Ex-ESPN host Sara Walsh shares inspirational Mother’s Day post

Former ESPN host Sara Walsh recently lost her job as part of the wide-sweeping layoffs at the network, but she still has plenty to be thankful for. She made that clear in a lengthy post on social media on Sunday.In acknowledgement of Mother’s Day, Walsh opened up about the struggles she and her husband Matt Buschmann — a relief pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime SportsCenter anchor: Politics played a role in layoffs

Linda Cohn has been among the most recognizable figures for ESPN over the past quarter-plus century. She was with the broadcasting giant when it took over the sports media world back in the 1990s and remains one of its most-popular figures.So when Cohn speaks aout about the layoffs that cost the jobs of 100-plus ESPN employees this week, we probably should listen.In appearing on...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sage Steele to join ESPN's Mike Greenberg morning show

When ESPN announced that Michelle Beadle was replacing Sage Steele as full-time host of NBA Countdown, it led to wild speculation that the Worldwide Leader was cutting ties with Steele. But according to the Sporting News, Steele is apparently on her way to becoming a morning show anchor. Mike McCarthy writes that ESPN is about to name Steele as Mike Greenberg’s sidekick on his...
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April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Fans outraged over pole dancers at Ultimate Disc League halftime show

An American Ultimate Disc League team — yes, that is a thing — has found itself in some hot water over its choice in halftime entertainment.On Saturday, the San Diego Growlers invited a group of six women from a fitness studio to participate in their halftime festivities. This particular studio is called Sexy Beast Studio, and it is where people use pole dancing to stay in shape...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

10 biggest blowhard, big-mouthed owners in sports

In sports, players come and go. The same is true with coaches. The owners, though, they stay for the long haul.As such, some of the biggest blowhards in sports history are owners. The current group is no different.Of the current group of owners, who are the biggest blowhards?Which Dallas owners crack the list? What about the Bay Area? Which current champions crack the list?What current...
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March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Nike announces 'Pro Hijab' for Muslim female athletes

Nike continues to prove how it is a progressive company inclusive of all religions, genders, and ideologies. Two weeks after releasing a timely “Equality” ad, the company announced a new line of clothing for a religion they previously hadn’t designed a ton of special clothing for.In recent years, Muslim athletes have complained about wearing traditional head scarves during...
Via The Comeback
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger retiring from sports broadcasting

As of Feb. 1, Brent Musburger will no longer be calling sporting events for ESPN or any other network.According to a report from The Associated Press, Musburger is set to retire from sports broadcasting at age 77. His final game on ESPN will be a college basketball matchup between Kentucky and Georgia on Jan. 31.Musburger has been one of the most recognizable voices in sports broadcasting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Problems with Jim Brown, Ray Lewis and Kanye visiting Trump

On the surface, this seems like an absurd thing to debate. Without context, hearing that Jim Brown, Kanye West and Ray Lewis would be visiting with the President-Elect of the United States to discuss the issues that specifically plague the black community sounds awesome. Think about the three people that we’re talking about… Jim Brown: A man whose résumé includes standing...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The sports classic horror villains would play

With Halloween around the corner, we usually are treated to our favorite monsters, horror movie villains and spooky characters. If you think about these villains, most are very fit, strong, driven and have the ability to adjust to situations. They are also really superstitious, which pretty much defines an athlete — well, except for the massive horror they afflict. So let's imagine...
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October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Youth FB team banned, coach fired after letting adult play

If you thought some adults take youth sports too seriously, one youth football team in Rhode Island just raised the bar by playing an adult in a game. The Capital City Buccaneers have had the rest of the 2016 season suspended after an adult suited up for the second half of a game in which they were losing. The 18-year-old (another report suggests he may be closer to 20), reportedly...
Via The Comeback
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

30 athletes (and friends) who've done Halloween costumes right

As 2016 somehow already nears a close, it's time for us to get into the Halloween spirit. Your strategy for doing so is up to you, but looking at pictures of athletes dressed up ridiculously is never a bad plan. It's always refreshing to see people whom lots of other people dress up as for Halloween step out of themselves and show the world whom they wish to embody for a night. ...
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October 24, 2016  |  Discuss

10 professional athletes who went out in style

In case you somehow missed it, Kobe Bryant ended his NBA career Wednesday night in a manner that just isn’t supposed to happen in real life. In his final game, the "Black Mamba” scored 60 points in the Lakers' 101-96 win over the Jazz, a win that also eliminated the Jazz from playoff contention. For Lakers fans, who are unaccustomed to dealing with the recent years of frustration...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential breastfeeding scandal nipped at Canadian curling tourney

Officials and organizers overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championships in Alberta this week narrowly avoided  controversy by nipping a potential breastfeeding scandal before it overran the tournament. The Canadian Press reports that a private breastfeeding area has been hastily set up inside Revolution Place, the site of the women’s curling championships, so that...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The 10 best pro sports franchises to buy if you win the $1.5 billion

As you are no doubt aware at this time, the jackpot for the Powerball lottery game is expected to reach $1.5 billion by the time Wednesday’s drawing is completed. You’ve certainly heard about the odds of winning and all of the better things you could be doing with your money than buying a ticket, but if winning a Powerball jackpot is about daring to dream, let’s really...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Harvey botches Miss Universe announcement

While you were watching the Arizona Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Eagles on “Sunday Night Football,” a chaotic scene unfolded at the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was down to the final two — Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, and Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach — when host Steve Harvey announced that Gutierrez was the new Miss Universe. However, it turns...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Basketball team DQ'd from tourney for having girl on squad

By Sam Galanis The Charlottesville (Va.) Cavaliers made it all the way to the finals of the National Travel Basketball Association’s annual tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., this weekend, but their run ended abruptly because one of their teammates apparently wasn’t playing by the rules. And it simply was because she was a girl. The Cavaliers were disqualified from the tournament when...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Five athletes from the 'Jurassic Era' still making an impact

By Vincent Frank Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt has been all the buzz in recent days. The latest venture in the movie franchise premiered in theaters on Friday and from most accounts, it’s expected to be one of the the summer’s bigger blockbuster flicks. Who wouldn’t want to spend two hours watching dinosaurs rap apart human flesh on a grand scale? It sure the heck...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Talk about cutting corners. Kendall Schler was stripped of her GO! St. Louis Marathon victory Wednesday after race officials determined she never actually ran the race. The 26-year-old is thought to have entered the course sometime after the final checkpoint and ahead of the lead bicycle escort, crossing the finish line at the 2:50:30 mark. Andrea Karl, a Washington University...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

By Rosalyn Ross Mo’ne Davis is awesome and we’ve known that for a little while now. She pitches lights out. She puts sweet crossover moves on A-list celebrities on the hardwood. She’s getting a Disney movie made about her that will tell us the story of how her awesomeness came to be. All that’s really left for her to do now is to beat the Dos Equis man in a contest to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann suspended by ESPN over Penn State tweets

By Ken Fang Since his return to ESPN in 2013, Keith Olbermann has been a good soldier for the Worldwide Leader and has stayed out of trouble. He’s engaged in various Twitter battles, but they did not escalate to the point where management had to get involved. That was until last week. Olbermann has been suspended from his show for the rest of the week by ESPN over tweets he made...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Whatever happened to Craig Kilborn?

By Matt Yoder With the surprising development of Jon Stewart announcing his intentions to leave The Daily Show this year, speculation has immediately begun as to who will take the comedic news baton. But there was one name that kept popping up on my Twitter timeline last night as the sentimental favorite from the cross-section of sports fans and Daily Show fans. That person is...
Via Awful Announcing
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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