SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett joined the chorus of opinions on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest with a take that drew from his own family’s history of service to the United States, and the discrimination that followed. It’s as strong, and fair, a commentary you’re likely to hear from anyone on this issue.
Tonight’s conclusion of the NBA season also means the imminent conclusion of Skip Bayless’s tenure as a polluter of ESPN’s airwaves. Many of his co-workers, it seems, are happy to see him leave.
ESPN analyst Jay Williams forgot to silence his phone before going live on SportsCenter this morning, and just like when you forgot to do it before going to church today, it rang at the most inappropriate moment. Williams laughed it off, suggesting it was one of the coaches to talk strategy—but who do you think is…
The 6 p.m. SportsCenter, featuring an extended live hit from Cuba by Bob Ley, was interrupted when a pamphlet-clad protester jumped up onto the set, threw his pamphlets and yelled something. The producer quickly threw to Karl Ravech, Doug Glanville, and Eduardo Perez, who were clearly dumbfounded at what was going on.
Can’t a SportsCenter anchor get a bottle of water? Everett eventually came back after the above segment, still sounding like “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
NL MVP Bryce Harper went on SportsCenter to take some questions from Scott Van Pelt, and when answering expressed a reluctance to become a meme. Or was that a may may? A meh meh? No matter how you spell his pronunciation, it had the ironic effect of turning Harper into, yup, a meme.
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 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…
Some wild shit went down in the Jets’ locker room today, and SportsCenter threw up the Yelling Sports Guys In Suits signal as soon as the news broke. It’s all hands on deck, people! Cris Carter, what’s your fuckin’ take on this, my man?!
It’s tiresome to monitor ESPN blowhard and domestic violence apologist Stephen A. Smith’s daily acts of polluting the Worldwide Leader’s airwaves with his Cro-Magnon attitudes, but here we are. While inexplicably serving on SportsCenter duty last night, SAS cracked wise on Norway’s gorgeous free kick goal yesterday by…
“It’s like the scarecrow in Oz, you get too close to the fire, eventually.. you’re going to get burned. Heh.”
As Jigga's Law states, for every "Ether" there is an equal and opposite "Super Ugly" as the offended party seeks to redress their injuries in diss form. And while Iggy Azalea herself has henceforth been quiet about the smackdown ESPN's Robert Flores laid on her today, her boyfriend Nick Young has come out swinging.
Bruh. BRUH. They don't make lava as hot as my man Robert Flores's diss right there. Like, generations of Azaleas' souls will be burning from this one.
At 1:12 a.m. ET, Jon Heyman broke the news that the Oakland A's had traded Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox:
ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy's ten-year-old daughter took over SportsCenter this morning to count down the five fiercest college football rivalries. This is her second appearance on SportsCenter: last year she reported on Northwestern's peanut-free football game.