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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. 18pbr

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    Best of luck Calvin. Some of you guys are wayyyyy to harsh on this dude. I did't have a problem with him at all. I thought the most insightful piece he wrote was the article that Harden chose not to ride on team bus during the 2016 NBA playoffs. I remember Calvin tweeting that Ty Lawson mentioned coach mchale says one thing and the team on the court will be doing the exact opposite. Stuff like that is very useful to the average fan who does not see the behind the scenes. So great job Calvin and i wish you the best.
     
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  2. Richie_Rich

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    Dunno, but looks like he swallowed Ramona whole.
     
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    Promised I wouldn't dance at the news of someone getting canned....

    ...but Marc Stein was also part of the ESPN layoffs. Marc....Stein.... the Mark Cuban butt kissing, Maverick lovin', Rockets trolling Beard hating Marc Stein.

    Damn that dude was smug with everything Rockets.
     
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  4. Pizza_Da_Hut

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    Didn't he briefly lose his credentials to Mavs games for not kissing enough Cuban butt?
     
  5. Swapshop

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    Exactly. This is why fired him.
     
  6. alethios

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    No matter how you feel about someone, in the end, it's business and he wasn't bringing enough value to ESPN to keep him on payroll. Sucks, but he'll find work.
     
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    Sometimes he would tweet stuf like "rockets win, pull it out in final couple minutes, and then acted like they just won the championship"
     
  8. Invisible Fan

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    Will he still visit Clutchfans?

    Not sure how much my rep's worth but the offers on the table.
     
  9. Pen15clubber

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    I don't understand. Can you explain your comment like I'm a 6 year old
     
  10. Texanasiafan

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    There are only 3 markets in major sports.

    NY, LA and the rest is called they don't give a fork.
     
  11. Vivi

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    Les needs to make this guy work somewhere...bring him back T_T

     
  12. A_3PO

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    And if you mess with Nene, you got to deal with Beverly.
     
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    Yooo I like Calvin now. wtffffff dude
     
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  14. Vivi

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    Perfect lol
     
  15. jae713

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    Delete. Wrong thread.
     
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    I wondering if this guy is just fishing for support with his latest tweets, in hopes of landing a job in the Houston market?
     
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  18. Mathrocker

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    He came full circle though...

    His tweets werent half as bad as what 90 percent of clutchfans would say. Just look in the james frauden thread
     
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    Man, I don't like to think people are being disingenuous when they are rooting for the Rockets, but this is some suspicious stuff. Calvin has tweeted some grimy stuff about the Rockets in the past. All of sudden we getting these tweets? Sorry Calvin lost his job, but I don't trust him!
     
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  20. DreamShook

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    Too trusting.. Fans are by nature a mercurial bunch of zealots.

    I'm starting to wonder about you @Mathrocker ! First you defend Kawhi's flagrant 6 steps in the paint and equate it to Harden's euro step and ability to draw fouls. NOW you're defending Watkins and comparing him to theRockets fan base..

    WHO ARE YOU REALLY MATHROCKER!!?!
     
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