Posts Tagged ‘ESPN’

Dana White: “Fuck ESPN”

August 21, 2011

Fresh off his organization’s new tv deal with Fox, UFC President Dana White boldly proclaimed on his Twitter page this weekend, “Fuck ESPN.”

White also Tweeted that ESPN “always hated” the UFC.

Did Robert Flores fall asleep on the air at ESPN?

June 30, 2011

“M’s Lick Hole” probably not best thought out headline on ESPN

April 13, 2011

Via The Big Lead

Time to revisit the Jay Bilas Selection Sunday comments

March 28, 2011

JAY BILAS

With Virginia Commonwealth University now in the Final Four, let’s go back to the comments of the one guy who was most vocal in stating that they never should have gotten into the NCAA Tournament in the first place. On Selection Sunday, Jay Bilas of ESPN absolutely POUNDED the selection committee. He called the committe’s selection of VCU (and UAB) as NCAA Tournament participants as “indefensible.” Bilas maintained that picking VCU was so stupid that he questioned whether the selection committee “knows if the ball is round.”

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the video.

Greg Gumbel identity crisis

March 21, 2011

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This is the same Greg Gumbel who once referred to himself as “Bryant” Gumbel when he was at ESPN.

Bob Knight says “chickenshit” on live television

March 7, 2011

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Jemele Hill: Fugitive from justice

March 4, 2011

JEMELE HILL

ESPN sportscaster and writer Jemele Hill confirmed a Mediabistro.com report that there IS a warrant out for her arrest in East Lansing, Michigan. Hill owes $144 for an unpaid parking ticket.

RICK REILLY: OBAMA’S ONLY CHANCE OF REELECTION IS TO PASS COLLEGE PLAYOFF SYSTEM

January 6, 2011

Apparently, Rick Reilly knows as little about politics as he does about sports. The despised former S.I. and now ESPN writer/megadouche writes about the college football BCS system and the president today.

Reilly contends the ONLY way for Barack Obama to be reelected president in 2012 is to come up with a college football playoff system.

WHAT KIND OF EGOMANIAC POSTS A PICTURE OF HIMSELF STANDING NEXT TO THE PRESIDENT IN A PHOTO OP FOR AN ARTICLE HE WRITES? ANSWER: RICK REILLY

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

LOU HOLTZ MAKES AN INTERN CRY

November 15, 2010

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Deadspin.com has uncovered video of ESPN announcer Lou Holtz needlessly berating a young television intern and making her cry. What was the young lady’s crime? Making Dr. Lou wait a whole FIVE minutes.