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  • Curt Schilling: ESPN biased against political conservatives

    04/28/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    hotair.com ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling hurled some high, hard ones at his former employer appearing on Breitbart News Patriot Forum on Sirius XM. Schilling described the climate behind the scenes at the sports network for anyone who may be right of center, politically: We had the green room in ESPN. One of the things I got early on, people would walk up to me--I had people come up to me whispering, Hey, Im with ya. Im a Republican, too. It was like a deadly serious thing, like, we didnt talk like religion on the...
  • Curt Schilling says ESPN has some of the biggest racists in sports commentating

    04/28/2016 8:45:18 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 28 April 2016 | Amara Grautski
    "Some of the most racist things Ive ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN," Schilling said, according to Newsday. "Theyre some of the biggest racists in sports commentating. You listen to Stephen A. Smith, and Stephen A. Smith was the guy who said that Robert Griffin didnt play quarterback for [Washington] because hes black," Schilling said after the show. "No, Robert Griffin didnt play quarterback for [Washington] because he [Stunk]."
  • Curt Schilling says ESPN is biased against political conservatives

    04/27/2016 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/27/16 | Mark Townshend
    One week after being fired from ESPN after commenting on and promoting a controversial anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page, Curt Schilling is firing back at his former employers. In a one-hour guest appearance on SiriusXM Satellite Radios Breitbart News Patriot Forum, the former pitcher-turned-analyst flatly accused the sports network of being biased against political conservatives and having inconsistent standards when it comes to reprimanding on-air talent. According to Newsday, Schilling's commentary was recorded on Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to air at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Here's just a sampling of what he had to say. It was apparent...
  • Curt Schilling: Some of the Biggest Racists in Sports Commentating Work at ESPN

    04/27/2016 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling was the special guest at a Breitbart News Patriot Forum listener event for SiriusXM in New York City on Wednesday.
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Cruz Campaign Manager Held Up "Cruz 2016" Sign During Live ESPN Broadcast

    04/25/2016 9:05:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Trent Baker
    A man was seen on the ESPN broadcast of the Boston Red Sox at the Houston Astros game Sunday holding up a Cruz 2016 sign.
  • Drone racing competitions to air for first time on ESPN3

    04/24/2016 5:50:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Samantha Masunaga
    The fledgling sport of drone racing is about to fly onto more screens. The International Drone Racing Assn. has signed a multiyear international distribution deal with sports media giant ESPN, marking the first time the sport will be on major network television. In drone racing, competitors maneuver small flying drones around a course and wear goggles that show the drone's perspective of the track. At home, viewers will see a version of that perspective. The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships, held in New York City in August, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships, set for Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, in...
  • ESPN Has a Right to Fire Curt Schilling. What Rights Do People of Faith Have?

    04/22/2016 11:01:39 AM PDT · by detective · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    ESPN has fired Curt Schilling. The company said that his speech went against company values because ESPN is an inclusive company. Whats at stake here?
  • Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

    04/21/2016 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wcbm.com
    BOSTON Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
  • ESPN fires Curt Schilling after anti-transgender comments

    04/21/2016 7:09:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/20/16 | Ryan Lazo
    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park in 2012. By Ryan Lazo Apparently ESPN decided it was about time Curt Schilling was on the other side of a Strike Three call. The network fired their controversial baseball analyst for providing offensive commentary on social media following his comments and blog post on the topic of transgender people. ESPN is an inclusive company, Walt Disney Co. DISN, +0.00% -owned ESPN said in a statement. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated. ESPNs...
  • Bathroom bullies cost Curt Schilling his job at ESPN [Who Else Will Be Forced to Conform?]

    04/21/2016 8:53:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    We are in the midst of a top-down sexual revolution, being forced on the public by the massed power of media, corporations, and governments in thrall to the small but powerful sexual minority intent on redefining sexuality.  Those who dare to oppose them, especially with mockery, can see their livelihoods destroyed.  They cannot handle mockery, because their latest cause is absurd and based on lies. Curt Schilling, a hero to Red Sox Nation and a highly regarded baseball analyst for CNN, dared to protest and mock the forcible intrusion of males on women’s restrooms.  As The New York Times...
  • Curt Schilling, ESPN Analyst, Is Fired Over Offensive Social Media Post <bathroom dust up>

    04/21/2016 4:47:04 AM PDT · by mykroar · 57 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media. Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on "Monday Night Baseball," was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders. The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women's...
  • ESPN Social Justice Warriors Fire Baseball Legend Curt Schilling for Transgender Comments

