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Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:40:08 PM »
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The NFL has not been doing too well since the media sensation surrounding players kneeling for the national anthem. Ratings and players notoriety and support have taken a hit because people are sick and tired of watching others disrespect the flag and the veterans and service members who fought for it. Now ESPN is taking a hit because of it.

After the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources have told reporters from Sports Illustrated that ESPN is expected to lay off more than 100 of their staffers. The positions that are being targeted for layoffs are front facing talent on the television end of the business, executives, producers, as well as technology and digital staffers. On-air talent is being considered for a cut because of how much ratings have plummeted as well as viewership. The on-air talent is being held responsible for not keeping people’s attention.


owever, ESPN officials have refused to publicly comment to Sports Illustrated. Hiring has continued though, so it appears that layoffs will be considered for older employees who have been with the network longer. A sort of out with the old and in with the new type of deal.

Sports Illustrated reported,

“In Oct. 2015 the company laid off roughly 300 employees, about 4-5% of its workforce—a particularly brutal act of gutting given the long tenures of many of those who were cut. Many of those employees helped build the foundation of ESPN and had given their professional life to the company.

Last April, ESPN eliminated around 100 journalists and on-air personalities. At that time the company said: “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of our resources, and that sometimes involves difficult decisions.” ESPN continues to be impacted by the changing habits of consumers including cord-cutting and cord-nevers (those who have never purchased a cable subscription) as well as the rising costs of sports rights. The network has dropped in households from 100.13 million in 2011 to an estimated 87.5 million households today.

Part of the reason ESPN will conduct the moves in late November/early December, two sources said, is to get employees an additional year in the stock vesting program. Last month Michael McCarthy of Sporting News first noted a round of layoffs were coming to ESPN. If you have endured layoffs at your place of employment, you know how extraordinary awful they are. Multiple ESPN employees in speaking with SI said the atmosphere in Bristol is tense, especially in the SportsCenter division. Asked to characterize how employees are feeling, one longtime on-air anchor offered one word: “Queasy.””

The Free Beacon reported,

“The network has suffered from steep expenditures on broadcasting deals in tandem with a reduced subscriber base, even as it has made a series of public missteps.
One public relations challenge came when “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter and then called for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ advertisers. ESPN suspended her for twice violating company social media policy, and Trump publicly mockedthe network for its ratings.

Executive decisions have also harmed the network’s image. Examples include the rapid canceling of a partnership with Barstool Sports and the controversial removal of an Asian-American announcer from a University of Virginia football game over his name’s similarity to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Rumors of layoffs surfaced in October, when Sporting News reported that 40 to 60 positions would be eliminated. Even with that modest estimate, sources were saying at the time that the layoffs would affect popular people at all levels. “This time it won’t matter if you’re ‘liked’ or not. It’s not going to be pretty,” one source said.”

The irony of this report coming out a day after Veterans Day cannot be lost on, or forgotten by anyone. NFL ratings through ESPN have been decreasing rapidly and it is in no small part due to the fact that players have been kneeling during the national anthem. Football viewership has a stronghold in middle America and average citizens love America, work hard, and respect this country. They have chosen not to tune in because of it.

The MLB does not have this issue and the NFL would do well to look at the MLB as an example of what to do if they want to remain relevant and making money. Because if they continue on the path they are going their ratings will get worse and their business will flop.

Given that yesterday was Veterans Day this is very good news. People need to be held responsible. And the best part of it all is that these paid athletes and celebrity sports entertainers are being held responsible with their layoffs based purely on the fact that their actions have consequences and nobody wants to watch them anymore.

Share if you agree that there is a correlation between a failing ESPN and players in the NFL kneeling during the national anthem!
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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 05:45:15 PM »
Check out the empty seats at the oldest rivalry in the NFL, Packers/Bears.
The American public has spoken with their wallets once again.


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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 05:59:57 PM »
Check out the empty seats at the oldest rivalry in the NFL, Packers/Bears.
The American public has spoken with their wallets once again.

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The Bears announced official attendance for Sunday's game was 55,661, meaning 5,624 tickets went unused. Granted, poor weather conditions did not help matters, nor does the fact that the Bears suck.

