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  • Watch: ESPN Cuts Off Clemson Football Coach After Thanking Lord

    10/05/2015 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Trent Baker
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was giving his post-game interview after his 12th-ranked Tigers took down the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22, and then got cut off during the middle of his interview. Swinney was in the middle of thanking “the good Lord” when the camera suddenly cut to the ESPN studio with the two anchors completely unaware and checking their tablets for almost 15 seconds before cutting back to the interview. ESPN senior director of public relations Keri Potts shortly tweeted out an apology, saying it was an “error in TV transmission.”
  • Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord'

    10/04/2015 12:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015
    Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord' during post-game interview [ Full title ]. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was accidentally cut off during his post-game interview with ESPN as he was thanking 'the good Lord'. Following the Clemson Tigers 24-22 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Swinney was giving an emotional speech when the cameras suddenly cut to SportsCenter hosts Jay Harris and Kevin Connors, who were unaware as they worked on their iPads, before cameras cut back to Swinney. ESPN senior director of public relations, Keri...
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the win—seven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Cord-Cutting Leads to 200 to 300 ESPN Layoffs

    09/22/2015 3:54:57 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 70 replies ^ | 22 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    Cut your cable cord. This is what 3.2 million Americans have done over the last year or so. The result is not only a massive loss of revenue for ESPN but ESPN is poisoning -7.2% fewer U.S. households.
  • ESPN Tweets Photo of Fan’s Sign About ‘Ole Miss Girls,’ Prompting Criticism

    09/19/2015 8:48:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 19, 2015 | CNN Wire
    The picture, taken outside the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, shows a Crimson Tide fan holding a sign directed at opponents University of Mississippi. “Ole Miss Girls Are Easier Than Their Out-Of-Conference Schedule,” reads the sign, a reference to the first two games on the Rebels’ schedule. They scored 76 and 73 points in those games. The image, posted on the official College GameDay social media accounts, included the caption “Just no chill,” or not cool. Anchor Rece Davis and analyst Kirk Herbstreit rebuked the image as it flashed on the screen during the broadcast among other fan...
  • ESPN punished Schilling for telling truth about Nazis and extremist Muslims

    08/31/2015 7:06:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Phil Mushnick
    ESPN last week suspended its lead baseball analyst, Curt Schilling, not for talking games to death, but for a social-media message equating Nazis with current, extremist Muslims. Despite their master-race genocidal crusade, the Nazis, during World War II, recruited, inducted, trained and armed at least 25,000 Balkan Muslims into an Islamic arm of the SS. Tens of thousands more eastern Muslims fought for Nazi Germany. Their mutual attraction was a shared desire to murder Jews. After the war, “rat lines” that provided escape and sanctuary to Nazi war criminals led to safekeeping in Islamic countries, especially Egypt and Syria. And...
  • ESPN Silenced Schilling, So What Would It Say to This Arab Writer Who Compared Hamas to the Nazis?

    08/28/2015 10:23:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies ^ | 2015-08-28 | Ben Weingarten
    But given the comparison of Hamas to the Nazis, one wonders what ESPN would say. In the case of current ESPN anchor and former pitching great Curt Schilling, he might have had a more compelling case than this Palestinian author, and his comment was far less pointed. The image Schilling tweeted, deleted and paid for -- with ESPN canceling his telecast assignment for the Little League World Series -- made the comparison of Islamic supremacists to Nazis. [caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="694"] (Image Source: Twitter)[/caption] This seems to be closer to the mark than the argument made by the Palestinian writer (who could have chosen from...
  • Sarah Palin calls ESPN ‘a journalistic embarrassment’

    08/28/2015 10:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sarah Palin ripped ESPN as “a journalistic embarrassment,” following the network’s suspension of baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet that compared radical Muslims to Nazis. “ESPN — what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!” the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night. “By picking and choosing who they’ll tolerate and who they’ll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet.” Her comments come after ESPNsuspendedMr. Schilling for what it called a “completely unacceptable” tweet, which contained a meme that...
  • ESPN benches Curt Schilling for saying radical Islamic terrorists are a problem

