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"Rachel Nichols made a diversity comment about Maria Taylor’s promotion"


          

and all hell has broken lose because of it.

https://youtu.be/HrL_S_0rhA0

I’ve never been a fan of her reporting, because it seems so forced, especially
her side reporting. I truly question her authenticity when it comes to being
interested in covering the NBA. She can be very curt and quick to cut players off.
However, that’s just simply my opinion of her ability.


Did she make that comment because of espn’s history
of inequality towards AA, and she feels their current diversity
moves are quota moves, and are taking opportunities
away from women in general?

Or

She has never been found of AA, and feels threatened by their
achievements and advancements within the sport journalism
industry?

This is what a person is forced to think about after hearing
those comments.



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The Morning Show © A+
Jul 04th 2021
1
I had no idea all of this was going on at ESPN.
Jul 04th 2021
2
Rachel Nichols pack going up today and for good reason
Jul 04th 2021
3
Malika Andrews should be promoted over her ass too…
Jul 04th 2021
4
I've never understood why Rachel Nichols was a thing.
Jul 04th 2021
5
There was always something off-putting to me about Nichols
Jul 04th 2021
6
EXACTLY...
Jul 05th 2021
12
More details (Link/Full Swipe)...
Jul 04th 2021
7
Rachel feels threatened, cuz she only has the one thing…
Jul 05th 2021
11
I wonder who at ESPN planted this fake hit piece about Maria Taylor
Jul 04th 2021
8
Saw that…what a shitty, bait-y title
Jul 05th 2021
10
and watch them simply not renew Taylors contract.
Jul 05th 2021
9
I liked Rachel but I can't say it's earth shattering
Jul 05th 2021
13
pretty much
Jul 06th 2021
27
given this fact
Jul 06th 2021
31
Mike Hill speaking on it
Jul 05th 2021
14
Her apology.
Jul 05th 2021
15
I hate how them brothers had to be human shields for her.
Jul 05th 2021
16
BTW the biggest tell about who Rachel Nichols REALLY Is...
Jul 05th 2021
17
      exactly..
Jul 05th 2021
19
      i remember she tore down drose after his 50 point game in minnesota
Jul 05th 2021
21
           Yup, that was exactly what I was thinking about.
Jul 05th 2021
23
           I remember this like it was yesterday. Been looking at her sideways ever...
Jul 06th 2021
24
           "F-D-H-B!"(c)Snoop. In most sports studio shows you have a host and 1-3....
Jul 06th 2021
28
Rachel Nichols is not an ally...
Jul 05th 2021
18
Wow. Perk and RJ are some fucking chumps for that shit
Jul 05th 2021
22
shit...i was more uncomfortable listening to perk and rj there
Jul 06th 2021
34
the day a white person outs themselves for their racism
Jul 05th 2021
20
Jimmy Butler......
Jul 06th 2021
25
i saw Jimmy was trending on my twitter TL...
Jul 06th 2021
29
The noise complaint.
Jul 06th 2021
30
nahhh this ain’t it. story bout to flip back in her favor if folks
Jul 06th 2021
32
DUH. that's why people are even speculating she/her people...
Jul 06th 2021
39
Geez, that’s rugged…
Jul 06th 2021
33
I wouldn't put it past Rachel Nichols leaking this rumor
Jul 06th 2021
37
This is how she wins
Jul 06th 2021
38
white women will always play the victim
Jul 06th 2021
26
Man, this shit is sticky and messy as fuck.
Jul 06th 2021
35
I'm still trying to figure how Rachel "accidently" recorded herself?
Jul 06th 2021
36
She had a camera in her room with her…
Jul 06th 2021
40
imagine being that big an airhead making like 500k and on TV all day
Jul 06th 2021
41
I understand that's what was said but it doesn't seem plausible to me...
Jul 06th 2021
44
      she don't gain shit from that and it fucked who she was on the call with
Jul 06th 2021
45
      this sounds like you think she is really really smart
Jul 06th 2021
47
      right so smart we can't understand the move after she's played it.
Jul 06th 2021
54
      According to a NY Times article, someone at ESPN leaked the footage
Jul 06th 2021
53
same way jeffrey toobin accidently recorded himself
Jul 06th 2021
42
Stak spoke far too soon...
Jul 06th 2021
43
Pretty much
Jul 06th 2021
46
ESPN has taken Rachel Nichols off the NBA Finals sideline
Jul 06th 2021
48
good they should give Malika Andrews all her shit...
Jul 06th 2021
49
ESPN is full of shit...
Jul 06th 2021
50
      its funny Rachel was a "diversity" hire herself, its obvious that ESPN.....
Jul 06th 2021
51
"How deeply sorry I am for disappointing those I hurt"
Jul 06th 2021
52
Actual writers are attacking Taylor for not helping to smooth it over
Jul 07th 2021
55
Rachel and Adam Silver share the same religion, he's going to make sure....
Jul 07th 2021
56
Yup
Jul 07th 2021
57
i read that shit.
Jul 07th 2021
58
How dare Taylor make all this trouble for Rachel
Jul 07th 2021
59
its wild that the person who recorded this was punished the most
Jul 07th 2021
60
yeah and she didn't actually record it, Rachel did "accidentally"
Jul 07th 2021
61
RE: yeah and she didn't actually record it, Rachel did "accidentall...
Jul 07th 2021
63
They had to punish her. She illegally acquired and used
Jul 07th 2021
62
      Wow i actually agree with you...fuck, let me re read
Jul 07th 2021
65
Three former ESPN folks of color opine on the matter
Jul 07th 2021
64
so are letting Lebron's PR man Adam Mendelsohn slide for saying...
Jul 07th 2021
66
Sure sounds like it. I haven't heard shit about him
Jul 07th 2021
67
I hope Bron doesn't let him slide.
Jul 07th 2021
68
He will. They will. Just watch
Jul 08th 2021
69
RE: Rachel Nichols made a diversity comment about Maria Taylor’s promo...
Jul 14th 2021
70
Zero
Jul 14th 2021
71
So you're lying...if you cared about Gus Johnson...
Jul 15th 2021
72
      He's absolutely wrong...
Jul 15th 2021
73
           I’m not at this level but there’s some strange power NBC Sunday foot...
Jul 15th 2021
74
           seems like you're conflating announcing with sideline reporting
Jul 15th 2021
76
If Maria leaves I hope they give Maika her duties instead of Rachel
Jul 15th 2021
75
Rachel wins....and yes, Taylor leaving is a win for Nichols.
Jul 21st 2021
77
If ESPN wasn't going to fire Nichols it would've been hella uncomfortabl...
Jul 21st 2021
78
      but Taylor's face is the one on the headlines....
Jul 21st 2021
79
           facts...
Jul 21st 2021
80
           True.
Jul 21st 2021
81
           I think it worked out to Taylor's favor
Jul 22nd 2021
82
                She (Nichols) was literally interviewing Jrue the day after the finals.
Jul 22nd 2021
83
                     Mike Tirico should be worried, some of his football and Olympic stuff...
Jul 22nd 2021
84
                     Ehhh did you see particulars of Maria's new job? It's great.
Jul 22nd 2021
85
                          It is, but for her to come into it in this manner? Trash.
Jul 26th 2021
86
it was weird today that Rachel kept saying DON'T google "Fournier"
Jul 26th 2021
87
bringing that up once is weird already
Jul 27th 2021
88

