John Clayton, who covered the Seahawks for nine years before joining ESPN in 1995, made an appearance on Seattle's ESPN radio affiliate Wednesday, and was asked about the 30 for 30 documentary "Brian and the Boz," which had debuted on ESPN the night before. He revealed that once upon a time, young John was a beat… »
So what happens to Johnny Manziel if the NCAA decides he's no longer eligible to play college football because he allegedly sold his autograph? Last night during SportsCenter, John Clayton explained that Manziel could turn pro and enter the supplemental draft later this month, "if indeed he does qualify." Yeah, but,… »
ESPN's NFL reporter and ponytail folk hero threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's Mariners game and it went probably about as well as one imagines a ceremonial first pitch would go for John Clayton. »
The I-Team investigated this some time ago, only to be told by ESPN that NFL analyst John Clayton did not have a ponytail but only a "mess of hair in back." Clayton hasn't been seen much in Bristol since then, limiting his exposure to face-frontal shots via satellite, but tonight he made a rare studio appearance in… »
This time, courtesy of everyone's favorite wise little cartoon canary, ESPN football analyst John Clayton. JC couldn't contain his excitement about Peyton Manning's potential post-season dominance this year thanks to, um, some new rules. But it's quite apparent that Clayton might need to start reading some of his… »
We salute The Boston Phoenix for a nifty piece of self-promotion: Putting together a list of the 100 least sexy male celebrities. The list is topped by Gilbert Gottfried, and the top 10 includes Dr. Phil, Jay Leno and Roger Ebert, whose weight loss, we might argue, pushed him higher on this list rather than lower. »
We like John Clayton. We're glad they finally got rid of those "Look how different they are!" combat sections with Sean Salisbury and let Clayton get back to what he does best: Provide incredibly dorky updates on NFL minutiae you didn't even know that you cared about. »
Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
• 12:30 p.m. NFL With John Clayton: Honestly, though, we think you could actually beat Salisbury in a fight. Come on, go for it.
• 1 p.m. NFL With Gary Gillette: Wait, who are you? Do they let you on TV?
• 2 p.m. MLB With Peter Gammons: Does it piss you… »