ESPN long ago ceased to be any sort of credible news network but this makes even more official.
Shameful. Yet another instance in which money overrides ethical behavior and the search for truth.
Last edited by Sollozzo; 08-23-2013 at 10:32 AM.
And people still wonder why people do not take the NFL serious when it comes to concussions and player safety. I am sure the NFL flexed its muscles and pressured ESPN to pull out.
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Well I doubt if you can expect Fox Sports 1 to take up the mantle either. Doesn't News Corp still run Fox and still have something to do with DirecTV and therefore NFL Sunday Ticket?
ESPN doesn't care, and hasn't for a long time. I can't wait for Fox Sports.
Everybody ride the Scola train! WHOO WHOO
^ I wouldn't exactly count on FoxSports 1 to pick up the mantle of journalistic integrity.
More on the ESPN/Frontline Story:
ESPN's decision this week to remove itself from an investigative documentary with PBS's "Frontline" was the result of intense pressure from the National Football League, The New York Times reported.
According to the Times report, the league expressed its displeasure with ESPN's role on the two-part documentary at a lunch meeting last week in Manhattan involving NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Network president Steve Bornstein, ESPN president John Skipper and ESPN executive vice president John Wildhack. The documentary, scheduled to air Oct. 8 and 15, will focus on an area for which the NFL has drawn considerable public criticism in recent years: the league's poor record when it comes to addressing concussions suffered by its players.
Fox Sports isn't going to do anything considering that Fox is one of the largest NFL broadcasters. Fox and CBS show more games than anyone else and get the most playoff games. The NFL would strong arm Fox just like they did ESPN.
The NFL makes a ton of money for CBS, NBC, Fox, and the ESPN/ABC family. None of these entities are going to bite the hand that feeds them.
Not really surprising. The E in ESPN stands for Entertainment, and the N does not stand for news. They will do whatever is best for business for them.
Carmel HS Class of 2011
also possibly concussion-related.
ESPN is basically a public relations arm of the sports "establishment" and is under no obligation to be a serious journalistic source. Thankfully, this is the 21st century and there are tons of independent journalists out there who can get their stuff out on the internet. There will be a seminal report on this issue, one way or another.
Already stoked for 2013-2014.
Not really related, but I'd like to point how ****ing annoying it is to turn on ESPN and see them talking about RG3 EVERY ******* hour of every freaking day. God damn it, just SHUT UP. We don't give a **** about RG3, so just STOP IT.
Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.
read this about how much ESPN, and popular media in general, is awful;
stop clicking and watch what happens.