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ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From NBA Programming, Cancels 'the Jump'
"Evening. ESPN is pulling Rachel Nichols off its NBA pro Granting. It follows The New York Times report last month. The detailed critical comments the nickels made about another on air personality, Maria Taylor, who is black. Nichols had sat on a hot mic. The Taylor was picked to host NBA finals coverage last year because ESPN quote felt pressure on diversity. Nichols had been an integral part of ESPN's NBA coverage since she returned to the network in 2016.
"maria taylor" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports
"A real life local to adulthood it. It's it happens quite sure. When you go to envy's nbc sports maria and guarantee you there's going to be someone black white asian hispanic. Somebody is going to be awesome shit about you. It's going to happen now if they're going to be irresponsible and not to get caught saying it on film or recorded saying that type of stuff will. That's on them. But i i thought the i thought the And i mentioned it before. My podcast thought that the reaction. Let's head over the top and when she comes out on twitter after a couple of days and talks about in these dark times like all right all right until someone was caught talking bad about. You believe me it happens to me. It happened to you. What happens to everybody. I talk shit about people behind their back all the time. Also give me a fucking break. Just you know the rachel nichols didn't come to your house and break into your house and defecate in your band right. You know get lost nigger on the walls and damaged your things or anything like that. She wasn't conspiring to get you fired or anything like that. Rachel rachel nichols had a bad moment. She had a weak moment. She made a bad choice. In terms of voicing her opinion that are thought patterns get caught. It happens welcome the real life. Nobody's perfect so i mean you know. Maria wants to go ahead and play that for the play the victim card. So that okay. Whatever that's your choice deadlocked your good luck. You know what anger noticed any other book. Leuchter does well. You will do well. She the very talented person in the venture before she beautiful. She's intelligent so there you go but so days after covering gained six of the nba finals for the spn. She made her. Nbc debut past friday ahead of the networks Nbc's prime time. Replay of the opening ceremony for the tokyo olympics anchor mike thereto. The guy who didn't realize that he was black growing up true statement. I could make something up like something up like that. Introduced taylor at the top of the networks telecasting. Taylor's job at nbc is going to be something to where she is going to be doing on reporting and she'll be doing the olympics and she'll be hosted contributor for nbc Sunday's nfl pre-game. Show monday night Football night in america the network super bowl coverage in the years. It airs on nbc. So you know she's got she's got a really really good situation there. And i wish i wish you nothing. But the best of luck in the she states happening g becomes the next robin roberts. What she wants to be. But i was reading an article which was written by gibb weber awful announcing it was handicapping. The candidates to replace maria taylor on. Espn's college game day and you know espn..
Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN After Failing to Reach Contract Extension
"A change in the reporting line up at ESPN Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN she bolts from the sports channel after she and the network were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension Taylor had been with ESPN since twenty fourteen a contract expired on Tuesday Taylor got dragged into what became a racial intramural battle at ESPN when colleague Rachel Nichols made comments about her a year ago Nichols who is white suggested that her boss is all for the NBA finals host job to Taylor who is black to Polish up its overall record on diversity Nichols griping didn't get her her job back when the comments went public she also lost her gig as sideline reporter for the NBA finals I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
"maria taylor" Discussed on Channel 33
"If we're going to get here in the future. Yeah it's important. It's important just as a sidebar that we're talking about the question of whether or not maria taylor leaked the tape to the media. Someone at espn. One hundred percent leaked story about maria. Taylor being a diva and asking for stephen. A smith money in the contract negotiations like less than a week before this leak was written about. It's like win. They knew kevin draper was writing this story. The new york post a piece about how about maria taylor. Unreasonable contract demands something like that. That one million percent came from. Espn headquarters so so as long as i just want to get that on. The table is unger talking about leaking things to the media. I'm so glad you brought that up. I'm so glad you brought that up. Because wasn't that interesting just a few days. Before we get this bombshell story of all media stories we read a story about how maria taylor is turning down a lot of money you know putting a figure on it. What was it up to a contract that would have paid up to five. Million dollars was at the figure on it. Destroy that they offer. I believe they offered her five million dollars some time ago. And that and that now in all the layoffs. That number is no longer on the table. Oh yeah the offer had been pulled. Yeah you know. I always resist doing the. I'm gonna figure out who the sources are the story. And i'm going to figure out what the sources intent was when they were giving a figure because i've had people try to do that to me and they're they're often wrong when they do that but come on. This comes out of view days before and it says maria taylor is asking for all this money and you know what we offered our fair contract and now it's off the table. That sure sounds like somebody in espn management and as you point out somebody in espn management. Who is very aware of what is about to drop this whole thing of of the espn. The espn employee. Salaries also coming out. This also happened with kenny. Mayne do you remember this. Oh yeah kenny. Mayne announce like look. Espn offered me a pay cut. I think i'm worth more than i. I'm i'm gonna go bet on myself because of the ultimate high road exit and then like ten minutes later. We found out what kenny mayne salary had been. Espn and you know what's funny about that david whenever these salaries league so glad you brought this up that i mentioned that. What's so funny is when the espn salaries league. I get all these messages. Get him on my phone. Get them on. Dm's and everything and the messages are from other sports media people who are furious that espn the people turned down a lucrative offer They're not from regular readers. David regular readers. Assume that everybody on television makes a ton of money. It's from other sports media. People who are jealous who are angry. Who have been riled up because they read a salary figure that they themselves do not make an who who is that person to turn down all that money over there at. Espn now again. again. I don't want to resist the urge to try to guess what people mean when they talk to report on all that stuff the idea of putting salaries out into the world was a diabolical plan to turn nonmanagement sports people against other nonmanagement sports media people if frigging worked. Yeah it worked. It reminds me those stories remember when they didn't publish the the athlete. Salaries and management would sometimes put out a salary to make all the athletes on the team mad at each other instead of using their power collectively dog. Oh get more money together That's what's happened here. People and people you know are mad. We're mad at least for five seconds. That maria taylor turn down a million. They were mad. That kenny mayne turn down. Whatever was sixty percent of whatever he made before. Funny how that happens. Howdy how that happened. Well you know readers and fans will get mad about professional athletes. Doing that. you're right. It makes its there is the presumption of the people in espn or making a whole bunch of money. Anyway i but. I do think that it's again. The forest for the trees saying that a lot in this podcast. But like it's the presumption of all the fans that people are the. Espn folks are already making a lot of money. i think you know that might not be entirely widespread. But i do think that it's that everybody who's paying attention. The story would agree that it doesn't make any sense that espn would lose out in a bidding war for any of their talent right that they that regardless of the cuts or whatever like maybe the craziest part of this whole story is that maria. Taylor's contract is going to be up at like seventy two hours and she's not going to stay at. Espn you know again. The absence of a statement that like because of this stuff that happened. i'm leaving which we have no reasonably. That's point of view that they couldn't come to an agreement. I mean like like unless you. I know we're in a world where like amazon could like walk in and offer somebody twenty million dollars a year or something just for the hell of it but like that the the person who i was just calling the generational talent in terms of like hosting and reporting on television. There's just going to walk because you can't come to terms. I mean the wild. I understand there could be hardball negotiations. But if she does indeed leave. Wow yeah absolutely. Richard h always says he's like when the networks often espn's been in this period of cost cutting but when they want to keep somebody they can keep somebody. Yeah stephen smith the contract of seeing reference. If i'm if i remember correctly signed in the midst of cost cutting has changed into this world instead of where lots of people were. Broadly paid a lot of money based on like nineties and audits cable salary figures where we're a small number of people are paid a whole lot of money. You're stephen as your greenies kirk herbstreit street. Whoever you want to put on the woge on that list there's no reason retailer can't just join the list. She just she becomes one of the people. They're paying a lot of money to if they want to keep her. By the way with with nichols being pulled off the sidelines. Maybe my brain is adult. And i'm sure someone has has made this Reference at some point. I don't know if you remember. But the i'm going to take you back to the nineteen ninety nine world series. Remember when jim gray. Had that interview with pete rose whereas asking pete rose although stuff questions yeah well at the ninety nine world series game. Three chad curtis hits a walk off home run..
