"A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished, You Know?": Meet The Innovator Who…

There's another important American anniversary to celebrate this week, and one that we should all be congratulated for enduring together: a year ago this Friday, July 8, LeBron James settled into a director's chair at a Greenwich Boys & Girls Club and told Jim Gray about biting his fingernails. He also announced that… » 7/05/11 2:50pm 7/05/11 2:50pm

The Decision About LeBron's Decision Was An Orgy Of Self-Interest, With…

There's a brief section about The Decision in Those Guys Have All the Fun, and if the details aren't exactly fresh, the takeaway is somewhat new: Everyone involved was using everyone else for their own ends to produce what amounted to a massive orgy that they all came to regret the next day. And LeBron was just the… » 5/19/11 5:47pm 5/19/11 5:47pm

Jim Gray's Prerogative: Getting Thrown Off Golf Channel Coverage

USA Today reports that Jim Gray, infomercial host and occasional sports commentator, has been pulled from Golf Channel's broadcast of this week's Northern Trust Open. On Thursday, Gray took part in a profanity-laden screaming match with Bobby Brown, Dustin Johnson's caddy, after Johnson nearly missed his tee time and… » 2/18/11 1:35pm 2/18/11 1:35pm

Free Darko, Live On Scene, And Loving Jim Gray

Generally speaking, we think it's silly for online writers — who are the only ones free from the PR/press pass/everybody-play-nice circle jerk of commercialized athletics — to salivate over press passes as if they had, at last, been invited to the ball. But we will make an exception when the folks from Free Darko sit… » 8/07/06 12:00pm 8/07/06 12:00pm