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

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,… » 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