When will the blogs vs. mainstream media debate finally end? Hopefully soon, right? Please? Pretty please? There is perhaps only one man who can settle this once and for all, build that oft-mentioned bridge to the 21st Century. And that man is obviously Braylon Edwards.
We learned last year that John Saunders had been shopping memoir about his rough-and-tumble life on the streets of Toronto. We wouldn't have guessed his life was that rough-and-tumble, but what do we know?
We can say with 100 percent certainty that, of all the people we've mentioned in this Media Approval Ratings business, Terry Bradshaw is the first whose bare ass we have seen. We're not sure which is worse: Having that happen, or admitting that we've seen Failure To Launch.
There's probably no show on earth that we hammer on more than "Around The Horn," and jeez, how could we not? But of all the regular cast of characters — Mariotti, Plaschke, Paige, what not — Michael Smith (who's probably a semi-regular) seems to escape a lot of hatred.
No one has heard much from Sean Salisbury since he was let go by ESPN, and honestly, we kind of hope he's OK.
Right now, we desperately wish we had video handy of Jeremy Schapp in one of the "meetings" on "E-60"'s conference room segments. He is ... saying something ... very serious.
The first time we ever read a book that had the word fuck in it was in John Feinstein's Season On The Brink. Bobby Knight liked to say that word a lot. It was also the first time we had seen the c-word. We were 14 years old.
It seems like an extremely long time ago that David Aldridge was on ESPN. He almost seems the exact opposite of what the network wants out of its NBA coverage.
While searching for photos of Los Angeles Times columnist (and "Around the Horn" regular) Bill Plaschke, we came across this one. How in the world did Plaschke get on that panel?
It is easy to forget sometimes that Bill Walton used to stutter. Remembering that little factoid makes his signature BOLD PROCLAMATIONS a little easier to handle; he wouldn't be Bill Walton if he didn't sound uncertain.
We are pretty sure that most of you would agree that Jeff Van Gundy is an unlikely excellent NBA analyst. We're sure he would have never imagined that's the way his career would go. He's just coachy enough to be a TV preener.
When Gregg Easterbrook's old "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" initially appeared on
Slate, way way way way back in the day, it seemed like a revelation, and we say that not only because of his consistently amusing (and depressing) "Arizona (CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN FOOTBALL-LIKE SUBSTANCE) Cardinals" crack.
ESPN's flashy-suited NFL reporter is the WWL's go-to guy when it comes to the headline-grabbing stories that require an Italian hard news punch. "Sal Pal", as he's wont to call himself, is a Philly boy, who's covered everything from Terrell Owens' driveway meltdown, to Spygate, to Vick's dogfighting trial, and even…
We would like to repeat our favorite piece of biographical information about Jay Bilas: He once starred in a movie with Dolph Lundgren. The movie was "Dark Angel," and Bilas plays an alien named "Azeck." Man this makes us happy.
It's kind of amazing to think that, at one point, Skip Bayless was one of the top up-and-coming sportswriters in the country. At the age of 25, Bayless was hired as lead columnist for the Dallas Morning News, an amazing opportunity. He embraced this job by constantly claiming Troy Aikman was gay. And they say bloggers…
We still can't quite get over Daulerio's interview with Frank Deford. This is still our favorite part:
The last week has brought something wonderful: Official football preseason guides! Yesterday we bought the Pro Football Weekly version — which has the Buzzsaw in the playoffs! — and last week we grabbed Athlon's college football version. (Illini in the top 20!) Yep: It really never is too early to talk about college…