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Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops

Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops

On July 24, NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that Kevin Love had signed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. As is often the case, Wojnarowski was the first person on Twitter to report
The Clippers Are Embarrassingly Thirsty For Kawhi Leonard

The Clippers Are Embarrassingly Thirsty For Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard wasn’t happy to be in San Antonio. Now, he’s not happy to be in Toronto. Regardless of his feelings, he’ll be stuck in Canada for the foreseeable future on a year-long recruiting pitch,
Oh, Good, Now The Sports Media Is Slurping Up Elon Musk's Bullshit

Oh, Good, Now The Sports Media Is Slurping Up Elon Musk's Bullshit

Go to any sports website today and you are likely to see a headline about Tesla founder Elon Musk’s brilliant new plan to alleviate traffic before and after Los Angeles Dodgers games. ESPN: “Elon
The Living Standard of Political Media Failure

The Living Standard of Political Media Failure

Among the many bitter lessons driven home by Donald Trump’s rise to power is this: the political media, for all of its hand-wringing about impartiality, is extremely susceptible to creating reality,
Athletic Writer Throws Fit Over Rhode Island Not Giving Into Stadium Financing Scheme

Athletic Writer Throws Fit Over Rhode Island Not Giving Into Stadium Financing Scheme

A hot new sports media startup may not be the place you’d expect to find a braindead take lifted straight from a dead-tree columnist’s 1996 notebook, but then you remember that The Athletic, in its
There Are No Clean Hands In The Latest WWE Twitter Blow-Up

There Are No Clean Hands In The Latest WWE Twitter Blow-Up

Pro wrestling Twitter completely imploded on Wednesday. Well, more than usual. Read more...
Holy Shit, The Athletic Just Swiped A Bunch Of NFL Beat Writers

Holy Shit, The Athletic Just Swiped A Bunch Of NFL Beat Writers

The Athletic is committed to pulverizing newspapers, and it brought out the sledgehammer today. The site announced the launch of six new localized verticals plus additional football coverage in four
It Doesn't Matter If Michelle Beadle Doesn't Watch Football

It Doesn't Matter If Michelle Beadle Doesn't Watch Football

You probably don’t care about ESPN’s new-ish morning talk show, Get Up, because why would you? It’s a glossy, inoffensive talk show meant to be half-watched by people who fell asleep watching a game
The Dwindling Hopes For Journalism's Revival

The Dwindling Hopes For Journalism's Revival

Pittsburgh is about to become the biggest U.S. city without a daily print newspaper, which means it’s a good time to ask ourselves: How are we gonna turn this thing around? It’s a pretty short
A Recap of Vulture's Now-Deleted Recap of an Aziz Ansari 'Comeback' Show

A Recap of Vulture's Now-Deleted Recap of an Aziz Ansari 'Comeback' Show

On Monday, Vulture posted a roundup of jokes from one of Aziz Ansari’s recent string of shows in Wisconsin (the one reviewed took place Saturday at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall). Before January, this post
There's Nothing Candid About LeBron's The Shop

There's Nothing Candid About LeBron's The Shop

When you’re watching porn, especially one of those gauzy-lensed sensual ones, you generally do not find yourself thinking, Boy, that porn star fellow must be quite the gentleman at home. Read more...
"I Received A Check For $4": Letters From FanSided Writers

"I Received A Check For $4": Letters From FanSided Writers

On Wednesday, Deadspin published a report about how FanSided uses unpaid and underpaid labor to power its websites, which in turn bolster Sports Illustrated and its parent company, Meredith
Damian Lillard Is Scooping The NBA's Scoopsters

Damian Lillard Is Scooping The NBA's Scoopsters

C.J. McCollum is not the only member of the Trail Blazers’ backcourt who’s also a practicing journalist. Damian Lillard has spent the week outscooping the basketball press. The point guard has turned
Hypothetical Grievances Presented By An Australian Newspaper To Defend Its Big-Lipped Serena Williams Cartoon, Ranked

Hypothetical Grievances Presented By An Australian Newspaper To Defend Its Big-Lipped Serena Williams Cartoon, Ranked

To riff on Serena Williams’s spat with umpire Carlos Ramos in the U.S. Open final, the Melbourne Herald Sun published an illustration of the tennis player, drawn by editorial cartoonist Mark Knight,
Q&A: Reporter Antje Windmann On Convincing Ronaldo's Rape Accuser To Speak, And Why Media Was So Slow To Pick Up The Story

Q&A: Reporter Antje Windmann On Convincing Ronaldo's Rape Accuser To Speak, And Why Media Was So Slow To Pick Up The Story

In April 2017, German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported that Cristiano Ronaldo in 2010 reached a $375,000 settlement with a woman who said he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. The story barely
Which NBA Team Is Most Like Your Favorite NBA Team?

Which NBA Team Is Most Like Your Favorite NBA Team?

It’s almost time for the tip-off of the new basketball season, and you know what that means: It’s time to point out that not only does the NBA exist, but that other things also exist. A few outlets
ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro Delivers Hollow Speech About Sticking To Sports

ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro Delivers Hollow Speech About Sticking To Sports

At a Sports Business Journal conference today, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro— who said two months ago that ESPN’s future was in sticking to sports and kowtowing to the NFL’s interests—reiterated that
The John Smoltz Urban Legend That Was Too Good To Check

The John Smoltz Urban Legend That Was Too Good To Check

John Smoltz is, at this point in his second career as a color commentator, not really that good at the job. He understands the game well, but he’s also drowsy and grouchy in all the ways that old
Washington Post Takes Desperate Phony Britt McHenry Seriously, With Embarrassing Results

Washington Post Takes Desperate Phony Britt McHenry Seriously, With Embarrassing Results

Britt McHenry—the replacement-level rabble-rouser and laid-off sports reporter most famous for getting caught on video being an entitled asshole to a towing-company employee—has, for some time, been