Sources: ESPN laying off hundreds
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Sources: ESPN laying off hundreds
Posted by timbo on 5/21 at 12:08 pm
LINK

Too bad they're all technology guys. I would cry tears of joy if Chris Berman or Lou Holtz got shitcanned.


This post was edited on 5/21 at 2:00 pm

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Posted by BunkieWrench on 5/21 at 12:09 pm to timbo
Don't forget Stephen A.


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Posted by OldSouth on 5/21 at 12:11 pm to BunkieWrench
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Don't forget Stephen A.



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Posted by Cosmo on 5/21 at 12:12 pm to BunkieWrench
Wonder how many minorities in that fired list.


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Posted by DMagic on 5/21 at 12:12 pm to BunkieWrench
His new Star Trek commercial was really funny and made me like him for a change


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Posted by timbo on 5/21 at 12:13 pm to BunkieWrench
Oh, there are hundreds of people over at the Worldwide Leader who should be fired. Screamin' A and Skip Bayless are way up there, but I can avoid them by not watching that stupid show. Berman and Holtz ruin my enjoyment of football.


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Posted by Wishnitwas1998 on 5/21 at 12:18 pm to timbo
How can they justify this? Seems like to me ESPN is doing to well to lay people off


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Posted by ProjectP2294 on 5/21 at 12:18 pm to timbo
Can't read the link, can someone summarize a bit before going into the full on anti-espn diatribe about every talking head they hate?


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Posted by jimithing11 on 5/21 at 12:21 pm to timbo
Irony is Berman makes in a year for doing jack shite what those 400 employees make in a year combined


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Posted by Mischievous Badger on 5/21 at 12:23 pm to ProjectP2294
Cuts to increase margins and improve shareholder value. These things happen when you are part of a publicly traded company. The good parts of a conglomerate oftentimes end up having to sacrifice for those groups that are suffering.


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Posted by Sophandros on 5/21 at 12:26 pm to timbo
It's not all tech guys.

Article's updated.

@ Disney



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Posted by Sophandros on 5/21 at 12:27 pm to Sophandros
But the severances were good though.


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Posted by kywildcatfanone on 5/21 at 12:28 pm to jimithing11
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Irony is Berman makes in a year for doing jack shite what those 400 employees make in a year combined


This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me mad about these companies doing this kind of thing. They pay some folks millions of dollars, but have to let go hundreds of others to make up for it. I realize it's capitalism, but geez....



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Posted by TotesMcGotes on 5/21 at 12:30 pm to timbo
Why should Skip Bayless be fired?


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Posted by Dr RC on 5/21 at 12:33 pm to timbo
maybe they should have offered salary reductions first?

and its not like they actually need the $125 million set they are building for SportsCenter.

a new digital set is not going to improve the viewing experience of the average consumer of a friggin highlight show.




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Posted by sms151t on 5/21 at 12:43 pm to Dr RC
The daily complain about Disney thread has arrived. GE is far worse in their decisions, but of course we don't care.


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Posted by tigerpimpbot on 5/21 at 12:47 pm to sms151t
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GE is far worse in their decisions, but of course we don't care.



Their appliances aren't as obnoxious on the air.



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Posted by Sophandros on 5/21 at 12:48 pm to tigerpimpbot
GE is much, much more than appliances.

But since this is the MSB, GE has no place here.

And bringing it up on the OT is futile.



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Posted by sms151t on 5/21 at 12:52 pm to Sophandros
You do know why I brought up GE I hope.


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Posted by jcole4lsu on 5/21 at 1:02 pm to Dr RC
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and its not like they actually need the $125 million set they are building for SportsCenter.

they can probably write off most of that. this isnt about cashflow, its about meeting a profit margin. easiest way to do that is an immediate reduction in payroll.

i agree they would be better off firing one of the overpaid "talent" instead of 40 tech guys.



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