John Clayton Sent A Gift To The Player Who Ended Brian Bosworth's Career

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… » 10/31/14 3:23pm 10/31/14 3:23pm

This Photo Of ESPN's John Clayton With Slayer Is Pretty Metal

A terrific SportsCenter ad came to life at Friday night's Slayer show in Seattle. There are no conclusions to draw here about John Clayton's ponytail, but nothing rocks harder than a cell phone clip on some dad jeans. » 11/04/13 12:07pm 11/04/13 12:07pm

ESPN's John Clayton Says Some Random Shit About Johnny Manziel

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,… » 8/05/13 2:35pm 8/05/13 2:35pm

John Clayton Needs To Work On His Mechanics

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. » 5/26/13 7:15pm 5/26/13 7:15pm

It Turns Out John Clayton Does Have A Ponytail (In A "This Is …

Aha! We have a development in one of the most hotly debated issues currently occupying bandwidth on the internet: Does John Clayton have a ponytail? Answer: No, but ESPN'll make him look ridiculous for the sake of a pretty good commercial. » 9/06/12 1:40pm 9/06/12 1:40pm

John Clayton Does Not Have A Ponytail, But He Does Have A Mullet

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… » 12/14/11 10:10pm 12/14/11 10:10pm

Deadspin I-Team: Is This John Clayton's Ponytail?

Reader Brad alerts us to this video, in which one can discern what appears to be the fabled and disputed ponytail of John Clayton, bobbing up and down. Look at the evidence. I-Team's verdict: ponytail. We await comment from ESPN. » 2/26/10 4:15pm 2/26/10 4:15pm

John Clayton's A Little Gassy In The Morning

And now for a little stomach-churning media goodness. One of the inevitable downsides of ESPN's new "Live" SportsCenter are some of the slip-ups that occur during live broadcasts which unfortunately make it to air. Case in point — this morning, at approximately 10:28, it appears NFL beat reporter John Clayton was… » 9/23/08 12:30pm 9/23/08 12:30pm

Media Approval Ratings: John Clayton

In our book, we said this about John Clayton: "Often resembles the guy in RoboCop after he falls in the toxic waste just before he's squished by the oncoming car." Someone classified this as "mean." We prefer, as always, "cheeky." » 5/15/08 1:05pm 5/15/08 1:05pm

More Inappropriate Ball Talk

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… » 7/08/06 4:05pm 7/08/06 4:05pm

Randy Johnson's Ugliness A Crossover Hit

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. » 4/19/06 4:15pm 4/19/06 4:15pm

John Clayton Gets His Bill Self On

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. » 3/24/06 11:30am 3/24/06 11:30am

We Have To Ask ...

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… » 8/30/05 1:10pm 8/30/05 1:10pm