Failing SI reports Failing ESPN will be laying off failing SportsCenter staff

Why is it that failing Sports Illustrated is always first to report that failing ESPN is laying off more 'talent?'

ESPN will lay off more than 100 employees after Thanksgiving, according to a Sports Illustrated report Thursday, affecting talent all over the company, from front-facing TV personalities to technology staffers.

A particular target of this round of layoffs will be “SportsCenter,” once a tentpole hit that has become increasingly irrelevant and increasingly less frequent. On-air talent will be laid off from the program, SI reported.

The triple-digit number represents an escalation from the first report that outlined ESPN’s coming troubles, as Sporting News reported Oct. 28 that 40 to 60 members of the Worldwide Leader workforce would be laid off.

“Queasy” was how one anchor termed what ESPN employees are feeling, according to SI. Which is how viewers feel on Saturday mornings when they turn to SportsCenter only to get, really, College Game Day.

Good riddance.

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