Rich Eisen, Hannah Storm, & Others React Live To Stuart Scott's Death

Our media criticism in these parts often accuses television of being so lacking in basic sensibility that it has become post-human. Stuart Scott's death at 49 prompted a reminder that, yes, these are real people on TV; there's no more accurate a depiction of this than the tentative and often fragile on-air reactions… » 1/04/15 11:06am 1/04/15 11:06am

Cris Carter Misses Himself On Ice Bucket Challenge, Gets Berman

This GIF is absolutely killing me. I cannot stop laughing. In trying to dump water over his own head for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge sweeping the nation, Cris Carter completely misses and dumps water all over Berman. His face when he gets a tiny splash, man, haven't had a good laugh like that in a while. » 8/14/14 8:15pm 8/14/14 8:15pm

If You're Going To Make Chris Berman Stand Up To Cancer, Put Him On TV

A hot mic caught ESPN's Chris Berman and John Kruk debating their participation in the Home Run Derby's corporate sponsorship tie-in for cancer research. It also caught Berman trying to make sure their efforts to hoist skyward what is surely at least 600 combined pounds would be captured on live TV. » 7/14/14 10:49pm 7/14/14 10:49pm

Chris Berman Spoke At A High School Graduation, And It Was A Disaster

ESPN's Chris Berman was the commencement speaker at Connecticut's Greenwich High School last Friday, and it was baaaaad. So bad that the crowd actually started cheering during his apparently endless speech, hoping to drown him out and urge him off the stage, according to five people in attendance. » 6/25/13 1:57pm 6/25/13 1:57pm

Summer Has Officially Arrived: Here's Chris Berman Sweating Like A Pig

Our friends at Busted Coverage got their dirty mitts on this shot of Boomer bumblin', stumblin', and sweatin' through his shirt at last week's Boston Strong concert. We know it had to be hotter than a pizza oven that night inside TD Garden, but it still bears repeating: Nobody brings the swamp ass like the Swami.
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Here's A 1984 Commercial Starring Chris Berman Shilling A $50 Satin…

The year is 1984. ESPN has just become America's biggest cable TV channel, reaching nearly 30 million homes. It has not, however, yet shown a profit. Perhaps in an attempt to create a new revenue stream (the days of five-dollar subscriber fees being well into the future) the brains in Bristol started selling… » 3/08/13 10:30am 3/08/13 10:30am

Chris Berman Can't. Get. All. The. Way. Out Of This Sand Trap

The 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am got underway yesterday, and ESPN's Chris Berman is a participant. We're not sure what Berman's position on the leaderboard is, but if this sequence is any indication of how he's been playing, he can't be doing too well. Come for the rage-inflected look of exasperation after… » 2/08/13 6:15pm 2/08/13 6:15pm

Chris Berman Plays His Greatest Hits: Deux, Deux, Deux

Like any good showman knows, you've got to give the people what they want. And, clearly, what the people want is an homage to a bit on foreign painkillers from a lovable oaf. So this morning on Sunday NFL Countdown, Chris Berman used the Buffalo Bills "home game" in Toronto against the Seahawks to return to the… » 12/16/12 12:45pm 12/16/12 12:45pm

Here Are The Highlights Of Chris Berman's Interviews With President…

Last night's Monday Night Football was no oasis from politics for sports fans, as ESPN repeated its performance from 2008 and had the major candidates for president appear during halftime for a conversation with Chris Berman. Berman, who continues to somehow blackmail Vince Doria into letting him do these things,… » 11/06/12 11:17am 11/06/12 11:17am

Oh Good, Chris Berman Will Interview Barack Obama And Mitt Romney The…

Americans, you've got an important decision to make on Election Day. So the last thing you probably want before you go to bed the night before is Chris Berman yelling and buffooning up your Monday Night Football. Well, good news! Berman will keep the clowning to a minimum and instead put on his serious journalist hat,… » 10/22/12 4:45pm 10/22/12 4:45pm

Chris Berman's Comb-Over Has Reached Ernie McCracken Levels

Chris Berman's much-ballyhooed turn at the mic to call a live Monday Night Football game came and went last night, and without much drama. He was better than last year's Mike & Mike experiment, at least, though his reliance on baseball terminology to call a football game was disconcerting and eventually comedic, in… » 9/11/12 9:00am 9/11/12 9:00am

Are You Ready For Many, Many More Years Of Chris Berman? ESPN Is.

Two months ago, there was buzz in Bristol that Chris Berman was on the verge of re-signing a big contract. Bristolites were surprised. First, his contract wasn't set to expire till May 2013, so why do anything 10 months before? Especially since ESPN let plenty of prominent contracts go down to the wire this year? And… » 9/07/12 12:26pm 9/07/12 12:26pm

Berman Got Back: Your Home Run Derby Supercut, Featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot

Perhaps on advisement from his superiors, the very popular Chris Berman was noticeably restrained during last night's Home Run Derby. In fact, his "backbackback" catchphrase found limited use; Berman only uttered "back" 79 times. That's still plenty enough for us to have fun with, and so here's Berman taking a stab… » 7/10/12 2:50pm 7/10/12 2:50pm