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Skip Bayless will leave ESPN in August when his contract expires: headed to Fox?

The exodus of high-profile, highly-paid talent from ESPN just keeps rolling. Following the departures of Bill Simmons, Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd last year and Monday’s news of Mike Tirico’s upcoming exit for NBC, the company announced Tuesday that First Take co-host Skip Bayless will be exiting the company when his contract expires in August, […]

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ESPN’s Mike and Mike inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

ESPN has featured Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic’s Mike and Mike show as a centerpiece of their radio lineup since 2000, and the two Mikes got some major outside recognition this week with an induction into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. (Is that title from the Department of Redundancy Department?) […]

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Prince impersonated Bryant Gumbel on his final Today show

After Prince’s passing at the age of 57 Thursday, the sports and entertainment worlds have been busy paying tributes to him. It’s interesting that the musician himself once paid a very public tribute to a major figure in the sports and entertainment world, though: current HBO personality Bryant Gumbel. Gumbel started his national career with […]

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Dallas Braden will replace Curt Schilling on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball

It didn’t take ESPN too long to find a replacement for Curt Schilling in the Monday Night Baseball booth. Richard Sandomir of The New York Times reports that they’ve chosen to give that role to Dallas Braden: Since his offseason move from Sunday Night Baseball in favor of Jessica Mendoza, Schilling has primarily worked with […]

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Curt Schilling doesn’t realize ESPN only believes in its bottom line

ESPN’s decision to fire Curt Schilling Wednesday after his anti-transgender comments and his doubling down on those with a challenge to the network’s policies was a somewhat surprising one, based both on the rarity of Bristol firings and on the political attacks ESPN would face from letting him go. Here’s what our his inflammatory opinions […]

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Around the Horn has its first all-female panel

ESPN debate forum Around The Horn had its 3,000th show last week, but hit perhaps an even more significant milestone Thursday; its first show with all female panelists. Kate Fagan, Jemele Hill, Jackie MacMullan and Sarah Spain had all previously appeared on the show, but this marked the first time they all appeared together. From […]

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New Golf Digest cover controversy erupts over Paige Spiranac and Lydia Ko

If you’re Golf Digest, you create controversy with your cover, whether that’s by featuring Paulina Gretzky instead of an actual professional golfer or having actual professional golfer Lexi Thompson pose topless. It’s what you do. Well, they’ve done it again, choosing to feature 23-year-old “social star” Paige Spiranac (in a tight silver outlet) on their […]

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Curt Schilling is one of the very few people fired by ESPN

ESPN’s firing of Curt Schilling Wednesday stands out for being just that; a public firing. The network has employed plenty of people who have gotten into hot water over the years, either for their comments or for their behavior, and it’s handed down lots of suspensions and seen numerous people resign (Rush Limbaugh, Craig James), […]

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ESPN fires Curt Schilling after his anti-trans comments and defense of them

Curt Schilling’s most recent controversy over his repost of a Facebook meme mocking trans people and his added “the men’s room was designed for the penis” commentary has finally led to his termination from ESPN, which the company announced Wednesday night. Here’s the entirety of their two-sentence release: ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling […]

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