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Hey, I really enjoy the energy on these boards, but are you guys getting a little too touchy?

So some guy named Ed thought the Seahawks were a sure win this weekend.  So what?  Few, if any, sports "journalists" are intelligent.  If they were, they would be reporting real, meaningful news.  Instead, they are talking heads at ESPN.  

You don't have to get insulted by a few words here and there.  Just enjoy the season.  

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25 minutes ago, RoddyWhite84 said:

I say whoever has twitter needs to let him and Mike Wilbon have it..**** tools.although I don't think ed meant malicious intent behind what he said but **** that 

Wilbon deserves feedback from the ATL fans BIG TIME.

He is an antagonistic little **** bag.

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27 minutes ago, etherdome said:

Hey, I really enjoy the energy on these boards, but are you guys getting a little too touchy?

So some guy named Ed thought the Seahawks were a sure win this weekend.  So what?  Few, if any, sports "journalists" are intelligent.  If they were, they would be reporting real, meaningful news.  Instead, they are talking heads at ESPN.  

You don't have to get insulted by a few words here and there.  Just enjoy the season.  

Touchy? Nah annoyed? Yes. Sick of reporters completely by passing any game involving the Falcons and making statements like he did a week before we even played the game. That's just lazy reporting. 

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1 hour ago, RoddyWhite84 said:

I say whoever has twitter needs to let him and Mike Wilbon have it..**** tools.although I don't think ed meant malicious intent behind what he said but **** that 

Ron Jaworski shut them down on PTI on Friday.While the Wilbon Kornhieser sprouted out and judged Atlanta on there past JAWS went to the film which gave him the right answer.

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6 minutes ago, A-TowN.- said:

I heard they are doing so bad they may not be able to keep it up. I'll find a link if I can but they are contemplating withdrawing from cable. 

For sure they are hemorrhaging viewers, all networks are, but they still pull in more than any other Disney network. Their media properties, TV mostly, makes most of their money followed by their theme parks. Its funny, despite Marvel and Star Wars, the movie division makes so little compared.

Disney’s media division has remained its largest source of revenue. For fiscal 2013, revenues from Media Networks increased 5%, to $20.4 billion, and segment operating income increased 3%, to $6.8 billion. The media division includes ESPN, which represents about 50% of Disney’s overall profits. ESPN holds rights for various professional and college sports programming, including the National Football League (the NFL), the National Basketball Association (the NBA), Major League Baseball (the MLB), college football and basketball conferences, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the Wimbledon Championships, U.S. Open Tennis, and the Masters golf tournament. The network’s coverage of live sports, entertainment, expert commentary, news, and stats attracts pay-TV providers and therefore higher ad rates. It has a large and established subscriber base and a clear competitive advantage over other sports channels. To gain more insight into why ESPN is Disney’s cash cow, please view the series Why is the media industry prize ESPN worth so much to Disney? by Market Realist analyst Martin Kurlandski.

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5 minutes ago, Jesus said:

For sure they are hemorrhaging viewers, all networks are, but they still pull in more than any other Disney network. Their media properties, TV mostly, makes most of their money followed by their theme parks. Its funny, despite Marvel and Star Wars, the movie division makes so little compared.

Disney’s media division has remained its largest source of revenue. For fiscal 2013, revenues from Media Networks increased 5%, to $20.4 billion, and segment operating income increased 3%, to $6.8 billion. The media division includes ESPN, which represents about 50% of Disney’s overall profits. ESPN holds rights for various professional and college sports programming, including the National Football League (the NFL), the National Basketball Association (the NBA), Major League Baseball (the MLB), college football and basketball conferences, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the Wimbledon Championships, U.S. Open Tennis, and the Masters golf tournament. The network’s coverage of live sports, entertainment, expert commentary, news, and stats attracts pay-TV providers and therefore higher ad rates. It has a large and established subscriber base and a clear competitive advantage over other sports channels. To gain more insight into why ESPN is Disney’s cash cow, please view the series Why is the media industry prize ESPN worth so much to Disney? by Market Realist analyst Martin Kurlandski.

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But they've lost over a million subscribers in the last couple months alone. 3 million since the beginning of 2015. Also the cost of media rights are $16.3 billion, an increase of 50% since 2011 and it's projected to be up another 30% by in four years. The data your using is more than a couple years ago. 

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3 minutes ago, A-TowN.- said:

But they've lost over a million subscribers in the last couple months alone. 3 million since the beginning of 2015. Also the cost of media rights are $16.3 billion, an increase of 50% since 2011 and it's projected to be up another 30% by in four years. The data your using is more than a couple years ago. 

Here's an article from 2015. Probably haven't posted any income data for last year yet. 

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Depsite a loss in ESPN, Disney's profits are up. They can operate ESPN at a loss for years and still not lose anything. The sports downturn is seen as short term by most. It all depends on how the economy shakes out though. Going forward the market will probably be pretty business friendly especially considering the new FCC board will kill net neutrality and slow the expanding streaming market. 

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13 minutes ago, Jesus said:

Here's an article from 2015. Probably haven't posted any income data for last year yet. 

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Depsite a loss in ESPN, Disney's profits are up. They can operate ESPN at a loss for years and still not lose anything. The sports downturn is seen as short term by most. It all depends on how the economy shakes out though. Going forward the market will probably be pretty business friendly especially considering the new FCC board will kill net neutrality and slow the expanding streaming market. 

Well good luck with that Disney. Hopefully they see why they are losing biewship and try to improve the network because they've been unwatchable for while now. 

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