The Comeback Pig: Marv Albert, And How To Survive Any Sex Scandal

This month, Marv Albert celebrated his 70th birthday and joined the NFL on CBS. He announced he would leave his gig calling Nets games for the YES Network—he wouldn't have the time. The CBS job "wasn't something I was looking for," Albert said. Marv, at 70, is sports' most sought-after voice, so much so that he's… » 6/27/11 1:20pm 6/27/11 1:20pm

We Will Always Remember Dick Ebersol For That Thing He Said In The ESPN…

Dick Ebersol is leaving NBC Sports, as you may know. Let's not think about the bad times, though. Let's think about the fun we had. Like yesterday, when we came across this quote in the excellent ESPN book that we're currently dry-humping up and down the site: » 5/19/11 12:55pm 5/19/11 12:55pm

Deadspin Classic: Dick Ebersol Is The Biggest Failure Of Them All

In the wake of Dick Ebersol's messy resignation from NBC Sports, we revisit the writings of a former NBC employee, who remembers Ebersol's failures being as legendary as his accomplishments. » 5/19/11 12:45pm 5/19/11 12:45pm

Dick Ebersol Gives ESPN Verbal Purple Nurple At Sports Emmy's Over…

"With many ESPN execs ... in the audience watching, Ebersol took out a cell phone and pretended to record Jones. He then said, 'I just wanted a call out to my friends at ESPN-TMZ.'" [SBJ] » 4/27/10 3:40pm 4/27/10 3:40pm

Stories That Don't Suck: Seduced By Ebersol, Produced By Arledge, Fish,…

Every week, I'll excerpt a handful of stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that I urge you to read for one reason or another. Send any suggestions to » 2/20/10 6:25pm 2/20/10 6:25pm

NBC Outrage Update: Dick Ebersol Agrees With You! (Eight Years Ago)

New York Times readers are begging the New York Times to stop posting Olympics results on their front page, because they just want to get news about Pakistan without having their TV evening ruined by sports spoilers. Too bad! » 2/18/10 4:45pm 2/18/10 4:45pm

Ex-NBC Sports Employee: Dick Ebersol Is The Biggest Failure Of Them All

We were fortunate enough to receive a scalding take down of Dick Ebersol from a former NBC Sports employee who took "great offense" when his ex-boss called Conan O'Brien an "astounding failure." Here's his (anonymous) counter-argument. » 1/16/10 3:30pm 1/16/10 3:30pm