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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Policing the Media

Steve Lyons: Not a fan of home runs

One of the few benefits of having MLB playoff games broadcast exclusively on TBS (or another Turner channel) is that fans don’t have to listen to Steve Lyons’ inane ramblings while watching Los Angeles Dodgers games. The guy’s commentary routinely doesn’t make sense, and he frequently gets indisputable items — like MLB rules — incorrect…Read More

John Sterling botches Alex Rodriguez home run call (Audio)

New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling scripts his home run calls. Anyone who has listened to games that are broadcast on WFAN could tell you that. For that reason, his screw-ups have a tendency to become magnified. Sterling gave us a perfect example of that on Tuesday night when he mistakenly thought that Alex Rodriguez…Read More

Skip Bayless thinks Seattle Seahawks are in the AFC

Skip Bayless, master troll and ESPN carnival barker, showed everyone just how uneducated he is about the NFL. A day after boasting about how good New England looked in the preseason, Bayless conceded that the Seattle Seahawks might pose the best threat to the Pats in the AFC. Sorry to break it to you, Skip,…Read More

Andy Murray post-match interview at Wimbledon was awful (Video)

Andy Murray gutted through a five-set match to come back and beat Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon, and his reward was enduring a horrible interview with BBC Radio 5’s Garry Richardson after his victory. Richardson asked some asinine questions and suggested that Murray’s coach, Ivan Lendl, would…Read More

Bill Simmons’ Wimbledon joke backfires

The 2013 Wimbledon Championships have featured a number of unexpected upsets on the ladies’ singles side. The semifinal matches have been set, with 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli awaiting her Thursday meeting with 20th-seeded Kristen Flipkens and 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki pitted against No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska. The big names are lacking. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki…Read More

Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking Steve Gleason

The hosts of an Atlanta sports radio show were fired on Monday for mocking former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who has ALS. The station’s VP and GM initially suspended the hosts indefinitely, but he later fired them. “We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on “Mayhem In The AM” on…Read More

Keith Hernandez calls broken bat ‘dead soldier’ on Memorial Day

Keith Hernandez was doing his usual job as a color commentator on Monday when he referenced a casual baseball saying that was untimely given the holiday. Daniel Murphy was facing Phil Hughes in the bottom of the first of Monday’s New York Mets-New York Yankees Subway Series game and broke his bat on a 94-mph…Read More

CBS Houston pulls story asking if Thunder cheerleader is too chunky

Earlier this week, CBS Houston writer Claire Crawford wrote a story that raised the question of whether or not one of the Oklahoma City Thunder dancers is “too chunky” to be a cheerleader. The entire story is posted above, and you can read it by clicking each section to enlarge the image. “We are not…Read More

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