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1. "The Morning Show © A+"
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


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2. "I had no idea all of this was going on at ESPN."
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https://sports.yahoo.com/rachel-nichols-leaked-diversity-comments-about-maria-taylor-causes-uproar-at-espn-161546834.html

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3. "Rachel Nichols pack going up today and for good reason"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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4. "Malika Andrews should be promoted over her ass too…"
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>and all hell has broken lose because of it.
>
>https://youtu.be/HrL_S_0rhA0
>
>I’ve never been a fan of her reporting, because it seems
so
>forced, especially
>her side reporting. I truly question her authenticity when
it
>comes to being
>interested in covering the NBA. She can be very curt and
quick
>to cut players off.
>However, that’s just simply my opinion of her ability. 
>
>
>Did she make that comment because of espn’s history
>of inequality towards AA, and she feels their current
>diversity
>moves are quota moves, and are taking opportunities
>away from women in general?
>
>Or 
>
>She has never been found of AA, and feels threatened by
their
>achievements and advancements within the sport journalism
>industry? 
>
>This is what a person is forced to think about after
hearing
>those comments. 

Everything you said is true, Nichols is so overbearing and
annoying. I’ve criticized her before and was accused of
being a “misogynist” lol, I’m glad her true colors are
finally showing and she’s being called out. I hope the
self-anointed “queen” of the NBA on ABC/ESPN gets taken
down a peg.

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5. "I've never understood why Rachel Nichols was a thing. "
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I love when people's true nature gets exposed.

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"The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in." - James Baldwin

  

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6. "There was always something off-putting to me about Nichols"
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She would constantly talk down to co-hosts/guests as if she felt she held some kind of superiority over them - and her arrogance was pretty apparent - but this video exposes grotesque entitlement.

