¡HOLA! México

Welp, this is one way to boost subscription numbers in an age of cord-cutting.

ESPN announced today the launch of ESPNU and SEC Network in Mexico.  The networks will be made available to fans and followers of college sports on Totalplay, the entertainment and total connectivity company offering internet, interactive television and telephone services, with a presence in more than 20 cities throughout the country.  Launched in 2005, ESPNU is ESPN’s 24-hour college sports television network, and SEC Network is devoted to covering collegiate sports in the Southeastern Conference, a college athletic conference whose member institution are located primarily in the Southern part of the U.S.

“ESPNU and SEC Network offer the best of college sports and we are excited to make both networks available to Totalplay customers in Mexico,” said Gerardo Casanova, vice president and managing director, Latin America North and ESPN Mexico.  “Together, ESPNU and SEC Network will immediately offer college sports fans in Mexico more than 1,000 exclusive live events, including regular-season football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, track & field, as well as unparalleled access to news and information shows and original programming.”

I can’t wait for somebody from south of the border to call into Finebaum’s show.

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40 responses to “¡HOLA! México

  1. Walt

    Chuy from Guadalajara shouting at Jim from Tuscaloosa.

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  2. Macallanlover

    Only fair for the returning illegals, our fault we got them hooked on the great Southern game of CFB. In keeping with the way we have trained them, it should be free. 🙂

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    • Walt

      Yeah, because God knows none of those Hispanics have ever worked a day in their lives.

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      • Macallanlover

        Weird interpretation on your part, I have nothing against, and said nothing about Hispanics, I said illegals. I actually admire many hard working Hispanics in this country. If it clarifies it any for you, I also dislike whites and blacks who don’t obey the law, nor pay their fair share, if able. If you are against acting responsibly, yeah, we will always be on different sides. Just make sure you state my position correctly and don’t misspeak to serve your own biased view of issues. Don’t like my position? Fine, I could care less about your feeling differently about how a society should operate, don’t make things up. What bothers you about people feeling differently, and fuels your intolerance? Never mind.

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        • Cojones

          You may not have meant it that way, but I had the same take as Walt, Mac. I take issue with your notion that worker immigrants get “free” things without responsibilities. I have to pay workers for maintenance on my property because I don’t get around physically as I used to do. I pay cash usually because it’s small amounts, plus many of them don’t have bank accounts necessary to cash checks. Since that’s payroll to many people, taxes aren’t taken out. Some people automatically think they won’t declare, but that’s up to them.

          Oh, and every worker for all my years of employing them has been a WASP.

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          • Macallanlover

            You use the term “worker immigrants” where I used “illegals”, I have nothing against worker immigrants, I have a major issue with tolerating ignoring the enforcement of our laws. Having a virtually open southern border is stupid, dangerous, and irresponsible. I am sure there is a reasonable solution to providing a pathway to citizenship but that is far above our heads apparently. In the meantime, have 11+ million illegals in the country who do little to nothing to pay for the services required to support them is an undue burden on this country, states, and citizens.

            A country who is $19+ trillion in debt, actually bankrupt, can not make the compassionate contributions we once could to needy people all over the world. California is a good example of brain dead. They cannot afford the drain on education, medical, and other public services yet they want to turn their heads away from the problem. I fully support not bailing them out with federal funds to support their own myopic agenda.

            It isn’t that we can’t use good workers wanting to roll up their sleeves and work to support their families and assimilate into the US, but if you have ever traveled to 3rd world countries (and Mexico is borderline) you will realize a strong America is their best chance. We were never strong enough to address all the needs in the world as we all wish, but we especially cannot do so now with the plight we face with our trade deficits and lack of production. If the Golden Goose is sick and failing, many more will die than before, right now our attention should turn to making ourselves strong again, and cleaning up the mess we have allowed to accumulate over the past several decades. To think we can have an open door is suicidal, we need a plan to deal with the current reality while stopping it from becoming worse and planning how to dig ourselves out. That isn’t just good for us, it is good for those who still need us to be more than a septic tank for Mexico’s overflow. I don’t know if it is too late, or not (I fear it is), but we absolutely cannot do it with those afraid to face the mathematical certainties of our direction and the strong division that prevents us from working together to find solutions. I would be all for that, and both America, and the world, would benefit. But forget it, it’s 2017 Jake, we would rather argue about minutiae and what letter is by an elected official’s name.

