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SI's Richard Deitsch Discusses ESPN Layoffs, Bayless Tweets, WWE, Simmons, Nolan, and Barstool 2.1k

Sports Illustrated media reporter Richard Deitsch joins the podcast this week! We discussed:

  • The lamentable hiatus of Sports TV Ratings.
  • The scope and ripple effect of impending layoffs at ESPN, and why he won’t be the first to break news on talents who are getting let go.
  • ESPN’s Monday Night Football slate — why does the NFL give them worse games than it gives NBC?
  • The presumably upcoming show with Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre
  • WWE talk, including the departure of Mauro Ranallo, whether Enzo and Cass are getting marginalized, and The Miz’s ascension
  • Will Katie Nolan remain at Fox? Will Bill Simmons appear on ESPN’s NBA Countdown next season? Why isn’t he making videos for The Ringer?
  • Our belief that the Barstool model is the future of making money off of original digital video content.

Hope you enjoy!