Here’s a good baseblog from ESPN.com’s Sam Miller, on the rise of “this era’s avatar: the home run hitter who is terrible.” Go read it if you like to gawk at horrible slash lines, like Rougned Odor’s ghastly .208/.251/.405.
ESPN public editor Jim Brady published his takeaway from the Jemele Hill situation Friday, and came down firmly on the side of the corporate behemoth against an employee who tweeted opinions about the U.S. President from her private account. It was an offensive and horrifying conclusion, but in Brady’s defense, the…
1. 90 - Patrick Beverley, Clippers (SI)
2. 14 - Rudy Gobert, Jazz (ESPN)
T-3. 26 - Kevin Love, Cavaliers (SI); 26 - Kevin Love (ESPN)
5. 75 - Dennis Smith, Jr., Mavericks (ESPN)
T-6. 16-22 - Gordon Hayward, Celtics; Damian Lillard, Blazers; Mike Conley, Grizzlies; Kyle Lowry, Raptors; Klay Thompson, Warriors; Kyrie…
ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas went berserk arguing the future of boxing with Stephen A. Smith tonight after judge Adalaide Byrd once again turned in a bizarre and suspicious 118-110 scorecard in favor of Canelo Álvarez at the end of the bout that was officially judged a split draw.
A bump segment during today’s Notre Dame-Boston College game on ESPN today featured a Getty Images photo of Frank Leahy from 1941. It also featured a naked dude in the background. Here’s the original photo wire caption:
Woooo! Who wasn’t a fan of “The American Dream” Ric Flair and his signature move, the Stone Cold Stunner?
ESPN spent this week caving to the most cynically motivated people on the fringes of sports media and their manufactured outrage at SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill’s accurate comments about the president. Thus the network finds itself in the midst of a culture war that’s activated every reactionary attack dog out…
Here’s what the president was thinking about this morning:
Though ESPN anchor Jemele Hill received a lot of shit for her correct diagnosis of Donald Trump, she appeared on Wednesday’s SportsCenter with Michael Smith as usual. Later in the night, she and the network issued statements to give the notion that they were on good terms. But a new report suggests there was a huge…
Now that true dumb fuck Sarah Sanders has chimed in on Jemele Hill on behalf of the White House and demanded her ouster, we are about to enter a new and insufferable acceleration of a “scandal” that involves one sportscaster daring to state the obvious. Already, Hill has tweeted out an apology that ESPN “accepted,”…
ESPN’s initial approach to handling SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s remarks on Donald Trump was supposed to placate both sides, and ended up placating neither. Then the White House called describing the president accurately a “fireable offense.” The network tried a second take Wednesday night, which isn’t much better.
Charlie Pierce on all this ESPN nonsense and newspapering and what not is so fantastic and I’m bitter we didn’t run it. Go check it out. [SI]
During today’s White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to comment on SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s recent tweets about Donald Trump, in which she described the President and his policies as white supremacist. Hill was publicly reprimanded by ESPN for her tweets.
Last night, ESPN reporter Sergio Dipp, who primarily works with ESPN Deportes, delivered a sideline report in his first gig on Monday Night Football. English isn’t Dipp’s first language, and even if he struggled a bit with the precise wording, he gave his report with professionalism.
ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a bigot and white supremacist on Twitter Monday night, and the backlash to these pretty standard and well-founded opinions compelled the network to give Hill a talking-to and to release a statement.
Tonight was ESPN broadcaster Sergio Dipp’s first Monday Night Football sideline gig. Dipp—who has been with the network for several years, mainly with ESPN Deportes—offered one of the more charming sideline reports in a while with a 30-second job on new Broncos coach Vance Joseph:
Six years ago, ESPN parted ways with country singer and sentient pickup truck Hank Williams Jr. after Hank compared President Obama to Hitler. This caused Hank to fire back in a “No I’m firing YOU” letter that eerily presaged the current political hellscape in which we all now reside.
When I was a little kid, my parents got me a Monday Night Football video game for the PC. It was no Tecmo Bowl, but it was great. What I liked even more about it was what it came with: A 45-minute VHS tape about the then-20-year history of MNF. I must’ve watched that tape 100 times.
Ryen Russillo, host of The Russillo Show on ESPN, returned to his program today for the first time since he was arrested on Aug. 23 in Wyoming after he allegedly entered someone else’s condo in the early hours, refused to leave, and ended up with no pants.