Keith Olbermann's Tribute To David Letterman Is Great

» 4/04/14 11:47am 4/04/14 11:47am

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

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

ESPN Fired The Guy Who Made That Genius Olbermann/Tupac Video

Remember the Keith Olbermann-as-Tupac video? It was a bit of a thing a couple of weeks ago. We posted it; so did the The Big Lead and Complex and Awful Announcing. Apparently the guy behind it—Will Schleichert—worked for ESPN. He was a PA. Emphasis on the was. He was fired last week. » 12/04/13 3:04pm 12/04/13 3:04pm

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

Why Did ESPN Cut 10 Minutes From A Podcast Of Keith Olbermann's Show?

Keith Olbermann made his much-anticipated return to ESPN this week, and if you've missed any episodes of his new show, audio podcasts can be found on the Worldwide Leader's website. But if you were to listen to the podcast from Wednesday's program, you'd notice that significant portions are missing. Those excised… » 8/30/13 2:54pm 8/30/13 2:54pm

Nate Silver Leaving New York Times For ESPN, Keith Olbermann's Show

New York Times media writer Brian Stelter has broken a big bit of news on this Friday night: Nate Silver, sabermetrician and electoral seer, is leaving the Times and heading to ESPN. He's taking FiveThirtyEight with him, too. And yet that's not the juiciest bit. » 7/19/13 9:02pm 7/19/13 9:02pm

ESPN Never Had A Golden Age: The Real Meaning Of Olbermann's Return

So Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN, which a) has to be one of the more expensive press releases in history and b) shows that the company really has come to that age where you start getting deeply sentimental. It all makes sense. » 7/17/13 11:54am 7/17/13 11:54am

Report: Keith Olbermann To Re-Join ESPN, Host His Own Show

It's been 16 long years since Keith Olbermann left ESPN's SportsCenter to make his name as a political commentator at MSNBC and, most recently, Current TV. But as Variety first reported this evening, Olbermann will be returning to the network he helped put on the map as an anchor alongside Dan Patrick on SportsCenter. » 7/17/13 1:18am 7/17/13 1:18am