"maria taylor" Discussed on Channel 33
"To sing them. It's also by the way insane as anyone who has seen maria taylor work on. Espn would say oh. Yes retailers a great television host. Would you not agree absolutely. Yeah i mean if you watch. nba countdown. We haven't talked about her on the show at least not that. She really is a unbelievably talented broadcaster. And i think that doesn't quite do it justice. I mean if you watch if you just watch five seconds of if you just watch one segue bit they do. You can see that. It's sort of like the evolutionary. Tnt postgame show is in. It's related more to that hurt. Their talents are more related to that and they are the traditional studio show or this traditional pregame postgame show. It's like as stilted as those things used to be and sometimes still a lot of sports just her personality and her skill has turned it into you feel like you're dipping in for fifteen seconds of a running conversation and then maybe that doesn't sound like much but it used to be so stilted and with her her her show is so comfortable and so it you you actively want more and more of it not just because it's brief but because it feels like an like an intelligent conversation that you're a part of and you almost feel like a generational shift and listen. I'm not going to compare it to anybody else in the story but from the people that came before her as paint with a broad brush. It's almost a generational shift between people who were great studio hosts and maria taylor who is just sort of a like a human like like an incredible like force of nature personality that it's so yet that's so powerful reserved at the same time. I'm overstating it may be. But she's really really like the best. There is at what she does. Think you. i think you hit it when you talked about the comfort of being on television There are lots of their lots of really talented. Broadcasters never quite mastered the idea of looking like they're comfortable being on tv that that they're just completely at ease and they're ready to go and that that is what they're doing. And i and i think she i think that is yes that that is one of the qualities among many that comes out for me to her so i just you know whether whatever she's doing she's on a whole bunch of different things that that network this call. David was supposed to be private. As we said those words were never supposed to be heard by people at espn. That rachel nichols hussein but that of course is also what made those words particularly damning inside. Espn yeah because as draper writes multiple. Blackie has been employees. Said they told one another. After hearing the conversation that it confirmed their suspicions that outwardly supportive might maple talk differently behind closed doors. Yeah that sounds about right. That was like the first sentence from the piece that i like. you know. Underlines am i right. Quick sidebar wizar- was it twitter fake news. Or am i gonna correct in believing that the person whoever it was that responsible for leaking video was punished a year or two ago whenever it initially happened. Oh we're oh yeah we're gonna we're gonna get there okay. I just want to make sure that that's stroup of going into much because it's ended. It's real news. That's real news so again like you like you point out before this happened. Some time to go and they dealt with it presumably heard the tape and doe that to their to their satisfaction sometime ago. But i wonder but i want to talk about specifically but that new york times quote that sends that you just reading the times and i say this look in the mirror a little bit too because if you think like you mentioned that this reinventing goes on a lot and it does venting is a human thing. We all as human say things that we would hope would not be circulated around the internet. I wanna say general venting minus minus layering of race and diversity and everything but yes vent venting is a is. A is a right of sports television sports media in basically every business in the united states. When when when that hogan tape came out years and years ago or whatever and everybody was kind of happy to kick him out of pro wrestling history. And i was you know lined up as one of those people. I did want to make the point. That if you're you know if you're if you're if you can no longer be a fan of any professional wrestler from the eighties. Who has said they said the inward in their life. You don't have. You're not gonna have many people to be fans of anymore. This sort of conversation probably goes on a lot. That's the point of the suspicions right. I mean the suspicion that that that black espn employees had was well-founded. I don't think anybody would dispute it in the absence of this tape. But that's not exculpatory and that's not really the point right if you find yourself if you find yourself like pursing nichols quotes detained for lucidity for like you know subtle points that might be made and i admit i can be guilty of this kind of thinking but if you if you are doing that you're the point entirely because this is a much bigger issue the rachel nichols is now the sort of paradigm of. She's the symbol of this and she is both justifiably. The target of this story of the the unease at espn and of the Whatever feelings that people are having around the world and it's also a an issue that much much bigger than her so it's not about how she couched it and it's not about whether or not this stuff goes on. This is a much bigger issue of which she is now. Justifiably the focus absolutely absolutely. She apologized on tv on monday She says in draper story that she tried to directly apologize. Maria taylor she's quoted. Same retailer has chosen not to respond to these offers which is completely fair and a decision. I respect. I wanna dig in. I got five things thing number. One is let us dig into the corporate. Espn response to was. I cannot underline enough that this happened one year ago one year ago and the comments is draper. Reports were circulated very quickly. Espn even up to the executive level..
"maria taylor" Discussed on Channel 33
"L. o. Media consumers bryan curtis and david shoemaker of the ringer here along with erica savante. This is a special edition of the press box devoted to the espn story. That everybody's talking about david is aaron. Nba finals. Actually going on right now. Because i don't know about you but i've just been watching the pre-game show on the sidelines. That's that's where my attention has been focused because as kevin draper reported in the new york times earlier this week espn host. Rachel nichols who is white. Made a disparaging comment about espn host. Maria taylor who is black last year when that came to light nichols was pulled from sidelined duty for the nba finals and replaced by maliki andrews nichols's daily tv show. The jump did not air on tuesday. It was back on wednesday. And you. And i talk about a lot of minor. Grade media tempests and little bits of intrigue at newspapers and tv stations win. Somebody is being yanked off the air during a marquis event like the nba finals. That's when you know this is an incredibly big story and what was said was incredibly wounding because man. That does not happen very often. Yeah i think you know with the espn. Sometimes it's most informative with any big company like that but espn is. We'll be talking about a lot sometimes. It's informative. I frankly to look at what they do in the in a vacuum it actually look at what they do in the absence of them really having a point of view because it's hard to imagine them having a real strong point of view on a lot of stories such as this and what they're doing is reacting to what other other people's reactions right. I mean. they clearly felt pressure from inside the house. Tim take this kind of step. Which is like you said. Really extreme and and frankly a little bit surprising. Yeah i just think we will get to this as we as we kind of go through the various details of this but one thing people should remember as everything we're talking about here happened last year in terms of the comments made one year ago and it's now in twenty twenty one summer of two thousand twenty one that we're seeing the reaction which is goes to your point about espn reacting to what's in public more than what actually happened within their own building or should we say on a server inside their own building all right. Here's the backstory. If you've not followed this go for july thirteen. Twenty twenty rachel nichols is sitting in a hotel room in orlando florida or around. Orlando florida because this is back. When the nba was doing its postseason. Bubble and nichols is on the phone with adam. Mendelson who is lebron james's media adviser and by the way. I think we should talk about him before. This podcast is over. Now on this phone call nichols is not happy because she's just gotten some bad news from espn management. She's not going to be hosting the pre and post game shows during the nba finals. That gig is going to go to maria. taylor a rising star at the company. Okay so nichols wanted to host. The nba finals be the host which is basically the second best job other than calling the nba finals. That job went to somebody else to maria. Taylor now nichols is in the hotel room. And she says this to atom mendelssohn. I wish maria taylor all the success in the world. She covers football. She covers basketball 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 for me or taking my thing away translation. Espn had given maria taylor the job of hosting the nba. Not because of her talent nichols is saying but because they were feeling pressure about their crappy record on diversity now david nichols was saying. This privately. A lot of venting that goes on in the sports media world in private the catch is that nichols had a video camera in her room that she was using to do remote hits on. Espn because again. This is the bubble. We're not supposed to see anybody. And his kevin draper writes in the new york. Times quote. Unbeknown to nichols. Her video. camera was on and the call was being recorded to a server at espn's headquarters in bristol connecticut. Private call is suddenly on a server back at corporate. Hq now someone back at espn watches downloaded video of nichols talking about a colleague. They record it with their own camera. And now this comment that nichols made about retailer is being passed around the company so i really five things. I want us to attack but we should probably say something about the comment itself before we go on it. I know it's obvious. But i just want to make sure we do.
