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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2017, 10:37:12 AM »
DQ, that's assuming enough people could get fast enough internet access that isn't capped.

Agreed. Very good point.
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 10:54:26 AM »
Speaking of cord cutting

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170425/10063437234/cord-cutting-is-very-real-25-americans-wont-subscribe-to-traditional-cable-next-year.shtml

DSLReports.com has been writing about this for some time.  The article above talks about cables monopoly on broadband.  We just signed up for a service from AT&T call Wireless Home Phone & Internet Rural Plan.  There were 2 options, a 250gb/month for $60 plan and a 500gb/month for $100 plan.  We went with the 250gb plan.  In exchange we're our Frontier home phone service to the new service and dropping our sub 1mb DSL line, for the same costs. 

Dish also has a lot of spectrum that they own.  There's been a lot of speculation on what they plan on doing with it. You've also got T-Mobile doing a lot with plans.

I'm not sure those cable monopolies are as secure as some think.
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 11:58:57 AM »
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/latest-espn-layoffs-part-effort-160053237.html

I can't remember that last time I considered Sports Center must-see tv. At least 15 years.
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 12:03:07 PM »
This sounds terrible


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"ESPN executives are moving forward with the plan to shift Mike Greenberg — one-half of the long-running 'Mike & Mike' radio show on ESPN Radio — into a new role as the lead host of a television show that would air in the mornings on ESPN. The new show will have elements of 'SportsCenter' — which currently airs at that time — as well as a traditional morning show. It is expected to be based in New York City. The new program would put an end to end to Greenberg's on-air partnership with Mike Golic, which began in October 1998."
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2017, 12:37:43 PM »
That's not new
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2017, 12:51:50 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2017, 01:17:20 PM »
Some BIG names getting whacked now...

Jayson Stark
Jay Crawford
Danny Knell
Len Elmore
Trent Dilfer
Jane McManus
Jim Bowden

plus the guys above... 
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2017, 01:21:54 PM »
ouch
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2017, 01:25:47 PM »
Can't say I'm sad to see Dilfer go.
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2017, 03:01:31 PM »
Roger Cossack (legal analyst) gone now, too
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2017, 04:49:27 PM »
Darren Hayes
Greg Ostendorf

holy crap...  Dr Jerry Punch!  Damn, maybe they can get him back on Raycom sports as the sideline guy for the ACC game of the week here
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2017, 04:58:49 PM »
What a blood bath.
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2017, 05:25:06 PM »
There's still reports coming in from folks who were waiting to talk to family before going public.  There will still be announcements into the night.

ESPN isn't releasing a list (they might later), so it's up to the indiv's to announce that they were laid off
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Re: "Bloody" Day at ESPN today
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2017, 06:10:09 PM »
Sounds like it's enough folks to staff a rival network. Hmm...
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