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Talking Trash About ESPN: America’s Most Sacred Sports Institution

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icebreaker1975
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As always...
icebreaker1975   10/24/2011 11:07:14 PM
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hilarious!!!

Drivewaygirl
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Re: Free speech
Drivewaygirl   10/18/2011 12:24:40 PM
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Mitch, the simple way you explained this made me smile. Good points.

Mitch Wagner
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Free speech
Mitch Wagner   10/15/2011 3:45:12 PM
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There is no free speech violation here. Hank Williams has a right to say whatever he wants, and ESPN has a right to hire and fire whoever it wants. That's how free speech works. 

FWIW, I'm Jewish and a liberal, and I think the Hitler comparison was dumb -- but nothing more than that. Williams was obviously casting around in his brain for the name of a bad person, and his brain came up with Hitler. Nothing to see here, move along. 

Dex
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Dex   10/14/2011 11:17:54 PM
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You know, if Espn wants to protect the brand, then maybe the new brand ambassador should be ... A zombie. "Looki­ng for a new brand ambas­sador­? Zombi­es Are Killi­ng It on Socia­l Media" http://toddcop.com/2011/10/14/zombies/

Drivewaygirl
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Re: One day....
Drivewaygirl   10/14/2011 8:02:39 PM
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LOL Bargain Bin!

Bargain Bin
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One day....
Bargain Bin   10/14/2011 6:55:56 PM
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One day people will learn that Hitler is never, never, a good name to invoke. It's always better to stick to cliches....oil and water, cats and dogs, Sinatra and Sinead O'connor; but no HItler.

erierunner
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erierunner   10/14/2011 3:34:06 PM
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I guarantee it was in his contract, hence the firing!

erierunner
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erierunner   10/14/2011 3:32:00 PM
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This isn't NASCAR, its the NFL, losing Williams will not effect the brand one penny.

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Scott Raynovich   10/14/2011 2:25:01 PM
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driven,

LOL. Well, you'll have to figure that out. If I were to weight the algorithm you would know a little too much!

--Scott

erierunner
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you're confused
erierunner   10/14/2011 2:23:57 PM
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Some are confused between freedom of speech and consequences. He did not get arrested, he can say what he wants. But when you represent an employer, there are consequences for the things you say and how you act. They had every right to fire him.

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