Matt Jones sells popular Kentucky Sports Radio website

The Kentucky Sports Radio website is under new ownership, according to founder Matt Jones.

Stuart McWhorter, one of the founders of the 247Sports website network, has bought, the popular University of Kentucky athletics website, Jones announced Tuesday morning. The site will continue to cover UK sports, Jones wrote in a post announcing the sale, and several notable writers will continue to contribute.

The deal does not impact Jones’ daily KSR radio show, he added, and podcasts on the website will not be affected.

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“KSR has been a massive part of my life over these 15 years and watching it grow and develop, while harnessing the careers of our amazing writers and content producers has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” Jones wrote. “But in today’s media landscape, one either grows, adapts

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Spotify’s Own Employees Fret About Alex Jones Appearing on Joe Rogan Show

(Bloomberg) — Spotify Technology SA employees are raising concerns about an episode from the company’s Joe Rogan podcast in which the popular host discussed conspiracy theories with right-wing rabble-rouser Alex Jones.


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Some workers have taken to the Slack chat service to discuss “The Joe Rogan Experience” episode, which included Jones exaggerating the risks of giving children the polio vaccine and saying that masks don’t help stop the spread of coronavirus. Spotify has taken down content from Jones before for violating its policies about “hate content,” but the service declined to remove this podcast.

In a company Slack channel called #ethics-club, which has more than 500 members, employees shared internal forms for reporting content that violates company policies and escalating complaints about content. Some employees shared instructions on how to transcribe the episode to find content violations to report.

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Joe Rogan is already letting Alex Jones spread misinformation on his Spotify show

Joe Rogan’s podcast has only been available on Spotify since September, and already, the host is inviting controversial guests to appear. This week, he chatted with Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as well as comedian Tim Dillon. The episode’s audio and video are available both on Spotify and YouTube, and this comes after Spotify employees expressed concern over Rogan’s prior episodes and transphobic content.

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During this most recent interview, Dillon wore a shirt that says “Free Ghislaine,” in reference to Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein who was charged in July with helping Epstein recruit and groom girls to sexually abuse. Dillon claims during the three-plus-hour show that Democrats want to use COVID-19 and possible local shutdowns to prevent people from “private ownership of cars” and “cash.”


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Jones, who previously claimed the Sandy Hook was a hoax, also said that “a

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Buying Bitcoin ‘Like Investing In Google Early Or Steve Jobs And Apple,’ Predicts Wall Street Legend And Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

Bitcoin has come a long way in the ten years since it was created but, for some, it still feels early.

The bitcoin price, climbing to year-to-date highs this week and recapturing some of the late 2017 bullishness that pushed it to around $20,000 per bitcoin, has found fresh support from Wall Street and traditional investors this year.

Now, Wall Street legend and billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, who made headlines when he revealed he was buying bitcoin to hedge against inflation earlier this year, has said buying bitcoin is “like investing with Steve Jobs and Apple
or investing in Google early.”

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Giants’ Joe Judge on Reaction to Daniel Jones’ Run: ‘The Internet Is Undefeated’ | Bleacher Report

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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New York Giants head coach Joe Judge enjoyed the reaction to quarterback Daniel Jones falling down after an 80-yard run in the third quarter of Thursday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. 

“The internet is undefeated,” Judge told reporters Friday.

Here’s a look at a small sample of the memes and other reactions that emerged after the run:

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Daniel Jones takes a little tumble and the internet is still rolling

Daniel Jones tripped over absolutely nothing Thursday night and the football world is still laughing.

On a play in the third quarter against the Eagles on Thursday, Jones ran the ball 80 yards … and then just fell. No one was near him. He ended up stumbling to a halt at the Eagles’ eight yard line, a sure touchdown down the drain.

Fortunately for Jones, the crash landing in front of a national TV audience didn’t cost Big Blue on that drive as Wayne Gallman punched it in four plays later from the 1-yard line to give the Giants a 14-10 lead. Unfortunately, Jones couldn’t have a good laugh at his misfortune after a big win as the Giants blew an 11-point lead late and fell to 1-6 (yes, fell) with the 22-21 loss in Philly.

“You ever see an 18 wheeler blow out all it’s tires. It looks like

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A Conversation With Fender’s Evan Jones On Going 1:1 To Disrupt CX + A No Rules World For Brands As Agents Of Consumer Expression

Marketing is continuing to metamorphize at never before clock speeds to keep pace with real-time shifts in consumer behavior. To succeed today, brands must have a laser focus on improving CX in ways that demonstrate a sharper understanding of their consumers, while also creating experiences that effectively reflect culture and offer opportunity for new types of engagement.

With that in mind, I recently spoke with Evan Jones, CMO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (Fender). Evan is a marketer who has spent his career finding innovative ways to intersect culture and commerce. We spoke about everything from the heightened need today for direct interaction with customers to help identify behavioral triggers, to the brand’s upcoming new campaign for its American Professional II Series.

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