Sports Ain't Sports Anymore...

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    I wouldn't know, MM.....

    I'm not a football fan: I root for the NYGiants.....



    The thread is to highlight the fact that ESPN has become more a political organ and less about sports.



    And once more we find that everything Liberals touch turns to ........mud.
     
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    American are fed up with the Liberal slant....and it's having a result.


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    ESPN Ditches Jemele Hill
    “Hill wants to continue her involvement in politics, and ESPN wants out of politics”

    ESPN has been struggling recently, and one of the problems it is facing is its political partisanship. ESPN’s president, Jimmy Pitaro, has been at the helm of ESPN for five months, and one of his goals is to refocus ESPN on *gasp* sports. To that end, outspoken leftist Jemele Hill has been bought out of her contract.

    Hill, you may recall, was quietly moved off of Sports Center for tweeting that President Trump is a “white supremacist.”
    ESPN Ditches Jemele Hill


    America turning in the right (no pun intended) direction.
     
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    "Happy Thanksgiving: ESPN Lost Two Million Subscribers This Year
    Remember ESPN? The network that was once a flagship of sports journalism has been infested by political correctness and liberal bias. The effects have been visible. Since 2011, ESPN has lost 15 million subscribers.

    ...employees pretending to be liberals in order to keep their jobs. Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry said she was reportedly barred from liking tweets from conservatives of the social media platform.

    In April of 2017, longtime host Linda Cohn was suspended for suggesting the increasing political aspect of the network’s reporting and coverage might be responsible for the 10-million subscriber loss over the past five years at the time. I mean, when stuff like this happens with regards to commentator assignments, you’ve got to be kidding me."
    Happy Thanksgiving: ESPN Lost Two Million Subscribers This Year
     
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    "This is even more problematic for ESPN when you consider what’s on the horizon — ESPN is paying $2 billion a year for Monday Night Football and that deal expires in 2021. Can ESPN afford to continue to pay $2 billion a year for Monday Night Football based on its present subscriber losses?

    No way."
    Ibid.
     
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    But Amazon/Facebook/Apple certainly can.
     
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    Congrats to the Sandman, .....Mariano makes it with 100% of the vote!!!

    Yup....he was the greatest closer.

    And, I'm gratified that Mike Messina made it, too....


    But a verification of this thread is that Curt Schilling didn't.....and if any fan is honest, he'll admit it was about his politics, not his talent.



    "Schilling was not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and earned just 60.9% of the vote. He has appeared on Hall of Fame ballots since 2013 but has yet to be voted in. ... Trump wrote, "Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great record, especially when under pressure and when it mattered most.1 hour ago
    Curt Schilling not elected to Baseball Hall of Fame | SI.com"

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/.../curt-schilling-not-elected-baseball-hall-fame-vote-result...



    Tough to be right, and on the Right in any venue today.

    Just ask Curt Schilling.......or Nick Sandman.
     
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    Here's a darn good indication that folks are sick and tired of Liberals:


    "ESPN President: ‘Our Fans Do Not Want Us to Cover Politics’
    Today’s Los Angeles Times profiles ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, who took over running the network in March 2018. Deep in the article:

    Pitaro has also satisfied ESPN’s more traditional fans by steering commentators away from political discussions on-air and on social media, which heightened during President Trump’s criticism of NFL player protests against social injustice during the playing of the national anthem.


    “Without question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics,”Pitaro said. “My job is to provide clarity. I really believe that some of our talent was confused on what was expected of them. If you fast-forward to today, I don’t believe they are confused.”
    ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro & Politics: 'Our Fans Do Not Want Us to Cover Politics' | National Review









    Next.....get Democrats/Liberals out of government!!!!!!!!
     

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