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Closed captioning calls Nik Stauskas “Sauce Castillo,” which he and Kings’ fans are embracing

It’s always fun to watch the creation of a player’s nickname in real time, and it’s even more fun when that nickname comes from a closed captioning error. When Sacramento Kings’ guard Nik Stauskas hit a three-pointer Tuesdaay night against the 76ers, closed captioning transformed the play-by-play man’s call of “Stauskas hitting the three” into “Sauce […]


SF Weekly editor says “we didn’t bring Mariotti here to write about domestic violence,” calls his hire “in the spirit of gonzo”

The great Hunter S. Thompson is probably rolling in his grave, as SF Weekly editor Mark Segal Kemp has defended the controversial San Francisco Examiner/SF Weekly decision to hire Jay Mariotti as sports director as “in the spirit of gonzo.” That’s highly problematic, but it’s not even the worst part of Segal Kemp’s piece. That would be […]

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Commissioner Don Garber, David Beckham and Mayor Carlos Gimenez attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

The Howler saga illustrates how MLS needs to develop a thicker skin

“Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel” may have disputed origins and be technologically unfit for our current media world, but it’s a good piece of advice for sports leagues and figures nonetheless. We’ve seen time after time how silly fights with the media have gone poorly for college coaches and programs, but other […]


Bill Simmons opening the door for a potential ESPN exit?

If you were writing a Sports Media Trade Value column, where would you rank “Bill Simmons’ Expiring Contract”? Unlike many of the players The Sports Guy has typically applied that moniker to, Simmons himself seems to have plenty of value thanks to what he’s accomplished over the years, and his impending free agency could spark a […]

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 02:  Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange looks on from the sidelines against the Carleton Ravens during the second half at the Carrier Dome on November 2, 2014 in Syracuse, New York.  Syracuse defeated Carleton 76-68.  (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Skipping season-ending press conference only makes things worse for Jim Boeheim and Syracuse

Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim gave a master class in how not to handle a problematic story Saturday, electing not to speak to the media after the Orange’s season-ending loss to North Carolina State. The typical post-game press conference Saturday would have been the first opportunity for media to interview Boeheim following Friday’s release […]

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Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN, Twitter user over “false and defamatory tweet”

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to […]


NBPA head Michele Roberts misunderstands media with her comments

We’ve seen plenty of pushback from athletes against the media recently, from Marshawn Lynch to Kevin Durant, and some of that appears to have moved on to at least one key union executive: Michele Roberts, the head of the NBA Players’ Association. However, while both Lynch and Durant made some good points, Roberts seems to […]

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The Top 15 Canadians in American Sports Media

Ed Note: It’s late February.  A bitter cold is sweeping through much of the lower 48.  So what better time to honor the top Canadian imports in American sports media with this polar vortex of a listicle!  It might surprise you to know just how big of an influence and impact our neighbors to the […]