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Salisbury, Mariotti and ESPN's John Walsh

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Whoa.

    http://deadspin.com/how-two-infamous-ex-espners-benefited-from-a-bristol-vi-1598124472
     
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    When I worked there, it was well known John Walsh had the back of a lesser known female talent I sometimes produced. And sometimes her front, as well! The dude looked like a frail Santa Claus impersonator, but he always had eye candy hanging on him.
     
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Wow. I doubt that piece will get much mileage with those outside of the business, but it sure was interesting.

    ESPN has always been very selective about which employees would be disciplined for various discretions.

    Tirico is the most obvious one. Berman is another, although I always got the sense that Berman's worst crimes were acting like a drunk idiot and not on the level of anything Tirico did.

    The veiled reference to Hoppes in the Deadspin article reminded me that Hoppes is now the Marketing Director for the City of Casselberry, which is a tiny Orlando suburb. Somehow I doubt the swag from that job approaches what he got at the WWL, but I could be wrong.
     
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    So, a guy got drunk at a bar, mildly embarrassed himself, then went upstairs to sleep.

    Fascinating.
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Albinos need ass too.
     
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Incredible that two guys would use a social occasion (which was supposed to be mixed with business) to spend two hours filming an old man at a bar.
    Or is Deadspin even more pitiful for writing about it 2 1/2 years later.
    Two words come to mind: Who cares.
     
  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    If neither of them is working for ESPN, why were both in Bristol? Not exactly a vacation spot.
     
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    The video, shot in January 2012 at the bar in the Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., and recently obtained by Deadspin, shows John Walsh, the 69-year-old godfather of ESPN's news operation, chatting up strangers while looking besotted and confused.
     
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    This sums my reaction as well. Just not seeing the cause for the wow responses here.
     
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I am a fan of Deadspin, but there is no 'there' there.
     
  11. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    ESPN has never had a worse on-air personality than Sean Salisbury.
     
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Skip Bayless
     
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