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Jim Rome Left Partly Because Of Stuff Said About Him In The ESPN Book

So Jim Rome is going from ESPN to CBS Sports Network even though the Worldwide Leader had offered him a multi-year extension for Rome Is Burning. According to a source, Rome wanted out at least in part because of comments made by an ESPN executive in Those Guys Have All The Fun, the oral history published last year. » 1/06/12 5:05pm 1/06/12 5:05pm

Keith Olbermann Insists Suzy Kolber Was Just As Toxic At ESPN As He Was

Below is an excerpt from Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN, which is finally in paperback so those readers anxious for more Bristol back-biting don't have to carry around the cumbersome hardcover. The new version includes more bitchy anecdotes from Bill Simmons, further details about Tony… » 12/05/11 2:45pm 12/05/11 2:45pm

ESPN Book To Become Future Major Motion Picture About Bristol Guys…

According to an insider from one of the major talent agencies, Hollywood has expressed significant interest in turning the Miller/Shales oral history of ESPN into a blockbuster movie. It's in the very early stages but, according to our source, one lucky studio will make a major financial investment to create a Social… » 6/29/11 2:50pm 6/29/11 2:50pm

ESPN And Publisher Alike: None Of These Guys Are Having Any Fun

Not two days since the embargo was lifted, the giant dragon fart of a book known as Those Guys Have All the Fun has left both publisher and subject alike strategizing about a new defense. Yes, ESPN officially threw together a semi-emergency town hall meeting ("tent"!!!!) earlier this afternoon for select talent and… » 5/19/11 8:45pm 5/19/11 8:45pm

The Decision About LeBron's Decision Was An Orgy Of Self-Interest, With…

There's a brief section about The Decision in Those Guys Have All the Fun, and if the details aren't exactly fresh, the takeaway is somewhat new: Everyone involved was using everyone else for their own ends to produce what amounted to a massive orgy that they all came to regret the next day. And LeBron was just the… » 5/19/11 5:47pm 5/19/11 5:47pm

ESPN Book Will Make Things Even More Uncomfortable Between Michelle…

Michelle Beadle freely admits that she's not a fan of Erin Andrews. "Everyone who knows me knows that," she tells me. It hasn't affected any of the hierarchy at ESPN at this point, but Beadle's admission in the new ESPN oral history that she watched Erin's peephole vid could put the WWL in the precarious position of… » 5/18/11 3:17pm 5/18/11 3:17pm

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

A Day At The Rug Races: A Filthy, Hooker-Filled Excerpt That Was Cut…

Next week, excerpts from the long-awaited ESPN oral history Those Guys Have All The Fun will start trickling out, including one next week when the June issue of GQ drops. There are a lot of very nervous people in Bristol right now, and if the following passage is any indication of the book's contents, they have good… » 5/10/11 12:45pm 5/10/11 12:45pm