No single media outlet has as much sway over its corner of the culture as ESPN does over the sports world. ESPN, in ways both direct and indirect, decides what we watch and what we talk about and how we talk about it. And that's why it matters when the Worldwide Leader decides to be stupid—ESPN's stupid is oppressive. With that in mind, here are a few recent stories we've written about ESPN being stupid.
The story of how ESPN fell in love with Tim Tebow is really the story of a breakup, between ESPN and the business of reporting the news. Read »
We're at a loss as to for what Reilly thinks he ought to be given credit, other than happening to have Roethlisberger's agent's number in his iPhone. Read »
Rick really needs to get better interns to do the reporting for his stories. Read »
Yep, remarkable coincidences all around. Read »
It'll be a game show without the prizes. It'll be performance art, an endless scroll being pulled out of an endless vagina. Relentless bullshit, 100 percent authentic, 24 hours a day. Read »