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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Media

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

Keith Olbermann returning to ESPN to host nightly talk show

Keith Olbermann will return to ESPN after a 16-year absence from the network to host a nightly one-hour talk show on ESPN2, the New York Times reports. The were reports last week that Olbermann was in talks with ESPN about a return, and The Times says the network is set to make the announcement on…Read More

Bill Simmons fires back at Doc Rivers, calls him ‘Glenn’

The beef between Bill Simmons and Doc Rivers continued on Friday, and Simmons got personal when he called the former Boston Celtics coach by his real name. The whole thing started on Thursday when Simmons, a popular writer for ESPN who served as a commentator at the NBA Draft, accused Rivers of quitting on the…Read More

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