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  • ‘Relentless’ Buckeye fans have driven Kirk Herbstreit from Ohio (ESPN)

    03/13/2011 12:52:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 3-12-11 | Matt Hinton
    *snip* Yes, was, mainly because his efforts to stay true to his school cut both ways: Where some national fans see a Buckeye homer trying to cover his tracks on the air, some fraction of Ohio State fans see Herbstreit's efforts at objectivity toward OSU as a betrayal. After 15 years of being pulled in both directions, the disconnect between his national job and his local persona has finally forced Herbstreit to move his family from Columbus to Nashville. Per an interview with the Columbus Dispatch: "Nobody loves Ohio State more than me," said Herbstreit, a former Buckeyes quarterback. "I...
  • Superb Owl: Football as America (semi-barf alert)

    02/07/2011 10:19:57 PM PST · by conservativebuckeye · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 7, 2011 | Jeff MacGregor
    Declaration of Independence. "America the Beautiful." Bad anthem. Bad commercials. Weird night. I admit to having watched it wrong. No one is supposed to pay 100 percent attention to the Super Bowl. You're not meant to stare at it. You're not meant to derive meaning from it.
  • ESPN Broadcaster Ron Franklin Pulled From Air After Calling Jeannine Edwards 'Sweetcakes,’

    01/03/2011 10:09:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 1/3/11 | Newscore
    Veteran ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin was pulled from the air before Saturday's Fiesta Bowl after he called ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards "sweetcakes" during an off-air spat, Sports By Brooks reported Sunday. Franklin and Edwards were scheduled to work together for Friday's Chik-fil-A Bowl and the incident occurred in a pre-game production meeting also attended by ESPN announcers Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore. When the conversation turned to the subject of Gilmore's wife Marie being elected mayor of Alameda, Calif., Edwards tried to join in but was shut down by Franklin, according to the report. “Why don’t you leave this...
  • MLB's average salary eclipses $3M

    12/13/2010 12:49:45 PM PST · by KingOfVagabonds · 34 replies ^ | 12/13/10 | AP
    NEW YORK -- The average salary in Major League Baseball surpassed $3 million for the first time. The 912 players in the big leagues before rosters expanded in September averaged $3,014,572, the Major League Baseball Players Association said Monday. The average rose 0.6 percent from last year's $2,996,106, the smallest increase since a 2.5 percent drop in 2004.
  • ESPN Unveils Web Site Aimed At Women Sports Fans, Athletes

    12/07/2010 8:36:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | December 6, 2010
    ESPN has launched the first phase of a dedicated digital initiative covering women's sports. In what the programmer describes as the 1.0 version,, aiming at fans and athletes 18+, bowed today in blog format The site, supported by a Twitter and Facebook presence, will incorporate posts by top female sports columnists and bloggers, pro athletes, expert contributors and news from a variety of ESPN and non-ESPN news outlets. The launch serves as a precursor to a more robust Web site with mobile applications and personalized content, slated to bow next spring.
  • Mayor demands apology after Limbaugh takes shot at Bristol (city in CT, not Palin)

    12/06/2010 8:44:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The Bristol Press ^ | December 5, 2010 | Steve Collins
    BRISTOL — America’s most popular radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, blasted Bristol the other day for supposedly making off with some of the $3.3 trillion in loans given to businesses by the Federal Reserve during the recession. While the charge is false – even absurd given the city’s paltry place in the financial arena – Limbaugh didn’t stop there. He described Bristol to his millions of listeners as nothing more than ESPN. “That’s all that’s there: ESPN and a couple of cheap hotels,” Limbaugh said on his nationally syndicated show Thursday. That was more than enough to stir Bristol’s...
  • Pranknet-Style Hoax Fools ESPN Reporter

    10/22/2010 3:43:23 PM PDT · by llevrok · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 10/22/2010
    <p>In a move straight out of the Pranknet playbook, an ESPN reporter early this morning was convinced by an unknown caller to her hotel to break out her room's windows because the building was purportedly on fire.</p> <p>According to a Gainesville Police Department report, ESPNU reporter Elizabeth Moreau was in her room at a Hilton Garden Inn when a male caller advised “that the hotel was on fire.” The man first directed Moreau, 27, to “lay towels down at the bottom of her front door to prevent smoke from entering her room.” The caller then directed Moreau to use the toilet lid cover to break out the window.</p>
  • Jeff Fisher was asked to call timeouts for MNF commercial breaks

