Dave McKenna Returns To WaPo Sports After Being Run Out By Kornheiser

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 » 3/07/14 6:07pm 3/07/14 6:07pm

Off-Broadway Joe: The Song And Dance Of A Playboy Nearing Middle Age

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. » 10/24/13 3:49pm 10/24/13 3:49pm

Mitch Albom Was "Phony Sweet" And Other Highlights Of PTI's Accidentally…

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… » 11/21/12 3:40am 11/21/12 3:40am

ESPN Finally Relents And Will Let Chris Berman In The Booth For One

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 face. … » 6/27/12 2:19pm 6/27/12 2:19pm

Signs You're Old: Pardon The Interruption Has Been On The Air For 10…

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 (and … » 10/21/11 10:35am 10/21/11 10:35am

Chris Berman On You're With Me, Leather: "Mr. Kornheiser Chose To Run…

While the long-standing Kornheiser-Berman beef doesn't have the same initial draw of, say, Beadle-Andrews, its appearance in Those Guys Have All The Fun does lead us to the alleged root of everyone's favorite alleged pick-up line: You're with me, Leather. » 5/18/11 6:20pm 5/18/11 6:20pm

Mike Greenberg Is Getting A Sitcom; Or, Why TV People Think You're An…

The sitcom will revolve around a cipher of a sports talk show host, who's alternately paired with a boorish former athlete co-host and a long-suffering wife, so essentially Mike Greenberg, because Mike Greenberg has a fascinating life and a lot of TV people think you will be interested in watching a fictionalized… » 5/05/11 2:30pm 5/05/11 2:30pm

Tony Kornheiser Finally, Frustratingly Weighs In On Dan Snyder

Kornheiser is the most visible members of the Washington DC sports media scene. He's also employed by Dan Snyder's radio broadcasting company, and ESPN. Because of the latter, he's been silent on the matter, and because of the former, that silence speaks volumes. » 4/26/11 3:30pm 4/26/11 3:30pm

Kornheiser Takes To Talk Radio To Blast Web's Lack Of Craft And Nuance

Tony Kornheiser, some guy who hosts a TV show and a radio show (on Dan Snyder's WTEM!), thinks that blogging and tweeting "so, so diminish the craft and nuance of writing." Well, that's rich. » 2/18/11 4:30pm 2/18/11 4:30pm