Finally, Some Good News!

There are few organizations I despise more than ESPN. The uber-woke network revolutionized “sports reporting” by ignoring the action on the field, and embracing the action coming from idiotic athlete’s mouths.

Their woke ideology resulted in layoffs earlier this year, and true to form, ESPN continued their woke nonsense. Guess how that turned out?

It looks like another wave of layoffs is coming to ESPN, maybe to the tune of hundreds of lost jobs.

ESPN has more than 6,000 employees, but as it is losing upwards of $2 billion in annual revenue due to a constant stream of lost subscribers and difficulties arising from the coronavirus, network owner Disney clearly feels something has to give. So, according to The Athletic, ESPN is set to begin layoffs, maybe as soon as Thursday.

The site notes that a portion of the budget savings will be realized by allowing contracts with some talent to go un-renewed. Still, many behind the scenes workers — especially in remote locations — are also expected to be let go.

Hopefully most of the “talent” being laid off are commentators and hosts. Normally I wouldn’t dunk on the random ESPN drones, but they knew ESPN was a despicable leftist corporation when they signed up. So hey, if you also got laid off, I’m not shedding any tears.

You Can’t Spell Penis Without “ESPN”

ESPN, the sports channel which focuses more upon leftist politics than, you know, sports, is attacking Tiger Woods for daring to say people should “respect the presidency.”

Monday, ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman responded to golfer Tiger Woods saying people need to “respect the presidency” when it comes to President Trump. Kellerman said Woods’ remarks bother him and make him “angry.”

“I want to say something about what Tiger Woods said now,” Kellerman stated. “It really bothers me. I’m angry at what Tiger Woods said. It is a thoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement. And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say. … To say you must have respect for the office — Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect on to its present temporary occupant? No. Having respect for the office means principally, in my view, is the office holder should have respect for the office.”

This occurred a day after racist ESPN SJW Jemele Hill was fired for refusing to curb her political diatribes. ESPN’s president Jimmy Pitaro claims he wants politics out of ESPN’s equation, so it’ll be interesting what kind of action – or more likely, inaction – Kellerman’s rant will create.

Personally, I hope ESPN continues their political outbursts because 1. I don’t watch the channel at all, and 2. the rants have done severe damage to the channel’s ratings.

Paging Dr. Schadenfreude

Employees at ESPN, the social justice warrior network masquerading as a sports channel, are bracing for even more layoffs come this holiday season; proving Christmas can come any day of the year!

In the next few weeks, the Worldwide Leader is expected to undergo another round of massive layoffs — Sporting News cites 40-60 layoffs coming, with Sports Illustrated reporting the number will exceed 100 — and the next wave of who’s-next worry has many scanning their options.

According to a Monday Sporting News report, which cited a source at a rival network, some ESPN staffers already are sending out “just-in-case” résumés to competitors such as FS1, NBCSN and Turner Sports.

“SportsCenter” will be particularly hard hit, its relevance fading in the Internet age, and the report said more than back-end and front-facing talent on the show will be in trouble. With less “SportsCenter” comes less management over “SportsCenter,” so suits, too, are in danger.

ESPN long ago went the way of MTV; it broadcasts far too many talking head shows, and far too little sports events. They stopped carrying NHL games and NASCAR races, and now their bread and butter is baseball – which I hate – and the NBA – which I hate even more. The final straw was their decision to embrace their heavy leftist slant, but thanks to NBC SportsNet and Fox Sports, I can see the sports I like elsewhere.

Much like the demise of the NFL and the end of Hollywood, the Trump era is smiting all conservatism’s enemies; one douche at a time.

I apologize for the posts about E(SJW)PN, but their demise sends a thrill up my leg, especially if Jemele Hill and Michael Smith – the two racist pieces of garbage above, are among those receiving pink slips.

Good News, Sports Fans!

ESPN, the social justice warrior organization disguised as a sports network, is bracing itself for more layoffs this year. It’s like Christmas and Oktoberfest all wrapped up in one! It’s Christoberfest!

More bad news could be on the horizon for ESPN. Staffers at the Worldwide Leader in Sports are bracing for another possible round of layoffs late this year, multiple sources tell Sporting News.

The next round of cutbacks could come down in late November or early December, with 40-60 positions potentially being impacted, according to sources. The layoffs could hit both on-air TV/radio talent and behind-the-scenes production staffers.