    08/26/2015 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Prompting media nonsense that he "compared Muslims to Nazis." I’m glad I don’t work for ESPN, because I don’t know how anyone can understand the rules there. If you’re an on-air personality there, are you allowed to use your personal social media accounts to express opinions about non-sports matters? Yes? No? Or, as appears to be the case, are you permitted to do so as long as someone doesn’t arbitrarily decide after the fact that what you said was “controversial” and thus unacceptable? HTML5 video is not supported! That appears to be the trap Curt Schilling stuck his foot in...
  • Curt Schilling pulled from Little League World Series over Nazi tweet

    08/25/2015 1:14:08 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin McGuire
    ESPN has pulled former MLB All-Star Curt Schilling from its coverage of the Little League World Series following a controversial tweet comparing Muslim extremists to German Nazis. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective," ESPN said in a statement. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
  • ESPN's Uncomfortable, Unnerving Relationship With The NFL

    08/25/2015 12:53:45 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Maury Brown
    Maybe itÂ’s all just a coincidence. Stranger things have happened. Given enough time and enough events, things just happen to align. After all, Walt Disney DIS +2.60%-owned ESPN is the biggest sports outlet, and the NFL is the most popular sport in America. Given enough news and enough stories, could ESPN simply appear to be favoring the NFL with biased stories, peddling misinformation, and making moves to protect the NFL? IÂ’m not the first to whisper these words.ď„żď„ż And, given the amount of money that ESPN pays the NFL to air games, well, every story that favors the NFL as...
  • A 'media meltdown'? Disney remark on TV viewing sends industry into tailspin

    08/07/2015 1:06:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/7/15 | Meg James
    It's been two days of harsh reckoning for the entertainment industry as long simmering concerns about declining pay-tv subscriptions boiled up in quarterly earnings reports, leading investors to dump shares of media stocks amid worries that a key Hollywood money pot is threatened. The massive sell-off — one analyst called it "the media meltdown" — came after Walt Disney Co. warned investors late Tuesday that profit from ESPN and other cable channels would not be as robust as initially thought because fewer consumers are subscribing to full pay-TV packages. The sell-off continued Thursday as Viacom disappointed Wall Street with weak...
  • ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On Dominicans

    07/25/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erik Pedersen
    Colin Cowherd had been a lame duck at ESPN anyway, but today the sports giant said he’s done there for good. Eight days after the company said its popular radio host and sometimes TV guy was leaving its ranks, ESPN has yanked him off its airwaves over remarks he made questioning the intellect of Dominicans. On his radio show The Herd on Thursday, Cowherd was talking about how baseball is no more of a “thinking-man’s game” than other sports. “I’ve never bought into that whole ‘baseball is too complex,'” he said. “Really? A third of the sport is from the...
  • Backlash Is Swift After ESPN’s Stephen Smith Lectures Black Protesters About ‘All Lives Matter’

    07/21/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    RawStory ^ | 21 JUL 2015 | BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
    ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith diverged from talking about sports on Tuesday and veered into a rant about activists criticizing Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley for saying “all lives matter,” when confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on Saturday. During the six-minute lecture, Smith, who is African-American said, “Where’s the noise about all black lives matter when black folks are killing black folks? You see, that’s where you lose me… So we mandate that folks say black lives matter,” he yelled. “But we got black folks dying at the hands of black folks.” “There’s nothing wrong with highlighting that all...
  • ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

    07/22/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2015 | Shalini Ramachandranand Joe Flint
    Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say. The company, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has lost 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year, according to Nielsen data, as people have “cut the cord” by dropping their cable-TV subscriptions or downgraded to cheaper, slimmed-down TV packages...
  • ESPN & The Courage of Crossdressing

