Snapchat first non-NBC platform to gain Olympic video, BuzzFeed will curate

Olympic video rights to highlights are highly important, and NBC has long been very stingy with them; ESPN and others have been forced to rely on still images instead of video for their own Olympic coverage. NBC has finally decided to give an outside platform some video rights, though, and it just happens to be…Snapchat? […]

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ESPN’s Todd McShay says telling the truth shows immaturity, backs off a bit

The NFL draft annually brings out a host of bizarre opinions that are only tangentially football-related, such as a scout’s thoughts on Eli Apple’s cooking skills, and ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay displayed one of his own Wednesday night. Following Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s slide to the thirteenth pick in the wake of […]

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ESPN president John Skipper fires back at departing talent narrative

With the exits of prominent personalities like Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd and Keith Olbermann last year and Mike Tirico and Skip Bayless this week, there seems to be a “Decline and Fall of the ESPN Empire” narrative emerging. ESPN is fighting back hard against that, though, with president John Skipper taking the rare step of […]

Chris Mortensen Dear Peyton

Chris Mortensen did a “Dear Peyton” Gatorade commercial

Gatorade’s new “Dear Peyton” campaign has a variety of people impacted by Peyton Manning speaking into a camera about what he meant to them, and one of them is ESPN journalist Chris Mortensen. Mortensen has been on hiatus from the network since January while undergoing treatment for throat cancer, but still broke the story of […]

Reaction Time

“Every Sports Debate Show Ever” has a hilarious take on Around the Horn

Remember last fall’s “Every Press Conference Ever” video from The Kicker (featuring Weird Al Yankovic!), a surprisingly-accurate take on press conferences, the people who attend them and the questions they ask? That team has a new clever video, this time taking on ESPN’s “Around The Horn” (and really, a lot of debate shows) with “Reaction […]

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Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith talk Bayless’ exit on First Take

Wednesday’s episode of ESPN’s First Take was an unusual one, given that it was the first show after Tuesday’s announcement that Bayless would be leaving ESPN after the NBA Finals. The show opened with a brief discussion of Bayless’ exit, but no official confirmation that he is in fact headed to Fox. Instead, it mostly […]

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Jay and Dan welcome polarizing non-Bayless “Embrace Debate” posterboy

Fox Sports Live’s Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole have proven willing to take light jabs at coworkers before, such as Mike Francesa and Colin Cowherd, and on Tuesday night’s show, they somewhat covered someone who isn’t actually even a coworker yet. That would be ESPN personality Skip Bayless, who blew up the sports internet Tuesday […]