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ESPN's refusal to report on Favre/Lions vs. Walsh story

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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    Great points by Florio on Espn and the biased journalism they show.

     
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    Re: Sort of Pats Related,sort of OT

    soon as i saw the title...i laughed....LOL....ohh ESPN

    im gonna love teh day they go out of business
     
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    I can think of only one difference. Money....
     
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    That's funny. I especially liked the part from the ESPN-mouth who said they consistently credit other news organizations.
     
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    More like they use a credit card for other news organizations.....
     
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    Re: Sort of Pats Related,sort of OT

    Perhaps their idea of crediting other news organizations is to say something like "ESPN sources report" ... or "ESPN staffers have learned" ...
     
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    Are you kidding me? ESPN is by far the most dominant force on TV with males of all demo's. Between the x games and the sports they will only grow.

    Only people in NE hate ESPN, but you still tune in. I will bet you 1 trillion bucks ESPN never "goes out of business".
     
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    Uh they were also the ones that invented Mike and Mike and Cold Pizza;)
     
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    Re: Sort of Pats Related,sort of OT

    lol

    u just lost that bet...u said "never"

    espn will decline, and someone else will replace them....maybe google is into starting a sports channel?
     
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    One hand I agree re: ESPN's domination; I have the utmost respect for them as a business despite how much I despise them for their content, policies, and lack of responsibility in shaping public opinion.

    On the other side, many people despise ESPN, if for no other reason that those fans pay far more attention to critical remarks of their favorite teams than they do when analysts say something favorable. For example, while all the Pats fans last year were hating ESPN for the way they handled spygate, fans of other teams were convinced ESPN loved the Pats for their stories about the team being undefeated and haing a chance to go undefeated. Fans in every area are convinced ESPN is biased against their favorite team, and hate them based on that belief.

    Regarding the "never" comment, I'm not so sure. On one hand ESPN's management has been adept enough to embrace technology and now owns not only sports television's, but also sport internet's most popular location. On the other hand, I can think of other companies that were 'never' going to not be dominant, or at least significant, such as GM, Ford, Sears, US Steel, or the railroad industry; or to be more recent and market specific, look at the IT sector and companies like Novell, Hayes, 3Com and AOL. Would you have thought a year ago Lehman Brothers would be bankrupt? To bet "a trillion dollars" that espn would 'never go out of business' is rather short-sighted.
     
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    Re: OT: ESPN's refusal to report on Favre/Lions vs. Walsh story

    Don't bother...Jets Lifer is a NOW PROVEN undercover Rats troll...worthless...so worthless you shouldn't even bother to put him on ignore...in fact it's sort of fun in a perverse way, watching him twist like a little rat at the end of a green rope.It takes a real miscreant with overwhelming bitter hatred to assume an enemy team's colors and then try to co-opt an entire web site with hatred and bile.No life, no clue,no hope.
     
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    Troll, ESPN in it's current form lasts as long as Disney does. If they sell it to say.....FOX then maybe it has a life.
     
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    Doubtful that ESPN will go away seeing that its under the ABC/Disney umbrella. As far as the whole Lord Favrequad current story... you expect ESPN who is fixated on protecting His Lordliness will suddenly run a story that will undoubtably be throwing mud at him? Pleez... that's like expecting those rats not to run a negative story on the Pats.
     
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    Re: Sort of Pats Related,sort of OT

    I don't ever watch ESPN unless it's MNF.

    Beting the 'trillion dollars' Jetslifer reveals himself as one of those who drove the country's finances into oblivion, using leverage to play with money they never had.

    As to Lord Farve, ESPN will never speak ill of their marque white sports icon.
     
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    If it was a story about BB, confirmed or uncomfirmed, it would be on there 24/7, with all of their "analysts" and "experts" lamenting him as a cheater and liar. To say that channel sucks is a vast understatement. I ONLY watch live events on that rotten network, usually with the sound off. Kornheiser's repeated insertion of Brady's name and comparing him to Cassel was unnecessary and unhelpful to understanding that game. He's like the class clown the just NEEDS attention at all costs. He never shut up.
     
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    Well said....

    Its an embarrassment that they call themselves sports journalists.

    I hope that no Patriots fan watches this horrid network unless they have to...like for MNF....
     
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    Re: OT: ESPN's refusal to report on Favre/Lions vs. Walsh story

    Isn't this similar to the Marvin Harrison shooting story? Many people who I've talked to over the past few months hadn't even heard the story. Allegations are just that: the Pats were 'alleged' to have taped the Rams walkthrough (not true); Vick was 'alleged' to have participated in a dog fighting ring (true); Favre was 'alleged' to have sat down with Lions coaches (true? not true? who knows); the Duke lacrosse team was 'alleged' to have raped a stripper at one of their parties (not true); Harrison is 'alleged' to have some involvement in a shooting that took place at his car wash and was done with his gun (everything I've read points to him or someone closely related to him pulling the trigger).

    What's the difference in the stories? Well, the Patriots were a hated team, already embroiled in Spygate. The Duke lacrosse team was regarded as a bunch of troublemakers--even worse: rich, preppy, arrogant troublemakers. Vick had fallen out of ESPN's limelight after they trumped him up for years, and had run-ins with the law previous to the dog fighting story. Then you have Favre and Harrison: one is the golden boy of all golden boys, the other is a perfect citizen on a team and in an organization of saints. See the difference?
     
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    Re: OT: ESPN's refusal to report on Favre/Lions vs. Walsh story

    I believe they should report as much as they can to be fair to the accusation. But this is a much more serious situation then Walsh's was. Even if Favre did what hes accused of, there is nothing illegal and it is within the rules. Spygate was an entire franchise cheating and costing teams victories and should therefore be given much more exposure.
     
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    No chit. As soon as word of this came out, people here were saying "Oh I'm sure that happens all the time, Brett wasn't doing anything wrong." Bull****. You know and I know and everybody in the western world knows that if it was a former Patriot who did this, or a former player for the Jets, Phins or Bills had called the Pats with such info, BSPN would be interrupting regular programming to report it.
     
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