Today’s ESPN layoffs have been a bloodbath—and they’re still ongoing. You’ll find goodbyes and tributes to former colleagues all over Twitter, but there appears to be just this one mention of the brutal cuts on ESPN programming.
ESPN’s Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap are two of the network’s best, and the pair anchored hours of Muhammad Ali coverage in the very early morning that few—other than west-coast insomniacs—were able to see. That’s a shame, because the two engaged in a tremendous discussion of the boxer’s legacy and shared some…
Today’s episode of Outside The Lines took on the recent kerfuffle at Texas A&M, which saw Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead chasing away recruits by acting like a baby on Twitter. ESPN recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill was brought on the show to give his takes on the situation, and he wasted no time in…
The 6 p.m. SportsCenter, featuring an extended live hit from Cuba by Bob Ley, was interrupted when a pamphlet-clad protester jumped up onto the set, threw his pamphlets and yelled something. The producer quickly threw to Karl Ravech, Doug Glanville, and Eduardo Perez, who were clearly dumbfounded at what was going on.
Here’s a weird one! Today’s Outside the Lines featured three men discussing Curt Flood with host Bob Ley: MLB.com’s Terence Moore, author Brad Snyder, and ESPN’s Doug Glanville. Also, a random woman whose brief presence was never addressed or explained, as far as we can tell.
FIFA held its presidential election in Zurich today—two days after the United States Justice Department arrested a number of its officials on various charges—but it had a few additional issues to discuss beforehand. ESPN’s Bob Ley, who sounded like he had been awake since the start (which would be about 4:30 a.m.),…
Today's episode of Outside the Lines got very awkward thanks to the presence of country singer and gadfly Kinky Friedman. While participating in a panel discussion about Jerry Jones and Chris Christie's blossoming bromance, Friedman went straight for the gay jokes.
So ... this is very strange.
Bob Ley is the cornerstone of ESPN's journalism credibility. His role at the helm of Outside The Lines has established him as a trusted voice in news, which is why this crazy moment is so very precious.
Outside the Lines is supposed to be the safe haven from all the bullshit. Bob Ley likes to call the show the Switzerland of ESPN. It's the thinking man's sports program—Bristol's answer to NewsHour. Sonorous reporters intoning Serious News. An air of calm, cool reflection about the issues of the day. Even on Monday,…
It's time once again for Adventures in Photography, with ESPN's Bob Ley, live from the USMNT world cup qualifier in Honduras.
It's time for Adventures in Photography, with ESPN's Bob Ley, live from the USMNT press conference in Honduras.
Coming up, on Outside the Lines.
On Outside the Lines today, Bob Ley found cause to recite a few bars from Jay-Z's DeShawn Stevenson dis track "Blow the Whistle," which Hova recorded during the hilarious LeBron & Jay-Z vs. DeShawn & Soulja Boy feud a few years back. There was little reason to expect that when James said that responding to…
There are only two ESPN personalities who have been around since the network was founded in 1979. One is Chris Berman; you might have heard of him. The other is Bob Ley. It would be safe to say they have somewhat different approaches.