Archive for the ‘ESPN’ Category

Lauren Hill should be Arthur Ashe Award winner

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

I open this post under the assumption we are still capable of intelligent discourse in this country. Which means I have probably already gone too far. But I'll still continue. First: I have no issue with Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner. Do I understand it? No. It's not a process which ...

Stuart Scott’s ESPN2 Debut a Cornucopia of 90s Awesomeness

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We said goodbye to Stuart Scott this week, which is sad. But death makes us celebrate life and bring up joyful memories which had long been forgotten. It is the best way of coping with such things, I suppose. One of those memories is of Scott's debut at ESPN -- specifically ...

Bill Simmons, we’re offering you a job

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

In case you're unaware, ESPN suspended arguably its most popular personality on Wednesday when the company sidelined Bill Simmons for three weeks for having the audacity to profanely refer to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar, then challenge his employers to reprimand him for it. We think it's a raw deal ...

ESPN nixes scheduled Burgundy-Kind SportsCenter

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAY I PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION: I have just been handed and urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen: Thursday's scheduled appearance of Ron Burgundy and Champ Kind on ESPN's Sports Center has been canceled. The fictional duo was ...

Are You Ready For Some Stupidity?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

For years, I have opined to my friends that Hank Williams, Jr. has the easiest job in the world: singing the Monday Night Football theme. Just slightly tweak the lyrics to reflect the teams playing that week, and voila, you have your paycheck. In order to lose a gig like ...

On ESPN, Favre and Where Journalism Goes to Die

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

You know, I was really enjoying a pretty quiet beginning of August. Should've known Brett Favre was fixing to ruin that. You see, I'm a Packers fan. Always have been. As a result, I've morphed into something of the Brett Favre expert on this site. Truth be told, Favre was my ...

ESPN College Basketball Expert Never Heard Of Jimmy Chitwood

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Adrian Branch and Todd Harris called last night’s WAC showdown between Nevada and Utah State on ESPN2. Being the avid college basketball fan that I am, I decided why not watch my third game of the night (Michigan State-Minnesota and Northwestern-Wisconsin had my attention earlier). I'm semi-watching the game, more ...

Steve Phillips’ Fatal Attraction Moment Is Cringe Worthy

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Wow Steve Phillips. What have you gotten yourself into? Of all the crazed affairs, this one is pretty good. It even makes the Rick Pitino Restaurant Bangout Turned Embezzlement Scheme look tame. Phillips, ESPN's resident baseball moron, dipped his pen in the company ink. And now, he's paying for it. The network ...