Michelle Beadle goes nuts celebrating Manu Ginobili 3-pointer (GIF)


Manu Ginobili took over for the San Antonio Spurs late in the second quarter to spark a crucial run before halftime, and no one was happier about it than Michelle Beadle. At one point during the Spurs’ Game 5 win over the Miami Heat, Beadle could be seen screaming from her courtside seat in celebration.

Beadle grew up in Texas and spent a large portion of her childhood in a town outside San Antonio. She also graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, so you can see why she is such a big Spurs fan. As Game 5 came to an end and it was obvious San Antonio had sealed the deal, Beadle looked like she was ready to do a bit of drinking.

In case you’re wondering where Beadle gets her Spurs fever from, look no further than her old man.

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Michelle Beadle’s dad tried getting Rick Carlisle a technical (Video)

Bob Beadle Rick CarlisleMichelle Beadle grew up in the San Antonio area and is a huge Spurs fan, but you probably already knew that. So is her dad, apparently.

Beadle’s father, Bob, was in attendance for Game 7 between the Spurs and Dallas Mavericks in San Antonio Sunday and got some camera time. Yes, the guy with the sweet seats at the scorer’s table who was calling for Rick Carlisle to get T’d up was Papa Beadle.

Carlisle felt that Manu Ginobili flopped after some contact with Shawn Marion early in the game and didn’t like the foul call, and that’s what set him off. Papa Beads was just trying to give the referees some assistance in the matter.

Video via @cjzero

Michelle Beadle goes to prom with Jack Jablonski


As promised, Jack Jablonski had the coolest prom date in school on Saturday night. Jablonski went to the Benilde-St. Margaret’s School (Minn.) prom with the one and only Michelle Beadle. It looked like the two had as much fun as expected.

“I’m a 38 year old getting ready for prom,” Beadle tweeted before attending the big event. “My hair will be slightly smaller and my bum slightly bigger. And I’m also nervous. What?!?!”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with his story, Jablonski is a teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down after he was checked into the boards head-first during a high school hockey game in 2011. He has communicated with Beadle through Twitter over the past few years, and he formally invited her to prom when she made a guest appearance on his weekly segment on 105 The Ticket earlier this year.

Both Jack and Michelle were given somewhat of a VIP treatment on Saturday, but in many ways they were just another pair of high schoolers attending the prom.

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Michelle Beadle responds after shot from media critic Tom Hoffarth

Michelle BeadleLA Daily News media critic Tom Hoffarth appeared to take an unsolicited shot at Michelle Beadle over Twitter Wednesday, and the ESPN personality responded with a solid comeback.

In sharing the news that USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism hired Willow Bay — a female media veteran — as its new director, Hoffarth decided to include Beadle for who knows what reason.

Beads only needed two minutes to work up this retort:

And then she tacked this on for good measure:

Hoffarth is a media critic, so it’s natural for him to have many media figures dislike him. But we don’t get the shot at Beadle. Then again, it’s not like Hoffarth has needed a reason to go after female personalities in the past.

Michelle Beadle no longer a Jets fan after Michael Vick signing

Michelle BeadleNearly five years have passed since Michael Vick was released from prison after he pleaded guilty to bankrolling an interstate dog fighting operation, but that doesn’t mean some people have forgiven him for his actions.

Vick will forever be a dog killer in the eyes of many people. One such person is ESPN personality Michelle Beadle, who had some strong comments after the New York Jets announced that they had signed the free agent quarterback Friday.

You can figure there are many other people in the New York area who feel similarly.

I’ve always said I felt Vick was punished too harshly for his actions when compared to the punishments for other crimes and I’ve long forgiven him. Clearly there are many people who feel differently.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and choices when it comes to being a fan, and Beadle is showing hers. I can’t complain — I stopped being a fan of the Bengals after they signed one too many ex-cons and bad characters.

Michelle Beadle ‘honored’ to be paralyzed teen Jack Jablonski’s prom date

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Jack Jablonski is definitely going to have the coolest date at his high school prom.

Jablonski, a teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down after being checked into the boards head-first during a high school hockey game in 2011, asked ESPN personality Michelle Beadle to his prom Wednesday, and she said yes.

Jablonski was co-hosting his weekly “Hockey Night in Minnesota” segment on 105 The Ticket and invited Beadle to be his guest on the show for the second time.

Jablonski’s co-hosts, Bob Sansevere and Mike Morris, were teasing the youngster about his crush on the “SportsNation” co-host prior to her guest appearance. Listeners quickly learned that Jablonski had something bigger planned.

A few minutes into the interview, Jablonski, who is a student at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, asked Beadle to his prom.

“I’d formally like to invite you to my prom,” Jablonski said after his co-hosts introduced the subject.

Beadle gasped with excitement and astonishment, and she quickly said yes.

“Seriously, I would love it,” said Beadle.

“Can I wear an ’80s dress to the prom?” she asked, showcasing her typical quick humor and wit.

“And no alcoholic beverages, Jack, I will be watching,” she joked.

For Beadle, she’s hoping this will be her first positive prom experience after two disasters back when she was in high school.

The ESPN host told Larry Brown Sports that she has known Jack through Twitter the past few years. She shared her thoughts on the prom invite.

“I know that he’s a badass and someone I look up to immensely,” Beadle wrote to Larry Brown Sports in an email. “I was shocked when he asked today. And I adore him for doing it live on the radio. I’m honored to squeeze my 38 year old behind into a formal gown for a great night!”

This date sounds awesome and we can’t wait to hear how the night goes. The prom is in May.

And we have to commend Jablonski for having the courage to ask Beadle on air — that was very cool and it took a lot of guts!

Michelle Beadle had doubts at NBC, thought about quitting TV

Michelle Beadle

Michelle Beadle left ESPN two years ago for what she thought would be greener pastures at NBC. She was wrong. Beadle expected her move to NBC to catapult her career to the next level. Instead, she ended up clashing with NBC Sports Network’s “Crossover” co-host Dave Dave Briggs and dreading going to work.

Earlier this week, Beadle told the NY Post that her time at NBC made her contemplate quitting television.

“It was the lowest for me,” she said. “I think being somewhat of a workaholic — and it’s not healthy by any stretch — but I think you place your self-worth on your career, and as far as I was concerned, my career was crap. I started to doubt myself, whether I even wanted to do TV, I thought about quitting. I found myself in a position where I was working for people I didn’t want to work for and I didn’t know how to get out of it. So, it was just bad, a bad overall feeling.”

Fortunately, Beadle left ESPN on good terms and was given a chance to return to her old job as co-host of “SportsNation.” She said she had envisioned her work with NBCSN being just as enjoyable but was misled.

“It was the way everything was handled, the way the show was put together from the beginning, it was not what I was told was going to happen,” she explained. I didn’t like my job anymore, and it was not fun having to go to work and pretend. … It was just a bad fit all around. That’s all I can say without getting into too much trouble.”

Beadle is now back with “SportsNation” and soaking up every minute of her new/old job one clever pirate joke at a time. She’s a perfect example of why it’s always best to not burn bridges when leaving an occupation.