    10/20/2010 12:00:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/19/2010 | Doug Farrar
    Our own Chris Chase wondered earlier Tuesday why Chris Johnson was in the game so late when the Tennessee Titans were beating up on the Jacksonville Jaguars on "Monday Night Football." You may have wondered why Jags head coach Jack Del Rio seemed insistent on prolonging the suffering in a 30-3 laugher... "Jack used his timeouts," Fisher said. "My understanding is they needed network timeouts, and that's why Jack used his timeouts. They came over and asked me to do it, but I said, 'I was hoping to get a first down and kneel on it.'".. ""At the two-minute warning...
  • Lou Holtz in Hot Water at ESPN Over Strong Political (“Fire Nancy Pelosi”) Comments?

    10/09/2010 9:05:01 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 49 replies
    Lou Holtz, an avid Republican, has to know by now that politics can make some of the suits at ESPN squeamish. So why would he get this involved in the cause...?

    09/17/2010 2:45:31 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Basketball League ^ | 9-17-10 | TheRobb7
    Hello FReepe Nation! I recently started a Fantasy Basketball League over at ESPN. I've never tried this with basketball, being more a fan of baseball and football. My previous invitation for football went well. Thanks to those of you who joined. This is a 10-team league and we need 7 more owners. Here's the link to the league website so you can look around and see if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring: If you'd like to join, send me a FreepMail with an e-mail address so I can send you an invitation. Thanks and God...
  • ESPN's Jay Mariotti arrested by L.A. police

    08/21/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08.21.10
    ESPN personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested overnight by Los Angeles police officers in the Pacific division. He was booked on suspicion of a felony, but officials would not provide further details.
  • Michigan high school football team practicing at night; Accomodates Muslim players during Ramadan

    08/16/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 26 replies ^ | August 16, 2010 | news services
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- A Michigan high school football team is holding preseason practices in the middle of the night to help its Muslim players practice both faith and football. The predominantly Muslim squad from Dearborn says the nocturnal regimen is a way for players to eat and drink while observing the holy month of daytime fasting known as Ramadan that started last week. The August heat also played a factor in Fordson High coach Fouad Zaban's proposal to reverse the clock for a week of two-a-day practices. Cutting practice wasn't an option at football-crazy Fordson, which is coming off a...
  • ESPN Ignoring Alleged Favre "Sexting" Story

    08/06/2010 3:33:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    bleacher report ^ | By John Woelfel (Member) on August 5, 2010
    It seems like everyday you can turn on Sportscenter or visit and learn about athletes such as Michael Vick's legal problems. Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulting a college girl in a bar restroom. Stories about Rick Pitino and his mistress. Or in today's top stories, you can read about how Lance Armstrong's teammates allege that he was doping.
  • ESPN reveals food-safety violations at arenas, stadiums

    07/26/2010 9:14:35 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/26/10 | Paul Walsh
    ESPN has gone through food-safety inspection reports from last year for every venue in Major League Baseball, the NBA, NHL and NFL and unearthed some stomach-turning findings. Among the more startling reports: • Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field: Two locations were cited after an employee "did not wash hands after blowing nose or eating food prior to handling customer food or ice." • Phoenix Suns' US Airways Center: Dozens of flies and a live roach in a dish room. • Denver Broncos' Mile High Stadium: Fruit flies in whiskey bottles at three bars. • Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium: Employee...
  • Erin Andrews, ESPN reporter, sues hotels for secret tapings by stalker Michael David Barrett

    07/16/2010 7:32:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 16, 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    Erin Andrews is ready for some payback. The ESPN reporter is suing several hotel chains for negligence and invasion of privacy in connection with the peeping Tom who secretly videotaped her naked. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Chicago, accuses divorced dad Michael David Barrett—who has since pleaded guilty to stalking the reporter — of deliberate infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy. Andrews, 32, is suing Marriott International Inc. and Radisson Hotels International Inc. claiming the hotels told Barrett that she was staying there, revealed her room number and immediately provided the perv a hotel room adjacent to hers.
  • ESPN Writer Charged With Possession Of Child Porn (Son of NFL's Dennis Green)

    07/09/2010 6:36:59 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies ^ | 7-8-2010 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and DON STACOM,
    <p>An NFL analyst who writes for ESPN has been arrested on child porn charges, police said Thursday.</p> <p>Jeremy Green, 38, of Southington was arrested at an area hotel about 5 p.m., police stated in a press release. He was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia and was in custody on $750,000 cash bail.</p>
  • Did Lebron leave a $50 on the bedroom dresser?

