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Scott Van Pelt Brought Back Ballimerese To Bring Tim Kurkjian To Uncontrollable Laughter

One of Scott Van Pelt’s recurring bits on radio was taunting fellow Maryland native Tim Kurkjian with that curious dialect known as “Ballimerese”—something that repeatedly made Kurkjian giggle like a little girl. Van Pelt brought it back tonight on SportsCenter, and it had the same effect.

Dan Patrick Returns To SportsCenter; Still Manages A Subtle, Lasting Burn

Dan Patrick returned to ESPN’s SportsCenter set tonight for the first time since leaving the Worldwide Leader in 2007. But lest you think his appearance to commemorate Scott Van Pelt’s first episode of the new solo show would bring tidings of a more lengthy homecoming for one half of the “Big Show”, Patrick let…

5 Important Contracts Set To Expire At ESPN (Or, Why Michelle Beadle Is Probably Done In Bristol)

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…

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Sends His Regards To A.J. Daulerio, The Guy Who Called Him A "Classic Power Bottom"

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…

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