    07/16/2015 3:21:28 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 07/16/15 | Me
    The annual ESPY awards are regarded as a joyous and tearful celebration designed to honor notable team champions and those incredible feats of individual fortitude. From the immortal "Don't Ever Give Up" speech delivered by an obviously frail Jim Valvano - the terminally ill coach who inspired millions with his emotional and defiant plea to find a cure for cancer - to the poignant final words of Stuart Scott - the recently deceased ESPN anchor, husband, and father - the ESPY's have embodied the physical prowess and perseverance of the human spirit for 22 years. In essence, they are the...
  • Study Proves Koch-Addicted Media Are Big Fat Liars About Outside Money In Politics

    07/13/2015 9:26:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    b ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Nolte
    As we all remember, the media completely freaked out after the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in favor of free speech. Taking aim primarily at the right-leaning Koch Brothers, the media posed as defenders of democracy against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics. As usual, the facts prove that the media are big fat liars. Although legions of left-wing corporations like NBC News, Politico, MSNBC, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, LA Times, NPR, PBS, Univision, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, and ESPN spend billions of dollars pushing a political agenda 24/7, the left-wing media want a...
  • Disney is making ESPN do some serious cost-cutting

    07/11/2015 6:54:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Matt Bonesteel
    Despite holding the television rights to nearly every sport that anyone wants to watch, ESPN apparently is not the cash cow that it once was for parent company Disney, which reportedly is demanding that the all-sports network slash its budget over the next two years. In Wednesday’s story about Keith Olbermann’s impending departure from the network, the Hollywood Reporter says Disney is forcing ESPN to cut $100 million from its budget next year and a staggering $250 million from its budget in 2017. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that ESPN has lost 3.2 million subscribers in more than a...
  • Did the NFL punish ESPN with bad 'Monday Night Football' games?

    07/09/2015 5:17:17 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 hrs ago | Matt Bonesteel
    It was reported that ESPN’s lackluster upcoming slate of Monday Night games was believed to be retribution for Bill Simmons and Olbermann’s criticism of the league and Goodell. To that end, we’re hearing there are some ESPN folks who think the league denied a request for a Monday Night Football matchup featuring the Cowboys against a specific opponent due to Simmons and Olbermann’s vocal criticism this past year. ESPN does have one Cowboys game on this year’s schedule but comes late in the season and on the road versus a Redskins team that went 4-12 last season.
  • Jason Pierre-Paul Lost His Finger. Did ESPN Violate HIPAA By Reporting It?

    07/08/2015 9:21:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/8 | Dan Diamond
    Jason Pierre-Paul, the star defensive end for the NFL’s New York Giants, had one of his fingers amputated on Wednesday, ESPN reported. Specifically, doctors removed Pierre-Paul’s right index finger, which was injured in a fireworks accident on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul’s injury and surgery, which remain shrouded in mystery, have become one of the biggest stories of the NFL offseason — and one of the most high-profile patient data breaches in years. The news of JPP’s injury first broke on Sunday when a hospital worker reportedly told his friend, who then posted the news to Twitter. Rumors...
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Marisa Guthrie
    The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/8/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again. The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat: that Olbermann cease engaging in commentary. "Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," the network said in a statement. "While the show’s content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith...
  • Disney Apparently Ordered Award for Jenner

    06/23/2015 1:46:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 23rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    In my previous post I discussed the possibility of bribery being involved in the selection of the so called courage award for the actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner. I had planned to ask in this post if Disney might have ordered ESPN to give the award to Jenner because it was thinking about a movie deal with him to take advantage of his previous association with the popular Kardashians. Then I discovered that Disney had premiered its own reality show about a man becoming a woman called “Becoming Us” at the same time as the Vanity Fair article and...
  • ESPN Radio Host: "It is White Peoples Responsibility to Fix Racism"

    06/22/2015 9:56:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/22/15 | Aurelius
    ESPN radio host and TV commentator Bomani Jones wrote in a series of emotional messages on Twitter yesterday that "it is white people's responsibility to fix racism" and that white people need to think about their "complicity in the racism of America." In the tweets, which were first reported by the Social Memo, Jones called out "white supremacy" and "privilege," while also saying that liberals and conservatives are part of that structure, if they're white. Over the course of a few hours, Jones went from analyzing racism in the United States to telling white people that they need to analyze...
  • Did Jenner, or E! Network, Pay for Arthur Ashe Award?

