In the last few seconds of Penn State’s 56-0 demolition of Georgia State on Saturday, the Panthers lined up to kick a field goal and at least get some points on the board. The 31-yard attempt went through the uprights, but Penn State coach James Franklin had called a timeout just before the ball was snapped. Rudely…
ESPN public editor Jim Brady published his takeaway from the Jemele Hill situation Friday, and came down firmly on the side of the corporate behemoth against an employee who tweeted opinions about the U.S. President from her private account. It was an offensive and horrifying conclusion, but in Brady’s defense, the…
ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas went berserk arguing the future of boxing with Stephen A. Smith tonight after judge Adalaide Byrd once again turned in a bizarre and suspicious 118-110 scorecard in favor of Canelo Álvarez at the end of the bout that was officially judged a split draw.
Woooo! Who wasn’t a fan of “The American Dream” Ric Flair and his signature move, the Stone Cold Stunner?
ESPN spent this week caving to the most cynically motivated people on the fringes of sports media and their manufactured outrage at SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill’s accurate comments about the president. Thus the network finds itself in the midst of a culture war that’s activated every reactionary attack dog out…
Here’s what the president was thinking about this morning:
Fans in Houston watching last night’s Texans-Bengals game on KPRC missed its wacky final play—one punctuated by local hero J.J. Watt demolishing a poor offensive lineman—because the NBC station cut off the end of the broadcast in a rush to report the game’s not-yet-final score.
Though ESPN anchor Jemele Hill received a lot of shit for her correct diagnosis of Donald Trump, she appeared on Wednesday’s SportsCenter with Michael Smith as usual. Later in the night, she and the network issued statements to give the notion that they were on good terms. But a new report suggests there was a huge…
Now that true dumb fuck Sarah Sanders has chimed in on Jemele Hill on behalf of the White House and demanded her ouster, we are about to enter a new and insufferable acceleration of a “scandal” that involves one sportscaster daring to state the obvious. Already, Hill has tweeted out an apology that ESPN “accepted,”…
ESPN’s initial approach to handling SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s remarks on Donald Trump was supposed to placate both sides, and ended up placating neither. Then the White House called describing the president accurately a “fireable offense.” The network tried a second take Wednesday night, which isn’t much better.
During today’s White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to comment on SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s recent tweets about Donald Trump, in which she described the President and his policies as white supremacist. Hill was publicly reprimanded by ESPN for her tweets.
ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a bigot and white supremacist on Twitter Monday night, and the backlash to these pretty standard and well-founded opinions compelled the network to give Hill a talking-to and to release a statement.
One way to address a slip-up on live TV is to move on as if it didn’t happen, and apologize later if absolutely necessary. Former NFL coach Jim Mora did not follow this procedure after he said jokingly that WDSU anchor Scott Walker was “full of shit” during Monday’s Saints postgame segment.
Rationalizing why Mike Trout is bad and your guy is the undisputed MVP is an experience that every American League fan will go through at some point over Trout’s career, but tonight on the Houston Astros’ broadcast, the announcers started really grasping at straws.
Most domestic TV coverage of the USMNT is frustratingly friendly to the national team, and it’s rare to hear much cutting criticism, even when the team is playing like shit (which it is right now). Sunday night, however, one of the team’s biggest TV cheerleaders turned all his energy back on the squad’s poor play, as…
In some shocking early news from Week 1 of the NFL season, an old white guy has a bad take on Colin Kaepernick. This time around, it’s former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who tossed out some quarter-assed nonsense during CBS’s pregame show.
I’m hours away from being consumed by a major hurricane, so here’s BBC News anchor Tom Donkin having a hell of a time trying to deliver a report on it.
On Tuesday, All Takes Matter co-host Jason Whitlock started an internet firestorm with this tweet:
That’s ABC News chief national correspondent and World News Tonight anchor Tom Llamas up there, live from flood-devastated Houston, with what I’m pretty sure is the worst tweet in history. Holy fucking shit, man.