Adam Mendelsohn's comments are just as bad IMO - and I'm glad they both were exposed for their true feelings/thoughts behind their expertly curated media veils.

The audacity it takes to report on a majority Black sport/business and feel like a Black woman is the "diversity hire" is unfathomable arrogance. If anyone is the "diversity hire" here who was elevated for reasons other than merit - it's Rachel - and she should be thankful that she's been able to make millions thanks to the talent and appeal of a predominately Black sport/business.

The way Nichols & Mendelsohn spouted off on the subject of social justice was wildly voyeuristic and manipulative.

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12. "EXACTLY..."
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>The audacity it takes to report on a majority Black
>sport/business and feel like a Black woman is the "diversity
>hire" is unfathomable arrogance. If anyone is the "diversity
>hire" here who was elevated for reasons other than merit -
>it's Rachel - and she should be thankful that she's been able
>to make millions thanks to the talent and appeal of a
>predominately Black sport/business.

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7. "More details (Link/Full Swipe)..."
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..Context is crucial here.

https://sports.yahoo.com/rachel-nichols-leaked-diversity-comments-about-maria-taylor-causes-uproar-at-espn-161546834.html


Rachel Nichols' leaked 'diversity' comments about Maria Taylor causes uproar at ESPN

Sun, July 4, 2021, 12:15 PM·6 min read

A bombshell report from the New York Times on Sunday revealed there is allegedly heavy internal strife at ESPN stemming comments about diversity that NBA sideline reporter and "The Jump" host Rachel Nichols made about her colleague Maria Taylor, NBA and NFL reporter and the host of "NBA Countdown."

According to the New York Times, Nichols made these comments in July 2020 after ESPN told her that Taylor, who is Black, would be hosting coverage of the NBA Finals instead of her. Nichols sought advice from LeBron James' longtime advisor Adam Mendelsohn and James' agent Rich Paul on a call that was reportedly accidentally recorded because Nichols hadn't turned her video camera off.

During the call, Nichols can be heard saying that she feels like Taylor is only being promoted over her due to ESPN's long and terrible record on diversity.


“I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball,” Nichols said in July 2020 via the New York Times. “If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”

The New York Times reported that the call was recorded and stored on one of ESPN's servers, which numerous employees have access to. One employee recorded it with their cell phone and sent it to others within the company, who then sent it to more employees. The call was eventually leaked to Deadspin and the Times. Thus far, that employee is the only one to be disciplined over the incident, as Nichols said to the Times that ESPN told her that "the content of the conversation didn't warrant any discipline."

The only person known to be punished was Kayla Johnson, a digital video producer who told ESPN human resources that she had sent the video to Taylor. Johnson, who is Black, was suspended for two weeks without pay, and later was given less desirable tasks at work.

ESPN employees told the Times that the company's decision not to discipline Nichols for her comments remains an “active source of pain.” ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz said this to the New York Times in response to questions about the punishment (or lack thereof) of employees involved in this incident:

“A diverse group of executives thoroughly and fairly considered all the facts related to the incident and then addressed the situation appropriately. We’re proud of the coverage we continue to produce, and our focus will remain on Maria, Rachel and the rest of the talented team collectively serving N.B.A. fans.”


Nichols, who said she was "shaken" that a "fellow employee" would record and share a video of her private hotel room conversation, gave a statement to the Times along with responses to their questions.

In response to questions from The Times, Nichols said she was frustrated and was “unloading to a friend about ESPN’s process, not about Maria.” But she added: “My own intentions in that conversation, and the opinion of those in charge at ESPN, are not the sum of what matters here — if Maria felt the conversation was upsetting, then it was, and I was the cause of that for her.”

Nichols said she reached out to Taylor to apologize through texts and phone calls. “Maria has chosen not to respond to these offers, which is completely fair and a decision I respect,” Nichols said.

Nichols' comments, ESPN response enrages employees and 'Countdown' crew
According to the New York Times, the response from employees who work on NBA content was anger and frustration at Nichols' attitude.

Within ESPN, particularly among the N.B.A. group that works with both Taylor and Nichols, many employees were outraged upon watching the video. They were especially upset by what they perceived as Nichols’s expression of a common criticism used by white workers in many workplaces to disparage nonwhite colleagues — that Taylor was offered the hosting job only because of her race, not because she was the best person for the job.

The employees also said that Nichols made Taylor’s job more difficult because Taylor also needs to go to Mendelsohn to secure interviews with basketball newsmakers.

