On Deadspin’s Empty ESPN Assassination Attempt

Want to know why A.J. Daulerio exposed the personal lives of two inconsequential ESPN staffers this week? Here’s why.

At some media organizations you might get rapped for running a premature story. At Gawker Media, you’ll lose way more points for being scooped on a story you had in your hands.
Nick is Nick Denton, head of […]


Simmons Mulls Own Site To Go Against ‘Big Guns’

As he makes the promotional rounds for his latest book, The Book of Basketball, Bill Simmons recently made an interesting statement to the HuffPo’s Jason Pinter - via THE ARENA BLOG:

(Jared, Bill invite us to eat fresh)
Part of me can’t shake the temptation of being the underdog again — like, launching my own sports […]


Odom To Khloe: You’ll Get NOTHING And Like It

It’s been reported the last 48 hours that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have agreed to a pre-nuptial agreement. RadarOnline.com is claiming an “exclusive” in providing these details:

a flat sum of about $500,000 for every year they were married, $25,000 a month in general support, their new house, a new luxury vehicle at the end […]


Blog Includes Drugs, Booze, Guns, Suicide, WNBA

Pro basketball player Chantelle Anderson has her own blog over at Yardbarker.com, and lest you think it’s boring, you haven’t read her last post.

Anderson, a former 2nd-overall WNBA draft pick and college superstar, recently told readers she’s planning on writing a book, and to my delight, she included some choice excerpts - which included her […]


Perez Hilton Posting Doubts About Odom Wedding

If you thought the Sunday-scheduled Lamar Odom-Khloe Kardashian wedding would go off efficiently without a hitch, you haven’t watched television the past decade.

Thanks to the advent of reality TV, nothing is ever as it seems. Witness Perez Hilton expressing his skepticism about the whole thing yesterday.

(Bizarre, but if anybody’d know … )
He actually posted […]


Speed Read: Wait - WSU Cougar RB Almost Died?

It’s not often that injury news takes us completely aback, but that’s absolutely the case over in Pullman tonight. One slightly mentioned aspect of last weekend’s game pitting Washington State against Southern Methodist was WSU’s tailback, James Montgomery, suffering an apparent knee injury. Not that those aren’t serious, but, y’know… they happen.

But one thing that […]


Speed Read: An Evening Of Florida Pillow-Fighting

Normally, you don’t see a broadcast booth spend a plurality of a football game raving about the “time of possession” statistic. Then again, normally, you don’t see a team win said battle by a full 30 minutes of game time, which is precisely what Miami did to Indianapolis last night. And then again, you don’t […]


Michelle Wie’s Blog Is Surprisingly Entertaining

There was a time earlier this decade when Michelle Wie was labeled by some as the Next Big Thing in golf. Then, as she aged, she slowly progressed from phenom to curiosity to relatively unknown, if not forgotten. It can’t be easy spending one’s teenager-hood under the judgmental microscope of American sports media, but with […]


ESPN Mag Debuts Anonymous NFL Gossip Column

For years, mainstream media outlets have declined to give credit to the vast majority of sports blogs based on two major pillars of journalistic self-importance: one, that bloggers blog their bloggy little blog posts anonymously (and presumably without the holy grail of a Journalism Degree from an Accredited Journalism Program) and two, that their little […]


Buffs Ban Burney’s Blog After Bedroom Boasting

You may remember Ben Burney, the fifth-year senior cornerback for the Colorado Buffaloes with the big media aspirations. I have no idea if he ever finished his novel (“It’s basically sex on paper,” he explained at the time), or got to work on the feature-length movie he was planning. But I do know that his […]