​Keith Olbermann Explains Why He Got Into That Dumb Twitter Fight

Keith Olbermann is a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight, and part of their taped conversation has already been uploaded onto YouTube by the show. In it, Olbermann and Letterman discuss the the dumbass Twitter fight he got into with Penn State fans and students that led ESPN to suspend him from his… » 3/10/15 11:44pm 3/10/15 11:44pm

ESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann For Penn State Tweets

Last night, Keith Olbermann got into it on Twitter with Penn State fans and students—originally over, of all things, the school's annual pediatric cancer fundraiser. (His tweets are embedded below.) It was weird and unnecessary, and now ESPN has taken Olbermann off TV for the rest of the week. » 2/24/15 1:23pm 2/24/15 1:23pm

Keith Olbermann Uppercuts Charles Barkley Into An Erupting Volcano

Charles Barkley said some really dumb stuff about basketball analytics on Tuesday night, and so Keith Olbermann dedicated a segment of his show to calling Chuck an idiot many, many times. » 2/12/15 10:31am 2/12/15 10:31am

Keith Olbermann Dropkicks NCAA And Penn State Through Five Glass Doors

The NCAA announced today that it will restore Joe Paterno's 111 wins to Penn State's football program, putting Paterno back in first as Division I college football's winningest coach. Keith Olbermann celebrated the news by naming the NCAA and Penn State the worst in the sports world. » 1/16/15 6:59pm 1/16/15 6:59pm

Keith Olbermann Has A Great Stuart Scott Story

On yesterday's episode—the same one where he re-aired Stuart Scott's 1993 ESPN2 debut—Keith Olbermann decided to honor what he called Scott's "professional courage." Specifically, the time an ESPN executive, piqued by Scott's unique catchphrases, called the anchor into his office and told him he was being too black on… » 1/06/15 9:01am 1/06/15 9:01am

Here Is Stuart Scott's First ESPN2 Sportscast, From October 1, 1993

As promised, Keith Olbermann dedicated the second segment of his program today to a re-airing of Stuart Scott's sportscast from the 1993 inaugural episode of SportsNight—the program that launched ESPN2. » 1/05/15 5:37pm 1/05/15 5:37pm

Olbermann: If Pro Sports Want Legal Gambling, Help Gambling Addicts

Adam Silver's op-ed in the New York Times in support of legalized sports gambling reversed the long history of professional sports outwardly demonizing gambling while stage whispering all the information with which gamblers can make their decisions. If we bring gambling out of the shadows and, you know, get it some… » 11/14/14 5:39pm 11/14/14 5:39pm

Deadspin OBLITERATES Current Internet Headline Meme

As an internet user, you're probably aware of the symbiotic relationship between popular broadcasters like Jon Stewart and John Oliver and the internet. It works like this: broadcasters sum up a current issue in an entertaining, shareable video, and then websites looking for content that takes no time or effort to… » 9/12/14 1:42pm 9/12/14 1:42pm

Keith Olbermann Blows Up On The NFL Yet Again

Another day, another handful of revelations evincing the NFL's tone-deaf, irresponsible handling of the Ray Rice situation, another opportunity for Keith Olbermann to expose it all at 5 p.m. EDT. » 9/11/14 6:40pm 9/11/14 6:40pm

Keith Olbermann: Roger Goodell Needs To Be Fired

Keith Olbermann had another chance to tear apart Roger Goodell tonight, not calling for his resignation, but for the NFL commissioner to be fired in light of today's AP report that the NFL received the Ray Rice elevator footage in April. » 9/10/14 8:05pm 9/10/14 8:05pm

Keith Olbermann On Roger Goodell: "An Enabler Of Men Who Beat Women"

Keith Olbermann annihilated Roger Goodell on his program today, claiming the NFL commissioner conspired with the Baltimore Ravens and Atlantic County prosecutors to cover up Ray Rice's assault of his then-fiancée Janay Palmer. Olbermann said that Goodell "must resign." » 9/08/14 5:27pm 9/08/14 5:27pm

Keith Olbermann Will Return To SportsCenter

According to a release from ESPN, big changes are in store for Keith Olbermann. Not only is his show being rescued from its ever-changing late-night time slot, but Keith himself will return to the SportsCenter anchor desk for the first time since 1997. » 8/27/14 11:23am 8/27/14 11:23am

Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches

Keith Olbermann's segment on Ray Rice was strong, indignant TV, resonant with everyone who believes a two-game suspension for punching out a woman is a clear signal that the NFL doesn't consider domestic violence meaningful violence. » 7/25/14 8:58am 7/25/14 8:58am

Keith Olbermann Blasts Tony Dungy

On last night's show, Keith Olbermann took Tony Dungy to task for his comments that he "wouldn't have taken" Michael Sam because he "wouldn't want to deal with" the accompanying distractions. » 7/22/14 10:21am 7/22/14 10:21am

Keith Olbermann Has Seven Ways To Grow Soccer In The U.S.

Before this devolves into the inevitable flamewar (and it will; it's got Keith Olbermann, and it's about soccer in America, so it's going to be bad), take note of the pains Olbermann goes to to insist that he doesn't have a horse in this race. "I don't care," he says, "whether or not soccer succeeds or fails in this… » 7/02/14 11:45am 7/02/14 11:45am

Keith Olbermann Tearfully Remembers Tony Gwynn

There will never be enough tributes to Tony Gwynn. There can't ever be, not for a man who seemed as beloved as a person as he was respected as a hitter. Keith Olbermann's monologue last night started off with a story that highlighted Gwynn's prowess and humility, and ended with tears. "What you hoped Tony Gwynn was… » 6/17/14 10:14am 6/17/14 10:14am

ESPN First Take Boss Is Finally Leaving For NBC

Looks like Jamie Horowitz, an influential ESPN VP once called "the midwife of Bristol's 'Embrace Debate' era" in these pages, will be leaving for NBC after all. New York Times media reporter Bill Carter tweeted this morning that Horowitz, who'd apparently sulked through his last few months at ESPN after being denied… » 5/07/14 2:01pm 5/07/14 2:01pm

Keith Olbermann's Tribute To David Letterman Is Great

Keith Olbermann is never better than when he's talking about someone he respects (perhaps because there aren't many of them). Last night was one such occasion, when Olbermann devoted an entire segment to David Letterman's announcement of his impending retirement. "All I keep thinking," Olbermann said, "is I'm watching… » 4/04/14 11:47am 4/04/14 11:47am

Michael Bublé Defuses Tom Sestito-Keith Olbermann Feud

Some 10 days ago, Keith Olbermann named Tom Sestito the worst person in the sports world and proceeded to get into a Twitter fight with his 13-year-old sister. It was an ugly incident that only the tapioca crooning of Michael Bublé could extinguish. » 1/25/14 12:43pm 1/25/14 12:43pm