After Nichols' comments were leaked, Taylor reportedly declined to host "NBA Countdown" during the finals. She eventually changed her mind, but only on the condition that Nichols not appear on the show. ESPN agreed, then ignored that almost immediately by airing prerecorded segments with Nichols that appeared to be happening live.

In Taylor’s view, according to six people who have spoken to her, ESPN executives agreed to the stipulation but violated it almost immediately by allowing Nichols to make short appearances without interacting with Taylor. ESPN declined to comment about the arrangement.


Maria Taylor's contact expires in just a few weeks, but ESPN has made minimal effort to address this. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The segments of other sideline reporters then became a mix of live and prerecorded. ESPN later threatened to prerecord every reporters' segment on "NBA Countdown" if Taylor continued to "refuse to interact" with Nichols. This led to a blowup on a preshow call between the show's commentators — Taylor, Jalen Rose, Adrian Wojnarowski, and Jay Williams — and ESPN executives. Via the New York Times:

On the preshow call involving the stars of the show and production staff in both Los Angeles and New York, Taylor insisted to an executive that she be able to conduct live interviews with sideline reporters. She also brought up the recorded phone conversation. Wojnarowski jumped in and called Nichols a bad teammate. Rose said that ESPN had asked a lot from Black employees over the past year, but that he and other Black employees would extend their credibility to the company no longer.

Taylor, whom executives had asked numerous times to change her interactions with Nichols, said that the only people punished by ESPN’s actions were women of color: Johnson, herself and the three sideline reporters — Lisa Salters, Cassidy Hubbarth and Andrews — who received lesser assignments so that Nichols could have the lead sideline reporter role and now were not being allowed to appear on the show live.

Soon after, ESPN began allowing all sideline reporters to air their segments live on "NBA Countdown."

Taylor's contract at ESPN expires in just a few weeks, right in the middle of the NBA Finals. According to the New York Times, "few substantive steps have been taken toward a new deal" even though ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro has identified Taylor as one of the network's rising stars.





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11. "Rachel feels threatened, cuz she only has the one thing…"
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NBA and her longtime reporting of it. Maria’s bag has way more in it, already. She probably did more different things than Rachel, before she even got to ESPN. I’m glad that Jalen, Jay and Woj had her back on that call.

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8. "I wonder who at ESPN planted this fake hit piece about Maria Taylor"
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to distract from the real news that was about to drop days later.

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1410351252857405450

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10. "Saw that…what a shitty, bait-y title"
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9. "and watch them simply not renew Taylors contract."
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and Nichols will lay low for a season and be back in the saddle by the 22-23 NBA season. Fuckery.

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13. "I liked Rachel but I can't say it's earth shattering"
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White people can never disappoint me, they can only pleasantly surprise me.

Time and time again white people prove why this country is so racist. The violent brutalization of Black (and other POC) bodies gets the attention but the daily entitlement with which they move and the violent opposition to being divested of their unearned privilege runs like clockwork, RARELY interrupted.

I will be interested in seeing what apology tour ensues and how much caping her Black colleagues do. Sideline reporting is low IQ work so you don't get to measure what someone is really about (so glad Doris is getting more work as a commentator) but if we get to TALK ABOUT IT???

I want more more more of this from Maria:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKR1kKO-TV4&ab_channel=ESPN

Sorry Rachel, loving AI and Kobe ain't enough. The next move will be telling.

  

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27. "pretty much"
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31. "given this fact"
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> Sideline reporting
>is low IQ work

i am perpetually surprised how invested people are in their lives, careers, etc.

  

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14. "Mike Hill speaking on it"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1xHq1NiIc&ab_channel=BNCNews

a flood of "white folks get shit over us all the time and don't deserve it" will begin to pile up....

  

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15. "Her apology."
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https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1412144152935120906

I expected full on white tears.
This was "on the verge of" white tears.

Perk nailed my bingo card with both the "She's never been racist to ME" and "I know your heart" lines.

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16. "I hate how them brothers had to be human shields for her."
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Nichols should have made a real in depth apology ALONE. Not that vague bullshit. And no need to trot out character witnesses because this had nothing to do with them. I don't give a fuck how great she is as a person. Her specific ACTIONS here are what is being criticized. And she should have to answer for that without dragging anyone else into it.

All of that shit we just watched in the "apology" video was some by-the-numbers corporate conflict resolution bullshit. And you got innocent bystanders having to risk their own credibility just to salvage hers.

Mind you, the recording itself has circulated among the employees since last fall or winter. So ESPN, and especially Rachel, knew it was out there and never chose to get out in front of it.

