This Is Just The Saddest Thing Written About The Jaguars

ESPN.com will dedicate a blogger to each and every NFL team. Makes sense—fans can't get enough football. Well, most fans. From Poynter's story on the announcement: » 7/30/13 1:17pm 7/30/13 1:17pm

Why Does ESPN.com Insist On Referring To Bowls By Their Full, Corporate…

Reader Reggie pointed something out to us the other day: ESPN.com writers have a habit of referring to the various bowl games by their full, awkward, sponsored names. This is not how normal people write (unless it's to mock), so we went looking for examples. They were not hard to find. » 1/09/13 3:00pm 1/09/13 3:00pm

Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri…

Today on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games—Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, San Francisco. Also on ESPN.com: a list of experts' World Series picks » 10/24/12 4:25pm 10/24/12 4:25pm

Man Arrested For ESPN.com Comment That Threatened To Kill Kids Over New…

We hate to use such cliched terms, but it's hard to describe the ESPN.com comment section without words like "cesspool" and "wretched hive of scum and villainy" and "somehow even worse than Yahoo's comment section." But that's an unfair generalization. Not everyone there is horribly racist or a ward of the state or a… » 9/19/12 9:45am 9/19/12 9:45am

Rick Reilly's U.S. Open Column Is 18 Years Out Of Date [UPDATE]

The U.S. Open is this weekend, and the best thing about the tournament is that just about anyone can enter. The worst thing about the tournament is also that just about anyone can enter. Thousands of golfers, from seasoned pros to Sunday duffers, take part in qualifying rounds, and if they're good enough, they advance… » 6/11/12 1:40pm 6/11/12 1:40pm

Former NBA Coach Plagiarizes Spurs Message Board For ESPN.com Column

John Carroll was the head coach at Duquesne for six years, and an assistant coach in the NBA for nine—including a 36-game stint as interim head coach for the Celtics in 2004. He's now sharing his expertise for Scouts Inc., which was purchased by ESPN in 2006. Since then Carroll's scouting reports have appeared… » 5/15/12 7:35pm 5/15/12 7:35pm

The Guy From The Dropkick Murphys Would Like You To Know He Didn't…

Yesterday, ESPN Music(?!) reported that Ken Casey, vocalist for the Dropkick Murphys, did not want Jonathan Papelbon using his old entrance song. That song, "I'm Shipping Up To Boston," is reserved for the Red Sox closer, Casey supposedly said, and now that Papelbon is in Philadelphia, he's no longer welcome to it. » 3/07/12 1:25pm 3/07/12 1:25pm

ESPN's Hines Ward "Happy Endings" Headline Is A Rorschach Test For…

Did you read ESPN.com's story about Hines Ward being cut by the Steelers, the only team he's known for 14 seasons? Did you see that their headline was "No Happy Endings," because Ward loves Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh loves Ward and it's sad that it had to end this way? » 3/01/12 1:35pm 3/01/12 1:35pm

ESPN Had Another Headline Issue Today, And This One Included The Word…

Here's how the headline to this story looked early Saturday morning on ESPN's Soccernet site. We actually got a tip about it from Andy W, but dismissed it because we'd never heard of Lee Dong-Gook and figured ESPN had Westernized the order of his name (in other words, that his given name was Lee and his surname was… » 2/25/12 5:10pm 2/25/12 5:10pm

ESPN.com Passes Along Kessel-For-Nash Rumor, As Reported By Fake Pierre…

ESPN's rumor section is a place to find some of the more out-there trade possibilities, so we don't go in expecting everything prophesied to come true. We just kind of hope that when a blockbuster trade possibility is floated, the source is a real person. » 2/20/12 1:40pm 2/20/12 1:40pm

A Sampling Of Comments ESPN.com Has Not Deleted On Stories That Have…

We're all still warm from the glow of the uprising that sent ESPN.com's commenter police into retreat—a remarkable, joyful march that continues unimpeded even as this is being typed. At the same time, we couldn't help but think of those comments ESPN's moderators have allowed to remain attached to other… » 11/04/11 4:45pm 11/04/11 4:45pm

The Stupid Moral Panic Over Mocking Tim Tebow; Or, What Would Jesus Do…

Oh, please. You know why Tebow memes exist? You know why they've, let us say, gone forth and multiplied? Because of columns like this, that's why. Here's the headline: » 11/04/11 12:05pm 11/04/11 12:05pm

OccupyTebow Enters Day Four; ESPN.com Admits Defeat

The sit-in at ESPN.com continues unmolested, as the overworked mods have apparently ceded the comment section to mob rule. Meanwhile, people who should know better still don't realize this has long stopped being an attack on Tebow himself, or even draconian comment moderation on a site that's more than happy to… » 11/03/11 11:10am 11/03/11 11:10am

ESPN.com Moderators Launching Tet Offensive Against "X > Tebow" Right…

Go to the Tebow column's comments, and make sure you've got it set to "live." You can see the poor mods deleting every single "X > Tebow" comment in real time. They've worked their way back to yesterday, but still have a day and a half more to go. » 11/02/11 2:30pm 11/02/11 2:30pm

How Contempt For Tim Tebow Caused An ESPN.com Commenter Revolution

The ESPN.com comment section is a den of iniquity and misspelling, and for the world's largest sports site, it's curiously inessential. The open registration means the discourse tends toward lowest common denominator, and it's too big to engender much sense of community. But once in a long while the disparate masses… » 11/02/11 11:35am 11/02/11 11:35am

ESPN Inexplicably Whitewashes Rick Reilly Column To Remove Rupert…

In the Reilly column we dissected earlier, there was a throwaway line, a very Rick Reilly sort of pop culture reference. » 7/15/11 3:11pm 7/15/11 3:11pm

Who's Afraid Of Hope Solo's Nipple?

Hope Solo, BAMF and nascent sex symbol, shared an ebullient moment with Abby Wambach after yesterday's game. With the match's two heroes and an American flag, it's no wonder the image ended up splashed across the internet. A Reddit user noticed the photo on the front page of ESPN.com last night, and compared it with… » 7/11/11 2:05pm 7/11/11 2:05pm

Largest Sports Site Posts Messi Satire, Second-Largest Sports Site…

On Tuesday, Yahoo's soccer blog posted a seemingly innocuous article on Lionel Messi's loyalty to Barca. "When I eventually pass on, I will only play ghost football at Barcelona. I am happy there. No amount of spirit money will tempt me," he supposedly said. » 7/01/11 11:15am 7/01/11 11:15am