Jump to content
The Smoakhouse Forums

Recommended Posts

I would think that it's the reason simply based on knowing the people I know here in the south. You alienate over half of your southern audience by pushing a liberal agenda in almost all of your broadcasts. The conservative southern viewer will turn it off. I would expect the same reaction if ESPN pushed a extreme conservative agenda on their network.

 

The reason people watch ESPN is for SPORTS! I miss sports. I hate listening to Kellerman and Stephen A screaming at each other. That mess is for talk radio. Give me my highlights then show me a game... talk about the game, not the players sexual preference. Talk about the players not their religious beliefs. Talk about sports, not the people protesting the sport.

 

Sorry, I want to get back to sports and I can't watch sportscenter without vomiting in my mouth with their one sided views. I seriously only have ESPN on my Roku to catch games when they are on. In the mornings I will watch College basketball replays but I do not and will not watch mike and mike, sportscenter or that show where they argue... ??? first take ???

You do know foxsports 1 or whatever it's called with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the same type of topics on their show right? I think most sports news shows and networks discuss topics like that now. It's not the old days, things have changed. There are a lot of people that want to hear or see sports news networks discussing gossip, players that are protesting something, also players sexual preference and etc. I don't think this is the main reason ESPN is losing viewers. Are people not watching because of that in certain places? Of course. I just don't believe it's a huge percentage or majority of the viewers that's leaving. When ratings go down or stores lose money and decide to close down several locations, the right alway want to blame it on "politics" or the "liberal agenda". Sometimes it's not about that. Have you looked at the number of people leaving cable and dish? Maybe it's that. Maybe it's the type of shows that ESPN have on now. I barely watch espn now. I used to love it when Stuart Scott, Linda and Dan Patrick was mostly on there and when first take was a pretty good show years ago. However, now I just don't care for it. I don't like some of the people they have on there now. It's boring and their pregame for the NBA games....uhh, let's just say it's a mess. It's not worth watching now, unless a game is on. So, I can understand why the ratings are down and they are losing subscribers. I just don't believe it's mostly or all because of political reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How is it obvious?

Are you actually asking Lion to explain something to you? This should be good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We won't be discussing administrative decisions here.........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you actually asking Lion to explain something to you? This should be good.

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you actually asking Lion to explain something to you? This should be good.

Yes sir he usually confused, poor guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You do know foxsports 1 or whatever it's called with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the same type of topics on their show right? I think most sports news shows and networks discuss topics like that now. It's not the old days, things have changed. There are a lot of people that want to hear or see sports news networks discussing gossip, players that are protesting something, also players sexual preference and etc. I don't think this is the main reason ESPN is losing viewers. Are people not watching because of that in certain places? Of course. I just don't believe it's a huge percentage or majority of the viewers that's leaving. When ratings go down or stores lose money and decide to close down several locations, the right alway want to blame it on "politics" or the "liberal agenda". Sometimes it's not about that. Have you looked at the number of people leaving cable and dish? Maybe it's that. Maybe it's the type of shows that ESPN have on now. I barely watch espn now. I used to love it when Stuart Scott, Linda and Dan Patrick was mostly on there and when first take was a pretty good show years ago. However, now I just don't care for it. I don't like some of the people they have on there now. It's boring and their pregame for the NBA games....uhh, let's just say it's a mess. It's not worth watching now, unless a game is on. So, I can understand why the ratings are down and they are losing subscribers. I just don't believe it's mostly or all because of political reasons.

 

I don't watch FS1 unless there is a good b12 game on it or a nice replay of a UFC fight.... so there's that too... CBS Sports Net... I don't watch that trash either... I want sports and talk about sports. I will watch CNN, ABC News, and FOX News if I want to hear what lesbians, government prostitutes and random rednecks think about the rest of America... I want sports shows on sports networks. Period.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You do know foxsports 1 or whatever it's called with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the same type of topics on their show right? I think most sports news shows and networks discuss topics like that now. It's not the old days, things have changed. There are a lot of people that want to hear or see sports news networks discussing gossip, players that are protesting something, also players sexual preference and etc. I don't think this is the main reason ESPN is losing viewers. Are people not watching because of that in certain places? Of course. I just don't believe it's a huge percentage or majority of the viewers that's leaving. When ratings go down or stores lose money and decide to close down several locations, the right alway want to blame it on "politics" or the "liberal agenda". Sometimes it's not about that. Have you looked at the number of people leaving cable and dish? Maybe it's that. Maybe it's the type of shows that ESPN have on now. I barely watch espn now. I used to love it when Stuart Scott, Linda and Dan Patrick was mostly on there and when first take was a pretty good show years ago. However, now I just don't care for it. I don't like some of the people they have on there now. It's boring and their pregame for the NBA games....uhh, let's just say it's a mess. It's not worth watching now, unless a game is on. So, I can understand why the ratings are down and they are losing subscribers. I just don't believe it's mostly or all because of political reasons.