    07/09/2010 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Dawebman · 24 replies
    LEBRON JAMES PLAYED ESPN LIKE A NEW YORK PIMP ARRANGING A DATE WITH THEIR PRIZE WHORE! The TV Dog-and-Pony Show that ESPN did with Lebron James' announcement of which NBA franchise would pay him the most money - or sell the most of their soul and future, had all the sleaze of a pimp and his John negotiating which NBA franchise would be his next whore. ESPN long ago flushed what little remaining thread of journalistic integrity it may have once had. Just like the Muslim Communist Clown now occupying the White House, the only question that remains is, "HOW...
  • ESPN: North Korean Fans Are ‘Handpicked Chinese Actors’(with video)

    06/15/2010 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 15 replies · 1,527+ views
    Three Figners of Politics ^ | June 15th, 2010 | Stupac
    The paranoia of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il seems to know no bounds. Case in point – in Brazil’s 2-1 win over North Korea today, ESPN analyst Martin Tyler made a rather odd observation. Tyler claimed that a rather rambunctious group that appeared to be North Koreans, weren’t actually North Koreans, but rather “handpicked Chinese Actors.” Reports have said these “fans” were Chinese actors, acting on behalf of China as a way to support its long-time ally. Roughly 1,000 Chinese citizens, “including musicians and actors, to cheer for the North Koreans,” the report said. They were conspicuously missing from the...
  • Ex-ESPN worker who had affair with Phillips sues

    06/09/2010 3:48:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 79+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2010
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former ESPN production assistant whose affair with broadcaster Steve Phillips led to their firings has filed a lawsuit against the sports network saying it defamed her. The lawsuit by 23-year-old Brooke Hundley, filed Tuesday in Stamford Superior Court, says ESPN defamed her by firing her based on false statements by Phillips and by claiming she had not fully cooperated with its investigation. Hundley, who was hired by ESPN in 2008 and paid $10.96 per hour, said Phillips made false statements to police in Connecticut portraying her as a danger to his family and himself as...
  • ESPN's Weissman: Despite Exoneration 'The Questions Remain' About Duke Lacrosse Players

    05/30/2010 10:42:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 133 replies · 2,101+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What will it take for the MSM to stop smearing the falsely-accused Duke lacrosse players? Judging by the performance of ESPN's Steve Weissman this morning, legal exoneration is not enough. Introducing an ESPNNEWS item on a lacrosse game between Duke and the University of Virginia, Weissman claimed that three years ago, the Duke team had been involved in "a devastating scandal," and that while the accused players had been exonerated, "the questions remain." View video here.
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' finalist and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews can't have it both ways

    05/26/2010 3:16:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,845+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 26, 2010 | Joanna Molloy
    It would be hard to picture Christiane Amanpour in the lacy black number that Erin Andrews wore Monday night as she flounced around a bed with "Dancing with the Stars" partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Or to see Katie Couric in the gold lamé corset Andrews wore on "Dancing" last week - though we're sure Couric's got just as cute a belly button. And the only place Rachel Maddow would ever don the sequined bikini and ruffled skirt Andrews wore during her Samba (right) would be in some geeky artist's Photoshop file.
  • Erin Andrews' 'Dancing' drama

    04/12/2010 3:33:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,049+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 12. 2010 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    ESPN reporter Erin Andrews may be yearning for the days before she was on "Dancing With the Stars" -- when she was only being stalked. In a season where Pam Anderson and Kate Gosselin are on the hit show, it is Andrews who is taking most of the heat. The 31-year-old sports reporter has had death threats, been romantically linked (wrongly, she claims) on the cover of People magazine with her dancing partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and testified against a creep who secretly videotaped her nude in three hotel rooms. But now it's really getting personal.
  • ESPN: NBA Player Important Because He's 'Hispanic'

