If you’re waking up today to the news that José Fernández is dead, and perhaps don’t quite understand how influential the Marlins pitcher and Cuban refugee was to people in Miami and to baseball fans around the world, you need to watch ESPN analyst Eduardo Pérez’s appearance on the network this morning, as he’ll make…
Chris Hassel’s day running ESPN’s Goal Line coverage is not going so well; the anchor cannot even manage to sit in his very stubborn chair.
Eagle-eyed reader Jim writes in that an ad campaign on ESPN.com features multiple Peyton Manning hairlines scattered amongst inane takes by Stephen A. Smith and fantasy football promotions. The former NFL QB is shilling for some brand you’ve never heard of, and when we checked for ourselves we found inconsistencies…
Good afternoon. Here’s the best, and worst, of today’s College GameDay signs from Knoxville—with some help from SEC Nation:
Rounding up College GameDay signs is no longer a weekly feature, frankly, because the signs are no longer clever or impressive. But! Louisville fans did turn out today in the rain with some interesting things:
Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer has jumped into the conversation about San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem, and it’s been a rough couple of days for him.
Former NFL player Charles Woodson is one of the new faces on the set of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, and yesterday he helped bring some sanity to the ongoing conversation about Colin Kaepernick’s act of protest.
ESPN baseball commentator Dan Shulman struggled a bit to welcome viewers to tonight’s Cubs-Astros game joined in progress after the network’s U.S. Open men’s final broadcast.
It’s not just you: ESPN’s fantasy football site and app aren’t working, and have been down for over an hour.
ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast fell victim to technical difficulties as random voices invaded the panel’s discussion of an Art Briles exclusive, in which the former Baylor head coach attempted to defend himself to the network after being sent packing due to that university’s sexual assault scandal.
Last weekend, ESPN announcer Ed Cunningham made an off-the-cuff remark about why Michigan’s All-America cornerback Jourdan Lewis didn’t play against Hawaii. While discussing the powerful Michigan defense, Cunningham noted that Lewis wasn’t suited up, then conjectured that it could be because of disciplinary reasons.…
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is scheduled to face off against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter in a Florida federal court next August. At issue is a tweet Schefter posted in 2015 containing two photos of Pierre-Paul’s medical records.
“CHICAGO!? You can’t talk about Chicago like that! You can talk about Northwestern if you want.”
What did we learn from today’s season premiere of College GameDay at Lambeau Field? You really don’t want to know. A sign roundup follows:
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer last January, and stepped away from his duties covering the NFL while undergoing chemotherapy. In a statement released today, Mortensen says his treatment has been successful, and that he hopes to return to work on a limited basis this year.
SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett joined the chorus of opinions on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest with a take that drew from his own family’s history of service to the United States, and the discrimination that followed. It’s as strong, and fair, a commentary you’re likely to hear from anyone on this issue.
Less than a week after an El Paso, Texas high school named Lou Holtz as a speaker for its 90th anniversary gala, they have revoked the offer.
ESPN analyst and occasionally coherent talking neck Merril Hoge lashed out at Ezekiel Elliott today for touring a weed dispensary, stating that “nobody’s ever played with drugs, messed with drugs, had drugs be their friend, and won.” Obviously, this is true, as you can see in the above video.