ESPN declined to comment.

Hmm, I wonder if anyone at the “worldwide leader in social justice” realizes the network started swirling the toiled immediately after their wholehearted embrace of liberalism and outright contempt of conservatives? Nah, that’s probably too deep a concept for them.

You Can’t Spell Penises Without ESPN

ESPN, the liberal news outlet masquerading as a sports network, pulled a Tonya Harding on itself this week. The libtards in charge decided to pull an announcer from the University of Virginia football game because his name may be triggering.

ESPN confirmed Tuesday night that it had decided to pull an announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. This Robert Lee is Asian.

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties,” reads the ESPN statement posted at college-football blog Outkick the Coverage.

“Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?” wrote disbelieving blogger Clay Travis, who first broke the story, citing “multiple fans inside ESPN.”

I know I’ve said this before, but sports should be a politics-free zone. It’s an escape from the stresses of the day, but nonsense like this is simply ridiculous, and it readily explains why ESPN’s ratings have been dive-bombing recently.

The Worldwide Leader In Warts

ESPN hammered another nail into its own coffin this week when D-list host Michael Smith declared every city in America racist.

Adam Jones, an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, was pelted in Boston’s Fenway Park Saturday with a bag of peanuts. Worse still, according to USA Today, from the cheap seats, some Boston Red Sox fans hurled racial taunts at the black outfielder, including the N-word. Despicable and outrageous behavior. But because ESPN appears desperate to increase its near-fatal financial and ratings woes, condemning what happened wasn’t enough.

Throwing peanuts at someone is racist? How else are the vendors going to get the bags to you?

Michael Smith is co-host of the ailing network’s “SC6,” and an apology from the Red Sox organization and Boston’s Democrat mayor were not enough for Smith. Instead, he launched into a lengthy tirade that condemned every city in America — the most left-wing parts of our country, by the way — as racist:

Smith can be seen above showing off his best “street” face. This douchey wannabe wouldn’t last five minutes in North Philly, and most likely sits to pee.

But let somebody say the n-word — “Oh, this is disgusting.” What about the people that think it every day, that act on it every day in policy and practice that are saying it, maybe not to players on the field, but are saying it to other patrons in the parks or when they go outside in the streets.

When you say this is not when we’re about, we’re better than this if you are a city in America, you are a racist city.

Boston, in case you didn’t know, is a militantly blue city; as are most big cities in America. I’m guessing Thug-Lite also believes New Orleans is a racist city, and since his Alma mater – Loyola University New Orleans – has a minority population of 37%, I guess they’re racist, too.

Yeah, after spending my college years at St. Joseph’s University, I can tell you those Jesuits just despise “the coloreds.”

Michael Smith, you sir, are the reason ESPN is swirling down the toilet.

Blue Steele

Just when I think I cannot hate the libtards at ESPN more, boom, they totally redeem themselves!

On Monday night, just minutes after the tip of the NCAA basketball title game, the People’s Republic of MSESPN tried to sneak in a new policy on politics. It was textbook MSESPN, claim objectivity while actually allowing its talent in the opinion business to double down on left wing politics. And, of course, the new policy was released under the cover of night while the vast majority of sports fans were just settling down to watch North Carolina and Gonzaga.

Guess which political ideology is permitted and which is not?

The next day MSESPN did what MSESPN does – it replaced a prominent conservative voice, Sage Steele, with a prominent liberal voice, Michelle Beadle. You’ll recall that Beadle has spent much of the past several months on Twitter denigrating Donald Trump and those who voted for him. If Beadle had Tweeted the same things about Barack Obama and his voters, she’d be fired. But say it about Trump and his voters and at MSESPN this is cause for promotion.

This is why ESPN is hemorrhaging viewers, and this is also why their ratings have taken a nosedive. You’d think someone there would have connected the dots by now.

The only time ESPN receives my viewership is during college lacrosse games or MLS soccer games. Neither are broadcast regularly. During period changes or halftime, I channel surf because I refuse to give ESPN one second more of my time than is necessary.

You Can’t Spell Depression Without ESPN

boycott-espnHere’s a story from our “It’s Funny When It Happens to Them” file. Remember ESPN? Well they are apparently the albatross around Mickey Mouse’s pencil-neck.

The network is responsible for Disney losing about half a billion dollars so far this year.

