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

The PTI Guys Said Some Really Dumb Things About Dan Le Batard

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. » 1/08/14 6:27pm 1/08/14 6:27pm

Kornheiser And Wilbon: A True Sports Power Couple

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: » 10/31/13 5:48pm 10/31/13 5:48pm

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…

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 MNF

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

This Evening: Careful What You Fish For

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. » 7/14/11 6:36pm 7/14/11 6:36pm

All The Unkind Things Bill Simmons Said About His Colleagues In The…

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. » 5/24/11 6:20pm 5/24/11 6:20pm

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

We Are All Dave McKenna XIII

Here's your daily link to Dave McKenna's brilliant "Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder," which we'll be posting until Snyder's dumbass libel suit disappears. » 2/16/11 11:00pm 2/16/11 11:00pm

Here's A Video Of Tony Kornheiser Teaching Bill Simmons How To Wear A…

The Sports Fella's hosting PTI for the rest of the week, so it looks like we'll be watching PTI this week. There you go, indeed, Tony. H/T Trey Kerby. » 9/21/10 5:55pm 9/21/10 5:55pm

Aaron Rodgers Enjoys Low-Hanging Fruit, Blasts Tony Kornheiser

Not only did the Packers QB call TK terrible, unfunny, and clueless, but he did it on ESPN Radio. This is not what the WWL had in mind when they consolidated their media empire. » 6/08/10 12:45pm 6/08/10 12:45pm

What Do Alexander Ovechkin, The Penguins And Jiffy Pop Have In Common?*

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 5/01/10 11:40am 5/01/10 11:40am