November 29, 2017

ESPN Exceeds Expectations and Fires 150 More People
— Ace

Pretty soon "The Ocho" will refer to the number of employees on ESPN's payroll.



Posted by: Ace at 08:56 AM | Comments (501)
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1 "Unexpectedly"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 29, 2017 08:54 AM (KUaJL)

2 Foist. nyul nyuk nyuk

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at November 29, 2017 08:54 AM (Vji0+)

3 He has altered the deal. Pray he does not alter it further. Or pray that he does, probably.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 29, 2017 08:54 AM (KUaJL)

4 I missed it by thaaaat much!

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (Vji0+)

5 #Winning!

Posted by: rifraf at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (RiEBD)

6 But liberal Dan LeBatard was gloating to Clay Travis a few months ago that ESPN's business model was untouchable. Clay is right, ESPN is Blockbuster Video.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (OD2ni)

7 called the corgis

Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (N3JsI)

8 So as usual the "Little" people suffer and not the on screen talent.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (SjImc)

9 What did those 150 people even do in the first place? Write anti-American banter for the color-commentators?

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (42M22)

10 Gotta be some sexual predators at ESPN you would think?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at November 29, 2017 08:55 AM (Vji0+)

11 The best part is that this won't do anything to stop the bleeding.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2017 08:56 AM (YdCt8)

12 I'm Cotton McKnight, and here with me is Pepper Brooks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 29, 2017 08:56 AM (NWiLs)

13 John Skipper? Is that a real name?

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 08:56 AM (OD2ni)

14 What, this? 'tis but a flesh wound!

Posted by: ESPN at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (YdCt8)

15 How's that for a corporate "Merry Christmas" wish?

A pink slip.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (I6UVN)

16 The news today gets better and better....

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (ZM2xo)

17 I'm surprised that they have 150 white guys still left to fire over there.

Posted by: Moar Cowbell Please at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (ILs+b)

18 At some point you'd think all those investment houses and stockholders  would demand Disney unload this steaming pile.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (jxbfJ)

19 15 How's that for a corporate "Merry Christmas" wish? A pink slip. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 01:57 PM (I6UVN) The suits will still get their bonuses.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (NWiLs)

20 Wait a minute, Skipper is at the helm? Where is Gilligan?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (I6UVN)

21 It was when they changed their acronym to mean Eat Shit, Patriotic Normals that I knew the network was doomed.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (42M22)

22 This is a blow for diversity as it shows that even a cracker ass white guy CEO can fuck up.

Posted by: porg herder at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (otbkS)

23 Willow'd (once again!) in last thread: 655 I guess their endgame now is to cleanse/purify and then, filled with self-righteous indignation, go nuts on Sexual Harassment Trump in 2020. Posted by: Organ Chart at November 29, 2017 01:48 PM (qYCgM) Their timing is a bit off, then - by about a year. The American public has the attention span of fruitflies. By 2019 everyone will be sick to death of the topic. The left normally understands the value of timing - which is why the Roy Moore allegations just came out. (Even then, I would say they're losing their touch. Should have waited until about 1 and a half weeks before the election, like they did with Dubya and the drunk driving allegations. Enough time to get the word out and smear the candidate - not enough time to mount an effective rebuttal. ) Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 29, 2017 01:55 PM (ZM2xo)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (ZM2xo)

24 Winning bigly, I'm still not tired of it.

Posted by: CalGirl at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (Ri/rl)

25 Fox Sports is tilting left also...that is what happens when you employ "athletes" who can run and catch but seem to think they are qualified to make comments on real life and politics. And more than that I will not say

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 08:57 AM (SjImc)

26 I have reached Peak Turgid.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (YdCt8)

27 Clay is right, ESPN is Blockbuster Video. Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 01:55 PM (OD2ni) Well, shit. You might not know it, but Alaska is the last bastion of Blockbuster. So, are we stuck with smut worthless ESPN too?

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (7UW64)

28 If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a pink slip.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (3BFzK)

29 I'm bitter that ace made The Ocho joke and I didn't. Sigh. While I adore the rustic charm of the new comments thingy gray box, I do miss being able to post gifs. Presume that's a bold strategy, Cotton gif here.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (mf5HN)

30 But President Trump said something or another! *clutches pearls *

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (TfkfW)

31 6 But liberal Dan LeBatard was gloating to Clay Travis a few months ago that ESPN's business model was untouchable. Clay is right, ESPN is Blockbuster Video. Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 01:55 PM (OD2ni) LeBatard, unfortunately, is one of the few who actually IS untouchable. His show on ESPN Radio originates from a station owned by a different broadcaster, so even if ESPN dropped his radio show, his station would continue to keep him on.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (XMDuf)

32 How could this happen!?! I was praying for them.

Posted by: Brad Van Pelt at November 29, 2017 08:58 AM (EzdLW)

33 Kneel before DJT assholes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (LjR2k)

34 How can this month get any better?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (2X7pN)

35 That's a lot of inappropriate behavior. Or is there some other reason people get fired these days?

Posted by: Lily(former Bronco Superfan) now of AoSHQ assassin in the night at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (Re5sb)

36
Merry Christmas to the 150! - espn

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (r+sAi)

37 "20 Wait a minute, Skipper is at the helm? Where is Gilligan?" Being a human sandwich between Ginger and MaryAnn. Throw in Lovey for the club sandwich.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (OD2ni)

38 Any on air assholes fired?

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (LiyEm)

39 Has Scott VanPelt weighed in yet? I'll wait to see what he has to say since I'm one of those non watching rubes. Maybe the 150 employees can hop in the unemployment line with Keillor, Rose and Lauer.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (aHLmf)

40 If ESPN was as simple and goofy as ESPN 8 in 'Dodgeball', it wouldn't be having these problems. Burn, baby, burn.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/i] [/b] at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (xJa6I)

41 Sucks to be them, especially with Nelson Muntz around. HA - HA !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (Ktb8D)

42 While I adore the rustic charm of the new comments thingy gray box, I do miss being able to post gifs. Presume that's a bold strategy, Cotton gif here. Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 01:58 PM (mf5HN) There was a time we could post gifs?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 29, 2017 08:59 AM (72PAC)

43 can we blame the color rush football uniforms?

Posted by: porg herder at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (otbkS)

44 Took me a long time to catch up with comments on the previous thread. Didn't get to ask this question on it.
What exactly does acting presidential mean?
My nephew who I love and respect used that excuse for not voting in 2016. Wouldn't vote for Hillary and couldn't bring himself to vote for PDT. Not presidential.
I'm confused. Who writes the job description for president of the US? Isn't the president supposed to be a representative of the people of the US. We're not all alike. We have different personalities, quirks, etc.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (N3JsI)

45 "30 for 30: Fall Of A Crappy Sports Dynasty"

Posted by: Zod at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (Bdeb0)

46 Pretty soon, their "cameraman" will consist of one dude frantically running around the sidelines with his cell phone.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (ZM2xo)

47 26 I have reached Peak Turgid. Posted by: garrett The New Cosmology: Earth Solar System Galaxy Galactic Cluster Universe Multiverse The group-schadenboner caused by Trump's presidency

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (42M22)

48 25 Fox Sports is tilting left also...that is what happens when you employ "athletes" who can run and catch but seem to think they are qualified to make comments on real life and politics. And more than that I will not say

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 01:57 PM (SjImc)


Well we've been letting the Hollywood types preach to us about real life and politics for how long?  And what qualifications do they have besides they can read a script?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (jxbfJ)

49 ESPN's business model makes as much sense as Playboy hiring Gloria Steinham and Lena Dunham to run the Mansion....

less even

1) Spend Billions on Sports rights

2) Do all in our power to alienate sports fans with one sided partisan politics

3) WINNING!@Nothing

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (SzZnW)

50 None of the on-air alleged "talent" are going. Yet.
All behind the scenes grunts.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (O5Q3r)

51 Well. Darn.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (tVWQB)

52 Bring out your dead.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (LjR2k)

53 ESPN was as simple and goofy as ESPN 8 in 'Dodgeball', it wouldn't be having these problems. Burn, baby, burn. __________ that's what the world needs, a platform for dumbjocks and dumber sports journalists to act like they were elected god.

Posted by: porg herder at November 29, 2017 09:00 AM (otbkS)

54 GIFs and all kinds of nifty things. Until us deplorables broke the blog in techni-colour animation. Then Pixy Misa had to take the toys away.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (I6UVN)

55
The gray box is a classic, like levi's and coca-cola.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (r+sAi)

56 52 Bring out your dead. Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 02:00 PM (LjR2k) I understood that reference.

Posted by: Captain America at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (72PAC)

57 they did tend to overrate McNabb

Posted by: x at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (nFwvY)

58 No, it think that's skipper as in maggots in the salt pork.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (Ktb8D)

59 Run-ROH  Bipartsian group of house critters pushing to publish all the pervs that used our money to buy off the women and men molested by democrats.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (3BFzK)

60 Prior:
This is all about him; this not a fight for us, this is juvenile behavior. Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla

Some people are going to be very surprised when their "Win a free Weakly Standard cruise" turns out to be a canoe on the Anacostia.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (FhXTo)

61 Posted by: Brad Van Pelt at November 29, 2017 01:58 PM (EzdLW) My name is Scott, Brad. S,c,o,t,t. You were a linebacker.

Posted by: Scott Van Pelt at November 29, 2017 09:01 AM (EzdLW)

62 Wait? Blockbuster is still in business? Damn - I still owe them $2 for not rewinding Weekend at Bernie's.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (tVWQB)

63 ESPN is firing 150 people today. ............ Obviously ESPN employees should quit fondling their old man balls in front of the secretaries.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (2WITp)

64 44 Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 29, 2017 02:00 PM (N3JsI)

Acting Presidential means:

1) for democrats- going on late night shows lambasting a candidate in an active campaign you've been term limited out of

2) for Republicans....doing the downward dog with lube

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (SzZnW)

65 I hear that an ill wind blows no good, but I will throw caution to that wind and say that I am am thrilled that ESPN is going down the toilet, and that the rest of the lecherous, self- congratulating media is being hoist by its own petard. The leftist media can eat shit and die.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (TdMsT)

66 Good. See where injecting politics gets you as a SPORTS station? Well done, ESPN. You weren't satisfied surviving all of the sexual assault allegations a few years back. You HAD to go full retard......

Posted by: Sponge at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (xttKs)

67 Linus had another brother?

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (LjR2k)

68 Somebody yesterday said NFL merchandise sales were down 20% (from last year/same time? dunno). Anyway, have been wondering about that, and franchise revenue (the non-TV $ that owners get to themselves). Suppose it's impossible to track, since privately held companies. Read one of Travis' ESPN analyses, seems he thinks they are doome for fundamental, not political, reasons. Same reason newspapers and some other legacy media are in trouble, actually. Much more the biz model changes than their wildly unprofessional, distorted version of journalism, probably. Impossible to quantify or prove, but anecdotal evidence is overwhelming.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (2835Q)

69 Too many readers out there.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (7ZVPa)

70 Was that nasty Jemele woman canned?

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2017 09:02 AM (uLuPn)

71 The Ocho

at least we have a thread that's not all about the Seis.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:03 AM (FhXTo)

72 But without the Trotskyites on the cathode-ray machine, how shall I know if the Red Stockings have defeated the Trolley-Dodgers?

Posted by: anachronistic dude with a handle-bar mustache at November 29, 2017 09:03 AM (42M22)

73 Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt

Posted by: Hands Solo at November 29, 2017 09:03 AM (EzdLW)

74 17 I'm surprised that they have 150 white guys still left to fire over there. Posted by: Moar Cowbell Please at November 29, 2017 01:57 PM (ILs+b) made me lol.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:03 AM (e8nXh)

75 The Ocho sounds like some Mexican tele-drama.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 09:03 AM (I6UVN)

76 ESPN is firing 150 people today. Good thing they gave the CEO tanking the company a raise and extension. Roger Goddell: Makes perfect sense to me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 09:03 AM (493sH)

77 26 I have reached Peak Turgid. Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2017 01:58 PM (YdCt Steady on there, Garrett, or you'll need emergency medical care come January when the NFL starts flailing like a fat chick choking on pork rinds. I expect sales of NFL crap to tank this Christmas.

Posted by: kathysaysso at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (vkS2Z)

78 "less even 1) Spend Billions on Sports rights" ESPN is afraid to admit that it way, way overpaid for the NBA rights package because to admit that would be racist.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (OD2ni)

79 Politcs  + Sports =  Politcs

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (ymnmz)

80 Let me know when that racist cvnt Jemele Hill is fired.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (r9UYA)

81 El "ocho" is mi nombre para mi verga.

Posted by: Jukin el deplorable at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (3BFzK)

82 Ocho Cinquo.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (LjR2k)

83 I recall someone in a thread, months ago maybe, talking about how CBS had some of the top rated TV shows, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Green Arces. Wikipedia says Robert Wood was the tool behind it. Couldn't face his buddies at cocktail parties. It was all about social status of some dumbshit in a suit. ESPN seems to have dug up Robert Woods' corpse and put him in charge of augering another network into the ground.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/i] [/b] at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (xJa6I)

84 Reap Me.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (QQ+il)

85 We need moar firings! Do your part. Cancel your cable where you finance ESPN whether you want to or not.

Posted by: Moar Cowbell Please at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (ILs+b)

86 Beaver Pelt > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:04 AM (TfkfW)

87 62 Wait? Blockbuster is still in business? Damn - I still owe them $2 for not rewinding Weekend at Bernie's. Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 29, 2017 02:02 PM (tVWQB) With compound interest and late fees that comes out to...$844,671.29.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 29, 2017 09:05 AM (NWiLs)

88 Linus had another brother? Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 02:02 PM (LjR2k) Actually, he did. Rerun.

