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Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On Twitter Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On Twitter
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It’s likely that Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback for the New York Jets for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that the team picked up QB Tim Tebow during the offseason, but if Twitter followers could enter the …

Erin Andrews Leaving ESPN: Twitter Breaks News Erin Andrews Leaving ESPN: Twitter Breaks News

Erin Andrews, who has been the sideline reporter for ESPN for over eight years, is leaving the network. Her departure was announced yesterday by publicist Mike Soltys on Twitter, sparking instant talk about the popular reporter. Her fame has grown …

ESPN Either Sucks At RSS Or Is Really Committed To LeBron
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As you might expect, for the past few hours, ESPN has been completely committed to LeBron James and the Miami Heat winning the NBA Championship. Move over, Euro 2012, this is King James’ house. I get that. What I don’t …

Hockeyfights.com NHL Fight Of The Year Nominees
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The National Hockey League has come a long way in the last 8 years. From a lockout that was the first in professional American sports to cost a league an entire season, to the overwhelming popularity of the Winter Classic. …

Lee Corso And His Rubber Duck Become Internet Memes

ESPN’s “Cursing” Lee Corso is always good for a laugh when he’s on the College GameDay set, and now, Corso’s found a way to crossover in the offseason, courtesy of a old fashioned swimsuit and a rubber duck. Armed with …

Twitter and ESPN Introduce Sports Branded Campaigns Twitter and ESPN Introduce Sports Branded Campaigns

Due to the incredible volume of sports-related tweets that accompany almost every sporting event of note–the Women’s World Cup Final, for instance–Twitter is looking for a way to monetize these reactions. To address this endeavor, Twitter is partnering with ESPN …

Justin Upton Defends Brother, Blasts ESPN On Twitter

In the grand scheme of Twitter “meltdowns,” Justin Upton’s was rather tame, if not perfectly accurate. But, controversy is always a hit with the trend-following Internet crowd, so here we are. What we have is the Upton brothers, both of …

The Difficulties of Being Michael Jordan

You know that dream you have about trading places with Michael Jordan, or, well, any famous athlete/actor/celebrity? You probably think it would be pretty great, don’t you? All that money, all that fame, and all that ability. The world would …

Joe Flacco Blasted For Saying He’s “Best QB” In NFL
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There’s a lot of ego floating around in the NFL, and for good reason; athletes get paid millions of dollars for skills most of us commoners only dream of having, and they get the big contracts because they perform consistently …

James Justice Dunks His Way To A Trending Topic
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Dig, if you will, a picture. No, not you and I engaged in a kiss; instead, the picture in question features a 5-10 basketball player with such leaping ability–52-inch vertical–you’d think man is actually capable of flight. That’s the mental …

Tebow Trade Hits A Snag: Jets May Not Be Able To Afford Him

The much-talked about and highly volatile subject of Tim Tebow being traded to the New York Jets gets yet another wrinkle today, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter has just reported that they agreed to the deal before realizing they would have …

Erin Andrews And ESPN Might Split Erin Andrews And ESPN Might Split

It took a while for everyone to get used to seeing women reporting from the sidelines at sporting events. Even longer to get used to women interviewing players in their locker rooms, especially when players seem to have no problem …

Magic Johnson Documentary Revisits His “Announcement”

In November of 1991, L.A. Lakers star player Magic Johnson announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with HIV. It came as a shock not only to basketball fans, but to fans of the man himself. He had …

What Team Will Peyton Manning Play For Next?

Now that Peyton Manning’s future with the Indianapolis Colts has been decided–the official, official word comes at 12 pm ET, but the cat’s already out of the bag–the speculation turns to where which team will Manning be throwing the football …

ESPN Has Another Asian Athlete Headline Misstep

After the Jeremy Lin mess, you would think ESPN’s editorial staff would be on high alert in relation to headlines aimed at sports figures with Asian backgrounds. But no; here were are again, after what was (hopefully?) an honest mistake …

ESPN’s Facebook Page To Stream Conference Basketball Tourneys ESPN’s Facebook Page To Stream Conference Basketball Tourneys
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March Madness technically doesn’t begin until the NCAA Tourney tips off March 13th (play-in game) or March 15th (the real games), but to me, March Madness definitely encompasses the conference tournaments that play such a big role in who gets …

ESPN’s Overreaction Indicates A Linsanity Tipping Point ESPN’s Overreaction Indicates A Linsanity Tipping Point

Over at FreeDictionary.com, the word/term “chink” has a number of definitions, including the word’s racial epithetical implications. There’s also this specific example — 1. a small narrow opening, such as a fissure or crack, chink in one’s armour, a small …

BCS Championship Enjoys Large Online Audience BCS Championship Enjoys Large Online Audience

While the early reports of last night’s BCS Championship Game ratings were delivered with a certain kind of spin — that is, the lowest they’ve been in some time — the folks at ESPN’s press center are offering lessons on …

LeBron’s Plaxico Imitation Gets ESPN Riled Up; Twitter Responds to ESPN LeBron’s Plaxico Imitation Gets ESPN Riled Up; Twitter Responds to ESPN

Some background: Plaxico Burress, for those who don’t know, is a wide receiver for the New York Jets. It’s Burress’ first year with the Jets following a stint in prison, which he received for shooting himself in the leg at …

People Have Fun With #WhenSkipMeetsTebow Hashtag People Have Fun With #WhenSkipMeetsTebow Hashtag
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Earlier today Skip Bayless, ESPN’s First Take shock value on air personality, crossed something off his bucket list, he finally talked with Tim Tebow. ESPN had been promoting the event with the hashtag #WhenSkipMeets Tebow. As I’m sure you can …

Hank Williams Jr Gets Pulled By ESPN Hank Williams Jr Gets Pulled By ESPN
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Were you ready for some football last night? Did you miss hearing Hank Williams Jr start off ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast with is familiar “All My Rowdy Friends” theme song? Did you even notice the song was missing? Has …