Fox Sports Host Says ESPN Is "Imploding" Due To LGBT Support

Fox Sports host and college football blogger Clay Travis claims that ESPN's business is "imploding" based on its embrace of the "left wing." (This is code for embracing the LGBT community and racial equality.)

Travis writes regarding ESPN on his blog Outkick:

That's why ratings are down 16% this year compared to last year and viewers are abandoning the network in droves.

Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don't want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers.  

Travis also notes:

ESPN's business is collapsing and the network is desperately trying to find a way to stay above water. You know how a drowning person flails in the water before slipping under? ESPN's left wing shift is that flailing. They think going left wing will save them. The reality is the opposite, ESPN going left wing was like giving a drowning person a big rock to hold and thinking it would keep them from drowning. Instead, it just made them sink even faster.

We bet he's fun at parties. 

Thoughts on Clay Travis' assessment, sports fans?

 

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I agree with Sam Johnson that Travis has a point, but I don't think that's the total reason why ESPN's ratings are down. ESPN is no longer cutting edge and that's a huge reason. As a non sports fan, I am inspired by coming out stories, especially by high school and college students, but I see them as human interest stories, not sports stories. Caitlyn Jenner has not been an athlete for years. She's a reality star. ESPN is owned by Disney, so let ABC do the stories of Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam off the field, and that goes for all stories not related to the field, not just LGBTQ.  ESPN stick to sports.

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I certainly don't disagree with what he says about Caitlyn Jenner! 

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Hear me out. I think that he has a point. This past year has been crazy when it has come to politics. No matter what channel you tuned into it, there was always something about politics.Eventually, it became tiring to many. I'm sure that there were many viewers of ESPN who tuned in to just see sports and get away from politics. When the political stuff came up, I'm sure that they changed the station because they could care less about politics one way or another.They wanted sports talk, and that is not what they got. Now don't get me wrong, there are still many guys who would change the station if a positive conversation came up about Caitlyn Jenner or Michael because of discriminatory attitudes, and the (less than) half of the country that voted for Trump didn't like some of the pro-Democratic attitudes of the network. At the same time, I feel that some probably just didn't want to hear about politics, and I think ESPN talked a little too much politics and more importantly, not enough sports. After all, it is a sports network. Add that on top of online streaming becoming ever so popular, and it spelled a ratings disaster for ESPN.

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Ok. So this is my take. Sports culture in general has taken a hit because the old machismo, I am sexually insecure attitude has been expose for what it is. Out of touch with current attitudes and times. Men have grown, learned and found other more worthy interests to fill their time. The old hyper masculine repressed homosexual position that Travis espouses is so tired that it's laughable. Pull your head out of an athletes ass and face reality Travis. It's  whole new world get over it!

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