ESPN's Andrew Brandt Really Needs A New Twitter Joke

A thing that happens quite often on Twitter is that people will tweet out pictures of strange foods, usually because those foods are grotesque in size or construction, and thus there is a need to gawk at them. This is a communal exercise, involving various Twitter users retweeting pictures of the food and adding… » 9/30/14 3:37pm Today 3:37pm

The Sports Guy Vs. ESPN: How Bill Simmons Lost Bristol

It was, he would later tell a confidant, like something out of The Godfather. Bill Simmons was meeting with two of the most powerful executives at ESPN, John Skipper and John Walsh, in a conference room in ESPN's then-unfinished Los Angeles office hard by the Staples Center. Within three years, this would be the… » 9/26/14 1:32pm Friday 1:32pm

How Do Other Notable ESPN Suspensions Compare With Bill Simmons's?

ESPN dropped a three-week suspension TV personality and Grantland honcho Bill Simmons last night, somehow working that large stick even deeper into its collective anus. How does Simmons's punishment compare with other notable suspensions handed down by the ever-suspension-happy ESPN in the past? » 9/25/14 1:03pm Thursday 1:03pm

ESPN Showed Jameis Winston Onscreen 48 Times During FSU-Clemson

Viewers of last night's Clemson-Florida State overtime thriller couldn't help but notice how often ESPN's broadcast on ABC showed suspended FSU quarterback Jameis Winston. Indeed, after every big play it felt like the cameras went to Winston to see the Heisman Trophy-winner's reaction. But how much of the broadcast… » 9/21/14 11:20am 9/21/14 11:20am

Something Very Weird Happened During ESPN's Interview With Bill Polian

Former NFL executive Bill Polian was brought onto SportsCenter this morning to give some insight into the NFL's bungling of the Ray Rice situation. He was specifically asked if he, as someone who has worked in the NFL office, thought it was possible for an NFL executive to have obtained a copy of the tape showing… » 9/11/14 2:51pm 9/11/14 2:51pm

Peter King Issues Statement On His Ray Rice Reporting, Self-Immolates

One strange aspect of the ongoing Ray Rice fiasco is that the NFL is vigorously denying it ever saw a video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator, flatly contradicting what top football reporters were saying both publicly and privately over the summer. As we and others have noted, foremost among… » 9/08/14 2:56pm 9/08/14 2:56pm