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    • https://nypost.com/2019/02/03/rising...ium=SocialFlow

      ESPN rising star Adnan Virk has been fired by the network, sources told The Post.

      Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources.

      When ESPN investigated the allegations, it felt that Virk failed to fully cooperate.

      He recently signed a new multi-year contract.

      “Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN,” ESPN vice president Josh Krulewitz told The Post.

      Virk could not immediately be reached for comment. CAA, Virk’s agency, declined comment.

      On Friday, Virk was escorted off the Bristol campus. The specific nature of the information Virk chose to share is unknown at this time.

      During his move up the ESPN ladder, Virk had become a lead studio host on its college football game coverage. He was a regular host on “Baseball Tonight” and college basketball. He was one of the main fill-in hosts on ESPN Radio. He had developed a podcast, called “Cinephile,” about movies.

      Virk, 40, attended college in Toronto. He grew up in Canada after he emigrated from Pakistan. After a TV career in Canada, he joined ESPN, where his likable personality and smooth delivery quickly saw him rise up in the company.

      Like all ESPN/Disney employees, Virk was required annually to take compliance training dealing with privacy and how to handle sensitive information.
      What did Davonte do?

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      • Damn, got caught in a CIA-level mole hunt.

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        • Originally posted by IrishLion View Post
          Damn, got caught in a CIA-level mole hunt.
          wouldn't turn over his personal cell phone to ESPN Security apparently, and this got him fired. And apparently the info he leaked was about Baseball Tonight, lol WGAF
          What did Davonte do?

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          • That's too bad, I kinda liked Adnan

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            • Originally posted by dublinirish View Post
              wouldn't turn over his personal cell phone to ESPN Security apparently, and this got him fired. And apparently the info he leaked was about Baseball Tonight, lol WGAF
              What could he have leaked that was proprietary or somehow damaging?

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              • Always leak your crap on a burner. Is that too much to ask?

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                • https://nypost.com/2019/02/04/adnan-...over-mlb-leak/

                  Adnan lawyering up
                  What did Davonte do?

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                  • Originally posted by dublinirish View Post
                    doesn't sound like he is denying it at all. just that the punishment didn't fit the crime....

                    what a dumb azz
                    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                    • He just signed a new contract extension last year, so the attorneys will have to hash out what of that he'll be paid. That's "the legal action" he's plotting. Not really all that unusual.

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                        I was smarter when I drank...
                        I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                          Last edited by Circa; 06-19-2019, 08:30 PM.
                          I was smarter when I drank...
                          I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                          • People overreacting again

                            Molly Qerim is interviewing LaVar Ball when she asks him if she can switch gears with him. He responds by saying "You can switch gears with me anytime". Ball is taking some heat for his comment.

                            https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/...-espn-host.cnn

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                            • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                              People overreacting again

                              Molly Qerim is interviewing LaVar Ball when she asks him if she can switch gears with him. He responds by saying "You can switch gears with me anytime". Ball is taking some heat for his comment.

                              https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/...-espn-host.cnn
                              Irregardless of any level of reaction that was just a stupid thing for Ball to say.

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                              • Originally posted by Irish Joe View Post
                                Irregardless of any level of reaction that was just a stupid thing for Ball to say.
                                No doubt, but stupid on anyone who keeps interviewing this idiot.
                                My two favorite football teams: Notre Dame, and whoever's playing Michigan.

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                                • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                  People overreacting again

                                  Molly Qerim is interviewing LaVar Ball when she asks him if she can switch gears with him. He responds by saying "You can switch gears with me anytime". Ball is taking some heat for his comment.

                                  https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/...-espn-host.cnn
                                  Subtleness is not Ball's strong suit. I would assume that if he was in fact trying to hit on a girl, he would be much more blatant about it.

                                  The guy is an idiot though and should know better. Not to mention a bad example to any young viewer watching the show that thinks that is fine to say. Hopefully ESPN takes a stand and doesn't give him more air time. He has to learn that he isn't above the rules that everyone else needs to follow. I'd be happy if I never had to listen to him again. Although his insights about Magic being a puppet turned out to be true, I still can't handle 95% of the crap he spews for the 1 nugget he actually brought to the table.

                                  Sad thing is, I remember on the herd when he told the girl to stay in her lane, Cowherd said he wouldn't bring him back on the show... but he was just recently on. So I have low expectations of any real ramifications coming out over this.

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                                  • Originally posted by DONTH8 View Post
                                    Subtleness is not Ball's strong suit. I would assume that if he was in fact trying to hit on a girl, he would be much more blatant about it.

