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Old 08-23-17, 09:12 AM   #851
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

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Old 08-23-17, 01:38 PM   #852
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The ridiculous thing is that the guy's name would likely be mentioned only a few times during the game and then people would forget about it.
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Old 08-23-17, 01:58 PM   #853
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This is just getting ridiculous now.
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Old 08-23-17, 02:39 PM   #854
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Old 08-23-17, 02:42 PM   #855
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They should have just had him do the game while covered in a black shroud like those they are putting on the statues.

Can't make up the imbecility fast enough to stay ahead of the reality.
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Old 08-23-17, 03:47 PM   #856
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I wonder if Bob (Robert) Ley should be banned as well? lol

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Old 08-23-17, 04:33 PM   #857
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The ridiculous thing is that the guy's name would likely be mentioned only a few times during the game and then people would forget about it.
About 5 people would be watching this game - I think it's online only.
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Old 08-23-17, 08:00 PM   #858
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

They should have hyped it up ... and then enjoyed the shocked look on the white supremacists' faces when they showed up to see this Robert Lee:

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Old 08-24-17, 08:50 AM   #859
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It seems that Robert Lee asked for the change and ESPN complied with it. The asshole here is the guy who leaked the change to the press and made an even bigger deal of something that happens behind the scenes often and now put both the company and Lee in a bad position to be harassed online.
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Old 08-24-17, 11:53 AM   #860
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It seems that Robert Lee asked for the change and ESPN complied with it.
I dont believe that for one minute nor do a lot of people who have chimed in on social media.
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Old 08-24-17, 12:50 PM   #861
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Old 08-24-17, 01:24 PM   #862
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I dont believe that for one minute nor do a lot of people who have chimed in on social media.
Based on ESPN's liberal agenda? Obviously we have no idea whose idea it was, but it sounds reasonable to me that they tried to do it quietly and the one guy made a big deal of it, as Red Hood said.
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Old 08-24-17, 02:28 PM   #863
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

I just saw a journalist (Roxanne Jones) on CNN defending ESPN on this ridiculous decision to pull Robert Lee from the booth. Am I living in Bizzaro World???

For off, his name was Robert E Lee as I honestly didn't even think of the Confederate General when you just say Robert Lee as the middle initial E is synonymous with his name.

In saying all that, I think ESPN has taken PC to a whole new level with this one.
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Old 08-24-17, 02:33 PM   #864
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Based on ESPN's liberal agenda? Obviously we have no idea whose idea it was, but it sounds reasonable to me that they tried to do it quietly and the one guy made a big deal of it, as Red Hood said.
Exactly. Nobody is more acutely aware of his name and sensitive to it than he is. It's entirely possible he thought this could be made into a thing in VA and asked to move assignments. That makes more sense to me than anything else.
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Old 08-24-17, 02:53 PM   #865
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I dont believe that for one minute nor do a lot of people who have chimed in on social media.
I wouldn't usually defend ESPN on things like this, but I believe them this time around.
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Old 08-24-17, 03:40 PM   #866
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ESPN has been running scared from the PC warriors since they held that NFL fantasy mock auction last week.

No one here must watch Fox Sports, which is littered with ex-ESPN employees and covered this topic pretty extensively. A low-level broadcaster making $60,000 a year isn't going to demand anything about his assignments from ESPN. The Fox people said it's usually a group of eight ESPN executives that make these decisions.
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Old 08-24-17, 03:51 PM   #867
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ESPN has been running scared from the PC warriors since they held that NFL fantasy mock auction last week.

No one here must watch Fox Sports, which is littered with ex-ESPN employees and covered this topic pretty extensively. A low-level broadcaster making $60,000 a year isn't going to demand anything about his assignments from ESPN. The Fox people said it's usually a group of eight ESPN executives that make these decisions.
Maybe he didn't "demand" anything. Maybe he told his manager "This makes me uncomfortable," and his manager said "I can see the concern so let's see if we can switch you to another game."
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Old 08-24-17, 08:33 PM   #868
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Russillio got arrested. After wandering into some random persons house naked. This is funny because I could see him mocking someone for doing this on his show.

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Officers responded to a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. about a “highly intoxicated male who was refusing to leave,” according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide. They found Russillo in a condo bedroom with “bloodshot eyes and slurred speech,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz told the News & Guide.

Russillo was found naked, with his pants around his ankles, according to the News & Guide.

“He was obviously intoxicated and the only thing he said was that he was getting his stuff,” according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the News & Guide.
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Old 08-25-17, 02:40 PM   #869
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Tennis analyst Doug Adler is suing ESPN for firing him.

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Old 09-13-17, 10:02 PM   #870
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/pol...-white-n801136

The White House thinks ESPN should fire Jemele Hill for calling Trump a White Supremacist in a Twitter rant the other day.


If you have no idea who she is, she anchors an early edition of Sportscenter that is mostly debate heavy. She's one of those outspoken talking heads that ESPN thinks their take on a hot topic means something.
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Old 09-13-17, 10:13 PM   #871
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The White House thinks ESPN should fire Jemele Hill for calling Trump a White Supremacist in a Twitter rant the other day.
The thing that's so funny about that sentence is that I wasn't sure if the Twitter rant being referenced was Jemele's or Trump's.
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Old 09-14-17, 07:35 AM   #873
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I really got an issue with anyone in the government asking for an employee from a private company to be fired for exercising her freedom of speech. That is the definition of the first amendment, but Trump and his cronies only believe that it applies to them.
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Old 09-14-17, 07:51 AM   #874
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ESPN apologized for Hill's behavior in a statement late Tuesday, then suspended long-time SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn for saying the Worldwide Leader's recent ratings fall have been a direct result of too much political-based commentary.

http://247sports.com/Bolt/ESPNs-Jeme...logy-107394430

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Old 09-14-17, 12:51 PM   #875
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Wow, they kind of buried that at the end of the article. Guess I'll have to seek out more info ...
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