I think Steve Young is trying to say that for Denver to beat Cincinnati tonight Peyton Manning needs to play well—which, duh—but did he need to use some garbled metaphor about Manning, Obama, and dictatorship to do it? Or is he trying to sneak some political commentary about Obama—go search Twitter for "Obama" and…
Bill Simmons practically begged ESPN to suspend him, and the oafish and epically tight-assed media behemoth did just that Wednesday night, giving him three weeks for coming to the same conclusion about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that just about everyone in the thinking public has.
When you have a former Major League Baseball player on to admit steroid use, it is very, very important to make sure he's actually a former Major League Baseball player.
Caught off guard when they threw it back to the studio during ESPN's halftime report, somebody burped loudly and directly into their microphone. We're thinking it probably wasn't Rece Davis, because he was getting ready to talk and seems to transition pretty well. So it could either be Mark May or Lou Holtz.
Tuesday's Olympic semifinal between the U.S. and Canada was one of the most thrilling, dramatic games you'll ever see. It also had some damn curious refereeing.
With Turner stations like TNT getting some of the preliminary NCAA Tournament games, they'll be forced to use their NBA announcers not well-versed in the college scene. Billy Packer, formerly of CBS, levelled the criticism in an interview last month. But last night, someone finally told Barkley.
ESPN3's online feed does away with commercials entirely, leaving dead silence in their place. Except sometimes they forget to cut the announcers' mics, leading to awkward exchanges like last night's between Jaws, Gruden and Tirico.
... goes to the Sun Herald of Biloxi-Gulfport for referring to the Southern Miss/Houston game as a "shootout" while noting, in the very first sentence, that three Golden Eagles were recovering from — drum roll please — gunshot wounds!
Sunday keepsake: Here's a link to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Inmate Information Sheet for one Mariotti, Jay, no middle name; DOB 6.22.59, 5'10", 165 pounds, brown/brown, Booking No.: 2449208.
Travel back with me to those gravy days when people could scream "Cavs Win" and mean it. Like NewsChannel5's weekend sports anchor Terry Brooks did in this 2009 video ...
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Have you heard?! Michael Vick and Tony Dungy are in Buffalo right now signing an eighteen-year deal worth $4 billion. Or maybe he's not in New York State at all? Maybe you're the one who's like....trapped in Buffalo, man!