Video: Stephen A. Smith apologizes for domestic violence comments

ESPN’s first statement on the controversy that has enveloped the network after Stephen A. Smith’s comments on domestic violence amounted to an advertisement for Monday’s First Take.  There the network said, Smith would address the controversy in full. Monday’s First Take opened with what appeared to be a taped apology from Smith on set alone […]


Video: The Hall of Fame honored Ralph Kiner and Tony Gwynn on Sunday

During Sunday’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on MLB Network, the Hall did something that should have also been done two weeks earlier at the All-Star Game – they honored late MLB Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Ralph Kiner. Two minutes. Yes, the video didn’t honor the other recently deceased players and personalities […]


Stephen A. Smith leaving ESPN Radio for SiriusXM

Stephen A. Smith is polarizing. Whether he’s on First Take or ESPN Radio in New York, he always garners a reaction. So imagine him on another national platform like SiriusXM radio. It’s about to happen. The New York Daily News reports that Smith will be joining the “Mad Dog Radio” channel and host his own show […]


Viewing Picks for July 28, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football Media Day 2014 — Big Ten Network, 10:30 a.m. 2014 College Football Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. CFB Daily: The Blitz — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 15: Georgia vs. Tennessee — ESPNU, 7 […]


ESPN offers first remarks on Stephen A. Smith controversy

It’s been a very long weekend of discussion regarding Stephen A. Smith’s comments about Ray Rice’s suspension. A reminder that Smith is in hot water for saying that, while men need to continue to be educated that domestic violence is never the answer, “we also have to make sure that we learn as much as […]

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HBO producing sports mockumentary starring Andy Samberg

Before ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series essentially took the title away, HBO was the pioneer of quality sports documentaries. So it might stand to reason that the premium cable network would plow new ground in the making of sports mockumentaries. Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) will star in 7 Days […]


Baltimore Ravens attempt to rehabilitate Ray Rice’s reputation

In the wake of the NFL’s punishment of the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice (or lack thereof) and subsequent reaction to domestic incident involving his then-fiancee, now wife Janay, the team is attempting to gain control of the message and take a new tact on his reputation. The team’s Senior Vice President for Public and Community […]

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Charles Barkley says he’s no longer friends with Tiger Woods

During an appearance on Friday on a Philadelphia sports radio station, TNT’s Charles Barkley declared that he’s not a friend of Tiger Woods. The two were friendly in the past, but telling Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic, Barkley said they are friends no longer. Barkley expanded on his statement: “Well I think that when […]


A compilation of Pierre McGuire’s most awkward moments

Ed Note: The following post appears courtesy Bloguin’s national NHL site Puck Drunk Love. Pierre McGuire is an interesting man. The word “interesting” in the previous sentence could be replaced with a lot of different words, but it’s clear that most hockey fans feel that McGuire is one of the most awkward, if not creepy, […]


MLBAM jumps into the Net Neutrality battle

Net neutrality is the notion that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally. It would prevent broadband providers from being able to block legal internet content. The issue has drawn outrage from all corners of the internet, but one such outlet may surprise you: Major League Baseball. MLB Advanced […]


Viewing Picks for July 27, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. Men’s Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, 2 p.m. Women’s Gold Medal Match — NBC, 3:30 p.m. Women’s Gold Medal […]


You can become the LeBron James beat reporter for

If you’ve wanted an opportunity to cover the NBA and LeBron James, you may want to consider applying to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The owner of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and several smaller Ohio newspapers is looking for a beat reporter to cover LeBron James and LeBron James only. This is similar to […]

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ESPN hires former coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis for college football coverage

ESPN has two former college coaches joining its college football ranks this season. The network has added former Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown and former Miami Hurricanes and North Carolina Tar Heels coach Butch Davis as studio analysts. Brown will be on ABC with John Saunders and new studio analyst Danny Kanell on College Football […]


Every television network still loves Notre Dame football

College football is about a month away, which means the networks are starting to finalize their plans. While ABC has owned Saturday primetime, Fox continues to try and edge its way in with a weekly game that starts slightly earlier each week. CBS doesn’t go to primetime for football often, but they’re taking advantage of […]


ESPN’s worst nightmare has come to life thanks to First Take

It was only a matter of time.  Only a matter of time before someone on First Take said something stupid enough to drag the show’s carcass back into the headlines.  This time, it wasn’t Skip Bayless, nor even the ghost of Rob Parker.  It was Stephen A. Smith and his comments on women “provoking” assault. […]