Weird FS1 Segment: Say What You Will About Joseph Stalin, But He Had A Sick House

Today’s World Cup coverage on Fox Sports 1 featured a short segment produced by National Geographic, in which a reporter gave viewers a light-hearted tour of Joseph Stalin’s dacha while going to some remarkable lengths to avoid mentioning that Stalin was a brutal dictator who was responsible for the deaths of millions…

Fox Sports' Pivot To Video Killed Its Advertising Deal With Sports Illustrated 

In the wake of Fox Sports’ recent decision to lay off most of its writers and editors, and this week’s firing of Jamie Horowitz amid a sexual harassment investigation, there remain a whole lot of unknowns. We know that the grand plan in getting rid of writers was to “pivot to video,” and that even though that was…

The Future Of Fox Sports Is A Snake Eating Its Tail, Shitting It, And Eating It

Words: They’re so pesky. You might be reading this right now while thinking, Why should I have to move my eyes to understand the stuff on the screen? It’s truly unfair. Can’t there be a better way? Good news: Jamie Horowitz, the media executive who brought you ESPN’s Embrace Debate era and assembled Fox Sports’…

Derrick Lewis After Knocking Out Travis Browne: "I Gotta Do #2...Where's Ronda Rousey's Fine Ass At?"

Derrick Lewis made easy work of Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night, knocking him out in the second round and then launching into a weird post-fight interview in which the heavyweight addressed Browne’s domestic abuse allegations, Browne’s girlfriend Ronda Rousey, and the fact that Browne’s body kicks left Lewis needing…

Fox Sports Hires ESPN's Former Ad Agency In Bold Attempt To Distinguish Itself From ESPN

Say what you will about Fox Sports, they’re consistent. Over the last several years they’ve done everything possible to establish themselves as the off-brand ESPN, from bringing in trash enthusiast/flim-flam man Jamie Horowitz to run the show to putting failed dipshits ranging from Colin Cowherd to Rob Parker on their…

No One Is Watching All Takes Matter

Fox Sports 1's new flagship debate fest, All Takes Matter, isn’t very good. The problem isn’t that it features two idiots slinging bad takes—although it does—but that it’s boring. Good sports studio shows need to be either smart or entertaining. A select few—Inside the NBA is the prime example—manage to be both. Most…