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

Olbermann Goes After Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton; Defends ESPN

Yesterday, WFAN's morning boys, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, went after Keith Olbermann and Chris Berman in an admittedly confusing way while discussing Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Apparently Olbermann and Berman are bullies and they're a bunch of hypocrites for talking about this. It was weird, and… » 11/06/13 2:32pm 11/06/13 2:32pm

Keith Olbermann On Why No One Watches Baseball Anymore

Wednesday's Game 1 drew 14.4 million viewers. That's slightly up from last year's Game 1, but 2012 was the least-watched Fall Classic of all time. It's been a steady downward trend for the World Series over the least 35 years or so, from a time when the majority of Americans would tune in. To put it in context, 14.4… » 10/25/13 8:30am 10/25/13 8:30am