Did Disney's General Counsel Urge ESPN To Wimp Out On Concussion Doc?

So why did ESPN end its relationship with Frontline less than two months before their co-reported, two-part documentary on the NFL and concussions was set to air? We know that ESPN president John Skipper found the trailer for Frontline's documentary to be "sensational" and "over the top." We know that Skipper had a… » 8/29/13 4:19pm 8/29/13 4:19pm

Rob Parker's "Cornball Brother" Comment Is Still A Big Headache For ESPN

Well, actually, the Rob Parker cornball comment became a big headache for the CEO of ESPN's parent company, Disney. At a Disney shareholders meeting yesterday, one guy representing a conservative group, the National Center for Public Policy Research, used Parker's comment to demonstrate that ESPN is totally in the tank … » 3/07/13 11:50am 3/07/13 11:50am

Jon Hamm To Star In That Disney Movie About Those Pitchers From India…

According to Deadline Hollywood, the Mad Men star and former Deadspin commenter will play a leading role in the upcoming Disney treatment of Million Dollar Arm. Hamm will play J.B. Bernstein, the real-life sports agent who "discovered" Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and got them deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates a few… » 5/10/12 10:45am 5/10/12 10:45am

The NBA Playoffs Are Less Important Than Hockey, Oprah

One of the underrated subplots of the playoffs is when non-sports events get scheduled for our nation's arenas, and the conflicts it causes when a team goes deep. We've had two notable instances of it already, with the Lightning and Bulls running up against two of the most powerful forces in entertainment: Disney and… » 5/12/11 12:00pm 5/12/11 12:00pm