ESPN Says It Is, Isn't Actually Distancing Itself From DraftKings

Today’s episode of Outside The Lines featured a lot of discussion on the insider information scandal that has struck the world of daily fantasy sites. Before delving into that discussion, host Bob Ley mentioned that ESPN will no longer be featuring “sponsored elements” related to DraftKings in its original… »10/06/15 4:08pmYesterday 4:08pm

ESPN Says Curt Schilling Will Be Back For The Playoffs. Let's See What He's Been Up To. [UPDATE]

ESPN baseball commentator Curt Schilling, who earned himself a fairly lengthy suspension for sharing a crazy-ass meme about Muslims and Nazis on his Facebook and Twitter pages, will be back in the booth studio for ESPN’s MLB playoffs broadcasts. So, does this mean Schilling has stopped putting insane shit on his… »9/28/15 4:54pm9/28/15 4:54pm

Nation Demands Pro-Jonathan Papelbon Takes; Fox Sports Provides Them

The trouble with a story like yesterday’s Bryce Harper-Jonathan Papelbon fight in the Nationals dugout is that it does not contain much—any—ambiguity. It is unambiguously wonderful, that oh-God-this-is-so-fucking-stupid kind of wonderful, and also Jonathan Papelbon unambiguously is a belligerent tool whose decision to… »9/28/15 1:08pm9/28/15 1:08pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates Needs An Editor, Says Editor Who Edited Like One Blog Post In 18 Months

Earlier this week, Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates published an enormous study of mass incarceration and its impact on African-American families in America today. The article is comprehensive, exhaustive, compellingly written, and reaches back into centuries of American oppression to come to the conclusion that the… »9/16/15 4:19pm9/16/15 4:19pm

Curt Schilling Emails Blogger To Clarify His Thoughts On Nazis And Muslims

ESPN revoked Little League World Series broadcast privileges from baseball analyst/borderline Hall of Famer Curt Schilling after he shared some questionable stats about Nazis and Muslims to his Twitter followers. Schilling isn’t taking his break quietly, however. Today, he sent a long email to Dan Levy of Awful… »9/01/15 5:45pm9/01/15 5:45pm

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Pieces: An Exhaustive Guide

Journalists are inherently sick fucks. Of course, we need to be—that’s how we get the news, and telling the stories of disadvantaged, voiceless people is just about the best reason to get into this racket. But there’s still something gross at the heart of the impulse to turn Tragedy into Content—even amazingly great… »8/31/15 1:51pm8/31/15 1:51pm

Darren Rovell Says Racism Is Okay If The Market Approves; ESPNers Flee

Darren Rovell, a commemorative gift plate from the American Enterprise Institute that somehow talks and writes and uses social media, went there just now on Twitter, and it’s a sight to behold—a service to the nation, in its way. While a market fundamentalist with a neuron or two firing would probably avoid… »8/30/15 7:12pm8/30/15 7:12pm