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Old 08-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #106
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Just read that espnboston will be debuting in the next few weeks and they hired Mike Reiss away from the Globe. Ugh. Why must espn insist on encroaching on the local markets?
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Just read that espnboston will be debuting in the next few weeks and they hired Mike Reiss away from the Globe. Ugh. Why must espn insist on encroaching on the local markets?
To make more money.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #108
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I'd like to think it's done more out of spite, but they do need the money to pay for Herbstreit's hairstyling.
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I'd like to think it's done more out of spite, but they do need the money to pay for Herbstreit's hairstyling.
I'm pretty sure Disney's not launching these local sites out of spite.
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I just find it frustrating that the world wide leader isn't comfortable enough being just that. Are they trying to completely monopolize sports coverage everywhere? A little diversity isn't such a bad thing. God, I sound like a crotchety old man.
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I just find it frustrating that the world wide leader isn't comfortable enough being just that. Are they trying to completely monopolize sports coverage everywhere? A little diversity isn't such a bad thing. God, I sound like a crotchety old man.
They're a business unit, dude. They're not interested in diversity, or what you're comfortable with. They have deep pockets, and they're going to spend to make even more. Believe me, I wish it were not so but it is. You don't just sit on your revenue streams and settle for that when you identify other areas where you can generate more income, not when you're a gigantic corporate entity. Sadly.
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Just read that espnboston will be debuting in the next few weeks and they hired Mike Reiss away from the Globe. Ugh. Why must espn insist on encroaching on the local markets?
Isn't the Globe having serious financial problems? Seems like it'd just have been a matter of time before a writer of Reiss's caliber would have left.
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Just read that espnboston will be debuting in the next few weeks and they hired Mike Reiss away from the Globe. Ugh. Why must espn insist on encroaching on the local markets?
it's a good career move for Reiss. newspapers are dying a horrible death.
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Rick Reilly is anchoring SportsCenter. Dear Lord.
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"How'd I do as a Sportscenter anchor? Let's just say they should have put me in the Cohn of silence! If I had a bunch of Nichols for each time I screwed up, I'd be able to fund the purse for the Mayne event of the next big UFC fight!"
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Rick Reilly is certainly punny.

Puns are little plays on words that a certain breed of person loves to spring on you and then look at you in a certain self-satisfied way to indicate that he thinks that you must think that he is by far the cleverest person on Earth now that Benjamin Franklin is dead, when in fact what you are thinking is that if this person ever ends up in a lifeboat, the other passengers will hurl him overboard by the end of the first day even if they have plenty of food and water.
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Fuck.

Just, fuck.

And, again, it's things like this that contributed to my leaving a business I used to truly love.
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