Sports ESPN Dumps Ditka

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  1. Chatsworth

    Chatsworth Well-Known Member VIP

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    You know- because ESPN never ever engages in politics.

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    ESPN Removes Mike Ditka From 'Sunday NFL Countdown'

    Sports network ESPN is yanking NFL legend Mike Ditka from its marquee football show "Sunday NFL Countdown," giving him an "unspecified emeritus-type NFL role at the network," sports website The Big Lead reports.

    Matt Hasselbeck and Charles Woodson will take over for the exiting Ditka and former first overall pick Keyshawn Johnson.
    Ditka has given several interviews in support of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, the last one over the weekend, when he called President Barack Obama "the worst president we've ever had" — and said he'd vote for Trump.

    ESPN has a policy that its commentators avoid politicking and "drive-by comments" while on air during the 2016 White House race.





    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/espn-mike-ditka-sports-nfl/2016/03/09/id/718254/#ixzz42TIAFvmU
     
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    Chatsworth Well-Known Member VIP

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    Sorry- forgot to tag title.
     
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    all set.
     
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    Hey, stop your bitching. This is how the free market works, remember? Aren't they allowed to run their business how they see fit?
     
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    Thanks :hat:
     
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    Probably because he let out a gigantic shart on air.
     
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    At least he didn't call Obama a fag
     
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    are we talking a fully grown Ditka or tinny Ditka??

    and who would win Ditka vs ISIS with King Kong holding a really big gun?


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    ESPN is the worst sports coverage on TV.
     
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    What a shame he did not run for the Senate seat against obama. He could have changed the way all this turned out if he had run.


    Ditka regrets not running for Senate, says Obama wouldn't be President
     
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    He was still there? Who knew? :dontknow:

    I'm surprised he wasn't fired a long time ago. The man can't complete a sentence. I thought he was cool when he was tge tough guy coach of the Bears. As a broadcaster that can't complete a sentence, I just found him annoying.
     
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    Only reason to watch NFL Countdown was Ditka. What a joke.
     
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    They may have broken ground, but they're not good these days. Their specials are worth watching, but coverage is horrible. Is Chris Berman still doing the nicknames? His voice was shot last time I caught him.
     
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    Person who doesn't understand that this was not a violation of Ditka's free speech chiming in in 3...2...1...
     
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    It's so funny that professional protestors that haven't worked a day in their life are able to get people to cater to them because these losers have nothing better to do than protest and bring negative attention to businesses and people.

    And people wonder why trump is winning when he has given voice to hard working Americans being told they are the reason for all the ills in society as they work 60 hours a week supporting a family they stuck around to raise, and see their buddies having their jobs shipped overseas in the process driving down their wages.

    Day 1 trump should invite blm, feminists, campus liberals, and amnesty advocates to the White House and just shit right on their faces.
     
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    You're assuming he would have won.
     
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    And yes this was not a violation of free speech, just a business decision. Preemptive firing before the liberals taking time away from doing absolutely nothing, start with their hate campaign.
     
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    Smart guy that Ditka. He once traded his whole draft plus his first pick the following season to move from the 12th pick to the 5th in order to take Ricky Williams, who once quit so that he could go smoke pot instead. Yep. Ditka is a genius.
     
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