Former Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan was a guest on the Dan Le Batard Show this morning, and was asked if the Golden State Warriors turning into world-beaters right after firing head coach Mark Jackson was an indictment of Jackson’s coaching abilities. Bob Ryan was not shy about answering this question, because he…
Last night, the Chicago Police Department released footage of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black boy, to death. McDonald had a small knife, but was moving away from Van Dyke at a safe distance and posed no threat. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times over the course of about…
Former NFL player and MMA fighter Herschel Walker stopped by Highly Questionable today to talk about his playing career and other topics, and Dan Le Batard brought up the story that Walker once played Russian roulette at his lowest point after his football days. Walker clarified that the game happened “more than once.”
Today is a great day! It's been almost a year since Dikembe Mutombo went on Highly Questionable and shot down one of the greatest urban legends in sports, denying that he ever walked into a club and shouted, "Who wants to sex Mutombo?" Today, those of us who have held on to the hope that Mutombo was lying have been…
Kimbo Slice—yes, that Kimbo Slice—and Ken Shamrock announced a fight this week on a June 20 Bellator card, so Slice made an appearance on Highly Questionable. When Papi asked for Slice's romantic side, the fighter pretended to take off his pants. That must have been a fun few seconds for Dan Le Batard's producers.
Mississippi rap duo Rae Sremmurd (Ear Drummers Backwards) had a breakout year thanks to "No Type," an anthem that's now so big that even nearly-septuagenerian conspiracy theorist game show hosts vibe to it.
Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly was a guest on Dan Le Batard's radio show yesterday—he was there to pimp his new book, or something—and things got a little testy toward the end of the interview.
Education reformers often cite reducing suspensions in our nation's schools as a top priority. Lots of recent studies show that this form of punishment does more harm than good.
When ESPN's Dan Le Batard had his LeBron-busting ad rebuffed by a Cleveland newspaper, he didn't give up on his dream of taking a light-hearted, public shot at LeBron James on behalf of Miami Heat fans. Instead, he put the ad on a billboard in Akron, Ohio.
Dan Le Batard, as part of a stunt for his radio show, attempted to purchase a full-page ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (A mockup, via @itsleooo, can be seen below.) It would have been paid for by interested Miamians via Kickstarter, and poked fun at LeBron James for not, as of yet, publicly thanking Miami fans.
This morning, a reader named Jason sent us a link to a missing persons hoax in north Myrtle Beach, with no context other than a subject line that read: "This mugshot looks like Dan Le Batard." Yeah, it does. He's really got Dan's beard.
We've long been fans of Dan Le Batard's rants, which he chooses to unleash whenever the Miami Heat have finished conquering a rival team or city. This year, Le Batard set his sights on the Pacers and the entire state of Indiana, spending nearly 10 minutes gloating over the Heat winning the Eastern Conference title…
Shorter BBWAA: "It was important to figure out the harshest penalty we could give Dan Le Batard without allowing him a chance to present his side of the story." [Chicago Tribune]
When we started in on our project of making a farce and mockery of baseball's annual Hall of Fame election by buying a vote from a veteran baseball writer and then turning it over to the public, we had two principal aims. One was to draw attention to the way an increasingly ridiculous election process has diminished…
NBC's Bob Costas argued against fans having a say in the Hall of Fame election process today on Dan Le Batard's radio show, claiming were they to be provided enfranchisement they'd "vote for their favorites," something actual BBWAA members have never, ever done. After all, you can't have famous people in a Hall of…
The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced today that Dan Le Batard, who turned his Hall of Fame ballot over to you, the people, has been banned for life from voting for the HOF and suspended from the BBWAA for one year.
A lot of people are not very happy with Dan Le Batard's decision to turn his Hall of Fame ballot over to Deadspin readers. His fellow ESPNers, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon, made that clear enough yesterday on air. Here's what some writers have had to say.
Here's some on-air ESPN-on-ESPN violence, with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon giving us their thoughts about their colleague Dan Le Batard's decision to turn his baseball Hall of Fame vote over to Deadspin. Were their takes hot? They were so hot.