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    ESPN continues to be clueless, 2017-2018 edition

    Piggybacking off the massive layoffs a couple weeks ago which included actual sports reporters instead of overpaid gasbag "personalities", ESPN continues to fuck up.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/insid...140002621.html

    TL;DR they are 5 years too late jumping on the mobile/digital train and want to focus more on "personalities" rather than sports X's and O's. Also lulzy worthy quote of "yeah ratings are down overall, but our minority and women ratings are up!"

    And then there was this, which was tweeted out by ESPN PR's verified account today:


    Fuck these incompetent fuckers.

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    Real talk, Sportsnet gets a lot of (mostly deserved) hate in the hackey thread and elsewhere because it's owned by Rogers, but their streaming service, Sportsnet Now, puts every other sports broadcaster in North America to shame and I was stunned to see that ESPN doesn't have a similar service.

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    Sad to see ESPN2 is gonna turn even more into ESPN (Repeat)

    I like some of the personalities on ESPN, but yeah. Their juices to keep Stephen A Smith, yet let go some of the folks they let go was disheartening.

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    Uhhhhhhh Mike Greenberg show???? Is Golic going?

    I'm okay with bomani and Pablo, want less first take and more lebatards dad.

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    Okay just googled stuff. I always listen to Mike and Mike in the car now I'll only get Golic since he'll be on radio the fuck.

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    What's happening to the Dan Le Batard show? I only ever listen to it on the radio but I always assumed it was on TV at the same time too and have seen it sometimes when on lunch on TV. That show is easily my favorite show they have on air

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    They are so far behind the curve. It's embarrassing.

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    My best friend works for ESPN, and it's funny how they laid off a bunch of "normal" employees last year and nobody noticed, but they get rid of some old lame voices, and everyone goes apeshit.

    Even more funny was when conservative radio and news tried to spin it into a political thing because they are "too Liberal" and "pro gay"

    Yeah, they are finally starting to get ready for the cutting the cord era.

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    Mike and Mike talked about the end of their show this morning. Greenberg was a bit more mum about it but Golic was pretty open about how he wasn't happy but he was gonna try to make the best of it.

    Since they laid off Danny Kannell, they've been rotating people in with Russilo to see if anyone is a good fit. Holy shit, is Adnan Verk the most pretentious asshole on radio and Sarah Spain as usual is all "YEAH BUT AS A WOMAN..." on every single topic.

    SVP's Sportscenter remains the only watchable show for me.

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    Sooooooooooo ESPN2 is basically ESPN on a variable 2-3 hour tape delay?

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    Yes.

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    Highly Questionable and ATH are still the best, even if they focus on NBA nonstop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cail View Post
    Highly Questionable and ATH are still the best, even if they focus on NBA nonstop
    This.

    I could watch Dans dad all day, and if ATH didn't have Sarah, or one or two other people it would be above HQ.

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    On the same day ESPN fires John Clayton they announce they've signed a multi-year deal with Lee Corso and Desmond Howard

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    desmond howard is terrible so i guess it makes sense

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    Fox Sports Cuts Web Writing Staff to Invest More in Online Video


    The owner of Fox News and the Fox broadcast network has decided that paying writers to cover sporting events, pen columns or grade teams’ NBA draft moves is best left to ESPN and other news-focused sports sites. Fox is opting to divert those resources into producing online video that complements on-air shows, can be packaged into advertising sales across the web and TV, and has the potential to go viral on social media.

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    Mark Schlereth has left ESPN and joined FS1 effective immediately. I'm only including this in this thread because the fact that ESPN didn't have a no compete clause for one of it's on-air talents is a pretty big fail.

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    I liked him too!

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    Still waiting for the announcement that Katie Nolan is coming to ESPN.. apparently a tweet from her last week is resparking that topic.

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