    06/21/2015 9:06:33 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 21st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I’m not accusing anyone of bribing ESPN or its employees at this point. I’m just looking for a logical explanation for giving the wealthy actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner an award for courage for a decision that required no special courage because the decision is going to make him even richer. I also want an explanation for why ESPN which is owned by ABC is going out of its way to promote a program on the E! Network which is owned by NBC. A bribe is a logical possibility considering Jenner’s purported wealth and the tendency of many rich...
  • ESPN and Capital One Are Dishonoring Real Heroes

    06/20/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 20th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The decision by ESPN and Capital One to allow the actor previously known as Bruce Jenner to desecrate the Arthur Ashe courage award dishonors real heroes. Jenner has done nothing to deserve the Arthur Ashe award........ If Jenner accepts the award he will mark himself as a coward rather than a hero.
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know WTF they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/2015 | DANA ROSE FALCONE
    Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. “I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’” Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’”...
  • Reality Show Star Jenner Steals Courage Award from Real Heroes

    06/07/2015 9:27:19 PM PDT · by kathsua · 61 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 7th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    ESPN has damaged the credibility of the Arthur Ashe “ESPY” Courage Award by planning to give the award to reality show actor Bruce Jenner for what appears to be nothing more than an elaborate publicity stunt. Jenner claims he’s now a female character called “Caitlyn” but admits he hasn’t had, and doesn’t plan to have, an operation to change his body from male to female....I might let him get away with this farce if there weren’t much better qualified candidates for the award.
  • Hope Solo’s half-sister, new documents reveal ugly details of domestic violence incident

    06/07/2015 3:17:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Cindy Boren June 7 at 4:26 PM
    A day before the U.S. women’s national team opens its World Cup play, the sister of goalie Hope Solo has spoken up and documents reveal new details about a domestic violence incident involving the family last June. On ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Mark Fainaru-Wada reports that police records, depositions and an interview with Teresa Obert, Solo’s half-sister and one of the alleged victims in the incident, are at odds with Solo’s comments on what happened on “Good Morning, America,” on Facebook and in a new ESPNW story. Charges against her in Kirkland, Wash., were dismissed last winter, but prosecutors have...
  • ESPN to Honor Bruce Jenner With Arthur Ashe Award For Courage At ESPYS

    06/02/2015 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 2, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    At the 1976 summer Olympics in Montréal, Bruce Jenner won the gold medal for the men’s decathlon, setting a world record with 8616 points. In July, Jenner will be honored with another award, this time for a much different “achievement.” On Monday, Time reported that at ESPN’s ESPY Awards, the former world’s greatest male athlete will receive the acclaimed Arthur Ashe Award for coming out as a transgender.
  • Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games, Pats Lose 1st Round Pick In 2016 and 4th In 2017, Team Fined $1 million

    05/11/2015 2:35:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2 minutes ago | Adam Schefter
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter · 2m 2 minutes ago Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source:
  • Britt McHenry: Let’s hear the rest of the story

    04/20/2015 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    There is plenty of blame to go around for both McHenry and Advanced Towing. People should not be demanding her firing unless and until the complete and unedited tape is released. As everyone knows by now, ESPN’s Britt McHenry gained a lot more fame than she ever had on the sidelines when she had a recent run-in with a woman clerk at a towing company. McHenry showed up to get her car that had been towed from the parking lot of a northern Virginia Chinese restaurant. She had left the vehicle in the parking lot all night. A security tape...
  • Limbaugh Links ESPN’s Britt McHenry to Hillary: ‘Mean-Spirited Superiorists’

