ESPN weeded out its talent department on Friday, laying off about 20 on-air employees in an effort to shed $30 million in wages.
The names include Max Kellerman, Jeff Van Gundy, Keyshawn Johnson, Jalen Rose, David Pollack, Suzy Kolber and Steve Young.
Large-scale layoffs give a company an excuse to get rid of unwanted employees. Suffice it to say that relationships, backstage politics and the perception factor in one’s status come during a layoff period.
In doing so, this series of layoffs allowed ESPN to purge itself of its more toxic and headache-inducing employees. It is more difficult to play the race and victim card when you are fired together with 15-20 other employees.
And yet, ESPN chose not to include its most incendiary personalities from the round. The race baits, and there are many, went almost untouched.
The network fired Max Kellerman, who has long declared his white guilt. Though at a place like ESPN, Kellerman isn’t even a top-level race hustler.
Jalen Rose is no novice to the game of manufactured racism. He once campaigned for the industry to stop using Mount Rushmore as a measure of greatness because landmarks were built “on top of the dead [Native American] bodies.”
Yet race was not Rose’s goal. His mid-life crisis wardrobes and failure to report situations exactly were.
However, race is the go-to for people like Mark Jones.
ESPN laid off dependent, underpaid talent like Ashely Brewer and Jason Fitz. Still, it held one employee who has compiled the following resume over the past year:
ESPN retained Jones despite his high salary, apparent mental instability and repeated violations of the company’s ban on talking politics.
Speaking of the mentally unstable, long-running race-baiting scam, Stan Verrett also avoided the cutlist.
Verrett recently tweeted that white people have “all benefits in society.” Verrett had better tell his friends that thaw former white co-hosts, Ashely Brewer and Neil Everett, who were fired and put out of the company despite having more talent than Verrett.
Anyway, Stanley still works for ESPN. But don’t ask him about the differences between a man and a woman. A) he doesn’t know. B) he can obsessively stalk DM you at night.
Speaking from experience here…
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Kendrick Perkins doesn’t like Nikola Jokic because he’s white. Perkins cost Jokic the MVP for that very reason.
He also lied on national television about the number of white voters, which ESPN had to issue a correction to in shame.
Perkins then posted uninhibited tweets mocking white people as “privileged” fools.
But Perkins not only kept his job, but is in line for a promotion. According to the Miami HeraldESPN is considering raising Perkins to NBA countdown to replace Rose.
Racism pays off.
Maybe Todd McShay’s lack of it cost him his job today…
Last year, JA Adande argued that red state voting laws in the US are harsher than the genocide the Chinese government is perpetrating against Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
For Adande, requiring citizens to get an ID is worse than rape, torture and forced sterilization – all of which the CCP inflicts on the Uyghurs.
Still, ESPN chose to keep Adande hired over David Pollack.
William C. Rhoden is a 73-year-old man. This month, he posted a blatantly racist article about Jokic and Larry Bird, referring to the players as “Great White Hopes.”
Rhoden will continue to post articles for ESPN. Shout out to Joon Lee, a talented young ESPN baseball writer who just got fired.
Howard Bryant was arrested for strangling his wife. He also criticized ESPN, his employer, for not using black reporters on pregame shows.
Of course, Bryant didn’t notice that the only reporters on the channel’s pregame shows are black…
Either way, expect Bryant to send another doozy to ESPN.com on July 4th. Does anyone remember last year?
Sarah Spain continues to work for ESPN. Attributing religion to “BS” and liking tweets calling her colleague a “bigot” made her ineligible for the 2023 layoff season.
Domonique Foxworth is pretty embarrassing. He admitted he’s rooting for Josh Allen to fail because the QB’s fans support the American flag and dogs.
Foxworth also requested that the media cover Lamar Jackson more “thoroughly” than other players.
Why? He gave no reason.
Nevertheless, Foxworth will continue his role as an NFL analyst despite his compromised views.
Non-Sage Steele violations of discussing politics and a record for fueling unfair racial hysteria proved to be the biggest shield against this round of firings.
It’s called leverage.