Big Ten’s Got 99 Problems, But A Bias Ain’t One

Big Ten football fans are in a bit of a funk lately. It’s been years since the conference was a legitimate threat to win a national title. It’s even been a while since the Big Ten has made a good showing of itself in bowl games. Throw in the media’s tendency to dogpile on the conference and you’ve got the makings of some world-class conspiracy theories.

Video: Keith Olbermann demands Roger Goodell resign

Keith Olbermann nails this segment as he calls for Roger Goodell to resign as commissioner of the NFL.

Steve Gleason interviews Pearl Jam in emotional ESPN Segment

Music and sports don’t often find themselves together, but when they do it’s beautiful.

Steve Gleason was a safety for the New Orleans Saints, known mostly for his blocked punt in 2006 that was used as a symbol for the resurgence of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In 2011 he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

MLB attendance: media myths versus statistical realities

I usually avoid sports talk radio since it’s often banal and society has more important issues, but while doing business Tuesday in Chicago I caught myself listening to the trivialities of wannabe athletes and ex-athletes on three different channels throughout the morning. Windy City Talk radio is as “passionate” as anywhere outside of New York, which also means it’s wholly ignorant of what goes on outside their immediate area.

Review of New 30 for 30 Doc Survive and Advance

Hock Films did a phenomenal job. The film is drawing great praise pretty much everywhere you look.

ESPN Shows Its Hockey Ignorance … Again

I understand the NHL has far fewer fans than the NBA, the NFL, or MLB, but it’s still a major sport not only in this country but around the world. So there is absolutely no excuse for the ignorance Stephen A. Smith spewed on ESPN Monday.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule … and NBA Superstars Singing ‘Jingle Bells’

Before we get to the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule for 2012, a quick little something for anyone who might at all be struggling to get into the Christmas spirit.

Rob Parker’s Racist Comments About RG3 Stoop ESPN’s First Take To New Low

I don’t usually watch “ESPN First Take.” However, I’ve never had a real problem with what they do every morning. But the wonderful Rob Parker said something today that I just simply could not avoid getting angry about (surprise surprise).

Video: Wingo, Schlereth, and Bruschi Cram 17 ‘Princess Bride’ References Into a Half-Hour of NFL Kickoff

ESPN’s Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Teddy Bruschi had some fun on Friday’s NFL Kickoff, finding creative ways to incorporate references to the 1987 classic The Princess Bride into their analysis.

Celebrating 10 Years of ESPN’s Around the Horn…The Best Show on Television

On Friday, Around the Horn celebrated its 10th anniversary with an epic 30-minute episode. If you missed it, watch it, because it’s a great tribute to the best show television has to offer.

MNF Drinking Game Week 7: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

For this week’s MNF Drinking Game, we talk about the roller coaster ride that is Jay Cutler, and the awesomeness that is Megatron, and we also look back at Week 6 to see how we fared in our quest to get drunk while enjoying some football.

Monday Night Football Drinking Game Week 6: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers

I’ll do my best to recap the unprecedented carnage from Week 5 before looking ahead to tonight’s game between Peyton Manning’s Broncos and Philip Rivers’ Chargers.

Monday Night Football Drinking Game Week 5: Houston Texans at New York Jets

I’m unreasonably excited for this week’s drinking game. Houston is undefeated and looks like a legitimate Super Bowl contender. And the Jets are stuck in such a state of suckiness that this drinking game could become an out-and-out catastrophe inside of 10 minutes.

Why Does The NHL Hate Its Fans?

I miss hockey. The regular season hasn’t even officially started yet, but I already miss it. For a league that is often noted for having the most loyal fans in the business, why does it seem like the NHL hates us?

Monday Night Football Drinking Game Week 3: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

It’s Monday, so you know what that means: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DRINKING GAME! Thanks for joining us again for the most ridiculous game in sports. Let’s take a quick look at last week’s drinking action for the Packers-Seahawks battle tonight in Seattle.