ESPN Has gone way too far now in their idiocy

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    The Alex Jones of Sports Just Blew Up ESPN

    In response, ESPN said that higher-ups and Lee—who is an Asian-American and bears no relation to the Civil War Confederate general, Robert E. Lee—came to a mutual agreement to switch him to a different game. The network added that neither party felt strongly about whether the move was necessary at all.
    Though ESPN did confirm that it first approached Lee, it explained that the network feared he would find himself on the receiving end of silly and possibly cruel “memes and jokes” should he call the game, which could unnecessarily harm his career.
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    More food for thought. You really think the guy assigned to call the first game of the season at UVA named Robert Lee wasn't at least a little self aware as things were exploding there?

    What good does it do ESPN to toss him under the bus and say it was his idea? The simple answer is none at all. Take the hit, let the news cycle move on tomorrow and be done with it...

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    This whole thing is preposterous. Plain and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    What good does it do ESPN to toss him under the bus and say it was his idea? The simple answer is none at all. Take the hit, let the news cycle move on tomorrow and be done with it...
    Easily would have if it wasn't for the self-proclaimed King of Sports Media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    More food for thought. You really think the guy assigned to call the first game of the season at UVA named Robert Lee wasn't at least a little self aware as things were exploding there?

    What good does it do ESPN to toss him under the bus and say it was his idea? The simple answer is none at all. Take the hit, let the news cycle move on tomorrow and be done with it...
    In that case, why say anything at all? No one would have noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    In that case, why say anything at all? No one would have noticed.
    I believe it was leaked by an ESPN staffer. Clay Travis made it exploded.

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    Apparently, the general public is at a collective emotional age equivalent to a pre-adolescent child and coupled with the fact that we are completely unable to think critically about anything. The PC movement hasn't helped us much.

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    This thread is funny.

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    Sad actually.

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    First time I have been able to watch ESPN in the morning in forever. Since 8am they havent spoken a single thing about a sports event, not one thing.

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    Jemele has been suspended, presumably for telling people to boycott Dallas Cowboy sponsors/NFL.

    Oops, ESPN has millions upon millions of dollars partnered with the NFL...

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    Jemele needs to be fired. Nobody wants to hear this political crap mixed with sports. Look at what happening with the $$$. People are stopping watching. ESPN losing big dollars as is the NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse James View Post
    Jemele needs to be fired. Nobody wants to hear this political crap mixed with sports. Look at what happening with the $$$. People are stopping watching. ESPN losing big dollars as is the NFL.
    Some of those losses can be attributed to this, but that piece of the pie is but a sliver when you consider the losses because of cord-cutters. Don't blow it up to make it seem like it's the sole reason, the way the POTUS has. ESPN and the NFL are under assault for a lot of things (concussions, high subscription rates, criminal behavior, sexism, just to name a few). I would say concussions is the single biggest reason the NFL is losing fans, much more so than the Anthem controversy.

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