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2013-07-17 02:34:46 AM  
3 votes:
Certainly not viewers.
2013-07-17 12:14:33 AM  
2 votes:
I've always liked him.  Even when I disagree with him, I find him insightful and provocative.  I especially admire his willingness to speak his mind even when it's unpopular to do so.

The only other person to get away with bucking ESPN is Tony Kornheiser -my favorite sports writer.
2013-07-17 12:08:49 AM  
2 votes:
Good for him, that's where he shined, sanely.
2013-07-17 05:28:49 PM  
1 vote:
Olbermann is not a bad wordsmith.  His politics just suck ass.  That is all.
2013-07-17 11:24:46 AM  
1 vote:
This would have been cool a decade ago, now it reeks of desperation from both parties.

/fark espn
2013-07-17 09:59:23 AM  
1 vote:
I would actually watch SportsCenter again if he and Dan Patrick were hosts.
2013-07-17 08:55:52 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sure Bill O'Reilly sometimes wishes he could go back to journalism.
2013-07-17 08:33:43 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder if "Miss Precious Perfect" will make guest appearances??????

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2013-07-17 08:26:37 AM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: Tom Mees?

That idea won't float.
2013-07-17 08:07:11 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-07-17 07:24:32 AM  
1 vote:
Sidney Poitier?
2013-07-17 06:31:29 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-07-17 12:10:06 AM  
1 vote:

violentsalvation: Good for him, that's where he shined, sanely.

yes and making him keep politics out of it will help immensely.
2013-07-16 11:56:51 PM  
1 vote:
As long as he talks baseball, I'm in.
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