Matt Harvey's Interview With Dan Patrick Got Real Awkward Real Fast

Mets phenom Matt Harvey was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show this morning, and he was not the ideal interview subject. Patrick wanted to talk about Harvey's elbow injury and the looming possibility of Tommy John surgery—you know, baseball stuff—but all Harvey wanted to do was be a pitchman for some dumb phone thing… » 9/18/13 12:30pm 9/18/13 12:30pm

How Sports Illustrated's Manti Te'o Story Got Published

While reporting his cover feature for Sports Illustrated on Manti Te'o, Pete Thamel found what he called some "small red flags" in the story of Lennay Kekua, the dead girlfriend who never existed. So what did he do? » 1/17/13 3:48pm 1/17/13 3:48pm

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 3:32pm 11/12/12 3:32pm

"You Can't Talk Enough Tebow": ESPN's Instructions To On-Air Talent

Doug Gottlieb, the former ESPN Radio host now bound for CBS, did an exit interview on The Dan Patrick Show today and confirmed what we all suspected. But to hear it spelled out this explicitly? Hoo boy. The symbiotic relationship between ESPN and Tebow is fertilized by orders from above, according to Gottlieb: » 10/03/12 2:57pm 10/03/12 2:57pm

Bonnie Bernstein Defends Holly Rowe's Sharp Elbows

We all got a kick out of watching Holly Rowe bust out the sharp elbows to establish her turf after last week's Sugar Bowl. We were amused again to discover it wasn't the first time Rowe had thrown around some muscle in the name of postgame journalism. But there's a reason Rowe does this, and it's not simply because… » 1/12/12 3:15pm 1/12/12 3:15pm

15 Years Ago, I Wrote A Fan Letter To ESPN. Here's Who Wrote Back.

I don't remember now what was in my letter, which I'd addressed to the very nonspecific "SportsCenter anchors." I'm sure it was your standard fan mail—"I'm a big fan, I watch every morning, I want to be on ESPN one day." I don't think I asked for a reply, and I definitely didn't ask for signed headshots. » 12/28/11 12:20pm 12/28/11 12:20pm

Charles Barkley: "Skip Bayless Has Surpassed Peter Vecsey As The…

Following up on his earlier claim about "hating Skip Bayless more than any person in the world," TNT Inside the NBA commentator Charles Barkley launched another barrage in his media beef with the ESPN First Take pundit today on The Dan Patrick Show. » 12/23/11 1:00pm 12/23/11 1:00pm

Charles Barkley To Dan Patrick: "I Hate Skip Bayless More Than Any…

Charles Barkley, the man who makes a living off of speaking truth to the power of sports figures and commentators that we all kind of hate, is on record as saying that ESPN's Skip Bayless is "one of the two people [he'd] like to kill." But since murder is kind of bad for one's public image, Chuck just resorts to talking … » 12/02/11 12:30pm 12/02/11 12:30pm

Dan Patrick Hosted A Category On Jeopardy! Last Night, The One…

Radio/TV personality and ESPN gadfly Dan Patrick guest-hosted a category in the first round of last night's episode of Jeopardy!, and as is S.O.P. for all sports categories on the quiz show, contestants avoided it—choosing categories like "Corruption Junction" and "This Landfill Is My Landfill" instead. » 12/01/11 11:35am 12/01/11 11:35am

ESPN Book Excerpt: Keith Olbermann, The Asshole Genius

GQ called dibs on the first exclusive excerpt of the gigantic Miller-Shales ESPN oral history, Those Guys Have All The Fun, but we've been given an excerpt of their excerpt just because nobody wants us running any more unapproved excerpts. We'll play along. So read this, then pop over to GQ for the rest. Then follow… » 5/16/11 7:01am 5/16/11 7:01am