Dan Snyder-owned and ESPN-affiliated radio outfit WTEM announced yesterday that Tony Kornheiser, part of the original lineup in 1992 when it was founded as Washington, D.C.’s first all-sports station, will be calling it quits at the end of the month to concentrate on a podcast.
Because we are sick in the head, we were curious what would happen if we took today’s episode of Pardon the Interruption and ran it through Snapchat’s face swap filter. The results are, as you might expect, horrifying.
ESPN personality Tony Kornheiser defended admitted child molester Josh Duggar on his radio show, questioning whether the reality star and former executive director of the powerful Family Research Council should be “driven from his job” for sexually abusing at least five children while he was a teenager.
This Sunday's Washington Post Magazine cover story was written by Dave McKenna, and it is about sports. The fact that McKenna wrote a story about sports isn't momentous, he does that all the time, but as Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reminds us, this is the first time he's been allowed to write about sports for the …
Here's some on-air ESPN-on-ESPN violence, with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon giving us their thoughts about their colleague Dan Le Batard's decision to turn his baseball Hall of Fame vote over to Deadspin. Were their takes hot? They were so hot.
PTI hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon get into the Hallowe'en spirit every year. Today they're dressed up as everyone's favorite sports couple, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn. They look cute! Here's some previous holiday iterations from Pardon The Interruption:
Originally published in the July 1981 issue of Inside Sports. Reprinted here with the author's permission. For more on Namath, check out this reprint of a frank Playboy interview from 1969.
Here's a little more Kornheiser, from when he was at the Times (’76-79). He worked at Newsday and then the New York Times before joining the Washington Post.
Grantland's Director's Cut series began with this gem from Tony Kornheiser: a 1980 Inside Sports cover story on Nolan Ryan:
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser shot a full round of golf with President Obama yesterday. That's pretty cool. [ABC News]
With mishegoss-a-plenty shakin' in the Bronx, it's hard not to think of ol' George Steinbrenner. Here's Tony Kornheiser's classic 1978 New York Times Magazine profile, "That Damn Yankee":
ESPN helpfully publishes an audio podcast of its popular Pardon The Interruption program daily for viewers who can't find their way to a television at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Yesterday, though, we received numerous emails alerting us to the bizarre nature of yesterday's podcast. For one, it was more than three and a half…
For years, Chris Berman has wanted to call a pro football game—something he hasn't done in all his time at ESPN. Before the 2009 season, we've heard, Berman asked the network if he could call just one game, maybe a late-season nothingburger like Cardinals-49ers. And ESPN, as it always has, slammed the door in his…
It was 10 years ago tomorrow that PTI premiered, and ESPN has made available some clips from that inaugural show, including Brent Musberger on the BCS and time capsule headlines like "Are the Islanders for real?" That it's still going strong is a testament to the fact that ESPN can often get things so right: hiring…
Your p.m. roundup for July 14, the day we went hunting for a shark in a lake but caught a duck instead. As always, don't forget to tip your editors.
One of the most interesting characters to emerge from the ESPN book is the formerly inscrutable Bill Simmons, if only because we've never heard him be so (openly) self-aware before. He again whips out the big swinging dick in some more excerpts.