Jim Gray Learns Not To Assume Guy Named "Maldonado" Can't Speak English

Tonight's SHObox undercard featured Amir Imam claiming a TKO win over Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 140-pound bout. Afterward, ubiquitous microphone toady Jim Gray went to interview the losing fighter, a lifelong Albuquerque resident. Except he extended the mic to Maldonado's trainer, assuming the young man didn't speak… » 1/17/15 11:11pm 1/17/15 11:11pm

The Trouble With Floyd Mayweather

Last week, Floyd Mayweather announced that he will fight a rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13. Their first fight, two months ago, was Mayweather's closest challenge in years, with many in the boxing media believing that Maidana had earned the decision. And while that bout may have failed to meet expectations… » 7/16/14 3:06pm 7/16/14 3:06pm

Nurse Jackie Is Peaking With A Downward Spiral

"We need to talk about Jackie," All Saints Hospital nurse Zoey (played by Emmy winner and excellent speech-giver Merritt Wever) warns her boss as the penultimate episode of Nurse Jackie's sixth season winds down. That's an understatement. The show's titular caregiver and reckless drug addict (Oxycontin being her… » 6/27/14 12:11pm 6/27/14 12:11pm

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Showdowns: Showtime's Masters of Sex vs. ABC's Betrayal

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Which overhyped show should you watch? In Showdowns, Defamer's Beejoli Shah and Gawker's Rich Juzwiak tackle the tough issues: Which show each night this week sucks the least during the premiere season of this "Golden Age of Television." » 9/30/13 9:13pm 9/30/13 9:13pm

The Marlins Are So Bad, Showtime Canceled The Franchise Early

The profanity-filled televised examination of a miserable baseball season that was The Franchise: Miami Marlins will come to a premature end Wednesday as Showtime airs its final episode of the series, one producers hoped might show the ins and outs of a pennant contender but ended up being organizational ruin porn. » 8/20/12 1:48pm 8/20/12 1:48pm

Last Night's The Franchise: Miami Marlins Distilled Down To Its…

The Miami Marlins all-access curse-fest that is The Franchise premiered last night on Showtime, and the first episode made for enjoyable viewing (more enjoyable, at least, than the ESPY Awards, which it ran against). Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria bet the house on the 2012 season, hoping a new stadium, new geographic… » 7/12/12 4:10pm 7/12/12 4:10pm

Ronda Rousey Mangles Arms And Mean Mugs With The Best Of Them

If you only watched the main event of the Strikeforce event on Saturday, you would have seen judo Olympian Ronda Rousey turn Meisha Tate's arm into a bucatini noodle. But you might have missed Rousey scare the bejeezus out of Showtime host Heidi Androl before the fight. Look at that death stare. Clubber Lang could… » 3/06/12 2:05pm 3/06/12 2:05pm

Chris Arreola Responded To Don King's "Wetbacks" Comment By Calling…

Chris Arreola knocked Eric Molina out in the first round of their heavyweight bout this weekend in Corpus Christi, then sent Showtime ring reporter Jim Gray reeling with a closing statement on Don King. » 2/20/12 4:00pm 2/20/12 4:00pm

Expect To See A Lot More Of Jim Rome, As CBS Plans To Use Him For…

Details of Jim Rome's future with CBS emerged today when new boss Sean McManus showed up on Rome's radio show to discuss all the ways the Tiffany Network plans to exploit their acquisition. » 1/11/12 2:00pm 1/11/12 2:00pm