    04/08/2010 6:54:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 1,150+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2010 | J.C. Arenas
    ESPN has assisted David Stern, the Commissioner of the NBA, throughout his tenure with his fervent effort to globalize the game of basketball. As an NBA fan, I didn't think the effort to demonstrate the globalization of the game could sink to a new low, but with ESPN's report on the recently agreed upon contract extension between the San Antonio Spurs and Manu Ginobili, it did. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The San Antonio Spurs and guard Manu Ginobili have agreed to a three-year extension worth $38.9 million, a league source confirmed Wednesday. The deal is the maximum the Spurs are allowed to offer...
  • ESPN reporter Erin Andrews receiving death threats

    04/03/2010 1:00:24 AM PDT · by ATX 1985 · 7 replies · 1,222+ views
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2010 2:15 a.m. EDT
    (CNN) -- Erin Andrews, the ESPN reporter who was secretly videotaped nude in 2008, has been receiving death threats, her attorney told CNN on Friday. Several threatening e-mails regarding Andrews have been sent to sportscaster Dan Patrick since last September, according to Marshall B. Grossman, Andrews' attorney. "Until very recently, [the e-mails] were of a sexual nature, but then turned violent" last month, Grossman said. He said the e-mails received in March "are specific, they're violent, they identify the location and method of intended murder." Grossman said the existence of the threats were first revealed to Andrews on Thursday morning....
  • Why I Hope Tiger Misses the Cut at Masters!

    04/02/2010 12:26:34 PM PDT · by Dawebman · 53 replies · 1,336+ views
    I Hope Tiger Woods Fails to Make the Cut at The Masters Monday morning it will begin. First ESPN, CBS and the other boot-licking media will start the broadcast vomit overkill of Tiger Woods and his press orgy at The Masters Golf Tournament. They will preview the press orgy ad nauseum Monday morning before it happens, interrupt regular programming Monday afternoon while it happens, and bombard us with clips and snippets of the Tiger Woods press orgy every moment day and night until the winner holes out on Sunday. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see CBS (Clown...
  • Obama Misspells Syracuse on His NCAA Bracket, Get's EDITED OUT By ESPN!

    03/18/2010 9:25:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 58 replies · 2,325+ views
    HotAir ^ | 03-19-2010 |
    The ABC story on Obama's basketball picks consisted of highlights from corporate cousin ESPN's session with Obama as he filled out a big bracket chart, and World News included Obama's spelling challenge. “Should be an R in there,” ESPN's Andy Katz corrected Obama upon spotting how the President had misspelled “Syracuse” as “Sycacuse.”ESPN shows him write every team in the sweet 16 except for Syracuse, which they EDITED OUT.
  • Erin Andrews' Peeping Tom Being Sentenced (30 months)

    03/15/2010 2:38:33 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1,105+ views ^ | 03/15/10 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    A "very nervous" Erin Andrews went to court today, where the man accused of stalking filming hours of nude video of the ESPN sportscaster through hotel room peepholes is being sentenced Michael Barrett, 48, accepted a deal to plead guilty to interstate stalking and will be sentenced to 27 months in prison.
  • Videos show Leach dressing down team

    03/12/2010 6:43:39 AM PST · by Raider Sam · 15 replies · 759+ views
    ESPN Dallas ^ | March 12, 2009 | Jeff Caplan
    After a 20-13 victory over Baylor on Nov. 28, 2009, Leach is seen criticizing his players and ripping into them for thinking a close loss to Texas was acceptable. "There's a couple of you guys that your current living situation is going to change," Leach says. "We've got several of you, particularly on offense, all you do is pull mediocrity out of one another. Well, you're going to live somewhere else. Last time I checked, we're paying the [expletive] bills." After a 42-21 victory over Kansas on Oct. 31, 2009, Leach questions a group of players and calls them "God...
  • Left Claims that Fish Ban is Hoax (Fact Checking Time)

    03/10/2010 12:36:36 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 29 replies · 1,671+ views
    Apparently, the story at Red State ("Obama: The Will Of The People Be Damned - I’LL Decide Who Can Go Fishing") has touched a nerve on liberal websites. They are now claiming that it's all a hoax and there's absolutely no truth to it. Here's an example:President Obama, though remains in news but this time, there is a different reason for his being in news. Anti-Obama extremists are going mad and wild against him and every time, they try to hit him through different angles and issues. Although, that’s not a critical matter yet some people are going just crazy...
  • ESPN Goes Red

