I am not anti-ESPN or the sake of being anti-ESPN. So when the network or someone associated with it does something noteworthy, I will also call attention to the positives.
First, Darren Rovell asks Kate Upton to be his valentine on TV. Now today comes Colin Cowherd acting rather inappropriately himself during an interview with the 19-year old SI Swimsuit cover model. Kudos to Kate Upton for responding to both with maturity, poise, and self-respect. But come on, really guys?
Eric Mangini, in a discussion on this morning’s First Take about whether Eli Manning would be a Hall of Famer if his career ended today, mentioned that Eli led the league in interceptions in 2010 and asked, “How many Hall of Famers have led the league in interceptions?” Naturally, Josh stopped what he was doing and went to databaseFootball.com to answer Mangini’s question.
John Steigerwald’s incomprehensibly bad article about Bryan Stow proves author to be clueless, heartless hack
John Steigerwald tried to present a contrarian take on the tragic story of Bryan Stow. His take? That Stow is somehow at fault for his current plight because he dared to wear the jersey of his favorite team in a rival’s stadium. Seriously.
Ovechkin as a Russian Spy – and my favorite two from the voluminous archive of this series, both of which star (who else?) Charley Steiner.
Monday’s New York Times Opinion Section, Ross Douthat, who normally scribes on political and social matters, delved into the sports world with a fascinating commentary. Though the ethos surrounded Roger Clemens and steroids in baseball, the theme was also about the perpetual cheating that’s gone on throughout baseball’s history, including the recently-deceased Bobby Thomson’s “shot […]
This weekend, “Jay the Joke” joined a rather lengthy list of those who have landed in hot water or been pink-slipped because of something that happened while employed by ESPN.
Rachel Nichols is one of ESPN’s most highly visible yet underrated on-camera personalities. Recently, the Northwestern graduate answered a series of questions for MSF to let us get to know her a little better.
Will Leitch, the founding editor of Deadspin and author of Are We Winning, is the latest guest on the MSF Podcast. He and Jerod discuss a number of topics related to baseball, including the greatness of Albert Pujols and how Cubs fans should have reacted to Steve Bartman.
Ian O’Connor is at it again, seizing upon another moment to profess LeBron-to-New-York a virtual inevitability. Luckily at least one writer from Chicago exhibited a bit more objectivity.
Look everybody! ESPN has a New York section now! And guess how they chose to introduce it? Wouldn’t you know it…with yet another story about why LeBron James just HAS to get out of Cleveland and go to New York.
The excerpt that follows is, unquestionably, the line of the day today in sports writing. It might be the line of the week…the month…or perhaps even the year. Either way, it is equal parts perfect analogy and terrifically funny.