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1 minute ago, Nick the Greek said:

Saw that.. seems like a weak excuse tho. 

 

He cant be from Alabama right? We all convinced ourselves he was a Pats* spy. He gotta be from Mass.

He’s from Boston. Not sure about his wife. 

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5 hours ago, Lurker said:

What's ESPN?...

ESPN is a dumpster fire of sub par sports reporting.  I can remember when Sportscenter was widely watched and considered a good source of legitimate sports reporting.  They've lost that and haven't been good for quite a while.  It doesn't surprise me that they have a lot of turnover with their employees.  

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This collusion between Beane and ESPN must stop. I request an independent panel be formed to determine Beanes involvement in the hiring of one Marcell Louis-Jacques for this position. I would like Mr. Rodak subpoenaed immediately and questioned for his involvement. Living closer to family? Is that really the truth Mr. Rodak? Bills nation must protect the integrity of Bills reporting. Attica! Attica!   

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8 hours ago, Kirby Jackson said:

I was just starting to like Rodak. I thought he did a decent job but we held his New England ties against him. Oh well, on to the next one

 

 

My exact response.

 

As he got to know the team/players he got a bit better and seemed to pay a bit more attention. I never really thought he was anti-Bills.  But he was a Pat's* guy and early on he seemed pretty lazy. He got a bit better.

 

I knew the new reporter would catch s#it here once people heard he previously covered the Panthers.

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2 hours ago, Florida Bills Fanatic said:

ESPN is a dumpster fire of sub par sports reporting.  I can remember when Sportscenter was widely watched and considered a good source of legitimate sports reporting.  They've lost that and haven't been good for quite a while.  It doesn't surprise me that they have a lot of turnover with their employees.  

 

There's certainly no more Feel Good Edition!

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Posted (edited)

This new guy better worship everything Allen, McD and BB do or the fans won’t like him.

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9 hours ago, BuffaloBob said:

Is that some sort of Country music dance fad?

 

 

I’m OK with the new guy being a habitual line stepper, providing he is able to keep from grinding his feet into the Pegula’s couch. 

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Hit the Rodak and don’t cha come back no more no more no more no more.

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Posted (edited)

He's been solid. Best of luck to him.

 

 

2 hours ago, Bangarang said:

This new guy better worship everything Allen, McD and BB do or the fans won’t like him.

 

 

Yup. 

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5 hours ago, Bangarang said:

This new guy better worship everything Allen, McD and BB do or the fans won’t like him.

Star gets doubled teamed every play.

McD will win a challenge, soon.

Releasing Foster was actually a smart move.

Nate P. deserved multiple chances at QB.

 

I can do this job and make everyone happy. Let me at it. 

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4 hours ago, BillsGuyOutWest said:

...providing he is able to keep from grinding his feet into the Pegula’s couch. 

Is that code for something?  It sounds like a euphemism.  🤔

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Two years ago, I would have just said Good Riddance to the Rodent. But his anti-Bills bias had come down a bit recently. 

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14 hours ago, eball said:

 

For his first several years his stories provided absolutely no insight and it didn't even seem like he was watching the team personally.  I think he started to "get it" more recently but still lacked any real journalistic "spark."  If I read anything of his it was truly by accident.

 

I think in fairness there has been a change of editorial style at ESPN. The no insight regurgitating stuff from elsewhere was pretty much the modus operandi for them until a couple of years ago when I think they saw where football coverage was heading and moved much more into a space of trying to be analytical. 

 

I still think Rodak is a very mediocre writer. But I think the first few years he covered the team when a wet pencil could have done the job was not all on him.  

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15 hours ago, Lurker said:

What's ESPN?...

 

Its all you've got if you live on the other side of the planet. 

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I thought as much just last week as I noticed he was using Twitter and not posting to ESPN as frequent.  

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My take is that a national outlet reporter from outside the area has little context to summons when initially assigned to a new team/city.  Not to mention no inside sources or strong relationships with team management, coaches or players.  It's a tough gig.

 

IMHO Rodak did alright in his time here and was pretty objective and never played the Homer role.  Wish him and his wife the best in starting a new chapter in their life.

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Sad to see Rodak go, I always felt he did youman's work covering the Bills beat for ESPN despite a lot of shade thrown his way for allegedly being a closet Pats fan just because he lived in the greater Boston area.

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20 hours ago, Cornette's Commentary said:

They should have replaced him with ScottLaw or Mr. WEO.

Badol is obviously over qualified.

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20 hours ago, Lurker said:

What's ESPN?...

 

The sports entertainment corporation who just realized getting woke means going broke.  

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21 hours ago, Kirby Jackson said:

I was just starting to like Rodak. I thought he did a decent job but we held his New England ties against him. Oh well, on to the next one

 

He admitted to Tim Graham that some of his tweets were trolling the fans since they treated him so bad.  He also said, he was trying to hold the Bills to a higher standard.  

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