Chris Berman has been with ESPN for nearly 40 years, but he’ll retire at the conclusion of the 2016 NFL season, per a report from The Big Lead.
It would be soul-crushing to read let alone write about every dogshit-stupid thing ESPN does, but this one has gone through the ESPN car wash, providing for ample discussion across the company’s platforms, so here we are.
Post-human business doof Darren Rovell did some tweets tonight, like he does whenever a dollar farts. They were bad and bland in their undressed form, but Twitter user @trillballins spiced them up with dramatic vocals and now I love them. Consider this asinine joke our dude probably drafted a week ago.
ESPN kicked off its annual upfront presentation for advertisers Tuesday morning with a live, original performance from two of the stars of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton. This was a hokey way for ESPN to glom onto something popular and impress the easily-impressed media buyers in the audience; it also served as a…
Last April, the New York Times’s Richard Sandomir wrote a soft-focus puff piece on Jason Whitlock and his then-role as head of ESPN’s The Undefeated. A month later ESPN president John Skipper told Sandomir exclusively that Bill Simmons wasn’t returning to ESPN, news Simmons himself found out from Twitter. A month…
Sean McDonough, who is good, will do play-by-play for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. He replaces Mike Tirico, who is off to NBC.
Because we are sick in the head, we were curious what would happen if we took today’s episode of Pardon the Interruption and ran it through Snapchat’s face swap filter. The results are, as you might expect, horrifying.
Today’s episode of Outside The Lines took on the recent kerfuffle at Texas A&M, which saw Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead chasing away recruits by acting like a baby on Twitter. ESPN recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill was brought on the show to give his takes on the situation, and he wasted no time in…
Over the past decade, television broadcasters have bet that DVR-proof live sports will remain highly profitable, and shelled out tens of billions of dollars to acquire broadcast rights to the NFL, NBA, MLB, Olympics, World Cup, college football and basketball, and all other sports imaginable. Fox, CBS, and NBC all…
Four Days in October is an ESPN 30 for 30 series film that first aired in 2010. It aired again yesterday, in slightly edited format, and dopey Red Sox fans teamed up with dopey conservatives to form a coalition of derp in protesting what they believed to be a conspiracy against recently fired analyst Curt Schilling.
Chris Berman’s continued presence on ESPN’s NFL draft coverage is baffling. Here’s the Worldwide Leader’s biggest buffoon claiming no school had ever had three players drafted in the top ten picks before tonight. That, of course, has happened numerous times before.
ESPN announced today that Raúl Ibañez will fill Curt Schilling’s vacant spot as a baseball analyst on the network. He’ll mostly be on Baseball Tonight, but also provide commentary for games. Ibañez’s first assignment will be tonight’s broadcast of Rangers-Yankees.
Today’s episode of First Take began with Skip Bayless addressing the news that he’ll be leaving ESPN after the NBA Finals. Bayless, Molly Qerim, and Stephen A. Smith took a couple of minutes to reminisce about all the stupid opinions generated by the two.
ESPN provocateur-in-chief and First Take co-host Skip Bayless is leaving ESPN, according to a statement released today by the company:
This is pretty huge news in the world of sports broadcasting: According to SportsBusiness Daily, Mike Tirico, who has been with ESPN since 1991, has agreed on a contract to join NBC this summer.