Two Aces Prove Their Worth

• Rays 9, Red Sox 8 » 10/12/08 10:30am 10/12/08 10:30am With the two teams' respective aces taking the mound, you just knew it was going to be a swift affair - barely enough time to finish a six-pack - that would be decided by whichever team blinked first and allowed the one and only run to cross the plate. Just kidding. The game lasted nearly double…

A Day Full Of The Rock On ESPN Classic

We always enjoy ESPN's movie cross promotions, if by "enjoy," you mean "die a little inside." For every move that makes sense — if you're gonna make us sit through "Who's Now?" you might as well have Jessica Biel host it — you have 10 that turn your stomach, like the clips from Johnny Depp movies during… » 7/27/07 10:40am 7/27/07 10:40am

Malibu Was Healed By Mother Nature

If you haven't had the opportunity to revel in the "American Gladiators" reruns on ESPN Classic — truly the greatest programming currently airing on the vast family of networks — we can't recommend them enough. Just Call Me Juice discovered this little piece of genius, which is the least you can expect from a man… » 5/29/07 2:45pm 5/29/07 2:45pm

A Day's Worth Of ESPN Classic

Now that ESPN Classic no longer shows "original" programming like "Classic Now" or "Cheap Seats," the channel is supposedly back to its roots of showing historic sporting events ... you know, the reason the channel existed in the first place. » 5/24/07 2:30pm 5/24/07 2:30pm

American Gladiators, You Have Been Missed

If you're struggling to find something to help pass the time before this evening's festival of basketball, I can't recommend ESPN Classic strongly enough right now. We're in the midst of a 7-episode American Gladiators marathon, starring Zap, Gemini, Malibu, Sunny, Joe Theismann, and a contestant named Ursula who I… » 3/31/07 3:45pm 3/31/07 3:45pm

ESPN Continues To Axe Things You Probably Don't Watch

First, Quite Frankly, and now this. ESPN Classic is ceasing to create and air original programming. Norby Williamson, ESPN's executive vice president, let the ESPN Classic people know on Friday that they were being reassigned. ESPN Classic will continue on as a network for the time being, sans original programming,… » 1/14/07 6:45pm 1/14/07 6:45pm

Two Down, One To Go

Just about a year ago, then-ESPN head dog Mark Shapiro announced the creation of three shows that best exemplified the future of the network: ESPN2's "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith," "ESPN Hollywood" and ESPN Classic's "Classic Now." Media reporters might remember the big teleconference, which featured Stephen… » 3/30/06 3:15pm 3/30/06 3:15pm