How ESPN Pulled A Bullshit Colin Kaepernick Story Out Of Thin Air

By pulling out of its partnership with Frontline, ESPN reminded us, yet again, where its newsroom stands. It's second fiddle to the company's business interests. So, let's show you what the flagship show of ESPN's newsroom does in lieu of participating in a documentary that the NFL is afraid of. It's a story that the… » 8/23/13 12:30pm 8/23/13 12:30pm

Prophet Or Troll? Ron Jaworski Names Joe Flacco The 9th-Best NFL QB

Remember how Ron Jaworski had Matthew Stafford 14th on his list of current NFL quarterbacks? The trolling had only begun. Jaws lists Joe Flacco ninth, and cites that noted cannon of a right arm. » 7/04/12 3:00pm 7/04/12 3:00pm

Matthew Stafford As The 14th-Best QB: Is Ron Jaworski Crazy, Or Are…

Ron Jaworski's been counting down his list of the best NFL quarterbacks, and Matthew Stafford, despite clocking in the top five in most statistical categories, landed at No. 14. Is Jaws right, and Stafford's sample size too small? Or could you stick a lump of Shaun Hill-shaped beef behind center, and expect it to put… » 6/28/12 3:10pm 6/28/12 3:10pm

Ron Jaworski Gets Booted From The Monday Night Football Booth. THIS…

Have you ever dreamed of what the Monday Night Football Booth might sound like without Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden egging each other on reach to new and disturbing levels of sycophantic guffawing? I have. Oh, how I've dreamed of a sensibly assembled two-man MNF booth featuring Mike Tirico bitching out the refs… » 2/15/12 12:31pm 2/15/12 12:31pm

Was Ron Jaworski The Puppetmaster Behind Penn State's Odd Coaching Hire?

Yahoo's Pat Forde, late of ESPN, had an interesting aside in his column today, a piece otherwise devoted to blasting Penn State for hiring Bill O'Brien, the chin-holed rookie Patriots offensive coordinator, as its new head coach: » 1/06/12 3:30pm 1/06/12 3:30pm

Everything That's Wrong With Monday Night Football, In One New Yorker

There's a long profile of Jon Gruden in this week's New Yorker, which, frankly, is a little like opening up Guns & Ammo and finding a profile of Noam Chomsky, but there it is nonetheless, a zillion finely wrought words about this guy. Two passages are worth noting. » 12/08/11 2:15pm 12/08/11 2:15pm

Ron Jaworski Reminisces About Past NFL Work Stoppages

Former Philadelphia Eagles QB and current ESPN football analyst recently discussed his memories of NFL work stoppages in 1982 and 1987. He thinks the lack of off-season work hurts the QB position particularly hard and doesn't buy it when today's players say they'll keep working out because, back in his day, few did. » 3/13/11 4:00pm 3/13/11 4:00pm

Ron Jaworski: Yes, I Know I Look Like An Old Lesbian

Former Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback and current Monday Night Football analyst, Ron Jaworski, is well aware that he's not winning any "Most Masculine Bifocals" awards anytime soon. In fact, he promises that the specs he'll don this year won't have so many people confusing him with Sally Jesse Raphael anymore. He… » 7/01/08 2:15pm 7/01/08 2:15pm

Wait ... A Tolerable Monday Night Football Broadcast?

So we were watching ESPN's "Monday Night Football" last night, and we noticed this odd feeling, a peculiar sensation that we had, up to that point, never experienced. We couldn't figure it out; were we developing some sort of cold? And then we realized: We were watching "Monday Night Football" ... and we were enjoying… » 8/14/07 3:00pm 8/14/07 3:00pm

Your Long National Nightmare Is Over

Over the weekend, Pro Football Talk reported that everybody's favorite mathematician Joe Theismann was likely out as Monday Night Football "analyst," with his likely replacement being the infinitely superior Ron Jaworski. Today, The New York Times gets in on the act, confirming it with ESPN sources. And now ESPN has… » 3/26/07 1:15pm 3/26/07 1:15pm