"maria taylor" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"If they if a company like that once you they will pay you sort of whatever it takes to get you. If a company like that want certain rights they just paid the nfl billions of dollars like they'll they'll get it all this money sort of fungible and and and you can sort of you know put it into the style and then really quickly as far as each. I'm with you guys on this I think i would. Honestly i would try to rake them for as much cash as i could and i would go to work every day Being a good teammate sort of you know and like sort of in person but in the back of my mind i would always sort of basically think that nobody in managing really has my back here and so i would just do my job to the best of my abilities with the larger sort of thought that like ultimately i have no invested. You know i'm. I'm not invested in this place beyond just being worker and then i would have my agents or or thinking. Maria cases manager Look elsewhere in the next two to three years for the the next. I don't think i could ever. If i'm a retailer in particular i don't think i could ever trust. Espn management again. I'll just be honest. Like i would take. I would take their money for sure. But i could never. I can never truly trust them. That's sort of how i look and the other thing. Richard is the story in the new york. Post said that she was they were going to offer her between one two million dollars a year. I believe she's worth a hell of a lot more that very honestly i don't i don't like on the first to admit i don't know what her current contract is. I don't know what she is honestly offered. I just know that again. Town office has a lot of discretion. And there's always money to be had. Sorry jane now. That's that's that's just what i wanted to say the other thing. I wanted to say if she weren't a black woman in this industry but she you know i think i. I don't think there would be a question as to her worth. I think she that she would be getting that. This wouldn't be the story that it is. I you know i always wonder whether or not race and identity are going to make it. Feel like she doesn't deserve as much as she actually deserves and so i'm always on guard about that. You're worth what they'll pay like. You know like some people will say like. I'm not worth what the athletics paying me. You're probably right. Like i don't know or some people will say you're underpaid. Yeah you're probably right. I mean like it but you have to but you realize also jet though. It's it's it's it's subjective based on based on either the company or the person evaluating what the salary as the country's seem to believe in free market principles until it comes to paying talented players. But i also think that you have to take into effect that black women and women of color have particularly been devalued in the market. Have you look at the way. People have been paid traditionally. You're gonna you know. Oh well she doesn't have a family. He has a family so we have to pay more. we are still dealing with the tendrils of those inequities particularly comes into play. When you have a young woman like maria taylor who is a black woman in this industry she is going to be fighting against not only the upper management her colleagues for a place of espn. She's also going to be fighting against all of those traditional ideas about what a black woman is worth. And so i just wanna point out. She's worth a hell of a lot more than one to two million dollars. And i hope he has fan peyser. That's why it was also like that's why also so pernicious i know that mendelssohn doesn't actually have any power when it comes to contract negotiations from the management side of espn. But that's some of his comments to rachel in that tape. Were were so pernicious. Just the dismissive -ness of him having to deal with me too and black lives matter. The idea that this is an inconvenience. Instead of something that systemically we need to correct both industry and in this country and both of those movements can speak to how people women and black women like maria. Taylor have been devalued. So i think that it's it's it's just really. It's really unfortunate but it's also not like we shouldn't be surprised that this is the conversation we're having because this is just this is just where we are. Yeah and again. the. I think they'll here's what i would say from my experience and again my experience as a white male in this business needs absolutely nothing to this conversation just quite frankly does the only thing perspective i can add is in most of my jobs. I've had to sort of negotiate salary if that's even the white word. I benefited from the person on the other side Being someone who sort of vouched for me or vetted for me Usually that person was a in in the circumstance negotiate. A white male for instance. When i took the job in canada i had at the time. The co host of my show co host of my show bomb accounts most famous scattered sports broadcaster in canada. He was the one who told management to like. I want this guy. Get the sky pay and what we have to pay like. Those are the kinds of things that like. you know. that the mandelson's a world ser- no that that's the reality of the situation and if you have you know somebody in management who has the power to pay you like. This is where. I've talked about. Jane like all those dollar figures are bullshit because ultimately someone can make the decision to go over budget. You know someone can make the decision to pay you x. an quite frankly jimmy Taro decided that. Maria taylor was where ten million dollars she would get ten million dollars. There is no. There is no such thing as cost cutting in that situation. You know what i'm saying like it's all our it's maybe arbitrary is not the right word but it's all subjective is all ultimately decided by on human beings could be bellamy. Let's end with this if you were. Espn management and god. Help you if you are on thinking user. Yeah well i'm saying. I don't know if can meet them. Wants to summer summer in connecticut all the time on the beach. She always strikes me as new york city. So like what do you think could be done here to on no to to to to to do your best over the next two to three years to within the nba circus to make this work. Like even someone who writes about this like me like i don't know what the perfect solution is like. You're gonna split india countdown again. Like who's going to get the the studio hosting like how is there. Do you see a way out of this to like at least calm the waters here and to maybe get to a better place with all these towns. I mean even before this entire controversy. Espn put itself in a difficult position. By splitting countdown and the jump rate. So so that in itself is a problem that they do have to reconcile..
"maria taylor" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"More and you get to know them a little bit more but i think also that you know it. Journalism has become much more of an access game than you and richard might be comfortable with Where it is very much about trading information. You know adam mendelssohn by knowing what the political jesse like i'm certain Good adamson gets a lot of value out of knowing who the players are already. Espn right and he's got he's got. He's got major figures that he wraps. And that's that's how he makes his living. So i you know there's there's value and again i'm i'm i'm a realist here. Like this stuff happens. But there's value on both sides here like average someone both both sides of this equation of getting something out of this. Yes but none of it has to do with journalism and none of it has to do with being reporter. And so i mean again i can. Can i go through my index of every conversation. I've ever had an agent and say for sure that nothing like that has come up now. I could. I couldn't say that for sure but at the same time i recognize that it is that is a gray area when it comes to a conversation that you're having with a source because it's not about them it's about you and you're giving them information that is i mean it seems like it's not something that. Espn would want her to talk about and you know what he is. Being wants is not necessarily the beginning of the end of your job as journalists but at the same time you know there that is proprietary information when it comes to the chessboard. At espn one. Ask you In the new york times piece In espn spokesperson declined to make jimmy petar available for an interview. What what's jimmy petar owes role here in terms of speaking out and I mean nobody is required to speak to the new york times. But that's a strategic decision by the head of espn not to Publicly sort of say something here or publicly sort of indicate. Like here's here's our you know. Here's our plan for this. Here's what we think about this That was i. Don't wanna say interesting sort of such a boring word but it's it's a. It's a strategic decision by by disney. I don't even know if it's espn this but disney public relations not to make the person who ultimately is responsible for this mess in my opinion that. That's that's your job is to is to figure out how to make these sort of talents work a strategic decision not to talk publicly. I wonder how you saw. Yeah it's it's certainly a choice and you're right that jimmy guitar is an obligated to comment on this but i think to me it says a lot about either him or espn or disney pr. Not knowing quite what to say or quite how to handle this what the correct play here would be. I also think about kind of the juxtaposition of jimmy Taro and john skipper his predecessor. Who was rightfully lauded. For years. For being a champion of women and black women and people of color on camera and at espn. And it's it's interesting. Jimmy doesn't have that same reputation and it's interesting that he wouldn't want to come out and kind of firm himself as that champion or as an ally or at least just to clean up a little bit of this mess like you said. He's he's responsible for is the person at the top so Yeah i think that this just kind of the decision not to comment on this screams of not having any idea what the right play is or what you know what would assuage all all the sides here instead of really just what would be the right thing to do or say. Can i just add to that. Espn management had a year to try to figure out how to manage the situation and they did not do it. Up to the point of the end of maria taylor's contract in the middle of the nba finals. I mean this is a situation that much. Like naomi asaka not wanting to address the media at roland garros earlier this year. This is a situation that should have been caught much earlier and its solution. Found negotiation made to make sure that all parties were comfortable at a so that when the crucial moment arrives it doesn't all blow up and that is exactly what's happened and i think it's interesting that this is gonna look bad for both rachel nichols as we say. It's not gonna do. Maria taylor any favors in future contract negotiations. Even though i think the public is much on her side. And but who isn't gonna look bad in this i mean espn management it's a faceless entity. Those guys are still going to be able to get their tee times at their golf courses. They're still going to be able to get the reservations at the rest of their still going to be able to make their mortgages to people who are the decision makers are going to face no real consequences going forward and listen. You've you've made a great point. I mean the the consequences. They'll face are just bad optics. But here's the reality of this. How catastrophically bad have you handled the situation where you had a year to sort of figure something out and it ends up on the front page of the new york times website like that is just so that is such a horrific management where you allow the situation to start to fester like leading talent like i mean i am a as pro talent as as gets you know probably to my detriment because i think you see where a lot of management leaks go But how do you at a certain point like your job is to like sit people down in a room right like just say like we're going to make this work. What's iron out all our differences here in this room. So it's on the top of espn's management jimmy Taro in norby williamson level. It's on the nba coordinating producer level. And then. it's it's on everybody. Who sort of is is part of this bleep. Show to be very honest to like sort of let it get to wear like this story gets to you know the most influential newspaper arguably in the world and this probably interesting debate that all three of us could add is as to whether like you know. Is it a story. Is you know what i'm trying to say. No is the tabloid story but the fact that it got there is just is is. I can't say it's mind boggling. Because a lot of times. Espn is very reactive. As you guys know as opposed to proactive. So there's a couple more things i wanted. hit on.
