"The Buttfumble Song," Starring ESPN's Mike Tirico

During last night's Monday Night Football clash in Pittsburgh, ESPN announcer Mike Tirico referred to the Buttfumble by its proper title. While analysts and and anchors have previously mentioned that great event, we can't recall ever hearing "buttfumble" spoken during a game (and a search of closed captioning records… » 10/21/14 11:45am 10/21/14 11:45am

Mike Tirico Raps About Drake, Achieves Supreme Dadness

It's not the rapping that makes Mike Tirico the biggest dad to have ever dadded in this clip, it's the ensuing faux-embarrassment, the point-by-point explanation of his joke, and the gleeful mention of his son and whatever extracurricular activity that son is currently engaged in. That's what we call hitting for the… » 5/05/14 2:24pm 5/05/14 2:24pm

Ron Jaworski Gets Booted From The Monday Night Football Booth. THIS GUY…

Have you ever dreamed of what the Monday Night Football Booth might sound like without Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden egging each other on reach to new and disturbing levels of sycophantic guffawing? I have. Oh, how I've dreamed of a sensibly assembled two-man MNF booth featuring Mike Tirico bitching out the refs… » 2/15/12 12:31pm 2/15/12 12:31pm

ESPN And Publisher Alike: None Of These Guys Are Having Any Fun

Not two days since the embargo was lifted, the giant dragon fart of a book known as Those Guys Have All the Fun has left both publisher and subject alike strategizing about a new defense. Yes, ESPN officially threw together a semi-emergency town hall meeting ("tent"!!!!) earlier this afternoon for select talent and… » 5/19/11 8:45pm 5/19/11 8:45pm

The Lakers Had A Group Meltdown In Honor Of Phil Jackson's Final Game

Let's avoid speculating about why the Lakers are avoiding Kobe Bryant on the court, and why Pau Gasol broke it off with his girlfriend, and how those two things may or may not be related and may or may not have lead to this 4-0 sweep, and just point out that Los Angeles played like a team — despite earlier claims —… » 5/08/11 8:00pm 5/08/11 8:00pm

The Masters Turns ESPN's Volume Down A Few Notches

From what we saw of it, we kind of enjoyed ESPN's Masters coverage yesterday. With all the screaming and beeping and what-not on the network anymore, it was almost pleasant to have the sleepiness inherent in Masters coverage wash over The Leader. A channel in which everyone seems afraid to raise their voice makes for… » 4/11/08 11:40am 4/11/08 11:40am

Wait ... A Tolerable Monday Night Football Broadcast?

So we were watching ESPN's "Monday Night Football" last night, and we noticed this odd feeling, a peculiar sensation that we had, up to that point, never experienced. We couldn't figure it out; were we developing some sort of cold? And then we realized: We were watching "Monday Night Football" ... and we were enjoying… » 8/14/07 3:00pm 8/14/07 3:00pm

Ah ... When The Catchphrases Felt Only SLIGHTLY Warmed Over

Here's your little blast for the past today: As difficult as it is to believe that Hootie and the Blowfish were ever considered cool — we're not sure that actually ever happened — it's, these days, just as difficult to comprehend ESPN being, you know, down with the kids. These two unique cultural curiosities… » 10/03/06 3:15pm 10/03/06 3:15pm