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17. "BTW the biggest tell about who Rachel Nichols REALLY Is..."
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is that Adam Mendelsohn felt completely comfortable degrading BLM AND Me Too right in front of her (with no pushback). Like, BLM...I can see that because they're both white and most of these muthafuckas are two faced on race. Lol. But imagine telling a woman that Me Too was exhausting and she nods along. Especially Rachel, who brings up a player's history of alleged abuse of women any time she can. That shit speaks volumes.

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19. "exactly.."
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>is that Adam Mendelsohn felt completely comfortable degrading
>BLM AND Me Too right in front of her (with no pushback).
>Like, BLM...I can see that because they're both white and most
>of these muthafuckas are two faced on race. Lol. But imagine
>telling a woman that Me Too was exhausting and she nods along.
> Especially Rachel, who brings up a player's history of
>alleged abuse of women any time she can. That shit speaks
>volumes.

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21. "i remember she tore down drose after his 50 point game in minnesota"
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>alleged abuse of women any time she can. That shit speaks
>volumes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67HVtWgDE10

the guy fights an ALLEGATION and was not convicted. probably could've settled and paid off the plaintiff but he aired his dirty laundry to prove his innocence. seemed like the evidence pointed towards a money grab attempt. yet rachel had to continue to drag his (innocent) name because of this ALLEGATION.

i'm sure there are other examples of her doing similar stuff.

  

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23. "Yup, that was exactly what I was thinking about."
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24. "I remember this like it was yesterday. Been looking at her sideways ever..."
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since

<---
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28. ""F-D-H-B!"(c)Snoop. In most sports studio shows you have a host and 1-3...."
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analysts that are usually former athletes or coaches, sometimes a reporter.

The host usually runs the show and the analysts give their opinion. Rachel seems to have trouble understanding what her role is.

And Maria Taylor and Malika Andrews are better at her job than her so she feel's threatened and is trying to pull a crying Karen move.

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18. "Rachel Nichols is not an ally..."
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..She can bring out all her "Black friends" to speak on her behalf, but nothing will excuse the fact that she doesn't give a damn about anyone other than herself.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


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22. "Wow. Perk and RJ are some fucking chumps for that shit"
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especially Perk soft-shoeing ass

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34. "shit...i was more uncomfortable listening to perk and rj there"
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20. "the day a white person outs themselves for their racism"
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without prompting (maybe outside of Liam Neeson's smh) is the day a worthy news headline is made.


  

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25. "Jimmy Butler......"
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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29. "i saw Jimmy was trending on my twitter TL..."
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i said to myself "i wonder what this is about?"

did NOT expect it to be about him and Ersan Iylasova clapping Rachel Nichol's cheeks.

now that said, i know from people who work in the biz that it's very common (like most workplaces) for athletes to be getting in with the people who report on them.

but this is funny considering the timing, plus twitter always gonna produce great memes.

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30. "The noise complaint."
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Today is gonna be a good day.

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32. "nahhh this ain’t it. story bout to flip back in her favor if folks "
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Run with some messy ass shit like this.

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39. "DUH. that's why people are even speculating she/her people..."
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decided to leak this.

can't be against black people if Jimmy smang'd (which obviously isn't necessarily the case, as we know).

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33. "Geez, that’s rugged…"
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she’s absolutely, positively, dead wrong…but, that woman got a husband and kids.

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37. "I wouldn't put it past Rachel Nichols leaking this rumor"
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to prove she isn't racist. Lol.

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38. "This is how she wins"
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>
by losing....will take away all focus from the initial issue which she NEEDS dragging for. but not for this...whether true or not. just wild reckless and flagrant.

  

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26. "white women will always play the victim"
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****************
TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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35. "Man, this shit is sticky and messy as fuck."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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36. "I'm still trying to figure how Rachel "accidently" recorded herself?"
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________________________________________
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40. "She had a camera in her room with her…"
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so she could continue being on shows while she was confined to her room. She apparently, didn’t know how to turn it off and it was recording and uploading to an ESPN server, when she was having the conversation with Mendelsohn.

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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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41. "imagine being that big an airhead making like 500k and on TV all day"
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smh for real

  

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44. "I understand that's what was said but it doesn't seem plausible to me..."
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as an "accident", I feel like she knew what she was doing and wanted it to get out. She couldn't say her feelings openly but if an accidently recording was "leaked"...idk

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45. "she don't gain shit from that and it fucked who she was on the call with"
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47. "this sounds like you think she is really really smart"
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on some 3D chess shit

instead of being the typical human who wasn’t familiar with remote protocols because app that shit was brand new and on the fly.

she was in her hotel room thinking she was safe because no one else was in the room.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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54. "right so smart we can't understand the move after she's played it."
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53. "According to a NY Times article, someone at ESPN leaked the footage"
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The employee, a Black woman, saw the footage, recorded it on her cellphone, and leaked it to other Black employees at ESPN. The turmoil started there.

