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Steven:
Maybe someday they will realize we watched ESPN for sports and not for politics.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/espn-reportedly-cut-80-million-salaries-layoffs-article-1.3646329

Common Sense:
They've been laying off for a couple years now. Has nothing to do with politics. The thing thats killing ESPN is the fact that NBC and FOX have launched their own sports channels and they have bid on the big games. And gotten them!

NBC Sports covered 1/3 of the NASCAR races and a host of NFL games.
 
FS1 (Fox Sports) has been covering several D1 college conferences. And they have their own XM radio station. Add to that they have poached a lot of the ESPN hosts to compete; Skip Bayless being one and he has his own prime-time show now.

Barstool Sports has blown up on social media and is now getting their own XM station launching in the new year.

ESPN's problem is the market is blown up and other stations can pay more than personalities and commentary.

Skinsguy:

--- Quote from: Common Sense on November 21, 2017, 06:17:24 PM ---They've been laying off for a couple years now. Has nothing to do with politics. The thing thats killing ESPN is the fact that NBC and FOX have launched their own sports channels and they have bid on the big games. And gotten them!

NBC Sports covered 1/3 of the NASCAR races and a host of NFL games.
 
FS1 (Fox Sports) has been covering several D1 college conferences. And they have their own XM radio station. Add to that they have poached a lot of the ESPN hosts to compete; Skip Bayless being one and he has his own prime-time show now.

Barstool Sports has blown up on social media and is now getting their own XM station launching in the new year.

ESPN's problem is the market is blown up and other stations can pay more than personalities and commentary.

--- End quote ---

I think it's a little bit of politics, the fact that they have competition, and the fact that they have a dated business model. A lot of reasons why ESPN is failing.

LpMv2407:
paid big money for monday nfl games and the ratings have taken a dive this year.

Steven:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyswan/2017/10/11/espns-politics-are-killing-its-brand/#3d652d641429

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/06/espn-tells-hosts-to-get-more-political-then-replaces-black-conservative-who-got-political/

http://www.dailywire.com/news/10904/espn-admits-they-mistreat-conservatives-and-its-ben-shapiro#

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