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  • 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...
  • ESPN Silenced Schilling, So What Would It Say to This Arab Writer Who Compared Hamas to the Nazis?

    08/28/2015 10:23:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-28 | Ben Weingarten
    But giventhe comparison of Hamas to the Nazis, onewonders what ESPN would say. In the case of current ESPN anchor and former pitching great Curt Schilling, he might have had a more compelling case than this Palestinian author, and his commentwas far less pointed. The image Schillingtweeted,deleted and paid for -- with ESPN canceling his telecast assignment for the Little League World Series -- made the comparison of Islamic supremacists to Nazis. [caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="694"] (Image Source: Twitter)[/caption] This seems to be closer to the mark than the argument made by the Palestinian writer (who could have chosen from...
  • Sarah Palin calls ESPN a journalistic embarrassment

    08/28/2015 10:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sarah Palin ripped ESPN as a journalistic embarrassment, following the networks suspension of baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet that compared radical Muslims to Nazis. ESPN what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you! the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night. By picking and choosing who theyll tolerate and who theyll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet. Her comments come after ESPNsuspendedMr. Schilling for what it called a completely unacceptable tweet, which contained a meme that...
  • ESPN benches Curt Schilling for saying radical Islamic terrorists are a problem

    08/26/2015 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Prompting media nonsense that he "compared Muslims to Nazis." Im glad I dont work for ESPN, because I dont know how anyone can understand the rules there. If youre an on-air personality there, are you allowed to use your personal social media accounts to express opinions about non-sports matters? Yes? No? Or, as appears to be the case, are you permitted to do so as long as someone doesnt arbitrarily decide after the fact that what you said was controversial and thus unacceptable? HTML5 video is not supported! That appears to be the trap Curt Schilling stuck his foot in...
  • Curt Schilling pulled from Little League World Series over Nazi tweet

    08/25/2015 1:14:08 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin McGuire
    ESPN has pulled former MLB All-Star Curt Schilling from its coverage of the Little League World Series following a controversial tweet comparing Muslim extremists to German Nazis. Curts tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our companys perspective," ESPN said in a statement. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.
  • ESPN's Uncomfortable, Unnerving Relationship With The NFL

    08/25/2015 12:53:45 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Maury Brown
    Maybe it’s all just a coincidence. Stranger things have happened. Given enough time and enough events, things just happen to align. After all, Walt Disney DIS +2.60%-owned ESPN is the biggest sports outlet, and the NFL is the most popular sport in America. Given enough news and enough stories, could ESPN simply appear to be favoring the NFL with biased stories, peddling misinformation, and making moves to protect the NFL? I’m not the first to whisper these words. And, given the amount of money that ESPN pays the NFL to air games, well, every story that favors the NFL as...
  • A 'media meltdown'? Disney remark on TV viewing sends industry into tailspin

    08/07/2015 1:06:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/7/15 | Meg James
    It's been two days of harsh reckoning for the entertainment industry as long simmering concerns about declining pay-tv subscriptions boiled up in quarterly earnings reports, leading investors to dump shares of media stocks amid worries that a key Hollywood money pot is threatened. The massive sell-off one analyst called it "the media meltdown" came after Walt Disney Co. warned investors late Tuesday that profit from ESPN and other cable channels would not be as robust as initially thought because fewer consumers are subscribing to full pay-TV packages. The sell-off continued Thursday as Viacom disappointed Wall Street with weak...
  • ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On Dominicans

    07/25/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erik Pedersen
    Colin Cowherd had been a lame duck at ESPN anyway, but today the sports giant said hes done there for good. Eight days after the company said its popular radio host and sometimes TV guy was leaving its ranks, ESPN has yanked him off its airwaves over remarks he made questioning the intellect of Dominicans. On his radio show The Herd on Thursday, Cowherd was talking about how baseball is no more of a thinking-mans game than other sports. Ive never bought into that whole baseball is too complex,' he said. Really? A third of the sport is from the...
  • Backlash Is Swift After ESPNs Stephen Smith Lectures Black Protesters About All Lives Matter

    07/21/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    RawStory ^ | 21 JUL 2015 | BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
    ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith diverged from talking about sports on Tuesday and veered into a rant about activists criticizing Democratic presidential contender Martin OMalley for saying all lives matter, when confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on Saturday. During the six-minute lecture, Smith, who is African-American said, Wheres the noise about all black lives matter when black folks are killing black folks? You see, thats where you lose me So we mandate that folks say black lives matter, he yelled. But we got black folks dying at the hands of black folks. Theres nothing wrong with highlighting that all...
  • ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

    07/22/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2015 | Shalini Ramachandranand Joe Flint
    Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say. The company, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has lost 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year, according to Nielsen data, as people have cut the cord by dropping their cable-TV subscriptions or downgraded to cheaper, slimmed-down TV packages...
  • ESPN & The Courage of Crossdressing

