ESPN's Chad Ford Has Been Retroactively Editing Draft Boards For Years

This website has been using ESPN NBA analyst Chad Ford as a punching bag for nearly ten years. And we don't feel a bit sorry for it after discovering tonight (upon unearthing by those Reddit rapscallions) that Ford has been retroactively re-ranking his NBA draft boards years after the fact. » 1/24/15 11:45pm Saturday 11:45pm

ESPN Finally Corrects Story That Misquoted Doug Baldwin

Yesterday, we brought up an ESPN report by Seahawks reporter Terry Blount that profanely misquoted Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin. For whatever reason, Blount incorrectly inserted a few "motherfuckers" into Baldwin's postgame rant. Last night, ESPN finally got around to correcting the story, adding the following… » 1/20/15 9:22am 1/20/15 9:22am

Column About Russell Westbrook Disappears, Comes Back With New Ending

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel received the brunt of Russell Westbrook's ire when the point guard got surly on Friday night—Tramel is the one who Westbrook was addressing when he said, "I don't like you"—and this morning he published a column about the whole kerfuffle. Apparent technical issues made the column… » 1/19/15 3:19pm 1/19/15 3:19pm

Pro Football Shill Lanny Davis Lies About Shilling for Pro Football

Antibiotic-resistant flesh-eating infection Lanny Davis published a column in the Hill yesterday deploring the media's terrible rush to judgment against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Because the NFL's self-commissioned investigation into the Ray Rice scandal failed to find evidence that the league had done wrong,… » 1/15/15 10:29pm 1/15/15 10:29pm

What Do We Know About Rob Konrad's 16 Hours At Sea?

Alone under the sky, impossibly far from anyone who could help him and miles from shore, the former football player swam nine—or was it 27?—miles to save his life. He pictured his two daughters waiting for him back home, and used the sun and stars to guide himself through shark-infested waters to make it back to… » 1/13/15 5:22pm 1/13/15 5:22pm

This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner's Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video… » 1/05/15 12:57pm 1/05/15 12:57pm

46 Times Vox Totally Fucked Up A Story

If you work in the media, you're going to get things wrong. Accuracy and timeliness are in conflict, and when you're dealing with vast amounts of information, accuracy will sometimes suffer. No one is happy about this, but it's how it is, and this is the tradeoff you implicitly accept when reading news. If you are… » 12/30/14 2:52pm 12/30/14 2:52pm

Hey, What Happened To The Juicy LeBron Quote In This ESPN Story?

Earlier today, ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein wrote about how Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is struggling to communicate with his players, and how LeBron James wasn't exactly giving him a ringing endorsement. It turns out that the story originally featured a much stronger quote from LeBron on just how… » 12/29/14 11:39pm 12/29/14 11:39pm

Johnny Manziel Does His Job Better Than Sports Reporters Do Theirs

Sports reporters are often like a dumb herd of sheep, heading all in the same direction at once for reasons they don't understand. Here at the end of the NFL season, they've seemingly all decided to salary-shame the players they don't like. After Browns coach Mike Pettine announced today that Johnny Manziel was done… » 12/22/14 9:30pm 12/22/14 9:30pm

Marshawn Lynch's Non-Answers To Stupid Questions Have Reporters Furious

Here's the last half of Marshawn's Lynch's curt, polite press conference after he ran off a play that everyone wanted to talk about. Without taking sides, it's easy to understand why reporters are frustrated that Lynch wouldn't play ball. It's also easy to understand why Lynch hates this shit. » 12/22/14 1:02pm 12/22/14 1:02pm

Serial Sucked And Wasted Everyone's Time

What do I know after listening to every episode of Serial? Nothing. I know absolutely nothing, except that it wasted my damn time, and I really hate it when that happens. Did you know sometimes we send people to prison on flimsy evidence? Did you know investigators can manipulate a witness narrative to fit the… » 12/19/14 5:10pm 12/19/14 5:10pm

NFL Claims ESPN Is Lying About Damning Email

The NFL has fired back at ESPN and Don Van Natta Jr., who this week published quotes from what is reportedly an internal NFL email that all but confirms what everyone already assumed: that the NFL was lying when Roger Goodell assured owners that his office had done everything in its power to obtain the second Ray… » 12/12/14 3:17pm 12/12/14 3:17pm

The Necessary Cruelty of Facts

Binjamin Wilkomirski's story was very sad and quite remarkable. In 1995, the Swiss clarinetist published a memoir titled Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood, detailing his youth during the Holocaust, including time spent in two concentration camps. The book was met with awe and acclaim. It was called "morally… » 12/12/14 10:11am 12/12/14 10:11am

Pete Prisco Very Adamantly Does Not Understand Probabilities  

The most impactful decision in tonight's heinously boring Thursday Night Football contest between St. Louis and Arizona came with 6:10 left in the game. St. Louis, down 12-3, had 4th and goal on Arizona's 1-yard-line. In a situation where the Rams needed both a touchdown and a field goal to win, Jeff Fisher opted to… » 12/12/14 1:02am 12/12/14 1:02am