Report: ESPN And Fox Sports Nearly Traded Employees

Hey, here's a fun little story. Remember last week when Fox Sports's Katie Nolan went on the BS Report, and she and Bill Simmons kinda coyly reminisced about a failed attempt at bringing her over to Grantland, in the way that people talk about these things on the BS Report, where they don't actually say anything,… » 2/25/15 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

Closed Captioning Goes Insane During Fox NASCAR Broadcast

Reader Doug noticed last night that the closed captioning for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR broadcast "seemed to be drunk." Sure enough, midway through the second race at Daytona the captioning suddenly started spitting out repeated misspellings of various MLB stars' names. This went on for more than five minutes; we… » 2/20/15 12:33pm 2/20/15 12:33pm

All 100 Times Jeter's Name Was Mentioned On Fox—And All Zero Of Gwynn's

Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during… » 7/16/14 12:56am 7/16/14 12:56am

How The UFC's Biggest Show Of The Year Turned Into A Fiasco

If you follow mixed martial arts long enough, even at a casual level, and if you are capable of feeling shame or outrage, the sport will eventually embarrass you. For those of us who follow the sport intently, especially those of us who deeply love it, this is a regular, sometimes daily, occurrence. Awful,… » 7/03/14 1:47pm 7/03/14 1:47pm

Batman On Steroids: How The NFL On Fox Theme Song Was Born

It was March 1994, and Fox Sports president David Hill was on the phone with a new employee. Hill himself was something of a new employee. The network was only a few months old at that point, being built on the fly after Rupert Murdoch had unexpectedly outbid CBS for NFC broadcast rights. Hill was known, if he was… » 1/31/14 2:16pm 1/31/14 2:16pm

Fox Sports Has A Message For Imaginary Haters Hating On UFC CEO's Son

The best thing about the relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC is that it works exactly the way you'd expect a relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC to work. This ensures that you can rely on Fox Sports to bring you the UFC content you want and need. Unsure what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta's second-oldest… » 1/22/14 12:54pm 1/22/14 12:54pm

Chael Sonnen Now Making Domestic Violence Jokes About Rihanna [UPDATE]

As has been exhaustively documented here, much to the displeasure of his core fanbase of men's rights activists, truthers, and racists, Fox Sports 1 pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen is a shitbag, or at least someone willing to play one on television for money, which amounts to the same thing. The… » 9/17/13 11:30am 9/17/13 11:30am