Posted by: Sponge at November 29, 2017 09:05 AM (xttKs)

89 78 Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 02:04 PM (OD2ni)

"How could I be angry...did you see how happy Ma-ron James is there at Golden State?"

//ESPN negotiator

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:05 AM (SzZnW)

90 Hate to be a killjoy, but ESPN has about 4000 employees (8000 worldwide.) So 150 is really not that many.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 29, 2017 09:05 AM (ul9CR)

91 OOOOHHH!!! Right in the testicles!

Posted by: Cotton McKnight at November 29, 2017 09:05 AM (NWiLs)

92 86 Beaver Pelt > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 02:04 PM (TfkfW) Beaver Fur Oil>Beaver Pelt > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt

Posted by: Emma Watson at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (72PAC)

93 ESPN would be suffering even if they hadn't decided to go all left politics, but their antics aren't helping matters any.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (39g3+)

94 90 Hate to be a killjoy, but ESPN has about 4000 employees (8000 worldwide.) So 150 is really not that many. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 29, 2017 02:05 PM (ul9CR) True, but it's a start.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/i] [/b] at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (xJa6I)

95 Employment is a Human Right. One must have a job, and once you have a job, it can never be taken from you. It's in the Union Contract. What are these unemployed sports casters supposed to do? Work for Starbucks? Someone call the UN Human Rights Council.

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (KdDCu)

96 I used to love those memos they'd send out when I got laid off. "We believe these moves, while painful, will strengthen us to better serve our market in the future".
Fuck you! I just lost my job! I don't care about your future! I hope the building collapses and you all fucking die!

Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (O5Q3r)

97 87 62 Wait? Blockbuster is still in business?

Damn - I still owe them $2 for not rewinding Weekend at Bernie's.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 29, 2017 02:02 PM (tVWQB)

With compound interest and late fees that comes out to...$844,671.29.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 29, 2017 02:05 PM (NWiLs)


For $844,671.00 less you could have bought Blockbuster out entirely.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (jxbfJ)

98 Lt. Drebin, "Nice beaver."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (I6UVN)

99 You know, if ESPN showed sports, they might actually turn their ship around. Of course Captain John Skipper would start calling tiddlywinks and competitive Shoots-n-Ladders sports and redirect the ship right into another iceberg. But at least they might get a day or two of less choppy waters.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (H8S+R)

100 Two weeks: "Hi welcome to E-SPiN! I'm Caitlin, one of the high school interns, and this is Brad, who is like, a total, dork and another of the high school interns." "Right back at you zit face. Actually we're all high school interns cause that's all that's left." "You still dating your hand Brad? Anyway, we're here to talk about sports and stuff, that's like so boring. Like I was telling Mandy last night, I mean, I finally get to work at a television network and it's like sports and not the fashion channel and I'm so disappointed." *Brad is texting* "Anyway, I was telling Mandy - what? *reads text* I do not smell like an Egyptian fish market!" *smacks Brad upside the head* "Anyway, there's this foosball game coming up..." "Football, airhead." 'Foot, foos, whatever Mega-Dweeb." "You make those skinny jeans look like sausage casings." "Are you calling me fat?" *starts smacking Brad* *cuts to commercial for Papa John's Pizza* *sob* "I'm Papa John." *sob* "It's not my fault! I didn't do it! Why are you blaming me! Gooooooodellllllll"

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (hLRSq)

101 Scott Van Pelt is the one wit the cue ball head right?

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (LiyEm)

102 Forget seeing the doctor after 4 hours. At this rate, my schadenboner may last 4 years!

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (V/f/L)

103 This is wonderful news!

They will have approximately 20 weeks, perhaps even more, to  collect unemployment and work on their cowboy poetry, their Instagram photos and plenty of time for late night video game playing. They will be fulfilled and happy without "work!"

/channeling my inner Nancy Pelsoi

Posted by: shibumi at November 29, 2017 09:06 AM (aT+Bx)

104 And yet that stupid racist bint Jamele Hill still has a job.  I feel sorry for the people who lost their jobs right before Christmas.

Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (NTM5E)

105 Hey, I have an IDEA!  Let's make all the pro sports players wear pink!  And we can make fun of the core fans in the commercials.  And we can have our on air talent tell them to all eat a sh1t sandwich if they don't like it.



$$$$$$$$$$$$

Posted by: ESPN & NFL Suits at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (ymnmz)

106 So 150 is really not that many. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 29, 2017 02:05 PM (ul9CR) 3.5%. It's good enough for the GDP, it's good enough for me!

Posted by: kathysaysso at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (vkS2Z)

107 Hardwood > Beaver Pelt > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 02:04 PM (TfkfW) fify

Posted by: that guy that always says fify at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (z79tQ)

108 150 here 150 there pretty soon you've reached decimation! ESPN is being decimated in search of evil corporate profits!

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (KdDCu)

109 67 Linus had another brother? Posted by: Boss Moss Yep -- Rerun. Introduced very late in the series' history.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (42M22)

110 99 Womens college basketball is a ratings winner! ESPN Executive

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:07 AM (LiyEm)

111 62 Wait? Blockbuster is still in business? Damn - I still owe them $2 for not rewinding Weekend at Bernie's. Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 29, 2017 02:02 PM (tVWQB) uhhmmmm, yeah.... thats been compounded a bit. your car might cover it. come on in, we'll talk.

Posted by: Blockbuster at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (e8nXh)

112 tu3031: "Fuck you! I just lost my job! I don't care about your future! I hope the building collapses and you all fucking die!" Now that would make a fine exit interview.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (H8S+R)

113 90 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 29, 2017 02:05 PM (ul9CR)

Not a Killjoy at all....

the journey of ten thousand miles starts with a single step as the Chinese say.

You agree though that laying off thus far 2% of your staff does not speak well to your pattern of current success yes?

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (SzZnW)

114 *throws at Mikey a year's worth of Papa John coupons for that post.*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (I6UVN)

115 "I'm confused. Who writes the job description for president of the US? Isn't the president supposed to be a representative of the people of the US. We're not all alike. We have different personalities, quirks, etc. Posted by: never enough caffeine" Exactly. He's representing me just fine. I've been waiting for someone to fight back for years and years, finally getting it, bigly. As Rush has said more than once: "this is what fighting back looks like". It's not supposed to be pretty.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (Ktb8D)

116 Linus Van Pelt FTW

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (YxfHH)

117 "Pretty soon, their "cameraman" will consist of one dude frantically running around the sidelines with his cell phone." I'm looking forward to the on-air talent leaving their desks to adjust the lights.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (3myMJ)

118 What does Drago mean?

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (LjR2k)

119 Scott Van Pelt is the one wit the cue ball head right? Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 02:06 PM (LiyEm) Yeah. He has his own "logo" which is his bald head and stupid big square glasses.

Posted by: Sponge at November 29, 2017 09:08 AM (xttKs)

120 Posted by: Sponge at November 29, 2017 02:02 PM (xttKs) Perhaps going full retard was the price of being allowed to survive the sexual allegations? Current events make that look probable. "Male Feminist" having been revealed to be code for 'sexual predator'.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (rp9xB)

121 Goop.com > Beaver Fur Oil>Beaver Pelt > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt /whatshername

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (TfkfW)

122 #79, thread-winner.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (2835Q)

123 Somebody somewhere says that NFL losing $500M in revenue. And I am like, NF who again?

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (jHrzU)

124 Posted by: ESPN & NFL Suits at November 29, 2017 02:07 PM (ymnmz)

Well the NFL did hire former Clinton spokesmoron Joe Lockhart 2 years ago.  Right about the time their ratings began to go down the shitter.  Coincidence?

Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (NTM5E)

125 "39 Has Scott VanPelt weighed in yet? I'll wait to see what he has to say since I'm one of those non watching rubes. Maybe the 150 employees can hop in the unemployment line with Keillor, Rose and Lauer. Posted by: Minnfide" Years ago, the Sports Junkies (morning radio here in DC) used to play a tape they had of Scott Van Pelt leaving a VM message for some girl he met in Dewey Beach (popular destination in Delaware for 20-somethings). It was really mushy and pathetic, and totally hilarious.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (OD2ni)

126 Womens college basketball is a ratings winner! ESPN Executive --- Next, we'll do US soccer leagues! Everyone loves soccer!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (39g3+)

127 Savanah Guthry is a hardcore c*nt.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (3BFzK)

128 "Fat chick choking on pork rinds." LMAO

Posted by: Country Boy - resurrected so many times even Jesus would be proud at November 29, 2017 09:09 AM (wnKOA)

129 Ok, how does this play out? Hire illegal Mexican anchors? Make certain segments run longer? Reuse the same anchors in different segments? Cancel shows that run during overnight hours and replace them with infomercials and reruns of famous games?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2017 09:10 AM (/qEW2)

130 Guardian: Taylor Swift, what do you think of Donald Trump? Swift: Man, I don't even have an opinion. Guardian: You've got to have an opinion! Found video of the interview. Warning, it is pretty graphic and has language. Seriously. https://youtu.be/LBBni_-tMNs?t=44s

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:10 AM (BoMuO)

131 Wow. Video tape of George Stepanopolousfulgus threatening a reporter over a Bill Clinton story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pn0bo7R7R0#action

Posted by: LASue at November 29, 2017 09:10 AM (hZ+us)

132 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff.  Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports (branch out and show more swimming, equestrian, cricket, curling, etc), and go back to basics.  But they don't care about the product, just the virtue signalling, so they won't.


Good riddance.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:10 AM (rP4OC)

133 Van Halen > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt

Posted by: Hands Solo at November 29, 2017 09:10 AM (EzdLW)

134 Elect illegal Mexican Senators.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (LjR2k)

135 129, Aussie Rules Football!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (TfkfW)

136 Perhaps going full retard was the price of being allowed to survive the sexual allegations? Current events make that look probable. "Male Feminist" having been revealed to be code for 'sexual predator'. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 29, 2017 02:09 PM (rp9xB) "Hold my beer. Watch this." if you will......

Posted by: Sponge at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (xttKs)

137 *cuts to commercial for Papa John's Pizza* *sob* "I'm Papa John." *sob* "It's not my fault! I didn't do it! Why are you blaming me! Gooooooodellllllll" *Stands back in awe*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (39g3+)

138 Lauer's replacement

[ ] White woman
[ ] Black man
[x] Black woman

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (3BFzK)

139 128 "Fat chick choking on pork rinds."

LMAO

Posted by: Country Boy - resurrected so many times even Jesus would be proud at November 29, 2017 02:09 PM (wnKOA)


Anybody seen Lena Dunham lately?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (jxbfJ)

140 Yeah you know how to really booost ESPN's revenue?  Hire some more washed-up ex-football players who have taken one too many to the head.

And dress them up like clowns.

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2017 09:11 AM (2Mnv1)

141 Somebody somewhere says that NFL losing $500M in revenue. And I am like, NF who again? Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2017 02:09 PM (jHrzU) I saw yesterday that NFL merchandise sales are down 20% from last year. But still they persisted.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (493sH)

142 Elect illegal Mexican Senators.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (LjR2k)

--------------------------


One rents Mexican Senators.

Posted by: Undocumented at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (5NMZN)

143 They paid so fucking much for the NBA that they have to pimp it 24/7  They became impossible to watch.  The SC6 with Jamele hill and the other guy is fucking awful.  All NBA all the time.

Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (NTM5E)

144 ESPN needs to understand their demo ...

then either demand athletes not wear "kill the cops" socks
and that they DO stand for the anthem.

OR ... cover sports where more liberal beliefs are exercised, where "everyone gets a trophy", or basketball teams are required to have whites in numbers that fairly represent the population?  Or women's soccer prime time Sundays, (losing to 15 and under boys teams).

Or increase viewership in countries that dislike America as much as ESPN.  Good luck marketing Budweiser to the 2.5 billion in India and China.  Or if they think their market is the liberal coastal elite, maybe some French wine makers would pony up a billion or so to replace Budweiser?

