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SpiceyPork [S] 71 points ago +71 / -0

Let’s see how much the Purple haired lesbian dollar is worth to the NBA...

(Also - even if they capture that market it will boycott them for not being woke enough in 2 years time)

Konsaki 26 points ago +26 / -0

Not enough trans-animals in the NBA! PETA to protest!

sanitaryshave 16 points ago +16 / -0

Be real, they're not even watching the WNBA.

Peashout 15 points ago +15 / -0

No one is.

thekindlyman555 2 points ago +2 / -0

Two years? Try two months.

Littlebabycakes 42 points ago +42 / -0

business tip: stop fucking kneeling

OneAmericanFamily 34 points ago +34 / -0

More money for our communities. Less money for the ivory tower.

spezisacuckold 20 points ago +21 / -1

How much is because of people rejecting woke cult vs how much is simply because there haven’t been any sports to even watch for months?

CisSiberianOrchestra 23 points ago +23 / -0

I'm sure that's a big factor. But I'm sure people getting sick of woke culture also plays a big part. NBA and MLB had high ratings on their opening days, but those ratings dropped off significantly after people saw the anthem protests and BLM shit plastered everywhere. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour has been having very good ratings and they haven't done any woke BS.

GoUSA 10 points ago +10 / -0

I work with companies who sell tv/internet products on behalf of the providers, and they were all absolutely slammed during the shutdown - people trying to uncut the cord.

Espn gets a pretty rediculous cut per cable subscriber, and I'd guess espn is a standard channel on packages (I don't have TV). Ironically - even with no sports, they should have made more money, or at the very least, be even with the previous quarter.

BirchTBarlow 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's like $5 a month per subscriber. Other channels are a couple of cents a month subscriber.

If you have a cable package with ESPN, you pay $20 a year just for Monday Night Football, whether you watch it or not.

TheLion 4 points ago +4 / -0

One more thing to consider is how many people switched over to the D+/Hulu/ESPN+ bundle. I don't know if that would show an impact on subscribers, but it's a random thought that came to me. I much prefer the "fuck your woke bull shit ESPN" thought.

Bigly2020 16 points ago +16 / -0

6% wtf those are rookie numbers

twolayers208 6 points ago +6 / -0

I think they are going to pump those numbers up - there is still half of Q3 left to go...

AnthonyS 14 points ago +15 / -1 (edited)

New business model equals go back to sports and leave politics out of it. Stand for the anthem and I might return after 10 years. My grandfather died defending this country, my step grandfather defended this country and I served 10 years to stem the tide of communism. I don’t want to hear a single word about your opinion during the National Anthem. You can protest all you want on your time before or after the game.

IcculusBased9 13 points ago +13 / -0

Fun to watch, ain't it?

infinitysupreme 13 points ago +13 / -0

ESPN owner Disney doesn't care. ESPN is a propaganda outlet now - Disney gets paid in other ways by the Democrats and deep state in exchange for spreading Democrat dogma to those few sports fans remaining who are willing to listen to it.

VonTrappenstein 13 points ago +13 / -0

It's too late. They won't and shouldn't recover, they tossed their hat in the ring with the BLM, lecture every day people on how they're "oppressing" black men making millions a year for playing a game. That's all they do, play a game, if you want to watch a ballgame go to the local park and start a pick up game. You're better off.

DaesDaemar 10 points ago +11 / -1

Let them go bankrupt. Sports need a complete reboot.

WishdoctorsSong 9 points ago +9 / -0

And those who can stomach the sports can't handle 24/7 WNBA coverage.

hillarysdildont 6 points ago +6 / -0

To clarify, we are rejecting the sports entertainment media. I still play catch with the fam, we all still compete amicably in various athletic endeavors. We’re rejecting the placating of the masses through control of entertainment, not sports at large.

Industry4 6 points ago +6 / -0

Folks, this needs to keep going... The only way these corporate board rooms will get the message is if they lose their asses. Tell everyone you know to turn this crap off until they can respect us and our country.

Shmovid1984 1 point ago +1 / -0

No . Its off permanently .

AT_Finn 6 points ago +6 / -0

Good, fuck ESPN

krog 5 points ago +5 / -0

This is so easy to predict.

There are exactly zero people clamoring for more politics in sports who will start watching as a result. Zero.