                                    The guy is an idiot though and should know better. Not to mention a bad example to any young viewer watching the show that thinks that is fine to say. Hopefully ESPN takes a stand and doesn't give him more air time. He has to learn that he isn't above the rules that everyone else needs to follow. I'd be happy if I never had to listen to him again. Although his insights about Magic being a puppet turned out to be true, I still can't handle 95% of the crap he spews for the 1 nugget he actually brought to the table.

                                    Sad thing is, I remember on the herd when he told the girl to stay in her lane, Cowherd said he wouldn't bring him back on the show... but he was just recently on. So I have low expectations of any real ramifications coming out over this.
                                    Also a clown, can't stand his hot takes. (IMO, of course, to each their own).

                                    They deserve each other.
                                    My two favorite football teams: Notre Dame, and whoever's playing Michigan.

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                                    • Originally posted by Some Irish Bloke View Post
                                      No doubt, but stupid on anyone who keeps interviewing this idiot.
                                      Ratings/clicks. No one in their right mind would put a microphone in front of that man's face unless they hope he does what he did and gives them free attention.

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                                      • Originally posted by Some Irish Bloke View Post
                                        Also a clown, can't stand his hot takes. (IMO, of course, to each their own).

                                        They deserve each other.
                                        I hate the hot take culture that has become the media in all forms. I like real reporting. That's why I really only listen when a Chris Broussard or someone comes on and talks, because he knows the players and the game and gives real data to back up his thoughts. Which unfortunately is a breath of fresh air today.

                                        But Social media has increased the ease of arguments and lack of fact needing so hot takes are in and will be for the foreseeable future.

                                        I like Cowherd, more than I like almost any other "hot-taker". His monologues are generally really good imo. He has some creative segments (his free agency dating game for example). I like how he uses metaphors for everything, even if they become redundant. I still appreciate the fact I can see his thought process (no matter how flawed or wrong). At least it shows he gave some thought or explains why he thinks the way he does.

                                        To each his own, I don't tune in everyday, but I will look him up every now and then to see if there are any thoughts that I find interesting. I tend to agree with him more than any other personality right now in sports. Just not on some specific things.

                                        Fun fact: saw him once in New York in a little bagel/breakfast joint. He was eating at a table alone and I went up to say hello when he got up to leave the store. Totally blew me off. Really hoped that someday I was going to make it big and be able to bring that up with him in jest one day. Obviously I don't hold it against the guy.

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                                        • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                          People overreacting again

                                          Molly Qerim is interviewing LaVar Ball when she asks him if she can switch gears with him. He responds by saying "You can switch gears with me anytime". Ball is taking some heat for his comment.

                                          https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/...-espn-host.cnn
                                          He Is a simplistic form of a reality he wishes he could be. Daddy day care has gone viral within the Ball family..
                                          Without any aggression meant, I would tear this guy up with nothing but reality.
                                          Last edited by Circa; 06-19-2019, 08:35 PM.
                                          I was smarter when I drank...
                                          I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                          • yawn. overreaction....
                                            they weren't even mean words....
                                            The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                            Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                            • Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
                                              yawn. overreaction....
                                              they weren't even mean words....
                                              You're right. It's not worth a hint of our thought..... But, He has put him and his son out there for all the speculation that comes his way.
                                              If his son Is that great then so be It.
                                              Let his son be and give us the wisdom needed from then on out...
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                                              Last edited by Circa; 06-19-2019, 09:13 PM.
                                              I was smarter when I drank...
                                              I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                              • oh I agree 100% that Ball is an idiot, but that comment was a huge meh.
                                                people just look for something to get upset or outraged about. the threshold is low....
                                                The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                                Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                                • Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
                                                  oh I agree 100% that Ball is an idiot, but that comment was a huge meh.
                                                  people just look for something to get upset or outraged about. the threshold is low....
                                                  The way the media Is today and you can tell me that that was meh? He Is full of himself, and he doesn't care anything for his boy.
                                                  i would go as far as saying he acted feminine.
                                                  I was smarter when I drank...
                                                  I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                                  • Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
                                                    oh I agree 100% that Ball is an idiot, but that comment was a huge meh.
                                                    people just look for something to get upset or outraged about. the threshold is low....
                                                    That was my take. I seriously don't get why Ball still gets interviewed other than heel hits. That said, the comment was hardly offensive. It's not like he said "You can change MY gears anytime." Doesn't change the fact he's an idiot and I wish they'd stop giving him air time.

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                                                    • Originally posted by Irish Joe View Post
                                                      Irregardless of any level of reaction that was just a stupid thing for Ball to say.
                                                      Originally posted by Some Irish Bloke View Post
                                                      No doubt, but stupid on anyone who keeps interviewing this idiot.
                                                      I don't disagree that it was stupid to say. Ball has an over inflated idea of his self-worth and importance. It would have been better if she had completely ignored his comment and continued on, but she did a decent job of responding and that should have been the end of it. CNN coming out with a front page article is overreacting.

