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    Quote Originally Posted by Mee View Post
    I feel like, any sports network he could work for, they would have suspended him for what he did...?


    Fox, NBC, CBS...
    1) everyone has already come to the conclusion that Goodell is a liar.

    2) we live in a new media age where the lines between reporting and punditry are blurred. when a man who is a small part reporter and a large part opinion-based blogger gives an opinion on a show--an informal show clearly under his own moniker, not named ESPN-something (tho they technically own it)--it's pretty bullshit to be suspended for that, i feel.

    honestly everyone should be killing Goodell right now, and it feels like he's getting killed...but not that many people who have jobs in sports media (at least with the major sports networks) are killing him. like who is? Olbermann? Olbermann goes on rants like that all the time where he gets his bluster going and calls for someone to be fired or calls them hypocrites and liars. i mean, he does it to Goodell here.

    http://deadspin.com/keith-olbermann-...red-1633251418


    both Olbermann and Simmons are paid to talk like this so it's pretty shitty that Simmons gets punished. honestly you have to hope he only got suspended for challenging ESPN to suspend him and not bcuz the NFL has its dick in ESPN's mouth and so many more people pay attention to Simmons than Olbermann.

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    Yeah I mean, some guys get a little more leash to go out on those limbs I guess. Like Bob Costas can take up the halftime show of Sunday Night Football to rant about anything he feels like, including calling the Redskins racist.

    Simmons ins't on Olbermann/Costas level to the general public.
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    I think ur wrong because "the general public" now includes people reading the interwebz. Olbermann is an old head tv dude whose MSNBC show had weak ratings and I doubt his new show is doing much better.

    Meanwhile Simmons is the most-read sports writer in America and was on the NBA Countdown show during the NBA's resurgence these past few years. His Book of Basketball was an NY Times bestseller too.

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    I dunno, I think if you polled people on the street, way more people would know Olbermann and Costas than Simmons.
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    Probably not due to sports, though.
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    Yeah, that's why I said to the general public.


    Simmons is just a sports guy. A popular one in that circle sure, but put any other sports guy/lady in his place doing what he did, they'd be suspended too. You don't dare your boss to discipline you. I feel like that's where the suspension, or the severity of it anyway, really came from. Plus he is a rising star at ESPN and the figurehead for Grantland so I feel like they're kind of making an example of him. Like ESPN/Disney is saying "yeah uh, we still own you."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mee View Post
    I feel like, any sports network he could work for, they would have suspended him for what he did...?


    Fox, NBC, CBS...
    what he said ....was what ESPN was reporting.

    I'm confused. What did he say that was bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brois Diaw View Post
    ESPN owns grantland, he'd have to start over from scratch.

    I think hed be ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mee View Post
    I dunno, I think if you polled people on the street, way more people would know Olbermann and Costas than Simmons.

    Only cause of television prominence
    You know nothing about film.
    Spoiler:

    Nintendo masks their lack of graphic quality with "quirky graphics and characters".
    I can honestly say, if at 19, I was a pro baseball player, I would have exactly 100% fewer broken bats and thrown helmets.
    I could have made a better TDKR
    I feel sad for your inability to just enjoy an entertaining movie without you being critical over it's components.
    Spoiler:
    No one.

    Is talking.

    About.

    Just.

    Having.

    A.

    Gun.

    At.

    Home.

    You.

    Are.

    Ignoring.

    The.

    Defense.

    Of.

    Home.

    Aspect.

    Because.

    It.

    Trashes.

    Your.

    Defense.

    So.

    You.

    Focus.

    On.

    An.

    Arbitrary.

    Report.

    On.

    A.

    Pointless.

    Scenario.

    That.

    No one.

    Was.

    Talking.

    About.

    That's.

    Dishonest.

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    like i say, it's not like Simmons isn't on TV.


    he's the only writer with his face on the front page of ESPN.com?

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