"maria taylor" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"This is true of all businesses. Where the relationship between you and someone with juice often matters more than your own talents. That didn't new sort of your own merits but let me get to Something jane roe which which draw on twitter. Which kind of struck me. And she wrote about kerry champion michael smith and jemele hill and she said all three thriving outside of the espn and here is the point that that Thought was really interesting. Should all spoke honestly about race when it served the network and after found their career trajectories their diminished having been at. Espn fiber taylor. It'd be very aware of this especially as it came time to sign a new contract. She at espn's back at a crucial time last summer. But it's a question of whether providing a real voice in reporting will be rewarded when the crisis passes jane. What where you're thinking about when you tweeted that out. Yeah i think that you know. I look around at the black colleagues that i've had at. Espn who are some are still at the company and many are not and you know many of them you know journal Michael and kerry but then also just seeing andersen our jim. Trotter mike kill has has Did video yesterday talking about his experience. And i think all of them felt like their willingness to speak out when the company needed to have a credible black voice on cultural issues for different things that were being covered whether it was colin kaepernick. George floyd or anything like that That they were willing to do that. And they used their credibility for the company and then when it came time for that loyalty to be returned or at least or even that respect to be returned that really kind of wasn't and You know and that the the political winds of change and that people had move to a different issue and so putting yourself out there. Which i think it's in some ways kind of an unnatural you. I think you know or at least my experience. I can speak in my experience. I knew when i was talking about domestic violence and covering those issues that it was helpful for espn to have a woman in that position. And i also knew that it was point. I also suspected that it was going to damage career for all that i'd become defined by that issue and that it would be difficult for me to move on and i very much tried to cover other things and and continue to do the work on domestic violence. But i found that once. Espn decided it wasn't so interested in covering that anymore. That affected my trajectory. And i think so. I'm extrapolating a bit. But given the conversations that i've had with carrie michael jamal and just seeing a And others there. I get the sense that that there's similar feeling that That espn doesn't doesn't that again. It may maybe it's the you know the next it becomes somebody else's espn right and that the new prevailing ethos is not interested in elevating those voices any. But nobody ever tells you when you're at espn. They all tell you you're doing a great job. And i kind of think that we can see this a bit with maria taylor and rachel nichols and i imagine that both of them have people who are telling them that they're going to be the host or that they deserve this position or that you know something is coming for them. All they have to do is xyz or otherwise. Why would someone feel like they're entitled to a position. And i do think that's where people kind of get hitting one another is this idea of you. Don't know everything that's happening is happening behind closed doors. You don't have access to and so it's very difficult to know where you stand or where you're going to stand in six months even though you get the sense very much that people are already making those decisions. They really good point. The commute them. What you just respond to jane but again the one thing that i've always noted When it comes to espn. And i think this is probably true of other sports. Networks is honor talent who have direct communication or direct paths to the decision makers in that company have longer more fruitful bigger contracts Times those lines can be direct. Where the town on. Air talent has a direct relationship with the bullets. Hit the president or they have a very powerful agent who Who a direct relationship with you know the inner leaders of espn and and that's how they almost manage up. They underserved do a really good job of a managing above them. And i know. I respect with james coming from because you're just sort of a even a well paid on air talent who just doesn't have those lines of communications. You're almost sort of playing in a in a different world than than those other people but But i did. Mitch be what your thoughts are to what changes said. Yeah i mean to your to your point about access in about those kinds of connections. I mean i learned that after the fact. And that's one of those things where i remember very vividly when i first joined. Espn having i was reached out to by an agent at a and i didn't know anything about this world. I didn't know really what an agent did whether it was necessary whether it was worth the cost all of that and i asked one of my colleagues who was a white woman on air personality at. Espn no longer at the company. And she basically said that agents are necessary. You don't really need one or not worth the price all of that. She had an agent. And i later found out. She was negotiating her contract at the time so there was a little bit of a conflict in the advice that she gave me but it does. It does make a huge difference to have that person in the room like when you work at. Espn having an agent pays for itself just by having someone in the talent office for you. a nobody really tells you that when you get there so i do think that that you know. That's a huge part of these conversations. Another thing to what to what jane said is that. Espn is such a sprawling place and has such high level talent across the board that it can trot out you know a bunch of very respected black voices when diversity matters and when they need to When they need to present this front of having this commitment to diversity they do this. They do the same thing with high level women's talent especially when it comes to tennis coverage for example you know rightfully so. Espn is praised for having a lot of women who cover tennis and who cover other sports as well. But that doesn't it can't stop there. I think that that's really what what this kind of issue is coming down to two. Jane's point you know you talk about jamal and kerry and michael smith and going down down the line. I think one of the things that we've seen is not just that you know some of these voices are brought out to present this front but also that there just isn't institutional support or protectionism when you when you know that you're you're you're bringing out you know black voices to talk about race or to talk about colin kaepernick or something like that that there's going to be some kind of pushback some kind of backlash from the from the public and that they deserve to have some kind of institutional support and i always think about when the six when jamal and michael debuted on sports center and be immediate reaction from from from viewers was. Oh this is black sportscenter or you know this is this is this is just part of. Espn being the wo- crowd or something like that. And i. i don't know. I didn't hear any kind of pushback from espn or any kind of commitment to what this show could have been or was supposed to be beyond that. 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"maria taylor" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show
"Want is weird as it is to say you want him to leave because that means that he has had great success yeah and inevitably take your pick of whomever i mean. You could probably rattle off the ten schools. That would be paid him something that missouri has can't and also missouri just isn't and hasn't been yet. Yeah so that's but yeah. I hear what you're saying whereas if he's leaving that's giving mizzou g. that means mizzou did something. And that's the top spot would be if he left for not analysis you alabama kind of thing south carolina and saw the exactly. Yeah that's a lateral move with. Actually that's that's the kind of alec the detrimental whereas a forward move would be possibly think if you were so. This is the the stock buying things. I think people get confused when i start talking about buying stocks part of buying stocks. Also where they're priced. So i think if you ask the people on the sec network college football coach and the sec who you would buy right now. I think they would all say eli drink quits. They might go. What about nick. Sabin nick sabin is like you know if this were draftkings like fifteen thousand dollars on top of it five years from now nick saban's not coaching was likely. So you know no that's that's a projection of the value and it's also what you can acquire the asset for any lie. Drink wits. relatively speaking has a great deal of projected value and is relatively speaking in the sec. Inexpensive and And i think people see him for what he's doing on the recruiting trail which is a huge part of the job and also engaging fan base and going this guy is going to be a star that oh to me. That's the answer but with that is a missouri fan. And you're in the sec. I think we'd all acknowledge not in the top tier of the sec. Football programs would love to see somebody who would argue that point. But whatever maybe we'll chiming with gangster pete and we might be able to find that that That that's you know. That's that's the that's the cost of it but like you said it's the lateral move. It's the south carolina. That kind of thing i think in some way missouri fans would be. You know like you know like okay. Well shit we lost. Somebody went to alabama it again. i'm keep using alabama. I don't think that's georgia ellison kind of thing. Oh man yeah. I don't know about the ole miss thing. I don't know about the illness thing. I don't know about the illness thing but georgia lsu alabama four. Burn florida just get it. It's still going to smart but you get it and then you know. Inevitably these coaches are asked. What are you going to. you know. Be new units. Stay gonna stay. What can they say. They're always in that weird spot canton not. I mean they're in this tough spot. And if they're in a position to increase their income by like third or fifty percent and they're going to see if that's their gold coach. A place of that caliber with the history. Missouri can't do that now. You can create your own history. And i think that's what he's selling right now and i think that's why he's having the success that thing exactly that. Yeah you can just be a guy in tuscaloosa or a guy in gainesville guy and athens or yeah in baton rouge or a guy in college station but you can be a legend. Yeah you can. Because essentially what joe madden was selling to free agents in two thousand sixteen with the cubs or twenty fifteen with the cubs new era exactly and so i get that so i listen i wanna make it clear. I