Rich Eisen Fills Whole Highlight Package With Stuart Scott Catchphrases

Rich Eisen announcing his friend and colleague Stuart Scott's death live on-air this morning was heartbreaking, but his tribute to the late ESPN anchor tonight on NFL Network was enough to bring a smile back to your face. Count up the Stu Scott catchphrases down in the comments. » 1/04/15 9:42pm 1/04/15 9:42pm

Rich Eisen, Hannah Storm, & Others React Live To Stuart Scott's Death

Our media criticism in these parts often accuses television of being so lacking in basic sensibility that it has become post-human. Stuart Scott's death at 49 prompted a reminder that, yes, these are real people on TV; there's no more accurate a depiction of this than the tentative and often fragile on-air reactions… » 1/04/15 11:06am 1/04/15 11:06am

Michael Irvin Urges Jason Campbell To Lead A "Scalping" Of The Chiefs

Michael Irvin's NFL Network segment was an attempt to inspire Jason Campbell and the Browns to beat the Chiefs in a "scalping." OK. (If Irvin really wants to go with violent imagery, how about he stay closer to home and call for the Browns to stab the Chiefs in the neck with a pair of scissors?) » 10/27/13 1:39pm 10/27/13 1:39pm

Jerry Jones: NFL "Could Easily Have Doubleheader On Thursday"

Two days ago, the NFL denied a Wall Street Journal story that reported that the league was considering adding an additional Thursday night football game. According to the Journal, the NFL hasn't been happy with TNF ratings on the NFL Network, and one solution under discussion was to air another game that night, which… » 10/18/13 10:50am 10/18/13 10:50am

How Roger Goodell And ESPN Use Each Other

The NFL Network may not be the monolith the league once envisioned, but Roger Goodell likes having it around for what it forces others to do, particularly ESPN. Goodell alluded to this on Monday while speaking to Hearst employees—Hearst owns 20 percent of ESPN—during the media company's regularly held "master classes"… » 10/01/13 11:40am 10/01/13 11:40am