    04/21/2016 4:26:50 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2016
    Curt Schilling was sacked from his job as a baseball analyst by American sports broadcaster ESPN on Wednesday, following a sarcastic online post that was seen as attacking transgender people. The former Major League Baseball pitcher on Tuesday reposted a photo on Facebook showing a large man wearing a wig and womens clothing.
  • ESPN fires analyst and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

    04/20/2016 8:14:34 PM PDT · by Robwin · 58 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 04/20/2016 | Associated Press
    BRISTOL, Conn. ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people. In a statement released Wednesday, ESPN said "Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated." This week, Schilling reposted an image of an overweight man wearing a long blond wig and revealing women's clothing. It included the phrase: "Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!" Schilling added...
  • ESPN Fires Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Comments

    04/20/2016 5:15:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 101 replies
    Variety ^ | April 20, 2016 | Alyssa Sage
    A man is a man no matter what they call themselves, read Schillings comment, which he apparently posted in response to a photo about a recent North Carolina law that restricts transgender peoples access to bathrooms and locker rooms. I dont care what they are, who they sleep with, mens room was designed for the penis, womens not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic. ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday, saying ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated...
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: I Hate Guns, Its Madness Were Hanging Onto(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, hes not. That would be helpful. Instead, hes calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • An ESPN host wore a t-shirt on air mocking the Cleveland Indians' controversial logo

    04/08/2016 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2016 | Cork Gaines
    ESPN host Bomani Jones wore a "Caucasians" t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians' "Chief Wahoo" logo during the "Mike & Mike" show on Thursday. The shirt includes the word "Caucasians" in the Indians' font, with a character based on "Chief Wahoo" that has white skin (instead of red), a basic nose (instead of a large, hooked nose), blonde hair (instead of dark hair parted, and held down by a head band), and a dollar sign (instead of a feather). Here are the two logos side-by-side:
  • ESPNs SportsCenter Deletes Tweet Praising Fidel Castros Love of Sports

    03/21/2016 2:11:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    mediaite ^ | March 20th, 2016 | by Alex Griswold
    The Twitter account for ESPN’s SportsCenter sent out a tweet Sunday about Fidel Castro’s love of sports that was criticized for painting the Cuban dictator in a positive light. “Savior and scourge, Fidel Castro was many things to many people,” the now-deleted tweet read. “One thing all can agree on: He loved his sports.” Shockingly, a lot of people on Twitter didn’t appreciate SportCenter‘s humanization of a brutal despot.Logan Dobson ‎@LoganDobson So did many of the dissidents he had murdered, Bonda ‎@BenOndaTop @SportsCenter "Harsh Communist Dictator...But, he loved his sports! What a guy! Give him an ESPY for courage!" -...
  • Fantastic Lies - ESPN Films 30 for 30

    03/14/2016 9:03:49 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 33 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/13/16 | ESPN.com
    On March 13th, 2006, the Duke University lacrosse team had a party. What happened there became a nightmare that changed lives, ruined careers, tarnished a school's reputation and even jeopardized the future of the sport at Duke.
  • ESPN Removes Mike Ditka From 'Sunday NFL Countdown' because he supports Trump

    03/09/2016 6:49:08 PM PST · by vekzen · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/9/2016 | Cathy Burke
    Sports network ESPN is yanking NFL legend Mike Ditka from its marquee football show "Sunday NFL Countdown," giving him an "unspecified emeritus-type NFL role at the network," sports website The Big Lead reports. Matt Hasselbeck and Charles Woodson will take over for the exiting Ditka and former first overall pick Keyshawn Johnson. Ditka has given several interviews in support of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, the last one over the weekend, when he called President Barack Obama "the worst president we've ever had" and said he'd vote for Trump.
  • ESPN Removes Mike Ditka From Sunday NFL Countdown Days After Pro-Trump Interview

    03/09/2016 7:56:45 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | Christian Datoc
    In January, a Deadspin report uncovered a leaked ESPN memo, urging on-air talent to avoid making political statements. The memo which ESPN claims was circulated in early January requires employees to refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or drive-by comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns (including but not limited to on platforms such as Twitter or other social media). (RELATED: ESPN Shuts Down Curt Schilling For Conservative Views)
  • ESPN Demotes Ditka after Hall of Famer Calls Obama Worst President Weve Ever Had

    03/09/2016 5:20:54 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/09/16 | Breitbart Sports
    Less than a week after calling President Barack Obama “the worst president we’ve ever had,” Mike Ditka lost his job on ESPN’s marquee Sunday football program. The Big Lead reports that the cable network hired Matt Hasselbeck to replace Ditka on Sunday NFL Countdown. Hasselbeck performed well in relief for an injured Andrew Luck this past season. He threw nine touchdowns to five picks and went 5-3 as a starter. But at 40, and with brother Tim enjoying a successful run as an analyst at ESPN, the 18-year NFL veteran opted to call it a career and start a...
  • Whos On Track For The Nomination?

