SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 08:  Head coach Mark Jackson talks with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 8, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Mark Jackson thinks ESPN is too pro-Golden State with its coverage

Mark Jackson is an interesting figure in broadcasting. He’s one of those guys who is certainly unafraid to say what’s on his mind, but in Jackson’s case that can work against him, since what’s on his mind is often quite a bit out there. Like when he brought up Richard Jefferson costing a Jackson-coached Golden […]


Today in real or fake: Bill Simmons launches weird anti-Nick Saban podcast tirade

This is an odd one. On Friday, Bill Simmons released another episode of his podcast, The Bill Simmons Podcast. (He must have hired the same consultant as Dave Matthews.) It starts around the 54:00 mark, as Simmons nears the end of a segment featuring Ringer deputy editor Mallory Rubin. As they discuss this year’s college football playoff, […]

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  ESPN Commentator Chris Berman introduces Hall of Famer Bruce Smith during the game between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Chris Berman stepping down from several ESPN hosting duties

This day may have been a long time coming, but that doesn’t make it any less surprising: Chris Berman is stepping down from most of his traditional duties at ESPN. That’s according to this report from John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal. Berman will still have a presence on the network, but it sounds […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 23:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Let’s guess which television network is going to land Rex Ryan

The Buffalo Bills put an end to the Rex Ryan era on Tuesday when they relieved the second-year head coach of his duties. They also fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, which made a certain someone very sad: And though it’s certainly possible Rex Ryan gets another coaching position, despite his career record of 65-67, it feels […]


ESPN rolls out new ad format on MNF and it backfired in a hilarious way

We’ve been hearing a lot about the NFL looking to alter how they deliver ads to viewers as they scramble a bit to combat declining ratings, especially in primetime games. Last night we got our first taste of that with ESPN rolling out this ad in the fourth quarter showing the Microsoft Surface tablet. Unfortunately […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13:  Honoree Craig Sager accepts the Jimmy V Award for Perserverance onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Craig Sager’s memorial service will be shown on NBA TV, streamed on

Craig Sager’s passing has left a hole in the NBA family. Beloved by broadcasters, coaches, players, viewers, and just about any other group of people you could fathom, Sager will obviously be missed. Tributes have rolled in from all over in the wake of his death, all bolstering the legacy of the man who will […]


St. Louis FOX affiliate roasts the Rams COO in wake of Fisher firing

Hey, remember when the Rams bailed on St. Louis to head back to Los Angeles? St. Louis FOX affiliate KTVI does, and they made their feelings known during their coverage of Rams COO Kevin Demoff’s press conference regarding the removal of Jeff Fisher: Professional liar! It’s almost too good to be true, but it’s absolutely […]


FOX basically missed the winning penalty kick of MLS Cup 2016

For FOX, the MLS Cup going to penalties on Saturday night is close to a dream scenario. Penalty kicks might not be the fairest way to pick a champion of the league, but they’re surely the most exciting, thanks to the built-in drama. After both Toronto and Seattle converted on four of their first five […]