The Journalist and the Con Artist

It wasn't even a well-executed story about a golf club. Most people agree now, broadly, about Grantland's failings toward transgender people in its telling of—and creation of—the tragic story of the golf-club inventor Essay Anne Vanderbilt. Bill Simmons, the founder and editor-in-chief of the prestige-sportswriting… » 1/22/14 9:03pm 1/22/14 9:03pm

Philosophy Professors Come To The Defense Of Suspended Wyoming Coach…

Dave Christensen was suspended for a week and fined after this meltdown following Wyoming's loss to Air Force, in which he accused his counterpart of having the Falcons quarterback fake an injury to stop the clock. Our favorite quote, very to-the-point, was Christensen's accusatory "You have no fuckin' ethics, Troy." » 11/09/12 5:40pm 11/09/12 5:40pm

Bruce Feldman On Leaving ESPN: "In The Last Six Weeks, I've Seen What…

After 17 years at ESPN, where he was one of the first hires for the WWL's website once upon a time, college football writer Bruce Feldman announced today that he was leaving for a gig at He also made an appearance this morning on Dan Patrick's radio show and spoke freely about what went on behind the… » 9/01/11 1:45pm 9/01/11 1:45pm

ESPN Is Going To Think About Considering Making Sure Nothing Like What …

"The recent flap over Bruce Feldman's non—suspension..." wrote ESPN's Poynter-approved ombudsperson, Kelly McBride, and already with that one jargony semi-word, "flap," we were in the Klein bottle of journalism about journalism by journalists for nobody. "To date, this is the most complicated ESPN issue we've tackled at the … » 7/19/11 6:36pm 7/19/11 6:36pm

The Dog Ate Rick Reilly's Compendium Of Column Ideas

Remember when Rick Reilly punched up an old Sports Illustrated column and filed it fresh for ESPN? Don Ohlmeyer, the Worldwide Leader's ombudsman, sure does, and he's here to console everyone. It was all just a big misunderstanding. » 12/23/09 12:15pm 12/23/09 12:15pm