    03/08/2016 11:30:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    FiveThirtyEight.com / ESPN ^ | 07 Mar 2016 ongoing | Aaron Bycoffe and David Wasserman
    Tracking a candidates progress requires more than straight delegate counts. Weve estimated how many delegates each candidate would need in each primary contest to win the nomination. See whos on track and whos falling behind.
  • Curt Schilling critical of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    03/02/2016 6:12:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/2/16 | Andrew Mahoney
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be the front-runners to win the nomination for their respective parties in the 2016 presidential race, but ESPN Major League Baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not impressed. The former Red Sox pitcher made a lengthy appearance on Kansas Citys 610 sports radio Tuesday afternoon, and after talking baseball for the first 20 minutes, the conversation shifted to politics, and Schilling did not hold back. He took particular exception to Clintons use of a private computer server to send classified information. If shes allowed to get to the general election before shes in prison, Ill...
  • ESPN says it is addressing Curt Schillings Hillary Clinton comments

    03/02/2016 4:38:29 PM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 2, 2016
    ESPN says it is looking into comments made by baseball analyst Curt Schilling about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. During an interview on a Kansas City radio station Tuesday, Schilling said Clinton should buried under a jail somewhere, in reference to Clinton's email scandal.
  • ESPN's Stephen A. Smith to Young Black Kids: Racism 'Doesn't Exist' for You

    03/01/2016 10:26:25 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2016 | Trent Baker
    MOBILE, AL On Monday, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith spoke at the University of South Alabama about The Legacy, History and Impact of the African-American Athlete in honor of Black History Month. Smith addressed the younger black generation in the crowd of a mixture of children, college students and adults, and told them that racism exists, but just not for them. He reasoned that black people today are not facing what black people endured in the past, when they were lynched or denied rights, so younger black folks today are not allowed to use racism as an excuse.
  • Watch: ESPN Promotes ‘Black Lives Matter’ to Honor African-Americans Taking Stands

    02/19/2016 9:05:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2016 | Trent Baker
    In honor of “Black History Month,” ESPN aired a segment called “Rise Up” on ESPN2 Thursday. The segment on the sports network was a song and voice over, both by singer Andra Day and was written by ESPN’s Scoop Jackson.
  • ESPN Crank: Peyton Manning Nothing More than a “Hallowed White Icon” (VIDEO)

    02/16/2016 1:23:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 16, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    There was a time when it was understood that sports was off limits for politics. Not any more. ESPN frequently includes guests and hosts who promote filthy racist memes or far left talking points. On Monday far left Boston Globe(?) reporter Bob Ryan was asked to discuss the story regarding Peyton Manning’s alleged sexual “assault” (he reportedly flashed a woman) twenty years ago.
  • Jackie Robinson West parents are suing ESPN and Stephen A. Smith

    02/12/2016 5:37:04 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 2-11-2016 | Chris Cwik
    Parents from Jackie Robinson West have filed a lawsuit against ESPN and on-air personality Stephen A. Smith, according to The Big Lead. Smith is being sued for defamation, after making comments suggesting Jackie Robinson West's former coach Darold Butler fabricated documents and knew certain members on the team were ineligible as the team made its run to the Little League World Series. ... Shortly after their season ended, allegations arose that the club had cheated. One of the coaches from a team that Jackie Robinson West defeated accused the club of bringing in ringers from outside the proper districts. The...
  • It's time for the National League to adopt the DH

    01/24/2016 12:03:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 75 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2016 | Jim Bowden
    The change: Implement the designated hitter rule in the National League. How it would work: The DH rule would be in effect for all professional games in every league at all levels -- with no exceptions. I spent most of my front-office career in the National League, and have always preferred the game played without the DH rule. I like the late-inning strategies, the double-switches and deciding whether to take out your best pitcher when you're tied or down a run. I also like the fact that the bench and bullpens are more important in game strategy without a DH....
  • ESPN Memo Tells Reporters to Lay Off the Politics

    01/21/2016 10:46:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/16 | Alex Griswold
    As the 2016 election looms, ESPN sent employees a memo telling them to avoid making any political or partisan comments. "At ESPN, our reputation and journalistic credibility are of paramount importance - and that extends to our coverage of the Presidential Election, candidates, issues and the intersection of sports and society," the memo reads, which was also posted to ESPN's website two weeks ago. "Our audiences should be confident that political pressures or personal interests do not influence our news decisions."
  • Disney is losing ESPN subscribers by the millions [Feel Good Story of the Day!]

