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Articles tagged: espn

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

Nick Saban reportedly banned ESPN in his players’ hotel rooms

Nick Saban wants his players focused for the national championship game and not getting lost in all the hype surrounding the team. In his quest to have his team achieve the proper mindset, Saban reportedly banned ESPN in his players’ hotel rooms. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Tom Rinaldi said Saban had the team’s hotel…Read More

ESPN: Rob Parker’s Robert Griffin III comments were ‘inappropriate’

ESPN is dealing with some serious backlash against “First Take” personality Rob Parker, who accused Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III of being a “cornball brother” who is not black enough during Thursday’s show. The network’s PR representatives addressed the issue, saying, “The comments were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps.” Griffin seemed…Read More

ESPN commenters create funny > Sanchez meme

Visiting the comments section for ESPN.com articles is generally a masochistic practice that offers very little reward for readers. While not quite as bad as YouTube commenters, ESPN commenters are pretty poor. However, on Sunday, the cosmic forces aligned and led the ESPN.com community to create a pretty funny meme. Much like last year’s ESPN…Read More

Neil Everett apologizes for accidentally swearing on-air (Video)

ESPN anchor Neil Everett was caught swearing on-air during a Friday night edition of SportsCenter at a time when he thought his microphone was off. Everett could be heard saying “son of a bitch,” and “god dang it.” After the show returned from commercial, he apologized for his language. “My mic was open. I know…Read More

ESPN NFL show goes crazy with ‘The Princess Bride’ references (Video)

Last week, the hosts of ESPN’s “NFL Kickoff” show decided to try to work in as many references to “The Princess Bride” into one episode as they possibly could. Buzzfeed put together a video featuring several of the references, though host Trey Wingo says they missed a few. Yes, that’s Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Tedy…Read More

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