ESPN Management To On-Air Talent: Stop Using ‘Sucks’


Jim Romenesko has posted this ESPN internal memo that was sent this afternoon to on-air talent:

From: Talent Office
Date: December 6, 2013 5:13:56 PM EST
Subject: Important Reminder


All of us in Production and throughout the company take great pride in the work of our on air talent. You are our direct connection with sports fans and contribute significantly in making ESPN the leader in sports media. Recently, there have been numerous incidents in which the word “sucks” has been used on our air. This word is simply not appropriate for ESPN. What you say and the language you use is important for our audience and sports fans of all ages. Please be mindful of this starting immediately.

Thank you,
John Wildhack and Laurie Orlando

John and Laurie are bosses. They’re important. Google them.

Anyway, no word if John and Laurie have any issue with Buccigross using “Regina” on SportsCenter as a joke because Fox Sports kept using “penis” on Fox Sports Live.

Let’s all hope that John and Laurie don’t drop the hammer on using Regina. It’s too fun watching Van Pelt nearly lose it.