ESPN Statement on Rob Parker's Comments From First Take

Earlier today, ESPN2’s First Take was in the midst of one of its usual contrived debates when Rob Parker asked one of the most head-scratching questions whether DC NFL Team quarterback Robert Griffin III was “a brother or a cornbread brother?” Stephen A. Smith was incredulous and Skip Bayless was speechless. Not only was the […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some overdue sports radio thoughts. I apologize for the inconsistency in posting. I’ve been sick since last week and its hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s no fun not having a voice and certainly not good to feel wrecked every time I awake. I hope to get better soon, but this […]

Hey NFL Replacement Refs! Call It Maybe!

I thought I was tired of the “Call Me Maybe” parodies and covers, but this one from sports radio station KFAN in the Twin Cities in Minnesota may be the best to finally put a rest to all of them. This song and subsequent video done by a producer for The Common Man show is […]

NFL Statement on the Final Play in the Green Bay-Seattle Game

As expected, the NFL released a statement on the controversial final play in the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game on Monday night. As expected, the NFL held steadfast to the position that the call was correct and the result is final. There’s nothing else to write. You can read the statement. NFL STATEMENT ON FINAL […]

ESPN's Trent Dilfer & Steve Young Take on the NFL Replacement Refs

After the controversial ending of last night’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN, you may have switched the channel or have gone to bed angry. Judging from the overnight ratings, a good chunk of the audience stayed to see the postgame coverage on SportsCenter. But in case you went to bed and missed the discussion, […]

Packers Radio Call of Controversial Last Play in Green Bay-Seattle Game

If you watched ESPN’s Monday Night Football to the end, then you’re probably buzzing about the last play which looked to be ruled incorrectly. On the last play of the game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass to the end zone which appeared to be intercepted by the Packers’ M.D. Jennings, […]

Revised US Open Schedule For Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10

For the 5th year in a row, weather has forced the US Open to a Monday for the men’s final. Again, I’ll lobby the USTA to push the Open back a week to finish the tournament on Labor Day. I’ve written about this before, and it makes too much sense which is why it will […]

Classless. Just Classless

No words. None. I hope Celeb Boutique was not aware of the shootings in Aurora, CO today, but even so, how can anyone make this type of tweet in the wake of the 12 people who died and 59 others who were injured?

Not Surprising: Curt Schilling on Leave From ESPN

Quietly announced Saturday by ESPN PR maven, Josh Krulewitz, Curt Schilling who has been embroiled in the 38 Studios mess in my home state of Rhode Island, will be on leave from the network for the foreseeable future. ESPN mutually agreed w/ Curt Schilling to have him take a leave as he works thru business […]

Finally Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. You’ve been owed some and I haven’t been able to do links for most of the week. Of course, you have the Weekend Viewing Picks which provide plenty of college sports, soccer, baseball and the NBA and NHL postseason action. Now let’s do your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA […]

Some Saturday Linkage

Wasn’t able to post as much as I wanted to yesterday and this weekend has been planned for me once again so I won’t be on too much here today and tomorrow. But if something breaks, I’ll do my best to post it here. Let’s do some quick links today. First, Phil Mushnick of the […]

How A Bizarre Story Gets Even More Bizarre

Yesterday, Deadspin published a story on an freelance writer who was seemingly hired sight unseen after writing for a gambling website. The over 5,000-word story by John Koblin details how this writer, Sarah Phillips, got entangled into a scheme to purchase or in the case of the Deadspin story, outright steal Facebook and Twitter […]

Some Leftover Linkage

I need to clear my brower of links I was hoping to get to sometime over the last few days. Since I couldn’t do the Friday megalinks or any Saturday morning linkage, I’ll do some Sunday evening leftover links. Consider this the Sunday entrée to the beginning of the workweek. I honestly don’t know what […]

Let's Do Some Thursday Linkage

Why not do some links while I can? We begin with USA Today and the national NFL TV schedule for this upcoming season. Carolyn Giardana with the Hollywood Reporter writes that NBC will utilize Avid Technology systems to develop video feeds for the London Summer Olympics. George Winslow at Broadcasting & Cable says NESN has […]

Ryan Seacrest in Primetime at the Olympics on NBC

Earlier this week, we learned that when NBCUniversal was in the midst of signing no talent hack Ryan Seacrest, Brian Stelter of the New York Times reported that the American Idol host would be getting a role on the Olympics. Then this morning on NBC’s Today show, Seacrest in an interview with Matt Lauer announced […]

Listen To Lexington Burn Down In Real Time

Right after Kentucky won the NCAA Championship over Kansas, someone had the bright idea to post the Lexington, KY police scanner on Twitter and since about midnight ET, listening to the college students and fans go crazy burning couches, shooting each other, breaking trees and selling weed has been one of the most amazing things […]

Quick Monday Linkage

Don’t have much time today. I’ll do a few links for you here while I can. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has CBS/Turner’s Clark Kellogg saying he wouldn’t be surprised if Kentucky lost in the Final Four this weekend. Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart of CBS Sports, remembers his former colleague at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Furman […]

ESPN Announces Primetime Edition of First Take and It's About Tim Tebow

I can’t even write a description. This is unbelievable. A primetime edition of ESPN’s First Take on Friday and it’s on …. Tim Tebow. Sigh. First Take Makes its Move to Primetime This Friday evening, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith will bring their unique style of sports debate to primetime with a special presentation […]

Three Quick Thursday Sports Media Thoughts

A couple of sports media thoughts on this early Thursday morning in bullet form. The Sports Emmy Award nominations are out and while most honor the Best in Sports Broadcasting, they always have a few mind-boggling nods and this year is no exception. While I can overlook a nomination for hockey charlatan Pierre McGuire in […]

What is This Local News Anchor Wearing?

This afternoon after running errands, I turned on the TV for the local news and I noticed that anchor Alison Bologna of WJAR-TV in Providence, RI was wearing one of the most hideous things I have ever seen. It was so distracting, that I had no idea what she was reading off the teleprompter. Luckily, […]