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'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

"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

The NFL Appears Totally Ready For An Openly Gay Player, So Long As You…

One of the most unintentionally hilarious sentences currently in print can be found on this SB Nation post by Robert Wheel, a.k.a. Bobby Big Wheel, called "What the NFL can do to support gay players." Beneath, a comma-spliced subhed reads: "The NFL is ready for a gay player, the problem is the rest of society." » 3/02/13 5:30pm 3/02/13 5:30pm

Jason Whitlock Is Here To Accept Prizes And Answer Your Questions

Jason Whitlock has been writing about sports for more than 20 years. The former Kansas City Star columnist has also written for ESPN and AOL, and he now holds court as Fox Sports' national columnist. He is an esteemed recipient of Deadspin's Good Writering Award and he enjoys the television program The Wire. » 2/08/13 2:25pm 2/08/13 2:25pm

Jason Whitlock Is Sad He Can't Win A Pulitzer, So We Made A Special…

We at Deadspin can't bear the thought of hardworking, important, tell-it-like-it-is writers being denied the pleasure of winning major awards. That's why we were so heartbroken this morning for Fox Sports columnist and nascent dwarf planet Jason Whitlock, who took to his alma mater's daily newspaper to pour out his… » 2/07/13 11:10am 2/07/13 11:10am

Here Is Bob Costas's Sanctimonious, Horseshit Editorial On Jovan Belcher

Here's Bob Costas dialing the smarm up to 11 in this referendum on perspective and sports by way of the Kasandra Perkins/Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. "Please," Costas intones, "those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly… » 12/02/12 11:18pm 12/02/12 11:18pm