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ESPN not immune

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, May 27, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From The Pipeline:

    Word has come down the totem pole here in Bristol that 60 people have lost/will lose their jobs today. Mostly TV-side production folks.
     
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    I know some peeps up there -- and hope they emerge untouched. A tough time all around ...

    RB
     
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Moddy, you wrote an incomplete sentence.

    It should have read "ESPN not immune from exploiting economy in order to save money."
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What do you figure, Rick Reilly's salary would save three dozen of those jobs? I know. He's under contract and I'm not even trying to say he should fall on the sword. Just underscores the dumb-ass corporate decisions they've been making lately; if "Kobe Doin' Work" is any indication, that new upgraded movie studio is going to prove a similarly worthless drag on the bottom line.
     
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Just a question -- I have no idea. Isn't the "TV-side" the part that, well, brings in most of the money?
     
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Probably, Frank, but that doesn't preclude their being bloated on that side....I'm not saying they are, I'm just saying it doesn't preclude it.
     
  7. Anyone seen Tom Jackson lately?

    Just sayin'
     
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'd bag the fake football and baseball fields and animation departments.
     
  9. Sneed

    Sneed Guest

    I hate to say it because, like a lot of us on these boards, I grew up an avid Reilly reader, but he's just not worth $2 mil a year. I think that's what he's getting paid. His stuff is just lackluster lately. His latest column about the boringness of baseball just did me in as far as being a Reilly fan. I like his old stuff, but he's just....I don't know, something's gone missing with him. I wonder what happened.
     
  10. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they should just let him cover golf, every week until the season is over (it's not, right?), and see if that brings back some of his mojo.
     
  11. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    I saw the headline for his last column, figured it would just piss me off and passed.

    Horse racing isn't exactly the most exciting crap on Earth, either, Rick.
     
  12. I think it was more than $3 million if I remember right ... something like five years, $17 million.
     
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