How ESPN Ditched Journalism And Followed Skip Bayless To The Bottom: A…

In October, Doug Gottlieb, a radio host and basketball analyst who'd decamped for CBS the previous month after nine years with ESPN, went on The Dan Patrick Show and dropped something of a truth bomb about his time in Bristol: » 11/12/12 2:32pm 11/12/12 2:32pm

Mike Leach Appears To Have Autographed A Copy Of His Book With A "Craig…

Washington State football head coach Mike Leach isn't just inspiring possible new Friday Night Lights movies, he's also playing along with Internet memes referencing the nemesis who probably got him fired from Texas Tech. » 5/08/12 11:00pm 5/08/12 11:00pm

ESPN Has Found Its Answer To Problems Like Bruce Feldman And His Book

From the network that never lets its business interests interfere with its coverage: "Of note is that ESPN, as a matter of policy, will no longer grant permission to write as-told-to books with sports personalities." It's a conflict of interest, you see. Except when it isn't. [Front Row] » 11/04/11 5:15pm 11/04/11 5:15pm

Amy K. Nelson Is The Latest To Flee ESPN

Amy K. Nelson will join SB Nation to work on "YouTube content" (presumably the site's digital video network, which is still in the works). She's the latest in this fall's exodus: Pat Forde started as the national college sports columnist at Yahoo on Tuesday, and Bruce Feldman freed himself back in September to join… » 11/03/11 11:30am 11/03/11 11:30am

Bruce Feldman On Leaving ESPN: "In The Last Six Weeks, I've Seen What…

After 17 years at ESPN, where he was one of the first hires for the WWL's website once upon a time, college football writer Bruce Feldman announced today that he was leaving for a gig at CBSSports.com. He also made an appearance this morning on Dan Patrick's radio show and spoke freely about what went on behind the… » 9/01/11 1:45pm 9/01/11 1:45pm

ESPN Is Going To Think About Considering Making Sure Nothing Like What…

"The recent flap over Bruce Feldman's non—suspension..." wrote ESPN's Poynter-approved ombudsperson, Kelly McBride, and already with that one jargony semi-word, "flap," we were in the Klein bottle of journalism about journalism by journalists for nobody. "To date, this is the most complicated ESPN issue we've tackled… » 7/19/11 6:36pm 7/19/11 6:36pm

The NL Central Standings Look Like A Misprint, But Pittsburgh's Really…

Your morning roundup for July 16, the day we wondered who was giving all thatmoney to Michele Bachmann. See anything worthwhile? Tip your editors. » 7/16/11 10:00am 7/16/11 10:00am

Mike Leach: "ESPN Isn’t Going To Let Little Inconvenient Details Like…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Leach is the only one not under a gag order. » 7/15/11 2:30pm 7/15/11 2:30pm

College Football Writer Mike Bruce Feldman Is Persona Non Grata In…

Sports by Brooks is reporting that ESPN college football writer Bruce Feldman "has been banned from writing for any ESPN entity, is forbidden from appearing on any ESPN platform, is not allowed to Tweet from his Twitter account nor participate in any promotion of a recently-released book in which Feldman played a… » 7/14/11 9:00pm 7/14/11 9:00pm

Please Do Not Insult Mike Lupica On Twitter

No matter how ludicrous a Mike Lupica rant might be, it's probably best if you don't call him on it a public forum. Especially if you also work for ESPN: The Conglomerate. » 9/09/09 10:30am 9/09/09 10:30am

Your Next Book Club Selection

Not that anyone will remember, considering it's the Friday before Christmas, but our Deadspin Book Club has made its next selection for its reading dissection. (Because dissection is pretty much what they did with the last one. » 12/21/07 1:05pm 12/21/07 1:05pm