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Stephen A. Smith To Critics: "Grow Up"

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith responded to criticism of his public support for Floyd Mayweather and his recent role as a Mayweather hype man on today’s First Take, claiming everyone bears responsibility for the serial woman-beater’s success and ability to become wealthy through boxing because “they could never be who they… » 4/27/15 11:35am 4/27/15 11:35am

What The Fuck Is Wrong With Stephen A. Smith?

Stephen A. Smith is the ultimate low-hanging fruit. His job is to be low-hanging fruit; just noticing anything he says feels like dead-horse beating. But over the past few weeks, Stephen A. has transformed himself from garden-variety shill and troll into a kind of cartoonish super-troll. He’s the ultimate embodiment… » 4/25/15 7:31pm 4/25/15 7:31pm

Why Is ESPN Serving As Floyd Mayweather's PR Mouthpiece?

For the past several days, ESPN’s been sprinkling bits of an exclusive Floyd Mayweather interview into its SportsCenter broadcasts as the run to next week’s highly-anticipated bout against Manny Pacquiao heats up. But you won’t hear Stephen A. Smith ask “Money” about his long history of beating women; no, you’ll see… » 4/23/15 12:00pm 4/23/15 12:00pm

Why Is Katie Couric Letting Floyd Mayweather Smear His Victims?

Katie Couric is a serious journalist. She was the first woman to anchor a network evening news broadcast without a male co-host. She has been a frontline star for all three major television networks. Her interview with Sarah Palin in 2008 may have singlehandedly changed the course of American history. She knows what… » 4/15/15 9:39pm 4/15/15 9:39pm