Here Is Stuart Scott's First ESPN2 Sportscast, From October 1, 1993

As promised, Keith Olbermann dedicated the second segment of his program today to a re-airing of Stuart Scott's sportscast from the 1993 inaugural episode of SportsNight—the program that launched ESPN2. » 1/05/15 5:37pm 1/05/15 5:37pm

Some Sports Fans Upset ESPN Is Airing Video Game Tournaments

This weekend, ESPN2 aired a preview for the grand finals of Dota 2's The International, the 10 million-dollar tournament for the very popular video game. The move is kind of a big deal—arguably, it grants competitive gaming more mainstream legitimacy. But not everyone was happy to see Dota 2 on ESPN. » 7/21/14 11:15am 7/21/14 11:15am

"We Could Be King," a documentary on newly merged and severely underfunded Philly public school MLK High's football season got a standing ovation at the Tribeca Film Festival last night. The film will show on ESPN2 this Saturday. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer here. [NewsWorks] » 4/24/14 3:43pm 4/24/14 3:43pm

Why ESPN's Chris Broussard Came Out As A Bigot

Outside the Lines is supposed to be the safe haven from all the bullshit. Bob Ley likes to call the show the Switzerland of ESPN. It's the thinking man's sports program—Bristol's answer to NewsHour. Sonorous reporters intoning Serious News. An air of calm, cool reflection about the issues of the day. Even on Monday,… » 5/01/13 4:54pm 5/01/13 4:54pm

Rob Parker's "Cornball Brother" Comment Is Still A Big Headache For ESPN

Well, actually, the Rob Parker cornball comment became a big headache for the CEO of ESPN's parent company, Disney. At a Disney shareholders meeting yesterday, one guy representing a conservative group, the National Center for Public Policy Research, used Parker's comment to demonstrate that ESPN is totally in the… » 3/07/13 11:50am 3/07/13 11:50am

Stephen A. Smith Says "Nigga, Please" On ESPN2, And Everyone Gets…

On Thursday morning's First Take, Stephen A. Smith expressed his disbelief that Kobe Bryant would miss time with an injury by saying "nigga, please." This was not a thing he should have said on TV, yet he did. It was barely noticeable, but at least one person noticed, uploaded the video, and certain folks began… » 10/26/12 12:35pm 10/26/12 12:35pm

This At-Bat Captures The Sublime Ridiculousness Of Men's Slow-Pitch…

Literally dozens of people came out to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium tonight in Oklahoma City to see the USA Futures defeat the USA National Team in a 38-37 win, decided on a tag out at the plate on the final play. However, the first two outs of the inning came when two players hit home runs, actual fair balls over the… » 6/27/12 10:35pm 6/27/12 10:35pm

The Last Days Of ESPN2

See that logo right there? Cute, isn't it? Sure is: ESPN2, all grown up from espn2, back in the days when Keith Olbermann wore skinny ties and anchors weren't afraid to toss in a "dude" or "rad" from time to time. » 2/01/07 3:15pm 2/01/07 3:15pm

More Net Nerds Hit It "Big" Time


We were impressed to see the folks from on ESPN2's Cold Pizza this morning, as much as we can be impressed to see anyone on Cold Pizza. We still don't think Football Outsiders is ever going to quite hit the levels of Baseball Prospectus, if just because people who watch baseball are just bigger computer nerds than… » 8/10/05 12:45pm 8/10/05 12:45pm

The Mario Lopez Experience


We are just six days away from the next undignified gallop toward hipdom attempt by ESPN2, ESPN Hollywood, a show about how athletes and celebrity mix. (Yep.) We'll focus more on the show later, but right now we're gonna talk about co-host Mario Lopez. » 8/09/05 6:07pm 8/09/05 6:07pm