1. We told him on Tuesday’s Traina Thoughts that Kenny Mayne will be leaving ESPN because he was unable to agree with the company on a new contract after being asked to accept a pay cut.
The athleticRichard Deitsch i spoke with mayne, who spilled the details about that pay cut. According to Mayne, ESPN wanted to cut his salary by a whopping 61%.
I’m sure ESPN is excited that Mayne is getting into the details. Especially when Mayne is supposed to work through May 24. He also said ESPN wanted to reduce its workload by 14%.
“I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry for me,” Mayne said. The athletic. “It is my decision to stay or not to stay. It was still a good amount of money in the real world. I am not trying to frame this as an affliction for me. Nothing like that. I think I can do better in other places. So I told them that I feel like you have a certain excess of value in my worth and I’m going to go play at the end. They didn’t seem to mind that I made that choice. “
Mayne said he made a counter offer, but ESPN “never really listened to my counter offer.”
And just to make it clear that ESPN didn’t want to hold him back, Mayne said: “I don’t have a big payback against ESPN. It’s not, ‘Those bastards!’ Nothing like that. Everything is alright. They gave me 27 years. I gave them 27 years. It doesn’t seem like they wanted me to stay long. It almost seems like they offered me something that I would decline, and I did. “
two. Everyone makes mistakes, especially the people in the media who consistently post headlines and stories on deadlines.
I usually try not to criticize people when they make innocent mistakes. They pass. But when someone duplicates the mistake, all bets are off.
There may not be a more sensitive topic to write about than someone’s death. You must be respectful and compassionate, and the writing is extremely important.
The Constitution of the Atlanta-Journal The social media department broadcast all of these things Tuesday when it promoted a story about the shocking death of former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, who died Tuesday at the age of 37.
Here was the first insensitive tweet sent by @AJCSports
How the heck did anyone think that was an appropriate headline? Twitter’s reaction was swift and @AJCSports issued an apology.
That should have been the end of the story. Make a mistake, apologize and move on.
But not. For whatever reason @AJCSports decided to remove the Georgia reference. They still have this awesome tweet on their feed:
THAT’S NOT BETTER!
Colt Brennan’s name has yet to be mentioned. It’s still a ridiculous reference to the Sugar Bowl. It’s still an embarrassing tweet.
3. Here are some key NFL games of 2021 based on what was leaked on Twitter this morning:
Week 1 will feature the Cowboys at the Bucs for Thursday’s opener, the Bears at the Rams on Sunday night and the Ravens at the Raiders on Monday night. There is no longer a doubleheader on Monday night on ESPN.
Thanksgiving reportedly Does it look like this:
Bears into lions
Raiders in jeans
Invoices in los santos
Four. In a new interview with GQMets pitcher Noah Syndergaard revealed that he is all meat: red meat with a heart and livers.
“And then I think all young athletes [should] invest in a personal chef. I found one a year ago. He comes twice a week. He’s super educational and he’s always learning. You know a lot about nutrition. We don’t really do, like, normal “healthy eating”, as you would say, like Tom Brady’s staple diet, which is … don’t get me started on that. Lots of red meat, grass-fed, grass-finished, none of those conventionally raised bulls.
“I get this meat from this company called Force of Nature. They have this mix that is 75% muscle mix. You can get bison or beef, and then the rest is 25% heart or liver, which is the richest food. in nutrients. I think Western culture has completely canceled nose-to-tail eating, which doesn’t do the animal any good service. “
5. When in Vegas …
6. The last SI Media Podcast presents two interviews. The show kicks off with Ryen Russillo from The ringer. I recapped a meaty part of what we discussed in Thursday’s Traina Thoughts. Other topics covered include moving from ESPN to The Ringer, deciding to stick to sports, have you ever tired of podcasts? Why is Pam Beesly “evil”? Can we get some joy out of this NBA season and more?
Following Russillo, Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone in The office, joined the podcast. Baumgartner talks about hosting The Office Deep Immersion Podcast, what kind of style Dunder Mifflin has, the anniversary of his famous chili scene, and how he feels about the media editing scenes from The office. Baumgartner, who is good friends with Aaron Rodgers, also shares his thoughts on the Packers’ quarterback’s discontent with the team.
You can also watch the podcast on YouTube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: I screwed up on Tuesday and despite writing a note to myself, I forgot to mention that it was the 15th anniversary of the Casino Night episode of The office. Obviously the episode, which was the season 2 finale, was famous for Jim-Pam’s kiss, but there are plenty of other fun facts about the show.
Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and look at the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast Presented by Jimmy Traina at Apple, Spotify or Stapler. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter Y Instagram.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.