How Two Infamous Ex-ESPNers Benefited From A Bristol VIP's Night Out

One of the most influential men in sports pawing women in a hotel bar in front of a couple enemies with old scores to settle—and much of it surreptitiously captured on video? It sounds like the stuff of an investigation carried out by one of ESPN's harder-charging journalistic franchises. Instead, it's one night… » 7/01/14 9:00am 7/01/14 9:00am

Steve Phillips And Brooke Hundley: A Romance Told Through Filthy Sexts

You can head over here and read the long version of the affair between then-ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips and then-ESPN production assistant Brooke Hundley. Or you can get a pretty good idea of their very brief romance by reading their text messages. As the full story points out, this was a mostly sexless sex… » 6/06/13 12:53pm 6/06/13 12:53pm

The Mostly Sexless Sex Scandal That Shook ESPN

A few hours after the 2009 Home Run Derby, Steve Phillips bought Brooke Hundley a drink. They were at the bar of St. Louis's Millenium Hotel, a block from Busch Stadium, where more than a dozen ESPN staffers had gathered after wrapping up another day's work during MLB's extended All-Star weekend. Hundley was a… » 6/06/13 12:52pm 6/06/13 12:52pm

A Bizarre Sexting Scandal Has Cost An ESPN Partner His Job

The executive who oversees Hearst's ESPN interest (Hearst is the publishing company that owns—the often forgotten!—20 percent of the network) has quit his job amid an odd horndoggery scandal. » 3/14/13 10:50am 3/14/13 10:50am

"... Did Not Meet ESPN Standards For Original Language": ESPN Finally…

It has been 148 days since we first informed you of Lynn Hoppes's copy-and-pasting habits. And dear reader, it's over. All it took for ESPN to acknowledge the widespread plagiarism in its archives was for the company's news honcho, John Walsh, to float a rumor in front of a class of journalism students that I was… » 12/06/12 10:45am 12/06/12 10:45am

Dear Terry Francona, Please Stop Emailing Photos Of Yourself Half-Naked…

A reader, whom we'll call Rob, emailed us Monday night with the photo you see above. The photo came with this message: » 5/30/12 10:30am 5/30/12 10:30am

Are You A Current Or Former Make-Up Person At ESPN? Do You Know One?…

Do you (or did you) work in the make-up department at ESPN HQ in Bristol? We've heard some, erm, stories. About certain, um, talent. Email me at I'll explain. » 5/29/12 2:45pm 5/29/12 2:45pm

Former ESPN VP's "I Didn't Masturbate In Front Of Erin Andrews" Lawsuit…

LOS ANGELES—On Nov. 5, ESPN Senior VP Joan Lynch woke up in her home to find a front tire of her vehicle slashed. This is notable for two reasons. The first is that Lynch lives in the Pacific Palisades, which is not the sort of neighborhood where one gets one's tires slashed. The Palisades is west of Brentwood; it's a… » 11/14/11 6:25pm 11/14/11 6:25pm

Why A Former ESPN VP Filed A Pre-Emptive Lawsuit Denying He Masturbated…

Last month, ESPN announced it was eliminating its bi-coastal, 25-person Content Development department, which was responsible for the network's 30 for 30 series, among other things. The head of the group, Keith Clinkscales, ESPN's senior vice president for content, development, and enterprise, left the company to… » 11/02/11 5:38pm 11/02/11 5:38pm

Hustler Produces ESPN Sex Parody Featuring Erin Andrews, Skip Bayless,…

Hustler's "This Ain't ESPN XXX" DVD is scheduled to be released the end of October and it is full of absurd Bristol-boinking fantasies that would make most ESPN fan fiction writers blush: "Her anchor partner John Buccigross has the hots for this blonde headed piece of ass and he fucks her right on the set while the… » 10/13/11 1:30pm 10/13/11 1:30pm

The One Where Some Guy Tries To Sell Us Evidence Of Michelle Beadle…

Welcome back to Deleted Scenes. This space is now reserved for those scuzz-money entrepreneurs who've unsuccessfully tried to sell us prurient information. This is also where we'll run notable emails we've received from some of our readers. All emails are [sic]'d. Enjoy. » 8/08/11 3:35pm 8/08/11 3:35pm

Video Of Michelle Beadle, Clay Matthews Strolling To ESPY Party…

The video was taken by something called "PopCandies TV" and was sent to us by an anonymous tipster who suggests that it's enough evidence to prove that Beadle and Clay Matthews were somewhat super-friendly that enchanted evening, more so than she let on. It shows Beadle, Matthews and others strolling along the LA… » 8/03/11 8:45pm 8/03/11 8:45pm

Did Michelle Beadle Tell Aaron Rodgers, "I Just Wanna Get Fucked" After…

Two weeks ago, after serving as ESPN's show pony during their annual ESPY Awards, Michelle Beadle hit many of the late-night parties around Los Angeles. She readily admits that. After all, she hadn't gone out at all after last year's event. And she even admits that, upon her return from L.A., she was summoned into the… » 8/03/11 6:05pm 8/03/11 6:05pm

New Bits From ESPN Book: "A Lot Of Drugs," "Quite A Bit Of Screwing"

Entertainment Weekly has some new snippets from Miller and Shales' forthcoming ESPN book, Those Guys Have All The Fun. Publisher Little, Brown lifted its embargo on writing about the book earlier today. » 5/17/11 11:00pm 5/17/11 11:00pm

Some ESPN Talent Officially Nervous As Oral History Tell-All Emerges"

Erin Andrews. Chris Berman. Suzy Kolber. Those are just a handful of the names who'll have some anxiety-ridden weeks ahead of them as published (and excised) material from Those Guys Have All The Fun leaks to the public. Here's a snippet of unpublished nastiness we acquired. » 5/10/11 3:00pm 5/10/11 3:00pm

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

Josh Elliott Reluctantly Submits To An Interview With Us Before His…

Some of you may know Josh Elliott as the soon-to-be former co-anchor of ESPN's morning "SportsCenter". Some of you may not know him at all. If you were not familiar with his work along side Hannah Storm, you missed out. We had no idea he read our site. We really appreciate him taking the time on his last day to give… » 4/15/11 7:20pm 4/15/11 7:20pm

Erik Kuselias Makes Friends At Golf Channel Just Like He Did At ESPN

According to several folks, former ESPN Horndog extraordinaire Kuselias and "Morning Drive" co-hostess, Holly Sonders, are having an affair which may or may not be illicit, depending up the state of Kuselias' marriage. But the relationship chafed one co-worker enough that they informed us about it (anonymously) after… » 3/21/11 7:40pm 3/21/11 7:40pm

Michelle Beadle, Matthew Barnaby Stricken By Bristol Love Virus

Michelle Beadle, oft regarded as the "most beloved ESPN personality in history" by, like, two or three people who work there has been in a serious relationship with Worldwide Leading hockey analyst and former pesky shit-stirrer, Matthew Barnaby, reports The Big Lead. » 3/15/11 7:35pm 3/15/11 7:35pm

The Office Horndoggery Of A Longtime ESPN VP

This was a minor blip for most of us not fully entrenched in the sports media universe, but the departure of ESPN's Senior VP of Programming and Acquisitions, Len DeLuca, to "pursue other opportunities" last fall was a little surprising. » 12/20/10 6:10pm 12/20/10 6:10pm