    04/17/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2015-04-17 | Josh Feldman
    ESPN’s Britt McHenry flipped out on a towing attendant, in video leaked yesterday, in which she drops a number of profanities and gets really angry when her car was reportedly impounded. Her employer gave her a one-week suspension for her behavior, and Rush Limbaugh reacted today by drawing parallels with Hillary Clinton.He asked, “Did she park illegally like Hillary did? She’s not Hillary, she can’t get away with parking Scooby in a handicap zone.”Limbaugh commented on people like Clinton and McHenry who preach about tolerance and respect but are really “mean-spirited superiorists who look down on everybody.”And later on...
  • ESPN host: What Rubio did when he was 8 years old should ‘automatically disqualify’ him as president

    04/17/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 4/16/2015 | Joe Saunders
    At only 43, Marco Rubio is pretty young to be running for president, but an ESPN commentator is claiming he proved he wasn’t qualified to be president when he was even younger: Like when he was 8 years old. On his radio show Tuesday on ESPN, former Washington Post sports columnist and occasional political pundit Tony Kornheiser used a Father’s Day tribute Rubio wrote for The Daily Caller in 2014 to attack the Florida Republican’s fitness for the Oval Office.
  • ESPN suspends reporter after ugly parking-lot rant

    04/16/2015 7:01:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | Mark W. Sanchez and Justin Terranova
    ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for one week, hours after a video surfaced of the reporter dressing down a parking lot attendant in brutally ugly fashion. “I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will f—–g sue this place,” McHenry, a Washington-based reporter, says as the video opens. McHenry vented about getting her car towed in a since-deleted tweet (as caught and saved by ARL Now) on April 6, and that was the cause of her frustration. (snip) The video, which appeared on LiveLeak, shows McHenry relentlessly mocking the clerk in a nasty attack, bouncing from jabs at her intelligence to insults...

    04/16/2015 11:56:58 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 102 replies ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | TRENT BAKER
    In a video of what appears to be ESPN reporter Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant has surfaced. McHenry is shown making fun of the woman’s features, and even asking her “Do you know who I am?” McHenry is visibly upset, although we are unable to see what may have pushed to her treating the attendant so poorly in the video that clearly had some portions edited out of it. McHenry can be heard saying, “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f—ing sue this place.” “Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college...
  • ESPN Creates PR Disaster By Refusing To Pay 6th Grader For NCAA Pool Victory

    04/08/2015 10:45:43 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies ^ | 11:12 am, April 8th, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Guess how much ESPN is worth these days… A) $10 billion B) $25 billion C) $50 billion If you answered C, you win a gold star…which is about all that 12-year-old Sam Holtz of Illinois will take home after winning ESPN’s bracket challenge. One problem: Said challenge is supposed to pay $20,000 and a trip to Maui to a randomly-drawn winner among the top 1%. But because Sam is only 12, he’s ineligible to be considered for the prize. Rules are rules — that’s understood. In this case, Sam used his Dad’s email address to enter his picks. But ESPN...
  • Pete Rose petitions commissioner

    03/16/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 109 replies ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mark Saxon
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he has received a formal request from Pete Rose asking that his lifetime ban be lifted and that he will consider the all-time hits leader's request "on its merits." "I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner [Bart] Giamatti's decision and the agreement that was ultimately reached," Manfred said after a meeting with Los Angeles Dodgers players in Arizona on Monday morning. "I want to hear what Pete has to say, and I'll make a decision once I've done that." Rose's...
  • Olbermann Returns to ESPN After Suspension, Apologizes for ‘Stupid’ Tweets

    03/02/2015 7:22:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies ^ | 03/02/2015 | Josh Feldman
    video Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN tonight after a short suspension for a tweet last week that looked like he was being insensitive to Penn State students who raised millions to fight pediatric cancer.Olbermann likened Twitter to batting practice, where people are so eager to be “one of those screaming baseballs” flinging themselves at something outrageous without looking at the context.But he didn’t excuse himself in all this, saying, “I was not a victim here. I brought this on myself. This is my fault.”Olbermann saw a tweet from a Penn State fan, and didn’t know there was a link...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for rest of week after Penn State tweets

