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ESPN killed something else with its layoffs, its best hope to reach millennials: TrueHoop podcasts

“Stop hitting yourself… Stop hitting yourself…” 
That’s the sound of ESPN bullying itself into irrelevance as we’ve now learned that the self-described “worldwide leader in sports” has killed the best thing to come out of its Bristol, Connecticut headquarters in recent years: the TrueHoop network of podcasts. 
The news that the podcasts will shut down comes along with the massive layoffs announced earlier this week.  
SEE ALSO: ESPN is laying off a bunch of its on-air talent
Along with the initial cuts of about 100 staffers, ESPN also quietly let go of one of its most impactful team members, Henry Abbott, the guy

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