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Report: ESPN Hires Nate Silver to Contribute to 'Olbermann'
Breitbart Sports ^ | July 19, 2013 | Breitbart Sports

Posted on 07/20/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT by Bratch

ESPN will reportedly announce next week that it has hired Nate Silver to contribute to Keith Olbermann's new late-night talk show.

The numbers-crunching baseball geek gained national fame when he correctly projected the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The New York Times, which reported the news on Friday, hired Silver, who brought his FiveThirtyEight franchise with him, in 2009.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chat; espn; liberaltv; olbermann; olberwomann; sports; unskewedsports

1 posted on 07/20/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Gee.....Nate and Olbermann...ain’t that like sh!t on a biscuit.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 8:50:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bratch

I thought he burned his bridges @ ESPN. Must be working cheap.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Gaffer

2 libs joining the lib sports network whose breaking news is Jason Collins coming out as a poofter. This is like taking a dump in a toilet which hasn’t been flushed yet.


4 posted on 07/20/2013 8:57:27 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Gaffer

Betcha the 37 viewers will be thoroughly entertained.


5 posted on 07/20/2013 8:59:09 AM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: Gaffer
I'm not sure if this is a good idea.

Both are outspoken leftists, so no political contrast.

Both are narcissistic egotists, so no personality contrast.

Both are obsessive statisticians (Olbermann is probably THE authority on the statistics of walks), so no methodological contrast.

Both have baseball as their most loved sport, so no contrast in sports interests.

This could either be a boring show where they agree on everything except the smallest minutiae, or it could be a boring show where all they do is bicker over the smallest minutiae.

6 posted on 07/20/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Forgotten Amendments

The ESPN mother ship is being challenged by NBCSports, FoxSports and even the Audience Network on Direc-TV. They needed something controversial to even be noticed on ESPN 2.


7 posted on 07/20/2013 9:02:30 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: wideawake

It really doesn’t matter. Don’t mean a thing, really. Who in the hell would watch it? I mean, really!


8 posted on 07/20/2013 9:02:43 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: wideawake

Actually, this is in all likelihood, some kind of favor payback for Oberdipshit.


9 posted on 07/20/2013 9:05:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bratch
ESPN Hires ...
Like HBO, I stopped watching ESPN many, many moons ago.
10 posted on 07/20/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Bratch

dang I wish I’d known, I just made a contribution to Olbermann over in the porcelain room...


11 posted on 07/20/2013 9:36:41 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: oh8eleven

Wasn’t Rush supposed to be too controversial for sports television?


12 posted on 07/20/2013 9:47:19 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: oh8eleven

Wasn’t Rush supposed to be too controversial for sports television?


13 posted on 07/20/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Bratch
Does anyone actually watch Odorman? They could bring on Satan himself and it wouldn't make any difference, because no one cares.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

14 posted on 07/20/2013 9:51:10 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Bratch

I thought they said no politics.... another leftist lie


15 posted on 07/20/2013 9:53:19 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Bratch

I thought they said no politics.... another leftist lie


16 posted on 07/20/2013 9:53:26 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Bratch

I remember when they launched ESPN2. It was like Olbermann 24/7, always wearing that hideous faux letterman’s jacket. Ugh.


17 posted on 07/20/2013 9:56:31 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Bratch

Oh great! Glad I cut the cord and now subscribe to hockeystreams.com, ballstreams.com, and lean on my trusty HD antenna for my NFL games, so I don’t have to rely on ESPN’s crappy network! :)


18 posted on 07/20/2013 10:24:59 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: fhayek
Wasn’t Rush supposed to be too controversial for sports television?
Yeah and in fact, I stopped listening to Rush a few years ago too. Ever since Øbama took office that's all he's talked about.
I'd listened since 1991, back when he used to be very "cutting edge" and very entertaining.
Now all he does is talk Øbama, tea and golf. The time for talk is over. Get out from behind the EIB microphone and do something.
19 posted on 07/20/2013 11:10:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

what would you expect a radio talk show host to do exactly?


