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November 20, 2017
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An ESPN host went off on a rant against those who are dropping their subscriptions over the politicizing of sports coverage and the NFL. It’s kind of hard to decipher exactly what he’s talking about, with all the contradictions and bleeps for the profanity, but apparently, he’s claiming that nobody has ever criticized ESPN to his face, and that people aren’t really dropping ESPN because then they’d have to read books by candlelight and nobody’s dumb enough to do that instead of watching TV sports, so he’s trying to “educate” us about the truth.

Tip for students: If anyone who claims to educate you tells you it would be dumb to read a book when you could be watching sports on TV, change classes immediately.

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  • Cathie Zeien

    11/27/2017 10:36 AM

    My goodness! What a great way to encourage people to watch ESPN -- insult them! Morons are abounding these days it seems!

  • Cleve WIlson

    11/26/2017 10:10 PM

    Me thinks he protests too much!! Deny and deflect. Blame and belittle those that protest against ESPN's obvious political leanings and rantings. The elite are not really so elite....just foolish and clueless. I cut the cable for financial reasons but I do not watch ESPN or anything NFL because of the assinine "protests" directed at the police, middle America, the military, American culture and traditions and anyone that is white or conservative. Only idiots insult an entire 50% plus of their targeted audience and resulting income stream. What did they expect?

  • Wendy Brion

    11/26/2017 09:28 PM

    MTV used to play music. ESPN used to play sports. I sense a trend...
    (Yes, I know ESPN still plays sports, but they seem to have forgotten that's what they exist for, not political commentary.)

  • Firewagon

    11/26/2017 05:29 PM

    Well now, Mr. Van Pelt, I "used to watch" ESPN, however, due to the genuflecting, acquiescence, before these current "sports entities'" disrespecting this country, I watch neither ESPN or those sports venues "allowing" the disrespect! My support for ESPN only continues, by FORCE, because ESPN is part of a "package" that includes programming I DO NEED! As for your paycheck, I would surmise it is also being subsidized in the same way, by subscribers to "packages" and NOT by subscriptions to ESPN! As it stands, you and your employer's bent to insert politics into OUR pastime, and refuge from such, you and yours are but a click away from instant SHUT UP!

  • Joyce E Staley

    11/26/2017 04:36 PM

    NFL = Not For Long?

  • Amelia Little

    11/21/2017 01:17 PM

    I think he needs to go find one of the safe spaces and hibernate for a while. I haven't said anything to his face because I don't have a clue who he is. They (at least some of the ones I read about) don't just get it--that people who DO watch sports on tv want to, well, watch the darn game. They don't watch for their political analysis of anything--just want to watch people throwing balls, running, catching balls, dancing in end zones, slide across home base, break the backboard when sinking the ball, etc. Statistics about the players that relate to their game--that seems to be something sports enthusiasts like to hear. Most don't give a darn about the players' political ideology, they aren't there for espn people to spout their political stances on anything.

  • Wayne flexer

    11/21/2017 06:51 AM

    Espn has aload some of there workers to say raceist things about us white people the fact is the people calling us raceist are the raceist and are no better then the million dollar football players disgraceing are country ... boycott the n f l and espn and any other sport that takes a knee ..

  • Jeff Gerhart

    11/21/2017 02:23 AM

    I'll say it to his face GLADLY that ESPN has gone down the tubes due to the one racist chick....don't remember her name and don't care....and all their being biased.