stupid shit you see on ESPN

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  1. dblplay1212

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    Idk about that. If the show/movie has a budget, the only way to pay women more is to pay men less. Meet in the middle. Sure in a perfect world the show/movie would just raise their budget, but that's not going to happen much.
     
  2. 1

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    ...or a redistribution of profit where the studio/investors have a bit of a smaller piece in order to close the gap.
     
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  3. dblplay1212

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    Absolutely. That's the perfect world I was referring to. That should happen, just being realistic in saying it doesn't happen often.
     
  4. IvanTheTerrible

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  5. spagett

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  6. dblplay1212

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    That's the video we were commenting on.
     
  7. spagett

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    Hah obviously didn't read back

    Classic clip
     
  8. spagett

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    Any sports TV in between games is just filler and is consumed by mostly idiots
     
  9. Professor Moriarty

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    Huh, Rachel Nichols is the daughter-in-law of Diane Sawyer.
     
  10. Gambler

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    It's kinda shady that this recording was held on to for a year. I don't understand how the existence of this didn't leak out in all that time.
     
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  11. bro

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    well someone close to Maria Taylor probably leaked it because ESPN leaked some stuff to smear her regarding her salary demands.
     
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  14. MG2

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    This is dumb
     
  15. Fran Tarkenton

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    yea apparently ESPN thinks its just a distraction thats the issue, not the comments themselve.
     
  16. MG2

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    It also had no problem with her at the Finals on the sidelines last year months after everyone at ESPN apparently knew about this. But now you punish her that someone leaked it to NYT 12 months later? This seems pretty typical of how ESPN would handle something like this, though.
     
  17. Gambler

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    Does ESPN have to give Maria that crazy ass contract now to please everyone?
     
  18. beerleagueman

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    don’t really like Nichols ‘tmz’ing the NBA but she must be a great co worker behind the scenes with how many are speaking up for her knowing the Twitter bullets that are headed their way
     
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  19. Gallant Knight

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    no. she turned down $5m. she's on her own now
     
  20. Gambler

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    You don't think she signs with ESPN?
     
  21. bro

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    Of course not. She will go somewhere else and get paid well to host a sports show
     
  22. Gallant Knight

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    No her contract is up in a couple of weeks and she has turned down multiple offers

    hope she gets what she wants but turning down $5m a year was dumb
     
  23. DuffandMuff

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    I’d see what espn pays Sam ponder and demanded I get more than her.
     
  24. Gallant Knight

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    NFL >>>>>>>>>>>>> nba
     
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  25. DuffandMuff

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    True, but Maria does a lot more work than ponder and her 3 hours for 17 Sundays a year.
     
  26. Bruce Wayne

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    Ponder probably makes twice as much for 20% of the work
     
  27. Gallant Knight

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    Like I said nfl > nba
     
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  28. Gallant Knight

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    Does one Monday night football game get more viewers than like 25 nba games on espn? I’m guessing yes
     
  29. IV

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    I wouldn’t be so sure, I’m sure someone will show up with stats in a second though

    but I think the NBA has been killing it
     
  30. JGator1

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    The fact that the NFL is more popular than the NBA has nothing to do with ESPN bidding against itself to pay Ponder an absurd amount.
     
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    Maybe they learned their lesson? Offered Taylor $5m a year ago, she said no, they then offered half that and she is about to walk

    she wants Stephan a smith money. If she disappeared from tv tomorrow I don’t think anyone would care. Same with Nichols
     
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  32. Mister Me Too

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    Taylor also covers football, both college and the NFL.
     
  33. Mister Me Too

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    The ability to manufacture drama in the NBA > NFL
     
  34. beerleagueman

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    Think she only covers college
     
  35. JGator1

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    The common theme with their cutbacks is the on air "talent" has no idea how easily they can be replaced. It's slightly different when dealing with analysts but the bar isn't that high when someone like Gruden was making $5 mil a year to provide nothing more than "football guy" cliches.
     
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  36. Mister Me Too

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    I’m not sure if she’s one of the regular sideline reporters or if she was just filling in, but she’s been the sideline reporter for MNF. I remember her doing a MNF game and a Chicago radio host making inappropriate remarks about her outfit.

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  37. Gallant Knight

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    Yeah and I think espn is right. There are only a handful of people at the network who aren’t 100% replaceable where no one will care

    If I’m espn I probably just let Taylor walk and let Nichols languish away on the jump show that no one watches and hope everyone forgets about this in a week. Also if Nichols was caught saying that shit on a hot mic at work imagine what she says when she’s not around espn people. I might just straight up send her home and pay out the rest of her contract and say bye.

    I’ll be interested to see where Taylor ends up. If I’m her I would probably want to leave espn too
     
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  38. Mister Me Too

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    NBC is said to be interested in hiring her. Also I’m not buying the rumor that she turned down $5M in search of Stephen A. Smith money, the NY Post reported that which means it’s likely not true.
     
  39. Bruce Wayne

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    Which means it was a plant from ESPN since they assuredly had a heads up from the NYT about their story*
     
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  40. MG2

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    That NYP also kind of made it sound like that offer was from last year, and it has gone down since due to COVID/other people taking cuts. I have zero clue what is legit there.
     
  41. Mister Me Too

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    The guy who reported it spent 11 years at ESPN before returning to the NY Post, so clearly the story was a plant by ESPN.
     
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  42. wes tegg

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    They pulled Nichols's show. It's going to be wild when Adam Mendelsohn skates on this and she ends up toast.
     
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  43. Mister Me Too

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    As a general rule, if it’s in the NYP odds are that the story is not legit.
     
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  44. Gallant Knight

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    She’s fucked then
     
  45. BudKilmer

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    Seems like espn is just going to wash their hands with Taylor and Nichols
     
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  46. Gallant Knight

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    Taylor not signing a new contract

    but yeah I don’t see how Nichols comes back from this when she is mostly an nba reporter that’s not going to work
     
  47. DuffandMuff

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    Imagine calling this an AVN outfit. Leave Amish country for once, dork.
     
  48. DuffandMuff

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    Did some of the other on air talent espn say bad things about Nichols? Woj or Jalen?
     
  49. Gallant Knight

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    Some former espn employees went to le batard to talk. Jamele hill and Amin el Hassan. 0% chance I’m listening to that
     
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