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 11:06am1/04/15 11:06am

Rich Eisen's So Excited For Thursday Night Football, He Might Need New Pants

So we have a full season of Thursday Night Football on NFL Network (for those of us fortunate enough to receive that channel, at least) and that means plenty of action our favorite ego wrangler Rich Eisen. It can be hard to manage a set featuring personalities like Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin, much less to make… »9/14/12 9:00am9/14/12 9:00am

15 Years Ago, I Wrote A Fan Letter To ESPN. Here's Who Wrote Back.

I don't remember now what was in my letter, which I'd addressed to the very nonspecific "SportsCenter anchors." I'm sure it was your standard fan mail—"I'm a big fan, I watch every morning, I want to be on ESPN one day." I don't think I asked for a reply, and I definitely didn't ask for signed headshots. »12/28/11 12:20pm12/28/11 12:20pm

A Long List Of Sports Figures Who've Also Claimed Their Twitter Was Hacked

As soon as Rep. Anthony Weiner first acknowledged his roiling Twitter-bulge scandal with a desperate "I've been hacked" defense last week, we knew he was guilty. "I've been hacked" is the first refuge of a cock-Tweeter. Weiner isn't the first to mistakenly send a private Twitter flirtation to a relative stranger.… »6/07/11 2:25pm6/07/11 2:25pm

Rich Eisen Just Can't Seem To Escape Embarrassing Flirty E-mail Accusations

The saga of former Philadelphia anchorhussy Alycia Lane has reached its messy legal stage, as the publicity-attracting former newslady has filed a 40-page lawsuit against the former station, mostly alleging that her former employer was completely wrong for firing her. Once public, the suit also brings up that whole… »6/23/08 3:30pm6/23/08 3:30pm