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On Friday ESPN 'reminded" Azinger his venture into political punditry violates the company's updated social network policy for on-air talent and reporters.
"Paul's tweet was not consistent with our social media policy, and he has been reminded that political commentary is best left to those in that field," spokesman Andy Hall told Game On! in a statement.
Even so, it came as something of a shock to observe that one ESPN personality is turning his on-screen appearances into an opportunity to promote the candidacy of a Dem presidential contender. Many sportscasters have their signature calls. From Stuart Scott's "boo-yah!" to Chris Berman's "back-back-back gone!," several of the ESPN announcers utter idiosyncratic phrases to underline signal athletic accomplishments. Fair enough. But watching ESPN's Kenny Mayne over the course of the last few days, I was surprised to notice that he has coined a new call. Home run at a crucial moment? Three-pointer to take the lead in a basketball game? "Obama!", exclaims Mayne.
A note for future prospective ESPN employees: You can only cheerlead Obama at ESPN. I’m not joking.
Case in point: The network’s golf analyst, 12-time PGA Tour winner Paul Azinger hit out at the President’s amount of golf games on Twitter:
Originally posted by BrianC
reply to post by Kitilani
He didn't say it was illegal for them to do, it just makes them real big ****heads and some of us would enjoy knowing that so that we could avoid watching their channel.
Originally posted by Kitilani
Again I need to ask what the problem is here. If you do not like ESPN, do not watch it. I do not understand the point of this thread unless the OP wants something done about it, this is just a blog from a guy that is angry at a tv channel. Go ATS
Maybe you are just irony impaired. See, here on ATS there is one really loud and very vocal group of people that are upset with anything that has Obama's name in it.
These are the same people that run around crying that government needs to leave business alone and let the free market rule. So what does the OP want done about ESPN?