How ESPN's Fear Of The Truth Defeated "Black Grantland"

Last month, The Atlantic published an 18,000-word article by Ta-Nehisi Coates called “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” It was the second epic piece in what appears to be a series in which Coates examines the toll of white supremacy as American policy on black life in the United States. The article… »10/06/15 5:10pmTuesday 5:10pm

ESPN Says It Is, Isn't Actually Distancing Itself From DraftKings

Today’s episode of Outside The Lines featured a lot of discussion on the insider information scandal that has struck the world of daily fantasy sites. Before delving into that discussion, host Bob Ley mentioned that ESPN will no longer be featuring “sponsored elements” related to DraftKings in its original… »10/06/15 4:08pmTuesday 4:08pm

Why Is Adrian Wojnarowski Peddling A Falsehood About The 2013 Draft?

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Anthony Bennett are talking about a contract buyout, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski. Considering how poorly Bennett has played in his first two seasons in the league, and that he’s sixth—at best—on Minnesota’s front court depth chart, the report isn’t particularly… »9/21/15 9:50pm9/21/15 9:50pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates Needs An Editor, Says Editor Who Edited Like One Blog Post In 18 Months

Earlier this week, Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates published an enormous study of mass incarceration and its impact on African-American families in America today. The article is comprehensive, exhaustive, compellingly written, and reaches back into centuries of American oppression to come to the conclusion that the… »9/16/15 4:19pm9/16/15 4:19pm

Darren Rovell Says Racism Is Okay If The Market Approves; ESPNers Flee

Darren Rovell, a commemorative gift plate from the American Enterprise Institute that somehow talks and writes and uses social media, went there just now on Twitter, and it’s a sight to behold—a service to the nation, in its way. While a market fundamentalist with a neuron or two firing would probably avoid… »8/30/15 7:12pm8/30/15 7:12pm

Report: Jason Whitlock Negotiating To Leave ESPN, Rejoin Fox Sports

Ever since he was booted from the website he was hired to create at the beginning of the summer, Jason Whitlock has aimlessly putzed around the ESPN empire, writing a couple of online columns and guest hosting PTI. Now the other shoe seems to be dropping, with Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reporting that… »8/24/15 7:57pm8/24/15 7:57pm

Cris Carter's "Fall Guy" Advice Was Kept Off The Record At The NFL's Request 

At the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium, Cris Carter told incoming players that it’s in their best interests to have a “fall guy” in their crew—one man willing to take the rap and even go to jail to keep the player out of trouble. There was, for the first time in the symposium’s history, a reporter in the audience: The… »8/24/15 5:14pm8/24/15 5:14pm

Stop Pretending Donald Trump Is Running For President

Tonight, hot pork balloon Donald Trump will participate in a televised debate with nine Republican presidential candidates. He is pretending to campaign for president, and the political press has agreed to pretend to believe him for a little while. It’s cynical and farcical and boring and stupid and insulting to ...… »8/06/15 5:09pm8/06/15 5:09pm

Remember All Those Other Times Colin Cowherd Said Racist Shit On ESPN?

A Dwight Schrute cosplayer named Colin Cowherd said some really dumb things about Dominicans on ESPN Radio Thursday. Besides being wrong in several particulars, Cowherd’s musings were insulting and racist. On Friday, Cowherd addressed the rant during his show. Rather than apologizing or satisfyingly explaining his… »7/27/15 2:20pm7/27/15 2:20pm