According to McIntyre, NBC Sports and NBCSN executive producer Sam Flood was irate when he heard Beadle's comments trashing the promotion of The Crossover on last week's Sports Media Watch podcast (co-hosted by our Ken Fang). Flood and Beadle have squared off consistently during her time with the Peacock, and her comments on the podcast was the last straw and he had a meeting with Beadle informing her the show was canceled, but not before first leaking the story to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.
McIntyre is also reporting that Beadle is prepared to leave NBC the moment her agent and the network can reach an agreement, with a return to ESPN seemingly on the horizon.
If you hear her speak on that Sports Media Journal podcast with her stalker, err Ken Fang, she clearly stated a lot of her issues and both of them appeared in denial.
1- She openly said, "I am not a good team player and I don't have that quality.". Good start.
2- She referred to it as "her show" repeatedly. It wasn't, it was NBCSNs and if it was successful, she would have taken all the credit. It failed and she wants none of the blame.
3- She said that she fought for changes which were implemented. Well, your ideas did not help. Get over it.
4- Her Twitter follower comment is laughable as she believes that every follower is a real person.
5-If you want all the creative responsibility, then form your own production company and you can do whatever you want and try to sell the show yourself since you said, "I really don't like to depend on other people." If that is the case, don't be under contract with any network.
How about she just do us all a favor and leave TV? She has nothing to offer. Thought she was a waste of time on the Olympics. How can someone get paid just to read other people's tweets?
Here are 5 possible new gigs which Beadle could most likely do if she rejoins ESPN, she'll be in a similar situation with Suzy Kolber; find a hole wherever you can get them. http://jmanmediazone.blogspot.com/2013/09/nba-rights-picture-becoming-clearer.html
should have stay at ESPN, sports nation was good with her and collin. now that show sucks, just like 1/2 of the shows on there now.
I'm guessing the E.A. presence keeps her from a Fox Sports job, even though she has the requisite blonde hair on her resume
I hope she goes back to co-hosting SportsNation with Max Kellerman because I am starting to get sick and tired of Marcelius Wiley's antics...
Sad because she could of been a big asset to NBC and instead treated her like crap. She was a breath of Fresh Air at ESPN. A women with confidence who actually knows what shes talking about.
Nothing against her, but she never seemed to put her all into The Crossover. Didn't she take a vacation within a couple of weeks of the show's premiere? Not what I call giving it your all.
@erikmal because she's a HOT commodity. Someone is gonna offer her something appealing.
I've always liked her. She was such a breath of fresh air on ESPN the first time and was great with the most intelligent voice on ESPN: Colin.
@Danny Carlino She added so much to the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont telecasts too! (snark)
Where is the notion that she left on a bad note coming from? They threw her a going away show and farewell party?
@SammyReynolds Keith Olbermann scorched the earth leaving ESPN and he's back (after a long absence). Never say never.
@BrianCullather That and Charissa Thompson doesn't like her either.