Will The Honey Badger Be Playing For LSU Next Season?

Tyrann Mathieu's suspension from LSU wasn't your average suspension. LSU announced their ruling in a mysterious, intentionally opaque press conference, and their reasons for waving goodbye to their best player were never fully divulged. Whatever the reason, the farewell seemed permanent: four days after the press… » 10/03/12 4:15pm 10/03/12 4:15pm

Erin Andrews's Contract Is About To Expire, And No One Wants To Hire…

Around the time that news of Michelle Beadle's departure leaked, there was (surprise!) a US Weekly report that ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews and Gossip Girl guy Chace Crawford had gone out on a "couple" of dates. There were also a bunch of tweets about how much time Andrews spends with models Brooklyn Decker and… » 6/15/12 8:20am 6/15/12 8:20am

Report: Michelle Beadle Is Leaving ESPN For NBC

As expected, it looks like Michelle Beadle is leaving Bristol. Those Guys Have All The Fun author Jim Miller tweeted today that the Beadle "ESPN era is over." It appears she is headed to NBC. Miller said she will serve as co-host for Access Hollywood (alongside Billy Bush), will host a "new show," and cover major sporting… » 5/11/12 2:41pm 5/11/12 2:41pm

5 Important Contracts Set To Expire At ESPN (Or, Why Michelle Beadle…

On Tuesday, we told you that ESPN execs are ready to walk away from Rick Reilly's contract when it expires next year. But what about this year's expiring contracts? Whose time in Bristol might soon be over? We counted at least four ESPN talents—plus Colin Cowherd—whose deals are up this year. Here's a rundown, with… » 4/11/12 2:40pm 4/11/12 2:40pm

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Sends His Regards To A.J. Daulerio, The Guy Who…

We're roasting our former editor A.J. Daulerio, who has moved across the room to edit Gawker, a gay-interest website for heterosexual women. If you have an A.J. story to share, or if you would like to participate in some other way, please email craggs@deadspin.com. Lightly sourced slander is welcome. Our guest now is… » 1/05/12 12:15pm 1/05/12 12:15pm

Media Approval Ratings: Scott Van Pelt

Of all the anchors on "SportsCenter," it would seem unlikely that Scott Van Pelt would be the one with such a long history with this here site. He doesn't have the Berman boom, the Vitale scream, the STEPHEN A. SMITH blare or the Skip Bayless smirk. But with one phone call, he became part of Deadspin lore. » 2/20/08 1:05pm 2/20/08 1:05pm

Tirico Plus Stephen A. Equals Dan Patrick

Like a lot of you, we were secretly rooting for Scott Van Pelt to end up with the ESPN Radio gig to replace Dan Patrick. Even though Van Pelt has had some questionable choices of guests during his occasional fill-ins, the guy's funny and affable enough on the radio, and anybody who quotes "Flight Of The Conchords" on air … » 9/18/07 11:10am 9/18/07 11:10am