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            • Yeah. California. What a disaster? You can buy homes in the Bay Area for like pennies. It’s like Detroit. No one wants to live there except 1 out every 6 Americans and if it were an independent country it would be a mere 6th worldwide in GDP. I mean in any real, measurable sense it’s far behind Georgia, alabama and Mississippi. The only way to credit California is to accept facts as there are. Any dumbass KNOWS it sucks.

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              • Dawg0572

                1 out of every 6 Americans want to live there? Hahahahahaha!!!!!! And you’re calling someone a dumbass? Hahahahahahaha!!!! CA is bleeding red like a stuck pig. I live in Nashville, TN and people from CA or moving here in droves. Get your facts together bud.

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                • California- 40 million residents
                  Tennessee- 6.5 million residents.

                  The market has spoken….

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                • Macallanlover

                  This reaction shows you the depth of this tool’s thinking. Personally, I wish the hell they would become their own country and leave the US. Could happen one day, they are a burden and share few values with the majority of us. Economy is large, not healthy though and will make a bigger crash. Just hope we aren’t stupid enough to prop them up since this is self-inflicted by immature hystericals who lack touch with reality. Let them go, good riddance.

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                  • Mac, I’m curious where you get the “they are a burden” from.

                    As far as I can tell, California pays in more to the feds than it gets back.

                    An accumulation of data from various sources shows that California routinely pays more in federal taxes than it receives in federal spending. A 2015 study by the New York state comptroller found that in 2013 Californians paid $9,086 per capita in federal taxes and received $9,040 per capita in federal spending—or about 99 cents of spending for every tax dollar. (This is an improvement: The Tax Foundation found that California received about 78 cents in spending for every tax dollar in 2005, and Census and IRS data showed the state getting back 87 cents on the dollar in 2010.) In comparison, the average state gets about $1.29 in federal money for every dollar it sends to Washington.

                    California pays about 13 percent of all federal taxes and receives about 11 percent of federal expenditures. It’s one of 11 states with a deficit between what it pays the feds and what it gets back.

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                    • Macallanlover

                      LOL, Mother Jones as a reference for analyzing data. I remember before I grew up and was living in the fog most Leftists are in today, I thought Mother Jones was cool too. Of course, I thought America was screwed up and a good revolution was in order. That was the 60s and we all questioned everything that our ancestors and parents had left us with. Hopefully, I don’t just play with the selected phrases used by those to confuse.

                      You might recognize many of those states as high income states (CT, CA, NY, CO, ILL, etc.) with lower income states getting more back. What is hidden is the high state (and city) income taxes in those states which are deducted from the Federal tax due. In essence, they keep part of their Federal taxes up front to do with as they choose. Also, the defense budget is the largest of the discretionary spending areas of the Feds and most of those states are not exactly “military friendly” but they still receive a full share of protection so that is a distortion.

                      But moving on to the real issue here, I have always considered part of my “burden” to be any debt that i may have (mortgages, car payments, education expenses, credit cards, insurance, general spending stuff, etc.) and my obligation to pay it back. When I said burden in relation to California is the whopping debt they are amassing, and increasing at an unsustainable rate, you know the old “kick the can down the street” that hystericals fail to concern themselves with. Currently the local and state governments in the Golden State are estimated to be over one trillion dollars and rising. Over $400MM in state debt, another $300MM+ in pension/retirement shortfalls, municipal bond debts, over a thousand school districts in over their head, etc.

