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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 18:03 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 17:25:

No one likes a troll.
People really don't like those that don't even realize they're a troll.

I was gonna go on a rant explaining to the guy why black people are over-represented in particular pro sports, but then I saw who it was. So I get spared having to put the effort in I guess. Never waste time explaining something to someone who thinks lead paint chips are a food group.
 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 17:25 Beamer
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 17:15:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:26:
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:06:
The numbers continue to highlight a huge swath of people who don't watch sports, and are tired of paying for it. ESPN's been losing 2-4% of its subscriber base annually, with one recent survey suggesting that 56% of consumers would drop ESPN in a heartbeat if it meant saving the estimated $8 more the channel costs cable subscribers each and every month.

Exactly, why should people pay to subsidize shit they don't watch? This is just another clear illustration of out of whack major league sports and its associated costs are with most of society. Everything from salaries to public funding and subsidies of stadiums and sports channels to the absurd cost of sports merchandise which is virtually all licensing fees. Time for all those multi-billionaires and millionaires to take a reality check and a huge pay cut if they want to survive.

Because old white guys own and run everything, that's why.

Interesting charts at the attached. I say if ownership should mirror % of race in the US (which might be a good thing as it will provide help to those who can't do for themselves), the flipside should also be instituted...the player base of all professional sports should also reflect % makeup by race in the US. Whites and Latinos definitely need help to increase their numbers in Football and Basketball. Blacks could get a ton more roster spots in Hockey.

It's only fair.

http://bit.ly/1fQLdxf


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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 17:15 ledhead1969
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:26:
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:06:
The numbers continue to highlight a huge swath of people who don't watch sports, and are tired of paying for it. ESPN's been losing 2-4% of its subscriber base annually, with one recent survey suggesting that 56% of consumers would drop ESPN in a heartbeat if it meant saving the estimated $8 more the channel costs cable subscribers each and every month.

Exactly, why should people pay to subsidize shit they don't watch? This is just another clear illustration of out of whack major league sports and its associated costs are with most of society. Everything from salaries to public funding and subsidies of stadiums and sports channels to the absurd cost of sports merchandise which is virtually all licensing fees. Time for all those multi-billionaires and millionaires to take a reality check and a huge pay cut if they want to survive.

Because old white guys own and run everything, that's why.

Interesting charts at the attached. I say if ownership should mirror % of race in the US (which might be a good thing as it will provide help to those who can't do for themselves), the flipside should also be instituted...the player base of all professional sports should also reflect % makeup by race in the US. Whites and Latinos definitely need help to increase their numbers in Football and Basketball. Blacks could get a ton more roster spots in Hockey.

It's only fair.

http://bit.ly/1fQLdxf
 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 15:26 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:06:
The numbers continue to highlight a huge swath of people who don't watch sports, and are tired of paying for it. ESPN's been losing 2-4% of its subscriber base annually, with one recent survey suggesting that 56% of consumers would drop ESPN in a heartbeat if it meant saving the estimated $8 more the channel costs cable subscribers each and every month.

Exactly, why should people pay to subsidize shit they don't watch? This is just another clear illustration of out of whack major league sports and its associated costs are with most of society. Everything from salaries to public funding and subsidies of stadiums and sports channels to the absurd cost of sports merchandise which is virtually all licensing fees. Time for all those multi-billionaires and millionaires to take a reality check and a huge pay cut if they want to survive.

Because old white guys own and run everything, that's why.
 
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 12:06 Cutter
 
The numbers continue to highlight a huge swath of people who don't watch sports, and are tired of paying for it. ESPN's been losing 2-4% of its subscriber base annually, with one recent survey suggesting that 56% of consumers would drop ESPN in a heartbeat if it meant saving the estimated $8 more the channel costs cable subscribers each and every month.

Exactly, why should people pay to subsidize shit they don't watch? This is just another clear illustration of out of whack major league sports and its associated costs are with most of society. Everything from salaries to public funding and subsidies of stadiums and sports channels to the absurd cost of sports merchandise which is virtually all licensing fees. Time for all those multi-billionaires and millionaires to take a reality check and a huge pay cut if they want to survive.
 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 11:04 NKD
 
I'd watch a Doug Stamper spinoff.  
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:51 RedEye9
 

Netflix, going where the money's at.
 
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