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (/aIFg)

145 Anybody seen Lena Dunham lately?

No!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (I6UVN)

146 *Mikey NTH@100, You're in a high school cafeteria right now, aren't you? Admit it. You're just taking notes. 'Cause that's too perfect to be concocted.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (H8S+R)

147 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff. Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports (branch out and show more swimming, equestrian, cricket, curling, etc), and go back to basics. Yeah but I think the problem is the guys in charge of ESPN like you said care nothing about sports. They care about money, influence, being at the cool parties, and being esteemed by their peers. The place went really bad, really fast. Shockingly fast.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (39g3+)

148 137 *cuts to commercial for Papa John's Pizza*
*sob* "I'm Papa John." *sob* "It's not my fault! I didn't do it! Why are you blaming me! Gooooooodellllllll"


*Stands back in awe*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (39g3+)


The only company that would allow a pizza franchise in college town to fail.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 09:12 AM (jxbfJ)

149 George Snuffleupagus threatening someone?To what,bite their ankle?

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:13 AM (LiyEm)

150 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff. Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports Which will last longer, The Blaze or ESPN? Blaze is about out of on air talent.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:13 AM (BoMuO)

151
No kneeling here, check out this man singing the national anthem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5BxC4CoBKU

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 09:13 AM (r+sAi)

152 You're in a high school cafeteria right now, aren't you? Admit it. You're just taking notes. Yeah he's got to have teenage kids or something, that was too on point. Amazing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:13 AM (39g3+)

153 Oucho!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2017 09:14 AM (IqV8l)

154 131

Wow. Video tape of George Stepanopolousfulgus threatening a reporter over a Bill Clinton story:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pn0bo7R7R0#action

Posted by: LASue at November 29, 2017 02:10 PM (hZ+us)


Marty McFly oto the white courtesy phone.  Mr McFly to the white courtesy phone please.

Posted by: ESPN & NFL Suits at November 29, 2017 09:14 AM (ymnmz)

155 Aussie Rules Football! Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (TfkfW) That would bring me back to ESPN. I likes me some footy.

Posted by: Hands Solo at November 29, 2017 09:14 AM (EzdLW)

156 150 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff. Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports


Which will last longer, The Blaze or ESPN? Blaze is about out of on air talent.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 02:13 PM (BoMuO)


Your statement implies that there actually WAS talent there at some time.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 09:14 AM (jxbfJ)

157 Which will last longer, The Blaze or ESPN? Blaze is about out of on air talent. Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 02:13 PM (BoMuO) Who's even left over there?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 29, 2017 09:14 AM (72PAC)

158 Even better, NFL players have been negotiating/shaking down the owners for a "social justice donation". They got the owners to pony up $100 million over a number of years but now some of the leaders of the take a knee movement are balking and saying they won't go along with the deal. https://tinyurl.com/y8xdh3ka They are just determined to kill the golden goose.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (/tuJf)

159 No kneeling here, check out this man singing the national anthem. Guy who sang the anthem at the first game of the World Series this year was amazing, silver lame suit and all (except for the end, where he got silly). All the people they had sing for the Cubs games the previous year were great as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (39g3+)

160 There was a time we could post gifs? Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 29, 2017 01:59 PM (72PAC) Well, that was years ago here and the Horde handled it with the dignity and class you would expect so we can't do that anymore. I meant yesterday when the emergency backup blog went live(ish) and that's on WordPress so GIFs ahoy! I may, or may not, have abused that power. A little bit. Barely noticeable.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (mf5HN)

161 The only company that would allow a pizza franchise in college town to fail. +++ I can make better pizza with string cheese and ketchup

Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (wJZ+C)

162 143 Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 02:12 PM (NTM5E)

Jamal Hill that dude on SC6 who does the NBA "skits"?

Yeah I'd tap it!

//Worf, of Kronos First Lady of the United States Emeritus

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (SzZnW)

163 That would bring me back to ESPN. I likes me some footy. Posted by: Hands Solo at November 29, 2017 02:14 PM (EzdLW) CBS and BEIN Sports channels run that a lot.

Posted by: Sponge at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (xttKs)

164 Wow. Video tape of George Stepanopolousfulgus threatening a reporter over a Bill Clinton story:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pn0bo7R7R0#action

Posted by: LASue at November 29, 2017 02:10 PM (hZ+us)


IS there a more punchable face than that smug little runt?

Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (NTM5E)

165 Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody!

Posted by: White 'ESPN' Goodman at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (XkVXQ)

166 Somebody somewhere says that NFL losing $500M in revenue. Not For Long You don't lose a half billion dollars and stay afloat for long.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (qQcQl)

167 This is racist.

Posted by: son of sonobi at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (th7tO)

168 110 99 Womens college basketball is a ratings winner! ESPN Executive Women's college ball would still beat the hell out of WNBA. At least fans of the schools involved would have a reason to watch.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2017 09:15 AM (k1TUh)

169 TheQuietMan: "I saw yesterday that NFL merchandise sales are down 20% from last year." I'm sure it's because the mid-election paraphernalia sales are at their peak at the moment. Best deals during Black Friday.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 09:16 AM (H8S+R)

170 I stopped watching ESPN back when they dropped the NHL, what 20 years ago? I briefly watched again for awhile when my job had me waiting in a lobby around 5pm every day. Around that time they had 2 shows which I would see half of each on a regular basis. One was called Pardon the Interruption and the other looked like sport caster Hollywood Squares. Please tell me some of those guys have been fired

Posted by: Big V at November 29, 2017 09:16 AM (MVE/7)

171 >>Blaze is about out of on air talent. It shocks me to find out Blaze is still on the air.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 09:16 AM (r9UYA)

172 >>138 Lauer's replacement [ ] White woman [ ] Black man [x] Black woman Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (3BFzK) [x] Shim, mixed ethnicity

Posted by: Zod at November 29, 2017 09:16 AM (Bdeb0)

173 CNBC is running to death an ad for the Tonight Show. The one clip is who ever the host is throws a tomahawk at a piece of wood with a tape outline of a man on it and the tomahawk hits the crotch area. So they're recycling bits from 50 some years ago?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 09:17 AM (493sH)

174 Rush is having so much fun today.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2017 09:17 AM (Ix4M6)

175 You're in a high school cafeteria right now, aren't you? Admit it. You're just taking notes. Yeah he's got to have teenage kids or something, that was too on point. Amazing. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:13 PM (39g3+) Or watches Bobs Burgers.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 29, 2017 09:17 AM (U8pol)

176 "155 Aussie Rules Football! Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (TfkfW) That would bring me back to ESPN. I likes me some footy. Posted by: Hands So" ESPN used to air roller derby in the 80's. They tried to make it like the WWF and it was funny. My favorite was an "evil" manager named Miss Georgia Haas. She was great.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:17 AM (OD2ni)

177 I meant yesterday when the emergency backup blog went live(ish) ace.new.mu.nu No updatey since 2016.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:17 AM (qQcQl)

178 I used to love those memos they'd send out when I got laid off. "We believe these moves, while painful, will strengthen us to better serve our market in the future". Fuck you! I just lost my job! I don't care about your future! I hope the building collapses and you all fucking die! Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 02:06 PM (O5Q3r) ---------------------------------- "We believe that firing you, while not in the least bit painful for us and is actually quite amusing for us (we even have bets placed on your reaction), will put more money in our bank accounts."

Posted by: Moar Cowbell Please at November 29, 2017 09:17 AM (ILs+b)

179 173, Ed Ames!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (TfkfW)

180 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 02:08 PM (I6UVN) You're too kind.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (hLRSq)

181 Is it possible to overdose on sweet, sweet schadenfreude?

Because I've GOT to be awfully close...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (wtvvX)

182 171 Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 02:16 PM (r9UYA)

Hi folks, Grin Breck here well a taped edition of Grin Breck for the next 36 hours....I ever tell you about how much I admire Eggs McMuffin?

//Grin Breck Ablaze

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (SzZnW)

183 Aussie Rules Football! Posted by: Anon a mouse Like Outback Steakhouse - No Rules, Just Right!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (qQcQl)

184 ace en fuego on the twatters. One item, with multiple entries, is esp. interesting. Appears NYT is now actively lobbying against the tax bill, posting "contact your senator" messages, targeted at the usual suspects (Flake, McCain, Collins, Murkowski, et al). If it is what it appears to be, wowza.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (2835Q)

185 179 173, Ed Ames! Posted by: Anon a mouse... Who was playing Mingo on Daniel Boone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2017 09:18 AM (IqV8l)

186 >>164 Wow. Video tape of George Stepanopolousfulgus threatening a reporter over a Bill Clinton story: Posted by: LASue at November 29, 2017 02:10 PM (hZ+us) IS there a more punchable face than that smug little runt? GARRISON KEILLOR

Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 09:19 AM (r9UYA)

187 Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 02:17 PM (493sH) Fess Parker, wasn't it? Played Davey Crockett.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:19 AM (3myMJ)

188 IS there a more punchable face than that smug little runt? Billly, Alfred E. Neuman, Krystal?

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:19 AM (KdDCu)

189 I saw yesterday that NFL merchandise sales are down 20% from last year No Fans Left Their merchandising, attendance, and revenues were down last year, too. I think people are finally figuring out that football just really isn't that great, after all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:19 AM (39g3+)

190 ESPN used to air roller derby in the 80's. They tried to make it like the WWF and it was funny. My favorite was an "evil" manager named Miss Georgia Haas. She was great.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 02:17 PM (OD2ni)


I remember watching the original(?) roller derby back in the late 60s/early 70s.


One team had an enormous woman. Her jersey number was "747".

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2017 09:20 AM (wtvvX)

191 Garrison Keillor looks like Pat Hingle got his head stuck in a vice. Or run over like that Bundy guy,

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 29, 2017 09:20 AM (/M6LT)

192 Womens college basketball is a ratings winner! ESPN Executive I love it when the NBA ballers pimp for a league that couldn't beat a good boy's high school team or our church league champion.

Posted by: Country Boy - resurrected so many times even Jesus would be proud at November 29, 2017 09:20 AM (wnKOA)

193 185, Yep

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:20 AM (TfkfW)

194 Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 02:12 PM (H8S+R) Straight out of my night-terrors.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (hLRSq)

195 "IS there a more punchable face than that smug little runt? GARRISON KEILLOR Posted by: Under Fire" For me, its Seth Meyers. Just something about that smug little prick's face that makes my blood boil.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (OD2ni)

196 The only people in the NFL mess I feel a bit sorry for are the concession people at the half-empty stadiums. "Peanuts, popcorn...where the hell is everybody?"

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (3myMJ)

197 If it is what it appears to be, wowza. Yeah they are, but they're doing it under their "opinion" twitter feed so its not the news department, see. That's the ticket. Whats sad is that the piece they're telling people to call based on is full of outrageous nonsense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (39g3+)

198 189 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:19 PM (39g3+)

Watch the game from the 1980s watch the game now.

It is almost the difference between NFL football and College football in professionalism and poise.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (SzZnW)

199 46 Pretty soon, their "cameraman" will consist of one dude frantically running around the sidelines with his cell phone. Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 29, 2017 02:00 PM (ZM2xo) ---------------------------------------------- I'm dying here. About choked on a cookie.

Posted by: Blake at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (qC1Sy)

200 Womens college basketball is a ratings winner! ESPN Executive I love it when the NBA ballers pimp for a league that couldn't beat a good boy's high school team or our church league champion. Posted by: Country Boy - resurrected so many times even Jesus would be proud at November 29, 2017 02:20 PM (wnKOA) Yup and the WNBA is gonna rake it in. LOL Even Dolan is trying to unload his franchise

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (SjImc)

201 "CNBC is running to death an ad for the Tonight Show. The one clip is who ever the host is throws a tomahawk at a piece of wood with a tape outline of a man on it and the tomahawk hits the crotch area. " That was Ed Ames. He played an Indian on a tv show (Davey Crockett?) but I knew him as a singer. He was one of the Ames Bros. who had the hit "Rag Mop". Ed was a great guy. I played in his backing group. Dang, I'm old...

Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2017 09:21 AM (w7KSn)

202 IS there a more punchable face than that smug little runt?

GARRISON KEILLOR

Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 02:19 PM (r9UYA)

I don't know, I think my hand may catch something if it touched that mug.  How about a 2x4?

Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 09:22 AM (NTM5E)

203 Taking on Trump is fatal.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:22 AM (LjR2k)

204 Was it wrong when I approached Katie Couric from behind and rubbed my erection in her asscrack when she bent over the expresso machine?

Posted by: Matt Lauer at November 29, 2017 09:22 AM (2Mnv1)

205 195 Seth Meyers probably got beat up twice a day in High School...

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:22 AM (LiyEm)

206 192 Posted by: Country Boy - resurrected so many times even Jesus would be proud at November 29, 2017 02:20 PM (wnKOA)

Hey fellas..you gotta watch!

//NBA

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:22 AM (SzZnW)

207 ESPN could totes reinvent themselves by starting their own 'self identity' leagues. men competing against women and visa versa. Until it got legs they could do curling 24/7.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:22 AM (e8nXh)

208 Watch the game from the 1980s watch the game now.

It is almost the difference between NFL football and College football in professionalism and poise.


Hell, watch the game from the 60s....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2017 09:23 AM (wtvvX)

209 So what are people watching instead of the NFL? On Sunday afternoon? Evenings could be "Survivor - South Chicago" or something.

