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ESPYs golf classic moving from Trump course

Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump is losing supporters left and right (pun intended) after making controversial remarks claiming Mexico sends people over to the United States who have “lots of problems.” ESPN is the latest faction to separate itself from Trump. The “sports leader” made the decision to move their ESPY Celebrity Golf Tournament from...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown Sports on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how it went

As many of you know, I filmed an episode of “Sports Jeopardy!” back in may. I wrote about the experience here on LBS and said at the time that I wasn’t able to reveal any details from the show. Well, now that the show has finally aired, it’s time for you to watch and see...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN denies censoring Keith Olbermann commentary

ESPN has issued a statement in response to a report saying they have censored Keith Olbermann’s commentary on his ESPN TV show “Olbermann.” In their response, ESPN PR says Olbermann has never been told any topic is off limits or that he has to dial down his commentary in order to be re-signed by the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The most hated coaches in sports

15 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO reportedly makes 'a big play' for Bill Simmons

While there are lots of potential landing spots for Bill Simmons, there hasn’t been much talk yet about which companies have actually made solid pitches to him. It looks like HBO has entered that camp, though, and it sounds like acquiring Simmons might be a big part of the network’s strategy going forward. Lacey Rose of The Hollywood Reporter wrote a big cover story on...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Brown still stinks at sports in new 'Peanuts' trailer

Good grief, Charlie Brown. Everyone’s lovable loser is coming to the big screen this November, as “The Peanuts Movie” will offer a new take on the timeless comic strip. It’s no secret Charlie Brown wasn’t exactly the best athlete in the original comics. (We wouldn’t choose him for a game-winning field goal kick, especially if Lucy is the holder.) So will Charlie finally...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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Best father/son combinations in sports history

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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...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Whitlock out as head of The Undefeated, but staying at ESPN

Before ESPN’s The Undefeated site on race and culture even officially launched, it’s separated from the man the site was supposed to be based around. That would be long-time controversial figure Jason Whitlock, who was at the center of the plan for the site, but whose management practices were soundly destroyed in a 10,000-word April Deadspin feature from Greg Howard entitled...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Costas rips ESPN for giving Caitlyn Jenner courage award

Shortly after Bruce Jenner unveiled her new identity and introduced herself to the world as Caitlyn Jenner, ESPN announced that it would be presenting the Olympic gold medalist with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs in July. Bob Costas thinks that is a shame. During an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Cardale Jones throws first pitch before Indians game

Ohio State quarterback and Cleveland native Cardale Jones threw out the first pitch before last night’s Indians game. As you might expect, his offering was a bit different than the lollipop tosses that typically serve as first pitches.  After a big ovation from the Cleveland crowd, here’s what Cardale Jones delivered. pic.twitter.com/buOwouBoDq — Austin Ward (@AWardESPN...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Bill Simmons to partner with Jon Stewart on new project

Former ESPN personality Bill Simmons is rumored to be partnering with Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, on a new project.
Via Gamedayr
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LBS: I was a contestant on Sports Jeopardy!

Yesterday I got to enjoy one of the most amazing and fun experiences of my life when I competed as a contestant on Sports Jeopardy! I was one of nine contestants who showed up at the Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., as we prepared to film three episodes of the show. My group of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Marathon bombing trial: Tsarnaev sentenced to death

The jury reached a sentencing verdict for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday afternoon on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death. After roughly 14 hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury has sentenced Tsarnaev to death. The verdict came on the second full day of deliberations. Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30...
Via NESN.com
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons will no longer appear on any ESPN platform

Since the news broke about ESPN opting not to renew Bill Simmons’ contract, we’ve been wondering whether or not Simmons would continue on with the Worldwide Leader through the summer. Well, we can wonder no more – Simmons won’t be writing, podcasting, or appearing on TV for ESPN anymore according to a report from SI’s Richard Deitsch. SI has learned that ESPN and Simmons...
Via Awful Announcing
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight moments that led to the Bill Simmons-ESPN divorce

It’s been seven days since John Skipper channeled his inner Donald Trump (or Vince McMahon as the case may be) and told the world that he no longer required the services of Bill Simmons.  While we still don’t know what the immediate future holds for the two sides as what remains of Simmons’ ESPN career hangs in limbo, we can look back at how we got to this point. The ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Netflix won't rule out streaming live sports

Netflix has been somewhat of a trendsetter in the entertainment industry in recent years, grabbing stars like Kevin Spacey and picking up network castoffs like Arrested Development. The site may now be looking into building its brand in the sports world. Ted Sarandos, head of content acquisition for the company, has addressed the potential of expanding into the live sports market...
Via Sportsnaut
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons learned on Twitter ESPN wasn't renewing contract

The final straw for Bill Simmons at ESPN was when he criticized Roger Goodell — once again — during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” recently. While Simmons may have been daring his employer to part ways with him, he found out about the separation the same way all of us did. Aside from...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the contenders for where Bill Simmons will go

If John Skipper no longer wants to be in the Bill Simmons business, there will certainly be no shortage of offers for The Sports Guy’s services this summer. Simmons should hold a ball to find his next employer. He could dance with each of them deep into the night and then fall in love with his Cinderella—if only he can find her. No matter how he decides where to go, we must...
Via Awful Announcing
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN

One of the biggest sports media stories of the year just got a bit more interesting – according to a report from Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, Bill Simmons will be leaving ESPN after the two parties couldn’t agree to terms on a new contract. BIll SImmons to leave ESPN, according to ESPN president John Skipper. “We weren’t going to get to the terms,” said...
Via Awful Announcing
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Up against the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, and Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN2 went outside-the-box and aired something you wouldn’t expect to see on Bristol airwaves. Video games. ESPN2 televised a gaming competition (or e-Sports if you’re so inclined) called Heroes of the Dorm.  It’s not the first time ESPN has gone down this route, but it sure got people talking… ...
Via Awful Announcing
April 26, 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...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN gives Britt McHenry a one week suspension

When the video was released of Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant, you immediately knew it was going to jeopardize her future at ESPN.  People get upset all the time.  They even might say mean things that they probably wouldn’t under normal circumstances.  But McHenry’s belittling, elitist, “I’m on television and you’re not” behavior and making fun of the...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Britt McHenry caught on camera going nuts on parking lot attendant

This is ESPN reporter Britt McHenry reportedly going crazy on a parking lot attendant.  Unfortunately, there’s little context to the video as it was uploaded on the Live Leak website.  We do know that McHenry had her car towed after dinner in Arlington, Virginia, but we don’t know if the video is related to that incident.  It’s very unflattering for McHenry to say the...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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