A chaotic day in sports media as ESPN timed up their news of major layoffs exactly with the starting gun for NBA free agency. Given all that happened and his New York Post reporting on the matter, we needed Ryan to swing by on short notice and deliver his insights. From there, we bounced around to many a sports media issues. This podcast includes discussion of, but is not limited to the following topics….
Was this round of ESPN layoffs a sea change in sports media?
My article on Jeff Van Gundy getting axed.
Did NBA commissioner Adam Silver have a hand in Van Gundy’s ouster?
Why did Mark Jackson survive?
Why did so many TV people get axed, including Steve Young?
The financial factors pressuring ESPN and Disney
Ryan’s out on NBA free agency
Bill Simmons vs. Kyrie Irving
Is golf hot right now?