ESPN Asks Its TV People To Stop Saying "Sucks" So Much

ESPN is a roll with these memos. Just yesterday the Worldwide Leader told its talent to be extra extra careful when talking about rape allegations ("Today's developments in the Jameis Winston investigation are likely to be emotionally charged. Please consider that ..."). Today, network brass has a new request. Please,… »12/06/13 7:00pm12/06/13 7:00pm


Leaked Memo: Bleacher Report's Top Eight Ways To Not Piss Off The UFC

A tipster passes along the following email sent around to Bleacher Report's MMA writers last year. It was written by Jeremy Botter, a lead MMA writer for B/R who also covers the fights for the Houston Chronicle. There is some good advice here (don't publish random bullshit!) and some weird advice here (don't ask Dana… »8/12/13 12:30pm8/12/13 12:30pm

ESPN X Games Memo Asks Staffers To Work For Free And Not Make Fun Of Brazilian People

ESPN's X Games are slouching toward Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, the first of three new international host cities, where competition begins next week and where staffers are arriving to find that their mellows have already been thoroughly harshed. It seems that money is tight in this corner of the $40 billion empire—tight… »4/08/13 12:34pm4/08/13 12:34pm

Leaked Memo: How Texas Tech Could Craft The Image Of Its New Coach And Become "The Hippest School In The Game"

A tipster sends along the following email, which was originally sent from Stephen Spiegelberg, a Texas Tech alum and proprietor of Lubbock clothing store Chrome, to Joe Parker, the deputy athletics director at Texas Tech. According to the tipster, the message was bcc'd to a few of Texas Tech's regents. The email seems… »3/04/13 1:44pm3/04/13 1:44pm

ESPN Prepping Its Talent For A Twitter Shitstorm After Deciding To No Longer Air Must-Watch Games On ESPN3

The Protean identity of ESPN's online network ESPN3 shifts again this week, as the former ESPN360 attempts to distance itself from similar offering WatchESPN. The Worldwide Leader has elected to end the simulcast of sporting events shown on ESPN's cable nets to ESPN3—a service available to 73 million cable… »8/29/12 11:15am8/29/12 11:15am