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MisfitJake

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In Topic: Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

24 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

Yeah, I'm calling BS on the ratings claim too. Something else must have happened to just fire him out of the blue like that.


If he was fired because of low ratings (what Murphy has said, FSD has said nothing to my knowledge) I don't think FSD is blaming him for low ratings, but that cost had to be cut because of the lower ratings.

Low ratings = lower ad revenue

Murphy was the only one who was expendable. He carried a larger salary than Elliot, a third studio analyst and guy between the benches isn't needed and with Mickey traveling more a substitute color guy wasn't needed anymore.

Keating, York, Hogan and Thompson work across all FSD broadcasts - not just the Wings - so they carry more value than Murphy. Elliot spent 10 years as an analyst for the Thrashers (and won a couple Emmy's too) and is probably being groomed as Mickey's repacement.

In Topic: Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

23 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

Well, then fire Greg Hammaren! 

 

Here is Greg's email - greg.hammaren@foxsports.net - send him a note and let him know how you feel.


 

Greg Hammaren is Senior Vice President/General Manager at FOX Sports Detroit, a post he has held since 2002.


In Topic: Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

23 March 2013 - 09:18 AM

This is absolute garbage. We should voice our opinion to FSD and let them know that they made the wrong choice here. While Murphy wasn't the smoothest talker, he knew what he was talking about and gave an inside edition on things concerning the franchise. It was awesome having Murph and Mickey on the crew to speak on behalf of their times with the organization. I'm honestly upset about this decision! I don't believe for a second that ratings had ANYTHING to do with this.

 

Someone started an online petition, not sure how much weight these things carry but here you go:

 

http://www.ipetition...e-larry-murphy/