Is The NFL on FOX Not Sticking Up For Their Employees?

Friday, September 21, 2007


It's corporate nature to cower in the face of a larger entity and throw your employees under the bus. It started with the whole Janet Jackson issue (I like to call it Tittygate because it HAS to be a "gate") and most recently occured when Don Imus got the ax. It's really unfortunate, but you shouldn't be surprised when it happens.

Well the next case of this practice might happen with FOX Sports. There are rumors that FOX might be trying to force Jay Glazer into revealing who his source is/was. The good news is that Glazer isn't budging....

Since Fox, which pays the NFL billions for the right to televise games, is partners with the league, there is always a chance Glazer will be pressured - internally - to give up his source. Fox Sports has not yet been contacted by the NFL regarding Glazer's video report. Glazer also said he did not tell anyone at Fox how he obtained the tape.

"I told them (Fox Sports executives) if my source is an issue then let's not run the video," Glazer said. "And if they come to me now and say, 'Look, you have no job unless you tell us.' I would tell them: 'Then I better start looking for a new job.' If I ever gave somebody up that would be my last scoop - ever. I live in a world of trust."
Wow. It's good that somebody besides Greg Anderson still has morals, but the only problem is that EVERY major network is in bed with the NFL. If you get fired from this Jay it might be time to look into that MMA career. Hell, that might not be a bad idea either.

There's also another issue that if I was Jay Glazer I'd be pissed about. ESPN just happened to "break" the story that the NFL had a strong desire to identify the source. And while that may or may not even be true, Jay Glazer's source will not likely be giving him any more information anytime soon. Every angle that he had for this weekend is probably washed up.

So the question is.......Is it fair game to hinder your competition like that? I guess it is, but it's an iffy practice because no one even knows if the league is pressuring FOX for real or not.
"Was the agenda to report news or put a competitor at a distinct disadvantage? "I don't know," Glazer said. "But I find that particular aspect of all this very disappointing."
NFL has spies out for tape source (NY Daily News)

P.S.- Finding Jay in that picture above is like "Where's Waldo". Peter King distracted me so much that I didn't even notice Adam Sandler at first let alone Jay.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:53 AM

12 Comments:

Peter King was easily the first to be recognized due to his size 14 head.

Don Imus was involved in Ho-gate.

GMoney said...
Sep 21, 2007, 10:17:00 AM  

On ESPN putting pressure on Fox: I wish Fox would answer by pointing out how many times Chris Mortensen is full of shit.

Anonymous said...
Sep 21, 2007, 12:10:00 PM  

oh please if this was one of espns reporters you would have wanted the nfl to take games away from them and put them in jail.

hypocrites?

Anonymous said...
Sep 21, 2007, 12:29:00 PM  

It's bush league, no matter who did it. Fox, CBS and NBC didn't throw ESPN under the bus for the bogus "Michael Vick won't confess to anything" story.

Anonymous said...
Sep 21, 2007, 12:42:00 PM  

Was it that turd Mortensen who "broke" the story for ESPN? He's become the sports version of Nancy Grace...

Bruce said...
Sep 21, 2007, 12:43:00 PM  

Thanks, Bruce. Now I can just see Nancy Grace's take on Michael Vick: "HE MUST DIE!" In an annoying accent, of course.

Anonymous said...
Sep 21, 2007, 12:57:00 PM  

Well nothing is certain Bruce, but Mortensen is suspect numero uno (and #s 2-12, Stu Scott is a close 13th)

Sep 21, 2007, 12:57:00 PM  

Peter King is like an NBA player: he's a LOT bigger in person.

el_hombre said...
Sep 21, 2007, 6:25:00 PM  

You can't find Glazer because he has hair in the picture

ian said...
Sep 21, 2007, 7:31:00 PM  

Wait...

You're comparing Jay Glazer, who was reporting on a story and wants to protect his sources...

To Greg Anderson, who was commiting illegal acts and knew of others who were guilty of felonies????

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2007, 9:53:00 AM  

Wait....

Do you get jokes?

Sep 22, 2007, 11:56:00 AM  

We all know that ESPN's rips off Jay Glazer. I make fun of Glazer, but I give him props, he does break almost all of the news regarding the NFL.

Anonymous said...
Sep 22, 2007, 11:09:00 PM  

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