any clearer for me. Like, why is the narrative written as though ESPN is the only cable network losing subscribers? Is that really true? Are people calling into their providers and instructing them in some variation of "Get rid of ESPN, but leave me everything else"?

And, if ESPN alone is losing 620K subscribers... where are they going? It's not like these people all quit watching sports. They're not going to FS1, that's for sure.


Yeah, I'm not sure I follow the argument that ESPN is losing subscribers.  As far as I know, and it is true for Dish Network which I have, you can't subscribe to individual channels.  You can't just cancel ESPN.  You have to downgrade to a lower package that doesn't include ESPN and about 40 other channels (Food, History, Discovery, etc.).  It isn't like in Canada where you can just pick and choose what you want.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2017, 09:01:03 AM »
People are cutting cable or downsizing to packages without ESPN. I'm sure other channels are experiencing this, but this is about ESPN.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
People are cutting cable or downsizing to packages without ESPN. I'm sure other channels are experiencing this, but this is about ESPN.

But that's what I'm saying, though: just like KR said, I'm not aware of any cable/satellite service in which ESPN is its own cable package/suite. I get that people are downsizing and cutting cable, but why isn't it being reported like that? How come all of the headlines read, "ESPN loses half a million subscribers," and not, say, "MTV loses half a million subscribers," or "DirecTV loses half a million subscribers"?

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2017, 09:24:27 AM »
...But this is an ESPN thread. I'm sure if you wanted to find those kind of reports you can search the name of the network or cable provider and find those headlines.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2017, 09:37:39 AM »
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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2017, 10:28:49 AM »
People are cutting cable or downsizing to packages without ESPN. I'm sure other channels are experiencing this, but this is about ESPN.

But that's what I'm saying, though: just like KR said, I'm not aware of any cable/satellite service in which ESPN is its own cable package/suite. I get that people are downsizing and cutting cable, but why isn't it being reported like that? How come all of the headlines read, "ESPN loses half a million subscribers," and not, say, "MTV loses half a million subscribers," or "DirecTV loses half a million subscribers"?
ESPN is part of a tier of channels I had to pay extra to get on the Comcast/Xfinity service, otherwise I had only local channels and maybe ten other random ones. That's why I wonder if their drop in subscriptions is due to that. MTV may get grouped in with other packages that aren't blatant "if you want this you need to buy ALL OF THESE" deals.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2017, 11:40:36 AM »
...But this is an ESPN thread. I'm sure if you wanted to find those kind of reports you can search the name of the network or cable provider and find those headlines.

Clearly my Google-fu is weak.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #88 on: February 06, 2017, 01:37:50 AM »
In an example of why ESPN doesn't suck, this is why I love LeBatard's show. Two segments into the national show, and he's barely even acknowledged that the Super Bowl happened.


EDIT - And boy, are people in his mentions mad about it...


Update: four segments, and counting.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #89 on: February 06, 2017, 02:58:19 AM »
So, ultimately, LeBatard made it an hour and forty-five minutes into a three-hour national sports show without talking about the Super Bowl, and Cian Fahey is up next.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2017, 01:20:28 PM »
Charissa Thompson is headed back to ESPN and may takeover Berman's spot on Countdown



Well, Thompson is denying it but it's been reported by a few outlets, including Sporting News

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #91 on: February 23, 2017, 11:34:23 AM »
LZ Granderson on SportsNation and Keyshawn Johnson and Mychal Thompson on ESPN Radio accuse Dan LeBatard of racist overtones and stereotypes of his thoughts that Magic went to the front of the line because of his fame and charm.

Listened to the podcast yesterday before this, I think a lot of this is people at ESPN love Magic and would not look into possible critiques of the hire.




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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #92 on: February 23, 2017, 11:39:31 AM »
I did think that the stereotypes LeBatard used were ignorant at best.


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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #93 on: February 23, 2017, 01:42:10 PM »
I did think that the stereotypes LeBatard used were ignorant at best.

What did you think were ignorant about them? I'm asking more because I did not see them as such, but I won't be so close minded to say "You're Wrong!!!!"

Highlighting Magic's failures to make a point may not be fair, but I also think all of his successful business ventures are somewhat apples to oranges as a comparison point. I doubt Magic will add much more revenue to the Lakers bottom line and I think it is fair to wonder how much a Magic-Pelinka pairing will be much better for the future than Jim Buss-Kupchak in regards to personnel.



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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #94 on: February 23, 2017, 02:09:59 PM »
Keyshawn Johnson is profoundly horrible, and why 710 gave him a show I will not even bother trying to figure out. At least Sedano gave a decent counterpoint to what Le Batard said.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2017, 01:36:17 AM »
not sure if true, but I read recently that they slashed like 100M in payroll by cutting on-air personalities.

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Re: ESPN Sucks 3rd Version
« Reply #97 on: March 23, 2017, 02:40:55 AM »
I can't decide whether watching the crew of The Dan LeBatard Show watching First Take in real time, and giving play-by-play is the greatest or the worst thing in the history of television.

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