Sports Illustrated reported on the impending layoffs last month, noting that ESPN parent company Disney's quarterly revenue was lower than expected due to decreased ad sales dollars from the sports brand. Back then, they reduced staff by 300 jobs — four percent of its employees — including well-known personalities Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.ESPN's cable subscribers have decreased as well Sports Illustrated reported on the impending layoffs last month, noting that ESPN parent company Disney's quarterly revenue was lower than expected due to decreased ad sales dollars from the sports brand. As his relationship patterns are the opposite of mine, a part of me fears that if we were to really date, one of us might wind up getting hurt. We also have a tight group of friends, and I think we are both afraid to compromise that. In my work and other aspects of life, I am uncomfortable with comfortable. We both teach Wednesday nights, so we went out to dinner after class to the Fat Raddish. When we set the date for this project, I didn’t realize it was actually the first day of spring. Anyway, dinner tonight was pretty normal, not unlike other times we’ve hung out and had dinner. We talked about our families more than we ever did before. It was refreshing to hear this since I didn’t grow up with any money, either. Earlier in the day I sent a little note to Jessie by messenger. I’m not worried about the unknown, but about us falling into our usual roles, and how we deal with that.But when it comes to relationships, I do seek secure relationships that are clearly defined. Jessie brought me a little care package of stuff to jokingly get me through the next 40 days. I wanted to honor our project together with something lighthearted. How do you feel about this relationship/project right now? The play is about a bunch of college students going to parties, getting drunk, having sex, and their complicated interpersonal relationships.Walsh went on to tell the story of how she had a miscarriage while on the road at Sports Center in Alabama.“I arrived in Tuscaloosa almost three months pregnant. The juxtaposition of college kids going nuts behind our set, while I was losing a baby on it, was surreal.Sometimes I think the “normal” people are just people you don’t know well enough yet. We talked about relationships with parents, and how many girls have some “daddy issues.” I don’t have dad issues. My parents married at a young age, and have a successful marriage. However, neither Jessie or I would have talked about this stuff so soon without having the therapist as a soundboard. I spent five years seeing a therapist, so this isn’t strange to me.
Walsh, who revealed she wouldn’t be returning to ESPN following the layoffs, shared her story of being a mother for the first time on Mother’s Day on Instagram.Veteran talent, both on-air and off, as well as newcomers have been targeted in the purge at the Bristol, Connecticut-based company.Among the first to confirm via Twitter that they were laid off were NFL reporter Ed Werder (17-year ESPN veteran), NHL columnist Scott Burnside (13 years), college football recruiting reporter Jeremy Crabtree (six years) and College Football Insider Brett Mc Murphy (five years).But really, Jessie and I should share a “JT” logo with him. I’ve been in relationships with guys both rich and poor, and a guys wealth does not interest me. Are we so desperate for companionship that we’ll compromise our happiness? I found the complicated dynamic of these different personalities to be an interesting twist on the usual character development. Tim told me about his last serious relationship with a girl he dated in San Francisco when he worked for Apple. Things were getting serious between them when she had to leave for business for a few months. One part of the play stirred up emotions from something that happened in my past.Anyway, I feel like there was definitely a moment last night when we both said to ourselves, “Damn, are we actually doing this?! We went to our first couples therapy session together. He’s afraid of his commitment issues and doesn’t want to hurt me since he respects me. I learned early on that money does not make me happy. In therapy we talked about how I am extremely picky about who I date. I’ve wondered where the feelings actually come from, so I did some reading about it tonight. The play paints a pretty bleak picture of Americans in “Generation Me.” Maybe slightly ironic in the context of this project . The long distance scared him, and he broke off the relationship when she got back. I was slightly shaken up after the play so I told Tim about it to explain why I was acting strangely.A Sports Center anchor has announced she is being laid off the same day she was due to return from maternity leave.