ESPN Fight: Hugh Douglas Called Colleague Michael Smith "Uncle Tom"

Last Thursday, at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair, Hugh Douglas, the former Eagle and current NFL analyst for ESPN, was very drunk. A day later he would be both drunk and combative, and, as The Big Lead first reported, he and an ESPN colleague would nearly come to blows. But… » 8/06/13 1:06pm 8/06/13 1:06pm

Let's Play "Count The Slurs In Jemele Hill's Hate Mail"

Jemele Hill posted to Twitter one of the many hate letters ESPN gets about her, this time for her appearances on Colin Cowherd's radio show. And you have to give the writer some credit. Besides the immaculate penmanship (Hill notes a correlation between racists and hand-written letters), he manages to nail every slur… » 1/04/13 11:35am 1/04/13 11:35am

ESPN's Jemele Hill Is Here To Answer Your Questions

ESPN columnist Jemele Hill is live from Colorado and ready to answer your questions in the discussion below. She's got sideline duty—her first year doing it!—for Friday night's Hawaii-Air Force game on ESPN2. Also, it's been an eventful week at ESPN, and Jemele's done plenty of work at First Take. Lots to talk about… » 11/15/12 12:58pm 11/15/12 12:58pm

According to Jemele Hill, Warren Sapp Deserves a Pounding for Keyshawn …

Here's an amusing little snag from Awful Announcing » 11/13/08 4:30pm 11/13/08 4:30pm, featuring current "Inside the NFL" analyst Warren Sapp and budding home decorator/"NFL Live" analyst, Keyshawn Johnson. Sapp was responding to viewer questions during his "Ask Warren Anything" segment. One viewer was curious about Sapp's thoughts on his former . Sapp is,…

Jemele Hill Just Taking This Whole Lou Holtz-Hitler Backlash in Stride

Jemele Hill finally addressed the whole Lou Holtz/Hitler non-suspension story » 10/21/08 4:45pm 10/21/08 4:45pm today on her personal blog and is predictably measured in her response. Hill, who was after she dropped the H-bomb in a pro-Pistons column for ESPN.com, says that she's received plenty of emails from friends and controversy-seekers…

Are You Offended By ESPN?

That's the question posed by MarketWatch columnist Jon Friedman, who gives the WWL a thorough Bissingering based on the recent "lowbrow or boorish behavior" of some of ESPN's talent. Specifically, the incidents involving Jemele Hill, Dana Jacobson, and Bonnie Bernstein, respectively. Friedman's piece, titled "ESPN: The… » 7/09/08 4:30pm 7/09/08 4:30pm

Who's Sorry Now? ESPN Columnist Edition

I wanted the final Who's Sorry Now? post during Will's tenure to be a memorable one, and this one's a doozy. Jemele Hill's latest column over at the Page Dos includes the phrase "I'm sorry," not once, but three times ... plus dozens of other variations of the term sprinkled throughout. It's a mea culpa for the ages, and… » 6/24/08 3:00pm 6/24/08 3:00pm

Celtics Fans Are No Longer Hitler Sympathizers

The first line of Jemele HIll's ESPN.com article showed promise: "I thought it wouldn't bother me. I thought I would be OK. Turns out, I was as wrong as Skip Bayless." But somewhere down the line, she lost her way. A reader tipped us off that in Hill's anti-Celtics screed, she used a line that likened rooting for the… » 6/15/08 1:30pm 6/15/08 1:30pm

Welcome To Page 2, Ms. Hill

By our rudimentary calculations, new Page 2 columnist Jemele Hill, who made her debut on the site today, will write roughly 92 columns for the site during her two-year deal. (We assumed two a week, with at least six weeks off for vacations and holidays; we're probably being too generous.) As reported by The Big Lead,… » 11/15/06 4:00pm 11/15/06 4:00pm