"Peanut Oil" Anchor Is Same Guy Who Apologized For "Chink In The Armor"

"ESPN apologizes for the incident and is taking steps to avoid it in the future." That was SportsCenter anchor Jorge Andrés last February, apologizing on behalf of ESPN for Max Bretos's use of "Chink in the armor" when discussing possible weaknesses in Jeremy Lin's game. Perhaps you recognize Andrés from last Thursday night » 11/16/13 2:45pm 11/16/13 2:45pm

ESPN Anchor Apologizes After "Lin Is Cooking With Peanut Oil" Joke

Remember when ESPN suspended Max Bretos for a month because he used a common colloquialism that, in the context of Jeremy Lin, seemed racist? Remember when media people saying racially obtuse things about Jeremy Lin was a thing? Lin's having a good game tonight against the Knicks, which means we're due for some good… » 11/14/13 10:28pm 11/14/13 10:28pm

Houston, You Have A Problem Child: Dwight Howard Is A Rocket

Dwight Howard consummated his long dalliances with the Rockets late yesterday, giving Houston one of the stranger tripartites in the league. You have the hyped-beyond-his-abilities Jeremy Lin, and the former third option James Harden coming off a 26 ppg season — and now Howard, seven feet of shoulders and 240 pounds of … » 7/06/13 12:33pm 7/06/13 12:33pm

Because Of Some Alleged Hard Bargaining From The Astros, About 60% Of…

Is there anything worse than a local baseball franchise that hasn't been competitive in four seasons, telegraphs its plans to stay non-competitive by carrying almost no payroll, and is widely expected to occupy the basement of its new league when they switch over this spring? Yes. A local baseball team that is all… » 1/19/13 1:15pm 1/19/13 1:15pm

So Much For The Jeremy Lin Effect: MSG Stock At All-Time High

Shares of $MSG closed the day at 39.39, for a market cap of $2.98 billion. That's an all-time high for the stock, squeaking past the previous high at the beginning of NBA free agency, and blowing past the numbers at the height of Linsanity. This means nothing, but so does everything that came before it. » 8/20/12 4:35pm 8/20/12 4:35pm

Five-Year-Old Knicks Fan Devastated By Jeremy Lin's Departure Gets To…

I'm not going to say there's any one moment of this video that's particularly noteworthy, but catch any clip of this nine-minute segment* and you can't help but wonder why the shitbag Knicks management would let a guy like Lin move to another team under any circumstance. Sure, his time in New York was brief, but he… » 8/07/12 9:10pm 8/07/12 9:10pm

Bristolmetrics: Herm Edwards Loses His Grip On Reality

When last we met, Joe Paterno rescued SportsCenter from the wasteland that is July sports, and the ESPYs were surprisingly not hyped to death. What would this week bring? » 7/25/12 10:00am 7/25/12 10:00am

With Jeremy Lin Gone, All The Knicks Need Is A Decent Point Guard.…

OK, it's over. Having gone through the drama of winning Jeremy Lin his early Bird rights, so the Knicks could afford to re-sign their most popular player, Knicks management maneuvered itself into a position where the team decided it couldn't afford to match the Houston Rockets' offer to Lin, after all. Or, if you'd… » 7/18/12 2:30pm 7/18/12 2:30pm

Jeremy Lin Will Be A Houston Rocket

Ending a week of speculatin' and cap-crunchin' and hand-wringin' and what the fuck are you doing Dolanin', it seems the Knicks will pass on matching Houston's offer sheet for Jeremy Lin. Three years and $25 million (plus assorted luxury tax penalties) was too rich for the Knicks, despite a few options on the table to… » 7/17/12 4:15pm 7/17/12 4:15pm

Jeremy Lin's Contract Could Cost The Knicks $58 $43 Million In Year…

From a purely basketball standpoint, there are very few fans and GMs who would take Raymond Felton over Jeremy Lin (and Jared Jeffries!). But Houston's offer sheet to Lin, with that massive $15 million salary in the third year, makes this about a lot more than basketball, or Linsanity. As the Knicks are currently… » 7/16/12 1:10pm 7/16/12 1:10pm

The Knicks Are Going To Let Jeremy Lin Walk And It Might Be The…

The Knicks brought in Raymond Felton last night through a sign and trade with the Portland Trailblazers. He joins Jason Kidd* on the roster while Jeremy Lin looks more like a Houston Rocket with each passing day. In a way, it's a nice little bit of kismet, both franchises get back point guards on whom they had given… » 7/15/12 1:20pm 7/15/12 1:20pm