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MICHAEL WILBON RUMORS

ESPN Legend Joins Northwestern Board of Trustees

ESPN legend and Chicago native Michael Wilbon was elected to Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees. Wilbon, who has been on ESPN television (primarily on “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser) since 2001, graduated from Northwestern in 1980. Wilbon has always supported the Wildcats despite his move to national prominence. The South Side native delivered Northwestern’s...
Via Sports Mockery
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon Rips Will Muschamp For Decision

Michael Wilbon ripped Will Muschamp on "Pardon The Interruption" for his recent decision on suspended players.
Via Gamedayr
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon Told Jurgen Klinsmann to “Get the Hell Out of America” on PTI

During Friday’s edition of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN, Michael Wilbon told the United States Men’s National Team’s head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to “Get the hell out. Get out of America.” This was in response to Klinsmann saying that US sports have a tendency to hold onto old players who are no longer serviceable because […] The post Michael Wilbon Told Jurgen...
Via Diehardsport
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon’s rant against Jurgen Klinsmann is wrong on every level

Jurgen Klinsmann has done some polarizing things as head coach of the US Men’s National Team in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup.  He left all-time leading goalscorer Landon Donovan off the roster.  He’s choosing to feature an armada of young players (many dual-national players that have been imported from elsewhere) that are untested at the highest level.  He has publicly...
Via Awful Announcing
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon To Jurgen Klinsmann: “Get Out of America”

Posted to RantsJurgen Klinsmann has been all over the news ever since cutting Landon Donovan from the team. The coach of the US Men’s soccer team has come under fire even more after saying that US Sports teams overpay again players, specifically Kobe Bryant. Michael Wilbon had some harsh words for Jurgen Klinsmann. “You, Mr. Klinsmann, are no damn Kobe Bryant…Get the hell out...
Via Sports Mockery
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Signs PTI Hosts to Multi-Year Extension

Many sports fans’ favorite ESPN show will be around for at least a few more years. ESPN has decided to extended the contracts PTI hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser. For The Win had the scoop on the extension: “Tony and Mike have made PTI the most successful show of its kind in sports television,” John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president said in a statement. ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Tony and Wilbon! to Remain With ESPN

Reported first by USA Today’s For the Win and officially announced by ESPN, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have signed multi-year contract extensions to remain as co-hosts of the venerable Pardon the Interruption. The show debuted in October 2001 and has helped to launch an afternoon block of talk programming on ESPN. In addition, it was a springboard for the debate format...
Via Fang's Bites
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon sign contract extensions with ESPN

It began in 2001. Since then, ESPN has built an entire afternoon block of original talk programming around Pardon the Interruption and has spread its debate format to other shows like Numbers Never Lie, Around the Horn, and of course, First Take. But the original has been PTI and its co-hosts, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon. By taking the debates and discussions they had inside...
Via Awful Announcing
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

No interruptions: ESPN gives multi-year extensions to PTI’s Kornheiser and Wilbon

In an age with so much silliness, it’s always good to see a couple of smart, entertaining, and thought-provoking guys prevail. From ESPN: ******** Pardon the Interruption co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, two of the most thoughtful and influential voices in sports media, have signed new multi-year extensions to remain with ESPN. The popular duo will continue to host PTI...
Via Sherman Report
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Wilbon uses N-word on air in response to possible NFL rule

(Credit: ESPN) ESPN personality Michael Wilbon, who co-hosts the popular show Pardon The Interruption, sounded off recently about the NFL possibly adding a new rule that would penalize players for using the N-word in the field of play. Wilbon is an outspoken critic of the proposed rule, and let everyone know about it. Via USA Today: “You’re gonna have a league with no black...
Via Sports-Kings
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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