ESPN Has gone way too far now in their idiocy

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    ESPN Has gone way too far now in their idiocy

    So ESPN just announced they have removed one of their football play by play announcers from doing the Virginia Football game because of what happened in Charlottesville. All because his name is Robert Lee. Oh, btw, he is Asian.

    ESPN has gotten so bad anymore that they are tough to watch.
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    That's an image thing. The screen cap of the announcers' names would be the subject of 10 million jokes on Twitter. ESPN doesn't want to have their logo at the end of a bunch of Tweets.

    I really believe that's all this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    That's an image thing. The screen cap of the announcers' names would be the subject of 10 million jokes on Twitter. ESPN doesn't want to have their logo at the end of a bunch of Tweets.

    I really believe that's all this is.
    Assuming you are right exactly what world are we living in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Assuming you are right exactly what world are we living in?
    A strange one for sure. Social media rules this world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    A strange one for sure. Social media rules this world.
    Slippery Slope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Assuming you are right exactly what world are we living in?
    One in which the protection of corporate branding and image is paramount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    One in which the protection of corporate branding and image is paramount.
    That slope is even more dangerous.

    We don't want Corporations in Charge.

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    ESPN needs to stick to sports.
    They have gotten so political lately.
    I will never forget Mike and Mike saying on heir radio show just last year that they refused to talk politics on their show but that didn't last. Now they can't keep themselves from talking about Kapernicks views and a lot other political topics. That show has jumped the shark also. Used to really enjoy it, not anymore.

    I find it hypocritical that they pull their announcer because they didn't want to come off as racist but the announcer is Asian American. Sorry espn but that's a swing and a miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    That slope is even more dangerous.

    We don't want Corporations in Charge.
    Too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    ESPN needs to stick to sports.
    They have gotten so political lately.
    I will never forget Mike and Mike saying on heir radio show just last year that they refused to talk politics on their show but that didn't last. Now they can't keep themselves from talking about Kapernicks views and a lot other political topics. That show has jumped the shark also. Used to really enjoy it, not anymore.

    I find it hypocritical that they pull their announcer because they didn't want to come off as racist but the announcer is Asian American. Sorry espn but that's a swing and a miss.
    I used to love ESPN but these days I like getting my sports from NBC and Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Too late.
    I know right. We all witnessed the only example we need when United took their seat back from the Doctor from Kentucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Slippery Slope...
    I call it stupidity.

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    I guess people now have to be afraid to name their kid Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    That's an image thing. The screen cap of the announcers' names would be the subject of 10 million jokes on Twitter. ESPN doesn't want to have their logo at the end of a bunch of Tweets.

    I really believe that's all this is.
    If they are are as good as they think they are, they would just explain the situation. Just another case of snobs believing the average Joe is too stupid too understand anything.

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    Kind of like schools that are named Lynch, they have lost their names now.
    Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications | OregonLive.com
    Too politically correct? Board drops 'Lynch' from school names | Fox News

    Its a wonder Loretta Lynch was ever picked as Att General.

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