New ESPN Ombud Finds Breezy Forgetfulness Over Broussard Fracas

Robert Lipsyte's first column as ESPN's ombudsman dissected the squirmworthy Chris Broussard-LZ Granderson showdown when Jason Collins came out. It's just as ombudsy as you like it, 3,300 words of media-ethics spinach. Lipsyte swings his prose like a lead pipe when he sees a deserving target; his reserved tone here… » 6/29/13 9:08pm 6/29/13 9:08pm

Why ESPN's Chris Broussard Came Out As A Bigot

Outside the Lines is supposed to be the safe haven from all the bullshit. Bob Ley likes to call the show the Switzerland of ESPN. It's the thinking man's sports program—Bristol's answer to NewsHour. Sonorous reporters intoning Serious News. An air of calm, cool reflection about the issues of the day. Even on Monday, as … » 5/01/13 4:54pm 5/01/13 4:54pm

ESPN's Chris Broussard Says Being Gay Is "An Open Rebellion To God"

Well, after ESPN had a fairly terrible morning covering the Jason Collins story, it looked like the network was making progress this afternoon: Smart news hour Outside The Lines would expand to a full hour to discuss the NBA player's announcement. Fantastic. » 4/29/13 4:00pm 4/29/13 4:00pm

Over At CNN, ESPN's LZ Granderson Takes Aim At American Culture,…

ESPN.com/ESPN Mag columnist LZ Granderson joined CNN last week, apparently writing a weekly column in addition to his ESPN gig. Why would Granderson need another online platform, one might wonder, especially since his Page 2 pieces often tackle stuff other columnists won't? » 4/19/11 11:00pm 4/19/11 11:00pm