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  1. FreeTedWilliams

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    That's a holy **** level of sheer stupidity.
     
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    I'm not surprised ESPN made a stupid move

    they've been making these types of moves for a decade plus, add it ot the list
     
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    C'mon,man,this a joke,right?
     
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    Nope. Not in the least. The only joke here is ESPN. They were worried that the memes would get out of control. Instead, they created an even bigger PR disaster.
     
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    In the article it says they decided to remove him for his safety. I'm confused which morons are they trying to protect him from, the morons on the left or the morons on the right?
     
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    I hear his replacement is Sherman March.
     
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    ESPN had a mind to lose? Cool story!
     
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    Wow. I'm stupefied. That is one of the all-time funniest sports-related things I've ever heard.
     
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    Jeebus, Bob Ley better watch his arse now!

    ESPN is just platinum level comedy - - until they try to report on PSi's.
     
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    Yep. Up until they did that, nobody had even registered that an Asian-American sports announcer had anything whatsoever to do with a confederate general. Now not only does ESPN look ridiculous, but I'm every Rob Lee in America (and there must be thousands and thousands) is cursing them for making the shared name an issue.

    Ironically, the Robert Lee who lost the gig may actually end up the one winner here. Suddenly he's a household name, when pretty much nobody had heard of him before.
     
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    Since when have they been known for their attention to fact checking and details?
     
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    How can you seriously justify this? My god the stupidity. Lee must have been beside himself in that meeting.
     
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    He was already a household name....now maybe we can all see his face without the beard.;)
     
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    Jesus Christ.

    The more this kind of knee-jerk, alarmist, PC crap happens from a high-profile business legitimizes the snowflake (left and right) mindset.
     
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    IMO this doesn't even rise to the level of "PC crap." They weren't worried about offending people, they were worried about their broadcast team's safety. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    c'mon guys, it is clear that he is related to Robert E Lee and a supporter of the confederacy.
     
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    As someone who believes that every single Confederate should be taken down and ground into dust this is insane.
     
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