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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    The obscure sports of The Ocho are more watchable than their manufacturing drama spewing talking heads that fills the time between the NFL and NBA.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    The obscure sports of The Ocho are more watchable than their manufacturing drama spewing talking heads that fills the time between the NFL and NBA.
    I'm guessing that the ratings will say otherwise.

    For as much garbage that people talk on those kinds of shows, they somehow get very good ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I'm guessing that the ratings will say otherwise.

    For as much garbage that people talk on those kinds of shows, they somehow get very good ratings.
    Wonder how much of it is mindless watching in bars and barbershops because...sports?

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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Wonder how much of it is mindless watching in bars and barbershops because...sports?
    ... with no closed captioning and on mute. I might as well watch a mime tell me their opinions and hot takes. Wait, that could actually be better.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I'm guessing that the ratings will say otherwise.

    For as much garbage that people talk on those kinds of shows, they somehow get very good ratings.
    It depends.
    Anecdotally speaking, Richard Deistch(Media writer for SI?) loves trolling Skip Bayless' twitter feed with notes on how pitiful Bayless' show ratings are.

    The real advantage to shows like this is they cost almost nothing to produce. Hell, half of them are streamed on multiple platforms, so they're able to get two big buckets of content filled.
    Unfortunately, this leads to self absorbed gasbags getting way more money.
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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Wonder how much of it is mindless watching in bars and barbershops because...sports?
    Unless they've changed how ratings are determined, things like that actually don't count.

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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    It depends.
    Anecdotally speaking, Richard Deistch(Media writer for SI?) loves trolling Skip Bayless' twitter feed with notes on how pitiful Bayless' show ratings are.

    The real advantage to shows like this is they cost almost nothing to produce. Hell, half of them are streamed on multiple platforms, so they're able to get two big buckets of content filled.
    Unfortunately, this leads to self absorbed gasbags getting way more money.
    When Bayless was on First Take it was a wildly successful show. You knew what the station was, and if it was bumped off ESPN to 2 or U, people knew where that was.

    Bayless was a controversial figure who went from the biggest sports channel to FS1 where people had to search where to find it. It may be on a FS1 website, but I can honestly say I have never visited that site.

    Bayless, Cowherd, Whitlock went for the money to Fox, but the rest of the complementary pieces still reside with ESPN. I listen to Herd from time to time, and his big analysis are ESPN rejects Chris Brussard and Rob Parker. He has pushed forward more controversial topics and takes in order to gain notoriety. Its sad at times. Herd was there and absolutely quiet when Ball was attacking his "co-host" telling her she needed to stay in her lane.

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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    ESPN has officially gone round the bend.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/b...e.html?mcubz=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    ESPN has officially gone round the bend.

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    I suppose you can never be too cautious, but on the surface that seems to be an odd decision.

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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    ESPN has officially gone round the bend.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/b...e.html?mcubz=0
    OMG! Really? That is unbelievable.
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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    ESPN has officially gone round the bend.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/b...e.html?mcubz=0

    Heard they gave him the option to work another game and honestly there's 3432546 games I'd rather do than willingly watch anything ACC related (exception being Clemson).
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    Re: Bloodletting at ESPN

    Anybody notice that former ESPN and Baseball Tonight guy, Gary Miller has joined the local news team at Channel 12? I caught him on the 11pm news recently. Interesting that he landed here. It would appear that this is quite a pay cut from ESPN and Los Angeles. We'll see how long he stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Anybody notice that former ESPN and Baseball Tonight guy, Gary Miller has joined the local news team at Channel 12? I caught him on the 11pm news recently. Interesting that he landed here. It would appear that this is quite a pay cut from ESPN and Los Angeles. We'll see how long he stays
    Hopefully he doesn't piss on any Cincinnati policemen!
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    Hopefully he doesn't piss on any Cincinnati policemen!
    I didn't hear about that. Did he have "an issue"?


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