How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself… » 4/27/15 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

Katie Nolan Devastates Co-Worker's Horrible Blog On Garbage Time

Fox Sports personality and Garbage Time host Katie Nolan was among the first to call bullshit on thisHow To Land A Husband At The Masters” post that appeared on co-worker Clay Travis’s Fox-owned Outkick The Coverage blog when it popped up last week. That the outspoken and generally awesome Nolan would call it out… » 4/13/15 9:49am 4/13/15 9:49am

Ray Rice's Biggest Problem Isn't That He Knocked Out His Wife, But When

The 2015 Ray Rice Redemption Tour officially launched this week with similar, similarly glowing profiles of the ex-Baltimore Raven in Men’s Fitness and New York. Once best-known for being one of the top running backs in the National Football League, he’s now principally famous for having knocked his fiancée… » 4/07/15 3:34pm 4/07/15 3:34pm

Hockey Blogger Fired For Being A Serial Creep To Women On Twitter

Steve Lepore, a hockey blogger for Awful Announcing who also wrote for Rolling Stone and other outlets, was canned over the weekend after being exposed as a serial harasser of women online. His preferred method seems to involve befriending women on Twitter before nebbishly sliding into their DMs to ask what sort of… » 12/01/14 12:37pm 12/01/14 12:37pm

Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It?

A week ago, we got news that the NFL had suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for the events of Feb. 15, when he allegedly knocked then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The punishment fell well outside the usual disciplinary regime of commissioner Roger… » 7/31/14 2:16pm 7/31/14 2:16pm

First Take Discusses A Woman's Responsibility To Avoid Being Beaten

First Take panelists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless continued to discuss the Ray Rice suspension on this morning's episode, and Smith seized on the opportunity to say some deeply stupid things about the responsibility women have to not provoke men into violently attacking them. » 7/25/14 12:58pm 7/25/14 12:58pm

NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony

Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against "any form of discrimination" and in favor of tolerance. Viewers worldwide heard the statement; NBC viewers in… » 2/08/14 4:04pm 2/08/14 4:04pm

Pranked TV Station Reports “Ho Lee Fuk,” “Wi Tu Lo” As SF Crash Pilots

Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU purportedly learned the names of the flight crew of Asiana flight 214, which crashed last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing two. These—"Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow"—are not their names. The newscaster's credulous reading puts it over… » 7/12/13 4:46pm 7/12/13 4:46pm

BBC Apologizes For Shitty Thing It Said About Bartoli And Her Dad

Today, gentlemen, we were reminded why we lug our reputations as troglodytes well into the 21st century. A woman named Marion Bartoli proved athletic enough to win a singles title at Wimbledon and was thereupon described to BBC Radio 5 listeners as something other than "a looker." Because, you see, it is not enough to… » 7/07/13 12:30pm 7/07/13 12:30pm

The Mostly Sexless Sex Scandal That Shook ESPN

A few hours after the 2009 Home Run Derby, Steve Phillips bought Brooke Hundley a drink. They were at the bar of St. Louis's Millenium Hotel, a block from Busch Stadium, where more than a dozen ESPN staffers had gathered after wrapping up another day's work during MLB's extended All-Star weekend. Hundley was a… » 6/06/13 1:32pm 6/06/13 1:32pm