After Mendenhall, Scoop Jackson Provides A Handy Guide To ESPN's…

Rashard Mendenhall wrote some thoughtless shit on Twitter after Bin Laden's death last week. Whatever you think about American military operations, or the popular reaction to the US mission, it's fair to say that Mendenhall's tweets didn't represent an athlete's thoughtful examination of jingoism and US foreign… » 5/08/11 2:00pm 5/08/11 2:00pm

Scoop Jackson Would Like To Get Real With You For A Minute

Buried at the bottom of Page 2 today is a clarification from columnist Scoop Jackson, who caused a veritable shitstorm thanks to his B.J. Upton column » 10/17/08 5:30pm 10/17/08 5:30pm, when he haphazardly implied that Upton's laziness was a reason for young African-Americans to look up to him. Not really what he meant, of course, but that's how many…

Scoop Jackson's Column Continues to Offend; Jason Whitlock Demands…

Scoop Jackson has once again sparked the ire of, oh, lots of people with this latest ESPN2 column about the Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton » 10/16/08 3:00pm 10/16/08 3:00pm. In it, Jackson praises Upton as the one MLB player who can "bring the game back to the hood" while using some undermining and preposterous logic to substantiate his point. Observe: …

Scoop Jackson And (Someone Else's) Orange Roundie

Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that, oh, Mike Lupica wrote a story for Esquire in which he discussed a concept he had discovered "on the Internet" called "The Ewing Theory." He then wrote a whole 4,000-word piece in which he borrowed heavily from the "Internet concept," but never actually mentioned whose concept… » 12/01/06 12:45pm 12/01/06 12:45pm

Whitlock Tells Us How He Really Feels About Scoop

In case there were any lingering doubt what ESPN.com columnist Jason Whitlock thinks of ESPN.com columnist Scoop Jackson, allow Whitlock's Kansas City Star column should clear it up for you. In a column about a study showing how white the sports journalism industry is and what that means, or doesn't mean, Whitlock… » 7/20/06 3:45pm 7/20/06 3:45pm