Bill Simmons calls ESPN First Take’s Richard Sherman segment ‘awful and embarrassing’

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It’s almost every day that someone, somewhere criticizes ESPN’s debate show First Take. But it’s not every day that one of ESPN’s own criticizes the show. At least not publicly. But last night, Grantland creator and SI’s most powerful person in the sports media Bill Simmons, broke rank and criticized the show’s segment with Seattle […]

Here’s a Stephen A. Smith tweet that probably that should have been a DM

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What you see above is a tweet from our old friend Stephen A. Smith. As you can see, this certainly seems like a tweet that was supposed to consumer one lucky person he calls ‘Baby’ and not by all of his followers. Amazingly, the tweet has not been deleted. But we’ll just chalk that up […]

Today’s Sportscenter included Herm Edwards teaching everyone to do the Harlem Shuffle

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Besides airing a graphic of a shirtless LeBron James from the Miami Heat’s Harlem Shake video, Sportscenter also included Herm Edwards teaching the Sportscenter gang how to do the Harlem Shuffle. We’re not sure why this happened, but we’re sure ESPN has a not so good reason for it to happen.

Mark May: NFL Draft pundit

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We usually don’t turn to Mark May for his opinion on where a player should be drafted. Frankly, we don’t turn to Mark May for his opinion on anything.

Did Stephen A. Smith lie about dustup between Dwight Howard and Gregg Popovich?

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And now it’s time for your weekly, “Did Stephen A. Smith lie?” story. Last week, we had to ask did Smith lie about a misleading report about a conversation between Rudy Gay and Dwight Howard. The details didn’t add up but Smith maintains that the conversation happened. Now this week, we again have to ask […]

Did Stephen A. Smith lie about Dwight Howard telling Rudy Gay that he wanted him to join him in Brooklyn?

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On Friday we reported that Stephen A. Smith claimed that during a recent Raptors-Lakers game, Dwight Howard told Rudy Gay that “he should’ve waited to get traded [to the Raptors] because he could’ve joined him in Brooklyn next season.” The claim by Smith was the type of NBA nugget we praised him for in the […]

Don’t look now, but Jay Mariotti is on his way back to ESPN

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ESPN had no choice but to can Jay Mariotti back in 2010 when Mariotti ran into a multitude of legal issues. Which eventually lead to Mariotti being sentenced to probation and community service.

Mark Schlereth and Hannah Storm thought they were having an off camera discussion about Tim Tebow’s limited NFL future, turns out it was on camera discussion

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Mark Schlereth and Hannah Storm used their time in between live shots to discuss whether a certain player can be used as a tight end or h-back. It’s at that point that Schlereth points out that he’s talked to “a bunch of Broncos coaches” and this certain player may not be a good enough athlete […]

ESPN denies that Brent Musburger said Holly Rowe ‘was smoking tonight’

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Ol’ Brent Musburger has once again let his mouth put him in a situation where people can question him. During the BCS National Championship Game, Musburger fell in love with AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb live on national television. That prompted ESPN to apologize on Musburger’s behalf and give him a little slap on the […]

The New York Times went with a blank page for its coverage of the Baseball Hall of Fame vote

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As you already know, no one was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2013. So that left those in the media with options on how they would cover the vote. Some are focusing on the story-lines surrounding Bonds and Clemens. And some are busy trying to figure out who voted for Aaron Sele. […]