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    ESPN is dying a slow death if it isn't already there.

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    ESPN is dying a slow death if it isn't already there.

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    Not to be rude about someone being fired, but seems like Woj had an effect here.

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    Not to be rude about someone being fired, but seems like Woj had an effect here.
    I'm sure he was partly the reason the rest of it was political agendas and cord cutting.

    They want ratings not legit reporting. Think of who is still there compared to who isn't.

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    It is, but I realize people will interpret anything in a way that fits their beliefs.

    Won't go into the politics of it any more, but I think it's pretty clearly ESPN getting lean from a business standpoint. They are trimming the fat of an obese organization in a rapidly changing business climate.

    I believe its both you can't lean one side over the other(regardless of which side you are on) people watch sports to escape the real world not be further immersed in it.

    They also don't want to pay high cable bills either when they can stream it at a fraction of the cost.

    There isn't just one answer here.

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    They got Chad Ford too

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    It is, but I realize people will interpret anything in a way that fits their beliefs.

    Won't go into the politics of it any more, but I think it's pretty clearly ESPN getting lean from a business standpoint. They are trimming the fat of an obese organization in a rapidly changing business climate.
    Stein and Ford were pretty reliable though. I guess now when I watch NBA trade twitter this Summer it'll just Woj and David Aldridge.

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    I wonder if TNT picks up Ford or Stein or both....
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    I didn't even know Ford was still around.
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    Nothing to do with politics at all. Its two key factors

    - Cord cutting means ESPN is making less money.
    - ESPN about to hire Woj and he has a hand in who is getting cut from the NBA perspective.

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    Saw this on another site. If this is accurate (I could see it happening) I would be ok with a package to watch my sports on youtube/twitter/a la cart packages

    Read point on another site, but this is evidence that the sports bubble will eventually burst and correct itself once the current TV deals expire. There are people like me who only have cable because of live sports programming. Otherwise, I could do without it. If people could without sports and drop cable, imagine what the could do to the rest of the cable networks? If I'm them, I'd be concerned too.

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    Overpaying for leagues is definitely the main reason. Like Clay Travis said on Outlick the Coverage, ESPN is dying because they thought Mike Conley deserved 30 million a year to play basketball. The NBA salaries are the most over inflated thing on Earth and the market doesn't bear it at all. It's unsustainable. The NBA is fine because they have the cash from the TV company suckers, but the collapse of ESPN shows that the increased salaries are not worth it for the parties who directly bear how much the public values the product. Clearly the public doesn't value it enough.

    The NBA business model is built on a foundation of sand.
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    ESPN over-extended itself, and is now paying the price as less people are buying cable. Both Stein and Ford seemed redundant, especially with Chris Broussard and Windhorst as other insiders? I mean how any insiders do you realistically need especially with Woj stealing all the thunder?

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    ESPN over-extended itself, and is now paying the price as less people are buying cable. Both Stein and Ford seemed redundant, especially with Chris Broussard and Windhorst as other insiders? I mean how any insiders do you realistically need especially with Woj stealing all the thunder?
    Windhorst is the LeBrat Whisperer that's why they keep him around.

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    ESPN over-extended itself, and is now paying the price as less people are buying cable. Both Stein and Ford seemed redundant, especially with Chris Broussard and Windhorst as other insiders? I mean how any insiders do you realistically need especially with Woj stealing all the thunder?
    Broussard's been gone for awhile man. Works for FOX Sports 1 now.

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    People who have never watched ESPN are getting rid of cable for streaming services. You don't cancel your entire cable package because you dislike one channel. The issue transcends politics. ESPN has been hemorrhaging money for years. And they shouldn't employ bigots like Curt Schilling and Colin Cowherd just to appease conservative viewers.

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    Andy Katz not being on during the draft anymore will be disappointing. He was let go as well. Heard he may have a job at the Vertical opposite Mannix

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    Other than the NBA draft (which God I wish TNT did) and whatever Pacer playoff games that ESPN has shown I can proudly say that I have not watched ESPN since sometime in the late 90's. The day I got NBAtv I never looked back.

    To tell you how long ago it was the last anchor on sportscenter I saw was Rich Eisen and I believe he now does the NFL network (I think).


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    Other than the NBA draft (which God I wish TNT did) and whatever Pacer playoff games that ESPN has shown I can proudly say that I have not watched ESPN since sometime in the late 90's. The day I got NBAtv I never looked back.

    To tell you how long ago it was the last anchor on sportscenter I saw was Rich Eisen and I believe he now does the NFL network (I think).
    Pretty sure Eisen was NFLN's first hire when they launched...in like 2004

    anyway, damn man, Stein and Andy Katz were two of my favorite ESPN guys.

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    Honestly, Bleacher Report has become my go-to phone app for all things basketball. What's crazy is that it felt like it was only 2-3 years ago that Bleacher Report wasn't a "credible" source for information. Throw in my podcasts, and I really don't need ESPN the cable channel.


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    Sorry to see him go, I always liked Stein.

    To see what ESPN has become is kind of disappointing, mid-90's ESPN with guys like Stuart Scott is ultimate nostalgia for me.

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    Layoffs end my 16 yr run covering the NBA Draft for ESPN on June 30. Will do my best to make next 60 days special for our Insider readers
    — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) April 29, 2017
    Chad Ford lives and works in Hawaii and has a FAR different career, his ESPN draft stuff is basically a side hustle for him. I assume he'll just move on from the "journalism" stuff.

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    Thank goodness Dan Le Batard and his father still have their jobs. Nothing says sports like dumping actual reporters for clowns.
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    Thank goodness Dan Le Batard and his father still have their jobs. Nothing says sports like dumping actual reporters for clowns.
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