Archive for the ‘ESPN’ Category

Pat Forde Really Wants Me To Hate Him

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Typically, I've given guys who work for ESPN a little slack. They have some truly gifted writers and reporters at the network (no Scoop Jackson, I'm not looking in your direction) and a lot of the investigative work they do is fantastic. One guy I can typically read when I ...

Well, Isn’t This Refreshing and Pleasantly Naive

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I had a few interesting conversations on this the penultimate weekend of the college basketball season. Most of them revolved around basketball recruiting, "dirty" coaches and the IU coaching vacancy. That all seems to tie together, does it not?The consensus among two or three friends I spoke with about all ...

Say It Ain’t So ESPN

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

ESPN will air "up to five" Big 12 college football games during the 2007-2008 season. It took us a second to process that sentence, so you'll have to forgive us. We kept wondering why anyone would volunteer to broadcast Big 12 football. For that matter, why would they subject their ...

The Arena Football League, As Exciting As You Thought

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I spent most of the day sifting through emails for a post we have planned for next Monday. I can't tell you how excited we are about it. More on that to come later in the week.While vainly attempting to find something to ...

Fun With Meaningless Stats

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Here at Rumors and Rants, we aren't huge fans of ESPN The Magazine. It takes the great premise of Sports Illustrated and tries to be a little too "street" and "hip," plus it also has columns by the much-maligned Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, which already appear online. So there's basically ...