                                                      Bloke is right. It's like finding a snake and playing with it until it bites you and then crying foul! You know what you're getting before you even start.

                                                      Sticks and stones people.
                                                      Last edited by Irish#1; 06-20-2019, 06:09 AM.

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                                                      • From an article on si.com.

                                                        SI.com
                                                        ESPN will no longer feature LaVar Ball on any of its platforms after Ball's inappropriate comments to Molly Qerim on Monday, The Athletic's Richard Deitsch reported on Tuesday.

                                                        According to Deitsch, an ESPN spokesperson said they have "no plans moving forward" to use Ball as an on-air guest, an on-the-record source for digital or a background source for ESPN.

                                                        The news comes two days after Ball appeared on First Take to discuss the blockbuster Anthony Davis trade that sent his son, Lonzo Ball, from the Lakers to the Pelicans. Qerim asked Ball if she could "switch gears with you because I have a question here," to which Ball responded, "You can switch gears with me anytime."

                                                        A representative for Ball issued a statement to TMZ after his appearance and insisted that his comment was "at NO time intended or meant to be sexual in nature."

                                                        ESPN condemned Ball and called his comment "completely inappropriate," indicating it had told Ball as much.

                                                        Ball, 51, previously got in an on-air argument with Kristine Leahy, a former co-host on The Herd, in 2017.

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                                                        • Well, something good came out of this! May Lavar Ball fade into obscurity now.
                                                          Here's hoping Stephan A Smith says something next.

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                                                          • I haven't seen video or heard audio... does he say it so to clearly imply an innuendo or does he just say it cold? Serious question.
                                                            This sig will not change until The Browns win the Super Bowl... So get real used to it.

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                                                            • Originally posted by ACamp1900 View Post
                                                              I haven't seen video or heard audio... does he say it so to clearly imply an innuendo or does he just say it cold? Serious question.
                                                              It wasn't said with a lot of emphasis like a pick up line at a bar, but it was leaning toward that direction.

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                                                              • Hats off to new ESPN honcho Pitaro for getting politics out of the ESPN broadcasts. Last week Dan Le Batard went on a rant about Trump. Pitaro has called Le Batard to his office.

                                                                https://www.foxnews.com/media/dan-le...-talk-politics

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                                                                • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                  Hats off to new ESPN honcho Pitaro for getting politics out of the ESPN broadcasts. Last week Dan Le Batard went on a rant about Trump. Pitaro has called Le Batard to his office.

                                                                  https://www.foxnews.com/media/dan-le...-talk-politics
                                                                  Agree - if you want to talk politics go to CNN or Fox...or The View. Leave sports networks to sports.
                                                                  I DON'T POST A LOT AROUND HERE...BUT WHEN I DO, IT'S USUALLY NON-VALUE ADDED.

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                                                                  • DLB and others are so insulated by their peers and Hollywood and others that they've all been emboldened to spew whatever left leaning takes they want... it'll be a rough adjustment back to just middle ground straight shooting for many of them if this becomes a new trend.
                                                                    This sig will not change until The Browns win the Super Bowl... So get real used to it.

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                                                                    • Originally posted by ACamp1900 View Post
                                                                      DLB and others are so insulated by their peers and Hollywood and others that they've all been emboldened to spew whatever left leaning takes they want... it'll be a rough adjustment back to just middle ground straight shooting for many of them if this becomes a new trend.
                                                                      Agreed. Lebatard will play the martyr for “Freedom of Speech” and it will embolden his fellow washed-up, woke newspaper columnists.

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                                                                      • Freedom of speech may be the concern from the host's point of view, but they have to consider their audience and on that platform, most of us don't want to hear it. We listen to sports radio and watch sports as a means of entertainment and an "escape" from those real world issues. Like previously stated, we go to FOX/CNN/MSNBC etc. for the other stuff.

                                                                        The hosts absolutely have freedom of speech...they can just go use it elsewhere. Like #1 said, hats off to ESPN for digging their heels in on this after the backlash they received in previous years.
                                                                        My two favorite football teams: Notre Dame, and whoever's playing Michigan.

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                                                                        • The Freedom of Speech argument has grown so tiring and is completely lost from its intent.

                                                                          DLB & others are free to say whatever they want and ESPN is free to fire them for doing so. The talking heads still have freedom of speech.....they're not being arrested for their words. Ya know, the intent of the law.

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                                                                          • Originally posted by wizards8507 View Post
                                                                            You drunk bro?

                                                                            Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using Tapatalk.

                                                                            I was definitely ahead of the times with my comment. You drunk now?
                                                                            I was smarter when I drank...
                                                                            I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                                                            • https://awfulannouncing.com/nfl/mina-kimes-la-rams.html

                                                                              Mina is awesome. I dig all her content.
                                                                              What did Davonte do?

