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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:43 pm

DK's kool aid drinkers bashed the deadspin piece and while I believed it, it did lack the type of evidence that could confirm like texts or emails.

Matt G., with his recents tweets today, is saying the accusations are credible, despite a lack of corroborating documenstion.

So this probably means hes getting bashed over at DK's site
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby FLPensFan on Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:21 pm

wondermoose wrote:I cancelled last night. I didn't have a good feel for how believable the accusations were, but Gajkta was was DK's right-hand man. I didn't particularly enjoy any of the content from the site anymore and wasn't planning on re-upping in the spring anyway. I don't think he's in danger of losing the site anytime soon unless one of these accusations actually go to court, but I don't think that's even a possibility really.

I cancelled about a month ago. I had just renewed in August. My overall thought was that I was not happy with their Penguins coverage, which is 95% of why I paid for the site. Once Yohe and Mackey were gone, the coverage has sucked. Katie Brown's piece, while I didn't care for her coverage more because I just felt she didn't have relationships with the team/players, pushed me to the brink. When I went to the site, I got ticked off that I had no way to remove my credit card information. I would have preferred to keep access since I had just paid, but it pissed me off enough that I just outright cancelled since that was the only option I had.

It's a shame, because I do like the Athletic, and like that I have access to other team's content, but, the DK's site get pieces out quicker. We are sometimes talking days vs hours. Maybe that is part of DK's site problems, slave driving people to work 16 hour days and always writing. DK also slacked off on his insider pieces, the Friday Insider and Tuesday Takes, enough that my subscription didn't feel as valuable as it was in year one.

I think his bigger danger is being able to find quality employees moving forward. In my view, he has had the best possible group of writers already pass through his employment at one time or another. Josh and Jason on hockey, Matt and Lance on baseball, Kaboly and whoever on Steelers, with Dejan writing pieces on each and the Insider portions.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:36 pm

Ive cancelled twice. First time was right after Mackey left - straw that broke camels back was DK bashing Mackey when he left ( not the backstabbing Molinari accusation but him saying Mackey couldnt handle the tough Steelers beat) Such an awful thing to do.

I re-upped again this past August. The trolling of Pitt fans by PSU fans was bad ( Im a big Pitt guy) but I ended subscription because Pitt beat guy that just quit ( Mueller) was sub-standard. He was combative, appeared to be anti-Pitt and had no knowledge of anything historical in Pitt's past.

DK is reaping what he sowed - call it kharma if you wish - but a bad human being is finally getting exposed and consequences are in motion. Im not disappinted.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby wondermoose on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:40 pm

FLPensFan wrote:
wondermoose wrote:I cancelled last night. I didn't have a good feel for how believable the accusations were, but Gajkta was was DK's right-hand man. I didn't particularly enjoy any of the content from the site anymore and wasn't planning on re-upping in the spring anyway. I don't think he's in danger of losing the site anytime soon unless one of these accusations actually go to court, but I don't think that's even a possibility really.

I cancelled about a month ago. I had just renewed in August. My overall thought was that I was not happy with their Penguins coverage, which is 95% of why I paid for the site. Once Yohe and Mackey were gone, the coverage has sucked. Katie Brown's piece, while I didn't care for her coverage more because I just felt she didn't have relationships with the team/players, pushed me to the brink. When I went to the site, I got ticked off that I had no way to remove my credit card information. I would have preferred to keep access since I had just paid, but it pissed me off enough that I just outright cancelled since that was the only option I had.

It's a shame, because I do like the Athletic, and like that I have access to other team's content, but, the DK's site get pieces out quicker. We are sometimes talking days vs hours. Maybe that is part of DK's site problems, slave driving people to work 16 hour days and always writing. DK also slacked off on his insider pieces, the Friday Insider and Tuesday Takes, enough that my subscription didn't feel as valuable as it was in year one.

I think his bigger danger is being able to find quality employees moving forward. In my view, he has had the best possible group of writers already pass through his employment at one time or another. Josh and Jason on hockey, Matt and Lance on baseball, Kaboly and whoever on Steelers, with Dejan writing pieces on each and the Insider portions.


I also hated all the video and radio stuff. Seemed like a waste of time when they were writing all the pieces anyway. Oh well.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:20 pm

So Madden has been off the past few days ….fill-in host has been Tim Benz.

I wonder if “The X” mgt has removed Dejan from the rotation of fill-in hosts for Madden based on the harassment claims?
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby ejd43 on Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:01 am

I would rather listen to Benz over DK any day. Man do I miss Benz’ morning show on the X.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:23 am

ejd43 wrote:I would rather listen to Benz over DK any day. Man do I miss Benz’ morning show on the X.


Agree 100%.

I never tuned into The X when Dejan filled-in for MM. Im hoping he's never on The X again.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Jim on Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:46 am

I like when he is on the X because he has actual conversations and talks. He doesn't just call people stupid and stroke his own undeserved ego.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby ville5 on Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:01 pm

Jim wrote:I like when he is on the X because he has actual conversations and talks. He doesn't just call people stupid and stroke his own undeserved ego.

