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Old 08-22-17, 08:06 PM
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ESPN sacks Lee

ESPN decided to remove Robert Lee from the broadcast of a UVA college football game citing the recent conflict in Charlottesville. Mr. Lee is of Asian decent. You just can't make this stuff up.
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Old 08-22-17, 08:14 PM
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That's just funny.
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Old 08-22-17, 08:23 PM
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I thought for sure this had to be a fake story from the onion or something like that. Man, ESPN just keeps on circling the drain.
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Old 08-22-17, 08:50 PM
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The left went full re$ard
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Old 08-22-17, 08:56 PM
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That's just funny.
Not for Mr. Lee.
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Old 08-22-17, 09:17 PM
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The left is so damn stupid. I enjoy seeing them eat themselves.
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Old 08-22-17, 09:18 PM
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This has to be grounds for a lawsuit.
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Old 08-22-17, 09:19 PM
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Did they fire him or just move him to a different game that week?
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Old 08-22-17, 09:26 PM
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Did they fire him or just move him to a different game that week?
Looks like they moved him to a new game. Some stories made it seem they just pulled him off air without any reassignment. Still, ESPN sucks so hard.
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Old 08-22-17, 09:32 PM
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Some site, maybe Reddit, needs to start scouring the internet looking for all the people named Robert Lee and get them to that game. They can all wear a "I am Robert Lee" shirt.
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Old 08-22-17, 09:36 PM
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ep is a racist
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Old 08-22-17, 09:36 PM
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yappi should ban him
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Old 08-22-17, 09:40 PM
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Some site, maybe Reddit, needs to start scouring the internet looking for all the people named Robert Lee and get them to that game. They can all wear a "I am Robert Lee" shirt.
sick idea Yappi!
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Old 08-22-17, 10:05 PM
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sick idea Yappi!
i like it.

liberals would be rattled
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In other news ESPN management will no longer accept expense accounts from employees who dined at Lee's Famous Chicken. A statement by ESPN's parent company The Disney Corporation indicated that they no longer will provide monetary support to a fried chicken franchise sharing the same name as the notorious Robert E. Lee.
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Old 08-23-17, 05:10 AM
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Not for Mr. Lee.
You think he was dying to do the UVA game instead of the Pitt game?
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Old 08-23-17, 05:24 AM
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Libs hate Asians because they won't be willing victims of the "eeeeeevil white man". Screws up their hierarchy of victimhood.
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Old 08-23-17, 06:02 AM
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"It's a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play-by-play for a football game has become an issue.” - ESPN

ESPN is discriminating against a man because his name isn't PC enough? The Left believes they hold the moral high ground. They do not. This is repulsive and indefensible.
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Old 08-23-17, 06:40 AM
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"It's a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play-by-play for a football game has become an issue. - ESPN

ESPN is discriminating against a man because his name isn't PC enough? The Left believes they hold the moral high ground. They do not. This is repulsive and indefensible.
The fake outrage is almost as funny as the name coincidence.
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Old 08-23-17, 06:52 AM
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All they did was give him a better game to do.
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Old 08-23-17, 07:20 AM
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All they did was give him a better game to do.
Yup. Should have bumped him to the Pitt game without saying anything.
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Old 08-23-17, 07:20 AM
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You think he was dying to do the UVA game instead of the Pitt game?
It's discrimination based on a name. Try to explain how that is OK.
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Old 08-23-17, 07:21 AM
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The fake outrage ...
They're discriminating based on a name. That's repulsive. If you don't get it, you are too.
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Old 08-23-17, 08:51 AM
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I heard the a guy by the name of Lief Erickson has been has been signed to cover the Vikings for ESPN
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Old 08-23-17, 08:59 AM
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All they did was give him a better game to do.
Yeah. Dumb idea to think a move was necessary, but overall Lee ended up getting a better game out of it. I doubt he's upset. Maybe he even requested to switch games just because he didn't want to hear the inevitable jokes about his name.

Dumb. But nothing that's worth getting as upset as people seem to be.

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Old 08-23-17, 09:03 AM
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Maybe he should change his on TV name to Bob Lee...
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Old 08-23-17, 09:10 AM
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Yeah. Dumb idea to think a move was necessary, but overall Lee ended up getting a better game out of it. I doubt he's upset. Maybe he even requested not to switch games just because he didn't want to hear the inevitable jokes about his name.

Dumb. But nothing that's worth getting as upset as people seem to be.
Turns out he did ask to be moved from the game. A lot of upset snowflakes in here for no reason.
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Old 08-23-17, 09:20 AM
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who cares

does anyone actually watch any of these sports networks anymore?

No? I didn't think so
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Old 08-23-17, 09:27 AM
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They're discriminating based on a name. That's repulsive. If you don't get it, you are too.
Haha, okay.
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Old 08-23-17, 09:37 AM
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who cares

does anyone actually watch any of these sports networks anymore?

No? I didn't think so
You don't watch college or pro sports on TV?
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