Christian Ponder insists that dating ESPN’s Samantha Steele is not affecting his play

When a NFL quarterback begins to struggle, people quickly begin to search for reasons why. And of course during that search, people come up with the most asinine reasons to hang their hats on. Case in point: Vikings fans pointing to Christian Ponder dating ESPN’s Samantha Steele as a reason for the Ponder’s recent struggle. […]

Charles Barkley is reportedly contemplating leaving TNT gig

Inside the NBA on TNT pregame show is the king of pregame shows. You can try and dispute that, but there’s really no reason to do so. And a big reason why it’s the king of pregame shows is because of Charles Barkley. Barkley has flourished in his role for the five-time Emmy award winning […]

Jeremy Roenick wants to fight a Twitter follower for charity, but needs legal advice before doing so

We’ve seen a sports personality challenge Twitter followers to a fight before. But NBC Sports NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick is going about things a little differently. Instead of just threatening to meet up with a follower and just throw hands, he wants to set up a charity function on Tuesday in Toronto to raise money […]

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 […]