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Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon dressed as Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods for Halloween

Tony Kornheiser Mike Wilbon Lindsey Vonn Tiger Woods Halloween costume

The Tiger Woods-Lindsey Vonn Halloween costume has been a popular selection among couples this year, but nobody did it quite as well as PTI hosts Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon, who did their entire Thursday show in costume. The best part about those two charmers has to be Kornheiser in drag. That beard and mustache really puts a nice touch on things, Tony.

And the best part of all? Vonn saw the costumes and approved

Check out many more fun Halloween costumes here.

Photo: Twitter/PTI

Michael Wilbon, Dan Steinberg spar over D.C. as a sports town

Michael Wilbon, whom you know from his work as a co-host on PTI and ESPN/ABC’s NBA coverage, got into a sparring match with The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg over Washington D.C.’s status as a sports town.

The Internet fight began over Wilbon’s criticism of D.C. as a sports town in the DC sports issue of ESPN the Magazine.

Steinberg, who runs the outstanding DC Sports Bog that we frequently use as source for stories here at LBS, hilariously described Wilbon’s criticism of DC in the magazine as a “giant smelly burp inserted in the middle of a delicious and pleasing meal.”

According to Steinberg, here’s what Wilbon said about DC in the magazine:

“It doesn’t compare,” Wilbon says of Washington. “No, it’s terrible. It’s not even close to New York, Philly, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, LA. It’s last….It’s because people don’t call this home, really. They still call somewhere else home. I’ve been here 32 years, and I still barely call it home….”

Steinberg responded with a few paragraphs that take apart Wilbon’s poor argument. And let me just say, Wilbon, as someone who’s lived his entire life in LA, it’s laughable that you would call this city a stronger sports town than DC. Laughable.

Anyway, you can read the rest of Steinberg’s post on the matter here.

Wilbon caught wind of Steinberg’s criticism and responded in a lengthy post on his Facebook page Wednesday night. There, Wilbon backtracked by calling DC a “pretty good” but not “great” sports town. He also personally responded to Steinberg and ESPN’s Bram Weinstein (Weinstein is a DC sports fan who was offended by Wilbon and called him a “carpetbagger” over Twitter). You can read Wilbon’s entire post here.

Steinberg posted a response on DC Sports Bog Thursday morning, and Weinstein responded in a blog post you can read here.

What I think happened here is that Wilbon took a stance that he knew would antagonize DC, and he spoke off the cuff the way he does on PTI. The only problem is his thoughts showed up in print for the magazine, and that makes the statements more glaring than when they’re said in passing on TV.

At this point both Steinberg and Weinstein have caught Wilbon speaking off the cuff, and they got him to amend his words in less than a day. But Wilbon was so heated after Steinberg got the best of him that he wrote another post on Facebook on Thursday, this time personally attacking Steinberg.

Wilbon’s great argument is … ready for this … that Dan Steinberg didn’t dress appropriately enough for the funeral of former Wizards owner Abe Pollin! Seriously.

Quoting from Wilbon:

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ESPN Summit: Good Idea, Bad TV

Waiting for the second game of the College World Series to begin, I wound up watching a trial balloon show on ESPN that was sandwiched between the end of the 6pm ET SportsCenter and the 7:30pm ET start time in Omaha. After a few moments I realized this was the same program Dan Le Batard’s referenced in a chat that was picked up by The Big Lead a few weeks ago. I wound up trying to watch the program but had a difficult time enjoying it for several reasons.

Let me start by saying that the ironic nature of ESPN putting together their star players for a free agent summit was funny in itself. Secondly, assembling the hosts of PTI Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, along with two humorous debaters in Dan Le Batard and Bill Simmons would make you think the program had to be good. Unfortunately it wasn’t that good and it turned out to be a visual issue of “not enough basketballs to go around.”

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