ESPN Laying Off Additional On-Air Personalities

Discussion in 'General College Sports' started by knowlesjam, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    7,864
    444
    83
    Marketing
    CF Resident Dog Lover
    Ratings:
    +1,099 / 127 / -0
    whats bad is both personalities are good at what they do. Just let them cover the news without forcing personality into the situation. I dont need kanye news while watching sc.
     
  2. Bryce7

    Bryce7 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2016
    3,046
    232
    63
    Male
    Consultant
    Ratings:
    +944 / 142 / -0
    That sounds like the death spiral for them.
     
  3. BMWallace

    BMWallace Active Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    265
    30
    28
    Male
    Engineer
    Buffalo, NY
    Ratings:
    +83 / 1 / -0
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Dislike Dislike x 2
  4. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    24,935
    1,153
    113
    Ratings:
    +4,087 / 132 / -0
    John Clayton whoa.
     
  5. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    4,086
    722
    113
    Male
    A/V Support Specialist
    Windsor Heights
    Ratings:
    +1,551 / 36 / -0
  6. IowaState1173

    IowaState1173 Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2017
    1,964
    55
    48
    Male
    Ratings:
    +744 / 441 / -0
    tis the season
     
  7. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
    Staff Member Bookie

    Mar 27, 2006
    31,200
    2,198
    113
    Ratings:
    +5,843 / 166 / -0
    But Mike & Mike aren't really going away. They're just replacing Greenberg with Trey Wingo and then he's going to be getting his own show on ESPN.
     
  8. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    7,670
    607
    113
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +2,574 / 79 / -0
    • Like Like x 3
  9. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    9,695
    2,772
    113
    Male
    KC
    Ratings:
    +8,397 / 109 / -0
    I bet ESPN could make better use of Tommy Tuberville's salary. Maybe get some softer toilet paper for the employee lounge, or something.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. cycloner29

    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    1,861
    215
    63
    Male
    Marketing
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +622 / 29 / -0
    I see they moved Linda Cohn to the pre-dawn weekend anchor a few months ago, maybe that's a sign she is on the way out.

    Never quite understood why they need 4-5 people on Sportscenter anyways. It's more of a roundtable discussion. Just bring in a watercooler and some people off the street as they would be more interesting that the current morning shows.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  11. heitclone

    heitclone Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2009
    7,996
    386
    83
    Male
    Recreation Therapist
    Malvern, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,315 / 45 / -0
    It'd be awful being let go and seeing some of the "talent" they kept
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    4,046
    320
    83
    Male
    Fed Govt
    Parts Unknown
    Ratings:
    +1,296 / 39 / -0
    cough, Golic Jr. cough.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  13. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    45,359
    2,262
    113
    Publications Manager
    Macomb, MI
    Ratings:
    +5,504 / 105 / -1
    It's not actually the "pre-dawn weekend anchor", it's the West Coast weekend anchor (which essentially amounts to the same thing for those of us living east of the Continental Divide after all of the taping and replaying they do for "overnight")
     
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  14. ClonesFTW

    ClonesFTW Active Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    904
    93
    28
    Male
    Finance/Sales
    Waukee
    Ratings:
    +499 / 47 / -0
    • Agree Agree x 2
  15. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    5,923
    352
    83
    Ratings:
    +1,311 / 55 / -0
    Agree. After all of her recent pub, they'll have to wait until the next round.
     
  16. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    9,187
    387
    83
    Ratings:
    +1,339 / 33 / -0
    Maybe it's a sign they just have too many networks. Just have the main channel do sports center and the talk shows and use the remaining channels for live sports only. There's no reason to have so many pregame and talk shows on all the time. Why have Sunday morning NFL coverage on ESPN and ESPN2?
     
  17. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    17,199
    869
    113
    Male
    Asst. Super.
    Roland
    Ratings:
    +1,815 / 103 / -0
    I don't do fantasy football but you can't seriously tell me they need a 3 hour fantasy show on Sunday mornings. If you watch that every Sunday, don't procreate.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  18. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    4,046
    320
    83
    Male
    Fed Govt
    Parts Unknown
    Ratings:
    +1,296 / 39 / -0
    Sirius/XM has an entire channel dedicated to fantasy sports. Never have listened to it.
     
  19. DurangoCy

    DurangoCy Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    4,351
    390
    83
    Male
    Durango, CO
    Ratings:
    +1,153 / 29 / -0
    He must have naked pictures of the higher ups.
     
  20. BigDH01

    BigDH01 Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    30
    8
    8
    Ratings:
    +42 / 2 / -0
    The writing was on the wall, cable subscriptions are declining. I've been "mostly" off of cable for several years only subscribing for a few months for college football. This year I'm on Hulu which gives me access to every game I could want so cable is gone for good for me. I guess I'm technically a millennial and my generation is just used to convenient content (Amazon, Hulu, Netflix) and cable is no longer a good value regardless of content. The political angle is just ********, all of cable is in trouble. Cable/content providers should've been proactive and offered a la carte content as soon as Netflix streaming appeared on the scene although it looks like they'll recover their monopoly profits by killing net neutrality instead. Leave it to the government to protect greedy dinosaurs that make insane profits even while treating their customers like ****.

    I will say, however, that even watching live CFB (which is all I ever did on ESPN) is getting bad just due to the length of the games. The commercial breaks are out of hand. At this rate, I won't be watching CFB at all in a couple of years and I'll just wait for highlights to hit YouTube.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page