"Let's Get This Clown Out Of Here": We Crashed ESPN's State Of The Union Address And Got Caught

Let's make one thing clear up top: Norby invited me. That would be Norby Williamson, ESPN's executive vice president of production. I have the email right here. Sent from TalentOffice@espn.com at 4:09 p.m. on Aug. 5. Subject line: "2011 'State of the Union' Talent Meeting - Sent on Behalf of Norby Williamson." It…

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SPECIAL REPORT FROM INSIDE BRISTOL HQ: LIVEBLOGGING THE ESPN STATE-OF-THE-UNION ADDRESS

In continuation of Deadspin's tradition of extremely close-up coverage of the elephant that is ESPN, we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for a series of live transmissions from a reporter stationed at ankle level inside the Worldwide Leader's annual all-company meeting. That's Chris Berman kicking back…