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Teacher arrested after drone crashes into stands at U.S. Open (VIDEO)

There was more than just tennis balls flying around Arthur Ashe Stadium Thursday night and a New York City teacher was arrested after his unmanned drone buzzed the court and crashed into the stands. Play was interrupted after the small four-propeller flying device dropped into the court during the closing stages of a match between Flavia Pennetta from Italy and Monica Niculescu...
Via The Other Paper
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios takes nap during match with Andy Murray

Say what you want about Nick Kyrgios, but the man is entertaining. The 20-year-old Aussie lost in four sets to No. 3 seed Andy Murray in the first round of the U.S. Open Tuesday night, but he certainly had people talking. The immensely talented Kyrgios is a controversial figure in tennis thanks to his on and off-court antics and Tuesday night was no exception. He yelled, talked...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

More Ratings: FCS Kickoff, ArenaBowl, Arthur Ashe Kids Day

ESPN scored big gains for Saturday’s second-annual FCS Kickoff. In other news, viewership fell for the ArenaBowl, and a shift from broadcast to cable sank two tennis telecasts over the weekend. Big Jump For FCS Kickoff Saturday’s North Dakota State/Montana FCS Kickoff game earned a 0.7 final rating and 981,000 viewers on ESPN, up 40% [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard Eskin calls ESPY’s with Caitlyn Jenner a “freak” show

Philadelphia sportscaster Howard Eskin is known for trolling fans not just in his native Delaware Valley, but also across the country. Shortly after the Arthur Ashe Award for courage was handed to Caitlyn Jenner, Eskin put out the following tweets, first putting her original name in quotes, then using the term “freak” to describe her: Insulting that #espn selects "Bruce" Jenner...
Via Awful Announcing
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Caitlyn Jenner negotiate ESPY award in exchange for PR plugs?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. Jenner’s lifelong struggle was highlighted in an inspirational video montage before she received the award, but some are questioning her intentions. Earlier this week, Radar Online reported that Jenner’s reps pitched the idea of the Olympic...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPYs producers explain Caitlyn Jenner decision

When ESPN announced that it was awarding the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner at this year’s ESPY’s, it stirred up quite the controversy. While many agreed Jenner was deserving of the award, there was a whole other camp who believed there were more deserving candidates and that ESPN was just doing this as a ratings ploy.’s Richard Deitsch recently interviewed...
Via Awful Announcing
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill should be Arthur Ashe Award winner

I open this post under the assumption we are still capable of intelligent discourse in this country. Which means I have probably already gone too far. But I’ll still continue. First: I have no issue with Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner. Do I understand it? No. It’s not a process which my brain can wrap itself around. Differences in human sexuality are something I can comprehend...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Sam Gives An Emotional Speech After Winning Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs

In 1993, the ESPY Awards gave former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano the first Arthur Ashe Courage Award, leading to the famous “Never Give Up” speech, one of the most famous in sports history. This year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to St. Louis Ram defensive end Michael Sam, who came out of the closet just months before the NFL Draft.  Sam has become an inspiration...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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