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Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:55 am

I was gonna post this in the NFL Offseason thread, but it's most about ESPN than anything else. I figured it might be good to separate some of the sports media news into it's own thread.

Two weeks ago, PBS made public its plans to produce a documentary from Frontline called League of Denial. The film would be done in cooperation with ESPN's Outside the Lines. The movie is controversial for its critical look at the National Football League, which has not cooperated with the film whatsoever, on the issue of former players' health problems, particularly pertaining to concussions. Thursday, PBS announced that ESPN would remove itself from all involvement with League of Denial.


http://www.sbnation.com/2013/8/22/46489 ... oncussions

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Postby Soul » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 am

Interesting. I don't think ESPN's own reporting on the issue has changed though. Last Sunday's OTL, for example, was a rather scathing report on Elliot Pellman, the doctor that the NFL decided to use as its concussion expert for years -- and who has no actual experience with brain injury.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:24 am

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Listen, Roger Goodell didn't strong-arm ESPN. He merely laid out their CHOICES while stroking a white Persian cat.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:15 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Matt Ufford ‏@mattufford 8m
Listen, Roger Goodell didn't strong-arm ESPN. He merely laid out their CHOICES while stroking a white Persian cat.

Whichever choice has the most dollar signs is the one ESPN will choose, integrity be damned.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

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Irrelevant Dude wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
Matt Ufford ‏@mattufford 8m
Listen, Roger Goodell didn't strong-arm ESPN. He merely laid out their CHOICES while stroking a white Persian cat.

Whichever choice has the most dollar signs is the one ESPN will choose, integrity be damned.


i wish this was how money actually worked

YOU HAVE THREE JOB OFFERS, WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE

$11,000 a year
$$$67,000 a year
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$9,999,999,999,999 a year

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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:41 am

Do the additional dollar signs make it more valuable?
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:51 am

Treymon wrote:
Irrelevant Dude wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
Matt Ufford ‏@mattufford 8m
Listen, Roger Goodell didn't strong-arm ESPN. He merely laid out their CHOICES while stroking a white Persian cat.

Whichever choice has the most dollar signs is the one ESPN will choose, integrity be damned.


i wish this was how money actually worked

YOU HAVE THREE JOB OFFERS, WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE

$11,000 a year
$$$67,000 a year
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$9,999,999,999,999 a year


Well that's an easy choice. Look out for this though....

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$11,000 a year
$$$$$$$$$$$$67,000 a year
$9.999.999.999.999 a year

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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:31 am

Starting today online at chicagotribune.com/sports and in Thursday morning's editions, the Tribune welcomes two new reporters covering the Bears.

Rich Campbell comes to Chicago from the Washington Times, where he covered the Redskins, while Dan Wiederer joins us from Minneapolis, where he covered the Vikings for the Star Tribune.

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Postby OleMissCub » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:07 am

Really, really enjoying Olbermann's new show.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:21 pm

Whoever is doing csn sports central just repeatedly said romos when reading Ramos and said Kane and The Toews accidentally. She no talk goodly.
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Postby Andy » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:59 pm

Greg Anthony and Clark Kellogg are apparently switching roles at CBS Sports for college b-ball, with Anthony as game analyst and Kellogg in the studio.

I am ready to be proven wrong, but I don't like that move. I've enjoyed Kellogg's work as a color guy.

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:04 pm

Kellogg was terrible
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Postby NOLA » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:25 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Really, really enjoying Olbermann's new show.


Absolutely. He's been away from sports for so many years (as sports journalism has simultaneously gotten terrible) that you forget just how good he is. He does a great interview, he's funny and his sports highlight segments puts all the ESPN hacks to shame. Great show.

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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby ctcf » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:07 am

Sooooooooo... Rick Reilly...

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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:38 am

ctcf wrote:Sooooooooo... Rick Reilly...

What did he do/say/write?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:02 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
ctcf wrote:Sooooooooo... Rick Reilly...

What did he do/say/write?


http://www.thenation.com/blog/176260/ri ... z2fLH7jNJo

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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:34 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
ctcf wrote:Sooooooooo... Rick Reilly...

What did he do/say/write?


http://www.thenation.com/blog/176260/ri ... z2fLH7jNJo

Well, that's interesting. How in any way did he think positives would come of that? I guess he's getting talked about which is something that hasn't happened for years. I'm sure somewhere in the ESPN executive offices they have a countdown clock to the day his contract expires.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:53 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
ctcf wrote:Sooooooooo... Rick Reilly...

What did he do/say/write?


http://www.thenation.com/blog/176260/ri ... z2fLH7jNJo

Well, that's interesting. How in any way did he think positives would come of that? I guess he's getting talked about which is something that hasn't happened for years. I'm sure somewhere in the ESPN executive offices they have a countdown clock to the day his contract expires.


He doesn't get the awards he usually does but Reilly gets talked about plenty.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:14 am

Talked about what an [expletive] he is.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:36 am

That's a weird double post.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:20 am

I wonder if there is a way for those organizations that gave Reilly all those awards over the years to come back now and take them away from him. I'm not sure if such a process exists or what you would even call it.
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Postby ctcf » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:34 am

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic:

Dave Zirin wrote:A simple test for Rick Reilly: answer the challenge of Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation. Go to his house, look at his grandchildren and say, “My goodness these are some cute little Redskins.” If it is really a name of honor, you will make the trip and say it to the Halbritters. If you won’t, then you are completely full of it. News flash: he won’t.

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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Soul » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:05 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:I wonder if there is a way for those organizations that gave Reilly all those awards over the years to come back now and take them away from him. I'm not sure if such a process exists or what you would even call it.


Common sense revocation process. We are applying common sense, and revoking your award.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:09 am

Soul wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:I wonder if there is a way for those organizations that gave Reilly all those awards over the years to come back now and take them away from him. I'm not sure if such a process exists or what you would even call it.


Common sense revocation process. We are applying common sense, and revoking your award.


He may then accuse them of being Indian givers.
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