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ESPN Loves America, As Well As Its Veterans

Via ESPN Media Zone:

ESPN’s week-long celebration of Veterans Day began Saturday, Nov. 6, with a segment on College GameDay and continued on other programs, including Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsNation and Outside the Lines. The special tribute concluded today with portions of SportsCenter live from the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Parade Field in Germany. In addition, the salute to those in the armed services took form today on the company’s center quadrangle in Bristol, Conn. Nearly 100 employees took part in displaying a 100 x 60-foot American flag. A color guard from the U.S. Navy was also on hand for the event.

Now, I can be as cynical and snarky of an S.O.B. as they come in all matter tWWL-related, but even I cannot find anything wrong with this above display of respect for our nation’s veterans. I could, however, be incredibly cynical and snarky if we found out that ESPN required that the 100 employees who took part in displaying the flag were forced to take personal time in order to participate. Because, to be honest, I could see them doing something like that. And that, my friends, I’m afraid that would not result in the reward of a Leadership Pickle.

To all our troops and veterans, ESPN salutes you! Happy Veterans Day! [ESPN Media Zone]