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

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 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… » 4/04/14 11:47am 4/04/14 11:47am

Keith Olbermann Twitter-Fought With Tom Sestito's 13-Year-Old Sister

For the singular achievement of racking up 27 penalty minutes in one second of ice time, Canucks forward Tom Sestito was named Keith Olbermann's worst person in the sports world. He called Sestito, among other things, a "boxing hobo on skates." One person who took issue with that was Sestito's 13-year-old sister… » 1/16/14 10:13am 1/16/14 10:13am