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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    And Screamin A Smith kept his job? That’s what’s wrong with ESPN.

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    Rob Barry

    Classic, Czabe. Right on the money, as usual.

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    What happened? ESPN and Sportscenter where a go to thing in middle and high school. Everyone tuned in to watch highlights of Jordan, Kobe, and Tiger before school and watched the games after. I feel that losing the talents of Dan Patrick, a pre-political Keith Olberman and Stuart Scott (RIP, still shocking) and replacing them with Stephan A. Smith, Tony Kornheiser and Skip Bayless really sent them back. Though I do enjoy Scott Van Pelt and his midnight show, most of the anchors are nothing but cookie cutter corporate drones.
    I’ll tune in for 30 for 30 and the occastional Outside the Lines reports or a PTI session every now and then, but now most of their programming is blah, blah blah, and ,I believe you put it best on the Bob & Brian Show, I’ll scream my opinion at you.
    I also fimly believe that ESPN, NASCAR and the rest of the leagues during the “Great Expansion of Growth” period sorley miscalculated the impact of the Millennial generation’s viewership and fanbase. While they were reaching out to get into an “unpredictable” marketshare to garner more revenue they started alienating their hardcore marketshare by being more PC, changing rules, running more fluff and feel good everyone gets a trophy pieces. When the “unpredictable” markshare stopped paying attention I think they also found out quickly that the hardcore marketshare, which they could fall back on, turned somewhere else, as well.

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    Tick Tock

    So they got rid of Dilfer and kept Randy Moss???

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      Big Unit

      Heck, they could have kept trimming to the bone. Why did they stop?

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      That’s exactly what I thought when I watched the draft last night. To be fair, Moss agreed to be paid in marijuana and Pringles…

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    Hosel Rocket

    I rarely watch ESPN unless its an actual sporting event that I am interested in and even then its begrudgingly. So when I read the list of names it was mostly in the Homer Simpson voice saying, “I have no idea who that is.”

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      Greeny gets 6.5 million? Why?

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    Tim Collins

    Please come back to podcasts Czabe! I miss you so much!

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    Scott and Solly are regulars on the 980 show? I am ashamed to say I did not know that. I hereby announce my regular listenership.

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    I am happy that Jim Bowden is no longer with them. He used to come up with the same stupid things he did with the Nationals when he was here.


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