    11/26/2015 8:14:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/26/15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    .... Walt Disney Co. has revealed that it lost three million subscribers to its sports network ESPN within one year..... ....Based on that, the loss of 3 million subscribers in one year would be taking around $216 million away from Disney's coffers.....
  • Disney's Cable Channels See Steep Subscriber Losses

    11/26/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by Nickname · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/25/2015 | Paul Bond
    It was in August that Disney CEO Bob Iger warned that ESPN suffered "some subscriber losses," but a regulatory filing late Wednesday indicates a fairly hefty number: 7 million subscribers in two years. Disney disclosed that its most profitable TV asset has 92 million subscribers, down from 95 million a year ago and down from 99 million the year before that.
  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over documentary

    11/22/2015 3:09:31 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jameis Winston + 2
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has notified CNN that he is prepared to sue if the cable network airs a documentary about college campus rape on Sunday as scheduled, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. "The Hunting Ground" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary, in part, highlights the rape investigation against Winston while he was at Florida State and features the first public interview from Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman.
  • Was The Poop Swastika Incident At Mizzou A Giant Hoax? (NO evidence of Poopstika)

    11/10/2015 1:53:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Something stinks at the University of Missouri. A reported incident of vandalism at Mizzou sparked university-wide protests, a boycott by the school’s 4-5 football team, and eventually the resignation of the university’s president and chancellor. There’s only one problem: no evidence of the alleged incident, in which a poop swastika on the wall of a dormitory restroom was reported, has ever been made publicly available. Did this incident occur as reported, or was it an immaculate defecation that formed the foundation of an unimaginable deception?
  • Can We Start Taking Political Correctness Seriously Now?[Mizzou]

    11/10/2015 1:12:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    nymag.com ^ | November 10, 2015 9:01 a.m. | By Jonathan Chait
    The student protest at the University of Missouri began as a response to a serious problem — outbursts of vile racism on campus — and quickly devolved into an expression of a renewed left-wing hostility to freedom of expression. At the protest on Missouri’s campus yesterday, on a space that is expressly open to free expression, protesters barred journalists from covering the demonstrations. In one scene, protesters surrounded and harassed Tim Tai, a photographer with the student newspaper, chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, journalists have got to go.” The scene is captured on a video here, which rewards close watching...
  • Missouri Student VP: I'm Tired Of Hearing People Use First Amendment Rights

    11/10/2015 11:20:08 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 10, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to express her disdain at people using their First Amendment rights to create a "hostile" and "unsafe" learning environment. Smith-Lezama advocated for a safe space for "healing" rather than "experiencing a lot of hate." Video...
  • UNIV OF MISSOURI: Provost Appoints Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

    11/10/2015 11:19:58 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 30 replies
    University of Missouri ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Christian Basi
    COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— University of Missouri Provost Garnett Stokes announced today that Chuck Henson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Trial Practice in the MU School of Law, has been named as Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, effective immediately. “We’re pleased that Professor Henson has agreed to serve in this very important and crucial role at our university,” Stokes said. “We’re looking forward to working with him as we continue to make Mizzou an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone who teaches, works and studies here.”
  • Mizzou Communications Prof Calls for ‘Muscle’ Against Student Journalist

    11/10/2015 11:35:54 AM PST · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/9/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Following in the media-hostile tradition of Black Lives Matter, a student journalist named Tim Tai, who was working for ESPN, was accosted and intimidated by the crowd, who attempted to block him from doing his work. When he pointed out he had the right to be there, the mob continued to surround him and other journalists trying to report on the University of Missouri story.At the end of the video, a woman approaches student photojournalist Mark Schierbecker in a public space. Video shows her apparently trying to grab his camera and then calling for “muscle” to remove him.However, as a...
  • Cowboys release Joseph Randle (bout bloody time)

    11/03/2015 11:00:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Scott Davis
    According to several reports, including ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have released 23-year-old running back Joseph Randle. This is a fairly shocking development after Randle was demoted from starting running back last week, left the team's facilities unannounced, and was dealing with "personal matters." This also comes after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was concerned about Randle's mental well-being. Randle was expected to take over as the Cowboys starting running back this season in the wake of DeMarco Murray. Through five games, the results were unimpressive, and following a strained oblique and breakout performance from Darren McFadden, the Cowboys demoted...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 48 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • ESPN host compares Tea Party with ISIS

