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  • Traina Thoughts: The Bad Ratings News Hasn't Gotten Any Better For ESPN's "Get Up"

    04/20/2018 12:29:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jimmy Trania
    1. ESPN's new morning show, "Get Up," closed out its third week on the air today. Three weeks is still not a enough time to fully judge a show, but when it comes the ratings, the news is going from bad to worse for Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. The debut episode drew 283,000 viewers. This Tuesday's episode drew 233,000 viewers while Wednesday's show pulled in 243,000 viewers. The show is not picking up viewers, which would've been expected with the NBA playoffs going on. The other problem for the World Wide Leader is that the show has...
  • ESPN’s WokeCenter Collapsing Ratings Set Off Panic In Bristol

    04/06/2018 5:50:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 5, 2018 | Clay Travis
    On Monday ESPN debuted a new morning show, “Get Up,” or as we prefer to call it on Outkick, WokeCenter AM. The show’s ratings were, to be put it mildly, a complete and total disaster. Only 283,000 people tuned in to watch the show’s debut, much less than the average viewership last April of 327,000 for SportsCenter AM. On Tuesday ratings fell again, dropping to 243,000 viewers, and the overnight ratings for Wednesday suggest viewership will fall once more, to around 200,000 viewers. (Peppa Pig did over 750,000 viewers on Monday going head to head with WokeCenter AM. But, to...
  • Entertainment Jemele Hill Reacts To Being Voted ‘Most Annoying Person In Sports Media’

    04/04/2018 6:46:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NESN ^ | April 2, 2018 | Staff
    The 2018 NCAA Tournament wasn’t the only field to take center stage during the month of March and a champion was crowned Monday. The Spun once again hosted its now annual “Most Annoying Person In Sports Media” tournament, and defending champion Stephen A. Smith made it back to the championship round (shocker), but he was unseated by his ESPN colleague Jemele Hill in the title round. Hill sarcastically responded to the announcement Monday via Twitter.
  • ESPN’s AM WokeCenter Debuts To Worst Ratings Ever

    04/04/2018 6:05:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 3, 2018 | Clay Travis
    Yesterday ESPN debuted a brand new insanely expensive new WokeCenter AM show starring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. That trio of talent will be making just shy of $15 million a year and ESPN also poured tens of millions of dollars into their brand new studio as well. As if that weren’t enough ESPN also spent millions and millions of dollars promoting the new show and rolled out their entire marketing platform to ensure viewers were aware the show was launching. And, well, the show’s officially already ratings disaster.
  • Peyton Manning will say no to ESPN, Fox still possible

    03/09/2018 4:52:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/9/2018 | Andrew Marchand
    Peyton Manning may be ready for some football, but not on Monday Night. Manning has decided that if he becomes an NFL TV analyst, it will be on Fox’s new Thursday night package and not on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” sources told The Post. He is still undecided if he will work for Fox or not. Both ESPN and Fox have wanted Manning to try to replicate the sizzle CBS had with Tony Romo last fall. So what was a two-network pursuit for Manning is now down to one. Fox continues a concerted effort to turn “Thursday Night Football” into...
  • Michael Smith to Leave 6 PM SportsCenter

    03/09/2018 5:29:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 8, 2018 | Richard Deitsch
    Sports Illustrated has learned that Michael Smith’s last day as an ESPN SportsCenter host will be Friday. Smith leaving the 6 p.m. SC6 edition of SportsCenter follows his former SportsCenter co-anchor Jemele Hill ’s decision to depart the franchise to join the staff of The Undefeated, the ESPN microsite that fuses sports, race and culture, as well as other additional assignments. Both Hill and Smith have multiple years left on their ESPN contracts so look for Smith to craft a new role at ESPN over the next couple of months.
  • Texans not interested in signing players who kneel: agents

    03/05/2018 7:36:53 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/5/2018 | Justin Terranova
    The Texans are becoming the face of the anti-kneeling portion of the NFL. The Houston Chronicle spoke to two agents who said the team would not consider signing players who were seen kneeling during the national anthem. The report states that it’s not a directive from within the organization, but there is an understanding of which players Houston should pursue in free agency. It’s not Texans owner Bob McNair’s first foray into this controversy. McNair, according to ESPN, said in a league meeting last season that the league was letting “inmates running the prison.” Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins skipped...
  • Ex-ESPN host files explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

    03/05/2018 5:54:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Greg Joyce and Mark W. Sanchez
    Adrienne Lawrence dropped the hammer on ESPN on Sunday, filing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Worldwide Leader for incidents dating back to 2015. The former ESPN anchor and legal analyst is accusing the company of not addressing her complaints, specifically against “SportsCenter” host John Buccigross, but many are accused of varying degrees of harassment in the suit. Lawrence’s allegations first became public in a December Boston Globe story, in which she claimed Buccigross called her “dollface,” “#dreamgirl,” and “#longlegs” in text messages sent in 2016 along with unsolicited shirtless photos.
  • NFL to seek millions from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as reimbursement for legal fees

    02/26/2018 5:12:22 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 26, 2018
    The NFL is demanding reimbursement in excess of $2 million from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for court costs related to star running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and Jones' threatened litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, sources tell ESPN's Dan Graziano. The owners are citing a rule that has been on the books for more than two decades, that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees. An earlier report by The New York Times characterized the reimbursement as a fine to be levied on Jones by Goodell. The...
  • Michael Smith goes off on ESPN after Jemele Hill leaves 'SportsCenter'

