How The Blockbuster Model Explains ESPN

The Atlantic has a really good piece today that explores how ESPN became the most "valuable media property in the United States." Two things, really: 1.) John Skipper, ESPN's president, started gobbling up live rights for traditional sports back in 2005, moving against the tide of airport-bookstore business wisdom.… » 8/15/13 10:57am 8/15/13 10:57am

I-Team: Which College Basketball Team Guaranteed A Walk-Out If They…

We gave you a cheat sheet to The Atlantic's long NCAA takedown this morning, but we left one surprising bit out, to which reader Aaron has directed us. » 9/14/11 2:15pm 9/14/11 2:15pm

LeBron's Departure Helps Tea Party, Political Writers In Desperate Need…

It's early, but this story on The Atlantic's web site might just be the most inane, half-assed piece of LeBron punditry you'll read today. Here, I'll summarize: LeBron made Ohio angry. Angry people join the Tea Party. The end. » 7/09/10 2:00am 7/09/10 2:00am