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  • How Jim Heckman — the slick businessman behind the mass layoffs at Sports Illustrated — became the most hated man in sports media

    A little over a year ago, Jim Heckman was sermonizing about his plan to save the publishing industry from Facebook. Now, after overseeing deep cuts at Sports Illustrated, he just might be one of the most-despised men in sports media. Heckman isn't done, though. He wants to add a news site to his portfolio. But he's funded his latest startup Maven with massive amounts of debt financing, a type of funding that typically comes at a high cost, and raising money for media generally is getting...

    Business Insider
  • Let Me Know When It's Over

    Let Me Know When It's Over Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Maybe it's my cheap seat or my general exhaustion, but the whole staged spectacle is beyond tiresome; I've had my fill. Let me me know when it's over: yes, all of it: the impeachment, the trade dispute with China, U.S. involvement in Syria, the manic stock market rally and the 2020 election. I'm not interested in following every twist and turn of the endless trauma-drama because none of it changes...

    Zero Hedge
  • Monday Sports in Brief

    COLLEGE BASKETBALL Michigan State is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball preseason poll for the first time in program history. The Spartans took the top spot on 60 of 65 ballots in results released Monday. Kentucky was No. 2 with two first-place votes, while third-ranked

    The Washington Times