MICHAEL WILBON RUMORS

Michael Wilbon: ESPN told him to come on air in Cubs’ jersey despite his protests

ESPN personality Michael Wilbon is a noted Cubs’ fan, and he interviewed Cubs’ players on the field for a SportsCenter segment two weeks ago (after their NLCS-clinching win over the Dodgers) while wearing a Cubs’ hat and jersey. That took some criticism at the time, and it was brought up again Wednesday when Sports Illustrated media critic Richard Deitsch tweeted about the...
Via Awful Announcing
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon Pull Solid April Fools’ Joke On ESPN Viewers

There have been hundreds of April Fools’ jokes in the sports world today, but perhaps the most well-executed came from Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon of ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption. Wilbon, after growing tired of Kornheiser’s criticism of the Chicago Cubs, removed his microphone and stormed off set. Both displayed some impressive acting skills during the bit. Business...
Via College Spun
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon drops “mother’s basement” slam against bloggers like it’s 2008 all over again

It looks like several of the world’s top-paid sportswriters have jumped in their hot tub time machines and headed back to 2008. That’s about the only explanation for this recap of a panel from the Shirley Povich Symposium, featuring Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser and Christine Brennan ignoring the modern journalism world in favor of a bunch of nostalgic pining for a supposed...
Via Awful Announcing
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron joins Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign

LeBron James is at it again. With the First Lady of the United States in Akron on Wednesday afternoon, James once again made higher education a focal point of his efforts in Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign. As has been the case since he returned to Cleveland last summer, James packed 2,500 students in to the University of Akron’s auditorium to marry his “I...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon: Patriots Should Lose Super Bowl Spot If Guilty In ‘DeflateGate’

There have been some scalding hot takes around the New England Patriots since Sunday, but Michael Wilbon’s might be hottest of all. The longtime journalist and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” suggested Monday that the Patriots should have to forfeit their spot in the Super Bowl if they’re found guilty of deflating footballs in the...
Via NESN.com
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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
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