ESPN's earliest days—as documented by Bill Rasmussen's Sports Junkies Rejoice; Michael Freeman's ESPN: An Uncensored History, and James Miller and Tom Shales's Those Guys Have all the Fun—are usually viewed as part of a generally accepted narrative. It goes something like this: The charismatic and recently fired New…
Here's the email from ESPN senior vice president and executive producer Mark Gross to staff, regarding the shootings in Newtown, Conn. Newtown is 30 miles from ESPN headquarters in Bristol.
From the file of outstanding internal ESPN documents, here's a fun little one-off. It's a memo called "Studio Monthly: The Studio Production Newsletter," which is meant as a morale booster for ESPN employees. And our morale is boosted just looking at it!
After the infamous ESPN Memo from this summer, the folks at ESPN wised up and stopped widely distributing their interoffice "Town Meeting" emails. It appears, however, they have gotten lazy: We have another one.
You guys up for another internal ESPN memo? Hey, sure, why not? It's fun!
It's impossible to overstate the joy in our hearts when the ESPN Internal Complaint Memo showed up in our email box. We had always suspected that ESPN was a depressing, Brazil-esque bureaucracy. But we had no idea how bad it was.