June 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Hank Williams Jr. is no longer too offensive for Monday Night Football.

posted by rcade at 11:26 AM on June 05, 2017


posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on June 05, 2017

Having waded (as a passive, as opposed to active, participant) into the comments threads in a couple of articles about ESPN's layoffs and declining viewership, it appears that a vocal segment of right-leaning people think ESPN is very liberal and believe that right-of-center-types are abandoning ESPN in droves.

(As far as I can tell, the basis for this complaint has to do with there being a "black" SportsCenter, plus The Undefeated, plus firing Schilling, plus Michael Sam, and generally bending over backwards for, or "hitting us over the head" with, multiculturalism and moral relativism or somesuch.)

So I do wonder whether this re-engagement of Bocephus is a conscious or subconscious attempt to "balance" the ledger, so to speak.

posted by holden at 02:44 PM on June 05, 2017

If I had been tasked with firing Schilling, it would have been my honor and privilege to catch hell for doing so.

posted by beaverboard at 02:54 PM on June 05, 2017

Sorry about the space. To quote Douglas Adams, space is really big.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:13 PM on June 05, 2017

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