don't want to be right But i'm going to be right so you have to understand that so if anybody wants the action i just we just have to have an independent arbitrator Determine the wager. i will take all action on this. I guess i'll cap it at a certain half starting boy. I don't think we're gonna get to that elvis and get to that point. I need to have some liquidity. Can't be jokai. But i but but up to a certain point i really will take the action because as far as i'm concerned it's a sure thing but i just know missouri fans don't like to hear it and it's not coming from a place of like i don't want it. I want him to have success. I want him to have success. And i think there's a great chance based on the recruits. He's getting he's going to have success. The problem is when you start getting the caliber of recruits that he is getting to come to columbia missouri around the sec. Who's this guy. And then if he can get a signature win and there is a chance that they get out of september undefeated. Yep and now they're in the polls plus they got the recruiting thing and they're talking about them you know and you know you're getting high-profiled opportunities on sec. You know they're talking about you on finebaum the and he's the guy and inevitably not. Everybody can have a great year in the sec in particular the sec west tennessee can only hire so many football coaches so they try. So it's probably going to be the sec west. I suppose it could be clemson. Swinney went to tuscaloosa. Know if you wanna go to glamorous program that wouldn't be in the sec for day. i don't think he's going big ten I don't think he's going pac ten. No no he winco right. Isn't striking right exactly. So i'm trying to stem trying to stick and where i think the reasonable plays would be. and so. that's what i'm saying. I think but it's a cost you. It's the it's a problem you want to have. It's just a problem that you fear missouri. Fans were not freaking out about frank. Eighth going anywhere you know but after they got to. The elite eight with mike anderson was the suitcase mike anderson thing they were freaking out about quin snyder. You know But pinkel just always came off as the guy. He's just not going anywhere. And that's that's that's what his personality was. Andy wasn't going anywhere so there. It is wrapping up on that. We just talked sports. We really did talk sports awesome. We broke it down. I guess we can talk sports. That's the nice thing too. That's a nice thing to know that we have in our whole star. I'd send in some poor next week. That team at inside st l. Dot com tmc k. e. r. n. a. n. at inside st l. dot com. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making it. Possible ryan kelly. The home loan expert dot com mark hanna. Evergreen wall strategies evergreen s. t. l. dot com. Seth gold camp designer heating and cooling designer service dot com james. Carlton called state farm insurance agency. Carlton insurance dot net Who've i left out. Jamie burke cards And achiever card and clayton patterson among saint louis acura dot com alton toyota dot com and jim rogers restoration. One of central. Saint louis dot com. Thank you all. Thank action jackson for action jackson. 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"maria taylor" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show
"Soon yeah doors. you're on yeah a little high. I think he would actually be more while respecting columbia if he like shat the bed and didn't do well then if he is super successful. Moves onto another sec school. Like if he just didn't do great as a coach and they fire them be like like. No one hates anderson. I realized mizzou basketball isn't the same but it didn't you went to missouri. Yeah people hate bury odem. No i don't think they sam looking at drink which is like a more glamorous mike anderson You know that's how i'm i'm looking at it. As obviously mike anderson didn't have the personality drink was has And the way mike anderson actually did exit specifically made it all worse That was that was a bad situation right. So but but that's what i'm talking about with it and i think right now. Missouri fans are on this high albeit not from games but from recruiting and then the stuff he does on social media Which i guess is the game. You have to play now. Which is you know it's just it's it's selling if you don't necessarily believe the salesman and i don't believe the salesman and it's just it's yeah you know i don't believe the salesman i for the moment i met and gary pinkel. I was like and i wasn't expecting it. I remember when we were covering the the coaching search back in guest. Two thousand two thousand one whenever it was. And i'm like who the fuck led a beat penn state at. I was his thing that god had to settle for coach toledo anise. But i met my. I remember coming back. Came over in saying that people came v safar doug volun- our editors and produce i go. I don't know this guy. There's something different about this one hundred percent but just but that's a different guy that doesn't mean there's only one way to get into the end zone so drink which thing might be thinking i gary pinkel wasn't going anywhere. I remember asking him about that. I remember asking him about by like he was so still torn up about having to say goodbye to his players at toledo toledo to go to a big twelve school at the time. I'm like there's something different about this guy and by the way people being ambitious and eli drink. What's if he were offered at ron's job in a year or two and taking it. I wouldn't be like what's he doing. Yeah i get it. Man budget that they're working with and baton rouge versus colombia. Operation is different deal. I get it. But i do think sometimes fans and this isn't limited to missouri missouri may be a little more high on the hypersensitive side of the scale. Get their hearts. Ripped out when coaches leave because not only did the coach who you're buying into left but then it also is kind of a holding up the mirror to the state of the program and if the one i use last week or two weeks going over we talked about it was bielema going from wisconsin. Arkansas show every wisconsin's going were better arkansas. What the fuck is he doing. Yeah you know. I think there was more to it than just straight wisconsin. Arkansas my premise. I mean like the haith tulsa thing totally different deal. Yeah considering all the circumstances. So that's i want to reiterate what my premises. Yeah and i also want to say make this crystal clear. I hope i am wrong. Because of his if he is still viewed in july twenty twenty six as he's viewed in july twenty twenty one. then that means some great shit has happened. No doubt you know what i mean. Yeah no doubt. But i i mean god if there was a place i could bet it if anybody wants it i'm in. We'll even give some semblance of odd. It's not like ten to one. But i'll give something i'll give you know. I'll make you buy plus one twenty or something So bet like a thousand twelve hundred. And i realize it's like tough to determine i suppose i think we would. All agree mike. Anderson is not well respected by missouri. Fans right now. No okay so i think that this is something we all be able to to come away from but he just one. What would anymore conference saint. John's is in right now. But i think he's coach of the year in that conference today. Yeah i think they are they. They might be ten a big. The big east has changed about. I know that was a big time. I will say to play devil. Go do it do it for you. I is the one thing where people are like buying into away did last year. I can put it down to one moment it stopping. Lsu four times on the goal line to win the game to me that you can't take that away to me. That means the players have bought into what he's preaching like guys who do. Maybe i never played football my life. I know from any sport. I play if you're gonna dig deep like that because it is so difficult to stop teams from right there one yard. Yeah it's so difficult. But if you especially in a season where you kind of know yara lost alabama. You got a bunch of other. Sec schools coming down the pipe. His isn't necessarily make or break anything. But if you believe in your coach and you believe in what he can do and you go stop. Lsu four times to win this game not only. Does the players feel that. But i think the fans feel it and from that moment on people like okay. Maybe this drink guy can be. He was also kinda came in underplayed because people probably heard the higher like who. Who's the drink with. But then when they see something like that like a a definable moment like that. I think they're tune changes a little bit. I'll accept that. I get it i you can't you have not okay. They they could have been playing one of their random. September opponents september punches like most college football programs by the way and done that first and goal from the one doesn't matter do it against lsu yeah Even though that wasn't the twenty nine hundred. Lsu was incredibly impressive. The issue i have is the way that thing finished because it did have great momentum even lsu wasn't you know what else he was eight months earlier. It's like then how do you. How do you explain away. The way the thing wrapped up in it wrapped up really poorly. But i know there are a lot of injuries and obviously had people in and out with covert. It was just a different deal. Is my my my premises. It's not that he can't coach. i wanted it. I don't know what he has done yet for me for me. Anyway as a coach to make people like this guy is an i. I don't to me. I haven't seen that yet But that doesn't mean that it's not there. He might be an incredible coach and maybe he will be is gone a shed. I'm gonna. I'm gonna spot where i'm worshiped in the state of missouri. Yup and i go to alabama. And i gotta replace nick. Not say that he's going alabama place nick sabin but i go to. Lsu and the expectation is national championship than in the sec west. Yeah with alabama and auburn and one of the others might have a decent team and you could lose to them and now you're am and holy shit the seek it's a lot hotter a lot quieter absolutely and those just depends on what you want. Itis he strikes me. I don't even think the guys. I think said this last week. He's not forty ed I just think he's a guy who's who's climbing. Which by the way. There's nothing wrong with it. It's just it's kind of like quinn when quinn had equity. I know the the history now. Is you know the disaster. That was the end of the quin thing but initially it was all he's going to be gone he's going to be gone. Which is why. I think i asked pinkel about it. And shit quinn was only. I can one in one or two seasons at that point. It's only been around while you know and so there was a little bit of insecurity amongst missouri fans at that time. And that's why and he's like that's not yeah and he wasn't an but that's him. Those guys are rare. He also was older when he was hired. Different deal had a family. You know not the drink with doesn't let's young family so that's where i'm coming from so but it's the it's the cost of having success. You.