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42. "same way jeffrey toobin accidently recorded himself"
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43. "Stak spoke far too soon..."
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And dissed his entire audience in the process.

Adam, Lebron's advisor, dissed the me too movement while Rachel laughed... Somehow a black woman took the fall for Rachel and tht's swept under the rug. If Maria leaves in three weeks and Rachel stays ESPN loses badly. The optics alone hurt the network.

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

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46. "Pretty much"
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If Maria leaves in three
>weeks and Rachel stays ESPN loses badly. The optics alone hurt
>the network.

Probably why espn thought maria leaked it.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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48. "ESPN has taken Rachel Nichols off the NBA Finals sideline"
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https://twitter.com/AndrewMarchand/status/1412446047771762696

Malika Andrews will replace her on the sideline.

Nichols will continue to host The Jump.

ESPN said, “We believe this is best decision for all concerned in order to keep the focus on the NBA Finals. Rachel will continue to host The Jump.”

@dseals | @digife
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49. "good they should give Malika Andrews all her shit..."
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>https://twitter.com/AndrewMarchand/status/1412446047771762696
>
>Malika Andrews will replace her on the sideline.
>
>Nichols will continue to host The Jump.
>
>ESPN said, “We believe this is best decision for all
>concerned in order to keep the focus on the NBA Finals. Rachel
>will continue to host The Jump.”

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50. "ESPN is full of shit..."
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..Nichols being removed from live coverage of the Finals only addresses one part of the problem here.

Rachel Nichols personified the real problem with "diversity enforcement" in employment. What she said was absolutely appalling, but that doesn't mean its not true. The network is just as responsible and at fault here for putting Maria Taylor in this unfortunate circumstance to begin with.

*Please note: Maria Taylor's professional experience should not be in question here.

As far as I'm concerned, ESPN owes Black America a serious apology.

Beyond that, they need to go ahead and cut the check for Maria Taylor and Kayla Johnson.




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51. "its funny Rachel was a "diversity" hire herself, its obvious that ESPN....."
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has made an effort to get more get more women on the the screen to point that it sometimes feels forced.

There are a ton of people way more qualified to do Nichols job she just got it because she was the cute little jewish chick that knew a little about basketball.

Now she's being 1 upped by the tall hot black chick that actually played basketball and is better at her job than Nichols and Nichols is in her feelings about about it

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52. ""How deeply sorry I am for disappointing those I hurt""
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I'm not seeing the apology there.

  

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55. "Actual writers are attacking Taylor for not helping to smooth it over"
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GTFOH.

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56. "Rachel and Adam Silver share the same religion, he's going to make sure...."
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she's alright

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57. "Yup"
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Reminds me of the Dave Chappelle quote about white women being complicit in slavery and racism, they just didnt like their cut of the loot

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58. "i read that shit."
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59. "How dare Taylor make all this trouble for Rachel"
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some people have no fucking idea how ridiculous they sound

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60. "its wild that the person who recorded this was punished the most"
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and ended up leaving ESPN

Its really not “wild” but it shows you where ESPN was trying to go with this story

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61. "yeah and she didn't actually record it, Rachel did "accidentally""
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63. "RE: yeah and she didn't actually record it, Rachel did &quot;accidentall..."
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She recorded the recording off espn servers to her iphone. They could have
actually pressed charges....intellectual property theft.

She didn’t know any better though. It wasn’t like she was versed in being
a CIA agent.

I would have sent that shit to the whole company and press via the library. Machines
stay logged on under the account of the library. Emailed that shit
via a burner email account.....and burner accounts on Twitter, Instagram and
Facebook.

Whole world would have found out in less than 30 mins.

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62. "They had to punish her. She illegally acquired and used "
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intellectual property. That is a straight breach of company policy, and that doesn’t
matter who side anyone is on.

That is the only thing I kinda blame Maria for. She accepted the information
and took it to the network. That wasn’t the right play. She should have sat on it until
she and her friend were in a secure and protected position. Or she should have
leaked it straight to the press when it first happened. She could have pretended that
it was her first time hearing it. That would have been the better power move, especially at the height of last year’s social injustice protesting.

Rachel was in the bubble at the time of the incident, and probably would
have been forced to leave.