Posted by: RioBravo at November 29, 2017 09:23 AM (5NMZN)

210 Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2017 02:21 PM (w7KSn) Cool, another sideman. Salute.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:23 AM (3myMJ)

211 IS there a more punchable face than that smug little runt?


Al Franken and Chuck Schumer are right up there.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (rP4OC)

212 "132 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff. Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports (branch out and show more swimming, equestrian, cricket, curling, etc), and go back to basics. But they don't care about the product, just the virtue signalling, so they won't. Good riddance. Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth " This, times a largish number. Actually provide something people are willing to pay for, what a revolutionary business model ! If they ran enough curling I might actually want to watch !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (Ktb8D)

213 Backup blog: https://acedark.wordpress.com/

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (mf5HN)

214 "We believe that firing you, while not in the least bit painful for us and is actually quite amusing for us (we even have bets placed on your reaction), will put more money in our bank accounts." Posted by: Moar Cowbell Please at November 29, 2017 02:17 PM (ILs+b) When's somebody going to go ESPN, as opposed to Postal?

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (nBr1j)

215 I gotta go but checkout this hot 2018 calendar SFW


https://tinyurl.com/yccojaus

Posted by: Timon at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (NTM5E)

216 I'd cheer if the on air so-called talent were getting axed.

Posted by: josephistan at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (7HtZB)

217 131 Wow. Video tape of George Stepanopolousfulgus threatening a reporter over a Bill Clinton story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pn0bo7R7R0#action Posted by: LASue at November 29, 2017 02:10 PM (hZ+us) Is that the clip from the documentary "The War Room?" If so, it's been public ever since the movie came out in 1993 or so. Nobody cared. In fact, the media gushed over the documentary and Clinton's "young, idealistic" staff.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (ZM2xo)

218 That was Ed Ames. He played an Indian on a tv show (Davey Crockett?) but I knew him as a singer. He was one of the Ames Bros. who had the hit "Rag Mop". Ed was a great guy. I played in his backing group. Dang, I'm old... Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2017 02:21 PM (w7KSn) Yes, but the clip is of whoever the current host of the Tonight Show doing that bit and the audience roars. I guess the audience has no clue that they are watching recycled routines.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (493sH)

219 Anybody seen Lena Dunham lately?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (jxbfJ)

===============

 

 

Yeah, I'm looking for her too.

Posted by: Lena's sister holding ssex assault complaint in hand at November 29, 2017 09:24 AM (ylUqT)

220 The internet and other issues may have made it hard on ESPN, BUT their way out was to provide superior sports commentary ... draw people into being fans for traditional sports reasons.

Instead they thought they'd add political commentary ... which just happened to mostly be contrary to their viewership's opinion.

Or even to the non-political viewer, too invasive into their sports watching time.  PC Sermons by some arrogant little dweeb like Costas.  But coastal elite decision makers must please the billionaire globalists ... so there ya go.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (/aIFg)

221 I played in his backing group. " Oh wow. I'm a fan! We have a celebrity here! *swoons*

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (TfkfW)

222 208 Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2017 02:23 PM (wtvvX)

Well "true" but the 1980s was probably the gold blend of offense/defense and unit play....

it used to be an amazing game, the best really and now it is a joke.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (SzZnW)

223 Oh man, that Keillor email that Ace is posting on Twitter. "I put my hand on a woman's bare back. I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized." Nice try, buddy.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (OD2ni)

224 Naked game of tag in Nazi gas chamber. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/282008/

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (LiyEm)

225 The only people in the NFL mess I feel a bit sorry for are the concession people at the half-empty stadiums. Yep all the little guys. And the Cheerleaders, who get paid minimum wage to freeze their toned rear ends off and molested by everyone in the executive staff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (39g3+)

226 "Salute." Back atcha. I have a very busy Dec. But, no NYE gig. Not even sure I want one at this point.

Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2017 09:25 AM (w7KSn)

227 212 "132 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff. Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports (branch out and show more swimming, equestrian, cricket, curling, etc), and go back to basics. But they don't care about the product, just the virtue signalling, so they won't. The thing about curling is that curlers kind of take a knee when they get in the hack. (That's what you call when they get set to deliver a rock.)

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 09:26 AM (nBr1j)

228 219 Posted by: Lena's sister holding ssex assault complaint in hand at November 29, 2017 02:24 PM (ylUqT)

<<<----I'm with her....

//Men's eyes everywhere

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 09:26 AM (SzZnW)

229 205 195 Seth Meyers probably got beat up twice a day in High School...

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 02:22 PM (LiyEm)



He lived in Bedford, which means his parents had money. He didn't get beat up - he probably got the bullies to beat up the poors.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:26 AM (rP4OC)

230 If they ran enough curling I might actually want to watch ! Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 29, 2017 02:24 PM (Ktb8D) NBCSN shows curling.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 09:26 AM (mf5HN)

231 Anybody seen Lena Dunham lately? Have we done anything to do deserve it?

Posted by: Hands Solo at November 29, 2017 09:27 AM (EzdLW)

232 Anybody seen Lena Dunham lately? Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2017 02:11 PM (jxbfJ) =============== You can't see her? She must be on Pluto.

Posted by: josephistan at November 29, 2017 09:27 AM (7HtZB)

233 I don't have kids. I just made that up.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (hLRSq)

234 ESPN = ESP? Nein.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (/qEW2)

235 Lena feels left out ... no one reached out to touch her

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (/aIFg)

236 You can't see her? She must be on Pluto" Uranus

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (TfkfW)

237 So the folks at ESPN can become happy in FUNemployment. Just like the coal miners were supposed to in the last administration. Ex-ESPN people should give opioids a try. They'll have fun.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (PbH71)

238 alexthechick That clip of you dancing was a classic. Wow!

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (hyuyC)

239 Anybody seen Lena Dunham lately? Why? Has she gained weight?

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (KdDCu)

240 Bring back World's Strongest Man

Posted by: brak at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (WjCgM)

241 209 So what are people watching instead of the NFL? On Sunday afternoon? Evenings could be "Survivor - South Chicago" or something.

Posted by: RioBravo at November 29, 2017 02:23 PM (5NMZN)



Honestly, nothing.  It's very freeing.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:28 AM (rP4OC)

242 And the Cheerleaders, who get paid minimum wage to freeze their toned rear ends off and molested by everyone in the executive staff. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:25 PM (39g3+) Go on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (SjImc)

243 223 Hey,that is almost as good as I tripped on to her with an erection and accidentally penetrated her! Saudi Business Man

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (LiyEm)

244
Well "true" but the 1980s was probably the gold blend of offense/defense and unit play....

it used to be an amazing game, the best really and now it is a joke.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 29, 2017 02:25 PM (SzZnW)


I will agree with that. TECMO Bowl!


But boy do I miss the days of Butkus and Ditka and Lilly and Meredith and the Fearsome Foursome and the Purple People Eaters and Len Dawson and...


Well, you get the idea...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (wtvvX)

245 10 Gotta be some sexual predators at ESPN you would think? Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at November 29, 2017 01:55 PM (Vji0+) They're so busy f*cking themselves over, they got no time to be harassin' anybody else!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (hcyUh)

246 223 Oh man, that Keillor email that Ace is posting on Twitter. "I put my hand on a woman's bare back. I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized." Nice try, buddy. Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 02:25 PM (OD2ni) "i meant to pat her on the back, but instead felt her tits."

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (e8nXh)

247 I've read that the NFL is down by about 20% since 2015. It is my understanding that many NFL season ticket holders only go to a few games. They make money by selling the tickets to finance the games they go to or to make extra money. Now it is one thing when you might break even but it is another story entirely when you are actually losing money on the proposition. Even breaking even would be pointless since you have to expend time and energy which would still be a technical loss. And I've also read stories about bars and restaurants that play the games being near empty because of the protests. Again, it is my understanding that these establishments pay a fee to get a package that allows the games to be played. I could be wrong here. So I figure that there will be a lot of season ticket holders not renewing and a lot of sports bars not paying the fee for games. That means the death spiral is only beginning. The season ticket holders and the sports bar situation hasn't been factored in yet.

Posted by: Moar Cowbell Please at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (ILs+b)

248 Sure there are "secular" reasons the NFL is hurting, but though not empirically demonstrable, don't think there's any serious doubt that this year's woes are mostly due to the anthem antics. And the owners'/league office's ridiculous response. On the "professional" bit, seems the NFL's degradation just mirrors that of much of society. The stupid "celebration" after 78% of all plays, things like that. Interesting that such crap is not allowed in other levels of the sport, or in other sports, generally. But my favorite is the unsportsmanlike penalties costing teams games. Even key games, playoff games. Astonishing. And (maybe only a Chargers issue, seen the last few seasons) also the inability to even run a team as well as a good high school team - not being able to organize and field your 2-minute offense, personnel mix-ups leading to penalties and wasted time-outs, things like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (2835Q)

249 Hey, do they make robots that can read the news on t.v.? 'Cuz we've been thinking they'd be way less trouble . . . .

Posted by: Fox and NBC News Execs at November 29, 2017 09:29 AM (fqUgw)

250 Beaver > Beaver Fur Oil > Beaver Pelt > Brad Van Pelt > Scott Van Pelt Ok, I'm fired...

Posted by: Marmo - yes, I am entertained, thank you very much at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (CcNKy)

251 "The only people in the NFL mess I feel a bit sorry for are the concession people at the half-empty stadiums. Yep all the little guys. And the Cheerleaders, who get paid minimum wage to freeze their toned rear ends off and molested by everyone in the executive staff. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor " I had Redskins season tickets for a couple of years and got to know the beer vendors, ushers, etc. Nice folks just trying to make a little extra money one day a week.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (OD2ni)

252 Oh man, that Keillor email that Ace is posting on Twitter. "I put my hand on a woman's bare back. I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized." Nice try, buddy. Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 02:25 PM (OD2ni) Snapping the bra strap was what really got him in trouble.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (hLRSq)

253 I gotta go but checkout this hot 2018 calendar SFW

Wow. Someone's...GONNA BE RICH!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (O5Q3r)

254 243 223 Hey,that is almost as good as I tripped on to her with an erection and accidentally penetrated her! Saudi Business Man Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 02:29 PM (LiyEm) 50 times.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (e8nXh)

255 I remember watching the original(?) roller derby back in the late 60s/early 70s. One team had an enormous woman. Her jersey number was "747". Posted by: Tex Lovera Watched it and wrasslin. Fritz Von Eric.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (qQcQl)

256 Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. If there is one sport to watch, its Women's Curling. Although when I was 12 the Bay Area Bombers roller derby team had my full attention.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (hyuyC)

257 alexthechick That clip of you dancing was a classic. Wow! Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 29, 2017 02:28 PM (hyuyC) Yes. That was totes me. Totes. Can we discuss for a minute American Airlines utterly screwing the pooch and somehow not having pilots for thousands of flights next month? Because, since I'm not flying, that shit's hilarious.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 09:30 AM (mf5HN)

258 alexthechick

That clip of you dancing was a classic. Wow!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 29, 2017 02:28 PM (hyuyC)


WHAT???? where was this???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2017 09:31 AM (wtvvX)

259 But, no NYE gig. Not even sure I want one at this point. Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2017 02:25 PM (w7KSn) Did a nice one last year, but that was my first in a long time. I'm washed up, just playing for fun. Do play a very occasional thing with my "artist" from almost 40 years ago. Mainly we go fishing these days.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:31 AM (3myMJ)

260 I can't even count the number of times I've tried to pat a girl's back and shoved my hand up her shirt by accident. Its like the time I waved to a girl and accidentally grabbed both of her supple, perky breasts and caressed them totally by accident. This stuff happens all the time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:31 AM (39g3+)

261 AtC, thanks for tweeting about the acedark site, that was how I found it. Got it bookmarked now, assuring main site stability for years to come ! And I liked all the gifs.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:31 AM (Ktb8D)

262 ESPN can broadcast the Lake Wobegon Old Man Balls shuffleboard team matches for free.

Posted by: Garrison Keillor at November 29, 2017 09:32 AM (bc2Lc)

263 157 Which will last longer, The Blaze or ESPN? Blaze is about out of on air talent. Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 02:13 PM (BoMuO) Who's even left over there? Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 29, 2017 02:14 PM (72PAC) Pat Gray and that #NeverTrump Black Guy who Cried on Fox News.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 09:32 AM (9TK8E)

264 227 212 "132 They'd be better off firing more on-air talent and keeping the tech staff. Do fewer talking heads programs, show more actual sports (branch out and show more swimming, equestrian, cricket, curling, etc), and go back to basics. But they don't care about the product, just the virtue signalling, so they won't.

Nothing worse than listening to stupid people talk stupidly.


I'd watch curling and lacrosse. Hell, dodgeball on the ocho, fine.

But sportsbabes and the obviously brain injured, just-dumb-to-start-with, or sjws? Yuck. Get me to netflix etc.



Posted by: dagny at November 29, 2017 09:33 AM (eO5CB)

265 American Airlines utterly screwing the pooch and somehow not having pilots for thousands of flights next month? " We're good with that

Posted by: UAL at November 29, 2017 09:33 AM (TfkfW)

266 "NBCSN shows curling." I enjoyed watching women's curling during the last Olympics. Especially that Russia v. Canada match...

