Here's Jason Whitlock Pretending To Like And Respect Stuart Scott

ESPN's Stuart Scott, 49, died yesterday, finally succumbing to a long bout with cancer. The SportsCenter anchor was given a sendoff befitting a hero by the many friends he made over his two decades on the air, because to many, that's what he was. » 1/05/15 6:56pm 1/05/15 6:56pm

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

After last night's report that Jason Whitlock is signing longtime Washington Post columnist Mike Wise for "black Grantland," ESPN announced that the site has three new hires. Jesse Washington will be a a senior writer, Danielle Cadet a senior editor, and Ryan Cortes a staff writer. » 11/18/14 5:02pm 11/18/14 5:02pm

"Black Grantland" Hires White Hot-Taker Who Whines About Rap Music

So, there's some news today regarding Jason Whitlock's ESPN website, which at least at one point was supposed to be a "black Grantland." First, it's still a thing that is happening. Second, Whitlock's close to signing his second official hire: Washington Post columnist Mike Wise. » 11/17/14 6:48pm 11/17/14 6:48pm

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

ESPN Hires Executive Editor To Run Jason Whitlock's "Black Grantland"

ESPN has just announced that it has hired Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of its new Jason Whitlock-led website geared toward African Americans. » 8/07/14 12:26pm 8/07/14 12:26pm

Please Help Jason Whitlock With His Computer Problems

Jason Whitlock got an email saying his Twitter account was compromised, and that his password was reset. It could have been a junk email, though we don't know for sure since we didn't see the actual email. Please, someone help Whitlock figure this out. » 3/02/14 2:56pm 3/02/14 2:56pm

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

ESPN: Whitlock's Thayer Evans Comments "Not Acceptable."

Jason Whitlock torpedoed SI's Thayer Evans on Tuesday—"It wouldn’t shock me if Thayer Evans couldn't spell 'cat'"—and now he's running into trouble with his persnickety soon-to-be employers at ESPN. » 9/12/13 10:19am 9/12/13 10:19am

ESPN's Jason Whitlock Craps On Author Of SI's Oklahoma State Story

Jason Whitlock went on the Oklahoma City Sports Animal radio show today to talk about the first part of Sports Illustrated's five-part investigation into Oklahoma State University. He spent a good chunk of time talking shit about Thayer Evans, a former colleague of Whitlock's and one half of the investigative… » 9/10/13 4:23pm 9/10/13 4:23pm

Keith Olbermann's New Show Is Entertaining. Should We Be Surprised?

ESPN prodigal son Keith Olbermann made his return to the four-letter network last night, premiering his eponymous hour-long ESPN2 program while calling up a number of golden-age SportsCenter memories. Here are the highlights. » 8/27/13 11:45am 8/27/13 11:45am

Jason Whitlock Played 20 Questions On Twitter

Jason Whitlock, rehired by ESPN this week, decided to play 20 questions about anything on Twitter. He kept answering questions after 20, which kind of defeated the purpose, but it was still an enjoyable time for all. Yes, there was a question involving The Wire. » 8/17/13 12:45pm 8/17/13 12:45pm

"ESPN Is Dumb": Jason Whitlock's Thoughts About ESPN Over The Years

Keith Olbermann's return to ESPN is almost certainly less shocking than Jason Whitlock's return. Olbermann torched bridges, yes, but that was a long time ago. ESPN president John Skipper told The Hollywood Reporter that he never even met Olbermann until last year. "I am post the Keith troubles," he said. The remaining… » 8/14/13 4:06pm 8/14/13 4:06pm

Jason Whitlock Returning To ESPN [UPDATE]

Whoa. The Big Lead reports that Jason Whitlock is leaving Fox Sports and heading back to ESPN. As recently as a few weeks ago, Whitlock was working on test segments for a show on Fox Sports 1—called Red, White and Truth—that hadn't appeared on any lineup for the the network. In the last month, ESPN has hired Keith… » 8/14/13 1:22pm 8/14/13 1:22pm

The Pacers' Paul George Has Gradually Exploded All At Once

After two games in Miami, it's no longer assured that the Heat — reigning champs, winners of 27 straight in the regular season, top seed in the Eastern Conference, proud owners of fans like these — are going to dispatch the Indiana Pacers quickly, or for that matter, at all. The series is tied at a game apiece, and… » 5/25/13 7:46pm 5/25/13 7:46pm

Five Places Jason Whitlock Won't Go Because The Food Is Too Good

Earlier today, Fox Sports's Jason Whitlock told Twitter that he wasn't covering this year's Masters. His reasoning was unexpected. » 4/11/13 4:23pm 4/11/13 4:23pm