Dahnkster: I have a nephew that works for Cox cable mid-level management who told me that around $5-6 dollars of your cable bill goes to ESPN costs each month. There was an article in Variety in just the past couple days that claimed if satellite providers and cable companies were forced to offer 'ala carte' programming, that only about 20 national television broadcasting would have the viewership, infrastructure and customer base they need to survive.The Variety article cited that Wall Street executives estimated that a customer would have to pay almost $30 per month to get stand-alone ESPN, partly because of their exclusive contracts with NCAA football and other exclusive sports broadcasting contracts.ESPN is one of Disney's largest moneymakers, exceeding theme park and movie revenues during most quarters.Oh, and welcome back Keith.
violentsalvation: Oh wait, I incorrectly assumed it was Rush Limbaugh..Just kidding.
JohnnyRebel88: I wish they would bring back Craig Kilborn as well ,however since he took a shot at Keith last time he hosted, I don't foresee that happening anytime soon.
TheJoe03: Since he's not allowed to talk politics, this seems like a good move, he knows his sports and he's probably more intelligent than most of the other analysts and hosts on that channel.
Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: The only other person to get away with bucking ESPN is Tony Kornheiser -my favorite sports writer.Is Andy Rooney your favorite opinion writer too?I dont get the connection. But, no, I am not an Andy Rooney fan; although I am only really familiar with his work on 60 minutes after he was way past his prime.
bluorangefyre: TheJoe03: Since he's not allowed to talk politics, this seems like a good move, he knows his sports and he's probably more intelligent than most of the other analysts and hosts on that channel.THIS BAH GAWD/liked it when he very quickly called Bud Selig, "Acting commissioner for life."
RevMercutio: Which is amusing, considering Kilborn was essentially Olbermann as a fratboy
legion_of_doo: violentsalvation: Oh wait, I incorrectly assumed it was Rush Limbaugh..Just kidding.omgput Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann on at the same time. ESPN Assholes Tonight. that would be incredible.
ISO15693: They need to bring back the cheesy synth Vangelis theme they used in the 80's
Incorrigible Astronaut: Good. I don't care if the guy is a raging a-hole in real life. If you can get him to stay on sports, he's an amazing broadcaster.Triumph: Certainly not viewers.This is a lot better than the nonstop "debate" crap that they have right now, and it's only one hour on ESPN2. Outside of SportsCenter, PTI, and the occasional episode of 30 for 30, the channels are damn near unwatchable.
ManateeGag: As long as he talks baseball, I'm in.
OtherLittleGuy: ISO15693: They need to bring back the cheesy synth Vangelis theme they used in the 80's[farm7.staticflickr.com image 640x480]/next, you'll be pissing in the Carl Sagan Memorial Marijuana Field
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Olbermann is not a bad wordsmith. His politics just suck ass. That is all.
Rwa2play: fatalvenom: UNC_Samurai: Tom Mees?That idea won't float./same me a window seat//non-smoking
John Buck 41: Guess who won't be watching that arrogant asshole?
Yakk: I'd watch the reality TV version where ESPN middle management tries to get him to include the NFL, Tebow and the days trending news in every broadcast./After the All Star Game, switch to ESPN because the game was so good to get some extra coverage... they are talking about Mark Sanchez
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