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Thursday, November 26, 2015


ESPN to lay off 200-300 employees in coming months

One of the biggest media entities in sports is about to get a little smaller. ESPN will lay off 200-300 employees in the coming months, according to a report from The Big Lead. The report says ESPN has been instructed by parent company Disney to cut around $100 million from its 2016 budget and $250…Read More

Congress threatened Jay Glazer with jail time over Spygate tape

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports was able to obtain arguably the most important piece of evidence against the New England Patriots when the Spygate scandal first erupted in 2007. It was so important, in fact, that Glazer was threatened with jail time over it by the United States Congress. On the NFL on FOX pregame…Read More

Dari Nowkhah responds to Colin Cowherd over ESPNU jab

ESPNU host Dari Nowkhah took offense to Colin Cowherd’s shot at the network and decided to respond over Twitter. Cowherd left ESPN for FOX Sports over the summer and his show on the new network debuted Tuesday. Although Cowherd was associated with the ESPN brand because of his presence on the company’s radio network and…Read More

Kim Kardashian has no clue who Mike Tirico is

Mike Tirico told an absolute gem of a story while calling Novak Djokovic’s match at the US Open on Tuesday night. All the stars were out at the tennis center in Flushing to watch Serena Williams face sister Venus in their quarterfinals match Tuesday night. Presidential candidate Donald Trump was there, as were Oprah, Aziz…Read More

Jessica Mendoza replaces Curt Schilling on ‘Sunday Night Baseball’

Curt Schilling’s loss is Jessica Mendoza’s gain. ESPN announced Thursday that they have essentially suspended Schilling for the rest of the season after he stirred some controversies over social media. Mendoza, a retired fastpitch softball player-turned-broadcaster, replaced him on the “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast last weekend and will continue in that role for the rest…Read More

ESPN pulls Curt Schilling off TV for rest of season

ESPN is really laying down the law with Curt Schilling. The network announced in a statement Thursday that it will be pulling the analyst from all TV coverage for the rest of the season. “At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the…Read More

Apple reportedly sought exclusive rights to new Bill Simmons podcast

Coming to Apple this fall: the new iBill podcast featuring Bill Simmons? Seems like it actually came fairly close to happening. According to a report on Tuesday by Peter Kafka of Re/code, the tech giant explored the possibility this summer of inking The Sports Guy to an exclusive podcast deal as part of a campaign…Read More

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