"maria taylor" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"Would wonder that. Would maybe accused them of that. It happens a lot we see. God knows it's you see it on. Tv and a network seat and whatever newspaper jobs. i mean. I want sat with a editor. The boston herald going through resumes. And all he wanted to do was hire a black guy really know he is way he was a good guy. His i was in the right place. He was a good liberal. Said i really want. But you know i gotta find. He was trying to find one and we were sitting around him and he was going through it all and saying we got and there was nothing no one objected to it. We decided offensive. It's the way the world i mean there's actual laws affirmative action in place at big companies. They want to hire minorities for certain positions at at certain compass. Hell at most companies. They want to do it. It's it's i guess you can't you're not supposed to say it it. Just post to quietly. Acknowledge it but you can't say it out loud. She said it out loud it this call that she made mendelssohn. Yeah it must have been extremely uncomfortable for her. When she found out it was recorded it was being passed around the espn offices for close to a year. Everybody was waiting for it to get sent to a media outlet a news outlet to help maria taylor and hurt rachel nichols she must have had some sleepless nights wondering what exactly she said how she said it and when it would appear and what effect it would have. Its tawdry to think you take private. Call the woman who did it. They got the women who admitted she leaked. It recorded it and pass it around the office. She was dismissed by espn. Maria taylor is smart. She didn't her fingerprints on on it. Clearly i'm just gonna come to my conclusion. She's behind this. It helps her immensely. In fact. I think it wins the negotiation for her. Well her mom her agent. You know that so she. Her mom probably did the leaking. That won't right someone close to where it's probably covered a tracks. She denied she denied. She leaked it. Nobody believes her is a cold blooded. Move this private call with. Rachel nichols and adam. Mendelssohn was leaked to the new york times just as maria taylor negotiations with. Espn hit the eleventh hour. She's contracts up at a couple of weeks. It's i think our contract's up when like the night of game. Six of the final so she. She's got good timing. She's got real leverage. She's got the the current climate cultural climate working in her favor. And maybe she had a bad day in negotiations. As you said that's it let's leak it. They call the new york times. They sent them the tape. It's a private call. It's uncomfortable to hear it's uncomfortable to listen to. It's really. I'm going to say it's not great. Not a great look for rachel nichols or for mendelssohn by the way lebron's asia who says he's sick of metoo and black lives matter visit lebrons guy. That's not good for him. Either but i have to say there were call between then were called with me like a friend of mine or even me and you. It'd be much worse. i'd be swearing every other word. We'd be making fun of people would be. I mean that's what you do when you talk to your friends and we'd be saying you know of course. Maria taylor is getting promoted and featured partially because of her race. of course. why are we denying that why we pretending that's not the current way of the world. She didn't say anything irrational unreasonable. Insane offensive i mean. It's it's uncomfortable because she's kind of snappy and snow yet but is there anything there that you'd say god that's -rageous she's a fraud she's a phony she's a liar. I mean i could think of much worse thing. Someone could say in a private call. Yeah this isn't so bad. You wanna let's do it. Let's hear it. Yes is that's her them retailer said she's good. She's covers football and she says you know good for good luck you know. Find it somewhere else in other words. You're not coming after my job. Unfortunately she was she is. She got her job but this maria taylor is such a premadonna again. She's thirty four years old. Nobody i mean. Ninety eight percent of the american public doesn't even know she is and she's demanding eight million not only that she won't allow rachel nichols. The most prominent nba sideline reporter at the network to appear on the show with her. I mean again. I mean you got to you have to like rachel nichols is probably the only threat right so you got to cut that off. You gotta make sure that there's no one there threat. That's fine if she doesn't want to but why doesn't he boss say too bad maria she's going to appear on the show. Just suck it up. You can hate her if you want. Lots of people hate l. I know lots of radio shows where they had two people on the show and they hated each other and they succeeded together for years Mike francesa and chris russo hated eddie. Dale hated each other. I mean and they had a great show together and it was four hours a day five days a week. This they want. Rachel nichols to appear with maria. Taylor for like a minute and a half two minutes. And she says no. He has the leverage they have showed she's featured on the show occasionally but it's recorded. Yes not allowed to appeal. Live so maria taylor is demanding eight million dollars a year and she's calling the shots on who will appear on her show. It's like it's like she's ellen degeneres she's you know some big star. She's whatever barbara. Walters or something mentioned making the call. The shots maria taylor. Yeah i don't know why. But she has more leverage. I don't i don't know but she war against Rachel nichols she's awesome was she hasn't yet but you're she's about to his were. Rachel nichols loses. Be on this call. And i think you know where i'm going i mean i have no sympathy for rachel nichols at all. She's still got a job she's probably making whatever couple of million i. It's a good time to be. You know she she she. She complains about the treatment of minorities including women at espn. What hell you talking about. You're a big star. You're making a lot of money. And you're saying that they have some bias against females or against african americans. What what even a year ago. That was that's crazy even a year ago. That that's that's nuts but anyway you know it's like the number one criteria the number one qualification. Now is you have to check some box whether you're female or african american or they want that they really want to celebrate diversity. Espn that's one of the reasons. Rachel nichols has been advanced has been promoted now. She's getting lapped by the gold medal winner. The woke olympics. And she doesn't like it. So i have no sympathy for but he was talking about what she's talking about the climate espn and the way they treat women and minority. She said those same people who are like generally white conservative male trump. Voters is part of the reason. I've had a hard time at. Espn basically finally just outworked. Everyone for so long that they had to recognize it. I don't want. I don't want to then be victim of them trying to play catch up for the same damage that affected me in the first place. You know what. I mean. So i'm trying to be nice so this woman this again. Why she's got no real support in this is blaming white conservative male trump voters at espn for holding her down. The people who are now about to sign rich assign maria tail rate million a year and make her a star. The people who are who are not going to fire ritual nichols or suspend or anything white. Can i just tell you toronto. How many white male conservative trump voters work in bristol bristol at..
