ESPN fires Ron Franklin

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  1. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Well, I wonder who will be calling Big 12 baskeball with Fran now?

    "ESPN has terminated Ron Franklin based on what happened with Jeannine Edwards. Email just sent to reporters with the news"

    Richard Deitsch (richarddeitsch) on Twitter
     
  2. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Overreaction. SIck of stuff like this. He made a small mistake.
     
  3. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    What happened with Jeannine Edwards?
     
  4. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    That'll teach him not to call a women sweetcakes!
     
  5. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    jay moe Well-Known Member

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    This was his second run-in with a female co-worker.
     
  7. cyhiphopp

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    Franklin has a history of demeaning his female coworkers. He got a warning last time he did it, and he did it on the air. He deserved to get fired.
     
  8. CyCrazy

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    That sucks I liked Ron Franklins announcing.
     
  9. ThatllDoCy

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    Apparently, he called her "sweet-baby" which is odd. Sweetcakes I have heard before, but "sweet baby"? Then he calls her an @#$hole for standing up for herself. An innocent remark is one thing, this is mean-spirited and action had to be taken. Don't know any job where you get away with talking to someone of either sex like that without reprimand.
     
  10. ca4cy

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    Well that sucks. What he said was stupid, but not much harm was done imo. He's pretty good for football, but probably my favorite basketball pbp guy. He was great with Fran, and was awesome when paired with Jon Sunvold back in the day.

    Can Ron for a behind the scenes incident, but allow asshats like Vitale to butcher every broadcast that he's a part of.....classic ESPN.
     
  11. BigJCy

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    Yep, me too but he should know better than to say that type of stuff in this "politically correct" era.
     
  12. Cycsk

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    He's 90 years old, and he called her sweetcakes. Pretty stupid reason to fire the guy. I personally think he should have been forced out earlier, not for "demeaning" women, but for being relly freakin old, and being terrible at his job.

    Maybe they used this story to can him, like they have probably been wanting to do for a while.
     
  14. goldmember

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    Unfortunate, he was a very good BBall announcer. There had to be more to it.....no way somebody gets fired, suspended yes, but not fired for something like that.
     
  15. Go2Guy

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    I really enjoyed the Ron-Fran Big 12 team, but I would have to say a 2nd infraction for making a sexist comment, followed by calling her A-H*** deserves termination.
     
  16. Neckbeard

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    Ron had more than few moments of on-air senility but I like him and Fran. He's been doing Big 12 games for years now.

    I don't know why he called her sweet-baby. Plastic face or Reptile face are more accurate. Sorry if that's harsh but stretching your face beyond recognition isn't a good look.
     
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    I use to call are waitress at hooters "sweetcakes" all the time! She would smile everytime! I don't see the big deal! I like the part where he called her an A-Hole! Thats classic and classy!
     
  18. 247cy

    247cy Well-Known Member

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    Gus Johnson, please!


    While watching online, I go "The Catch", "And Buries It", "That's The Guy" every time Scott C. gets the ball.
     
  19. stateofmind

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    I think it's ESPN's fault for putting him with a woman. He obviously doesn't know the era we live in. :jimlad:

    He will be missed as an announcer.
     
  20. clones26

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    what was she doing out of the kitchen anyway!!?
     
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