    03/02/2010 3:23:08 AM PST · by Man50D · 7 replies · 595+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 01, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    Sunday morning, ESPN's normally watchable and well-produced "Outside the Lines (OTL)" aired an uncritical feature on Lester Rodney, "a white sportswriter who crusaded for baseball integration." The OTL producers conceded that Rodney did his writing for the Daily Worker, the house organ of the Communist Party USA, but the subtext of this concession was that the Communists, Rodney in particular, were keen on racial justice when the rest of America couldn't have cared less. Where do I begin? As we know now, the CPUSA was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soviet Union. No sentence appeared in the Daily Worker...
  • ESPN Sets Sights on Different Way to Show Olympics

    02/25/2010 12:24:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies · 433+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2010 | Richard Sandomir
    With 25.2 million viewers watching the Winter Olympics in prime time, NBC Universal feels vindicated by a strategy that features tape delay of some events and shows nothing live in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. “A tremendous amount of time and experience goes into how we plan the Olympics,” Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics, said Wednesday from Vancouver. “Quite frankly, we’re pleased with the results.” But fans who crave the chance to see everything live, as many Canadians do, may find an ally in ESPN, which plans to bid for the 2014 Winter Games and 2016 Summer...
  • ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser for comments about SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm's wardrobe

    02/23/2010 10:01:52 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies · 4,024+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/23/10 | Mike Obenauer
    Pardon the interruption: Tony Kornheiser has been benched from "Pardon the Interruption." ESPN has banned the print, radio and TV personality from its popular "PTI" show for biting on-air comments he made last week about SportsCenter host Hannah Storm's wardrobe. Kornheiser, who has built a persona on caustic shots at a wide swath of sports figures, couldn't get away with turning his sights into ESPN's house – saying Storm dressed "like she has sausage casing wrapped around her body" and calling the 47-year-old anchor "a Holden Caulfield fantasy," referring to the protagonist in J.D. Salinger's book "The Catcher in the...
  • ESPN suspends PTI's Kornheiser

    02/23/2010 2:19:01 PM PST · by LucyJo · 53 replies · 2,194+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/23/10 | Fox Sports
    ESPN has suspended TV commentator Tony Kornheiser for remarks about fellow ESPN personality Hannah Storm, according to multiple reports Tuesday. Kornheiser, the popular host of the show "Pardon the Interruption," is known for making sports figures the subject of his humorous criticism, but in a recent show he aimed his commentary at Storm's wardrobe.
  • President Obama Gets His TV ‘Inspiration’ From ESPN

    01/25/2010 12:12:24 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 17 replies · 718+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-25-10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Chances are Katie Couric will never have the opportunity to floor President Obama with the question “what newspapers and magazines (and websites!) did you regularly read?” Answer is plenty. And Obama isn’t afraid to name names! The Washington Post posed a version of the Couric question to Obama for a piece this weekend about what and who influences the President’s decision-making, and the result is an interesting look into what informs the President. For Andrew Sullivan it may be a dream come true! As for what Obama reads online, his advisers said he looks for offbeat blogs and news stories,...
  • ESPN analyst James interested in running for Hutchison's Senate seat

    01/09/2010 9:54:23 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 44 replies · 1,139+ views
    star-telegram ^ | 09 January 2010
    ESPN analyst Craig James, whose complaints about the way his son was treated led to the dismissal of Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, may be considering a career change. The former SMU football player said this week that he might consider running for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat when she steps down this year. "I’m a Texan. I’m concerned for our country," James told WFAA-TV. "I disagree with the approach that we’re having, things that are taking place, and so whatever door opens up, I’ll look at it, if and when it opens up." James, 49, joins a growing...
  • Craig James (ESPN Analyst) eyeing politics, not ruling out U.S. Senate run

    01/07/2010 5:21:32 PM PST · by harpu · 26 replies · 1,107+ views
    WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX) ^ | 1/7/10 | Brad Watson
    Former SMU football star and ESPN Analyst Craig James has made news recently regarding his role with his son and former Texas Tech Football Coach Mike Leach. But James could be making news this year in politics, too. His name is being tossed around as a possible candidate to run for Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat when she resigns. News 8 talked to James who confirmed he is interested in getting involved in Republican Party politics, and he's not ruling out a run for office. James said in addition to his role as a college football analyst, he's also been in...
  • ESPN's Green Game? (Has anyone seen this?)

