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Calvin Watkins let go by ESPN

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Captain Hook, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Captain Hook

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    Whos going to cover the Rockets for ESPN now?
     
  2. kevC

    kevC To the moon!
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!
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    I'm sure he can get his dream job working in Dallas for Cuban.
     
  4. clutch citizen

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    Man. Just when he was starting to show the tiniest signs of pro-rockets reporting
     
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    I hate when people lose work, but Twatkins whatever

    Guy is just a closet Rockets hater
     
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    **** that loser. How the **** is the Rockets beat writer an anti-Rockets douchebag?
     
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    Not surprised, but the timing is weird with the Rockets still in the playoffs.
     
  10. Captain Hook

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    He did win me over by voting for James Harden.
     
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    It is my opinion that he had a lot to do with the narrative last year against the team. I thought he was a little more favorable this season to the Rockets and thought that for the most part this season he was decent.
     
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  12. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?
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    This, in spite of what a lot of clutchfans may believe, is not a good thing. Watkins at least gave us a little national visibility. Losing him hurts that. Remember, not all clutchfans (myself and @topfive included) have the good fortune of living in Houston and rely on networks like ESPN.
     
  13. RasaqBoi

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    Lol sucks for Calvin Watkins. Won't miss him at all.
     
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    Playoff watkins :(
     
  15. KlutchQT

    KlutchQT I am a Girl

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    Agree he's been much better this season. I'd just started to unravel my dislike for him, so this is unfortunate.
     
  16. Amel

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    He basically had to..as he's covering the Rockets..
     
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    They're letting around 100 people go effective immediately. I don't think ESPN(or Disney to be more precise) really cares how it impacts any current sports coverage.
     
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    He was fired for cause, as he recently made favorable comments pertaining to the Rockets, contrary to internal ESPN policy.
     
  19. Clutch

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    Damnit. This totally sucks. Calvin is a great guy. This guy is NOT anti-Rockets. The joke that he was a Mavs fan (he's not) is one we ran with together all year. Just crushed to hear this. I'm really going to miss him at the games.
     
  20. Brown Lost It

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    the moment he became pro rockets and the rox beat the thunder they fire him just cuz
     
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