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Hitting ESPN Where It Hurts Most

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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:35 PM
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I think we have crossed the "Rubicon"; politics is so deeply injected into everything now Hollywood, Major League Sports, Comedy, the MSN news, virtually all entertainment, we want to escape it and we can't, it is truly horrible for both sides.
This use to happen only during election cycles and then things went back to normal, now it is engraved in perpetuity.

This won't end well, a nation can't simmer on the brink forever, eventually it boils over, and a side loses.




posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Blue_Jay33




This use to happen only during election cycles and then things went back to normal, now it is engraved in perpetuity.


I think it's to be expected when the Leader of the free world is more concerned with pandering to his base of supporters with silly macho tweets, racism and ego photo ops, than taking care of the nations more pressing problems.
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Is fox sports any better or are they all in on the politics/liberal agenda garbage?



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Which problem is he ignoring? Because from my vantage point, the ones obsessed with his tweets are liberals and the media. I read them, chuckle, and move on with my day. Meanwhile things he can affect are being worked on (I can see them because I'm not foaming at the mouth over tweets for most of the day like the libs I work with).
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Here ya go. Boycott list HERE



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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So many offended snowflakes.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Doesn't seem that different from a reality TV star with a string of failed business ventures thinking he can run the country.

IN fact, I'd put my money on the players ... at least they understand teamwork.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Blue_Jay33




This use to happen only during election cycles and then things went back to normal, now it is engraved in perpetuity.


I think it's to be expected when the Leader of the free world is more concerned with pandering to his base of supporters with silly macho tweets, racism and ego photo ops, than taking care of the nations more pressing problems.



Yeah the last eight years were tough.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Pyle

No ... No ... I don't think people are mad that folks have their opinions when not on the job.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but when the football player is in uniform at the stadium and ready to play a game, he is on the job.

When the sportscaster is there to announce, he or she is on the job.

And like it or not with certain jobs where you are in the public eye and have a public presence, there is very little that isn't on the job especially where your social media presence is concerned. Otherwise, I would expect that Kurt Schilling would not have been fired for his Tweets because they were off the job, just like the lady who went all racial tirede.


Well here is the problem you AND many others have... This is not between you and the player/caster but the player/caster and their boss.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus


I am so sick of politics and if I want it then I can watch cable news.

What you fail to realize is that sports, weather, game shows, variety, talk show programming, are all designed to pull you to the TV so that you will get to hear the political propaganda.

TV programming is programmed to program you.

It was invented by the master of political propaganda in Nazi Germany, Joesph Goebbels. It is been developed and refined to a high degree since then.

After all you love your sports don't you?

Now stay tuned for a message form our sponsors. And in other news, terror, terror, patriotism, flags, terror and Nationalism.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Big Time Sports have been one of the major miss-directions in our society for over half a century.
The huge money making scheme has been subsidised by tax payers around the country for the massive areans and tax breaks for the owners of the teams.

It has all been part of creating heros and celebreties. Paying these heroes big time bucks so that they guide children into a system of work your ass off during the week and then chill on the weekend with some brew and sports, then go back to work on Monday. Americans have been drugged with professional sports.

And now your sports are not exactly what you want them to be. Your drug is being altered and you don't like it. Maybe you should not have let yourself get so addicted in the first place.



It's no different here in the UK.

I gave up on popular mainstream sports when footballers were getting traded for 20-30 million... A player sold recently for nearly 200 million.

It's disgraceful. It pushed up the price for merchandise and tickets too. Don't explain that to a fan though, you can't touch the holiness of the relationship between supporter and club.

I love soccer too, loved playing. But I can't consciously support it.

Most sports have went the same way, glitz and glamour. Most people go a bit simple when shiny things are in their face.

Just support local sports, support sport. Not luxurious lifestyles. Bankers and politicians are fair game on unfair wealth gains, sport celebrities though?

It could get you knocked out for talking about sport stars like that.
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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It could get you knocked out for talking about sport stars like that.

You know the thing about addiction is that most of the time the addicted will vehemently deny their addiction.
''Your an alcoholic" ''No I'm not I can stop whenever I want
'Your addicted to smoking'' '' No Im not, I can quit whenever I want, I just don't want to stop
Your addicted to football.. ''Are you outta your mind'' You must be a commie if you don't love football.

People running around wearing jerseys with the name and number of their hero on it. Buying dinner sets and beer mugs and hats and hats and hats and decals plastered all over their cars and trucks. Fantasy leagues and parties every Sunday, Yeah, tell me that's not addiction.

