ESPN Anchor Apologizes After "Lin Is Cooking With Peanut Oil" Joke

Remember when ESPN suspended Max Bretos for a month because he used a common colloquialism that, in the context of Jeremy Lin, seemed racist? Remember when media people saying racially obtuse things about Jeremy Lin was a thing? Lin's having a good game tonight against the Knicks, which means we're due for some good… » 11/14/13 10:28pm 11/14/13 10:28pm

Chow Fun: Jeremy Lin Has A Pleasant Lunch With "Chink In The Armor"…

Anthony Federico, the former ESPNer who wrote the "Chink In The Armor" headline for which he has been apologizing to anyone who'll stand still long enough, tells Newsday: "We talked more about matters of faith [and] reconciliation. We talked about our shared Christian values and what we're both trying do with this… » 3/28/12 3:30pm 3/28/12 3:30pm

ESPN Had Another Headline Issue Today, And This One Included The Word…

Here's how the headline to this story looked early Saturday morning on ESPN's Soccernet site. We actually got a tip about it from Andy W, but dismissed it because we'd never heard of Lee Dong-Gook and figured ESPN had Westernized the order of his name (in other words, that his given name was Lee and his surname was… » 2/25/12 5:10pm 2/25/12 5:10pm

Fired ESPN Editor Apologizes, Says "Chink In The Armor" Headline Not…

Anthony Federico, the ESPN editor fired yesterday for his unfortunate use of the phrase "Chink in the Armor" in a headline about Jeremy Lin, has explained himself to the the New York Daily News. Federico said he meant no disrespect and was "devastated" once it dawned on him what he had done. The headline had appeared… » 2/20/12 10:10am 2/20/12 10:10am

ESPN's Headline Writers Join In The Linsanity: "Chink In The Armor"…

Linsanity is an unstoppable force that one can only hope to contain. Yes, according to many of you who read ESPN's mobile site, this is an actual "Chink in the armor" headline that the leader of sports—worldwide—blared to smartphone and other gadget users following the Knicks loss last night. » 2/18/12 8:02am 2/18/12 8:02am