There are also zero people who currently watch sports that will stop watching if they do not become more political. Zero.

There are a SHITLOAD of people who will stop watching as they become more political.

We're seeing it now even when people have been sports starved for months and they are itching for entertainment. These industries are losing loyal fans who will never come back.

BirchTBarlow 3 points ago +3 / -0

These industries are losing loyal fans who will never come back.

In the lockdown, I realized how much I watched sports simply out of habit. Not having it on all the time broke the habit. I picked up other things to do. I'm not going to switch back now just because they're back on the air, and certainly not with sports masquerading as politics.

krog 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had the exact same realization.

At some point, it just occurred to me that sports was not one of the things I missed. I'd be watching the NBA now for sure if they didn't have the politics rammed into it, but I don't miss it at all. Uninstalled the score app off of my phone today, and I've stopped following most (all?) of the local sports guys as well.

MAG_n_KAG 4 points ago +4 / -0







....down to the fucking shitters and never return for all I care.

Wheredidiputit 3 points ago +3 / -0

Woke faggots don't watch or participate in sports. Dumbest capitulation ever.

Cyer6 2 points ago +2 / -0

But the feminists do want it destroyed, so I guess they're getting one of their wishes fulfilled.

Wheredidiputit 1 point ago +1 / -0

feminists don't watch sports other than womens softball, soccer and basketball. And even then they barely watch it

Cyer6 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, they don't watch it. They think sports, especially men's sports like football, contributes to their theory of "toxic masculinity" and it begins when we're boys. The high-paying professional sports are dominated almost exclusively by men and to them, "that's not fair." It's all about men, male domination, and masculinity. They want to kill all of that.

2Fangz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I was disappointed to hear some guys at work talking about getting fantasy football going.

My time is better spent doing literally anything else than sitting and snacking on the couch to countless hours of millionaire crybabies.

DifferentUsername 2 points ago +2 / -0

So I work construction and don’t read graphs as part of my job. But if I’m getting this straight since the third quarter of 2016, they have not had a net gain in subscribers? They’re just bleed more subs than they can gain?

KarpLykov 2 points ago +2 / -0

did the math. For every 1,000 subscribers they had in 3rd quarter 2016 it’s only 600 now.

nomoreprinkles 2 points ago +2 / -0

No apology no matter how big they give it. Burn it to the ground. A new organization that isn't islamofascism can take over.

The_RedWolf 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean yeah....

Even if they weren’t ultra woke right now, there’s been no sports all spring and most of summer.

Why the fuck would I be watching a sports station?

Salacious_B_Trump 2 points ago +3 / -1

You love to see it!

Peashout 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't be a cuck. It's good for business.

SexCauldron 1 point ago +1 / -0

Who knew people didn't want to be spoon fed political agenda fueled lies before watching sports?

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ProdigalSon1997 1 point ago +1 / -0

No surprise -- people came for sports, not sjw bullshit

Shmovid1984 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hey Spiceypork the word is LOSSES not loses .Also the word Lose is not spelled LOOSE . Get it right people !

SpiceyPork [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kek- I can’t believe I typed that

Pepe_please_helpe 1 point ago +1 / -0

It’s almost as if people who watch sports are expecting sports coverage and not politics...

physicscat 1 point ago +1 / -0


gamerjuice 1 point ago +1 / -0

They're changing roles from making money from viewers to political funders.

PatriotGeneral 1 point ago +1 / -0


TheHolyMonk 3 points ago +3 / -0

We need to go to plaid!

Recaptcha 1 point ago +1 / -0

Good. I can't stress this enough. Fuck ESPN. These stupid assholes have ruined sports.

lanre 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sadly this is probably more due to demographic changes than anything else.

newuser999 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is it because most of the sports are on hold right now?

TyrannyBuster 1 point ago +1 / -0

I remember when sports were inherently patriotic. Where you could buy little American flags at the ballpark along with your American hot dog. Sad to see that go away. But now instead of paying to see my favorite MLB team, I'm spending that money on camping gear and guns.

MegoThor 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just shut up and dribble.

Wohwoh1911 1 point ago +1 / -0

People still watch ESPN?

TheFortress 1 point ago +1 / -0

Here's an idea for a new business model: PLAY THE @#*!?! GAME.

Do politics on your own time.