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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Media

Robert Griffin III: ‘Some wrong’ in Rob Parker being fired over comments

Robert Griffin III is on the cover of GQ’s September edition, and the magazine has a feature article on the Washington Redskins quarterback. One of the subjects that came up in the feature was former ESPN TV host Rob Parker’s comments questioning Griffin’s blackness. Parker cited Griffin’s white wife and asked whether RG3 was a…Read More

ESPN fires Hugh Douglas following alleged confrontation with Michael Smith

ESPN has parted ways with former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Hugh Douglas in the wake of his alleged confrontation with “Numbers Never Lie” co-host Michael Smith. “He no longer works for us effective today,” an ESPN spokesperson said Tuesday, according to SI.com’s Richard Deitsch. The news should not come as a shock to anyone after hearing…Read More

Bill Simmons tells FOX Sports 1 to ‘settle down’

Bill Simmons is getting a jumpstart on the impending rivalry between ESPN and FOX Sports that is sure to heat up with the launch of the new FOX Sports 1 on Aug. 17. Simmons, in a way that only he would be bold enough to, told the upstart network to literally “settle down” over Twitter…Read More

Randy Moss hired as TV analyst for FOX Sports 1

Greatest hire ever or greatest hire ever? Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss is joining new sports TV network Fox Sports 1. The wide receiver tweeted this note on Friday, which confirmed a Pro Football Talk report. Thanks for the luv peeps!!FOX BOOM — Randy Moss (@RandyMoss) August 9, 2013 Moss now joins the same…Read More

Hugh Douglas reportedly called Michael Smith an ‘Uncle Tom,’ was drunk

Former All-Pro defensive lineman Hugh Douglas has not appeared on ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” TV show this week in the wake of his alleged altercation with co-host Michael Smith. A report over the weekend indicated that Douglas and Smith nearly came to blows at a party in Orlando on Friday. New details indicate that Douglas…Read More

Hugh Douglas, Michael Smith reportedly got into huge fight

Hugh Douglas and Michael Smith are hosts of ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” TV show, and the two got into a huge fight at a party in Orlando on Friday, The Big Lead reports. According to The Big Lead, Douglas and Smith were both in Orlando for the National Association of Black Journalists convention. The two…Read More

TJ Simers conspicuously missing from LA Times sports section

Los Angeles Times sports section readers likely have noticed the lack of writing from T.J. Simers in recent weeks. Simers is the most notable writer on The Times’ sports staff, and his last column appeared on June 13. That’s over six weeks ago. To give you additional context, the column was about the Los Angeles…Read More

Nate Silver hired by ESPN

Political analyst and sports statistician Nate Silver will be leaving The New York Times for ESPN, The Times reported on Friday citing ESPN sources (which is just comical in itself). Silver is a sabermetrician who developed a baseball player stats prediction system called PECOTA, which he sold to Baseball Prospectus in 2003. After managing PECOTA…Read More

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