"maria taylor" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Espn made the decision to move. Maria taylor into the host of countdown. And of course rachel nichols was not happy. That was her job And so in the bubble rachel nichols was inner hotel room and of course you have cameras in your room that you do. Your hits from and rachel nichols was off camera but didn't realize camera was recording in the feed was live and she was on the phone with someone who you know is in i can i say. He's in lebron james's circle. I think he runs. I don't want to say pr for lebron's group. But he is his name. Is adam mendelssohn. He's a longtime advisor of lebron and rich paul. So he's in. That crew and rachel nichols talking to him about the situation retailer and you know she makes some comments that depending on your point of view and robin. I have discussed this. We kinda see them slightly different. But this is what rachel nickell said. I wish maria taylor all the success in the world. She covers football. She covers basketball. If you need to give her one more thing to do or 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 like gopher it just find it somewhere else. You're not going to find it for me or taking my thing away so she sang a lot there right. She saying yeah. Espn you guys have screwed up and been done diversity very poorly over the years i get it. Just don't take. Don't give them retailer something out of my plate. Don't have her eat mine and of course that's what he is being did. And depending on how you view the comments you either think rachel nichols is racist or rachel nichols hates maria taylor or something else now i guess my big takeaway is. It's a shoulder shrug no big deal but the problem is that you know she was being recorded. 'cause they're camera was live multiple people. I guess saw the feed coming through it. Espn somebody put on the record on their phone and then they started to senate around. Somebody sent it to maria taylor people send it to. Espn heads blah blah blah and. It's like whoa. Nellie and all of a sudden is just these to hate each other and Maria taylor felt like she was being aggrieved and rob. I guess from there..
"maria taylor" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"In culver city on the couple of fox sports radio guy was brother. I'm really passionate about this. You know what i don't like about it is it's it's it's another woman holding another woman back and talking about maria taylor's privilege she didn't have any privilege and to say. Oh she just got it because he's black like affirmative action thing. It's a token black. Maria taylor worked her ass off to get where she was college. Game day ceylon reporting volleyball. I love rachel. Nichols i love maria taylor but this is wrong. Linda cohn say anything when when she didn't get other gigs that other reporters got or suzy. Colbert into complain about that. Or at least assaulter. They all uplifted each other. You guys are in prominent positions of and you've lifted young black men coming up in the business. And i just don't like what rachel did. She had an opportunity to mention something like that. You know what this is going to be a great teachable moment for her. I'm happy for her. That maria worth thing. I got the jump they bill. I don't forget and kevin. Your point is well taken because she came back from. Espn from from cna. Chris remember she had a show. That didn't do well right right. And they built that show a five day a week. Mba show. they'd never had. That never had that you absolutely right. never had. And she's not an anchor. I mean right right. He's a reporter and she you know so. They built that around for her. No doubt hank and chesapeake virginia. You're on the odd couple of fox sports radio. What's up. hank. Gentlemen i tell you man. I'm a fifty five year old white male. So i've seen a lot of things in my lifetime but one of the things that i noticed when i watch like the local news or even the weather channel or even any of these shows nobody has more power.
"maria taylor" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"Can i go on and on and on about all of the work put in and as soon as we get a job the only reason we get it. Forget about my damn master's degree or forget about that. I got accepted to nyu in the phd program. Chris none of that matters. You know what i mean. Well you know. I just had you know as the black lives matter so they just have to put a black post in that gig. Really right really right i. I'm with you rob. I agree with everything you say. And like you said we both know rachel. I've never known rachel to you. Know i've never had any issues with her in any way but racially never seen anything from her or heard anything you know. I mean we've been cool. Like i like rachel but as you said this was disappointing and beyond that because you you spelled that out so clearly. It was just factually incorrect right. It was just flat out wrong. And there's been a habit at happening from the network all right so you say maria taylor only was getting the job because she was black basically that. Espn was feeling pressure to you. Know have a black person on the show okay. Let me let me think. I used to be on the nba countdown. Show and three of when i was on the nba countdown show for the nba finals. In two thousand twelve three of the four holes. We're black myself magic johnson. Michael wilpon were black and john kerry was white. That's pretty good diversity. Why would he. Espn feel pressure then. Who hosted the finals. Stuart scott sewers. Got hosted the finals for years. Sage steele a black female used to do that show and do the nba finals. And even now with take maria taylor off.
"maria taylor" Discussed on Channel 33
"Rachel but i was surprised with a with a few of response to maria taylor's announcement <hes>. I'm not sure that that either of them have the have the wattage to really make that make that seat matter in a way that beatles <unk> <hes> but i do think that there's a chance that that that there's a carryover from the jump that makes that it gives a little bit more weight to the proceedings. I think i agree mostly with everything you said except i would look at a slightly different way almost look at it as a no lose proposition and iran on before the freaking n._b._a. Finals everybody has to watch you sure whether they wanna watch you or not and then you come on after i know like barkley and those guys have sort of reset the template over on turner and they have they can seemingly talk for like nine hours after a game where e._s._p._n. Actually has has to cut to other programming but you don't it's not like i think what that show put on in the last couple years was like this is the minimum <hes> acceptable show for this time slot like this is. This is just not interesting at all. I'm not sitting there waiting for for you know halftime time shows and post game shows and tell me what to think. I really don't watch a ton of them at all but i just think like that that was pretty much that was pretty much like the mendoza line of of the studio so it has to get better. I don't and i and i don't think anybody's going to watch this show because rachel nichols maria taylor color on there because somebody else they'll just they're watching because of lebron james right nobody would nobody watches anybody because the announcers of anything <hes> but i just think that it it's gotta be better and if it that show to me did not feel like it was engaged in day to day n._b._a. They stuff it does not it just did not rachel and company feel like they're engaged in day-to-day n._b._a. Stuff like here are the big stories that and e._s._p._n.'s by the way this is the other thing those those shows are so geared around ex players have been since you and i were born the then you want to jump and there's maybe an ex player to on there but then there's like exactly oh and win horse and those guys and we're like why aren't the big star e._s._p._n. Reporters who know stuff about basketball no stuff about the n._b._a. B._a. Right now won't say basketball because exploration by basketball but no behind the scenes stuff. Why aren't they own the show ever because that makes a lot of people perk up right. Oh okay you can you can have an ex player on there but us what the guy who's going to tell me something for sure so to me sort of building building more of that into it. That would be could make better. I've gotta heading here david t._v. Clip that raises a larger question. What doesn't listen to a stupid for me anderson in cooper's c._n._n. Interview with stephen colbert colbert here is talking about the death of his father and two brothers when he was ten years old..
Zion Williamson, Lakers And NBA discussed on SportsCenter AllNight
"The future of the NBA draft came Thursday night with the New Orleans pelicans zoning. The top pick fresh off their megadeal with the Lakers off loading, Anthony Davis with the first choice. They hope they found their new face of the franchise with the first pick the two thousand nineteen NBA draft the New Orleans pelicans Zion Williamson. Yes, we all expected, and it happens. I Williamson de sensation out of Duke average better than twenty two points in eight boards. Game shot, sixty eight percent in his lone season with the blue devils e was your first overall choice. He is the new franchise icon in the big easy, and he joined Maria Taylor. Well as on the moment we
"maria taylor" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"And so I wanna be a person that continues to come on campus. Like, I am concerned. And so if there's anything that you're trying to do that, you don't feel like you can do or no one's helping you get there. Like, that's what I'm here for. Yeah. So a lot of ways it's like, that's my purpose. You know, this is the winning edge leadership academy. Right. Yep. Sure is so for someone your age to already be so interested in giving back. Why do you think it occurred to you? So early on. I mean, I don't I don't begrudge anyone for needing to get their hustle. I and establish themselves, and then figure out how they can use their voice, and you have gotten to this place of of influence, and you immediately are saying okay, now, I'm I'm reaching back on is it because of that inherent conflict in what you're covering and your experience versus may be. You know, the experiences of others who are who are being you know, made money off of without really benefited. Sure. Yeah. I mean, I think honestly the biggest part is I'm a black female. So to me. It's like I gotta help these young kids that are for the first time showing up in a situation where like you can't just expect a kid from the hood or from the country to show up at Georgia, Clemson or Alabama and assimilate it get it like you just can't. And there needs to be role models in place that look like them and sound like where they came from for them to feel comfortable, even like. Addressing with their dreams and goals could be because honestly, they're just not going to believe certain people or certain situations, and so- instantly like me being on campus. And seeing that I'm like, they went us kids are just so rounded by white people like everyone around and that's in a leadership position. But that is what they are. They have to stare that in the face every single day. And I'm not saying that these there aren't people that are there that want to help them. Why people want to help you to there's plenty of great allies and all these things, but at the end of the day like the distribution that there should be in leadership positions in colleges. It's not good. It's pretty terrible. Like, there's no diversity. There's no inclusion. So my nonprofit strikes to find the balance with both of those things one it's hoping seem athletes reach their goal. But to it's creating a pipeline of candidates that can fill the roles that. I'm seeing, you know missing there needs to be a black female on this staff or that staff, and maybe we can start grooming that kid when their sophomore junior. So they can have a job and help them. Find those entry level position. Because I was never a kid. Like, I didn't my dad couldn't have my dad's me FBI. He couldn't help me. You know, get into sports broadcasting. I I didn't have a way in you kind of have to like five from the outside in. And so now, I happened in I can be an in persona Midi like black and Brown kids like it would be a disservice to everything that I've been given if I didn't immediately start reaching back. Hey, everybody, don't forget to go to ESPN and apple podcasts and subscribe to. That's what she said was Sarah Spain. So you always have the latest episode. Don't forget to rate and review it as well until all your friends. How awesome it is? I can't believe it. That Gerald is presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Look here comes a one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead I know everybody. No, I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance with gyco. You. You Bill projected increase in organic Khukri revenue. Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance..