    02/10/2018 3:18:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 10, 2018 | Chris Cwik
    Michael Smith is still a “SportsCenter” host … for now. The ESPN personality may not last much longer in that role after he blasted the company for its mishandling of the program. Specifically, Smith is upset about ESPN trying to alter how he and former co-anchor Jemele Hill believed their version of “SportsCenter” should run.
  • ESPN’s Jemele Hill: Leaving SportsCenter was “100% My Choice”

    02/04/2018 6:13:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of course! Who wouldn't want to leave ESPN's flagship show, viewed weekly by millions, and move to an obscure website read by . . . dozens? In October, Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN for, among other things, calling President Trump a "white supremacist." ESPN more recently announced that Hill would be moving from her role as SportsCenter host to writing for a website called The Undefeated. On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, Hill claimed that her move from SportsCenter to The Undefeated was "100% my choice." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Sage Steele on Jemele Hill: ‘She put that onto herself'

    01/31/2018 3:25:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ari Gilberg
    There appears to be no love lost between these two ESPN personalities. Both Sage Steele and Jemele Hill posted controversial political statements to Twitter. Both immediately came under fire. And both ended up alienating half of their fan base.
  • Is Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” also racist? [ESPN’s Max Kellerman says yes]

    01/30/2018 4:31:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 30, 2018 05:19 PM | Frances Mulraney
    Speaking on the decision of the Cleveland Indians to no longer make use of the mascot Chief Wahoo as their uniform logo from 2019 onwards, co-host of ESPN’s “First Take” Max Kellerman argued on Tuesday that the University of Notre Dame should also be among those sports teams that take note of the offense caused by their mascot and make move to change it. […] As well as wholeheartedly standing behind the decision of the Cleveland Indians, Kellerman next went one step further, drawing in the Notre Dame name as an example of another sports franchise that should show the...
  • ESPN Host: Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish Mascot Is Offensive, Needs to Change

    01/30/2018 12:01:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 30, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    During a debate Tuesday over the Cleveland Indian's recent decision to drop their "Chief Wahoo" logo, ESPN "First Take" host Max Kellerman argued the Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot is offensive as well. Kellerman said he is personally thanked every time he visits a reservation for his public opposition to Native-American mascots in sports.
  • ESPN’s Wilbon Describes the XFL as a ‘Whitewashed, Idealistic Brand’ of Football

    01/27/2018 5:47:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2018 | Trent Baker
    Thursday on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” co-host Michael Wilbon weighed in on the XFL’s comeback in 2020, calling Vince McMahon’s upcoming league a “whitewashed, idealistic brand” of football because it will require players to stand for the National Anthem and will not allow athletes with criminal records to play.
  • Social Justice Warrior Jemelle Hill Steps Down...

    01/26/2018 3:25:13 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 26 Jan 2018 | Ace of Spades
    She'll apparently still work at the fading network -- she's only one year in a "lucrative" four year contract -- but at a vertical called The Undefeated, which is all about the intersection of, get very much this, race, politics, and sports. It is the common practice of Social Justice Warriors to infiltrate organizations and hobbies in which they have little to no interest -- videogames, comic books, sports, science-fiction awards organizations, all academic fields, etc. -- for the sole purpose of seizing "key nodes and critical infrastructure," as Diversity and Comics notes (echoing US military doctrine), in order to...
  • Jemele Hill Exits ESPN's 'SportsCenter'

    01/26/2018 8:08:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 26, 2018 | Marisa Guthrie
    Jemele Hill is exiting the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes in the wake of Hill's controversial tweets about President Trump and the National Anthem protests sweeping the NFL.
  • CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyed By Disney For Top ESPN Job

    01/19/2018 5:56:25 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: A month after John Skipper’s abrupt resignation as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, a surprising name has entered the field of potential successors: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Reps at Disney could not be reached for comment, but multiple sources close to Zucker confirmed to Deadline that he has had conversations for the top job at the sports giant. Following Skipper’s shocking December 18 announcement that he was resigning to deal with a substance abuse problem, George Bodenheimer — ESPN’s president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014 — took over as...
  • Epic College Football Playoff National Championship Delivers Massive 16.7 Overnight [tr]

    01/09/2018 9:21:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 126 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 9, 2018 | Derek Volner
    ESPN’s presentation of the epic College Football Playoff National Championship between Georgia and Alabama (Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.) delivered a massive 16.7 overnight on its Nielsen-rated networks (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU) as part of its MegaCast production, up 9% from last season’s thrilling College Football Playoff National Championship on the same three Nielsen-rated networks. The ESPN-only presentation delivered a monster 16.0 overnight for the Crimson Tide’s overtime victory, up 8% from the ESPN-only presentation last season, a game which featured a dramatic, last minute touchdown to win the game.
  • Trump’s Visit To College Football Championship Highlights Fan Versus Media Dichotomy

    01/08/2018 12:34:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/8/18 | Britt McHenry
    Football and Donald Trump: that’s what Alabama does.Okay. That’s a slight deviation from the actual “Wedding Crashers” quote, but it’s accurate, nonetheless. In 2016, Trump won Alabama by almost 63 percent. It was the largest margin of victory in a presidential election since 1972.Alabama isn’t Trump’s only stronghold in the South. He scored presidential touchdowns in all 11 states of the Southeastern Conference. That means many of those Bulldog fans chanting “Glory, Glory to old Georgia” undoubtedly will also pay some of that homage to Trump. Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban may be looking to win his fifth national title...