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                                                                              • Originally posted by dublinirish View Post
                                                                                https://awfulannouncing.com/nfl/mina-kimes-la-rams.html

                                                                                Mina is awesome. I dig all her content.
                                                                                ACamp's mind: "Just look natural,... just look natural..."

                                                                                This sig will not change until The Browns win the Super Bowl... So get real used to it.

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                                                                                • I know nothing of her besides I think she used to work at this joint in Irvine. She look familiar to you ACamp?

                                                                                  Hopefully, she's a hit. If they are going to force women into the booth, I hope they are good ones. I generally get annoyed when a woman is calling a game of any sorts I'm watching. Except for Doris Burke and that's only because she's been close friends with my HS best friend since their days hoopin' at Providence. I'd probably have disliked her / never given her the chance too if not for that. Now she sounds like "today's" basketball but definitely not Dick Stockton, Marv Albert to my ears.

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                                                                                  • Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                                                    I know nothing of her besides I think she used to work at this joint in Irvine. She look familiar to you ACamp?

                                                                                    Hopefully, she's a hit. If they are going to force women into the booth, I hope they are good ones. I generally get annoyed when a woman is calling a game of any sorts I'm watching. Except for Doris Burke and that's only because she's been close friends with my HS best friend since their days hoopin' at Providence. I'd probably have disliked her / never given her the chance too if not for that. Now she sounds like "today's" basketball but definitely not Dick Stockton, Marv Albert to my ears.
                                                                                    i'd take Mina over Jason Witten or Booger any day.

                                                                                    Y'all see Pat McAfee will be doing Thursday night CFB games? That will be interesting, to me he's like any typical stand up comedian, a certain percentage of what he says is humerous.
                                                                                    What did Davonte do?

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                                                                                    • People wonder why ESPN Is and always will be a douche bag SEC affiliate, and yet they have scoobs leading their CFB countdown to the season with quotes like, "messing up the whole sport of college football again".

                                                                                      I'm having a hard time not spewing expletives. 1:05 in.
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                                                                                      I was smarter when I drank...
                                                                                      I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                                                                        All we need Is Dabo's underdog mentality and we should be world beater's... Ostarine would help too BK!... Hint, Hint.
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                                                                                        I was smarter when I drank...
                                                                                        I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                                                                        • Originally posted by Circa View Post
                                                                                          People wonder why ESPN Is and always will be a douche bag SEC affiliate, and yet they have scoobs leading their CFB countdown to the season with quotes like, "messing up the whole sport of college football again".

                                                                                          I'm having a hard time not spewing expletives. 1:05 in.
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                                                                                          Other than giving Stanford a little too much credit, I don't think anything they said isn't valid.

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                                                                                          • Originally posted by ThePiombino View Post
                                                                                            Other than giving Stanford a little too much credit, I don't think anything they said isn't valid.

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                                                                                            Ok. You do realize the comment he made directly shunned our Independence of a conference, Right? Seems kids these days everywhere are for the redirection of everything, and that can be a good thing. Altho, I would say our Independence Is something we need to keep for the right reasons. Kids might be able to change the future but the past isn't changeable.
                                                                                            What part of "messing up the whole sport of college football again". Did ya agree with?

                                                                                            Penn State was directly affiliated with child abuse and they jump on them like cheerleaders on a QB at Clemson.
                                                                                            Conference affiliation has no monetary gain for ESPN what-so-ever. It's the integrity of the game they try to keep relevant.
                                                                                            Last edited by Circa; 08-12-2019, 09:47 PM.
                                                                                            I was smarter when I drank...
                                                                                            I'm always wrong. I'll correct myself If proven so.

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                                                                                            • Game Day just said ND will win less then 10 games this season... no wonder the company is close to going under

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                                                                                              • Originally posted by calvegas04 View Post
                                                                                                Game Day just said ND will win less then 10 games this season... no wonder the company is close to going under
                                                                                                Did I miss something? Disney's up 20% YTD even after having a bad month.

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                                                                                                • Originally posted by calvegas04 View Post
                                                                                                  Game Day just said ND will win less then 10 games this season... no wonder the company is close to going under
                                                                                                  Why?
                                                                                                  Talent?
                                                                                                  SoS?
                                                                                                  Bye opponents?

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                                                                                                  • Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                                                                    Did I miss something? Disney's up 20% YTD even after having a bad month.
                                                                                                    Talking about the ESPN side, I know Disney isn't going anywhere as they are buying everything up

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                                                                                                    • Originally posted by calvegas04 View Post
                                                                                                      Talking about the ESPN side, I know Disney isn't going anywhere as they are buying everything up
                                                                                                      ESPN will change but it's not going away.

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