Tony Kornheiser Defends Josh Duggar, Says Maybe He Should Keep His Job

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.
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Rovell Forced To Give On-Air Apology For "Serious Error In Judgment"

After the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2, Darren Rovell attempted to explain to ESPN viewers the diverse range of mega-rich people in attendance. One of those people, we were told, was “loan shark” Bobby Freedman. Here’s the actual video of Rovell’s on-air appearance from 1:40 a.m. ET on May 3: » 5/23/15 10:00am 5/23/15 10:00am

NBA Writer Wants To Yank His Crank To Wolves Owner's Wife

For the second straight NBA draft lottery, the sports media couldn’t keep its collective dick in its collective pants. Last year, Bucks owner Wes Edens had his 18-year-old daughter, Mallory, represent the team at the lottery, and sportswriters jizzed all over their computer screens. This year there has (so far) been… » 5/20/15 12:15am 5/20/15 12:15am

ESPN's New Hire Says Global-Warming Fears Are "Intellectually Dishonest"

ESPN is a sports media conglomerate that largely, intentionally operates under the conceit that sports exist within a vacuum, untouched by the outside world except for instances in which the outside world intrudes on the sports universe. It’s a fallacious conceit, but it has some unintended positive consequences. Its… » 5/19/15 3:50pm 5/19/15 3:50pm

Report: Bill Simmons Won't Be Appearing On Any ESPN Platforms

When ESPN president John Skipper announced that he would not be renewing Bill Simmons’s contract last week—four months ahead of his current contract’s expiration date—a lot of people were left wondering how Simmons would spend his last few months as a lame-duck employee. According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard… » 5/15/15 1:35pm 5/15/15 1:35pm

Bill Simmons Is A Shitty Writer

So last week, ESPN canned Bill Simmons. And now everyone’s doing the fun thing where we speculate about where he will end up for the next phase of his career. Where’s ol’ Bill gonna go? Fox? Turner/Bleacher Report? NBC? A boutique startup underwritten by a messianic venture capitalist with a boner for the NBA? Who’s… » 5/11/15 12:22pm 5/11/15 12:22pm

TV Reporter Says LeBron Shot "Turned The Lights Out" On Bulls' Season

We’re no strangers to the occasional bit of hyperbole in these parts, but reporter Tony Zarrella from Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO really took it next level tonight as he claimed “The lights literally, literally just went out here in United Center and probably on the Chicago Bulls’ season as well.” » 5/10/15 7:12pm 5/10/15 7:12pm

MLB Net's Heidi Watney Powers Through Pukey Quick Pitch Broadcast

Several of you wrote in last night to express concern for MLB Network’s Heidi Watney, who appeared to be crying while calling highlights on last night’s Quick Pitch broadcast. Watney’s one of the few bright spots on an otherwise dopey, Harold Reynolds-dominated talent roster at the baseball net, so we were worried… » 5/09/15 10:41am 5/09/15 10:41am