Tennis broadcaster Doug Adler, who didn’t return to ESPN’s Australian Open broadcast after commenting on Venus Williams’s “gorilla” or “guerrilla” style of play—that’s the big question here—has sued ESPN and two ESPN executives in charge of tennis broadcasts in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful…
Proprietor of Sports Illustrated’s MMQB and Tom Brady stenographer Peter King had a meltdown yesterday over a tweet from Bleacher Report:
ESPN’s Mark Adams related a story he says Rick Pitino told him years about about the resilience of the 2008 Arizona Cardinals, who lost to the Patriots 47-7 and went on to win the Super Bowl. Perhaps Pitino turned the game off with 40 seconds left?
Last night’s edition of Inside The NBA featured a lengthy segment on the great LeBron-Barkley beef of 2017. You don’t need to watch the whole thing—unless you want to see Charles Barkley deploy the “I’m not mad, this is actually funny to me” defense unironically, which, now that I think about it, is a pretty good…
ESPN has always struggled with addressing politics. Traditionally, the president coming on SportsCenter for a lighthearted segment picking a March Madness bracket represents the far edge of its political engagement, and even FiveThirtyEight, the network’s boldest experiment in this area, is more about politics as…
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Get a load of these sorry quisling motherfuckers.
Let’s talk about fake news. Are you excited? I am! (Actually I’m not. That claim was fake news.)
There was a very strange moment during the Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN radio today. Right in the middle of a segment, host Paul Finebaum had to leave the set after apparently becoming sick.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Bill Livingston wrote a grandstanding column today about his decision to forgo participating in this year’s baseball Hall of Fame vote. There’s, uh, one big problem with his column:
I wasn’t on the internet last night, so my first exposure to the mess that happened over in the hockey blog corner of the internet was this apology letter. Here are the first two lines:
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather went through the ESPN carwash today, and sat down for an interview with SportsCenter anchors Cari Champion and David Lloyd. To the anchors’ credit, they asked Mayweather multiple questions about his history with domestic violence, only to be met with the same old talking points…
As you’re likely aware by now, yesterday evening BuzzFeed published a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump, including the instantly unforgettable description of a hotel-room piss party with Russian prostitutes. This set the internet on fire for much of last night and dominated a bizarre press conference held…
George Karl, an angry dumpling who wrote a book, is still still on a press tour so that he can sell more copies of a book in which he talks a lot of shit about his former players. Yesterday, Karl’s PR circuit hit Mike Francesa’s radio show, and things got extremely awkward.
“What I believe may surprise his fans and his critics is that Boomer just about outworks everybody who people would consider his competition.” - Chris Mortensen
ESPN threw Bill Walton onto its ESPN Voices feed of tonight’s national championship game, and the basketball legend—clad in an Uncle Sam costume—has spent the game asking basic questions about which teams are playing, who the quarterbacks are, and where the game is being played all on top of other panelists’…
Over at Sports Illustrated, you can read an article about Tom Brady’s new line of sleepwear for A Company That Makes Stretchy Workout Stuff. The article contains the following lines:
It’s probably not a great idea to put any 87-year-old former college football coach on live television, but it’s an even worse idea when the old-timer in question happens to be Bobby Bowden.