ESPN Spokesman Comments On ESPN Spokesman's No-Comment On ESPN's Big 12…

This morning, the Big 12 Conference officially announced a 13-year media deal shared between ABC/ESPN and Fox. But the news had already been reported earlier, yesterday afternoon, by ESPN.com college football reporter Brett McMurphy. That meant, given ESPN's attempts to keep its programming and editorial departments… » 9/07/12 11:50am 9/07/12 11:50am

How Women Throw Themselves At Pro Athletes (And Vice Versa): A…

I'm a publicist, and I've worked with high-profile athletes for nearly 15 years. Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pros and Super Bowl champions, MLB All-Stars and World Series champions, even an NBA player on a championship team once. I'm not really a nightlife guy, but there are times when I need to accompany clients… » 6/08/12 2:59pm 6/08/12 2:59pm

Deadspin Presents An Interpretive Rendering Of Cal Ripken Jr.'s Young…

We received an email from Cal Ripken Jr.'s publicity team at Random House, which will release his three-CD audiobook, HOTHEAD, next Tuesday. HOTHEAD (the caps are apparently intentional) is about a Babe Ruth League shortstop named Connor Sullivan and is "loosely based on challenges Ripken himself faced as a young… » 3/02/11 4:20pm 3/02/11 4:20pm