20 posted on 07/20/2013 11:14:25 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
For starters, maybe he could run for office.
How about another Dan's Bake Sale? Or, attending some tea party meetings, or maybe another TV show.
Just getting out into the public eye would/could have a huge influence.
21 posted on 07/20/2013 12:18:33 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

messengers dont become generals


22 posted on 07/20/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Liberty Valance

I would love to see ESPN take it in the shorts. NBC sports network just took English league Premier soccer from ESPN and Fox soccer channel. I would love to see ESPN go belly up. I am sick of their Beyond the Lines shows that are homo loving, backing, pushing homo agenda. If it were not for college football I would not watch the pukes. And I am rapidly not watching much of that any more, so ESPN can go to hell for all I care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 07/20/2013 12:27:56 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: Bratch

ESPN is becoming MSNBC redux. The politically correct slant that the major leagues (in all sports) are taking does nothing to promote sports, and is a thinly veiled attempt at promoting a liberal agenda. Being that ABC / Disney owns ESPN, it is not surprising - they feel the need to use every knife in the drawer to promote the socialist / democrap agenda.


24 posted on 07/20/2013 1:38:13 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: oh8eleven
Rush Limbaugh has done more for conservatism than any poster on any conservative message board ever will. He has survived two+ decades of attacks and his own mistakes (the 2003 prescription drug brouhaha) and fostered conservative radio talk shows across the nation that did not exist before Limbaugh's success. In short, Rush is a pioneer.

As a conservative radio commentator, Limbaugh encourages conservatives and counters the media lies and Democrat's attempted manipulation of voters perceptions. Limbaugh has been asked to run for office many, many times but he always responds that he can do far more good for conservatives as a popular radio host, heard 15 hours a week with over 15 million listeners, than as a single elected official who would be ignored by the leftmedia - and he's right.

25 posted on 07/20/2013 1:51:36 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott
he always responds that he can do far more good for conservatives as a popular radio host
Yeah, says Rush (from the 1st tee). All he does now is preach to the choir.
If he's so effective talking, how come Liberals have made steady gains for ALL their pet projects including health care, immigration, gay marriage, welfare, etc?
Plus, during Rush's "reign," there have been (or will be) 16 years of Libs in the WH, (Clinton/Øbama) and only 8 years of a Conservative.
26 posted on 07/20/2013 3:58:44 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RobertClark

Most sports “journalists” are more PC than MSNBC. And they all hate baseball. Steroids are the greatest scandal since Nixon! NFL dementia doesn’t matter. Let’s talk about Jackie Robinson again ,,,

Olberman really knows baseball and has a sense of humor. So, he’s not all bad. We all know he’ll go berserk, but I’m going to give him a chance.


27 posted on 07/20/2013 4:58:16 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: oh8eleven
If Rush Limbaugh is as ineffectual as you infer, I find it interesting that the left goes into a tizzy every time he attacks some liberal icon, as in the Sandra Fluke birth control contretemps last year. You may want Limbaugh to do what you think he should be doing but he is exactly where he should be, and Rush knows it. As I previously stated, what you term 'preaching to the choir' is really encouraging and educating conservatives and those who grow skeptical of the left and are seeking alternative voices outside of the always-liberal 'mainstream media'.

Attempting to diminish Rush Limbaugh by using the election of Democrats as evidence of his alleged ineffectiveness is specious and the kind of game liberals play when they routinely claim Rush Limbaugh is irrelevant. The left has the media - electronic and print - firmly in it's back pocket, as it were. Limbaugh is one voice with an audience that totals about 12% of the electorate. He can hardly be expected to sway every presidential election or control congressional legislation. His 22 years on network radio, his good ratings and his huge income all testify to his influence. Of course, for those who really believe Rush Limbaugh is ineffectual and irrelevant, they don't have to listen. I'm sure Rush will do fine without them.

28 posted on 07/21/2013 12:32:56 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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