Just received this text from reporter at presser. Sheesh. Will update when ready...
Gentlemen, brace yourselves: From TMZ: "Andrews — who serves as a sideline reporter for ESPN — was struck in the chin by a foul ball hit by New York Mets player Alex Cora during the 4th inning."
The quest to replace ESPN's Le Anne Schreiber as the WWL's ombudsperson might be near completion if stars align: Venerable sports producer and consummate BSD Don Ohlmeyer is rumored to be the lead candidate for the position, sourcepersons say.
Manny Ramirez has failed a performance-enhancing drug test and has been suspended 50 games, effective immediately. Well ... I guess that's everyone! (Lots, lots more to come, obviously.)
While ESPN de-bloats, they wouldn't be the WWL unless they also added a big name. The biggest one so far: Matt Millen, Ex-Lions GM/Architect of Destruction, will join their Monday Night Countdown on-site team.
This is sad. Just hours after he finished pitching six scoreless innings for the Angels last night, the 22-year-old pitcher has died.
In somewhat of a stunning move in the, wow-that-happened-fast sense, the Denver Broncos have traded Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears for, well — A LOT.
In a game where DeJuan Blair and Pitt oughta be coasting by 30, the adorable Buccaneers from Johnson City, Tennessee are staying with the top-seeded Panthers. 37-37 in the second half. [Pitt-ETSU Live Blog]
All told, I'm not quite as sad as Sad Vader here. This seems like the only way it could have happened.
Can't say that this isn't a massive disappointment for both Donovan McNabb and my skin, but the scrappy Arizona Cardinals did what the scrappy Arizona Cardinals do, I guess. So did the Eagles, unfortunately.
Because I'm the only Arizona fan many people know, I've been asked often to comment on the utter ridiculousness of Glendale hosting the NFC Championship game. For brevity, I've put together a Buzzsaw FAQ.
So, Knicks center Eddy Curry may have some bigger problems facing him than finding playing time. In a lengthy lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by his former chauffeur, David Kuchinsky, we find out that Curry may be a super-aggressive anti-Semitic closet homosexual with a penchant for gun play. Whee. Read on.
Remember that short story from high school English about the hanging soldier who miraculously escapes death? And just as he's seemingly finally escaped back to the waiting arms of his wife, he's cruelly thrust back into the grim reality of the tightening noose? The narrow escape was only a dream. I still feel like I…
Chuck Klosterman once wrote that the reason soccer was so popular among suburban parents was because the sport allows their coddled, overfed children to run around for two hours without anyone having any idea whether they were playing well or not.
We have reached the SHOTY Final. It's probably the one we should have expected all along.
Starting Monday, Fanhouse will add ex-Chicago Sun-Times columnist and venerable Around The Horn noisemaker Jay Mariotti to its stable of writers. Fun for the whole family.