D.C. Station Remembers The Good Times, When Radio Guys Could Say "Fag"

WJFK, a CBS-owned sportstalker serving the D.C. market, made a big announcement last week. LaVar Arrington, the former Washington Redskins star and longtime co-host of the station's afternoon show, LaVar and Dukes, had moved to Los Angeles to join the NFL Network. Instead of hiring a big-name replacement, management… » 7/28/14 1:24pm Monday 1:24pm

WFAN Just Obliterated Mike Francesa's Most Effective Marketer

WFAN Audio, the internet's largest repository of Mike Francesa clips, was decimated today, as WFAN/CBS issued takedown notices on hundreds of YouTube videos. This is only notable to that small subset of the population who cares what Francesa's up to, but that's kind of the point—even fewer people are going to care… » 4/24/14 4:05pm 4/24/14 4:05pm

Dumb Question About Derek Jeter Drives Radio Host To Breaking Point

This is Bruce Drennan, a Cleveland sportscaster who hosts a call-in radio show called All Bets Are Off. During yesterday's show, a guy—a plant? an actual yokel?—called in and asked Drennan if he thought there was any chance that Derek Jeter might end up on the Indians. Much exasperation ensued, as did a mock… » 4/01/14 2:19pm 4/01/14 2:19pm

Which KNBR Employee Is Downloading Huge Amounts Of Porn At Work?

A tipster just sent us a picture of the above sign, which was recently posted in the KNBR sports radio studio in San Francisco. That's the same radio station that employs Damon Bruce, and is essentially the west coast's answer to WEEI. So, really, it's not all that surprising that such a warning needed to be given to… » 3/03/14 1:56pm 3/03/14 1:56pm

Mike Missanelli Suspended, Explains Himself To Admitted Email Hacker

Mike Missanelli, the Philly sports radio host who got all homophobic in an email fight with a listener, has been suspended by 97.5 The Fanatic. Philly Mag columnist Larry Mendte has written a defense of Missanelli under the headline, "Mike Missanelli Responds: Deadspin is Journalistically Corrupt." » 2/04/14 4:45pm 2/04/14 4:45pm

Hey, Stupid Sports Radio Guy, You Owe This Man $100 [Update]

Last year, some dumb sports radio guy in Denver named Darren McKee did a thing that only a dumb sports radio guy would do: he bet reader Charles $100 that the Ravens would make the playoffs this year. Now, with the Ravens' season having ended without a playoff berth, it appears that McKee is not a man of his word. » 1/07/14 4:28pm 1/07/14 4:28pm

What Exactly Is Happening In This Old Photo Of Mike And The Mad Dog?

This amazing photograph comes to us from reader Ryan, who says he found it in an old Giants program from the early '90s. Please bask in the glory of Mike Francesa's jacket, Mad Dog's shirt-tucked-into-the-jeans look, and the fact that it's impossible to tell which one of them is supposed to be the receiver. » 7/12/13 1:55pm 7/12/13 1:55pm

The "Best" American Sports Shouting 2012: An Anthology Of People…

As the guest editor of this year's edition of the Best American Sports Writing anthology, American sports television host Michael Wilbon, a former columnist, seized the opportunity to hold forth on the sorry state of the craft. Here he is, for instance, discussing the book in a November interview: » 1/01/13 12:05pm 1/01/13 12:05pm

On Browns Call-In Show, Caller Asks Who Has The Biggest Penis; Hosts…

Browns Red Zone airs Mondays on SportsTime Ohio. The hosts—Jim Donovan, Tony Grossi, and Doug Dieken, break down the previous day's game, and take calls from viewers who want to discuss the Browns. It's basically televised sports radio, and like radio, sometimes prank callers make it through the screening. » 12/04/12 9:25am 12/04/12 9:25am

Bay Area Sports Radio Legend Fired For No Apparent Reason

Imagine if Mike Francesa just walked into WFAN one morning for work, ready to start his regular shift, and management hauled him into an office, told him he was being fired, gave him 100 pages of paperwork, and said he had minutes—not hours—to clean out his desk and leave. Twenty minutes after that, sitting in his car… » 4/12/12 8:45pm 4/12/12 8:45pm

Sports Radio Personality Sid Rosenberg Arrested For DUI After Cops…

Sid Rosenberg is (was?) a sports radio personality in Miami. You may remember him from his days as a sports sidekick on the Imus program, where he was no stranger to controversy—including his "quip" noting Venus and Serena Williams would be better off in National Geographic than Playboy. Real solid guy. » 4/07/12 11:34am 4/07/12 11:34am