Episode 85: Ben Strauss, The Washington Post

July 30, 2019

Great to finally have Ben on the podcast! Ben has reported extensively about ESPN & politics in the aftermath of Dan Le Batard’s comments. The bulk of the podcast is on those topics but we talked about a few other sports media topics (DAZN’s “ChangeUp”, Sunday Ticket and The Athletic) in the last 1/3rd of the podcast. Ben’s recent deep dive on ESPN chief Jimmy Pitaro and ESPN’s policy around…

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Dear ESPN: Give Mike Wilbon the pay cut he’s asking for!

July 9, 2019

I got a couple of questions asking why ESPN’s Michael Wilbon hates the Nielsen TV ratings in the USA and loves the TV ratings in China.That’s easy: he either is a man with a huge inferiority complex about the NBA not being nearly as popular as the NFL or he plays a man with a huge inferiority complex about the NBA not being nearly as popular as the NFL on…

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