The Walt Disney Company began its fiscal year with a whimper, as the entertainment giant was unable to successfully fend off headwinds facing its cable business, reporting revenue that fell short of expectations.

After the close of markets Tuesday, Disney reported revenue of $14.8 billion and earnings of $1.55 a share for the three months ended Dec. 31, which the company classifies as the first quarter of its fiscal year. Analysts had estimated $15.3 billion in revenue and earnings of $1.50 a share on average for the most recent quarter.

Aww, that’s a shame. I have little use for ESPN, with the rare exception of soccer matches and college lacrosse games on ESPNU. The rest of the channel’s lineup is pure drek, in my opinion.

Cable networks, particularly ESPN, have been an albatross on Disney’s stock price even as the company’s two other major prongs, movies and theme parks, continue to perform well. As cheaper TV alternatives began to proliferate, ESPN hemorrhaged subscribers during the course of 2016 and is now at less than 88 million, compared with a peak of 100.1 million in 2011. At an estimated $7 per subscriber, that dip has been a substantial hit to Disney, especially considering media networks made up 49 percent of Disney’s profits during fiscal 2016.

You know the problem with ESPN – and I’m just spitballin’ here – is they are more about political correctness than they are about, you know, sports. They have led the charge on leftist activism, and have been known to fire analysts with opposing views, fire commentators because idiots see race in everything, and made half their viewership – namely, conservatives – feel unwelcome.

Personally, I would be very happy if ESPN went out of business. Thankfully, it appears their demise will have been self-inflicted.

Christmas Comes Early

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America may finally be turning the corner, as Bud Light pulled its ads featuring the grossly overrated Seth Rogen and the grossly overweight Amy Schumer. The reason for the ad campaign’s withdraw? People hate these two uber-liberal, unfunny hacks.

Bud Light ads mocking the presidential election and featuring comedian Amy Schumer and actor Seth Rogen were pulled a few weeks early because of declining beer sales, according to a news report released Monday.

The series of ads, titled “The Bud Light Party,” featured Schumer and Rogen stumping for the beer. The message was simple: Even if you can’t agree on politics, you can agree on Bud Light.

Now before you start dancing in the streets naked, here’s a companion piece guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Apparently, people are sick to death of the all liberal, all the time ESPN.

Nielsen announced its subscriber numbers for November 2016 and those numbers were the worst in the history of ESPN’s existence as a cable company – they lost 621,000 cable subscribers. That’s the most subscribers ESPN has ever lost in a month and it represents a terrifyingfor the company, an acceleration of subscriber loss that represents a doubling of the average losses over the past couple of years, when ESPN has been losing in the neighborhood of 300,000 subscribers a month.

These 621,000 lost subscribers in the past month alone lead to a drop in revenue of over $52 million and continue the alarming subscriber decline at ESPN. Couple these subscriber declines with a 24% drop in Monday Night Football ratings this fall, the crown jewel of ESPN programming, and it’s fair to call October of 2016 the worst month in ESPN’s history.

ESPN offers nothing to me anymore. I don’t like basketball or baseball, they discarded hockey years ago, and college football is broadcast on many other channels. On top of that, the company has taken a hard left turn, and has inserted politics into almost every one of its programs. I don’t want politics to seep its way into sports. I don’t give a rat’s ass about Barack Obama’s NCAA basketball pool, and Chris Berman is the most annoying sports “personality” in the history of television.

In my opinion, Bud Light and ESPN can join the NFL on the entertainment dung heap.

Babbling Brooks

brooks-marlow-houston-astrosMeet Houston Astros prospect Brooks Marlow.

Brooks is a simple man with simple tastes. He enjoys beef, beer, and baseball – preferably without the distraction of a mouthy bimbo’s screeching voice. Enter ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza.

Brooks Marlow, 23, who plays for the Houston Astros, has been disciplined by his team after criticizing Mendoza during the ESPN broadcast of the National League wild-card game between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets.

“No lady needs to be on ESPN talking during a baseball game – especially Mendoza, sorry,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

Wow, that is the most idiotic, sexist, misogynistic comment I have read in a very long time. Marlow should be ashamed of himself, and… wait? What the hell is that below?

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What? That… thing… is Jessica Mendoza? ESPN actually puts that rubbery face in front of a camera?

I hereby withdraw my criticism and apologize to Mr. Marlow. Yikes.