Chicago entered the game 3-5 having won two of their last three games and favored against the Packers for the first time since 2008. Despite early momentum they were unable to come away with a victory over Green Bay, playing with out Aaron Rodgers. Or Brett Favre.

We went to a sports bar yesterday that was packed and so loud it made my fillings rattle. Am just too old for this shit. Don't worry about the billionaire colluders of the NFL-- they'll be just fine. The fans say so.
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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 06:37:57 PM »
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The NFL has not been doing too well since the media sensation surrounding players kneeling for the national anthem. Ratings and players notoriety and support have taken a hit because people are sick and tired of watching others disrespect the flag and the veterans and service members who fought for it. Now ESPN is taking a hit because of it.

After the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources have told reporters from Sports Illustrated that ESPN is expected to lay off more than 100 of their staffers. The positions that are being targeted for layoffs are front facing talent on the television end of the business, executives, producers, as well as technology and digital staffers. On-air talent is being considered for a cut because of how much ratings have plummeted as well as viewership. The on-air talent is being held responsible for not keeping people’s attention.

//Share if you agree that there is a correlation between a failing ESPN and players in the NFL kneeling during the national anthem!

Right wing agitprop.

You brought this up before, and I explained this to you. Now, the Free Beacon, a notorious right wing shitsite. What's next? Breitbart? The Blaze? Nuggets harvested from Sean Hannity's colon?

ESPN's financial woes have NOTHING to do with players kneeling, tantrums by pampered billionaires or the fantasies of conservatards. They have far more to do with the vagaries of being part of the ABC/Disney entertainment colossus and the changing economics of the marketplace of cable TV. This is my business, so I know a little about this.

Background: Cable providers pay networks like ESPN and TNT a certain amount per subscriber (sub) for programming each month. ... The median price paid for each channel a subscriber gets is 14 cents. ESPN is estimated to cost $8.37 per month in 2018. Every contract has a term, and when the term is up, there is a negotiation, typically in which the network runs nasty announcements about the greedy MSO not wanting to pay them. Meanwhile, consumers are tired of the twice-yearly rectal probes in the form of rate hikes. By and large, programming is the largest part of your cable bill. And the most expensive single part of your programming bill is ESPN.

ESPN is in trouble for 2 big reasons that have nothing to do with Kap, kneeling or Dolt 45. A survey run in Jan. 2016 showed that more than half of cable subscribers would be happy to drop ESPN to save $8 a month. ESPN probably won't be able to go "over-the-top" with a Netflix-style offering in an economical way, because they would have to charge multiples of what their bundled costs are right now. And there are not enough spots fans. A Wall Street Journal report cited analysts who estimated that ESPN would need to charge $30 for an over-the-top offering that would bring its parent company Disney the same amount of money its channels currently do.

EsPN is fucked for growth. And this was in Jan 2016. Seeing the writing on the wall,  ESPN had laid off 300 employees in fall 2015. Many of these are on air people, because that's where the money is.

And then there is cord-cutting. Sick of cable bills, more and more people are getting their video via internet (smart TVs), mobile phone, video game consoles, and satellite (which has the same business model as cable.) Cord cutters are internet customers, but they are not cable TV subs. So, less $$$ for the cable company, and less for ESPN.

Consumers clamor for "unbundled" cable services, IOW paying only for the channels you actually watch. With ESPN getting something like four times as much per cable subscriber as competitors, says the market would not tolerate an $8 price tag.

Also, ever notice the plethora of holiday "bowl games?" I put that in quotes because there are about 10-15 games worth watching, with the rest a menu of dreck and filler. The Beef O'Brady Bowl? Where you can see the fourth place team in the MAC conference play the fifth place team in the Sun Belt. Really? Guess where you can see aaaallllllllllll those bowl games?

That's right.

The network paid far too much to acquire live sports rights like the College Football Playoff and all these bowl games.

There is more. But I'm tired.

Just want you to realize that there is far more nuanced top this story than a handful of right wing propaganda artists would like to make of it on their way to claiming disproportionate credit for a set of circumstances they had ability little to influence.
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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 06:43:43 PM »
There is more. But I'm tired.

