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ESPN Asks: When Will Anyone Pay Attention To A Famous Football Player…

OK, now that two different reporters have battled for the chance to drag the mother of a victim in the Ray Lewis murder case to the graveyard, what else can the members of the press corps do to demonstrate that their Super Bowl coverage is about the unexpected and unappreciated angles? Looks like it's time to just go… » 1/29/13 6:23pm 1/29/13 6:23pm

TV Is A Helluva Drug: On Jay Mariotti And The Sportspersona Machine

The tale of Jay Mariotti, as sad and vile as it may be on the surface, isn't entirely unique. During his interview with Fox's Jason Whitlock months ago, Mariotti played off the first set of allegations as an isolated moment of rage (he was trying to "help the person [his girlfriend]," he said), and he may not have… » 5/12/11 7:05pm 5/12/11 7:05pm