Max Kellerman’s rep as a boxing maven is solid, but his athletic abilities are open for questioning after his involvement in a SportsNation stunt today that left him breathing co-host Michelle Beadle’s fumes.
This bizarre poll popped up on ESPN's SportsNation site the other evening and, just as quickly, disappeared. Do you like money?
ESPN's SportsNation relocated to California a few weeks ago, but it seems the absurdity of the program didn't depart along with the WWL's top sociocultural critic. We're sure this conversation was chock-full of unique and intelligent insights.
So the Old Spice Classic hasn't happened yet. It starts on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving, with West Virginia, Gonzaga, Davidson, Clemson, Marist, UTEP, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt battling to win all the deodorant. ESPN polled its loyal subjects, and they like West Virginia to win. But why, oh, why?
The very first time Deadspin mentioned Michelle Beadle, it was to feature a video of her being eaten by inflatable ZOOperstars mascot Mackerel Jordan. It's fitting, then, her departure from ESPN (a nine minute long staged ceremony that was equal parts sweet and contrived) had her saying goodbyes to ESPN talent,…
Now that the clock is ticking on Michelle Beadle's ESPN career—she's there for just another two weeks, according to Those Guys Have All the Fun author Jim Miller—who's set to replace her as the tolerable half of SportsNation?
Here is some rare family-friendly hijinks from the ESPN crew. The producers of SportsNation get Michelle Beadle to dress up in a green suit for a fake 3D CGI spot, all in the name of fun. Beadle seems like a good sport about it all but promises revenge all the same. It's just too bad they didn't pull this on Cowherd.
It's the rare SportsNation poll with a nearly perfect geographical split, somewhere around the Central and Mountain time zones. A question we had never pondered before—Which day would you prefer to watch the Super Bowl?—tears a nation asunder.
The Knicks and the Heat are not playing this weekend. They play next Friday—on ESPN. That did not stop Sportsnation from asking if it was the best non-NFL game. Nor did it stop the fine citizens of New York and Florida from responding that yes, of course, it is clearly the best game this weekend. Missouri-Baylor be…
Mackerel Jordan, last seen devouring hapless university athletic department employees, appeared on SportsNation yesterday. After being mocked by Michelle Beadle, the man-fish did what man-fish do best: feast.
Another question: Are the 40,000-plus people who responded either bored with their lives or very bored? [ESPN, h/t reader JB]
Sportsnation really wants you to watch their show. Yeah, you in the undershirt eating the bowl of Fruity Pebbles commenting here. They won't stop posting cryptic names on their message board unless you watch.
I haven't seen the Sportsnation show on ESPN yet, since I spend most of my day at the Gawker office, where television (along with sunlight, smiling, and sustained eye contact) are strictly forbidden, but this little shout-out is flattering.