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:33 AM (OD2ni)

267 >>>Bring back World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall Brian Shaw Zydrunas Savickas At this post

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 29, 2017 09:33 AM (/M6LT)

268 Actual footage of ATC dancing https://youtu.be/s6SGwekKqZY?t=5s

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:33 AM (39g3+)

269 Hey, do they make robots that can read the news on t.v.? There is an app for that - get it at the app store.

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:34 AM (KdDCu)

270 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:31 PM (39g3+)



You're lucky, that's how people "accidentally" get pregnant. Random falls and stuff.

Posted by: dagny at November 29, 2017 09:34 AM (eO5CB)

271 *Checks out backup blog *returns Pixy, I love you. The only thing worse than that is FB comments.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:34 AM (BoMuO)

272 American Airlines apparently had computer scheduling glitch that allowed most pilots to take vacation over the coming holidays. Hilarity is ensuing.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2017 09:35 AM (2835Q)

273 Random falls and stuff." Ah, banana peels

Posted by: UAL at November 29, 2017 09:35 AM (TfkfW)

274 I can't even count the number of times I've tried to pat a girl's back and shoved my hand up her shirt by accident...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:31 PM (39g3+)


---------------------------------


Such lack of coordination should qualify a person for disability.  And a free comfort dog.



Posted by: RioBravo at November 29, 2017 09:35 AM (5NMZN)

275 ESPN died for us long ago.

Posted by: motor racing fans at November 29, 2017 09:35 AM (7dQfL)

276 sonobi is back ...

Posted by: IC at November 29, 2017 09:35 AM (a0IVu)

277 Is Walter Cronkite next? Retroactively fired and archives expunged?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:35 AM (BoMuO)

278 Hey, do they make robots that can read the news on t.v.? Yes it's called a computer and that is why in general Network News is right behind the print media going down the old crapper

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (SjImc)

279 So I just checked the dark site to see the gifs and pics that we were once able to post before my time. What needs to happen for that to be a thing again?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (4crta)

280 Off, airline sock

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (TfkfW)

281 Garrison Keillor. Stealing First Base. Cleats Up. What a guy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (hcyUh)

282 "I put my hand on a woman's bare back...[etc]" You are really dumb when you can't figure out that shutting up completely would be better than that.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (3myMJ)

283 Christopher R Taylor Champ, can I have half your stuff? You may not need it in the near future.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (hyuyC)

284 sonobi is back ... See, and that's another thing. I bet the backup blog didn't even have sonobi.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (BoMuO)

285 Yeah. More sports, more variety. Cover the stuff not getting attention and that's interesting. Focus on the actual games and play. Fewer interviews. Fewer talking heads. Less analysis. They've lost their ability to run the big sports with each one building their own network. Fine, just do wrap up stuff and maybe one show a week on each sport. But go for the rest of the sports. Don't try to build your network around tentpoles, it doesn't work any more. You can't run the best baseball and football games any longer, the leagues don't need you now. Just run sports, and love of sports and people who love and play sports. Look at what the league channels are doing. MLB is freaking great, emulate that. Don't keep doing what you are now, for crying out loud. Its like watching someone commit suicide with sandpaper.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (39g3+)

286 VIA Insty: NPR's chief news editor has been fired after sexual harassment allegations.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 09:36 AM (hLRSq)

287 American Airlines utterly screwing the pooch and somehow not having pilots for thousands of flights next month? " --- There is an AI app for that. Human pilots not needed. Autonomous automobiles, autonomous buses, autonomous passenger jets. Autonomous railroad engines.

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:37 AM (KdDCu)

288 See, and that's another thing. I bet the backup blog didn't even have sonobi. Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy Do you have the back up blog address? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:38 AM (qQcQl)

289 What needs to happen for that to be a thing again? Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 29, 2017 02:36 PM (4crta) Please, just no. Go to myspace.com/aceofspadeshq for giffy comments.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:38 AM (BoMuO)

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 29, 2017 09:38 AM (ymnmz)

291 "ESPN Exceeds Expectations and Fires 150 More People" Any word on Softball Girl's fate? Hope springs eternal.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:38 AM (YqDXo)

292 I am enjoying all this winning!

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2017 09:38 AM (gbWkA)

293 This NFL stuff is really backfiring on Trump, isn't it? I'm really concerned about his tweets. Concerned, I tell you.

Posted by: Chris M at November 29, 2017 09:38 AM (eAZVt)

294 Can we discuss for a minute American Airlines utterly screwing the pooch and somehow not having pilots for thousands of flights next month? Because, since I'm not flying, that shit's hilarious. Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 02:30 PM (mf5HN) American? And United was seeing how awful they could be earlier this year. Is Southwest the only half-way reasonable largish airline?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (rp9xB)

295
I accidentally comforted a woman once when I meant to say I am sorry for your troubles, but my schlong fell on her thigh.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (r+sAi)

296 I was lucky. They just gave me a Winnebago and an expense account and I was off...to bang chicks from sea to shining sea on the CBS dime!

Posted by: Zombie Charles Kuralt: On The Road at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (O5Q3r)

297 *updates Christopher Taylor's entry in the Dwarven Book of Grudges* American Airlines apparently had computer scheduling glitch that allowed most pilots to take vacation over the coming holidays. Hilarity is ensuing. Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2017 02:35 PM (2835Q) As I said, since this doesn't affect me, I'm just sitting here watching in glee. I'm as anti-union as the next Hordeling but it's not the union that fubar'd this and, hell, yes, if I were the union I'd be playing the hardest of hard ball on this. I just want it to come out that American's bid system was contracted out to IT workers in, like, Pakistan or something. Just to make this even better.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (mf5HN)

298 "Just run sports, and love of sports and people who love and play sports. Look at what the league channels are doing. MLB is freaking great, emulate that. Don't keep doing what you are now, for crying out loud. Its like watching someone commit suicide with sandpaper. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor " MLB Network is great. I love that they show games with the local broadcasts which give a different flavor. Also, my son plays baseball and they do lessons on fielding and hitting with the pros during slow periods which is cool.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (OD2ni)

299 Not tired of winning yet!

Posted by: ericmack at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (hHtKI)

300 Sonobi never left. It has always been here, waiting. It will always be here, watching.

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:39 AM (KdDCu)

301 If Jeannine Hill is not one of them, credible case for reverse discrimination?

Posted by: Picric at November 29, 2017 09:40 AM (VUQ9z)

302 213 Backup blog: https://acedark.wordpress.com/ Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 02:24 PM (mf5HN)

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 09:40 AM (BoMuO)

303 CNN sent me an update about Trump's competency and wild, bizarre behavior and tweets..heh..yeah, whatever fake news.

Posted by: IC at November 29, 2017 09:40 AM (a0IVu)

304 255 - #747 was Erlene Brown, saw her skate at the Olympic. Ronnie "psycho" Raines era.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at November 29, 2017 09:40 AM (7dQfL)

305 This NFL stuff is really backfiring on Trump, isn't it? I'm really concerned about his tweets. Concerned, I tell you. Posted by: Chris M at November 29, 2017 02:38 PM (eAZVt) I knew he was finished when he told Hillary he'd put her in jail.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 09:40 AM (3myMJ)

306 Tex Lovera One of the dark Ace web gifs. Lots of shimmy shammy. We know it's not really AtC because the tracks of land are too small.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:40 AM (hyuyC)

307 Who can stand against the NFL?

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (LjR2k)

308 I meant to comfort you in your moment of grief, in which you confided in me. So i reached up the back of your shirt. Hey, what? You said you wanted comfort, didn'tcha? Well, there ya go! I got your "comfort" right here! (points luridly to general crotchular region)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (hcyUh)

309 I hope those guys who were always bashing Tebow (and still are, to some extent) are the next to be pilloried.

Posted by: artemis at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (AwPyG)

310 "Any word on Softball Girl's fate? Hope springs eternal. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara" I think every team wants to win the World Series next season.

Posted by: ESPN Softball Girl at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (OD2ni)

311 -
--
Bring back World's Strongest Man

---------------------

Vasily Alekseyev was the Russian guy I liked to watch as a kid

Posted by: irright at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (pMGkg)

312 No fan of SJWs am I, but a friend of mine (former co-worker) works there, and I hope she survived again. As regards her politics, typical Oklahoma Democrat. Guess I'd better check Facebook.

Posted by: Weak Geek at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (Apbdw)

313 See, and that's another thing. I bet the backup blog didn't even have sonobi. Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 02:36 PM

Unpossible.  Sonobi is omnipresent.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at November 29, 2017 09:41 AM (p+Wdc)

314 Any word on Softball Girl's fate? Hope springs eternal. She'll be the last one to be fired, right after Chris Berman and the owner.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:42 AM (39g3+)

315 I fly American Airplane. Take off good. Landing, not so much.

Posted by: Muham Mad-AL Deathtoamericathegreatsatan at November 29, 2017 09:42 AM (gbWkA)

316 ESPN suits: "Only one thing to do - go further left."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:42 AM (YqDXo)

317 Pretty soon, their "cameraman" will consist of one dude frantically running around the sidelines with his cell phone. Posted by: Donna and V. ---------------------------------------------- I'm dying here. About choked on a cookie =========== Seconded. Cell phone video, one guy, running up and down the sidelines, endlessly. Nice job, if you can keep it. Skipper.

Posted by: Simplemind at November 29, 2017 09:42 AM (+ClkL)

318 There's been a lot of darts showing on whatever sports channel when I've been at the gym lately. Honestly I don't get it at all--the scoring I mean.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (nBr1j)

319 If the Giants get any worse they will have to move to Ohio and wear orange jerseys.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (LjR2k)

320 "She'll be the last one to be fired, right after Chris Berman and the owner. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor" I think Jemele Hill outranks her on the PC scale. And Berman is already pretty much out the door.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (OD2ni)

321 OK seriously you guyz. i think ESPN can make its mark in little known but compelling sports. Frisbee, 24 hr. Dance Marathons, YoYo contests, Yodeling, Pickle Ball..any number of things. Oh and that thing where you have to keep one hand on the car and whoever is last wins the car. Whats that called?

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (e8nXh)

322 I remember watching the original(?) roller derby back in the late 60s/early 70s. One team had an enormous woman. Her jersey number was "747". Posted by: Tex Lovera Every time roller derby was turned on the Bay Area Bombers were playing the Midwest Pioneers. Was it a two-team league?

Posted by: Truth Seeker at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (3346v)

323 I have decided to live my life as a gay man.

Posted by: Garrison Keillor at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (3BFzK)

324 Each year the NFL turns more and more into arena-style football to "up the excitement" and the game suffers. For one, there's not 32 quality QBs to run that kind of offense so if you don't have one you're SOL.

 Now with the concussion concerns I feel like actual tacking will be even more rare.  All the damn penalties hurt defense enough already. Might as well go play Madden. The game just isn't even what t was 10 years ago, and it's only getting worse, even without teams moving and the stupid politics.

Posted by: brak at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (WjCgM)

325 no sonobi here. downloaded never ads works great. and, fuck espn, and the nfl.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2017 09:43 AM (KP5rU)

326 RioBravo: "Such lack of coordination should qualify a person for disability. And a free comfort dog." I'm more hoping for a comfort intern.

Posted by: Greater Population of NPR/PBS at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (H8S+R)

327 Sonobi came to me in a vision once. It was awesome, like talking to G_D herself. She has never left me since. I can hear her voice even now.

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (KdDCu)

328 240 Bring back World's Strongest Man Posted by: brak at November 29, 2017 02:28 PM (WjCgM) Forget World's Strongest Man, give me Junkyard Wars and Battlebots. Or any number of those ridiculous japnese game shows.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (KUaJL)

329 310 "Any word on Softball Girl's fate? Hope springs eternal. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara" I think every team wants to win the World Series next season. Posted by: ESPN Softball Girl at November 29, 2017 02:41 PM (OD2ni) "He's looking for a pitch to hit." No shit?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (YqDXo)

330 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy Thanks. The one I have hasn't been used since 2016.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (qQcQl)

331 Seconded. Cell phone video, one guy, running up and down the sidelines, endlessly. Nice job, if you can keep it. Skipper.

Posted by: Simplemind at November 29, 2017 02:42 PM (+ClkL)

Well, at least he will get his cardio in for the day.

Posted by: IC at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (a0IVu)

332 I loved the back up blog. I like to think Bluebell is posting lovely Xmas gifs there even now.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (4ErVI)

333 Some brody pray attention to me.

Posted by: Phat Boi, NORK Bunker at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (gbWkA)

334 And Berman is already pretty much out the door.

I thought he retired last year?

Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 09:44 AM (O5Q3r)

335 "you lost the first game in this 7-game series. Would you say tomorrow's game is a 'must win game' Coach?" --Softball Girl "No. No I would not. We want to win, but mathematically, we can lose. We can lose the next one, too." --Coach

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:45 AM (39g3+)

336 OMG.  The lefties are losing it in spades, lately.  I think they sense a Moore win, and that just reopens the old Trump war wound.  I love the smell of gangrenous lefty wounds in the morning.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 29, 2017 09:45 AM (tbOMB)

337 Sen. Al Franken spent much of his time at a confirmation hearing for President Trumps Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar lecturing the nominee and the Trump administration on issues pertaining to womens health. The senator has been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment in recent weeks. Chutzpah

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 09:45 AM (SjImc)

338 321 OK seriously you guyz. i think ESPN can make its mark in little known but compelling sports. Frisbee, 24 hr. Dance Marathons, YoYo contests, Yodeling, Pickle Ball..any number of things. Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 02:43 PM (e8nXh) Gotta cover the Pro Hacky Sack circuit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (YqDXo)

339 I think every team wants to win the World Series next season. Posted by: ESPN Softball Girl at November 29, 2017 02:41 PM (OD2ni) "He's looking for a pitch to hit." No shit? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2017 02:44 PM (YqDXo) It's that kind of deep insight into the game that makes her so valuable to the broadcast

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (493sH)

340 297 I just want it to come out that American's bid system was contracted out to IT workers in, like, Pakistan or something. Just to make this even better. Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 02:39 PM (mf5HN) Even better, Traced directly to Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz's Pakistani IT Family.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (9TK8E)

341 321 OK seriously you guyz. i think ESPN can make its mark in little known but compelling sports. Frisbee, 24 hr. Dance Marathons, YoYo contests, Yodeling, Pickle Ball..any number of things. Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 02:43 PM (e8nXh) Disk Golf or Ultimate?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (KUaJL)

342 Recreational roller derby has become quite popular around here. A young woman I know appears to be passionate about roller derby. Attractive but she's gotten all tatted up. I don't know if there's a connection.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (nBr1j)

343 Odds on the DJIA hitting 24,000 by Friday? But yeah, lets impeach Trump, right CNN? Useless idiots they area.

Posted by: IC at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (a0IVu)

344 cnn, espn, msnbc, about to join the dead tree media in irrelevance. short journey, dumbasses.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2017 09:46 AM (KP5rU)

345 Unpossible. Sonobi is omnipresent. Posted by: RedMindBlueState Not on Dolphin browser for iPhone. No Sonobi.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:47 AM (qQcQl)

346 "Wow, those long fly balls stay up in the air for along time!"

Posted by: Softball Girl at November 29, 2017 09:47 AM (O5Q3r)

347 Sen. Al Franken spent much of his time at a confirmation hearing for President Trumps Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar lecturing the nominee and the Trump administration on issues pertaining to womens health. The senator has been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment in recent weeks. Proof positive that there is no God, or he'd be a pile of smoldering cinders right now. Also, he must have his pants specially tailored to fit his balls in them. His balls must be the size of coconuts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:47 AM (YqDXo)

348 joe, living dangerously "Or any number of those ridiculous japnese game shows." Like busty Japanese girls trying to climb through a fake and fragile window frame without knocking it apart. The play by play and slow motion were excellent TV values.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:47 AM (hyuyC)

349 333 Some brody pray attention to me. Posted by: Phat Boi, NORK Bunker at November 29, 2017 02:44 PM (gbWkA) Heheheh..... can you imagine how nuts that guy must be going? Here he is threatening nuclear annihilation (or so he thinks), trying his damnedest to scare us into some kind of concessions, and our response is Grope-ageddon and endless hyperventilation about something Trump said on Twitter that one time.... It's freakin' delicious, I tell ya.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 09:47 AM (hcyUh)

350 OK seriously you guyz. i think ESPN can make its mark in little known but compelling sports. Frisbee, 24 hr. Dance Marathons, YoYo contests, Yodeling, Pickle Ball..any number of things. Oh and that thing where you have to keep one hand on the car and whoever is last wins the car. Whats that called? Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 02:43 PM (e8nXh) That's basically what The Ocho was in Dodgeball. If it's almost a sport, it's on ESPN 8!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 09:47 AM (mf5HN)

351 -
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Is Walter Cronkite next? Retroactively fired and archives expunged? Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2017 02:35 PM
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And that's the way I jizz.

Posted by: Walter Cronkite (indicating a ficus) at November 29, 2017 09:48 AM (pMGkg)

352 Bring back Demolition Derby. I used to love that shit.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 09:48 AM (/tuJf)

353 The heck with the worlds strongest man. Bring back Superstars - Joe Frazier drowning was classic!

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2017 09:48 AM (gbWkA)

354 Every time roller derby was turned on the Bay Area Bombers were playing the Midwest Pioneers. Was it a two-team league? Posted by: Truth Seeker at November 29, 2017 02:43 PM (3346v)
IIRC, the Big Rivalry was between the San Francisco Bay Bombers and the Los Angeles T-Birds.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 29, 2017 09:48 AM (ujg0T)

355 Li'l Kim can't even get the traction of Murderin' Joe.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 09:49 AM (9TK8E)

356 >>I just want it to come out that American's bid system was contracted out to IT workers in, like, Pakistan or something. Just to make this even better.





What would fix this is self-piloting airplanes!
Wouldn't need pilots if you have software control the.....oh.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:49 AM (W+vEI)

357 "Wow, those long fly balls stay up in the air for along time!"

Posted by: Softball Girl at November 29, 2017 02:47 PM (O5Q3r)

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Take a look at my rocket baby.

Posted by: Kim Long-Un at November 29, 2017 09:49 AM (5NMZN)

358 Oh and that thing where you have to keep one hand on the car and whoever is last wins the car. Whats that called? Posted by: Hugh Jass A 1970's marketing gimmick?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:49 AM (qQcQl)

359 ESPN ran marbles once in the 90s. It was actually pretty cool. Those hillbillies were incredible at shooting those little marbles around. They ran a Magic the Gathering tournament too, and that was horrendous. It was obvious the announcers know jack about the game and it was boring as watching paint dry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:49 AM (39g3+)

360 The key for a win today is to score more runs. They really need to focus on that.

Posted by: ESPN Softball Girl at November 29, 2017 09:49 AM (H8S+R)

361 354 Every time roller derby was turned on the Bay Area Bombers were playing the Midwest Pioneers. Was it a two-team league? Posted by: Truth Seeker at November 29, 2017 02:43 PM (3346v) IIRC, the Big Rivalry was between the San Francisco Bay Bombers and the Los Angeles T-Birds. Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 29, 2017 02:48 PM (ujg0T) I still remember the 80s TV version where the T-Birds' rivals were called "Bad Attitude", heh.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 09:50 AM (9TK8E)

362 That's basically what The Ocho was in Dodgeball. If it's almost a sport, it's on ESPN 8! Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 02:47 PM (mf5HN) I never understood why ESPN didn't dedicate 4-5 hours a week to other sports/events like the Wide World of Sports used to do. Anyways, this is their third layoff this year. I believe their thinking is that if they dribble out the layoffs, no one will notice.

Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 09:50 AM (AXyJi)

363 338 321 OK seriously you guyz. i think ESPN can make its mark in little known but compelling sports. Frisbee, 24 hr. Dance Marathons, YoYo contests, Yodeling, Pickle Ball..any number of things. Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 02:43 PM (e8nXh) Gotta cover the Pro Hacky Sack circuit. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2017 02:46 PM (YqDXo) See! there ya go and someone mentioned darts. hell the fucking Olympics are pretty much doing it already with snowboarding and shit. oh, juggling!

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:50 AM (e8nXh)

364 Yeah, so Matt Lothario, Garrison Squealer, and a bunch of ESPN drones got fired, the real question has NBS Sports fired Pierre MacGuire yet? 

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 29, 2017 09:51 AM (DxWUs)

365 Darts championship is going to be on BBC America I think.

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 09:51 AM (LiyEm)

366 We've got it! The National Pumpkin Chunkin League! With just chicks!

Posted by: The Suits at ESPN at November 29, 2017 09:51 AM (O5Q3r)

367 Hugh Jass: "Oh and that thing where you have to keep one hand on the car and whoever is last wins the car. Whats that called?" Harvey Weinsteining Without A Ficus

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 09:51 AM (H8S+R)

368 And, this may be totally irrelevant, but has anyone else noticed that the Nork missiles in all this footage just look.... crappy? All cylindrical and soviet and cheap looking. Like they just packed a buttload of dynamite in a gigantic cardboard tube and said "Let 'er rip!" I dunno. It just strikes me as weird.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 09:51 AM (hcyUh)

369 Early on ESPN2 had the "almost sports" You would see those Scottish Highland games and once I saw this thing from Russia or Romania where they were running cars up on a ramp to flip them over.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2017 09:51 AM (jHrzU)

370 #AlmostExhaustedFromWinning. #RepealThe25thAmendment--FourMoreTerms!

Posted by: ShainS at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (4XgZ/)

371 Trebuchets FTW.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (LjR2k)

372 Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. I get offers all the time to go to the local roller derby shows from a walking partner. He is the team medic. From his perspective it's "Drama" all the time. I asked my wife if she wanted to join me. No. So I'll have to get a bunch of us dirty old men to go with me. And I'll have just one question when I look at those young, fit, scantily clad roller derby contestants. One question. Is her grandmother widowed?

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (hyuyC)

373 I was away for a while - any new casualties in Grope-ageddon?

Posted by: Weasel at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (Sfs6o)

374 364 Yeah, so Matt Lothario, Garrison Squealer, and a bunch of ESPN drones got fired, the real question has NBS Sports fired Pierre MacGuire yet? Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 29, 2017 02:51 PM (DxWUs) Hilariously, Pierre's real name is "Regis".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (9TK8E)

375 Coincidentally, I just watched the Rifftrax version of Sharknado 2 with Lauer playing himself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (ycWCI)

376 They ran a Magic the Gathering tournament too, and that was horrendous. It was obvious the announcers know jack about the game and it was boring as watching paint dry. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+) They ran one of the chess matches between Kasparov and Big Blue. They understood nothing and asked one of the Polgar sisters some questions that were amazingly ignorant.

Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 09:52 AM (AXyJi)

377 A 1970's marketing gimmick? Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2017 02:49 PM (qQcQl) yeah that rick, but invent a cool name, so it becomes a sport. like AutoTag or something. and new rules that include contact.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (e8nXh)

378 Berman . . . I'd like to hear him do his stupid 3 Stooges, woop-woop-woop thing as he's being pushed into a woodchipper.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (zzUT1)

379 They ran a Magic the Gathering tournament too, and that was horrendous. It was obvious the announcers know jack about the game and it was boring as watching paint dry. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+) MtG is hard to do well. The Pro Tour puts up about 50k viewers on twitch, and regularly gets flack for production. It's an issue with the hidden information, where often it's really hard to have the camera see what cards are all in the players' hands. It'd be like poker if the little cameras they have in the table didn't work half the time.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (KUaJL)

380 >>Bring back Demolition Derby. I used to love that shit.

Saw some of that recently at the Greeley Stampede.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (W+vEI)

381 Before smartphones, ESPN was the primary source of sports news for many people. I would watch Sportscenter in the morning to find out what happened in the previous night's games. Now that all the scores and news you want come as phone alerts, their model is going the way of newspapers. They tried to adapt by making everything about Hot Takes and generating controversy, which the SJW politics was a major part of. But it appears that it's only hastening their demise.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (mynhJ)

382 When they lay off Stephen A. Smith I'll know they're serious.

Posted by: Random Thought Generator at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (iOKfQ)

383 And, this may be totally irrelevant, but has anyone else noticed that the Nork missiles in all this footage just look.... crappy? Yeah I live 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean and live in zero concern over his "ICBM's" They look like the kind of weapons that the Allied forces made out of balloons to fool German reconnaissance overflights. They fall apart in the air, don't go anywhere they are aimed, blow up on the landing pad, its obvious they are a mix of incompetence and sabotage.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:53 AM (39g3+)

384 So who took his victims out to see the submarine races at Lake Wobegone?

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2017 09:54 AM (6dFYM)

385 Hopefully ESPN will give up their tennis coverage too.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 29, 2017 09:54 AM (U8pol)

386 Sen. Al Franken spent much of his time at a confirmation hearing for President Trumps Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar lecturing the nominee and the Trump administration on issues pertaining to womens health. The senator has been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment in recent weeks. Proof positive that there is no God, or he'd be a pile of smoldering cinders right now. Also, he must have his pants specially tailored to fit his balls in them. His balls must be the size of coconuts. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2017 02:47 PM (YqDXo) Outnumbered at noon showed a clip of a Democrat Congresswoman from Virginia who walked out of a meeting with Nancy Pelosi over how stupid it was. She was livid. She said there was no discussion of forcing out Franken and Conyers and she was basically told to stop trying to bring it up. Judge N said she is a former prosecutor and a straight up by the rules person (why she's a Democrat might be a question to pose to her) and he applauded her for standing by her principles against the Queen. I have to say, I was impressed that she was correctly pissed off at the right people and for the right reasons.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 29, 2017 09:54 AM (jErY5)

387 >>Yeah, so Matt Lothario, Garrison Squealer, and a bunch of ESPN drones got fired, the real question has NBS Sports fired Pierre MacGuire yet? Seconded. I am so sick of his trip down memory lane stories about when he knew so and so when he was playing in the minors in Moose Nuts Saskatchewan. Who gives a shit.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 09:54 AM (/tuJf)

388 Breitbart has a headline - 16 top reporters, editors ... etc and so forth. I say it is not enough. We need video footage of a convoy of a dozen greyhound buses filled with sex offenders being hauled off to sex rehab camp in the Rockies somewhere in the Sierra Nevada range; as a warning to all the others. .