                      You cannot continue to spend recklessly and not expect a day of reckoning, and you know damned well where they will look for a bailout. I don’t agree with what they are doing and don’t want to give them a red cent. But they are a huge burden, and to a nation already $20 trillion in debt, I don’t feel obligated to a bunch of flakes holding out the welcome mat as if they are loaded. So yes, they are a huge burden because we are, unfortunately, linked, and I wish they would go the hell away. And take their judges, Senators, and Representatives with them. You cannot brag about your successful lifestyle when you are in debt above eye level to my way of thinking. They are the poster child for living off their kids’ future, and that is OK if that is what they want for their kids, just leave mine out of it.

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                    • So they’re not a burden now, but you’re concerned they’ll become one. No snark intended there — just trying to understand where you’re coming from.

                      By the way, you can find the same data in places other than Mother Jones.

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                    • For example, Mac, here are a couple of AP pieces that popped up today.

                      You might find this an interesting rebuttal to your argument:

                      The biggest losers when it comes to taxes and spending are New Jersey, Wyoming and Connecticut. New Jersey gets back just 77 cents for every dollar it pays, while Wyoming gets back 81 cents and Connecticut gets 83 cents.

                      New York gets 91 cents for every dollar it sends to Washington, according to the comptroller’s report.

                      All of these states have incomes above the national average.

                      “It’s a good example of a progressive tax code,” Scarboro said. “That is how it is designed to work.”

                      Then again, you might not.

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                    • Macallanlover

                      Absolutely I am concerned about when, and how, the “burden” of staggering debt is dealt with, and not just in California. I am also concerned that some don’t see the inevitability of what will be down the road as this unfolds. It is a now problem to me, how could we allow this to happen? It is beyond selfish.

                      Yes, I saw that same information in other places, and don’t question that data is correct, just didn’t know Mother Jones was still kicking. The information was interesting, but not that meaningful, just showed that states with higher incomes per capita are more likely to not get every cent back that they paid in. But they may have, if you look at the raw data and see that all dollars are nor accounted for, some spending, like defense, is a value in NY even if bases aren’t physically located there, and a portion of non-federal, double digit tax deductions should be added to the amount those states receive back. As with all data, it can be sliced from many angles and look different from each. Sorry this thread got twisted off the path, my comment was meant lightly, not to get this deep into politics.

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                  • I think the minority of voters that thought Il Douché would make a good president should leave given their complete lack of any values, common sense or decency whatsoever. In short, I’m very tired of the losing. So much losing. Sad!

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                    • Dawg0572

                      I’ve got a better idea! Why don’t you move out to the heaven you call CA? You could even burn flags, burn buildings, break windows and beat on Trump supporters to boot! You’d be living the dream bud.

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        • Walt

          Oops, hit a nerve, huh? I’ll forgo commenting now since it’s cocktail hour and I’ve had a few. Cheers.

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          • Macallanlover

            A nerve? You? I don’t take you serious enough to care hoss. Just correcting your mistaken assumption.

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            • Cojones

              Mac, I wouldn’t speak of other folk’s assumptions when you have just finished a diatribe of Ca., a state that you disdain from ignorance of twisted facts and not having lived there. If you had experience living there, like many others, you could see the political undertones of your “understanding” of a place. You can visit out there sometime and ask a few Californians about Georgia and you will get a hatful of ignorant shit that’s akin to the ignorance here of that state.

              Most Californians voted for no taxes long ago and continue to demand public support of services without paying for them. That occurred during the Republican era there and continues to be pushed by the Republicans on a national agenda. Get rid of taxes and continue to demand what taxes buy. Your boy, Trump (as well as Congress), continues that ignorant agenda to satisfy the continued duping of this country.

              You worry about and blame Californians for your lack of understanding of how important that immigrant labor is to all the cash crops grown there and that you eat. Live there awhile before reeling off the latest crap you hear from there and placing it into your didactic reasoning. I’ll try to do the same.

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              • Macallanlover

                Son, I have done more business in Cal, managed more people there, relocated more folks there, and traveled there more than you have, that would be my bet. You don’t have to live in all 50 states and the District to know a little about them, especially when you do business there and have subordinates/customers located there that you interact with often. My opinion on the matter may not agree with yours, but it is an informed one.

