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On 5/28/2019 at 8:57 AM, RIPPA said:

 

And now it's publishing and media operations are being farmed out to a company where the CEO proudly boasts of running his business line a frat boy, and intentionally being an arrogant rich elite.

https://deadspin.com/sports-illustrateds-media-operations-pawned-off-to-unpr-1835588571

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For you Canadians, today was bob McCown’s last day on 590. 

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On 6/21/2019 at 8:05 PM, odessasteps said:

For you Canadians, today was bob McCown’s last day on 590. 

Bob's salary and his worse than usual out of touchness with what is going on in the sports world plus Sportsnets bloated on air roster and the huge losses from that ridiculous NHL broadcast deal Rogers signed equals doom

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TL:DR Bob Ley is officially retiring at the end of the month

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On 6/25/2019 at 9:49 AM, Serious Darius Bagfelt said:

Bob's salary and his worse than usual out of touchness with what is going on in the sports world plus Sportsnets bloated on air roster and the huge losses from that ridiculous NHL broadcast deal Rogers signed equals doom

I had thought this could lead to a Bobcat podcast down the road, but people in the business put a heavy doubt on that. 

I had given up on PTS mostly due to all the basketball content. 

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I don't know any of my local sports dorks names, but they usually seem okay. Green Bay area. They were bashing Florio the other day for seemingly hating anything related to the Packers. I'm not sure if tha'ts good or bad as I pay no attention to Florio.

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12 hours ago, odessasteps said:

I had thought this could lead to a Bobcat podcast down the road, but people in the business put a heavy doubt on that. 

I had given up on PTS mostly due to all the basketball content. 

People seem to think TSN Radio and TV might grab him as a fuck you.  Bob isn't a big effort guy.  He was the highest paid radio broadcaster in Canada I can't see him hustling a podcast, especially at 67 years old.  I'm waiting to see what other guys get axed.  The FAN 590 routinely have done this.  The last time they fired McCown they had to beg him to come back and let him do the show from his poolside in Las Vegas

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I’d assume he has a no compete to keep him from TSN. And given that Overdrive actually dented PTS ratings, I don’t know they would abandon it for Bob. 

I could have seen Bob doing a podcast from his house, where everyone comes to him. But like I said, i had someone throw a giant bucket of water on the idea. 

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The Athletic is raiding a huge amount of UK futbol writers, from the guardian and Times amongst others. 

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BTW, I'm saying it's 50/50 if we hear from Bristol today saying Dan LeBatard is getting suspended for basically saying their "stick to sports" mantra is complete horseshit on his show yesterday.

(He apparently hasn't been on the show yet today, so...)

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10 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

 

Well that's not good

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I got off the Keri bandwagon a couple years ago, but certainly didnt want to see him put into the scumbag spousal abuser camp. 

This

 

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Well that's not good either

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1 hour ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

BTW, I'm saying it's 50/50 if we hear from Bristol today saying Dan LeBatard is getting suspended for basically saying their "stick to sports" mantra is complete horseshit on his show yesterday.

(He apparently hasn't been on the show yet today, so...)

Somewhere Will Cain is jumping in the air for joy.  Whenever  someone from ESPN makes comments like this, Cain seems to be benefit under the "we aren't all liberals look"

 

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This statement from Keri's lawyer (via Deadspin) is uhhhhhh, not great.

“Death threats are sometimes said in a moment of anger especially when there’s an emotional situation of divorce and you’re seeing your family go down the drain,” Morena told reporters.

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5 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

BTW, I'm saying it's 50/50 if we hear from Bristol today saying Dan LeBatard is getting suspended for basically saying their "stick to sports" mantra is complete horseshit on his show yesterday.

(He apparently hasn't been on the show yet today, so...)

I love this man so much.  

As a daily listener, I just knew it was a matter of time before he broke the dam on ESPN’s company-wide policy. 

Amazing.  The man is an inspiration to me.

 

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5 hours ago, RIPPA said:

Well that's not good

Wow this makes me sad. His book on the Expos is one every baseball fan needs to read.

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38 minutes ago, Jrag said:

I love this man so much.  

As a daily listener, I just knew it was a matter of time before he broke the dam on ESPN’s company-wide policy. 

Amazing.  The man is an inspiration to me.

 

Say what you want about the man, but Dan LeBatard is one of the few people in the media who will stand his ground and say, "fire me," over his principles.  

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