Posted by: Harmon Ne at November 29, 2017 09:54 AM (KdDCu)

389 NBCSN runs curling often in the evening. My daughter loves it.

Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 09:55 AM (AXyJi)

390 End the Transvestite Tennis League.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 09:55 AM (LjR2k)

391 Bring back Demolition Derby. I used to love that shit.

The Figure 8 track one. From Islip, NY.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 09:55 AM (O5Q3r)

392 No, Jay Al Franken not being baked by a thunderbolt doesn't mean there's no God. It just means "Instead perhaps the God is patient with us (or rathe in this caser Al ) , not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2nd Peter 3:9 Also, God's ways are not our ways

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 09:55 AM (8+Ozj)

393 It looks like a Stalinist purge. We'll know for sure when they start removing people's images from YouTube videos.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 29, 2017 09:55 AM (e1mEI)

394 I never understood why ESPN didn't dedicate 4-5 hours a week to other sports/events like the Wide World of Sports used to do. Anyways, this is their third layoff this year. I believe their thinking is that if they dribble out the layoffs, no one will notice. Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 02:50 PM (AXyJi) Because 1: that's 4-5 hours that they couldn't talk about Colin Capernick or whatever the newest political outrage is, B: most of them don't really know anything about or like sports anyway, and Thirdly: that's like real work which is hard and stuff.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 29, 2017 09:55 AM (KUaJL)

395 IIRC, the Big Rivalry was between the San Francisco Bay Bombers and the Los Angeles T-Birds. Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 29, 2017 02:48 PM (ujg0T) Old bells ring. Light turns on. Thank you.

Posted by: Seeked and I found at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (3346v)

396 369 Early on ESPN2 had the "almost sports" You would see those Scottish Highland games and once I saw this thing from Russia or Romania where they were running cars up on a ramp to flip them over. And swamp buggy races. Don't forget the swamp buggy races.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (sGtp+)

397 Seconded. I am so sick of his trip down memory lane stories about when he knew so and so when he was playing in the minors in Moose Nuts Saskatchewan. Who gives a shit. Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 02:54 PM (/tuJf) That would be Moose Jaw but point taken.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (nBr1j)

398 352 Bring back Demolition Derby. I used to love that shit. Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 02:48 PM (/tuJf) It's alive and well at your local Midwestern county fair, baby.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (7UW64)

399 and said "Let 'er rip!" I dunno. It just strikes me as weird. Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 02:51 PM (hcyUh) please don't say 'let 'er rip' around here. I'm beggin ya.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (e8nXh)

400
Ha.  NBC editing out matt lauer in the lighting of the ny rockefeller Christmas tree.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (r+sAi)

401 Matt Lauer pinches my *ss a lot..... lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvt2wQLYR_Y

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (tDTdL)

402 Live! From the Cow Palace it*s Roller Derby!

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2017 09:56 AM (gbWkA)

403 Were they let go for financial reasons or for sexual harassment?

Posted by: Ripley at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (MxEKc)

404 So have I missed anything?  Has Bill Clinton been named by any 13 year old sex slaves as the daddy of their little toddler yet?

Frickin work.  Getting in the way of my internet time.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (ylUqT)

405 Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 29, 2017 02:45 PM (bOMB) Let's hope that the write in candidate doesn't pull votes from Moore.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (8+Ozj)

406 392 No, Jay Al Franken not being baked by a thunderbolt doesn't mean there's no God. It just means "Instead perhaps the God is patient with us (or rathe in this caser Al ) , not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2nd Peter 3:9 Also, God's ways are not our ways Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 02:55 PM (8+Ozj) It is our fallen human nature that compels us to wish for the thunderbolt from heaven.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (7UW64)

407 Good Lord, every break from work I'm seeing new casualties of The Gropening. Peace in our times can be had, my dear lib friends. Who will be brave enough to say "Those Deplorables over there are making more sense than our own Moonbats"?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (FYcqZ)

408 Random Thought Generator: "When they lay off Stephen A. Smith I'll know they're serious." Yeah, that guy needs to talk longer about more stuff and more emphatically. He literally needs to chew the scenery and spit splinters. And more yelling.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (H8S+R)

409 MtG is hard to do well. The Pro Tour puts up about 50k viewers on twitch, and regularly gets flack for production. Well and I can't blame the announcers for not knowing the game well enough to do analysis. They change the rules every 6 months or so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (39g3+)

410 "Before smartphones, ESPN was the primary source of sports news for many people. I would watch Sportscenter in the morning to find out what happened in the previous night's games. " I remember having to call the Sports Line (976-1212?) to get scores in the days before we had ESPN and the updates. If you dialed one digit off, you got the recording of the lady talking dirty.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 09:57 AM (OD2ni)

411 Ha. NBC editing out matt lauer in the lighting of the ny rockefeller Christmas tree. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 02:56 PM (r+sAi) "Yeah, Hi, Edit Room, this is Production. We're gonna need an Ogilvy on Reels 7 thru 11 of the christmas special...."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 09:58 AM (hcyUh)

412 >>That would be Moose Jaw but point taken. Well some times when a girl moose like a boy moose very much ...

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 09:58 AM (/tuJf)

413 Has anybody been fired yet for creating an uncomfortable work environment by refusing to grope anyone?

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 09:58 AM (nBr1j)

414 Does anyone have Ed Asner in the Gropepool?

Posted by: Downcast at November 29, 2017 09:58 AM (JpAkG)

415 That would be Moose Jaw but point taken. Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 02:56 PM (nBr1j) Maybe they really meant Head Bashed In Buffalo Jump.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 09:58 AM (7UW64)

416 Ha. NBC editing out matt lauer in the lighting of the ny rockefeller Christmas tree. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 02:56 PM (r+sAi) New Years going to be a little thin this year. No Griffin, no Lauer, Dick Clark's dead.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (jErY5)

417 Someone punched an ocelot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (IqV8l)

418 >>The thing about curling is that curlers kind of take a knee when they get in the hack. (That's what you call when they get set to deliver a rock.) I like when the women curlers start yelling HARD! HARD!

Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (r9UYA)

419 End the Transvestite Tennis League. Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 02:55 PM (LjR2k) Renee Richards playing by himself. Actually they did show way too much of that loser when they first allowed him to play on the womens circuit.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (U8pol)

420 402 Live! From the Cow Palace it*s Roller Derby! Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2017 02:56 PM (gbWkA)
And to think that the 1956 *and* 1964 GOP conventions were held there, let alone 1970's roller derby. My, how things have changed.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (ujg0T)

421 The lord may work in mysterious ways, but he sure does work!

Posted by: Judge Roy Moore at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (ylUqT)

422 246 223 Oh man, that Keillor email that Ace is posting on Twitter. "I put my hand on a woman's bare back. I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized." Nice try, buddy. Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 02:25 PM (OD2ni) "i meant to pat her on the back, but instead felt her tits." Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 02:29 PM (e8nXh) I'll believe that if he did it to Trigglypuff. Otherwise, not so much.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (YqDXo)

423 yeah that rick, but invent a cool name, so it becomes a sport. like AutoTag or something. and new rules that include contact. Posted by: Hugh Jass Oooooooh. At unannounced intervals, hit the car with a cattle prod.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (qQcQl)

424 "Before smartphones, ESPN was the primary source of sports news for many people. I would watch Sportscenter in the morning to find out what happened in the previous night's games. " I remember having to call the Sports Line (976-1212?) to get scores in the days before we had ESPN and the updates. If you dialed one digit off, you got the recording of the lady talking dirty. Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM (OD2ni) LOL, I was about to post that also..We're both old SOBs. Used to use Sports Line all the time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (SjImc)

425 Well isn't this special... in a Federal court a US Army Reserve LTC gets four years in the pokey for selling PRC made ball caps and back packs as US made.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=76231

I think he can kiss making bird goodbye.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 09:59 AM (I6UVN)

426 Will ESPN do itself in because of SJWism? Or because they are the Blockbuster Video of the moment? Who cares? As long as they wither away, like the state is supposed to do.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (/qEW2)

427 "385 Hopefully ESPN will give up their tennis coverage too. Posted by: Roc Ingersol" NBC actually did a superior job covering the Major tennis tourneys.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (OD2ni)

428 -
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Does anyone have Ed Asner in the Gropepool? Posted by: Downcast at November 29, 2017 02:58 PM

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Not Lou Grant.  He hates spunk.


Posted by: irright at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (pMGkg)

429 Hopefully ESPN will give up their tennis coverage too. Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 29, 2017 02:54 PM (U8pol) Gah. I am a huge tennis fan and ESPN's main tennis coverage is just horrible. What's interesting is that the covering on WatchESPN is usually top notch. Basically all the courts, most of them with commentary by people who know tennis and aren't intrusive about it, good to excellent camera work. But, the main coverage? Here, let's show these four people talking about Serena Williams and Roger Federer no matter what is going on in the matches, cut to a match for three seconds, and then back to fluffing Serena and Roger.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (mf5HN)

430 I'd just like to point out that NBC fired Matt Lauer because his behavior didn't jive with their "core values," yet they still employ serial fabulist and outright liar Brian Williams in their news division.


Those are some really keen core values, NBC.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (rP4OC)

431 I like when the women curlers start yelling HARD! HARD! Posted by: Under Fire at November 29, 2017 02:59 PM (r9UYA) Followed by HURRY! HURRY! I've noticed that even the Chinese women's team uses those English words.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (nBr1j)

432 Well some times when a girl moose like a boy moose very much ... Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 02:58 PM (/tuJf) Yeah, well, mostly the girl moose are running away from those boys. We've got a mama moose living in our neighborhood who likes to sleep under some of our spruce trees and crap out behind our shed. Drives the dogs absolutely nuts. One of these days, she's gonna get tired of their crap and stomp hell outta them, but so far, she's been vary patient with them. Sometimes makes for a rowdy evening.....

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (7UW64)

433 I have to say, I was impressed that she was correctly pissed off at the right people and for the right reasons. Posted by: Jen the original at November 29, 2017 02:54 PM (jErY5) I figure there are a few Dems who, even with the morals of Caligula, realize the optics on this are horrible. Every Republican challenger is going to crush any attempt by a Dem to play the womyn card.

Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (AXyJi)

434 Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM (7UW64) Wel, yes, It's my fallen nature anyway, :^) but if someone's going to get a thunderbolt my fallen nature would prefer it be Hillary and Billb. Howeverin my better moments I just wish they'd repent, accept Christ and be held accountable for their actions in this life

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (8+Ozj)

435 "We need video footage of a convoy of a dozen greyhound buses filled with sex offenders being hauled off to sex rehab camp in the Rockies somewhere in the Sierra Nevada range; as a warning to all the others." I'd prefer the White Sands Missile Range, but I'll take what I can get.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Rocket's Red Glare with a Lil' Hoister Petard from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2017 10:00 AM (hLRSq)

436 Ha. NBC editing out matt lauer in the lighting of the ny rockefeller Christmas tree. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 29, 2017 02:56 PM (r+sAi) Comrade Stalin: What's wrong with that?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (493sH)

437 Who did the pedo gotcha show for NBC?

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (LjR2k)

438 328 give me Junkyard Wars Saw one where they build airplanes(!). Awesome.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (sGtp+)

439 Matt. Call us.

Posted by: AL Jazeera at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (r9UYA)

440 I'm glad that God is patient with us or I'd have been sizzled long ago. Still, every so often, instant judgment would be pretty welcome. Devoured by worms. Swallowed by the earth. Fire comes out of the altar. Something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (39g3+)

441 387 Seconded. I am so sick of his trip down memory lane stories about when he knew so and so when he was playing in the minors in Moose Nuts Saskatchewan. Who gives a shit. Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 02:54 PM (/tuJf) To say nothing of Pierre's creepy (bordering on sexual) obsession with Dion Phaneuf.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (CMbMd)

442 381 Before smartphones, ESPN was the primary source of sports news for many people. I would watch Sportscenter in the morning to find out what happened in the previous night's games. Now that all the scores and news you want come as phone alerts, their model is going the way of newspapers. They tried to adapt by making everything about Hot Takes and generating controversy, which the SJW politics was a major part of. But it appears that it's only hastening their demise. Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 29, 2017 02:53 PM (mynhJ) ----------------------------------------- Excellent summary of their problem. As one who still has a stupid flip phone, I only would note that the internet itself is enough to hurt them badly as a news source. If I want to know who won what last night, it's a click away.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 29, 2017 10:01 AM (0jtPF)

443 It is our fallen human nature that compels us to wish for the thunderbolt from heaven. Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM (7UW64) Can I hand Franken an antenna to hold during the next thunderstorm?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 10:02 AM (YqDXo)

444 I detest that ESPN got the F1 contract for next year.

Posted by: GeoSTI at November 29, 2017 10:02 AM (w1GWh)

445 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+) very poetic and true and amusing. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 10:02 AM (8+Ozj)

446 yes. Demolition Derby and someone mentioned battlebots and something else. those are great. I'm very old enough to remember YOU ASKED FOR IT. tv show. strange shit people wanted to see or had seen and wanted to see again. Tightrope walkers, weird crap too. i kept asking to see a human sacrifice.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 10:02 AM (e8nXh)

447 "437 Who did the pedo gotcha show for NBC? Posted by: Boss Moss" Chris Hanson. Now take a seat right over there.