"maria taylor" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"That's when you can do some of the social things that we do or the videos we do after practice with players Friday as college game day meeting. And then you're also do we do college football live from site on Fridays Saturday morning, you're up early probably sportscenter hits. And then you're also doing college game day if the game is insane place as game day. Then you get to go back to the hotel, basically, take a nap and then wake back up and do the night game. If not as soon as called game days over we're hopping on a plane and going to you know, Pullman, or wherever that night game is, wow, that's crazy. That's exhausting. It really is. So you know, I did I did one sidelines. Reporting gig for big ten network really early on in my career and learned just a very trivial way the amount of work that goes into it. You know, the interviews in the meetings with the coaches beforehand and all the stuff that you try to those relationships, which I'm sure get easier when you're doing it for longer, right? You already know them and the programs, but maybe explain to people the prep in the work that goes into just one college game day game. Sure. Yeah. I mean, I'm probably I s ideas in Email on Sundays both teams and saying, hey, I would like to get you know, say these four or five players on the phone at some point this week. And so you spend a lot of time during the week just kind of either waiting on kids to call you or waiting for the time after practice when they're going to call or this kid for God, or you left whatever the case may be and you're just trying to get him on the phone and get some insight and a lot of times. That's. Where you get your best information. So you could read all the articles you wanna read? But what is the new information that you're bringing to the broadcast that no one else is hurt. You're not gonna get that from reading something you have to get it from talking to people. And usually I spend more time on the phone with the away team because I know I'm not going to see them until game day. But a lotta times it's helpful to be on the phone with a kid. Even though we have those meetings. We have meetings onsite on Fridays with the home team. But then there's also times when my game is not the same places game day. So I don't show up until two hours before kickoff. I need to talk to all the players before the a lot of that in the being thing. And that's true for basketball to like, I've got Tennessee Kentucky this weekend. I'm already reaching out to Tennessee to say, okay..
"maria taylor" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"Monday and Thursday, showcase of men's and women's college hoops, NCW women's final four she contributes to college football. I get up sportscenter NBA draft NBA combine and she got a new show coming out with LeBron James, which we're going to have to get to as well. Holy cow Maria. I'm glad you're so young because that's the kind of hustle that. When I was your age, I was probably still having to work at like a bar till four AM and then try to show up. Auditions I didn't have any real jobs, my hustle manifested itself and just trying to make the bills get paid you on the other hand are basically taking over the network. I it's insane. All right before we get to everything you're doing. Now, I want to get to how you got there. So let's talk about growing up. I mean, we're you always just total jock and knew they wanted to be involved in sports for work as well as participating, you know, kinda sorta so my dad's six seven, which is huge. And so obviously, I was going to be huge. You know, how thick and I'm six to like if you watch anything that I'm doing I'm probably like the same size as most of the players and people joke all the time like how big your candidate feet and all this stuff. And it's like, yeah. What's hard? Hard. A two and a half men like yes. And I can still have man's. Yeah. What do you do you really bigger? Shoes. I don't. Okay, Stuart license. Like, the only person that has eleven on the regular say. Yeah. Because I'm a ten so I just barely make all the regular size is your smooth. You are the only place you can go in a store Nordstrom rack. That's like see the shoes put them on. And that's it. Yeah. And then we hang up pantsuit in nineteen Ninety-six. Most of what? So so, yeah, I mean, I knew that it was going to play sports for sure I started out like playing softball, and as I got taller by the time. I was in sixth grade, I was like basketball picked up by ball in ninth grade, and that was more just to like avoid basketball conditioning, and then ended up loving bible just as much as I did basketball. So when I went to Georgia I played both sports in college. And I knew that I probably wanted to work in sports. But at first I was like, oh, the teen doctor or working sports medicine, and then you take biology and you're like moon, even like science, you know, what I mean, I change it's a business, and I took accounting, and I was like I don't like this either. And eventually one of my best friends, and she was my teammate on the volleyball team. She was taking or she was a broadcast major. So I went to class with her. And I was like, oh, this is cool. You just talk out loud, or maybe write a little script. And then do TV I can do that. I talk all the time. But that's how I got to my major. And I just knew that I wanna see sports broadcasting at the end of it because you know, people. We're actually coming in. They were doing our games. Fox Sports south was so I miss there was like a market for women's sports and athletics on TV. So let's go back to high school. I I've said many times that the fact that I was succeed by the time. I was twelve like had a very big impact on who. I was as a person, and my parents were very much about, you know, if you slouch people are gonna think you're uncomfortable with your height stand up straight. You know, be proud, and then also just my ability to just dominate tiny from a very young age..
Bill Snyder, Holly Rowe and Brett Farve discussed on College Football Live
"Slide efforts here. That was Marie is that's all that. Oh, oh, yeah. Holly sold out. Maria. Maria was weeks. All's that was. Holly winds job Ali. Yeah. Ruffling. Gentlemen, effort,
Cavaliers take Alabama point guard Collin Sexton with No. 8 pick
"To the magic seven ten wingspan long in the nba this coming season nearly four blocks game a season ago all big twelve all defensive team needless to say he was with our maria taylor let's talk through being the hometown guy the first draft you ever watch was urban new jersey guy coming through and now it's the guy from harlem what does it mean the world's media comeback to the city and the right where i started everything is just surreal i mean words can't describe all right now what does the orlando magic organization told you about the role they would like for you to play on their team they want be to contribute right away i'm i'm just i'm super super happy and i just can't wait to get down there i give me a wingspan one good time stand up show it to go ahead you got to loosen up there it is orlando magic fans get used to that and now with the seventh pick in the two thousand eighteen nba draft the chicago bulls select wendell junior yes another dookie goes in the top ten this the third time to do players were drafted in the first ten selections wendel carter junior to chicago sixteen double doubles last season named all acc freshman now it's the eighth pick in the draft and it's the cleveland cavaliers who had it the two thousand eighteen nba draft the cleveland cavaliers select colin sexton jackson the highest drafted alabama players since nineteen ninetyfive helped tied to their first ncaa tournament win since two thousand six set alabama single season freshman scoring record six hundred and thirty two points and had this plea for lebron two years ago you were an unranked high school player now you're a lottery pick what does that mean it just shows omaha work paid off i'll just grind it from start at the bottom came back up onto the top thousand biggest thing just to show people what i can do make your pixel lebron james to stay in cleveland with you lebron let's do it as i see you need a few pieces pieces past season let's do let's go back to the finals doing all right lebron young bull it's called you out he wants you to stay with them in cleveland congratulations pick in the two thousand eighteen nba draft the new york knicks select kevin knox there's one for the locals nixon.