    02/25/2015 12:38:45 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 FEB 2015 | Nick Bromberg
    ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann will not anchor his show for the rest of the week after a series of tweets directed at Penn State students. Olbermann, who was most recently critical of Penn State on his ESPN show in January after Joe Paterno's vacated wins were restored, was told on Twitter by a user about the $13 million raised by Penn State students for pediatric cancer. He responded to the tweet with a response of "pitiful." "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann over Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 12:14:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 02/24/2015
    ESPN on Tuesday suspended Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week after he made insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.According to multiple reports, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. Olbermann replied "...Pitiful."Penn State students and alum rallied on Twitter and pressed Olbermann, who refused to back down, saying he was referring to Penn State students in general and not the fundraising.On Tuesday, ESPN said in a statement that "it was completely inappropriate and does...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 53 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."
  • New England Patriots face fresh allegations over Deflategate game

    02/18/2015 12:19:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies ^ | 18 February 2015 | Tom Lutz
    Weeks after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory the DeflateGate scandal continues to rumble on in the background. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, a Patriots locker room attendant attempted to introduce an unapproved special teams ball into the AFC Championship game. The attendant, identified by ESPN as Jim McNally, is said to have been in charge of the officials’ locker room at Gilette Stadium since 2008. He is alleged to have handed a ball, which wasn’t officially approved for kick-offs, field goals and punts to an official during the first-half of the Patriots’ 45-7 victory over the Colts.
  • Liberal Sports Media’s Odd Morality

    01/28/2015 5:29:35 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 44 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 28, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Lance Armstrong is back in the news again. I learned this from my pastor, Dr. David Murray, and his blog yesterday. You’ll recall Armstrong won 7 Tour de France cycling titles while on steroids. He basically acknowledges that he’s sorry he got caught but would do it all again. Dr. Murray’s focus is on repentance, trying to apply it to our own lives which can be difficult in light of the fact that Armstrong isn’t a Christian. Lance Armstrong has always been an odd character. He was involved in a sport that no one in America cares about except the...
  • ESPN Radio Overhauls Weekend Lineup (All Female Show)

    01/24/2015 9:44:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    All Access Music Group ^ | January 23, 2015 | Staff
    ESPN AUDIO has revamped its weekend lineup. Among the changes are eight new shows, including the expansion of an existing podcast to a weekly radio show and the launch of a new show presented by the female-centric espnW website. The new shows include "espnW PRESENTS: SPAIN AND PRIM" (noon-2p (ET) SATURDAYS) with SARAH SPAIN and PRIM SIRIPAPA ..................................................... espnW Editor-in-Chief ALISON OVERHOLT said, “SPAIN AND PRIM is yet another extension of espnW’s increasingly successful cross-platform expansion, and one we began fostering with ESPN RADIO last year with our first show focused on domestic violence and the NFL’s reaction. SARAH and...
  • Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

    01/24/2015 6:36:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels. Beginning Feb. 5, DirecTV will raise fees by 5.7 percent. The rise in cable prices is likely to test the patience of customers, who may already be tempted to cut their cords in exchange for streaming options that...
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • College Championship Game video introduction just said 'In a time of inequity?

    01/12/2015 5:09:45 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 39 replies
    Did I just hear that right? Just a minute ago ESPN was running a video introduction of the game with a guy narrating and I could swear he just said 'in a time of inequity in this country' Blah, blah, blah 'one can say it's only a game' but blah, blah,blah ,' that's what it is 'A GAME......and so on. What the heck?
  • Obama leads tributes to ESPN anchor

    01/04/2015 1:21:34 PM PST · by ealgeone · 57 replies
    President Obama has led tributes to Stuart Scott, the longtime SportsCenter anchor and ESPN personality who died today from cancer at age 49. The network says Scott died Sunday and had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, remaining dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. In his sports presenting career, which began in 1987 in South Carolina, he rose from local stations to prominence on the national sports network, coining now-unavoidable phrases including the celebratory 'boo yah'. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Stuart Scott dies at age of 49

    01/04/2015 7:02:19 AM PST · by John W · 73 replies ^ | January 4, 2015 | Steve Wulf
    Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man -- from his signature "Boo-Yah!" to "As cool as the other side of the pillow" to "He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin' him to school."