Every Univision ¡GOOOL! Of The World Cup, Ranked By Length

We've been fans of ESPN's excellent World Cup coverage, but for your money's worth it's tough to beat the live match broadcasts on Univision. Here's every goal scored thus far in the World Cup, stitched together into one very long ¡GOOOOOOOOOL!. Below you'll find a chart ranking every goal of the tournament by how… » 7/12/14 11:10am 7/12/14 11:10am

Gus Johnson Will Be The Voice Of Soccer, Even If He Has To Ruin The…

Goal-line technology? FIFA corruption? Landon Donovan’s magical mystery tour? America's biggest soccer controversy is, unexpectedly, Gus Johnson. Upon the announcement that Fox would use Screamin’ Gus as its lead announcer for the 2018 World Cup, public reaction sorted itself into two extremist camps. Depending on… » 4/03/13 12:26pm 4/03/13 12:26pm

Jack Edwards Was Literally Jumping Up And Down When The Bruins Tied The…

The Bruins, down 3-0 in the third, achieved a compact and miraculous comeback. They scored twice in the final 90 seconds after pulling their goalie, and salvaged an extremely unlikely comeback. (The Rangers would win in the shootout.) But in the game-tying goal, a rebound right to Brad Marchand that he put top shelf,… » 2/13/13 9:05am 2/13/13 9:05am

Is America Ready For Gus Johnson, Soccer Announcer?

Last spring, Gus Johnson showed up in the unlikeliest of places. Less than a year removed from parting ways with CBS and joining Fox, Johnson was decidedly out of his comfort zone. A familiar voice over college hoops, and with Fox the NFL and college football, here was Johnson, on the radio, calling games for MLS's… » 2/05/13 1:55pm 2/05/13 1:55pm

Jenn Sterger Was The Original Katherine Webb, In That She Was Also…

The New York Times caught up with one-time Deadspin muse and object of misdirected Brett Favre affection Jenn Sterger yesterday (how's she doing? The profile included the quote, "[W]ith great cleavage comes great responsibility," so, fine) and in doing so noted that her first taste of fame came in a now-familiar… » 1/19/13 6:10pm 1/19/13 6:10pm

ESPN Prepping Its Talent For A Twitter Shitstorm After Deciding To No…

The Protean identity of ESPN's online network ESPN3 shifts again this week, as the former ESPN360 attempts to distance itself from similar offering WatchESPN. The Worldwide Leader has elected to end the simulcast of sporting events shown on ESPN's cable nets to ESPN3—a service available to 73 million cable… » 8/29/12 11:15am 8/29/12 11:15am

Michele Smith Became The First Female Analyst For A National Baseball…

TBS broke unprecedented ground Sunday when they put analyst Michele Smith in the booth alongside Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for their broadcast of the Dodgers-Braves game. It's the first time a woman has ever served in the commentary role for a national MLB broadcast, and is one of a handful of breakthroughs in a… » 8/20/12 4:20pm 8/20/12 4:20pm

Bud Selig Gives Hawk Harrelson A Stern Talking-To For Being An…

Upset with a one-sided beanball war that resulted in only a White Sox player getting ejected, broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson completely lost his mind. It was more of the sort of rah-rah-Sox stuff we've all come to expect from Harrelson, but there was extraordinary vehemence and venom in this particular outburst, and… » 6/01/12 12:15pm 6/01/12 12:15pm

Meet Jim Hawthorne, LSU's Lovable Play-By-Play Man Who Gets Every Call…

Many Yankees fans love their clumsy, theatrical announcer John Sterling, even though he whiffs on so many calls. But Sterling errs when calling baseball, of all sports. Think about the football announcer's plight. Not just football, but SEC football—it's fast. So we sympathize with LSU's Jim Hawthorne, who… » 11/16/11 3:25pm 11/16/11 3:25pm

Good Luck Charm? Cardinals Play-By-Play Broadcaster Might Have Wet…

Two Sundays ago, Fox Sports Midwest's Dan McLaughlin was arrested for driving drunk after he crashed into a stop sign in Chesterfield, a suburb of St. Louis. He was suspended from work, even though FSM doesn't carry postseason games so his year was effectively over. That mugshot, on the left, is the face of a man who… » 10/11/11 12:40pm 10/11/11 12:40pm

Yankees Radio Guy John Sterling Is The Saddest Man Alive

If you haven't already, I urge you to read the John Sterling profile in last Sunday's New York Times. Sterling, for the uninitiated, is the Yankees' godawful radio play-by-play guy—"Thuuuuuuh Yankees win!"—for whom some people have developed an unaccountable hipster taste, like moose antlers. (Back in my ESPN days, I… » 10/05/11 11:15am 10/05/11 11:15am