    10/28/2015 10:26:05 AM PDT · by AU72 · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The dumbest sports analyst in the business today (and that's saying a lot) compared the supporters of the Tea Party to members of the Islamic State. ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, a frequent golf partner of President Obama, was interviewing Huffington Post editor Howard Fineman when the liberal editor ventured that Rep. Paul Ryan would have difficulty working with Tea Party members in the House. He said that the tea party faction of the GOP rebels dictatorial leaders. Are they like ISIS trying to establish a Caliphate here? Kornheiser asked. Yes, yes. Thats a very good analogy, Fineman responded. Without the violence...
  • Millennials Cut the Cord on ESPN

    10/21/2015 1:51:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: ESPN is in trouble economically, financially. ESPN just announced that they're gonna have to cut a minimum of 350 jobs. And the reason why is subscribers are abandoning cable. Many people do not understand how all of this works, the cable bundle. I mean, you understand that you have to pay a minimum amount per month to get a bunch of channels, the vast majority of which you never watch, but the channels you want are in that bundle, and you have to pay for the bundle. So let's say you want your local stations, you want ESPN, maybe...
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: ESPN To Cut 350 Jobs

    10/20/2015 9:32:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 101 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    According to Bloomberg, the increasingly left-wing ESPN sports network has been forced to cut 350 jobs due directly to subscriber losses, which is also known as cord cutting. Early estimates were between 200 and 300 job cuts after parent company Disney ordered ESPN to cut $100 million from its 2016 budget. In just over a year, as customers cut their cable cords and move to streaming television services like Netflix, as of August, ESPN had lost a whopping 3.2 million subscribers.
  • Watch: ESPN Cuts Off Clemson Football Coach After Thanking Lord

    10/05/2015 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Trent Baker
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was giving his post-game interview after his 12th-ranked Tigers took down the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22, and then got cut off during the middle of his interview. Swinney was in the middle of thanking the good Lord when the camera suddenly cut to the ESPN studio with the two anchors completely unaware and checking their tablets for almost 15 seconds before cutting back to the interview. ESPN senior director of public relations Keri Potts shortly tweeted out an apology, saying it was an error in TV transmission.
  • Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord'

    10/04/2015 12:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015
    Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord' during post-game interview [ Full title ]. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was accidentally cut off during his post-game interview with ESPN as he was thanking 'the good Lord'. Following the Clemson Tigers 24-22 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Swinney was giving an emotional speech when the cameras suddenly cut to SportsCenter hosts Jay Harris and Kevin Connors, who were unaware as they worked on their iPads, before cameras cut back to Swinney. ESPN senior director of public relations, Keri...
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the winseven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Cord-Cutting Leads to 200 to 300 ESPN Layoffs

    09/22/2015 3:54:57 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 70 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 22 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    Cut your cable cord. This is what 3.2 million Americans have done over the last year or so. The result is not only a massive loss of revenue for ESPN but ESPN is poisoning -7.2% fewer U.S. households.
  • ESPN Tweets Photo of Fans Sign About Ole Miss Girls, Prompting Criticism

    09/19/2015 8:48:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 19, 2015 | CNN Wire
    The picture, taken outside the University of Alabamas Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, shows a Crimson Tide fan holding a sign directed at opponents University of Mississippi. Ole Miss Girls Are Easier Than Their Out-Of-Conference Schedule, reads the sign, a reference to the first two games on the Rebels schedule. They scored 76 and 73 points in those games. The image, posted on the official College GameDay social media accounts, included the caption Just no chill, or not cool. Anchor Rece Davis and analyst Kirk Herbstreit rebuked the image as it flashed on the screen during the broadcast among other fan...
  • ESPN punished Schilling for telling truth about Nazis and extremist Muslims

    08/31/2015 7:06:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Phil Mushnick
    ESPN last week suspended its lead baseball analyst, Curt Schilling, not for talking games to death, but for a social-media message equating Nazis with current, extremist Muslims. Despite their master-race genocidal crusade, the Nazis, during World War II, recruited, inducted, trained and armed at least 25,000 Balkan Muslims into an Islamic arm of the SS. Tens of thousands more eastern Muslims fought for Nazi Germany. Their mutual attraction was a shared desire to murder Jews. After the war, rat lines that provided escape and sanctuary to Nazi war criminals led to safekeeping in Islamic countries, especially Egypt and Syria. And...