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Friday, November 27, 2015


ESPN reportedly ‘getting out of the pop culture business’

There have been many reasons suggested for why ESPN decided to shut down Grantland. From a desire to distance itself from Bill Simmons to the site’s financial profitability, the actual reasons for the move are probably complicated and full of multiple elements. One report says part of the motivation is ESPN’s desire to get out…Read More

Bill Simmons rips ESPN for treating Grantland writers ‘callously’

ESPN announced on Friday that the plug is being pulled on Grantland, and it didn’t take long for Bill Simmons to share his opinion on the decision. I loved everyone I worked with at G and loved what we built. Watching good/kind/talented people get treated so callously = simply appalling. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October…Read More

ESPN shuts down Grantland

ESPN announced Friday that the publication of Grantland is being suspended effective immediately. “Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland,” the network said in a statement. “After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact…Read More

World Series Game 1 delayed because of TV technical difficulties

There was a delay during Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday after FOX lost power to its TV truck, causing technical difficulties in its telecast. The issue happened during the bottom of the fourth inning. Without the TV feed, there would be no replay, so the game was temporarily delayed. With network down, game…Read More

Jessica Mendoza’s son said her commentary is ‘boring’

Jessica Mendoza attracted a lot of discussion after moving into the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball booth this season, but her son had a different take on her work. Mendoza moved into the booth in September replacing Curt Schilling, and was immediately subject to a lot of idiotic, sexist criticism. She has handled it well, but…Read More

Bill Simmons: NFL almost got me fired from ESPN

Bill Simmons believes the NFL had a role in his departure from ESPN because of all of his criticism of Roger Goodell. Simmons was a guest on Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN in New York Wednesday and talked about his departure from his previous network. The two discussed their respective strained relationships with the…Read More

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