ESPN, NFL Network Won't Report News Before The NFL Wants It Reported

ESPN and NFL Network both have rights to televise the NFL draft, and, as they have in the past, this year they will show the good and just Roger Goodell that they value the product he’s bestowed upon them by not allowing their reporters to tweet picks before the commissioner announces them at the podium. That NFL… » 4/27/15 12:07pm 4/27/15 12:07pm

Supermodels, Hot Dogs, and George Plimpton: A New Look at the Legend

In 1999, I attended a panel discussion centered around The Best American Sports Writing of the Century. The lineup was basically the 1927 Yankees of New Journalism. Hosted by bon vivant extraordinaire Dick Schaap, the featured guests were Ira Berkow, Gay Talese, David Halberstam, and George Plimpton. Murderers' Row,… » 5/15/14 7:21pm 5/15/14 7:21pm

Was This Former Saints Electrician The Source For ESPN's Wiretapping…

FOX8 in New Orleans claims to have identified ESPN's source for the Mickey Loomis wiretapping story, and if they're right, it wasn't anyone intimately connected with football operations. Instead, FOX8 (a station owned by Saints owner Tom Benson) claims it was Tim Landry, a sound and electrical worker who was fired by… » 4/27/12 11:40am 4/27/12 11:40am