A report on THE WEEK said there was a bloodbath at ESPN on Wednesday.
A dramatic round of layoffs had long been expected at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, but the numbers turned out much bigger than predicted.
The network, which employs about 8,000 people around the world, actually let a whopping 300 go in October 2015. But this week was unusual for the deep cuts to on-air talent.
Stars at the network often earn anywhere from $1.5 million to $3 million. Hundreds of reporters and analysts get paid handsomely to gab on ESPN. All that hot air costs a lot of dough.
Couple that with falling revenue and one can see why the Wednesday bloodbath.
Today there are a lot of former sports stars who were high paid TV anchors and reporters wondering if they should try to seek similar work elsewhere or just go home and try to keep their lawn free of crab grass.
We doubt if most sports fans will miss them. They mostly talked loud and interrupted each other to the point of distraction to the viewer.
ESPN should dump Chris Berman who is washed up and can hardly finish a sentence without running out of breath.