    07/16/2015 3:21:28 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 07/16/15 | Me
    The annual ESPY awards are regarded as a joyous and tearful celebration designed to honor notable team champions and those incredible feats of individual fortitude. From the immortal "Don't Ever Give Up" speech delivered by an obviously frail Jim Valvano - the terminally ill coach who inspired millions with his emotional and defiant plea to find a cure for cancer - to the poignant final words of Stuart Scott - the recently deceased ESPN anchor, husband, and father - the ESPY's have embodied the physical prowess and perseverance of the human spirit for 22 years. In essence, they are the...
  • Study Proves Koch-Addicted Media Are Big Fat Liars About Outside Money In Politics

    07/13/2015 9:26:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    b ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Nolte
    As we all remember, the media completely freaked out after the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in favor of free speech. Taking aim primarily at the right-leaning Koch Brothers, the media posed as defenders of democracy against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics. As usual, the facts prove that the media are big fat liars. Although legions of left-wing corporations like NBC News, Politico, MSNBC, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, LA Times, NPR, PBS, Univision, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, and ESPN spend billions of dollars pushing a political agenda 24/7, the left-wing media want a...
  • Disney is making ESPN do some serious cost-cutting

    07/11/2015 6:54:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Matt Bonesteel
    Despite holding the television rights to nearly every sport that anyone wants to watch, ESPN apparently is not the cash cow that it once was for parent company Disney, which reportedly is demanding that the all-sports network slash its budget over the next two years. In Wednesdays story about Keith Olbermanns impending departure from the network, the Hollywood Reporter says Disney is forcing ESPN to cut $100 million from its budget next year and a staggering $250 million from its budget in 2017. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that ESPN has lost 3.2 million subscribers in more than a...
  • Did the NFL punish ESPN with bad 'Monday Night Football' games?

    07/09/2015 5:17:17 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 hrs ago | Matt Bonesteel
    It was reported that ESPNs lackluster upcoming slate of Monday Night games was believed to be retribution for Bill Simmons and Olbermanns criticism of the league and Goodell. To that end, were hearing there are some ESPN folks who think the league denied a request for a Monday Night Football matchup featuring the Cowboys against a specific opponent due to Simmons and Olbermanns vocal criticism this past year. ESPN does have one Cowboys game on this years schedule but comes late in the season and on the road versus a Redskins team that went 4-12 last season.
  • Jason Pierre-Paul Lost His Finger. Did ESPN Violate HIPAA By Reporting It?

    07/08/2015 9:21:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/8 | Dan Diamond
    Jason Pierre-Paul, the star defensive end for the NFLs New York Giants, had one of his fingers amputated on Wednesday, ESPN reported. Specifically, doctors removed Pierre-Pauls right index finger, which was injured in a fireworks accident on Saturday, according to ESPNs Adam Schefter. Pierre-Pauls injury and surgery, which remain shrouded in mystery, have become one of the biggest stories of the NFL offseason and one of the most high-profile patient data breaches in years. The news of JPPs injury first broke on Sunday when a hospital worker reportedly told his friend, who then posted the news to Twitter. Rumors...
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Marisa Guthrie
    The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/8/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again. The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat: that Olbermann cease engaging in commentary. "Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," the network said in a statement. "While the shows content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith...
  • Disney Apparently Ordered Award for Jenner

    06/23/2015 1:46:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 23rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    In my previous post I discussed the possibility of bribery being involved in the selection of the so called courage award for the actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner. I had planned to ask in this post if Disney might have ordered ESPN to give the award to Jenner because it was thinking about a movie deal with him to take advantage of his previous association with the popular Kardashians. Then I discovered that Disney had premiered its own reality show about a man becoming a woman called Becoming Us at the same time as the Vanity Fair article and...
  • ESPN Radio Host: "It is White Peoples Responsibility to Fix Racism"

    06/22/2015 9:56:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/22/15 | Aurelius
    ESPN radio host and TV commentator Bomani Jones wrote in a series of emotional messages on Twitter yesterday that "it is white people's responsibility to fix racism" and that white people need to think about their "complicity in the racism of America." In the tweets, which were first reported by the Social Memo, Jones called out "white supremacy" and "privilege," while also saying that liberals and conservatives are part of that structure, if they're white. Over the course of a few hours, Jones went from analyzing racism in the United States to telling white people that they need to analyze...
  • Did Jenner, or E! Network, Pay for Arthur Ashe Award?

