‘Happy’ is not a word Gregg Popovich would use during a basketball game

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At the start of the 4th quarter during Thursday night’s game between the Spurs and Thunder, TNT sideline reporter David Aldridge caught up with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to ask him “how happy he was with the shot selection” of the Spurs. But instead of answering a perfectly fine question from Aldridge, Popovich uses this […]

Today is Nick Saban’s birthday, so he took ESPN’s Samantha Steele to work with him

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Nick Saban turned 61 today. And how did he celebrate? By dressing up in a spiffy sweater and allowing ESPN’s Samantha Steele to accompany him during his commute into work today.

Stephen A. Smith said something that sounded like “N*gga Please” on First Take today (UPDATE)

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Maybe it was “Jigga Please”. Or maybe it was “Migga Please”, whatever that means. At any rate, Stephen A. Smith said whatever he said like it was nothing. And these are the type of things that happen when your job is to constantly debate every little thing every single day. So how long before Stephen […]

Here’s how the New York Post responded to the Yankees getting swept by the Tigers

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You don’t? But you’ve been dating the Knicks for years. [Newseum]

Keith Olbermann reports Yankees are discussing Alex Rodriguez trade with the Marlins, Yankees quickly deny

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Keith Olbermann posted an “Exclusive” story on his MLB blog today that said that the Yankees were in talks with the Marlins about a trade that would involve Alex Rodriguez. To Olbermann’s credit, he noted that he had no idea how serious the talks were. All he knew was that the talks had happened. From […]

In an attempt to uncover NCAA violations involving Tyrann Mathieu, Sports Illustrated finds itself in a bribery scandal

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Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated wrote a wide ranging piece on former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu where the pair wades through Mathieu’s upbringing and the issues that got him kicked off the LSU football team.

Today’s Jay Bilas Young Jeezy lyric tweet came complete with the N-word

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Jay Bilas started his day presumably like he starts every day. Maybe some breakfast, a cup of coffee, and tweeting a Young Jeezy lyric to his over 380K followers that ends with the phrase “I gotta go to work.” But today was unlike other days for Bilas when it came to his Jeezy tweet. You […]

David Cone called Ichiro’s bat a ‘chopstick’ last night

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We wouldn’t say that David Cone’s use of the word “chopstick” when referring to Ichiro Suzuki’s bat during Tuesday’s night Yankees-Red Sox game is comparable to using this headline when referring to Jeremy Lin. But we will say that it probably wasn’t the best word to use.

Mel Kiper: “Alabama is a little overrated”

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Mel Kiper is in the NFL draft business. That’s his thing. He evaluates individual player and gives his opinion on whether those individual players will be able to make the jump to the NFL game. But for some reason, Kiper decided he would step outside of his thing and talk BCS championship hopefuls in a […]

Steve Young: The NFL doesn’t care about replacement referees’ issues

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The performance of replacement referees is a sticky topic for on-air talent calling NFL games. On one hand, it’s totally natural for announcers to want to point out mistakes and even criticize the referees for their lack of control of a game. But on the other hand, announcers need to watch their step when criticizing […]