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65. "Wow i actually agree with you...fuck, let me re read"
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64. "Three former ESPN folks of color opine on the matter"
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I believe this discussion between Dan Le Batard, Jemele Hill, and Amin El Hassan took place yesterday afternoon. Somewhat interesting insight from the two of them on the matter. Below is the youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOgEwCks1yM

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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66. "so are letting Lebron's PR man Adam Mendelsohn slide for saying..."
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he was "exhausted between #MeToo and Black Lives Matter"?

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67. "Sure sounds like it. I haven't heard shit about him"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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68. "I hope Bron doesn't let him slide. "
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69. "He will. They will. Just watch "
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70. "RE: Rachel Nichols made a diversity comment about Maria Taylor’s promo..."
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https://sports.yahoo.com/esp-ns-maria-taylor-reportedly-nearing-deal-with-nbc-sports-003726093.html

Yahoo Sports
ESPN's Maria Taylor reportedly nearing deal with NBC Sports
Chris Cwik
Chris Cwik
Wed, July 14, 2021, 8:37 PM·2 min read
Maria Taylor might be leaving ESPN for a major role at NBC Sports. Taylor — whose contract with ESPN expires during the NBA Finals — is reportedly nearing a deal with NBC Sports, according to Front Office Sports.

It's unclear how much money Taylor would make as part of the deal, but ESPN was reportedly offering Taylor $3 million to stay, so the NBC Sports figure would likely top that.

NBC Sports could have big plans for Taylor if she takes their offer. Front Office Sports mentions Taylor could host "Football Night in America" when Mike Tirico takes over play-by-play duty for Al Michaels. Tirico currently hosts "Football Night in America," but is expected to take over for Michaels once his contract expires after the 2021 season.

Maria Taylor could leave ESPN.
Maria Taylor could leave ESPN for NBC Sports. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Taylor has also worked on "College GameDay" at ESPN, and could be involved with Notre Dame broadcasts at NBC Sports.

Taylor's deal with NBC isn't finalized yet. It's currently "at the half-yard line," a source told Front Office Sports. The source noted, "That can still be a long way in contract negotiations."

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand previously reported NBC Sports' interest in Taylor.

Maria Taylor in the spotlight at ESPN after Rachel Nichols fiasco
Taylor's tenure at ESPN could end on a negative note after she was the subject of leaked 'diversity' comments from colleague Rachel Nichols. During the conversation, Nichols implied ESPN only wanted to advance Taylor due to the network's poor track record with diversity.

A number of employees at ESPN were furious over Nichols' comments. Nichols apologized to Taylor during an episode of Nichols' show "The Jump," and was then replaced as the NBA Finals sideline reporter by Malika Andrews.

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71. "Zero "
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That’s the number of people who tune into a game because of who’s announcing it

The constant turnover of broadcast personalities, their salaries, and their egos baffles me.

I’ve literally only ever cared about Gus Johnson. That’s it. That leaves dozens of play by play and color and sideline people who I’ve never cared less about.

  

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72. "So you're lying...if you cared about Gus Johnson..."
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then you definitely cared about Bill Raftery.

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73. "He's absolutely wrong..."
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..so it doesn't matter.

There are plenty of people who tune in specifically for the crew calling the game. I know people who watch sports on mute, while listening to the same broadcast on the radio because of their preferences.

*Regarding Maria Taylor:

Happy to hear there's a bidding war for her services. CUT. THE. CHECK.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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74. "I’m not at this level but there’s some strange power NBC Sunday foot..."
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has over me. It’s the only program I tune into games I don’t care about just because of the chemistry of the commentary team and the visual production value. It does something to my senses where sitting through 3 hours of it soothes me.

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76. "seems like you're conflating announcing with sideline reporting"
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>There are plenty of people who tune in specifically for the
>crew calling the game. I know people who watch sports on mute,
>while listening to the same broadcast on the radio because of
>their preferences.

and the two are not even in the same stratosphere regarding importance and skill/difficulty level.

to your point, some will mute the tv play by play crew because if the announcers are bad, it can ruin the entire watching experience. and it's not at all uncommon for announcers to be downright bad because it's a really really hard thing to be good at. the number of announcers who are great at what they do are really few and far between. but despite that, nobody is checking in specifically to hear a particular announcer.

and along those lines, the idea that anybody is checking in for a specific sideline announcer...cmon.

I like Taylor. She's a pro. But the amount of money being thrown at her is pretty funny to me.

