A tipster, who used to freelance for the Philadelphia Inquirer some years ago, sends us this tale: »
Earlier today, The Onion posted a rather harmless, totally fictional article entitled, "Stephen A. Smith Thinking Son Is Finally Ready For The Sex Argument." This wouldn't normally be news; but when Stephen A. Smith finds it, thinks it is a real article, and yells about it on Twitter? Yes, then it is news. »
We haven't received any definitive confirmation, but there are rumors swirling this morning that, after last night's taping of "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith," ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson — Norby! — informed the show's staff that the program has been canceled and will air its final episode… »
Well, there's finally some closure in the whole Stephen A. Smith/Dusty Baker/Cubs blogs/hey-how'd-WE-get-involved-in-this?
On Wednesday, we told you about how several Cubs blogs reported receiving emails from "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" staffers encouraging them to come out and boo Cubs manager Dusty Baker
You know how audience coordinators at "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" are always trolling Web message boards trying to get people to come to their shows?
We don't mean to imply that the fine folks at "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith"
Earlier this week, we directed you to the BenMaller.com report that Stephen A. Smith brought two bodyguards with him into the press box (and the press box bathroom) at the UCLA-USC game
Most common emailed story to us today: The BenMaller.com report that "Quite Frankly" host Stephen A. Smith showed up in the press box of the USC-UCLA game with two bodyguards in tow. According to people who were there — we've heard from some people in the press box who saw it as well — it was the first time anyone can… »
We don't mean to harp on any difficulties "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" might be having filling its studio audience (tickets are free, of course, if watching the show film for two hours could ever actually be called "free"), but, honest to Heavens, we received the following phone call and voice mail yesterday. »
Yep, that's right: Dennis Rodman was on "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" last night. This is like seeing L. Ron Hubbard and Tony Robbins in the same room together. Our mind is officially blown. »
We're not even going to get into his show on ESPN, which we've well-documented elsewhere
Apparently, our DVR isn't working right, becaues we've yet to watch "Quite Frankly: Afterthoughts," the Oprah-esque "spinoff" featuring host Stephen A. Smith talking with his studio audience. It launched Tuesday, which is extremely frustrating to us, considering we went to see the show on Monday
We finished up with the site early yesterday not because we're lazy, but because we consider Deadspin a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week job. (Oh, uh, except for weekends.) We wrapped up our Monday posts in record time, because we had to hustle downtown, because we had the hottest ticket in town: Audience seats to see … »