    12/20/2009 9:19:43 AM PST · by glock_fan · 18 replies · 882+ views
    Today ESPN broadcast the "Green Game" a college basketball game featuring two of the best men's college basketball teams: Kansas and University of Michigan. Friends, the broadcast was shameful. Throughout the entire game the announcers, ESPN crew and college officials were focused on trying to shove down the viewers throats the hoax of climate change, featuring propaganda footage and biased commentary from the sports announcers declaring the need for Americans to reduce carbon emissions or risk devastation to the environment. The broadcast took place the week that the Copenhagen Climate Summit is taking place - yet another propaganda-driven effort to...
  • Pregnant athletes don't have to sit out

    11/30/2009 6:12:39 AM PST · by Raider Sam · 20 replies · 1,126+ views
    ESPN ^ | 11/29/2009 | Paula Lavigne
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Mackenzie McCollum was about four months pregnant as she darted around the volleyball court, angling to get under the ball in her team's first game of the district playoffs. Although her team lost that Nov. 3 contest, simply getting to play was a victory for the 17-year-old senior, who battled several obstacles to get back on the team at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Among the many issues raised was concern about whether being that active was good for her and her baby. "I've had times where I've been short of breath on...
  • Assistant in Phillips affair no longer with ESPN

    10/27/2009 10:29:31 AM PDT · by em2vn · 30 replies · 1,438+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10-26-09 | staff
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP)—An ESPN spokesman says the production assistant whose affair with Steve Phillips led to the baseball analyst’s firing is no longer with the sports network. Spokesman Mike Soltys said Monday that Brooke Hundley doesn’t work at ESPN anymore. He declined to say whether she quit or was fired. Hundley did not immediately return a phone message Monday. Connecticut-based ESPN fired Phillips on Sunday night, less than a week after he admitted to an affair with the 22-year-old assistant. A representative for Phillips has also said he was entering a treatment facility. ESPN says Phillips’ ability to be an...
  • Steve Phillips Is Fired by ESPN After Affair

    10/26/2009 6:08:55 AM PDT · by Phlap · 52 replies · 2,641+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/25/2009 | RICHARD SANDOMIR
    ESPN fired Steve Phillips on Sunday, less than a week after a newspaper revealed that he had had an affair with a 22-year-old production assistant with the network. “Steve Phillips is no longer working for ESPN,” the network said in a statement. “His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged, and it became evident it was time to part ways.”
  • Espn "the Verdict"... Politicians KEEP out of football!!!

    10/26/2009 6:13:56 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 8 replies · 777+ views
    Espn and youtubel ^ | 10/25/2009 | Espn
    Espn's commentators tell politicians to govern and worry about our troops, the economy, etc and stay the heck out of football...
  • ESPN's Steve Phillips in foul affair with production assistant

    10/21/2009 9:30:13 AM PDT · by jpl · 69 replies · 3,210+ views
    New York Post ^ | Wednesday, Octoner 21, 2009 | Jeane MacIntosh and Dan Mangan
    ESPN analyst Steve Phillips had a fling with a 22-year-old production assistant, who, after being dumped, taunted his wife with "Fatal Attraction"-like phone calls and a letter that bragged about her sexcapades with Phillips while taking pot shots at their "loveless marriage," The Post has learned.
  • Fans against BCS(Bowl Championship Series) form Political Action Committee (PAC)

    10/19/2009 4:21:20 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 386+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | October 19, 2009
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who have been trying to prod college football to replace the Bowl Championship Series with a playoff system now have the Washington equivalent of a booster club: a political action committee.</p> <p>A group of college football fans launched the Playoff PAC Monday with the goal of electing similarly minded members of Congress. The hope is that if there's enough pressure from Congress, the BCS -- a complex system of computer rankings and polls that often draws criticism -- will voluntarily change to a playoff system. The BCS released its first standings of the season on Sunday.</p>
  • ESPN Says Rush Is Out. Gateway Pundit Details Smears.