I once was addicted to football. Then after years of being addicted I noticed a queer phenomenon . Monday morning and on into Tuesday afternoon, if the home team had won on Sunday, the work place would be spinning with delight. But if the home team had lost, the whole place was in depression and gloom and pissing and moaning. Classic addiction symptoms.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 10:40 PM
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So.. players are not "disrespecting the flag and country," if you think that, you don't know what they are trying to do. This was not an issue until Trump made it an issue. And this only occurs at the start of the game - does this -really- bother you -that- much? As typical, people greatly overreacting over something that is really not a big deal. Pity Trump is trying to make it one.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: fleabit
And this only occurs at the start of the game - does this -really- bother you -that- much?

Yes, It's a big deal to me. Apparently our country's flag doesn't mean the same to me as it does to you. If it doesn't bother you, then maybe the US isn't the place for you.

This guy get's it, why don't you ask him why it's a big deal. He risked his life with three tours for that flag.



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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:00 AM
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Watched the seahawks today. Threw all of my gear in the trash.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990

However, I will continue to watch tennis. No team, just individuals trying to make their way.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Metallicus


I am so sick of politics and if I want it then I can watch cable news.

What you fail to realize is that sports, weather, game shows, variety, talk show programming, are all designed to pull you to the TV so that you will get to hear the political propaganda.

TV programming is programmed to program you.

It was invented by the master of political propaganda in Nazi Germany, Joesph Goebbels. It is been developed and refined to a high degree since then.

After all you love your sports don't you?

Now stay tuned for a message form our sponsors. And in other news, terror, terror, patriotism, flags, terror and Nationalism.


So totally true. Your post is what a Liberal professor of Mass Communications 101 in college had told us about and put questions about it on the exam. Eye opening and forebode I would read posts on ATS.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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You sound a little butt hurt to me. It's okay for right wing cultists to boast their white supremacist garbage cloaked in the American flag and claim that it is their 1st amendment to spew hate speech. But then people protest Emperor Snowflake's rants and all of a sudden, this is disrespecting the flag and you're thinking about canceling cable. LOL!

Buy a clue idiot. Right winger cultists don't make any sense and need to either get an education or move to Russia.




originally posted by: Metallicus
I am not looking to discuss the politics involved here because I am simply wanting to exercise my right to free speech to maximum effect. Regardless of political position I don't want ANY of it in my sports. Sports are my escape from politics or at least they used to be.

I am already boycotting all things NFL this season. I haven't watched a game and won't be buying any NFL products this Christmas which will be the first time I haven't gifted NFL items to family and friends in years. I was actually considering getting my season tickets back this year before all of these disrespectful jackasses started disrespecting America.

The owners could fix this just like they would if someone criticized someone's race or religion. Fines, suspensions...all of these would work. Frankly, disrespecting my country and my flag are something I personally don't support and by extension I won't support a product that allows this behavior to proceed unchecked.

So, I find it easy to boycott the NFL, but how do we boycott ESPN to maximum effect? They are unwatchable anymore because they are constantly trying to interject their liberal / leftist politics into everything. Whether or not you support Jamele Hill's disrespectful remarks about the President I ask you to simply turn it around to be about Obama and you tell me if she would have survived her tirade.

Anyway, not watching ESPN is easy because other than the NCAA Softball World Series I don't NEED to watch anything on their channels. I am currently an ESPN insider and I already cancelled my subscription because they obviously don't care about my opinion about removing politics from my sports (I have written them many emails regarding this which have been ignored or I get a standard 'your opinion matters to us' BS with no actual action).

I am considering cancelling my cable over this or move to a service that allows a cafeteria style channel selection where I can deselect channels I don't want (there are many from the Golf channel to CMT that I don't watch).

How can we affect change on a huge corporation like Disney / ESPN?

I can only vote with my dollars as my opinions are being ignored.

I am looking for ideas for affecting change and not political discussion. If I wanted that I would have put this in the Mudpit.




edit on 25-9-2017 by SeekingAlpha because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: Clamboy
Watched the seahawks today. Threw all of my gear in the trash.


I approve of everyone's right to free speech and my right to decide if I like what you say enough to support you.

The Titans were going to stand so BOTH teams stayed in the locker room for Solidarity. Titans gave in a little and their fans should give them a pass for not showing out about it. That would be fair. There is no need to be there to insult the citizens by dishonoring those who died so they could bitch about the gov and not worry about getting beheaded.


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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: fleabit

It is not the President's fault. These people are spoiled socialists/communists, a healthy percentage of the women have baby after baby so they don't have to work. Look at the crime stats for the US and it's easy to see why blacks are always in question. They represent 13% of the population, but commit over 50% of the murders. Why is there a question?







 
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