Bill Walton's Reddit AMA Was As Wacky As You'd Expect

Bill Walton took to Reddit yesterday to answer a bunch of questions, and befitting a guy who once asked "Have you ever been to a volcano?" to his broadcasting partner to end a 30 second tangent about Las Vegas, the questions were weird and his answers were weirder. The volcano even made an appearance. » 3/27/15 9:29am Friday 9:29am

This Bill Walton Tangent Is One For The Ages

Bill Walton has carved out a nice space for himself as the Harry Caray of basketball broadcasts, and he went on one of his weird tangents during last night's game between Stanford and Utah. I don't want to spoil anything, but make sure you stick it out to the end. » 3/13/15 10:08am 3/13/15 10:08am

Bill Walton Blasts the Drug War, Supports Marijuana on ESPN Broadcast

Late last night, while most of America was asleep, Washington and Oregon faced off in a negligible Pac-12 battle. Tourney hopeful Oregon won the game, but Bill Walton stole the show. » 2/05/15 5:05pm 2/05/15 5:05pm

ESPN's Dave Pasch Outs Self As Creationist After Receiving Darwin Book

We've noted previously that college basketball games called by Dave Pasch and Bill Walton on ESPN can get especially weird, but we never imagined that it would be Pasch who would lead viewers to ask themselves, "Did he really just say that?" » 1/15/15 11:08pm 1/15/15 11:08pm

What The Hell Is Bill Walton Talking About?

Poor Dave Pasch. The ESPN college basketball play-by-play artist is repeatedly stuck with an increasingly unhinged Bill Walton, and last night's broadcast of the Arizona-UCLA game at Pauley Pavilion got weird again as Walton rambled on about who-knows-what. » 1/10/14 10:20am 1/10/14 10:20am

Bill Walton Made A Ray Lewis Limo Joke And Referenced Bill Simmons's…

Bill Walton's on-air behavior has been consistently weird this college basketball season, and that didn't change tonight as broadcasting's biggest Grateful Dead fan launched into numerous questionable tangents during ESPNU's Pac-12 tournament coverage of Washington-Oregon from Las Vegas. » 3/15/13 1:19am 3/15/13 1:19am

Anderson Varejao Wig Night Was Exactly The Whimsical Clown-Nightmare…

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday gave away 10,000 wigs to fans for "Wild Thing Wig Night," a.k.a. Anderson Varejao Wig Night, a.k.a. Sideshow Bob Appreciation Night, a.k.a. Bill Walton Merkin Night, a.k.a. Beyoncé Perm Re-enactment Night, a.k.a. Mad Hatter Cosplay Night, a.k.a. Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon from… » 12/29/12 7:25pm 12/29/12 7:25pm

The Sacramento Kings Are Now So Desperate That They're Marketing To Old…

Are you a Sacramento Kings fan? Ha, no, shut up, you're not. They're half a game ahead of last place in the West, 2-8 in their last 10, headed for the lottery again. They're probably leaving town. Who would ever want to go to a Kings game? » 4/20/12 4:40pm 4/20/12 4:40pm

Here Is Bill Walton Dressed As A Water Bottle, Because We Love You

There is a show called Shark Tank that exists. It has something to do with entrepreneurs and their business ideas and inventions, and Mark Cuban is on it sometimes, and he knows people in basketball. Therefore, here is Bill Walton dressed as a water bottle. [Twitter] » 9/08/11 1:15pm 9/08/11 1:15pm

Last Night's Winner: The Return Of Bill Walton

In sports, everyone is a winner — some people just win better than others. Like weird, wonderful ol' Bill Walton, at last healthy again and back to doing the thing he does best: being ridiculous in public. » 8/10/10 1:15pm 8/10/10 1:15pm

Boston Sports Radio Show Hangs Up On Bill Walton

Former Celtic and resident NBA love child Bill Walton called in to Toucher and Rich's Boston radio show the day after Game 7. He was way too proud of his son, Laker Luke, for their tastes. Click. [98.5SportsHub] » 6/20/10 2:10pm 6/20/10 2:10pm

An Intergalactic Birthday Greeting From Bill Walton

I hope that I live to see my 87th birthday, if for no other reason than I might be lucky enough to receive a spaced-out answering machine message from Mr. Bill Walton. » 3/23/09 10:45am 3/23/09 10:45am

The Greatest Sportscasters Of All Time; A List That's Sure To Confuse…

Not sure when The American Sportscasters Association put out its list of the top 50 sportscasters of all time, but here it is. Berman's in there! And Joe Buck! » 1/13/09 2:30pm 1/13/09 2:30pm

Media Approval Ratings: Bill Walton

It is easy to forget sometimes that Bill Walton used to stutter. Remembering that little factoid makes his signature BOLD PROCLAMATIONS a little easier to handle; he wouldn't be Bill Walton if he didn't sound uncertain. » 6/16/08 1:05pm 6/16/08 1:05pm

Bill Walton, Will Ferrell Are Superbad






Here's Will Ferrell playing Bill Walton in a game of horse ... a sentence I never thought I'd ever type. As Dogs That Chase Cars says, Ferrell actually shoots the rock pretty damn well. And Walton looks at home in that uniform, doesn't he? (Sarcasm: The anti-drug). » 2/28/08 3:00pm 2/28/08 3:00pm

Presenting John Wooden's Lesser-Known 'Deadspin Pyramid Of Success'


There are so many delightful passages in the latest BallHype Spotlight Series, Volume 2: Bibilotech essay that it's hard to know where to begin. Just the notion of Bill Walton reviewing Will's book, God Save the Fan, is amusing enough. But then you get to the Deadspin Pyramid of Success, and you begin to believe that… » 2/13/08 3:40pm 2/13/08 3:40pm

Bill Walton Drinks Alone

For random encounters with drunk athletes and/or celebrities, this could be the most promising weekend of all-time. Enrico Campitelli of The 700 Level is in one of the bloggers in Vegas this weekend, and last night, he ran into Bill Walton. Hammered, and all by his lonesome. » 2/17/07 12:30pm 2/17/07 12:30pm

Elsewhere...

• Remember that story about the kid in Pittsburgh who was ostracized for wearing an Elway jersey to school? It ends like every story should end: with John Elway giving someone autographed furniture. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] » 1/29/06 4:55pm 1/29/06 4:55pm