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Screamin' A. Smith out at ESPN?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by broadway joe, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    According to The Big Lead, he'll be gone when his contract expires following the NBA playoffs.


    Within the last month, a source says that ESPN and Smith went to the negotiating table and couldn’t reach an agreement. Apparently, ESPN’s offer was considerably lower than Smith’s previous contracts - which were multi-media faceted - and Smith passed. He was then offered the decision to work through the remainder of his contract, or walk away and still get paid, and a source says Smith decided to work.
  2. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    I always had some level of admiration for this guy for creating a market for himself.
    Now he's destroying that market, so I can be annoyed at him like everyone else.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Just beat me to it.

    Nice work by TBL. Very interesting to say the least.
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Doc Holliday likes this.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    [blue]QUITE FRANKLY, I'M STUNNED![/blue]

    I won't miss this screaming guy at all. Hopefully ESPN is clearing out all the screamers and Dick Vitale is next.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Dukie V will never bite it like this.

    Would they go out and hire someone else to replace him, or do they begin to use J.A. Adande more? I thought I saw him debating Bayless while flicking channels this morning.
  7. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Please ... please ... please .... If there is a God, let it be true ....
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    When he was hired by ESPN, Whitlock told the board that SAS would be the next Howard Cosell.
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    hmmmm. he doesn't look jewish. :D :D :D
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    At least you can understand what J.A. is saying.
  11. EagleMorph

    EagleMorph Member

    Well, now we know how they'll pay Schefter.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    There is no debating with Bayless. He screams, the other person lets him finish his rant and then blows him away with facts.
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