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  • 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...
  • 2018 College Football National Championship: Alabama vs. Georgia, Live Thread

    01/07/2018 7:57:00 PM PST · by Impy · 261 replies
    What: 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Division 1, Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) When: Monday, 1-8-2018, 8:15 Eastern Standard Time Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA, TV and Radio: ESPN (yeah I know) Who: #1 Ranked SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs (13-1), Coach Kirby Smart, versus The #4 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1), Coach Nick Saban. Saban is looking to tie coach Bear Bryant's record 6 national titles. Why: Why not? I heard the President is attending the game
  • ESPN Chooses Not to Suspend Host Who Called Trump (bleeping) Stupid’

    01/06/2018 2:36:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 5, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    <p>ESPN has opted to give host Katie Nolan a warning rather than a suspension for her vulgar comments this week about President Donald Trump.</p> <p>The sports network said it addressed the matter with Nolan, but it will not punish her beyond that, TMZ reported Friday. Nolan said that Trump was a "fucking stupid person" on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" talk show on Wednesday.</p>
  • ESPN: Katie Nolan comments that Trump is a 'stupid person' were 'inappropriate'

    01/05/2018 6:51:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2018 | Diana Falzone
    Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy. While appearing on Viceland’s talk show “Desus and Mero,” the 30-year-old sports talker called POTUS a "f—ing stupid person." Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on "medicine" because she had the flu. While Nolan's comments occured on a talk show and not on Twitter or Facebook, her attempt to quickly explain away her outburst may have been due in part to ESPN's social media guidelines for journalists, implemented after fellow network employee...
  • Please stop calling our customer service hotline to ask if we have The Gorilla Channel

    01/05/2018 5:47:17 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 65 replies
    Please stop calling our customer service hotline to ask if we have The Gorilla Channel So it's on Prime? Prime8 to be exact.
  • Report: ESPN's John Skipper Resigned Due to Sexual Harassment Issues, Not Substance Abuse

    12/30/2017 2:05:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Nearly two weeks ago, ESPN President John Skipper shocked the media world by suddenly resigning from his position at the "Worldwide Leader." At the time, Skipper said he needed to resign to deal with substance abuse issues. [Snip] Well, Clay Travis of Fox Sports Radio and Outkick the Coverage reports that there is something bigger indeed, behind Skipper's resignation. Travis reports that in the days following Skipper’s announcement, several reports came to him offering a much different explanation for Skipper's immediate departure. "In the next couple of days I was told by multiple sources I trust inside ESPN that the...
  • NFL Media Exec David Eaton Resigns In Wake Of Sexually Explicit Tweets

    12/21/2017 9:17:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 21, 2017 | Greg Evans
    David Eaton, VP and executive editor of NFL Media, has resigned after hundreds of sexually explicit Twitter exchanges were reported on sports blog Deadspin. “Last night, David Eaton tendered his resignation from NFL Media effective immediately,” the NFL said in a statement yesterday. The Twitter exchanges reportedly were with prostitutes and adult-film actresses over the span of several years. Eaton’s Twitter account has been deleted. The resignation comes less than two weeks after the NFL Network suspended retired players and analysts following allegations by a former employee that they sexually harassed her. In a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises in...
  • ESPN’s Jemele Hill On Trump: ‘I Thought Everybody Knew (Trump Is A White Supremacist)’

    12/21/2017 6:19:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 20, 2017 | Daniel Leberfeld
    It’s no secret that ESPN’s Jemele Hill, believes that President Trump is a “white supremacist.” The only surprise is, according to Hill, that everyone else didn’t already know. “I thought everybody knew (Trump is a white supremacist),” Hill said on the podcast of former NFL running back Arian Foster. “I thought water was wet. I didn’t think I was saying anything that was shocking. It (Trump being a white supremacist) had been said before and unfortunately people comb through your replies now and especially one person (radio host Clay Travis) in particular who, you know, is kind of drumming this...
  • ESPN president resigns, citing substance addiction

    12/18/2017 9:38:53 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    The resignation takes effect immediately. In a farewell email to staffers, Skipper said, "It has been my absolute privilege to serve as president of ESPN." Skipper was one of the most powerful people in both the media and sports worlds and managed ESPN's hugely profitable portfolio at a time of tremendous stress on the cable business. ESPN and other major media companies have scrambled to adapt as people increasingly consume media on their phones and online. Skipper notified Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, ESPN's parent company, within the past few days, according to an ESPN source with direct knowledge...
  • John Skipper Steps Down As CEO Of ESPN, Citing Substance Addiction

    12/18/2017 10:44:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | December 18, 2017 | Emily Sullivan
    John Skipper has resigned from his top position at ESPN and co-chairmanship of the Disney Media Networks. Skipper had recently signed a contract extending his leadership to 2021. "Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN," Skipper said in a statement released on Monday. "I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships." "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem," he said. George...