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Report: NFL pressured ESPN to abandon PBS concussion project

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by erod, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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  2. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Strange, strange stuff... and not on the part of the NFL, but on the part of ESPN, and weirdly enough, Florio, too.

    1. The ironic thing is that Florio was intending to debunk misleading attention grabbing headlines by using a misleading attention grabbing headline (which when read alone, is counterproductive to his intent).

    2. ESPN was trying to create headlines by presenting faulty logic as facts that would create bad press for the NFL-- which is probably their biggest partner. Why would they even want to do that? Obviously if they were sitting on incriminating information with regard to the NFL, it's their journalistic duty to reveal that information. But they weren't. They were looking for incriminating NFL stories, and when they couldn't find any they just kind of created them. And while that may boost ratings, you're hurting probably your biggest partner, which in turn will hurt you in the long run. Strange.

    For those who haven't read it, the NFL pressured ESPN to drop a baseless witch-hunt by Steve Fairnaru and John Barr. If you'll remember, Barr was the guy who reported that the Saints were wire tapping opponents whenever everyone else was piling on them for the bounty scandal-- another baseless claim that was never confirmed or even had a hint of legitimacy.
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    This is not the first time this has happened. The NFL is the reason why there was never a season 2 of Playmakers lol

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