Posted by: Benji Carver at November 29, 2017 10:02 AM (OD2ni)

448 Every Republican challenger is going to crush any attempt by a Dem to play the womyn card.
Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 03:00 PM (AXyJi)


Might want to add a disclaimer for the snatching defeat from jaws of victory standard GOP play.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 29, 2017 10:03 AM (tbOMB)

449 Those are some really keen core values, NBC. Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth at November 29, 2017 03:00 PM (rP4OC) It ain't about the sin, it's about being caught at it. That's pretty much all there is to it. The act of contrition includes the line: I detest all my sins because I fear the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because Thou art all good and deserving of all my love. They never got beyond getting caught, and couldn't care less about hell. Rather short sighted, IMO.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 10:03 AM (7UW64)

450 To say nothing of Pierre's creepy (bordering on sexual) obsession with Dion Phaneuf. Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 03:01 PM (CMbMd) I he was a Democrat he would have spent time in Come by Chance, Newfoundland.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 10:03 AM (nBr1j)

451 Every Republican challenger is going to crush any attempt by a Dem to play the womyn card. Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 03:00 PM (AXyJi) I think it's pretty safe to say the "War on Women" shit is done.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 10:03 AM (YqDXo)

452 I never called ESPN's phone line but I used to listen to their radio show on Sunday afternoons. They were pretty good back then, although sometimes they'd get into topics I didn't care about and would switch off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 10:04 AM (39g3+)

453 AnonymousDrivel at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM: Stephen A. Smith is emblematic of what ESPN is and has become: Vacuous opinions strongly held.

Posted by: Random Thought Generator at November 29, 2017 10:04 AM (iOKfQ)

454 #PervPurge

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at November 29, 2017 10:04 AM (hMwEB)

455 >>We've got a mama moose living in our neighborhood who likes to sleep under some of our spruce trees and crap out behind our shed. Drives the dogs absolutely nuts. One of these days, she's gonna get tired of their crap and stomp hell outta them, but so far, she's been vary patient with them We had a big field behind my frat in college. A bunch of us were out throwing a frisbee around one fall afternoon and I had one sail over my head. I turned to run after it and didn't notice the ginormous male moose standing at the edge of the woods until I was about 50 feet away. He was eyeballing me like he wanted to run me down just for the hell of it. I set a white boy land speed record in retreat.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 10:04 AM (/tuJf)

456 You  . . .  and once I saw this thing from Russia or Romania where they were running cars up on a ramp to flip them over.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2017 02:51 PM (jHrzU)

Joey Chitwood Invitational  ??

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 29, 2017 10:05 AM (bB4HN)

457 Peace in our times can be had, my dear lib friends. Who will be brave enough to say "Those Deplorables over there are making more sense than our own Moonbats"? Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM (FYcqZ)
Could it be that the LeftMedia is where the East Bloc was in Spring 1989, starting to realize they can't afford to maintain the Iron Curtain anymore?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at November 29, 2017 10:05 AM (ujg0T)

458 The Dem's WoW strategy will only stop once the Third Feminist Shock Army has made Joey Bidet wish he was St. Pancakes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 10:05 AM (I6UVN)

459 We are issuing a public warning. An epidemic of old man balls is sweeping the nation.

Posted by: HHS at November 29, 2017 10:05 AM (2WITp)

460 you is a total asshole

Posted by: Mega at November 29, 2017 10:06 AM (i4bqM)

461 443 It is our fallen human nature that compels us to wish for the thunderbolt from heaven. Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM (7UW64) Can I hand Franken an antenna to hold during the next thunderstorm? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2017 03:02 PM (YqDXo) Death by Van de Graff generator? "Sorry Matt, you are not going to be 'holding' the ball with you hand. (Think Vlad the Impaler.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2017 10:06 AM (ycWCI)

462 I think he can kiss making bird goodbye. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 02:59 PM (I6UVN) I'm in Zone this year

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 10:06 AM (SjImc)

463 Maybe they really meant Head Bashed In Buffalo Jump.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 02:58 PM (7UW64)


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I saw Head Bashed-In Buffalo Jump open for Beaver Mines in '87

Posted by: RioBravo at November 29, 2017 10:06 AM (5NMZN)

464 I am seeing terrible things today, TERRIBLE!

Posted by: Pudding Cup at November 29, 2017 10:06 AM (3BFzK)

465 397 Seconded. I am so sick of his trip down memory lane stories about when he knew so and so when he was playing in the minors in Moose Nuts Saskatchewan. Who gives a shit.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 02:54 PM (/tuJf)

That would be Moose Jaw but point taken.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 02:56 PM (nBr1j)


Pierre MacGuire wisdom:

That TJ Oshie was quite a player at Warroad High School.

Sydney Crosby really tore his mites league apart when he was 11 years old in Cole Harbor.

Patrick Sharp was a Winnipeg All-City All-Star when he was 8 years old.

Hey Coach Sullivan, don't you think that you should deploy 2 centers on this line, just in case Malkin is tossed from the faceoff circle?


Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 29, 2017 10:06 AM (DxWUs)

466 NGU, thought you already wore a pair of silver eagles.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 10:07 AM (I6UVN)

467 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 03:00 PM (mf5HN) Yeah they kiss Rogers and Serenas ass on the Tennis Channel too but I like their coverage a lot better.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 29, 2017 10:07 AM (U8pol)

468

 

Pretty soon "The Ocho" will refer to the number of employees on ESPN's payroll

 

 

 

"The  Ouchos"   refers  to  the  number of  people   who've been  fired  so far

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at November 29, 2017 10:07 AM (lKyWE)

469 So ... I was out for a while. Who's the latest casualty of the Pervalanche?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 10:07 AM (YqDXo)

470 Matt. Call us.

Posted by: AL Jazeera at November 29, 2017 03:01 PM (r9UYA)

Screw them! RT television wants YOU, Matt!

Posted by: Ed Schultz at November 29, 2017 10:08 AM (O5Q3r)

471 Ocho Cinco!!!

Posted by: 8 Mexicans Drowning at November 29, 2017 10:08 AM (3BFzK)

472 I think another Prevert at NPR has suddenly vacated their job.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 10:08 AM (I6UVN)

473 It is our fallen human nature that compels us to wish for the thunderbolt from heaven. Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 02:57 PM (7UW64) ....well i just wish him a speedy reunion with the Lord.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at November 29, 2017 10:08 AM (e8nXh)

474 Testes

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 10:08 AM (LiyEm)

475 465 Hey Coach Sullivan, don't you think that you should deploy 2 centers on this line, just in case Malkin is tossed from the faceoff circle? Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 29, 2017 03:06 PM (DxWUs) Considering how horrible Malkin is at faceoffs, I think Sully would HOPE Malkin gets tossed.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 10:08 AM (CMbMd)

476 "I think it's pretty safe to say the "War on Women" shit is done.

 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara"

Time to shift to the  "War on Children of Color'

Also the "War on Granny"

Posted by: Ripley at November 29, 2017 10:09 AM (MxEKc)

477 469 So ... I was out for a while. Who's the latest casualty of the Pervalanche? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2017 03:07 PM (YqDXo) Name the unfunny 'Humorist' on PBS who seemed to have an unhealthy fascination with Lake Woebegone.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2017 10:09 AM (ycWCI)

478 The only thing I like about ESPN is that it was part of one of the greatest throw away lines in a movie. Something About Mary.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 29, 2017 10:09 AM (U8pol)

479 NGU, thought you already wore a pair of silver eagles. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 03:07 PM (I6UVN Nope O-5.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2017 10:09 AM (SjImc)

480 Some people have to be funny to be called a humorist.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 29, 2017 10:10 AM (LjR2k)

481 Nood. More Lauer and Keelor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2017 10:10 AM (ycWCI)

482 nood

Posted by: tu3031 at November 29, 2017 10:10 AM (O5Q3r)

483 I set a white boy land speed record in retreat. Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 03:04 PM (/tuJf) You really forget just how big those bull moose get until.... Had one eating the apples out of my front yard tree, right outside our living room window this fall. What a hog. He pulled down at least three big branches. So, I'm standing in the front door, yelling at him to shove off, and he could not care one iota less. Bull moose are the no-give-a-shit animal of the north.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 29, 2017 10:10 AM (7UW64)

484 "469 So ... I was out for a while. Who's the latest casualty of the Pervalanche?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2017 03:07 PM (YqDXo)"

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Some big producer/show runner for Warner Brothers DC comic crap shows.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 29, 2017 10:10 AM (3BFzK)

485 This better not happen to SI.

Posted by: guy what likes the swimsuit issue at November 29, 2017 10:11 AM (2WITp)

486 Aestius, might be behind the power curve.

Apparently NPR chief news flake David Sweeney has left the premises after three women came forward with accusations of sexual harassment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 10:11 AM (I6UVN)

487 Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2017 03:04 PM (/tuJf) Got charged by a mama moose a couple of years ago. No fun. Damn ground was bouncing under my feet from her weight. She turned away at about 5 feet of distance. Could have had me if she'd wanted to stomp me.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 29, 2017 10:11 AM (3myMJ)

488 Time to shift to the "War on Children of Color' Like a commercial with a guy in a pick up truck with a Confederate flag chasing them down?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2017 10:11 AM (493sH)

489 Pretty soon "The Ocho" will refer to the number of employees on ESPN's payroll "The Ouchos" refers to the number of people who've been fired so far Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic And just before Christmas.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2017 10:11 AM (qQcQl)

490 This better not happen to SI.

Posted by: guy what likes the swimsuit issue at November 29, 2017 03:11 PM (2WITp)


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Me and Lena are the next models for the swimsuit issue...maybe the no swim suit issue...hee.hee.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at November 29, 2017 10:12 AM (3BFzK)

491 To say nothing of Pierre's creepy (bordering on sexual) obsession with Dion Phaneuf.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 29, 2017 03:01 PM (CMbMd)


Well that Dion Phaneuf is one fine example of manhood.  He once took some guy's (whose name should never be mentioned) sloppy seconds.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 29, 2017 10:12 AM (DxWUs)

492 Testes Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 03:08 PM (LiyEm) ........ old man balls

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2017 10:13 AM (2WITp)

493 472 I think another Prevert at NPR has suddenly vacated their job. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 29, 2017 03:08 PM (I6UVN) Thanks. In unrelated news, economists are baffled by the sudden jump in unemployment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2017 10:13 AM (YqDXo)

494 Still, every so often, instant judgment would be pretty welcome. Devoured by worms. Swallowed by the earth. Fire comes out of the altar. Something. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+) Not to overthink this, but I think there's something to the idea that the stories of instant judgement like that are from people who really knew God, so their sin and rebellion were inexcusable. The assholes now we'd like to see zapped have no idea what they're doing or who they're rebelling against, so the judgement is deferred. That's what I tell myself, anyways.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2017 10:14 AM (hcyUh)

495 "Testes

Posted by: steevy at November 29, 2017 03:08 PM (LiyEm)
........

old man balls

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2017 03:13 PM (2WITp)"


===============


I'm going long on "Nut Bras."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zdDfQrPi5Q

Posted by: Amy Schumer at November 29, 2017 10:14 AM (3BFzK)

496 But, the main coverage? Here, let's show these four people talking about Serena Williams and Roger Federer no matter what is going on in the matches, cut to a match for three seconds, and then back to fluffing Serena and Roger. Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2017 03:00 PM (mf5HN) It's the Colin Cowherd strategy of covering sports. For the little bit of time I used to listen to Cowherd on the radio, he basically said that ESPN only covering the Yankees and Red Sox made sense because they were the only teams that mattered. In other words only focus on the top dogs. However, you can't do that in sports because if the other teams in the league are worthless, your sports league is worthless.

Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 29, 2017 10:18 AM (WVeiZ)

497 413 Has anybody been fired yet for creating an uncomfortable work environment by refusing to grope anyone? Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 29, 2017 02:58 PM (nBr1j) https://preview.tinyurl.com/yctnhajp

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2017 10:20 AM (xjiRE)

498 The Ocho will refer to the # of employees on the payroll.. Good one - nice!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at November 29, 2017 10:22 AM (lRKXz)

499 OT-sort of. I just got my regular spam from a conservative organization, but the headline made me laugh: Tell Sen. McConnell and Speaker Ryan to quit protecting perverts in Congress

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 10:26 AM (8+Ozj)

500 No, Jay Al Franken not being baked by a thunderbolt doesn't mean there's no God. It just means "Instead perhaps the God is patient with us (or rathe in this caser Al ) , not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2nd Peter 3:9 Also, God's ways are not our ways Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2017 02:55 PM (8+Ozj) ======== Why can't it be like Hezekiah and Sennacherib's host? Why can't we awake to find all members of congress, judges and various agencies who betrayed this country were somehow miraculously dispatched? Is that too much to ask for?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2017 10:30 AM (/qEW2)

501 Scott Van Pelt just needs to insult a few more flyover deplorables who aren't even worth praying for to fix this...

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2017 12:00 PM (foA4m)

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