As a conservative, I have my own views on each and every topic. What gets said on a tv show, or posted on a message board doesn't sway my opinion. I watch HBO to see movies. I watch the networks when the shows that I like are on. If I'm wanting to hear the political opinions of others, I'll turn on one of the news networks. When I turn on ESPN, it's because I'm wanting to watch a game, or catch highlights of one I've missed. I could care less about the political leanings of the participants. They get paid quite well due to their physical gifts. Take those gifts away, and they're no different from me and you. It doesn't matter what their view on welfare, healthcare, the minimum wage, or gay marriage is. All I care about is how fast they can run or how hard they can hit. Far too much of today's media is caught up in politics. I don't believe the average American wants to have it shoved down their throat 24/7, from any angle. If ESPN was echoing Rush Limbaugh instead of Barack Obama, they'd still be losing viewers. People watch sports so they can get away from all the #### in their daily lives. When that #### gets dragged into it, they're going to look somewhere else.
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TrueBlue stole my answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate ESPN. I'm not paying for click bait articles. Give me Bleacher Report, Twitter and if I wanna get political, SDC. Fox Sports is a bad rehash of ESPN losers like Cowterd and Skip "Flipper" Bayless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey ESPN stick it where the sun don't shine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey ESPN stick it where the sun don't shine

They would, but due to budget cuts caused by their continuing to bleed $$$$, the guy in charge of that got laid off........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing worse then the media trying to social engineer society and the way people think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ESPN’s Sage Steele out as host of ‘NBA Countdown’ [Another Conservative Purged]
NY Daily News ^ | April 4, 2017 | Denis Slattery

Posted on 4/5/2017, 5:36:31 AM by C19fan

With the NBA playoffs less than two weeks away, ESPN is making a major roster change.

Veteran basketball analyst Sage Steele, who has courted controversy with her conservative comments on social media, will be replaced by Michelle Beadle as host of “NBA Countdown” on both ESPN and ABC, the networks announced Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ESPN’s Sage Steele out as host of ‘NBA Countdown’ [Another Conservative Purged]

NY Daily News ^ | April 4, 2017 | Denis Slattery

Posted on 4/5/2017, 5:36:31 AM by C19fan

With the NBA playoffs less than two weeks away, ESPN is making a major roster change.

Veteran basketball analyst Sage Steele, who has courted controversy with her conservative comments on social media, will be replaced by Michelle Beadle as host of “NBA Countdown” on both ESPN and ABC, the networks announced Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...

 

Shocker, and I liked Sage from her first day on Sportscenter and I think First Take...

 

She is one of the few hosts that I enjoyed looking at and hearing talk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, because if there's anything that guarantees ratings on sports networks, it's political ramblings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It appears their new rules only apply to conservative commentary.........if that's the case, watch the bottom finally fall out as far as their ratings.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ESPN recently fired one of their more conservative show hosters (Sage Steele), to replace her with one of their more vapid, progressive twitter agitators (Beadle). Apparently their crackdown on mixing political speech with sports only extended in one direction.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Espn makes me sick. I just watched a segment on first take where max kellerman defended lavar Vall's statement that basically said you can't play winning basketball if you have a lot of white people on the team. He is such a black man apologist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Espn makes me sick. I just watched a segment on first take where max kellerman defended lavar Vall's statement that basically said you can't play winning basketball if you have a lot of white people on the team. He is such a black man apologist.

That BLM movement is thinly disguised racism, propped up by educated fools and believed by mentally retarded sheep.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...