Archive for the ‘ESPN’ Category

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 ...

We’re Going To Be On ESPN 2 Today At 4 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I just got an email from Chris Healey, a producer over at ESPN, and this here blog will be featured on today's episode of SportsNation at 4 p.m. eastern on ESPN 2. Be sure to tune in for our 3.6  seconds of fame. And to hear the dulcet tones of ...

Talk About Kicking ‘Em When They’re Down

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The Detroit Lions blow. I know, shocking. On Sunday, the Lions lost for the 19th consecutive time. The streak is the second-longest in NFL history behind only the Buccaneers' historic futility in the late 1970s.  ESPN's "NFL Live," put up the above nifty little graphic illustrating the Lions' continued failures. Chopin's "Funeral ...