Which Game of Thrones character is your favorite ESPN personality?

Here at Awful Announcing, several of our staffers are huge fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones. And while we’re waiting for Season 5 to premiere in the spring (and The Winds of Winter to get published, which will probably take half a lifetime), we thought it would be fun to compare characters from the show to ESPN talent. Especially given some of the cutthroat happenings and various...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PTI interviewed Randy Moss in the Fox Sports 1 newsroom

The featured guest on Tuesday’s edition of PTI was Randy Moss. During the Five Good Minutes interview segment, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon interviewed Moss…who was sitting in the newsroom of Fox Sports 1, with a couple of logos prominently placed behind him. .@RandyMoss making @PTI 5 Good Minutes appearance today. Tony and Mike end convo w/ #StraightCashHomie. pic.twitter...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kornheiser on Ben Bradlee: King Arthur in the newroom; Wanted strong sports section for Post

The tributes are flowing in for Ben Bradlee, a journalism hero if ever there was one. While he always will be tied to Watergate, he also was an avid sports fan. He recognized the importance of building a strong sports section for the Washington Post. Under the direction of sports editor George Solomon, Bradlee’s Post sports sections excelled with writers such as Thomas Boswell...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hight’s NFL Picks – Week Five

Using statistics as a means of describing the past is easy. We do it all the time when arguing who was the greatest player at a particular position or which team from a certain era would beat another team from another era. We site touchdowns or yards or wins or even the quality of the opponents. Using statistics as a means of predicting future results is a bit trickier, as I’m...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kornheiser Races Teddy Roosevelt On PTI (Video)

Did Kornheiser make it to the finish line?  Seems that Pardon The Interruption misses Tony Reali and now they’re racing mascots. Tony Kornheiser took on Teddy Roosevelt. Check out who won because we’re not going to tell you. [NIS] The post Tony Kornheiser Races Teddy Roosevelt On PTI (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kornheiser Races Teddy Roosevelt On PTI

Knowing Michael Wilbon’s disdain for mascots, I’m surprised he didn’t stick his leg out and trip Teddy. [PTI] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Talking up Redskins at Texans with Texans

Hog Heaven is speaking up for your Washington Redskins in the lead up to the big game Sunday. We did the closing segment, about 20 minutes, on the Luv Ya Steel Blue podcast on September 2. Hog Heaven is on at the 1:05:00 mark. (I didn’t know I was that soft spoken.) Go to the link to hear the podcast on Luv Ya Steel Blue, or to download it to iTunes, or to our Android device. Like...
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September 04, 2014  |  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...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer finds President Obama's lost ball in a bush at the Congressional Country Club

With all the golf he finds time to play, one wouldn't think President Obama would need a do over on the first tee of any day out but, apparently:President Obama played golf this past Saturday at the famous Congressional Country Club course in Maryland with his aid Marvin Nicholson, along with ESPN TV hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon. ...User @Larrydoh claims to have found...
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July 28, 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. ...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

John Skipper continues to embrace big personalities at ESPN

It’s upfront season for all the major networks, which means they get to put their best foot forward to the advertisers who foot the enormous bills.  Upfronts are much like the opening day of the regular season for any sports team – it’s the time where executives, talent, and public relations staffers are at their most positive and most hopeful about their respective network...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard fires back at Tony Kornheiser

ESPN personality Tony Kornheiser recently said that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard isn’t a star in the NBA because he plays in a small market, and that he hasn’t really done anything in the league. Apparently Kornheiser hasn’t caught much of Portland in the playoffs, as Lillard has been Mr. Clutch while helping lead Portland past the Houston Rockets in the first...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadspin adds Dave McKenna to cover the ESPN beat

Deadspin’s piercing coverage of ESPN has long been one of the anchors of the biggest sports blog on the web.  The ESPN-Deadspin rivalry goes all the way back to 2009 and the infamous ESPN Horndog Dossier under former editor A.J. Daulerio.  For the last several years, the Gawker outlet has emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of Bristol, Connecticut. The feud would make for...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote in the Bristolology Elite 8!

The NCAA Tournament just completed their Road to the Final Four with 4 teams winning trips to North Texas… or is it Dallas… Arlington?  Whatever. The Road to Bristolology’s Final Four begins today.  We’re down to the regional finals with 8 of ESPN’s finest battling to earn the title of the most popular ESPN personality.  3 of our #1 seeds have survived to this point...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bristolology Round 2 – Voting in the Round of 32 (Part II)

Bob Ley, Trey Wingo, Kirk Herbstreit, John Buccigross, Tony Kornheiser, Karl Ravech, Brad Nessler, and Scott Van Pelt. Those are the 8 names that have advanced to the Sweet 16 of Bristolology, the tournament to decide your favorite ESPN personality. Now it’s time to decide which other 8 names will join them in the next round.  Today sees voting in the Titletown and ESPN: The Weekend...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bristolology Bracket: Round 2 matchups

The Round of 64 has been completed.  You can view the voting results to Part 1 and Part 2 here.  A few top seeds were upset like Dick Vitale and Ian Darke.  Matthew Berry won his battle of the number crunchers against Nate Silver and Tony Kornheiser survived the Battle of PTI against Mike Wilbon.  Here’s what the bracket looks like heading into Round 2, which sees voting open...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave McKenna is back writing about sports for the Washington Post, no thanks to Mr. Tony

Dave McKenna is a writer for the Washington Post and and a former writer for the weekly alternative Washington City Paper. He has a story in today's Washington Post Magazine on youth baseball, his first on sports for the WaPo since 2000. Now why is this news? Read on for the rest of the story. First, you may know of McKenna from his dealings with the owner of the Washington football...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Berman crashes PTI

In your bizarre technical glitch of the day, a freeze frame of Chris Berman crashed the first topic on PTI.  During Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser's discussion on last night's Thunder-Heat game, in stepped the Schwam.  After nearly 20 seconds of a frozen Berman on screen, the program then cut to a generic ESPN logo, a commercial, and finally back to PTI.  But the technical...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The fallout over Dan Le Batard's Deadspin vote continues to grow

When it was revealed on Wednesday that Dan Le Batard was the BBWAA member that provided Deadspin with his Hall of Fame vote, all hell broke loose. And the next day, Le Batard is still getting slammed from all angles - including by people like Gregg Doyel of CBS, who is enraged over...well, something, I guess.. On ESPN, almost everyone had an opinion on what their colleague had...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kornheiser, Mike Wilbon rip Dan Le Batard for giving vote to Deadspin

You want to hear some grade-A level ESPN-on-ESPN crime? Take a listen to the audio above from Wednesday’s episode of “Pardon the Interruption.” Hosts Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon ripped colleague Dan Le Batard to shreds for giving his Baseball Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin. They describe the move as ego-driven and ponder if […]
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Book Reviews: Penny Hardaway ‘On These Courts’

Last week on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” Tony Kornheiser said about Derrick Rose and his most recent season-ending injury, “What if he’s Penny Hardaway?” And while the connotation was negative — as in, what if we are robbed of Derrick Rose’s immense talent due to injuries in the same way we were robbed of Penny’s greatness […]The post Book Reviews: Penny...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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