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                • Cojones

                  Didn’t opine to hear you opine from your big business experience. I lived there over 12 yrs and managed people as well as consulted there for over 15yrs after moving back South. Since I have no idea what you did and you have no idea what I did, it would be more than stupid to have an “I have more experience with numbers of people than you do so that makes me great at looking at things with skewed vision and reasoning” argument and attempt to top the latest unreasoning you do with your Breitbart Dysfunctional News anti-science “facts”.

                  We differ on the word “informed” in so many ways that it would be impossible to argue with such arrogance you have dropped here. I continue to keep up with activities there since my son and two grandchildren live in Santa Cruz and my wife’s daughter and two grandchildren live in the Sacramento areas. My wife’s son and two grandchildren live in San Diego, so we pretty much are informed for what goes on in that state. My wife and I lived in SoCal for years and since all have voted in that state, I would contend that someone who hasn’t voted there couldn’t possibly keep up closely with affairs as you pretend after getting your information through a skewed looking glass. Add all of that to the friends and business associates we have from Ca who we continue to communicate with…..well, about now you should have a more accurate picture of what people realize while living there is different from what you receive as gossip from “subordinates and customers”.

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                  • Macallanlover

                    So I would have lost my bet (odds are great I wouldn’t have), you did have more personal experience in Cal than I did. Still doesn’t justify your “you have no clue” assumption about me. And being exposed to the California lifestyle/attitude doesn’t necessarily mean you are right in your assessment at all. In fact, it may cloud your perspective of both California, and why people don’t have much use for the way of life there, you may have been too influenced. I hope your family votes for the secession amendment they are trying to get on the ballot next year, would make some people living there happy, and would definitely make many of us not living there ecstatic as well. As I stated earlier, I see the state as a negative. Just an opinion, not arrived at without some thought…whether right or wrong. Much as the Leftists attempt to stifle it, we still have a right to think differently.

                    I think you have a couple more years experience of being an American than me, hasn’t done you much good at assessing what is going on nationally either, based on the opinions I have seen you express here. That isn’t “arrogance” on my part either, just a different take on things, and I am glad I don’t reach the same conclusions you have drawn from that advantaged position either. Have another cookie.

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            • Walt

              Mac: I shouldn’t have taken issue with what I thought was a typical comment by a Trump-supporting Republican douchebag. I have no idea what you actually think, who you support or if you’re a douchebag. You’re probably a hell of a nice guy. Please accept my apology.

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  3. The other Doug

    The Mexican officials told Sankey “Everyone down here loves football”.

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  4. Russ

    Well, it was Australian Rules Football that got me hooked on ESPN initially.

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  5. AusDawg85

    Can’t wait for the UGA / Auburn game in Mexico city next season.

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    • Whiskeydawg

      Ir perros !!!!!!

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    • The Georgia Way

      Rest assured, we are already in front of this and will open the bidding process soon. The highest-bidding Mexican city will provide a study-abroad facility and host next season’s Georgia-Auburn football game.

      To the winning bidder, we will also relocate one of our in-state Bulldog Club meetings to this vacation home, uh I mean, study-abroad facility. We will be announcing Kevin Butler as our UGA ambassador as soon as he completes his undergraduate Spanish courses at Gilbert Hall.

      Then we will collect the proceeds from this big, beautiful ‘home’ game and make Mexico pay for it.

      #¡COMPROMETERSECONLAGE!

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  6. Debby Balcer

    Americans are retiring to Mexico to have a better standard of living when retired. I would imagine this is directed towards them.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      agree. I recently read an article about a town in Mexico that is a haven for retirees. San Juan Miguel I think

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  7. More people making more money off the college players.

    Meanwhile, while everyone around them gets rich (I know, I am exaggerating), they get the same amounts every year (again, I know that their scholly numbers change yearly).

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    SCOOOORRRE!!!

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  9. Cojones

    My blog name may become a staple of conversation on the Finebaum Show.

    If we really want to make an SEC splash, a couple of Spring Games should be moved to Cinco de Mayo.

    Perros de Toro!, Perros de Toro!

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  10. DawgByte

    BFD. ESPN sucks!

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