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New Leftist Sports Outlet
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:58:28 PM »
A former ESPN head and some other former ESPN people are forming a "harder left" sports news venture.  You can read about it at:

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/sports/john-skipper-dan-le-batard-progressive-sports-media-venture

I have my doubts about the ultimate success of this.  There is already a huge amount of leftist sports programming out there (ESPN, major city daily sports pages, NYT, Washington Post, Associated Press) - so where is the competitive advantage?  Just my opinion, but time will tell.
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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 02:19:44 PM »
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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 02:26:04 PM »
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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 02:34:28 PM »
A former ESPN head and some other former ESPN people are forming a "harder left" sports news venture.  You can read about it at:

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/sports/john-skipper-dan-le-batard-progressive-sports-media-venture

I have my doubts about the ultimate success of this.  There is already a huge amount of leftist sports programming out there (ESPN, major city daily sports pages, NYT, Washington Post, Associated Press) - so where is the competitive advantage?  Just my opinion, but time will tell.

I am sure of one thing.  Our Great Tech Overlords will welcome this leftist venture and will not attempt to collude to block them from the internet.

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Is it April the 1st already?

Airboy where do you find these nuggets?

The Leftest Sport sure is a new term for me, do they al play on the wing?

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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 02:38:26 PM »
Airboy...while these posts are certainly newsworthy and fair game for the R&P forums, I'd personally appreciate it if you could just tone down all the anti "leftist" dogma. Our forum is a microcosm of the country and I don't want this space as violently divided as the nation presently seems to be.

I think there is a better way to get your valid points across without trolling those in the forum who feel a little differently.

Your understanding is much appreciated, as is the cooperation of anybody else who is inclined to post in R&P. 
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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 02:51:04 PM »
Airboy...while these posts are certainly newsworthy and fair game for the R&P forums, I'd personally appreciate it if you could just tone down all the anti "leftist" dogma. Our forum is a microcosm of the country and I don't want this space as violently divided as the nation presently seems to be.

I think there is a better way to get your valid points across without trolling those in the forum who feel a little differently.

Your understanding is much appreciated, as is the cooperation of anybody else who is inclined to post in R&P.

You are right.  I apologize.  I've edited my comment.

The sports news venture is newsworthy and the sponsors have described it as I have.

Please ask al to edit his comment since I've edited mine out - if nothing else his reply now makes no sense.

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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 02:54:20 PM »
Is it April the 1st already?

Airboy where do you find these nuggets?

The Leftest Sport sure is a new term for me, do they al play on the wing?

No joke.  I read the sports press every day - at least for College Sports.  My wife and I are huge fans and probably spend close to $10,000 annually on tickets, travel, and getting hulu so we can get our sports fix from local sports, ESPN channels, and the Fox Sports channels.

As a result, I hear things about sports business since I'm interested both in Sports and Business.

Come join our NCAA Men's Basketball pool this year!  I've won it a number of times, but I'm nothing like as dominate as Alabama is in College Football.  :'(

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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 11:35:08 PM »
Is it April the 1st already?

Airboy where do you find these nuggets?

The Leftest Sport sure is a new term for me, do they al play on the wing?

No joke.  I read the sports press every day - at least for College Sports.  My wife and I are huge fans and probably spend close to $10,000 annually on tickets, travel, and getting hulu so we can get our sports fix from local sports, ESPN channels, and the Fox Sports channels.

As a result, I hear things about sports business since I'm interested both in Sports and Business.

Come join our NCAA Men's Basketball pool this year!  I've won it a number of times, but I'm nothing like as dominate as Alabama is in College Football.  :'(

I appreciate the back story/context.

I take it someone see this as a market they can sell to.


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Re: New Leftist Sports Outlet
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 11:39:57 PM »

Not sure how much was lost in translation but my remark linked to Left wing rugby 🏉


A three-quarter back, the left wing wears the number 11 on the back of his jersey and positions himself on the left side of the backs; he is expected to score a significant number of tries. This position is usually held by one of the fastest players in the team.