ESPN's OTL Reminds Us Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is An Unrepentant Monster

Just a day ago, we criticized ESPN’s series of “all-access” puff pieces featuring Stephen A. Smith and Floyd Mayweather’s collection of supercars. The Worldwide Leader somewhat made up for this today with a full half hour of Outside The Lines dedicated to illustrating “Money” Mayweather’s long history of beating and… » 4/24/15 3:15pm 4/24/15 3:15pm

Here's Every Edit ESPN Has Made To Its OTL Ray Rice-Ravens Report

We noted earlier today that Friday's bombshell Outside The Lines report included some odd, paraphrased quoting of supposed text messages to Ray Rice. That, alongside the wild—later retracted—claims about the Revel Casino providing a copy of the tape to the Ravens and NFL security led us to examine exactly what editing… » 9/24/14 4:20pm 9/24/14 4:20pm

Texas High School Tried Not To Run Up The Score, Won 91-15 Anyway

The Connally Cougars bludgeoned the Cedar Creek Eagles 91-15 under last Friday night's lights, pulling up just 12 points shy of a 43-year-old Texas state scoring record. That binge put Connally, a high school north of Austin, in infamous company. The other team to reach 91 points lately was Refugio, a school that has… » 10/02/13 9:21pm 10/02/13 9:21pm

Laurie Fine To File Libel Suit Against ESPN

That "major announcement" that Laurie Fine promised for us later this morning, at a castle for some reason? It's exactly what you thought. Fine is bringing a libel lawsuit against ESPN, reporter Mark Schwarz, and producer Arty Berko for their reporting of child sexual abuse allegations against former Syracuse coach… » 5/16/12 9:50am 5/16/12 9:50am

ESPN Keeps Trying To Pretend It Cared About The Bernie Fine Molestation…

ESPN's Mark Schwarz, the reporter who spent eight years not reporting the story that a Syracuse ballboy had accused assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting him, has now taken his own turn in the spotlight on the ESPN Rationalization Tour by talking to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch. As Deitsch recounts, after… » 12/01/11 5:00pm 12/01/11 5:00pm

A Hank Williams Jr. Discussion Turned ESPN's OTL Into The Morton Downey…

I mean, I think this conversation was about Hank Williams Jr. It was less than a minute old when Paul Finebaum, an Alabama radio personality, said Dave Zirin had uttered the "single stupidest [statement] [he's] ever heard in the history of this program." After that, Bomani Jones made some hilarious faces as the… » 10/06/11 5:46pm 10/06/11 5:46pm