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Report: Jason Whitlock Negotiating To Leave ESPN, Rejoin Fox Sports

Ever since he was booted from the website he was hired to create at the beginning of the summer, Jason Whitlock has aimlessly putzed around the ESPN empire, writing a couple of online columns and guest hosting PTI. Now the other shoe seems to be dropping, with Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reporting that… » 8/24/15 7:57pm 8/24/15 7:57pm

ESPN Wants Howard Bryant To Reboot "Black Grantland"

Two years ago, Jason Whitlock was hired at ESPN and charged with creating a black sports and culture site, originally billed as a “Black Grantland” and eventually named The Undefeated. Last month, he was ousted as the head of the site after failing to get it off the ground, undermining the entire project in the… » 7/23/15 8:44pm 7/23/15 8:44pm

So Why Did Jason Whitlock Bail On A New York Mag Profile? 

New York magazine has a new 4,000-word feature on ESPN personality Jason Whitlock out, and while it offers a good (if familiar) rundown of Whitlock’s career and how he ended up getting fired from his own non-existent website before it even launched, it offers nothing first-hand from its subject. What’s funny is that… » 7/06/15 5:40pm 7/06/15 5:40pm

Deadcast: Could This Dumb Twitter Parody Actually Be Jason Whitlock?  

Earlier this week, our own Greg Howard posted a lengthy exposé on noted couch tormentor Jason Whitlock and his ESPN-backed vertical, The Undefeated. One Whitlock fanboy on Twitter got pretty worked up over that post… or is he MORE than a Whitlock fanboy? It’s a mystery that can only be solved via Deadcast…
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Here Is The Insane Playbook For Jason Whitlock's "Black Grantland"

Earlier today, we published “How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN’s ‘Black Grantland’,” where, among other things, we take a look at the plans Jason Whitlock has outlined for his upcoming site in a document called “The Playbook.” It’s worth reading in full, and you can do so below. » 4/27/15 5:55pm 4/27/15 5:55pm

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself… » 4/27/15 3:23pm 4/27/15 3:23pm

Black Grantland's Old White Guy To Black People: Do What I Tell You

Yesterday, news dropped that Jason Whitlock was about to make Mike Wise, an oldish white Washington Post columnist and proud champion of liberal causes, his second official "black Grantland" hire. That's interesting not just because of what he is—this is supposed to be a site bursting with young, up-and-coming… » 11/18/14 5:30pm 11/18/14 5:30pm

Jason Whitlock Has Written His Magnum Derpus

ESPN columnist Jason Whitlock wrote a column last night wherein he tackled Monday's Michael Brown protests outside of Busch Stadium. Protesters demanding justice for Brown's shooting death at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson were met by a crowd of Cardinals fans exulting in the death of a black male. » 10/10/14 2:12pm 10/10/14 2:12pm

Who Is The Most Pompous Sports Pundit? A Scientific Investigation

Of all the stupid rhetorical plays columnists use—issuing thundering imperatives, positioning their banal opinions as the exact midpoints between varieties of unyielding madness, championing their cronies' worthless businesses as examples of the disciplinary power of markets, etc. etc.—the funniest are always the ones… » 9/25/13 3:40pm 9/25/13 3:40pm