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Comment 18 hours ago

Wow, I don't live in Cbus, and don't listen to 97.1 (even though I have the app on my phone)...but whoever thinks that DL is average without Nick Bosa must not know anything about football.  The Common Man (pun intended) would know it is much better than average, maybe still elite.


Comment 16 Sep 2018

It's amazing that people would think Meyer has a choice.

The media is going to grill him about this, so get it over with first day back on Monday, and move on.

I hope he gets a good night sleep and is better than he was today.  We need the old Urban back -answer the damn question with authority, and don't apologize for shit.  That is coming from Drake -a horrible PR move.

Comment 16 Sep 2018

What do you mean she's gotten hers?  She needs to be prosecuted for falsifying reports if that is what happened.  Also, Brett McMurphy needs to be sued for not verifying his reports if that is what happened.

If she's the liar we think she is, true victims of DV would be better served if the truth comes out.

Comment 16 Sep 2018

Rinaldi is scolding him the entire would've been nice if Meyer would have brought up all the false police reports and the fact that Courtney's mother didn't believe her.

Comment 14 Sep 2018

I'm able to argue about this without taking it to a personal level -where Cincy and 992 took it. This is a great topic Navy, but unfortunately there are children involved.

Comment 14 Sep 2018

Why would ESPN use those strategies against the biggest cash cow on the market, Ohio State?

Again, it's about Market Share.  True, ESPN makes money off of Big 10 conference games, but sometimes a loss is good for the long run. 

What network would be hurt more if Ohio State's program (or any B1G program) went into the tank and couldn't draw an audience?  ESPN or FS1/BTN?  This isn't even a question.  ESPN would benefit greatly if the BTN would crash and go away. 

By the way, someone had a good question and said, "well what about CBS?"  CBS isn't a threat to ESPN because CBS is not a sports network.  CBS is not going to revamp its programming and focus on college football.  CBS' success is from CBS News, Survivor, 60 Minutes, NCIS, Late Night shows, etc etc and during the week isn't going to focus on college football coverage as a sports network has to.  The BTN is a threat because its existence depends on college football. 

Comment 14 Sep 2018

In the professional world, we don't call it a conspiracy.  We call it strategic planning, and it's a private matter.

lol continuing to argue that ESPN is an objective news source.  How ignorant.

Comment 14 Sep 2018

My post never claimed to "perform analysis."  Try reading it again.  My post merely points out what you were unaware of: That business strategy is a thing.  Hopefully you won't try to argue that ESPN or Disney does not partake in business strategy.

I did however apply the three business terms to the topic, yet it seems you missed that.

Comment 14 Sep 2018

Yes, ESPN was the last to report, but still managed to smear Meyer, OSU, and its fan base, the most. 

ESPN let Brett McMurphy run with a bullshit story in its earliest stages, which allowed ESPN to appear innocent and "objective."

Having McMurphy break the story on facebook and twitter also keeps ESPN off the legal hook and allows them to pile on a fabricated story with damaging opinions -which is exactly what happened, whether this was planned or not.

Comment 14 Sep 2018

yes, so many things are wrong with stating proven business strategies that are taught in business colleges, yet you call me ignorant?  hilarious lol..."but espn is just trying to get clicks bla bla bla."

Comment 14 Sep 2018

In response to some of the comments that suggest business is just about getting clicks and generating revenue: It's a little more complex than that.

Some business concepts that ESPN apologists might want to familiarize themselves with:

1) Market Share - Investopedia's definition: "Market share represents the percentage of an industry, or market's total sales, that is earned by a particular company over a specified time period. Market share is calculated by taking the company's sales over the period and dividing it by the total sales of the industry over the same period. This metric is used to give a general idea of the size of a company in relation to its market and its competitors." So Market Share is a measure of competition in a specific industry.  I hope we all can agree that ESPN is in direct competition with BTN/FS1 for growth of Market Share of NCAA football broadcasting and programming.  If not, here's a 2017 article about ESPN staving off a surging FS1, although ESPN still televised 24/25 most watched games last season.

2) SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.  SWOT analysis is a tool used in business strategy.  A threat of ESPN is FS1/BTN ever since Mark Shapiro of ESPN low-balled Jim Delany, and Delany told him he's starting his own network:

"The shortest one I ever had," Delany told the Tribune. "He lowballed us and said: 'Take it or leave it. If you don't take our offer, you are rolling the dice.' I said: 'Consider them rolled.' "

Delany had warned ESPN officials that without a significant rights-fee increase, he would try to launch a new channel that would pose competition both for TV viewers and the Big Ten's inventory of games: the Big Ten Network."  Key word - "Inventory" of games.

ESPN and FS1/BTN are in direct competition for the Big Ten's "inventory" of games.  FS1 recently won the bid for OSU vs TSUN, the biggest game in the "inventory."  So as FS1/BTN continue to load up on big games, what is ESPN's next step?

3) Marketing Warfare:  Most of strategic business is modeled after military strategy.  Some common business tools used in business strategy: 

  • offensive marketing warfare strategies -implementing competitive advantages
  • defensive marketing - defending competitive advantages
  • guerrilla marketing - Attack, retreat, hide, repeat.
  • flanking marketing
  • chaos
  • confusion
  • friction

I don't have time to define these, but they are self explanatory.  So in ESPN's case, as its in the industry of mass media, it also happens to have the tools at its disposal to implement all of these strategies on TV, radio, and internet, and it has for years. 

Brett McMurphy was coincidentally on ESPN's dime when he broke stories on facebook and twitter -an obvious Guerilla attack likely funded by ESPN.  (Even if we assume ESPN was ignorant to this) ESPN then ran with McMurphy's story, ignoring all facts and attacked FS1/BTN's #1 brand, with the intent to not only kill recruiting and success, but to kill interest from the OSU fanbase.  It also has attacked MSU, Maryland, PSU with an intensity that ESPN brands (SEC, ACC) are sheltered from.

To argue that Chris Fowler is unbiased based on Nick Bosa and a Columbus deli compliments is laughable.  Tell me how much you like him next time he accuses Meyer of enabling an "abuser of domestic violence," before considering due process.

Comment 06 Sep 2018

I'm surprised we haven't heard the names of Josh Proctor and Tyreke Johnson...also Brendan White...someone please step up..all this talent 

Comment 03 Sep 2018

I respect Harbaugh 1000x more than some goofball, no-talent, sports columnist.

For all of Harbaugh's flaws, and that he coaches our biggest rival, Forde will never be half the man of a graduate assistant, let alone Harbaugh.