I smell a Blog Article.  :icon_sunny:

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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 06:52:32 PM »


 meaning 5,624 tickets went unused. Granted, poor weather conditions did not help matters,
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It's perfect football weather for Christ's sake.
56 hundred useless eaters didn't bother to show up for the oldest rivalry in the sport. THAT'S BIBLICAL SURLY. C'MON Man....
Scalpers may as well get a real job.
Is your brain still ringing from the festivities or to much brew ?
No cherry picking on sources either. Newz is newz, it's all skewed. That's why cops get multiple reports of traffic accidents. Hope your not drinkin' & drivin'.
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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 07:00:58 PM »
There is more. But I'm tired.

I smell a Blog Article.  :icon_sunny:

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I should have posted this article on the death of retail.

By next year at this time I won't be surprised if lame stream TV even exists. Along with pro sports, the U.S. Congress, fucking Wal-Mart.
I saw a report today that stated that 2/3rds of Congress will be indicted & jailed when all this sex trafficking for fun & profit gets handled.
Surly, I get your defensive meltdown position. Once you go woo-woo, you don't go back.

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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 12:35:44 AM »
Once you go woo-woo, you don't go back.

Apparently so.


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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 03:05:43 AM »
Once you go woo-woo, you don't go back.

Apparently so.


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I've heard that.

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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 03:17:24 AM »
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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
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Going into the 5th dimension kicking & screaming is an option.
Not the highest & best option in my opinion.
Folks love choices....
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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 05:57:09 AM »

Going into the 5th dimension kicking & screaming is an option.
Not the highest & best option in my opinion.
Folks love choices....

Choices can be good if you have some CFS.  If you are living in Woo-Woo Land, not so good.

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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 07:00:18 AM »
There is more. But I'm tired.

I smell a Blog Article.  :icon_sunny:

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Whothefuck wants to read a blog article about ESPN's financial squeeze on a doomer site?

The only reason I responded so fulsomely is that I work in the cable business, and it annoys the living shit out of me when the butt-picking, window licking MAGA crowd claims credit for a phenomenon that they have almost no ability to influence, that started before their limited attention spans, and that is driven by factors far beyond their understanding. Shit, a complete cmoprehension is beyond MY full understanding.

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Re: Massive Layoff’s Just Hit NFL After Veterans Day Fiasco
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 03:54:04 PM »

Going into the 5th dimension kicking & screaming is an option.
Not the highest & best option in my opinion.
Folks love choices....

Choices can be good if you have some CFS.  If you are living in Woo-Woo Land, not so good.

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5D is not a place. It's a vibrational frequency.
Here's an example that may help. Not far from me is another desert. The Sonoran desert.
I live in the Mohave desert. However, if I drive roughly 40 miles south, I'm in the Sonoran desert.
What makes a desert different is it's plant life. Here in the Mohave we have Joshua trees. They live in 2
areas of the planet, northern Az. & the Middle East. In the Sonoran desert there are no Joshua trees. However, the Sonoran has those
tall organ pipe cactus, called Saguaro.
There is a region where both Joshua & Saguaro live. The merging of both deserts.
That area is perhaps 5-10 miles from north to south.

3D & 5D is conjoined by 4D the blend of both vibrational frequencies.
We are in that zone now.
Moving out of 3D & vibrating up to 5D.

4D is a rough neighborhood so to speak. Loads of confusion. A mix of both worlds, crazy stuff.

When I say that you can't take your baggage of our old reality with you means that in 5D
PAGGLES (Pride,Anger,Greed,Gluttony,Lust,Envy,Sloth) won't resonate there. Minimal duality.

When the dust settles in what we are experiencing now, we will feel bliss'd out. At peace.

This is why people & their silly-ass causes are a waste of personal time.

I wasn't trying to be mean to Surly, I was trying to convey a msg.
Sometimes I'm lacking in delivery.

So where's the doom ? It's everywhere.... in 3D !

Currently, as of this writing, our Sun  :icon_sunny: is blasting us with energy.
I can feel it, the animals are certainly feeling edgy as well.
When I go outside on the back patio & watch the quail,dove & other animals, they're acting all schizo.
The quail run from bush to bush as if death from above is eminent. That's not normal.
When I go to the store people seem terse. Uncomfortable, to say the least.

Anyway, I hope this helps. 
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Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
And stars fill my dream
I’m a traveler of both time and space
To be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race
This world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait
All will be revealed

 

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