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Friday, October 9, 2015


ESPN hires Jay Mariotti for freelance work

ESPN has hired former contributor Jay Mariotti for some freelance work, a company spokesperson confirmed to Larry Brown Sports. Sherman Report reported on Monday that Mariotti had been brought back by the network. “ESPN has graciously given me a chance to try freelance storytelling, potentially a longer-form piece the network does so well. I’ve started…Read More

Mark Cuban: Chris Webber is a ‘horrible analyst’

Mark Cuban likes Chris Webber as a person, but he thinks the former NBA All-Star is “horrible” as an analyst for TNT. Webber was in Oakland calling the Dallas Mavericks-Golden State Warriors game on Thursday. Apparently Cuban, the Mavs’ owner, didn’t like what he was hearing from C-Webb. Cuban chimed in on a tweet sent…Read More

Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend reportedly was a hoax

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was a defensive standout for the Fighting Irish this season. He led Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship game and became a Heisman Trophy candidate in the process. Along the way, Te’o’s play was supposedly inspired by personal tragedy. His grandmother died in September, and his girlfriend supposedly died…Read More

Brent Musburger doesn’t think he did anything wrong with Katherine Webb

Announcer Brent Musburger does not think he did anything wrong when he gushed over the looks of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, during the BCS National Championship Game last week. Musburger and analyst Kirk Herbstreit were practically drooling over Webb when ESPN flashed to her in the stands during the first quarter of…Read More

Stuart Scott says his cancer has returned

Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott announced on Twitter Monday night that he is once again battling cancer. Blessed by prayers..I’m back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 wks but I’ll still work, still work out..still #LIVESTRONG — Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) January 15, 2013 Scott, who is now 47 years old,…Read More

ESPN apologizes for Brent Musbuger gushing over Katherine Webb

ESPN was busy issuing statements on Tuesday. First the network announced that Rob Parker was fired for his RG3 comments, and then they apologized for announcer Brent Musburger drooling over Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend. ESPN flashed to a shot of McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, during the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game…Read More

Rob Parker fired by ESPN

Rob Parker’s comments questioning Robert Griffin III’s blackness have finally cost him his job. ESPN announced on Tuesday that they would be firing the “First Take” host. Here’s the company’s statement on the matter: “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not…Read More

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