Bruce Feldman Suspended Indefinitely By ESPN

ESPN college football writer Bruce Feldman was suspended indefinitely during a conference call with three ESPN officials this morning.

ESPN Vice President and Director of News Vince Doria, ESPN THE MAGAZINE Editor-in-Chief & ESPN Books Editorial Director Gary Hoenig, and Editor-in-Chief Pat Stiegman participated in the conference call and were behind the decision to […]


‘Craig James gave Joe Schad Adam’s cell number’

The new Mike Leach book, Swing Your Sword, is out.

In the book, Leach retells the events of his legally-challenged ouster at Texas Tech in late 2009 - and provides stunning new documents and details that verify a professional public relations campaign paid for and orchestrated by ESPN’s Craig James against the all-time winningest coach in […]


Knight On Fellow ESPNer: ‘chickensh– c—sucker’

Like you, I spent the holiday weekend reading the new book about ESPN called, “Those Guys Have All The Fun.”

On page 453, co-author Jim Miller has Bob Knight bless us with a reset of his infamous 2000 interview with now-current ESPN colleague Jeremy Schaap that followed the coach’s Indiana ouster:
“They gave me three people to […]


Jim Tressel: Don’t Get ‘Weighed Down’ By ‘Rules’

Excerpt from page 206 of Jim Tressel’s recently-published, self-help book, “The Winner’s Manual For The Game Of Life“:

The responsibility of doing the right thing can weigh a person down when the focus is on rules and regulations.
Now excuse me while I get back to my Dr. Phil diet book.
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ESPN To Radio Hosts: Stick To Management Script

Tuesday a book about ESPN, called Those Guys Have All The Fun, was released to the public. Co-Author Jim Miller, who was granted access to ESPN’s Bristol headquarters to conduct interviews with company employees for the book, hit the promotional media trail the same day to encourage sales of his 763-page work.

Those Tuesday appearances included […]


Leach Cookbook: Pirate Guide To Deep-Fried Pony

Welcome to the Mike Leach-approved Fat Little Girlfriends cookbook.

I’m partial to the Pony croquettes, backstabbed to absolute perfection.
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Dr. Seuss: Long Lost Sports Book Discovered?

Stephen J. Gertz of the blog Book Tryst reports this week about an, “eye-popping find, a Seuss book in its earliest stage, rough Seuss draft, an abandoned project not only never before seen on the market but never before seen or heard of, period.”

Forty years ago that “project” was to be a sports-themed book […]


Book: Carroll Knew Who Players ‘Hung Out With’?

Pete Carroll’s new $29.95 book Win Forever is out and is currently racing up the Amazon sales charts, checking in today at #442 on the list.

(Carroll escaped NCAA, but could he evade copyright violations?)
In a review of the book, Marcia C. Smith of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER spotlights this passage on pages 128-129:
 ”(Carroll was […]


Goalie Sacked Over Anti-Gay Comments In Book

Meet Arek Onyszko, everybody. He’s the goalkeeper for Danish soccer club FC Midtjylland. Or at least he was, anyway; he was recently kicked off the team after he released a book the team told him to quit working on. Also, he hates gay people like you would not believe. No, really; he’d like to tell […]


A Rick Reilly Golf Movie To Heal A Troubled Nation

Rick Reilly has been knitting warm, comfortable sports columns for a generation now; material that has morphed into several books, television appearances, and even a film (he co-wrote “Leatherheads.”). I’ve always found his writing to be nourishing, if bland; a kind of chicken soup for the reader, Melba cracker on the side.

The worst thing about […]