Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The beauty of the Chicago Cubs is the simplicity of their design. Just when you think they've lost in the crappiest way you could ever imagine, they find a way to do something even worse the very next day. That was the case on Sunday, as the Cubs got swept by ...

This Ought To Help ESPN’s Objectivity

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

ESPN now has a 20-year, $300 million deal with the University of Texas to run the network promised them in that sweetheart deal that kept UT from leaving the Big XII for the Pac-10. This goes along with ESPN's already existing 15-year deal with the SEC to televise football and ...

The Alabama Crimson Tide Didn’t Throw The Iron Bowl

Friday, November 26th, 2010

I'll say it now: anyone who says that Alabama threw that second half so the BCS wouldn't have to defend putting a one-loss team in the national title game over an undefeated Boise State or TCU squad is just sick and wrong. There's nothing fishy about the Crimson Tide's performance in ...

Kid Rock: Born Sh*tty?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

I could not believe my ears Monday night as the new Kid Rock song "Born Free" played while ESPN's Monday Night Countdown segued into Monday Night Football. The same song was used incessantly during TBS' postseason baseball coverage, which was apparently the network's only way of making a game called ...

ESPN Actually Fires* Joe Morgan

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Well, actually he just isn't having his contract renewed for next year, but this means the mission of the greatest blog in history actually came to pass. Has this ever happened before? It's like the greatness of FJM actually made something happen. I'm scared. Oh, and go read their second to ...

Week Nine College Football Picks

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Record after week eight: 88-38 (63-60-3 ATS) 12 pm ET Northwestern (5-2) at Indiana (4-3) (+3) All Indiana has left on the schedule that they can definitely win on a good day are Northwestern and Purdue. Not-so-coincidentally, those are the two wins they need for bowl eligibility. They're not beating Wisconsin, Iowa, or ...

Get Ready To Screw Boise State

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Only in college football could the third-ranked team in the nation somehow lose during their bye week. Boise State gets the honors this year, and in week two no less, because Virginia Tech managed to lose to I-AA James Madison at home, in Blacksburg. The immediate reaction all over the country was ...

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 ...