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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 2:20pm Monday 2:20pm

ESPN Wants Howard Bryant To Reboot "Black Grantland"

Two years ago, Jason Whitlock was hired at ESPN and charged with creating a black sports and culture site, originally billed as a “Black Grantland” and eventually named The Undefeated. Last month, he was ousted as the head of the site after failing to get it off the ground, undermining the entire project in the… » 7/23/15 8:44pm Thursday 8:44pm

Adam Schefter Explains Why He Posted Jason Pierre-Paul's Medical Records

In Richard Deitsch’s weekly media column at SI.com, ESPN’s Adam Schefter fields questions about why he decided to publish photos Jason Pierre-Paul’s medical charts, rather than simply report that the Giants DE had his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident. His answer, roughly: if you can prove a… » 7/13/15 10:30am 7/13/15 10:30am

So Why Did Jason Whitlock Bail On A New York Mag Profile? 

New York magazine has a new 4,000-word feature on ESPN personality Jason Whitlock out, and while it offers a good (if familiar) rundown of Whitlock’s career and how he ended up getting fired from his own non-existent website before it even launched, it offers nothing first-hand from its subject. What’s funny is that… » 7/06/15 5:40pm 7/06/15 5:40pm

Larry Bird And The Pacers Don't Look Great In This David West Interview

David West surprised just about everybody when he opted out of the final year and $12.5 million left on his contract with the Indiana Pacers. Tonight he had an extensive sit-down with longtime Pacers reporter Bob Kravitz, and the upshot of the interview is that the Pacers organization is a low-rent operation, and team… » 7/01/15 11:34pm 7/01/15 11:34pm

Fire Don Lemon (Into The Sun)

Last night, CNN host Don Lemon succeeded in doing what he sets out to do every night, garnering attention for the news network that vastly overpays him to pose the question, “But what if this indefensible position isn’t wrong—or at least isn’t as wrong as you think?” He held up a Confederate flag, and then a placard… » 6/23/15 6:21pm 6/23/15 6:21pm

Why Should LeBron James Let David Blatt Pretend To Be The Coach?

ESPN.com has produced a piece of exceptional reporting on Cleveland’s run through the NBA Finals, with reporter Marc Stein coming away from the series with a notebook stuffed full of telling details about how LeBron James not only dragged a raft of corpses within touching distance of a championship, but performed many… » 6/18/15 6:03pm 6/18/15 6:03pm

Sources: Adrian Wojnarowski Is Pitching His Own Vanity Site

The one truly indispensable basketball reporter is making moves. According to multiple sources, Yahoo reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has approached a number of basketball writers over the past few weeks and pitched them on joining a new personality-driven basketball website that he is contemplating. It’s unclear what the… » 6/12/15 3:32pm 6/12/15 3:32pm

The NFL's Useful Idiots Are At It Again

Now that the Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald—who was previously investigated for sexual assault and yesterday was arrested on charges of domestic violence for the second time in a year—a chorus of NFL media stooges have begun squawking for someone to do something about all of this, uh, bad stuff. » 5/26/15 11:56am 5/26/15 11:56am

NBA Writer Wants To Yank His Crank To Wolves Owner's Wife

For the second straight NBA draft lottery, the sports media couldn’t keep its collective dick in its collective pants. Last year, Bucks owner Wes Edens had his 18-year-old daughter, Mallory, represent the team at the lottery, and sportswriters jizzed all over their computer screens. This year there has (so far) been… » 5/20/15 12:15am 5/20/15 12:15am

ESPN's New Hire Says Global-Warming Fears Are "Intellectually Dishonest"

ESPN is a sports media conglomerate that largely, intentionally operates under the conceit that sports exist within a vacuum, untouched by the outside world except for instances in which the outside world intrudes on the sports universe. It’s a fallacious conceit, but it has some unintended positive consequences. Its… » 5/19/15 3:50pm 5/19/15 3:50pm

How TMZ Misreported A Former NFLer's Place And Cause Of Death

Linebacker Adrian Robinson, who bounced around the NFL and last played in a game in 2013, was found dead in Philadelphia on Saturday night. According to the medical examiner’s office, his death was ruled suicide by hanging. There are no more details yet, but this wholly contradicts an earlier report that Robinson had… » 5/18/15 5:00pm 5/18/15 5:00pm

Bill Simmons Is A Shitty Writer

So last week, ESPN canned Bill Simmons. And now everyone’s doing the fun thing where we speculate about where he will end up for the next phase of his career. Where’s ol’ Bill gonna go? Fox? Turner/Bleacher Report? NBC? A boutique startup underwritten by a messianic venture capitalist with a boner for the NBA? Who’s… » 5/11/15 12:22pm 5/11/15 12:22pm