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(At the risk of getting tossed off Ricochet, I must admit that the idea for this came from a Saturday Night Live skit.) STEVE HARVEY: Welcome to Celebrity Family Feud, Stanley Cup Edition! Our producers spent three hours this morning explaining to me what hockey is, so we’re committed to putting on a great show […]

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Don’t Cry for Me, Caitlyn Jenner: ESPN and Media Comeuppance

 

ESPN has announced a massive round of layoffs today – over 100 people, many of them on-air talent – as the most expensive channel on cable television struggles to balance the books amid exploding sports licensing fees and plummeting cable subscriber numbers. But Outkick the Coverage (via National Review) notes that ESPN’s pronounced Leftward political lean may have played a large part in its current problems, too:

Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers.

Of course, the Lefty commenters on Deadspin.com – a site that has its own ESPN-like Leftward tilt – see things very differently:

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From PC Gamer:  According to SuperData, there’s now a bigger audience for gaming video than the combined audiences of HBO, Netflix, ESPN, and Hulu. For reference, Netflix’s subscriber count is somewhere near 100 million, while Hulu maintains about 12 million. For better or for worse, PewDiePie alone has over 54 million YouTube subscribers. [….] Preview […]

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Queen for a Day

 

I am really glad you weren’t there, because I blew a gasket when the storied race director, 75-year-old Tennnesee “Tenn” K. Pace, asked me to pull down my pants.

With the encouragement of my college basketball coach, Al E. Oops, I had registered to compete in the women’s division of the Movement Marathon, a fund-raiser to promote O.I.C. awareness. I showed up for the race in a stunning hot pink singlet and fuschia shorts. Underneath, I wore my brand new JogBra and down below, an advanced prototype of the new Tuck-It-In® jockey strap developed by my director of transgender products research, R.N.D. Funding.

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I typically like my sports politics free. Especially on just meat & potatoes kind of stuff. Even though I’m political I don’t like talking politics ALL the time and when I watch entertainment (sports and otherwise) I don’t like having politics thrown in my face constantly. Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, have a […]

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Two long suffering franchises will meet in this year’s World Series. The Cleveland Indians, who last won the Series in 1948 will face the Chicago Cubs who last won the World Series in 1908 and last appeared in the World Series way back in 1945, Below is a quick sketch of each team.   Preview […]

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One of the core principles of the cultural left is dissatisfaction.  Perhaps “destructiveness” would be a more apt term. It would be easy to characterize this dissatisfaction/destructiveness as merely objecting to the principles that made the United States a great nation.  And, of course, there is much of that in left-leaning ideology.  As I discussed […]

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For every great spectacle seen on television, there’s another great one that goes unseen – hundreds of unknown people like me toiling long hours to put programming onto your screens. Here’s a few snapshots from the recently concluded 116th U.S. Open Championship in the Pittsburgh suburb of Oakmont, Pennsylvania: Preview Open

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There’s a new-agey kind of trend in American professional sports, especially hockey, soccer, and women’s basketball, to name teams with words that have no plural form. Examples include the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Fire, Phoenix Mercury, Indiana Fever (?!), Seattle Storm, New York Liberty, and the Minnesota Wild. I don’t understand the reasons […]

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In mid-April I recounted to you the tale of being roped in to manage Xerox’s little league team. It was not a totally happy experience because, quite frankly, there are a lot of two-bit bullies out there and they seem to be drawn to youth sports like a magnet. Funny thing about magnets, though. They […]

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Sports in America is often considered one of our last great meritocracies. Perform well on the field, the diamond, the court, ring, or rink, and you’ll be rewarded. Anyone who has spent any time invested in team sport knows that isn’t necessarily true. In team sports, there are so many variables; so may rolls of […]

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Someone sent me an amazing link that I want to share. God doesn’t make mistakes – He brings reflection of His glory through each of us. This is an extraordinary example of what defines us as a loving country, as well as the amazing power of God’s grace to heal, to bring miracles to ordinary […]

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My dad was a huge Rams fan. He died in 1991 and I’m sure he would have been heartbroken after they moved to St. Louis. But now they’re coming back to L.A. and I’m seriously thinking of becoming a Rams fan (instead of remaining a lukewarm Chargers fan). I even googled “Los Angeles Rams gear” […]

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