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Ed Werder Is The First Big Cut At ESPN, Who Will Be Letting Go Up To 100 Employees Today

It’s been known for months now that ESPN would be slashing dozens of employees in an attempt to cut costs. Well, the day of reckoning is today, and it started at 9:32 this morning when Ed Werder took to Twitter to announce ESPN is laying him off, effective immediately.

Werder is just the first of what could be 100, yes 100, ESPN employees who could lose their jobs today.

It’s pretty crazy to think about. ESPN has always been “the place” where sports anchors, reporters, analysts, and talents wanted to go. They were always the top of the mountain for. But now, times they are a changin. You no longer need to turn on ESPN to see the highlights from the day. You no longer need 1 dedicated beat reporter for every team to give the news.

But what sucks for these employees is they are all “sports first” people. Beat reporters and journalists who work hard to cover, you know, sports. But meanwhile, ESPN was trying to throw boatloads of money at Skip Bayless to not jump ship. Instead, he’ll just bring down FS1:

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Yo shout out Paw Patrol, those are some numbers.

You can hate ESPN all you want, I’m not a fan of what they’ve become, but when 100 people lose their jobs at the channel you grew up watching, it sucks.

PS: Tyler summed it up perfectly, as usual: