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ESPN Is Hemorrhaging Subscribers And Pretending It Doesn't Matter

ESPN Is Hemorrhaging Subscribers And Pretending It Doesn't Matter

ESPN is doing a very bad job of pretending it isn’t deathly afraid of rapidly declining subscriber numbers. At the end of October, Nielsen released its monthly television subscriber numbers report,
Phrasing

Phrasing

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ESPN Columnist Accuses Fellow ESPNer Bill Barnwell Of Secretly Consulting For The Browns (UPDATES)

ESPN Columnist Accuses Fellow ESPNer Bill Barnwell Of Secretly Consulting For The Browns (UPDATES)

Tony Grossi—a former longtime Cleveland Browns beat writer and current talking head on ESPN 850 WKNR and contributor to ESPN Cleveland—wrote this morning on ESPN.com about the Browns’ upcoming
Fox Sports' Pivot To Video Killed Its Advertising Deal With Sports Illustrated

Fox Sports' Pivot To Video Killed Its Advertising Deal With Sports Illustrated

In the wake of Fox Sports’ recent decision to lay off most of its writers and editors, and this week’s firing of Jamie Horowitz amid a sexual harassment investigation, there remain a whole lot of
Ken Rosenthal Now Writing On Facebook Because Fox Sports Sucks Ass

Ken Rosenthal Now Writing On Facebook Because Fox Sports Sucks Ass

Ken Rosenthal, who has been at FOX Sports since 2005, tweeted this afternoon that he is “wait[ing] to find a new writing home” now that FoxSports.com is all-video. Yikes.
NFL Network Spends Entire Segment Predicting The Wrong Seattle Seahawks Schedule [Update]

NFL Network Spends Entire Segment Predicting The Wrong Seattle Seahawks Schedule [Update]

Professional moron Heath Evans joined Elliot Harrison yesterday during live training camp coverage on NFL Network to discuss and predict this year’s Seattle Seahawks schedule—but at no point did
ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown Acquires A Collinsworth

ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown Acquires A Collinsworth

The Collinsworth arms race has heated up. NBC’s Sunday Night Football has Cris, and as of this afternoon, ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown has Jac, son of Cris. That’s Jac up top (he’s the one on the
How Doris Burke Became The Best Damn Basketball Broadcaster There Is

How Doris Burke Became The Best Damn Basketball Broadcaster There Is

CLEVELAND—Doris Burke has never spoken a single word to Drake. And they never had dinner together, despite what the internet says. Before November of last year, when Drake famously wore a black shirt
How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers

How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers

Depending on who’s defining it, to whom, and why, SB Nation is either a popular website best-known for puckish, irreverent coverage and such whimsical projects as Jon Bois’s 17776, or a sprawling
SB Nation To Team Site Managers: You Do This For Love, Now Hit Your Quotas

SB Nation To Team Site Managers: You Do This For Love, Now Hit Your Quotas

Earlier this week Deadspin published a story about how SB Nation team sites’ traffic accounts for the vast majority of the network’s total traffic, even though the people who staff these sites are
Who Will Katie Nolan Be At ESPN?

Who Will Katie Nolan Be At ESPN?

Following months of speculation and a recent report that Katie Nolan had asked to be released early from her contract with Fox Sports, ESPN announced what everyone already expected: Nolan is joining
ESPN Is Trying Anything

ESPN Is Trying Anything

ESPN is reportedly bringing Barstool Sports personality PFT Commenter and supporting character Dan Katz on board for a late-night show on ESPN2. According to The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis, who first
NFL Assures Fans There's No Tolerance For Racial Slurs At Redskins Games

NFL Assures Fans There's No Tolerance For Racial Slurs At Redskins Games

Last night, Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor explained that he flipped a fan the bird following Monday night’s game against Kansas City after said fan called him a “nigger.” Like his middle fingers
The Short Life And Neverending Afterlife Of Rush Limbaugh's Disastrous ESPN Stint

The Short Life And Neverending Afterlife Of Rush Limbaugh's Disastrous ESPN Stint

There is a physical thing that happens to a certain type of Famous Terrible American, and once this thing begins happening it does not stop. It does not happen to every Famous Terrible American, and
Kirk Herbstreit Says Washington Should Be Thanking ESPN For Airing Their Games

Kirk Herbstreit Says Washington Should Be Thanking ESPN For Airing Their Games

College GameDay’s Kirk Herbstreit responded to Chris Petersen’s complaints about late-night Huskies kickoff times today, saying the Washington head coach should be thanking the Worldwide Leader for
SB Nation Memo To Underpaid Writers: Unspecific Changes Will Happen, Details To Come

SB Nation Memo To Underpaid Writers: Unspecific Changes Will Happen, Details To Come

SB Nation editor-in-chief Elena Bergeron wrote an internal memo to team-site bloggers today, publishing it on the company’s internal “Community Corner” page. It announced a few updates and a series of
Al Michaels Is Out Here Cracking Harvey Weinstein Jokes [Update]

Al Michaels Is Out Here Cracking Harvey Weinstein Jokes [Update]

“And let’s face it: the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they’re up by 14 points!” Read more...
Oh Hell Yes, Doris Burke Is Finally Doing The NBA Analysis She Deserves

Oh Hell Yes, Doris Burke Is Finally Doing The NBA Analysis She Deserves

On Valentine’s Day in 1988, Leandra Reilly Lardner became the first woman to serve as a play-by-play commentator on an NBA game. It was a live telecast between the New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia
What Is The Athletic's Plan Beyond Exterminating Newspapers?

What Is The Athletic's Plan Beyond Exterminating Newspapers?

If you aren’t a reader of The Athletic, a subscription-based and regionally focused conglomeration of sports sites, then you’ve probably at least heard of them after they went on a massive hiring
ESPN's New Social Media Policy: Don't "Embroil The Company In Unwanted Controversy"

ESPN's New Social Media Policy: Don't "Embroil The Company In Unwanted Controversy"

ESPN distributed new social media guidelines to its employees Thursday, which reinforced some existing rules about not breaking news exclusively on social media, respecting colleagues, and—oh wait,