ESPN has always struggled with addressing politics. Traditionally, the president coming on SportsCenter for a lighthearted segment picking a March Madness bracket represents the far edge of its political engagement, and even FiveThirtyEight, the network’s boldest experiment in this area, is more about politics as…
Win Butler won the MVP trophy at today’s Celebrity All-Star game in Toronto, and the Arcade Fire frontman used his post-game interview with Sage Steele to suggest that the U.S. could learn a few things from Canada this election year. Steele wasn’t having anything of it, shutting Butler down with a “We’re talking about…
I'm gonna preface this by saying that I love Sage Steele. She's black and cool and smart and elegant. These are all good things, things everyone should strive to be. But.
Bill Simmons is, still, an NBA panelist for ESPN. You wouldn't know it from tonight's postgame on the WWL, though, as it took them more than seven minutes to finally get around to letting him talk. He didn't seem too happy about it, either.
Last week we told you that ESPN had offered Sage Steele the host's job for NBA Countdown. It took her a few days, but she has said yes.
In October, Doug Gottlieb, a radio host and basketball analyst who'd decamped for CBS the previous month after nine years with ESPN, went on The Dan Patrick Show and dropped something of a truth bomb about his time in Bristol:
As first noted over at Awful Announcing, things got a bit awkward yesterday at the tail end of the 3 p.m. SportsCenter on ESPNNEWS when Steve Weissman joked that there was flirting between fellow anchor Sage Steele and Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who was doing the Bristol media tour Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES—On Nov. 5, ESPN Senior VP Joan Lynch woke up in her home to find a front tire of her vehicle slashed. This is notable for two reasons. The first is that Lynch lives in the Pacific Palisades, which is not the sort of neighborhood where one gets one's tires slashed. The Palisades is west of Brentwood; it's a…
At noon today, two female SportsCenter anchors handed the baton off to two other women, a first in the show's long history. Truly this is a monumental day in the long struggle for women's rights.