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Monday, November 30, 2015


ESPN comments on Dan Le Batard giving Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin

One of the major concerns for writers who were considering selling or giving their Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin was the potential loss of their job. Dan Le Batard gave his vote to Deadspin without knowing what kind of backlash he might receive from his employers. It sounds like ESPN disagrees with his actions,…Read More

ESPN film room calls Florida State fake punt (Video)

ESPN had a “BCS Megacast” going for the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night in which they offered various looks at the game on different channels. It was Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit announcing the game on ESPN, different personalities offering commentary on ESPN2, radio calls on ESPN3, and the “film room” on ESPN…Read More

Erin Andrews had to bundle up for the cold Packers-49ers game

Erin Andrews was in unfamiliar territory for Sunday’s wild card playoff game between the Packers and 49ers in Green Bay. With temperatures below zero, Andrews, like many others, had to bundle up with multiple layers of clothing. She broadcasted while wearing a scarf, gloves, cap, heavy jacket, and much more. In fact, Andrews tweeted before…Read More

Mike Ditka talks about wrong game during pregame show (Video)

For the second week in a row, Mike Ditka had a flub on ESPN’s countdown show. This has become a pattern, and now we’re not even laughing about it; we’re legitimately concerned about his well being. When the ESPN crew was breaking down the Saints-Eagles playoff game, Ditka added his analysis. Only his analysis was…Read More

Tom Rinaldi gives Mark Dantonio hug after Rose Bowl interview

Tom Rinaldi displayed some questionable journalistic ethics when he gave Mark Dantonio a hug after completing an interview with the Michigan State coach following the Rose Bowl on Wednesday. Rinaldi conducted the on-field postgame interview with Dantonio on behalf of ESPN, and the interview actually lasted longer than most postgame interviews. After about five questions,…Read More

AP photographer Dave Martin dies after suffering heart attack

Sad news to pass along as Associated Press photographer Dave Martin died after suffering a heart attack after the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. Martin, 59, was a longtime AP photographer. Based in Montgomery, Ala., Martin went onto the field in the Georgia Dome to take photos after Texas A&M’s 52-48 win over Duke. Martin…Read More

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