  

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75. "If Maria leaves I hope they give Maika her duties instead of Rachel"
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77. "Rachel wins....and yes, Taylor leaving is a win for Nichols."
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https://sports.yahoo.com/maria-taylor-officially-leaving-espn-following-drama-with-rachel-nichols-162209411.html

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Maria Taylor officially leaving ESPN after 'diversity' drama with Rachel Nichols
Liz Roscher
Liz Roscher
Wed, July 21, 2021, 12:22 PM·2 min read
ESPN announced on Wednesday that NBA and NFL analyst and host Maria Taylor is officially leaving the network. According to the statement released by ESPN, Taylor and the network couldn't come to an agreement on a contract extension. Her final assignment was Tuesday night's coverage of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

“Maria’s remarkable success speaks directly to her abilities and work ethic," ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro said in a statement. "There is no doubt we will miss Maria, but we remain determined to continue to build a deep and skilled talent roster that thoroughly reflects the athletes we cover and the fans we serve. While she chose to pursue a new opportunity, we are proud of the work we’ve done together.”

Taylor also commented on her departure from the network:

“So thankful to Jimmy and all of my great teammates and friends at the SEC Network, College GameDay, Women’s and Men’s college basketball, and the NBA Countdown family — the people who believed in me, encouraged me, pushed me, and lifted me up. Words are inadequate to express my boundless appreciation, and I hope to make them proud.”

Taylor, who also covers college basketball and college football for ESPN, didn't announce where she's going next. However, the New York Post reported that Taylor is close to inking a contract with NBC, and could even be part of their Olympics coverage.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: ESPN analyst Maria Taylor reports from the sideline during the Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2021 in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after both parties were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Strife between Maria Taylor, ESPN


Taylor was recently at the center of a firestorm about race and gender that she had no hand in creating. Last year, after ESPN decided to give the 2020 NBA Finals hosting job to Taylor instead of her fellow NBA host and reporter Rachel Nichols, Nichols was caught on tape alleging that Taylor, who is Black, had only been given that job because of ESPN's "crappy longtime record on diversity."

The recording was leaked internally at ESPN, which caused an uproar among employees. According to the New York Times, which reported on ESPN's internal response just two weeks before Taylor's contract was set to expire, ESPN didn't handle the situation well, making promises to Taylor that they almost immediately broke.

Taylor's contract was originally going to expire before the end of the NBA Finals, but she and ESPN reached an agreement for her to continue until the Finals were over. However, despite ESPN reportedly offering her $3 million to stay with the network, she's decided to move on.

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78. "If ESPN wasn't going to fire Nichols it would've been hella uncomfortabl..."
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between the 2 women and everyone that had to work with them

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79. "but Taylor's face is the one on the headlines...."
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Rachel don't give two fucks. Far as she's concerned its just a stone out of her shoe. And when the ESPN execs call up Jalen and nem and say we're gonna bring Rachel back, who among them is going to say, "I ain't working with her ass?" Not a one.

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80. "facts..."
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>Rachel don't give two fucks. Far as she's concerned its just
>a stone out of her shoe. And when the ESPN execs call up Jalen
>and nem and say we're gonna bring Rachel back, who among them
>is going to say, "I ain't working with her ass?" Not a one.

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81. "True."
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@dseals | @digife
https://digife.com

  

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82. "I think it worked out to Taylor's favor"
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The incident probably forced ESPN to sweeten their offer a bit and the competitor to counter. She didn't do anything wrong so all of this attention just increases her name recognition. And it probably made the decision even easier bc ESPN is getting comically bad at managing its talent.

Nichols didn't get fired but I think this incident follows her for awhile. I could see management being hesitant to put her in a prominent role in the future because they wouldn't want to deal with the potential backlash.

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83. "She (Nichols) was literally interviewing Jrue the day after the finals."
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Maria got some more money, but honestly, what will NBC give her that is going to top the perch that she briefly occupied at ESPN?

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84. "Mike Tirico should be worried, some of his football and Olympic stuff..."
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might be threatened, since he claims he's "Italian" fuck him...
https://www.theroot.com/wait-nbc-sports-announcer-mike-tirico-isnt-black-1796985416

>Maria got some more money, but honestly, what will NBC give
>her that is going to top the perch that she briefly occupied
>at ESPN?

hopefully ESPN gives Malika Andrews and Elle Duncan most of Rachel's shit

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85. "Ehhh did you see particulars of Maria's new job? It's great. "
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She's getting a lot of excellent work

Unfortunate situation, but she is getting a lot of money
to live her dream

  

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86. "It is, but for her to come into it in this manner? Trash. "
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And for Nichols to basically get her way after being trash? More trash.

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87. "it was weird today that Rachel kept saying DON'T google "Fournier""
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88. "bringing that up once is weird already"
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especially on a Disney-owned network. she's gonna have kids google image searching that nasty shit. won't someone please think of the children?

  

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