Discussion in 'The PatsFans.com Pub' started by raduray, Aug 11, 2017.
Not new, but interesting nonetheless.
ESPN's Surrender to Grim New Reality
My heart goes out to them.
I can't get enough of reading about ESPN's decline. The BS about a streaming service for ESPN is exactly that. BS! A money loser. I cannot wait to be able to have Comcast drop ESPN from my bundle. May I live that long
Crying wolf. Nothing would please me more than seeing them go under, but it's not happening. Downsizing? Yes. Dying? Not a chance.
"You mean... I'm not popular? Me. Me?!? Seriously? How can that be?"
this warms the heart.
maybe they'll finally stop this whole tabloid news/hot takes bullsh*t they've been doing.
Go back to real sports reporting and sports programming and enough with acting like Access Hollywood
Perhaps if ESPN stopped alienating 50% of the country by pushing one sided politics they wouldn't be in the position they're in...
I feel bad for my friend who works a low-level job there, but for the company? Pssssh, pound sand, dickbags.
To be fair, that's not what the article is saying.
In trying to find even a microscopic amount of sympathy, the only reaction I can come up with is this:
Based on the above responses it seems as if 11 of 12 Pats fans say Yeay!
The problem is... as these cable companies start to bleed money I hope they don't some how seize the internet. I have seen some forced advertisement on the Net but not a huge issue at this moment.
But you know some greedy ****s are going to try and figure out a way to force people into a decision. I wouldn't mind paying for a Patriots package on the internet or paying for what I would watch. Hopefully this is where the business goes.
Compare the lists of people they axed to who they kept. Look at the shows they still air and promote versus ones that have disappeared over the years.
I don't expect that to be happening anytime soon. They've made their choice to place their bets on HotTakez over quality pre and post game x's and o's analysis.
I'm surprised that E:60 and 30 for 30 survived; they don't fit in to their current business plan. Considering that they are in a cost cutting mode one or both could well be the next to go, easily replaced by a segment that is much less expensive to produce: another faux debate show, or a round table featuring one semi-attractive woman, one loudmouth and one doofus, talking over each other while gossiping and tsk-tsking the latest contrived controversy.
If that was the case then there should have also been a corresponding uptick in the ratings on Fox Sports 1, NBC Sports Channel and CBS Sports Network. That hasn't been the case whatsoever.
"The Hell it isn't..." --Bob Ley.
They'll find a way. In the end we'll wind up paying more for less content.
People vote with their feet. ESPN's demise is solely of their own doing. Naturally, the lesson that people are fed up with fabricated ratings narratives and interjecting social justice warrior causes (and politics for that matter) into one of the few retreats people have from a pretty stark world; sports, will go straight over the top of the ESPN brass.
Oh they already have that problem covered. There was a poster who had some knowledge of the telco companies. And how they believed they'll be able to force internet rates 3 times as high as it is now. That's how they'll cover the loss in TV subscription revenue.
Governments need to put a stop to this price gouging. Not cool when they have a monopoly going.
ESPN thought it was a good idea to alienate a boatload of its customers by going political, and going left. ESPN also thought it was a good idea to hire/fire for diversity purposes instead of focusing on hiring/maintaining qualified individuals for good product purposes. And it did this in the face of a sea change in viewership habits, which has led to the acceleration of its decline.
I look forward to its demise.
BTW, on a related note:
Ultrafast wi-fi on horizon as scientists send data at 100 times current speeds
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