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Jemele Hill: Kentucky Shouldn’t Be Considered All-Time Great Team

Kentucky rolls into Indianapolis this weekend for the 2015 Final Four hoping to cap off one of the greatest single seasons in college basketball history, if not sports history. The 38-0 Wildcats have a loaded roster of future NBA players that have only been truly tested a few times during this potentially historic season. John Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Greenberg Innocently Asks “Is The Mid Still Selling” On ESPN To The Delight Of His Co-Hosts

Mike Greenberg served everyone a valuable lesson today. Don’t go on national television and spout a phrase that you have no clue about. I think I can safely say that Jemele Hill speaks for America on this one. For some context, the phrase “mid” refers to mid-grade marijuana. “Is the mid still selling” is a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Credit Sports Illustrated with an assist to ESPN’s as-told-to interview with Janay Rice

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at the National Sports Journalism Center. It is interesting to note that ESPN turned to a competitor to help justify using the as-told-to format for Jemele Hill’s interview with Janay Rice that ran Friday on ESPN.com. In an in-house ESPN Front Row piece written by high-ranking network PR exec Josh Krulewitz, Vince Doria, the...
Via Awful Announcing
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Precedent: Credit Sports Illustrated with assist in ESPN’s as-told-to story with Janay Rice

My latest column for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana examines the Janay Rice story on ESPN.com. From the column: ****** It is interesting to note that ESPN turned to a competitor to help justify using the as-told-to format for Jemele Hill’sinterview with Janay Rice that ran Friday on ESPN.com. In an in-house ESPN Front Row piece written by high-ranking network...
Via Sherman Report
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Lauer talks with Janay Rice: Hill defends ESPN’s as-told-to interview

Ray and Janay Rice continue to dominate the news. Here is Matt Lauer’s interview with Janay Rice on “Today”  this morning. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Meanwhile, Richard Deitsch at SI.com did an email interview with Jemele Hill about her as-told-to interview with Janay Rice that ran on Friday on ESPN.com. How comfortable were...
Via Sherman Report
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best Odell Beckham Catch Photoshops

Odell Beckham is becoming more popular on Twitter than Kim Kardashian’s bare backside. Well not quite that popular, but he almost broke Twitter with a phenomenal catch. So naturally, social media had to do what it does best and Photoshop some great pictures to prove how epic his catch was. Beckham made History. Literally, and figuratively. photo courtesy of @felixpotvin He...
Via Sportsnaut
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Guard Eric Bledsoe Says Kentucky Would Beat The 76ers In A 7-Game Series, ‘Philly Would Get Maybe 1 Game’

Pretty much everyone has known how talented this season’s Kentucky basketball team is for a while. It wasn’t until last night, however, that the Wildcats’ skills were showcased to a national audience.  John Calipari’s squad throttled No. 5 Kansas, 72-40, in the State Farm Champions Classic in Indianapolis. It was, in every sense of the word, a beatdown. It was such a blowout...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Michael Smith and Jemele Hill Discussed Whether or Not Chivalry is Dead

Once upon a time, ESPN had a pretty informative show called “Numbers Never Lie,” which featured Charissa Thompson as the host and guests...
Via Busted Coverage
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

R.I.P. Numbers Never Lie

ESPN announced this week that they were finally rebranding Numbers Never Lie as “His & Hers” beginning November 3rd.  The “His & Hers” name comes from the title of the podcast of co-hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill.  Smith and Hill have brought stability and ratings success to Numbers Never Lie as ESPN2 continues to be the channel for Bristol’s personality...
Via Awful Announcing
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rust Belt Rundown: SEC Bias Is Alive And Well

So let me get this straight. Saturday morning, ESPN’s Chris Fowler supposedly laid the smack down on any talk that ESPN and the national media had an agenda when it came to the SEC. Everyone lauded him for speaking up. It was essentially a giant ******* you” to SEC haters. It was supposed to put us in our place. Later that afternoon, the 16th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers beat...
Via Know It All Football
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lil Wayne Explains Beef With Miami Heat On Numbers Never Lie

Lil Wayne was on ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill on Thursday afternoon. The 31-year-old rapper explained his feud with the Miami Heat, which reportedly started at a concert that he told the crowd he “f*cked Chris Bosh’s wife” and then subsequently was kicked out of a game for rooting for the Lakers.  The […] The post Lil Wayne Explains Beef...
Via Diehardsport
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Two ESPN personalities are potential candidates to join “The View”

ABC’s “The View” is a program that barely gets mentioned here. Over the years, the total mentions of the show on Awful Announcing can probably be counted on one hand. Well, we can mention it now. With the show looking for two new panelists, two ESPN personalities have surfaced as potential candidates. It appears that NBA Countdown host Sage Steele and ESPN.com writer Jemele...
Via Awful Announcing
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video of Rajon Rondo's Numbers Never Lie performance (as well as some Connect Four highlights)

Yesterday Rajon Rondo co-hosted ESPN's Numbers Never Lie (here are a few of his best quotes) with Jemele Hill.  The show made the Kevin Love portion of their conversation available on YouTube:And for any Celtics fans who may not be aware of Rondo's Connect Four genius, take a look at the drubbings he simultaneously hands out to Hill and Brian Dawkins backstage (I love the way he...
Via Celtics Life
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rondo talks about Melo and Love during appearance on ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie”

Rajon Rondo made an appearance on ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” earlier today, with host Jemele Hill.  It wasn’t laced with typical athlete clichés, as Rondo’s public commentary rarely is.  While they discussed some of his incredible career triple-double numbers and how they rank with the likes of Magic Johnson and LeBron James, the discussion did get around to both Carmelo...
Via Red's Army
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hugh Jackman Gets Down With Lap Dance For Jemele Hill On NNL

Hugh Jackman gave a lap dance to Jemele Hill on Numbers Never Lie. From the looks of it, this isn't his first rodeo.
Via Gamedayr
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN debates whether LeBron James or Larry Bird was better in their prime

Not sure why ESPN decided to debate this topic now and obviously we're a little biased over here, but Jemele Hill thinking LeBron James is a better player than Larry Bird was in his prime is nonsense. As Michael Smith contested (not the Michael Smith of WTHHT legend), "Larry Bird was the baddest son of a gun on the planet."LeBron is a polarizing figure, but I give credit where...
Via Celtics Life
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Miller Predicts Eagles Fans will Be Carrying D Batteries when Desean Jackson Returns

Matt Miller, NFL & NFL Draft Lead Analyst at Bleacher Report—Madden contributor—Pro Football Writers of America, tweets:The city of Philadelphia will sell out of D batteries the week Desean Jackson returns to play against the Eagles.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 2, 2014When Jemele Hill urged Packers fans to give Brett Favre the 'Duracell Treatment' she was relieved...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jemele Hill and Cari Champion detail racial abuse on social media

Over at Sports Illustrated this week Richard Deitsch’s weekly media column features a panel discussion of sports media personalities of color.  Six sportscasters and journalists are present who represent areas both the television and newspaper realms.  The entire roundtable is worth your time as the panel touches on issues that are still real today, whether people actually...
Via Awful Announcing
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jemele Hill names the N-word sports person of the year

The final days of 2013 is always filled with lists and proclamations about the year that was in the sports world.  One of those proclamations that is noteworthy but flew under the radar came from ESPN's The Sports Reporters and Jemele Hill.  For her parting shot of the year, Hill named her sports person of the year.  Except it wasn't a person at all. It was the N-word. ...
Via Awful Announcing
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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