Something Very Weird Happened During ESPN's Interview With Bill Polian

Former NFL executive Bill Polian was brought onto SportsCenter this morning to give some insight into the NFL's bungling of the Ray Rice situation. He was specifically asked if he, as someone who has worked in the NFL office, thought it was possible for an NFL executive to have obtained a copy of the tape showing… » 9/11/14 2:51pm 9/11/14 2:51pm

Ronda Rousey Curses On SportsCenter, Asked To Enter "Cuddle Tree"

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey went on SportsCenter today for a predictably ridiculous interview in which her Saturday bout against Miesha Tate was treated less like a title fight than as an opportunity to see two saucy broads who really don't like one another going at it. The best part came when a… » 12/26/13 2:50pm 12/26/13 2:50pm

ESPN Asks Its TV People To Stop Saying "Sucks" So Much

ESPN is a roll with these memos. Just yesterday the Worldwide Leader told its talent to be extra extra careful when talking about rape allegations ("Today's developments in the Jameis Winston investigation are likely to be emotionally charged. Please consider that ..."). Today, network brass has a new request. Please,… » 12/06/13 7:00pm 12/06/13 7:00pm

ESPN Anchor Apologizes After "Lin Is Cooking With Peanut Oil" Joke

Remember when ESPN suspended Max Bretos for a month because he used a common colloquialism that, in the context of Jeremy Lin, seemed racist? Remember when media people saying racially obtuse things about Jeremy Lin was a thing? Lin's having a good game tonight against the Knicks, which means we're due for some good… » 11/14/13 10:28pm 11/14/13 10:28pm

The New SportsCenter Commercial You're Going To See Everywhere

It's been a rough stretch for ESPN and SportsCenter. Ratings for ESPN's flagship show have been sagging, bringing in about 828,000 viewers this year, down from about 1 million last year. Primetime ratings for ESPN and ESPN2 have seen declines too. ESPN's gotten really defensive about it, especially in the run-up to… » 9/23/13 10:15am 9/23/13 10:15am

SportsCenter's New Set Will Be Roughly 10,000 Square Feet

We got a preview of this before, but here's a new video showing off SportsCenter's new set, narrated by Steve Levy. He says the set will be nearly 10,000 square feet. Watch the video and it looks like it also includes approximately 750 anchor desks and 48 different studios. But seriously. Christ. The building that's… » 8/22/13 1:41pm 8/22/13 1:41pm