Charles Barkley On Using "Nigga": White America Doesn't Get To Decide

Well, if we wanted a National Conversation, we sure do have one now! Last night, Charles Barkley said his piece about the use of "nigga." This was brought on most directly by Matt Barnes's tweets, in which he expressed his frustration with standing up for his "niggas" only to be fined for it by the league. But the… » 11/15/13 5:23pm 11/15/13 5:23pm

The "Best" American Sports Shouting 2012: An Anthology Of People…

As the guest editor of this year's edition of the Best American Sports Writing anthology, American sports television host Michael Wilbon, a former columnist, seized the opportunity to hold forth on the sorry state of the craft. Here he is, for instance, discussing the book in a November interview: » 1/01/13 12:05pm 1/01/13 12:05pm

Mitch Albom Was "Phony Sweet" And Other Highlights Of PTI's…

ESPN helpfully publishes an audio podcast of its popular Pardon The Interruption program daily for viewers who can't find their way to a television at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Yesterday, though, we received numerous emails alerting us to the bizarre nature of yesterday's podcast. For one, it was more than three and a half… » 11/21/12 3:40am 11/21/12 3:40am

Michael Wilbon Is A Gutless, Starfucking Crybaby Troll

For the past three decades, Mike Wilbon has earned a living barely disguising his contempt for you, the filthy peasant sports fan. Whether boasting to the world how unsurprised he was about Sean Taylor being murdered, or chastising you for looking to him for gossip from his White House partygoing, or pissing and… » 10/05/12 10:55am 10/05/12 10:55am

Michael Wilbon Just Can't Decide How Much He Hates DC Sports Fans

Michael Wilbon has a problem. There's been all this winning and fun times going on with DC sports this year, so some major magazines are starting to tout DC's merits as a Great Sports Town. Problem is, when ESPN The Magazine rolled out its DC lovefest this week, we learned that Wilbon supplies the Obvious Contrarian… » 10/04/12 2:50pm 10/04/12 2:50pm

Signs You're Old: Pardon The Interruption Has Been On The Air For 10…

It was 10 years ago tomorrow that PTI premiered, and ESPN has made available some clips from that inaugural show, including Brent Musberger on the BCS and time capsule headlines like "Are the Islanders for real?" That it's still going strong is a testament to the fact that ESPN can often get things so right: hiring… » 10/21/11 10:35am 10/21/11 10:35am

You Can Say "Circumcising Mosquitoes" On PTI, But You Can't Say It…

The gentlemen on Pardon The Interruption exceeded the quota for the amount of times one can say some variation of the phrase "circumcising mosquitoes" on live television today. Cowlishaw, quoting (and imitating) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, gets in two mentions, but Wilbon never gets his chance. These guys have all the… » 7/18/11 7:00pm 7/18/11 7:00pm