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Postby NewUserName » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:52 pm

vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:I'm pretty sure Stephen A. has pics of ESPN execs [expletive] farm animals or something...because that's about the only thing that explains why he still has a job,
once you get past the way he talks, what he actually says is not much worse than a lot of idiots at ESPN
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Postby weis21 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:59 pm

NewUserName wrote:
vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:I'm pretty sure Stephen A. has pics of ESPN execs [expletive] farm animals or something...because that's about the only thing that explains why he still has a job,
once you get past the way he talks, what he actually says is not much worse than a lot of idiots at ESPN

except it is. he's homophobic and has actually advocated the beating of women while brushing the acts of ray rice under the rug. ESPN has a lot of idiots, but he has to top the list.

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Postby CubInOK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:06 pm

weis21 wrote:
NewUserName wrote:
vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:I'm pretty sure Stephen A. has pics of ESPN execs [expletive] farm animals or something...because that's about the only thing that explains why he still has a job,
once you get past the way he talks, what he actually says is not much worse than a lot of idiots at ESPN

except it is. he's homophobic and has actually advocated the beating of women while brushing the acts of ray rice under the rug. ESPN has a lot of idiots, but he has to top the list.

His worship of Floyd Mayweather doesn't help either.

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Postby weis21 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:45 pm

I was positive there was plenty of material I was forgetting. you are absolutely correct. a search of "deadspin stephen a smith" turns up more material than I care to even try to wade through

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Postby doublebubble » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:46 pm

so.... if I am reading this right according to this the Cubs/Cards is outdoing Dodgers/Mets at a worse timeslot.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/pres ... n-coverage

I thought these businesses were about making money?

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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:50 pm

So Goodell/NFL got Deadspin's official twitter account and SBNation's GIF account suspended for media/copyright violation rights or something.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:28 pm

Moving this discussion here here so it doesn't clutter up the other playoff game thread:

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Postby biittner77 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:49 am

If Neil Armstrong had played by baseball’s stupid unwritten rules of decorum, he would have whispered, “Yeah, I’m on the moon.”

“Act like you’ve been there before, Neil,” he said to himself, quietly, as he slowly descended onto the surface of an alien planet.


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Postby biittner77 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:20 am

David wrote:the moon is a planet?


If Ken Tremendous says it's a planet, who are we to question it?
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Postby woodchip2153 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:22 am

David wrote:the moon is a planet?


I thought this was a Derwood post.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:23 am

David wrote:the moon is a planet?


he was narrating in the voice of the BAITC, Best Astrophysists In The Cosmos. The Moon is their Molina.
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:19 pm

grantland is no more :(

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Postby davell » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:58 pm

Good God, what an absolutely stupid move on their end.
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Postby Banedon » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:00 pm

Looks like ESPN is laying off people too. Jon Greenberg and Scott Powers both tweeted that they're done at ESPN at the end of the year.

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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Banedon wrote:Looks like ESPN is laying off people too. Jon Greenberg and Scott Powers both tweeted that they're done at ESPN at the end of the year.


guess they are killing off the ESPN local sites or at least drastically reducing coverage.
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Postby Andy » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:25 pm

ESPN should have just dumped Grantland when they fired Simmons. Their half-ass attempt to keep it going as a small eff-you to him just makes them look even dumber.

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Postby bukie » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:12 pm

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Banedon wrote:Looks like ESPN is laying off people too. Jon Greenberg and Scott Powers both tweeted that they're done at ESPN at the end of the year.


guess they are killing off the ESPN local sites or at least drastically reducing coverage.

And yet Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless continue to air their hot takes.
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Postby bukie » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:15 pm

Lost in the battle of spite and stupidity is that Grantland was one of the few places on the internet that really emphasized quality writing over stupid clickbait.
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Postby mul21 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:21 pm

bukie wrote:Lost in the battle of spite and stupidity is that Grantland was one of the few places on the internet that really emphasized quality writing over stupid clickbait.


Yeah the clickbait stuff is completely out of control. I've only recently noticed that Stark and I think Crasnick put out a partial tweet with a link you have to click to read the rest of it that takes you to an ESPN page. It's so ridiculous.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:23 pm

bukie wrote:Lost in the battle of spite and stupidity is that Grantland was one of the few places on the internet that really emphasized quality writing over stupid clickbait.


Which is a big part of its downfall. As a Simmons vehicle it made sense but without him it was just dead weight for ESPN unfortunately.
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Postby bukie » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:17 pm

Jonah Keri says things, 140 characters at a time:

https://storify.com/agrabia/keri-on-grantland
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:49 am

More people watched a salt water fishing show than Cowherds show on Monday

http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/just-ho ... trump.html
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:52 am

Cubswin11 wrote:More people watched a salt water fishing show than Cowherds show on Monday

http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/just-ho ... trump.html

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