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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Media

Denver Post Writer Jim Armstrong Loses Job Over Sports Betting Scandal

Jim Armstrong, a former Denver Post sports writer and columnist, has lost his job with the newspaper after it was learned that he bet on sports. Armstrong was one of several people who bet on sports through a local bookmaker that was pinched. Some of the bookie’s clients had weekly limits as high as $50,000….Read More

Heidi Watney Goes Off on Radio Host for Mentioning Jason Varitek Rumor

Boston radio host Michael Felger ranted Wednesday in response to the Boston Globe’s account of the Red Sox’s collapse this year. While he was ranting, he mentioned an old rumor about NESN reporter Heidi Watney and Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek. Watney heard about the rumor and defended herself with a few tweets. “If Felger…Read More

Pitcher Brandon McCarthy, Writer Jennifer Engel in Twitter War

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy and sports writer Jennifer Engel got into a Twitter war after the writer took a seemingly unprompted shot at the pitcher. While watching Game 3 of the ALCS Tuesday, Engel observed of Tigers pitcher Doug Fister, “Looking at tall and skinny Fister reminds me of Brandon McCarthy, except well Fister…Read More

Peter Gammons Is Now Analyzing Thongs

On Monday evening, venerable MLB analyst and the face of the $20 bill, Peter Gammons, sent the following tweet from his Twitter account about a thong: The tweet was sent by text message, so it’s quite possible that Gammons was just responded to a picture message sent to him by his hot stripper girlfriend. Either…Read More

Brad Pitt Makes Sports Illustrated Cover, Is Now an A’s Fan

Actor Brad Pitt made the cover of Sports Illustrated this week for his portrayal of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane in Moneyball the movie. An actor making the cover of the most well respected sports magazine in the country for playing a movie role seems weird. Did Charlie Sheen make the cover of the magazine…Read More

ESPN’s NFL Coverage Will Focus More on Xs and Os Than Off-Field Stories

One of the criticisms of ESPN’s coverage of the NFL is that they focus on too many off-the-field issues. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Just watch this video from 2008. I don’t entirely blame ESPN for this issue. Sometimes television networks like ESPN need talking points to fill their air time. They do that…Read More

Bleacher Report Merely Window Dressing with New Hires

Bleacher Report announced the hiring of five new “lead writers” on Monday, sparking some pats on the back and commentary that the organization is becoming more credible. While the reputation of the new writers can bring more respect to the organization, it does not change that this is classic window dressing by Bleacher Report intended…Read More

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