    06/21/2015 9:06:33 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 21st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Im not accusing anyone of bribing ESPN or its employees at this point. Im just looking for a logical explanation for giving the wealthy actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner an award for courage for a decision that required no special courage because the decision is going to make him even richer. I also want an explanation for why ESPN which is owned by ABC is going out of its way to promote a program on the E! Network which is owned by NBC. A bribe is a logical possibility considering Jenners purported wealth and the tendency of many rich...
  • ESPN and Capital One Are Dishonoring Real Heroes

    06/20/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 20th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The decision by ESPN and Capital One to allow the actor previously known as Bruce Jenner to desecrate the Arthur Ashe courage award dishonors real heroes. Jenner has done nothing to deserve the Arthur Ashe award........ If Jenner accepts the award he will mark himself as a coward rather than a hero.
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know WTF they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/2015 | DANA ROSE FALCONE
    Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPNs Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. I hear that all the time, Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. I dont play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, Dont go near colleges. Theyre so PC. Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids dont understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. They just want to use these words: Thats racist; Thats sexist; Thats prejudice,...
  • Reality Show Star Jenner Steals Courage Award from Real Heroes

    06/07/2015 9:27:19 PM PDT · by kathsua · 61 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 7th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    ESPN has damaged the credibility of the Arthur Ashe ESPY Courage Award by planning to give the award to reality show actor Bruce Jenner for what appears to be nothing more than an elaborate publicity stunt. Jenner claims hes now a female character called Caitlyn but admits he hasnt had, and doesnt plan to have, an operation to change his body from male to female....I might let him get away with this farce if there werent much better qualified candidates for the award.
  • Hope Solos half-sister, new documents reveal ugly details of domestic violence incident

    06/07/2015 3:17:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Cindy Boren June 7 at 4:26 PM
    A day before the U.S. womens national team opens its World Cup play, the sister of goalie Hope Solo has spoken up and documents reveal new details about a domestic violence incident involving the family last June. On ESPNs Outside the Lines, Mark Fainaru-Wada reports that police records, depositions and an interview with Teresa Obert, Solos half-sister and one of the alleged victims in the incident, are at odds with Solos comments on what happened on Good Morning, America, on Facebook and in a new ESPNW story. Charges against her in Kirkland, Wash., were dismissed last winter, but prosecutors have...
  • ESPN to Honor Bruce Jenner With Arthur Ashe Award For Courage At ESPYS

    06/02/2015 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 2, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    At the 1976 summer Olympics in Montral, Bruce Jenner won the gold medal for the mens decathlon, setting a world record with 8616 points. In July, Jenner will be honored with another award, this time for a much different achievement. On Monday, Time reported that at ESPNs ESPY Awards, the former worlds greatest male athlete will receive the acclaimed Arthur Ashe Award for coming out as a transgender.
  • Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games, Pats Lose 1st Round Pick In 2016 and 4th In 2017, Team Fined $1 million

    05/11/2015 2:35:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2 minutes ago | Adam Schefter
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter 2m 2 minutes ago Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source:
  • Britt McHenry: Lets hear the rest of the story

    04/20/2015 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    There is plenty of blame to go around for both McHenry and Advanced Towing. People should not be demanding her firing unless and until the complete and unedited tape is released. As everyone knows by now, ESPNs Britt McHenry gained a lot more fame than she ever had on the sidelines when she had a recent run-in with a woman clerk at a towing company. McHenry showed up to get her car that had been towed from the parking lot of a northern Virginia Chinese restaurant. She had left the vehicle in the parking lot all night. A security tape...
  • Limbaugh Links ESPNs Britt McHenry to Hillary: Mean-Spirited Superiorists

    04/17/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2015-04-17 | Josh Feldman
    ESPNs Britt McHenry flipped out on a towing attendant, in video leaked yesterday, in which she drops a number of profanities and gets really angry when her car was reportedly impounded. Her employer gave her a one-week suspension for her behavior, and Rush Limbaugh reacted today by drawing parallels with Hillary Clinton.He asked, Did she park illegally like Hillary did? Shes not Hillary, she cant get away with parking Scooby in a handicap zone.Limbaugh commented on people like Clinton and McHenry who preach about tolerance and respect but are really mean-spirited superiorists who look down on everybody.And later on...
  • ESPN host: What Rubio did when he was 8 years old should automatically disqualify him as president

    04/17/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 4/16/2015 | Joe Saunders
    At only 43, Marco Rubio is pretty young to be running for president, but an ESPN commentator is claiming he proved he wasnt qualified to be president when he was even younger: Like when he was 8 years old. On his radio show Tuesday on ESPN, former Washington Post sports columnist and occasional political pundit Tony Kornheiser used a Fathers Day tribute Rubio wrote for The Daily Caller in 2014 to attack the Florida Republicans fitness for the Oval Office.
  • ESPN suspends reporter after ugly parking-lot rant

    04/16/2015 7:01:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | Mark W. Sanchez and Justin Terranova
    ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for one week, hours after a video surfaced of the reporter dressing down a parking lot attendant in brutally ugly fashion. Im in the news, sweetheart, I will fg sue this place, McHenry, a Washington-based reporter, says as the video opens. McHenry vented about getting her car towed in a since-deleted tweet (as caught and saved by ARL Now) on April 6, and that was the cause of her frustration. (snip) The video, which appeared on LiveLeak, shows McHenry relentlessly mocking the clerk in a nasty attack, bouncing from jabs at her intelligence to insults...