Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Jason Pierre-Paul joins the Stupid Injury Club

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Taken on its own merits, "Florida Man injures self with fireworks" is not a newsworthy item. In fact, it may be a residency requirement. But when that Florida Man is Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, we pay attention. ESPN.com reported that JPP severely injured himself in a fireworks accident on the ...

Predicting the (sporting) futures of Mad Men’s characters

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television dramas of this or any other era, came to an end on Sunday night. And with the exception of Betty Draper, every primary character on the show has a fairly open slate as they dive headlong into the 1970s. Unless creator Matthew Weiner ...

Bill Simmons, we’re offering you a job (again)

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Back in September, ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for being honest about Roger Goodell (or for challenging his employers to suspend him) and we thought he got a raw deal. After all, he was just being a provocative voice about a sports-related topic, you know, the exact job he was hired ...

Oklahoma football players protest racist video

Monday, March 9th, 2015

There has been a ton of fallout in response to a racist video that surfaced over the weekend that shows Oklahoma University students chanting racist remarks. The video shows members of the OU chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon participating in the chants. Since its publication, Oklahoma has severed ties with ...

Miami Dolphins believe they will land Ndamukong Suh

Friday, March 6th, 2015

I'm sure plenty of teams believe they have the best chance to land free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, but the Miami Dolphins are apparently really confident they will be his final destination. The 28-year-old Suh has also been linked to the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders and ...

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 ...

Video: Keith Olbermann’s tribute to Stuart Scott is perfect

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The tributes that have emerged out of every corner of the sports world in the wake of Stuart Scott's tragic passing on Sunday. While Scott's long-time colleague Rich Eisen's tribute was wonderful, Keith Olbermann may have taken the cake. Olbermann has become something of a master at eulogizing people he had ...

Peyton Manning calls out his scoreboard operator

Friday, October 24th, 2014

YOU HAD ONE JOB, MILE HIGH SCOREBOARD OPERATOR. And you did not do it to Peyton Manning's liking. In a rather surreal press conference moment after Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night, Peyton Manning took his team's scoreboard operator -- yes, you read that correctly -- to task for ...