Archive for the ‘ESPN’ Category

DID ERIN ANDREWS GET A KICKBACK FROM REEBOK?

January 27, 2011

 

ERIN ANDREWS: FAIR AND BALANCED SHOES

Just weeks after ripping Nike shoes on the telecast of the Rose Bowl, ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews has signed an endorsement deal with Reebok.

Running and shoes are such a big deal in Oregon that the state’s top newspaper has a beat writer who covers foot apparel. Allan Brettman of the Oregonian points out that Andrews, during a live Rose Bowl sideline report, delivered a “hit” on Nike shoes. That company is Reebok’s “chief competitor.” Andrews claimed that TCU players were “slipping all over the field.” TCU players wear Nike shoes.

Now, Andrews is PAID to wear Reeboks.

AS HER PEEPHOLE STALKER WOULD TELL YOU, ERIN ANDREWS WEARS REEBOKS OR SHE WEARS NOTHING AT ALL

ESPN ANNOUNCER SUSPENDED OVER “SWEETCAKES” CONTROVERSY

January 3, 2011

SEXIST TOOL RON FRANKLIN

ESPN reportedly pulled announcer Ron Franklin off his broadcasting duties of the Fiesta Bowl for making sexist comments in a pregame production meeting for the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

According to the National Football Post, Franklin called ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards “Sweetcakes” during the meeting.

As originally reported, Frankin and fellow announcers Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore were having a conversation about Gilmore’s wife recently being elected mayor of Alameda, California. When Edwards attempted to join the conversation, Franklin reportedly said to her, “Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes?”

When Edwards informed the 68-year-old announcer that she was offended by saying, “Don’t call me ‘sweetcakes,’ I don’t like being talked to like that,” Franklin reportedly wittily retorted, “Okay then, asshole.”

SPORTSbyBROOKS points out that Franklin had previously been admonished by no less than the ESPN ombudsman for calling another female sideline reporter (Holly Rowe) “sweatheart” live on the air. The suspension of Franklin comes from a company that continued to employ Monday Night Football Announcer Mike Tirico even after he apparently stalked a co-worker. ESPN also kept NFL analyst and commentator Sean Salibury after he reportedly showed cell phone pictures of his penis to female co-workers following the salutation, “Hey, do you want to see pictures of my baby?”

Also, ESPN hosts Woody Paige and Jay Crawford were accused of sexual harassment and “Around The Horn” announcer Jay Mariotti was bounced after viciously beating his girlfriend. Not to mention the Harold Reynolds fiasco.

Other than Mariotti, none of these announcers were suspended immediately, let alone fired.

Rival media outlets like Fox Sports and the New York Daily News are pounding ESPN over the incident.

JEANNINE “SWEETCAKES” EDWARDS

WORLDWIDE LEADER-IN PEEPING TOMS

October 7, 2010

A producer for ESPN has been arrested for standing on a stool outside the bedroom of a Connecticut woman’s house and masturbating. Neil Goldberg heads ESPN’s motorsports coverage but, as Deadspin.com points out, is no longer going to be known for the Emmys he’s won.

Goldberg’s arrest on masturbation charges have received local as well as national attention and ridicule. As ALL of ESPN’s competitors rush to print the creepy details of the masturbating-producer-guy story, it’s fair to point out that this isn’t the first act of perversion by an ESPN employee. Hell, Goldberg’s not even the sickest producer ESPN’s employed. At least this guy wasn’t charged with having kiddie porn. (Not even counting the affairs or the suspected perverts.)

IRONY: CHRIS MORTENSEN CALLS “MARTIN LUTHER COON” GUY “MIKE AND KIKE” ON TWITTER

August 11, 2010

Tough Day For Chris Mortensen All Around

OOPS!!

Accidental anti-Semitic Tweet of the day. Chris Mortensen referring to the Mike and Mike ESPN Radio show as “Mike and Kike.”

Ironically, that show’s host Mike Greenberg was involved in his own gaffe in January where he had a slip of the tongue saying “Martin Luther Coon Day.”

REALLY ICKY DETAILS OF JEREMY GREEN ARREST

July 25, 2010

JEREMY GREEN: SOON TO BE RAPED IN PRISON

Authorities on Friday revealed the horrific details of a chat former ESPN online football expert Jeremy Green participated in. Green was fired by ESPN this month after being arrested on child porn and cocaine charges.

Green apparently sent kiddie porn images to a woman he was chatting with online. Green was reportedly convinced he was talking to a woman who was offering her own children for sale to be sexually abused. Instead, the woman turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Green is in a Connecticut jail under suicide watch.

NFLPA HEAD INVOKES WRATH OF GOD AGAINST AGENTS

July 22, 2010

Following the Reggie Bush debacle, NFL agents may have to be WAY more careful about providing cash to college football “student athletes.” Agents now face possible disbarment from the league or even criminal prosecution if they provide under-the the-table cash payoffs to “amateur” players. In an interview with ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, DeMaurice Smith, the head of the National Football League Players Association, said, “GOD HELP those agents” who violate rules regarding paying players.

Meanwhile, Alabama coach Nick Saban compared unscrupulous agents to “pimps” at SEC media days and demanded the NFLPA do something about the situation.

DENNIS GREEN’S SON FOUND WITH KIDDIE PORN AND COCAINE

July 10, 2010

JEREMY GREEN APPEARS IN COURT WEARING HANDCUFFS

News broke yesterday about the arrest of ESPN online writer and ESPN Radio NFL expert Jeremy Green on child porn and cocaine charges.

Friday, an ESPN spokesperson said Green “no longer works here.”

JAY BILAS THROWS DEMARCUS COUSINS UNDER THE BUS-THEN BACKS IT UP OVER HIM

June 21, 2010

 

DEMARCUS COUSINS

Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins is one of the top prospects heading into this week’s NBA Draft. He is projected by several draft websites to be chosen early in the first round.

However, if ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas ran a team, he says wouldn’t draft Cousins at all. Bilas called Cousins “immature.” Bilas made his comments during a media conference call. The Detroit Pistons are rumored to be particularly interested in Cousins.

ESPN GETS THEIR ASS HANDED TO THEM BY FANSITE BLOGGER

June 15, 2010

Monday was not the proudest moment for sports behemoth ESPN. While The Worldwide Leader was reporting all day that Texas was going to formally join the Pac-10 Conference, the fan website Orangebloods.com was saying that the Longhorns had struck a special tv deal and were remaining in the Big 12.

In this case, the blogger nailed it. ESPN blew it. Bad. The incident was enough to make Joe Schad a national laughing stock. It’s been a bad couple of months for ESPN who also got creamed on the story of the Reggie Bush/USC cheating scandal.The Big Lead theorizes why.

DISNEY TO CLOSE ESPN ZONES

June 10, 2010

News broke Wednesday that the Walt Disney Company plans to close virtually every ESPN Zone restaurant in the United States. Among those restaurants closing down are the ones in Vegas, Chicago, Baltimore and New York. All will be officially shut down by next Wednesday.

Only the ESPN Zone restaurants in L.A. and Anaheim will remain open.