    10/14/2009 5:53:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies · 2,188+ views ^ | October 14, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    The "race card" game is still alive and active, with the recent treatment of Rush has proven. It really is outrageous. Right from the first charge we posted Monday. The formula is familiar … spread lies … here … and here … and my favorite, here. Then put pressure on the NFL management to act, responsibly, or face the same fate ….. raaaaaaaacist. The end result … Rush is being forced out. Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources. Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL’s...
  • WIMPS, Intolerance: Reports Say Limbaugh Dropped By NFL Group (Left Lynch Mob Alert)

    10/14/2009 2:47:16 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 75 replies · 2,170+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 10/14/2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    We’re truly in an age of intolerance–by leftists, Muslims, former hippies, minority groups, etc. You can’t hold mainstream conservative American values in America and be a prominent voice for them without coming repeatedly under attack. Apparently, a Nazi far-leftist, Soros, is more acceptable.
  • Serena poses nude for ESPN, may not be allowed to play Australian Open

    10/07/2009 9:29:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 118 replies · 8,256+ views
    MELBOURNE: World number one tennis champ Serena Williams could be stripped of her right to play in the Australian Open in 2010 for baring all for the sports magazine ESPN and for her extraordinary outburst in the US Open semi-finals. Williams is under an International Tennis Federation investigation and faces a ban of up to two grand slams under the sport's code of conduct, the Daily Telegraph reports. Enraged by a foot fault call, Williams threatened the baseline judge with: "You don't know me. You better be right. I swear to God I'm going to take this ball and shove...
  • Left, Media Gearing Up to Thwart Limbaugh's NFL Bid

    10/07/2009 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 64 replies · 3,303+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 7, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    We've already seen CNN's Paul Begala, affectionately referred to as "The Forehead" by Rush Limbaugh, and one ESPN personality, Fred Roggin, taking shots at Limbaugh on the heels of news of his interest in the National Football League's St. Louis Rams. But it was just a matter of time before the usual culprits on the left would attempt to make an issue of it, in what seems to be an effort to gin up some reason for the talk show host not to have an ownership stake in an NFL team. And, MSNBC's Ed Schultz isn't waiting for pointers from...
  • ‘Grateful Nation’ Debuts Tomorrow on ESPN2

    10/02/2009 10:43:40 PM PDT · by Saije · 1 replies · 299+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/2/2009 | J.R. Head
    On Saturday, October 3rd, a fantastic new show premieres on ESPN2. “Grateful Nation is a unique and compelling outdoor adventure series that goes behind the scenes and into the field with American Veterans. Hosted by Airborne Ranger Tim Abell, this original unscripted program takes viewers inside the minds of wounded combat veterans and returns them to their traditional American hunting heritage. Tim’s innovative interviewing strategy together with stunning HD videography launches Grateful Nation into a unique category that captures a whole new audience of sportsmen and patriots.” The first episode of “Grateful Nation” follows actor and Army Veteran Tim Abell...
  • Arrest Made in Erin Andrews Peeping Tom Case (ESPN Sideline Reporter)

    10/02/2009 8:53:48 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies · 1,474+ views ^ | 10/02/09 | Staff
    TMZ has learned an arrest has been made in the Erin Andrews Peeping Tom case -- the one in which the ESPN reporter was secretly videotaped walking around naked in various hotel rooms. We're told 48-year-old Michael David Barrett was arrested at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago for interstate stalking. The videotapes surfaced in July. The six clips showed Erin walking around two different hotel rooms in the nude, and were shot with a peephole camera. It was virtually impossible to tell when or where the videos were shot. Someone tried to sell the clips to TMZ, but we...
  • Bond of Two Iowa Families Unbroken Despite Killing (Coach Ed Thomas murder)

    08/22/2009 8:11:24 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 3 replies · 847+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 20, 2009 | John Branch
    PARKERSBURG, Iowa — The body of the football coach lies under a rectangular patch of dirt, slowly being covered by creeping clover and crab grass. [snip]The body of the former football player is in a county jail. But there is no doubt among people here that his is a soul lost. An insanity defense for 24-year-old Mark Becker is expected when his murder trial starts next month.For more than 30 years, the Thomas and Becker families were bonded by school, church and the communal raising of boys in this small town about 100 miles northeast of Des Moines. Then their...