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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Policing the Media

Dan Sileo fired after tweets about $1,000 bounty on FSU player

Dan Sileo was fired by sports radio station WMEN in Palm Beach on Monday, a day after he tweeted that he was offering $1,000 for a Miami player to take out a Florida State player in a potential ACC championship game rematch. Here are the since-deleted tweets he sent (as captured by Tomahawk Nation): Sileo…Read More

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

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