Spielman On Ohio St. AD’s Fate: “I’d Be Nervous”

48 hours after former Ohio State football coach John Cooper hinted that OSU athletic department officials may have been aware of the vast scale of NCAA violations engulfing the OSU football program during Jim Tressel’s now-disconnected tenure, Buckeye football legend Chris Spielman during two radio appearances lamented the same apparent lack of oversight of […]


ESPN Confirms Interview Questions ‘Suggested’

Richard Deitsch of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED obtained a carefully-worded statement today from ESPN Executive Editor John Walsh in response to my report last night that ESPN management provided scripted questions for ESPN radio hosts and asked those same hosts not to use the word “dominate” while inteviewing Jim Miller on Tuesday. (Miller is co-author of the […]


Unscripted: Dan Patrick Mocks ESPN Management

Yesterday I reported that ESPN management attempted to script questions that ESPN radio hosts asked Those Guys Have All The Fun co-author Jim Miller during three interviews about the ESPN-centric book on Tuesday.

Former longtime ESPN on-air talents Dan Patrick and Rich Eisen talked about the unprecedented practice on Patrick’s nationally syndicated FOX Sports Radio and […]


Stow Beating Case: LAPD Arrested Innocent Man?

Longtime KFI-AM crime reporter Eric Leonard appeared on the Los Angeles station’s afternoon drive John and Ken Show Wednesday to provide an update on the Bryan Stow beating investigation.

It seems that, according Leonard’s LAPD sources, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck may have jumped the gun Sunday in declaring Giovanni Ramirez […]


John Cooper: ‘They’ll Never Fire Me For Cheating’

On Tuesday in New York City, the National Football Foundation announced that former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr would be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. After the formal announcement, Carr talked to TheDaily.com national columnist Dan Wolken and related a tale about an unguarded - and recurring - moment he used to […]


Audio: Cal Paid NCAA-Targeted Lyles Five Thou

On March 3, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports broke the news that NCAA officials were investigating a $25,000 payment made in 2010 by the University of Oregon to a Houston man, Will Lyles, for providing recruiting services for the school’s football program.

After Robinson’s report, Ken Goe of the PORTLAND OREGONIAN reported, ‚ÄúLyles has a mentoring […]


Video: The Finest Sports Documentary Ever Made

Today I watched a documentary by Richard Linklater about venerable Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido called, Inning By Inning: A Portrait of a Coach. Below is a small assemblage of clips from the finest piece of sports documentary filmmaking I’ve seen.

The video above, which is extremely not safe for work and inappropriate for children, was […]


Dodger Fans Unanimous On Team’s Next Owner

While Los Angeles, sans Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, continues to luxuriate in Frank McCourt’s ouster, KFI-AM reporter Shannon Farren, polled Dodger fans this week on who they wanted as the next owner of the team.

The results were unanimous.
Thanks to David Perez and Aron Bender.
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ESPN Hoops Analyst: Knight “Owes an Apology”

This past Saturday at a speaking engagement in Indiana, Bob Knight said that the starters on Kentucky’s 2010 NCAA basketball tournament team “had not been to class that semester.”

(Audio of Williams’ comments on KentuckySportsRadio.com below)
Speaking to a group in Wabash, Indiana, Knight’s remarks were captured on video:

Knight’s exact quote was:
“Kentucky year before last started […]


“We’re Not In Gainesville, They Don’t Give a F—”

Last Sunday two University of Florida basketball players were charged with breaking into a car in St. Augustine, Florida.

(”They’re going to find you bro, you can’t be a f—ing fugitive!”)
Freshman Cody Larson, 19, and sophomore Erik Murphy, 20, both face felony burglary charges. A Florida basketball manager, Joshua Adel, was also charged with serving as […]