Sports Sports Anchor Fired for Prince-themed Sports Report

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  1. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    This guy did the same thing the Michgan guy does with Howard mentions. Got fired anyway:

    http://deadspin.com/tv-anchor-fired-over-prince-themed-sports-report-1774005275

    A Nashville sports reporter who delivered a Prince-themed report after the musician’s death has been fired, according to his Facebook page.

    Dan Phillips, who worked at Fox station WZTV for more than ten years, says viewers and management found his April 21 sports report “insensitive” and that he was fired on Friday. Awful Announcing notes the station has already removed Phillips from its staff roster

    Sorry can't post vid from this device. Little help.
     
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    Goo for them. Nothing like using someone's death as a vehicle for self promoting crap. Did the guy ever stop to think even once it's cringeworthy in its planning and delivery?
     
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    "And this is what it's like when Cardinals cry as St. Louis loses to the Padres by a score of 4-1"
     
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    I didn't really see anything wrong with it other than being corny. To fire an employee of 10 years over it? Come on man. The guys on sports center did this kind of stuff for years and no one cared.
     
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    :shakey:


     
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    That was harrible. No wonder he was fired.
     
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    Good news, he starts as comedy writer for THSS on Monday.
     
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    as a kid who grew up watching Olbermann, Patrick, Eisen etc on the Real Sportscenter, i can certainly appreciate what he was doing.
     
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    @kingship was that you?
     
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    The weatherman who does the one on Wiggy is just as awful. As are all the
    Booey shout outs. That said, expect Wigs to play this in full Mon. morn.
    (Easy time filler.)
     
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    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    The Wig definitely reads this bohard' so yes' he will.
     
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    Jeebus. I'm way more clever than this clown. That was atrocious.
     
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    yeah. i suspect this is the excuse, not the reason
     
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    I liked it.
     
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    They called it "insensitive"......I call BS. :facepalm:
     
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    News today is a joke
    At least this guy is trying
     
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    no kidding, if you are going to fire newscasters for being corny, you wouldn't have any left.
     
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    That's probably true. He got caught cheating on an expense report of one of the ladies threatened to file a harassment charge on him....some shit like that.
     
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    Not a good excuse for a shit-can. Stephen A Smith says way more annoying bullshit and he's still employed.
     
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    I'm sure they fired him cause it was unfunny and cringeworthy