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504Voodoo
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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Thats just what we want. MORE politics in sports.



You aren't forced to watch it. There's either a true market for this or there isn't. The public will decide soon enough. 100% chance Jemele Hill is their first hire.


Hot Carl
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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there was a market for outkick..."keep the politics out of sports...well you can have them, just make sure I agree with them" guy. Really just appealing to natural sports fans, conservative males.

Who exactly is this targeting? The transgenders who feel left out of sports coverage?



While I agree and think this will fail, I also think most people in this thread are looking at this wrong. There is nothing wrong with more options, and at least the people who enjoy progressive politics with their sports can seek this option out, hopefully preventing the rest of us from having it shoved down our throats unwanted from the more mainstream platforms.


Splackavellie
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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100% chance Jemele Hill is their first hire.

Actually already have Amin Elhassan and are in talks with Chris Long too.


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DBG
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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There is nothing wrong with more options, and at least the people who enjoy progressive politics with their sports can seek this option out,


You’re not wrong but I don’t think this market is very big. You can’t run a sports network without white, straight males, that’s just a fact.

And I’m not saying this will purposefully exclude those people but it’s pretty obvious it will be geared towards people who aren’t straight and white and male.



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Choupique19
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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there was a market for outkick..."keep the politics out of sports...well you can have them, just make sure I agree with them" guy. Really just appealing to natural sports fans, conservative males.


Outkick has an audience it’s trying to reach, and the content does that. This Lebatard idea is trying to reach the same audience of Outkick, with the goal of pissing them off. It’s a proven failure of an idea, but their egos tell them it will work.


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Hester Carries
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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Just like Clay Travis, that's going to be annoying.



At least Outkick is a counterculture to the current vast landscape of sports media.



Sasquatch Smash
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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politically progressive sports company


Does this mean their content will be given free to the masses in long "soup lines"?


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lsuhunt555
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
I will make sure to NEVER read any of this fricking content.


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SECSolomonGrundy
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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I’d argue Dave Chappelle is more famous now than he ever has been



People used to make a point to go home to watch new episodes of the Chappelle Show. His last appearance on SNL was a flop.


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BilJ
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
I don't think there's anything "wrong" with it, just seems like an extremely niche market they're going for.


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SSpaniel
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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politically progressive sports media company

So... just like every other sports media outlet that isn't Clay Travis?


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stlslick
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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The new venture is described as the strategic opposite of Clay Travis’ Outkick, sources told Front Office Sports.


He's obsessed with Clays success.

Let it go


Broski
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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He's obsessed with Clays success.



And Clay is obsessed with him.

It goes both ways.


Broski
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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At least Outkick is a counterculture to the current vast landscape of sports media.



What does it matter if its counterculture or not?

Using sports for political commentary is still annoying.


WestCoastAg
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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He's obsessed with Clays success
uhhhh clay literally made his whole career around attacking skipper


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wutangfinancial
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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The reason I stopped listening to Lebatard was after George Floyd when he was taking the 'I told you America was racist' victory lap.



I'm sure he supported his opinion with many facts from the trial. Oh wait, it hasn't happened yet


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PEEPO
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
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politically progressive sports company


This is sure to be a great success. I encourage everyone to invest their money in this surefire smash hit.


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Tiger Ugly
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
Oh Joy!


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Epic Cajun
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
Would be awesome if they could gather all of the left wing nutjobs in one place, so that they are easier to avoid.


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tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
Florida Board
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re: John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports company
That’s perfect


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