HA! Jim is the Madden of LGP. :lol: :lol:
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Humperdink on Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:58 pm

ville5 wrote:
Jim wrote:I like when he is on the X because he has actual conversations and talks. He doesn't just call people stupid and stroke his own undeserved ego.

HA! Jim is the Madden of LGP. :lol: :lol:


I've acquired a liking for Jim's pithy comments. It wasn't always that way. Ha.

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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Jim on Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:00 am

ville5 wrote:
Jim wrote:I like when he is on the X because he has actual conversations and talks. He doesn't just call people stupid and stroke his own undeserved ego.

HA! Jim is the Madden of LGP. :lol: :lol:


My shoes cost more than your hous... actually... I got them on sale via JCPenney's online and probably paid about $20 for them... so... My shoes (probably) cost more than you lunch!
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby ShipHockey7 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:34 pm

I made a post last Friday on their "Friday Insider" piece, essentially noting that the Insider isn't worthwhile for Penguins news - I haven't learned anything I didn't already know since Yohe left on these pieces. Since then, my comment was deleted by the site, AND all of my current comments say that they are "Awaiting Moderation" before posting. Apparently they don't want any negative conversation on their site.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:54 pm

ShipHockey7 wrote:I made a post last Friday on their "Friday Insider" piece, essentially noting that the Insider isn't worthwhile for Penguins news - I haven't learned anything I didn't already know since Yohe left on these pieces. Since then, my comment was deleted by the site, AND all of my current comments say that they are "Awaiting Moderation" before posting. Apparently they don't want any negative conversation on their site.


Enough for you to cancel your subscription?
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby ShipHockey7 on Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:29 am

peterleefan wrote:
ShipHockey7 wrote:I made a post last Friday on their "Friday Insider" piece, essentially noting that the Insider isn't worthwhile for Penguins news - I haven't learned anything I didn't already know since Yohe left on these pieces. Since then, my comment was deleted by the site, AND all of my current comments say that they are "Awaiting Moderation" before posting. Apparently they don't want any negative conversation on their site.


Enough for you to cancel your subscription?


Yes, I've moved to the Athletic
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Great58 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:27 am

ejd43 wrote:I would rather listen to Benz over DK any day. Man do I miss Benz’ morning show on the X.

Was it ever publicly stated why the X Morning Show disbanded? All I seem to remember is the Olympics came and then Tim and Bob were gone.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby ejd43 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:41 pm

Great58 wrote:
ejd43 wrote:I would rather listen to Benz over DK any day. Man do I miss Benz’ morning show on the X.

Was it ever publicly stated why the X Morning Show disbanded? All I seem to remember is the Olympics came and then Tim and Bob were gone.


If I recall correctly Tim left for Boston to take a gig up there for a little bit. I think his wife got a job doing news for a Boston station. I could be wrong though.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Brad McEachern on Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:40 pm

ejd43 wrote:
Great58 wrote:
ejd43 wrote:I would rather listen to Benz over DK any day. Man do I miss Benz’ morning show on the X.

Was it ever publicly stated why the X Morning Show disbanded? All I seem to remember is the Olympics came and then Tim and Bob were gone.


If I recall correctly Tim left for Boston to take a gig up there for a little bit. I think his wife got a job doing news for a Boston station. I could be wrong though.


The morning show was broken up so Benz could become Sports Director at WXDX. It was after that that he accepted the gig at WEEI in Boston.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Great58 on Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:29 pm

Brad McEachern wrote:
ejd43 wrote:
Great58 wrote:
ejd43 wrote:I would rather listen to Benz over DK any day. Man do I miss Benz’ morning show on the X.

Was it ever publicly stated why the X Morning Show disbanded? All I seem to remember is the Olympics came and then Tim and Bob were gone.


If I recall correctly Tim left for Boston to take a gig up there for a little bit. I think his wife got a job doing news for a Boston station. I could be wrong though.


The morning show was broken up so Benz could become Sports Director at WXDX. It was after that that he accepted the gig at WEEI in Boston.

See, I don’t buy that they break up the Morning Show to give Benz the Sports Director role. Nor do they do it over the Olympic break, and unannounced, if they want to project it as a good think for the station. A station keeps it’s morning show intact, as long as it can.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby FLPensFan on Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:49 am

DK's site lost probably what was its longest tenured employee remaining. I saw that Audrey Snyder, who covered Penn State athletics, announced she just signed on with the Athletic.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:03 pm

FLPensFan wrote:DK's site lost probably what was its longest tenured employee remaining. I saw that Audrey Snyder, who covered Penn State athletics, announced she just signed on with the Athletic.


Her and Lysowski were both hired in spring of 2016 - she very well may have been hired before him.

Im a former DK subscriber - I never got the cult-like following she had on that site. She is good but she's a beat reporter.

That type of fandom in journalism is reserved for the columnists - the opinion scribes whose words flowed as free as a great waterfall. The talents of a beat person crank out voluminous amounts of content but thats it - even her longform stuff was greeted as if she was Frank DeFord or Mike Lupica. Hey Im a Pitt fan - I always thought Lysowski's stuff was as good or better.
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