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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
    ESPN.com ^ | 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
    espn.com ^ | 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, EESPNW.com, 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...?
  • FANTASY BASKETBALL LEAGUE STARTING

    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: http://games.espn.go.com/fba/leagueoffice?leagueId=17085&seasonId=2011 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
    ESPN.com ^ | August 16, 2010 | espn.com 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 ESPN.com 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
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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
    Courant.com ^ | 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.