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Brief But Revealing Conversations With People Who Emailed Me To Say ESPN Is Failing Because It's Liberal

Brief But Revealing Conversations With People Who Emailed Me To Say ESPN Is Failing Because It's Liberal

ESPN is hemorrhaging money and laying off employees. This is because it is having trouble paying billions of dollars in rights fees while also losing millions of subscribers to cord-cutting. People
Oh, Give Me A Fucking Break

Oh, Give Me A Fucking Break

Here is an excerpt from The MMQB’s big feature about Tim Tebow attempting to become a baseball player. I haven’t been able to read the rest of the story, because as soon as I read this part my eyes
Adrian Wojnarowski Finally Won His War Against ESPN

Adrian Wojnarowski Finally Won His War Against ESPN

ESPN laid off 100 employees last week, mostly on-air personnel and online reporters. At least six of those let go reported on the NBA: Henry Abbott, Marc Stein, Chad Ford, Ethan Sherwood Strauss,
Actually, Why Not Cancel the White House Press Briefing?
How Many Nuggets Does Your Soul Cost?

How Many Nuggets Does Your Soul Cost?

If you’ve been on the internet this month, you’ve definitely been exposed to the most successful ad in the history of Twitter. Millions of people and countless media outlets have propagated the
ESPN To Advertisers: It's Fine! It's Fine! Everything's Fine!

ESPN To Advertisers: It's Fine! It's Fine! Everything's Fine!

ESPN opened its annual upfront presentation to advertisers in New York earlier this week with a full brass band performing a New Orleans funeral march. It was tempting to read too much into it—ESPN
Baltimore's Famous National Chess Champion Isn't A National Chess Champion

Baltimore's Famous National Chess Champion Isn't A National Chess Champion

The biggest chess story of the year is uplifting—and bogus. Read more...
Baltimore's Famous National Chess Champion Isn't A National Chess Champion

Baltimore's Famous National Chess Champion Isn't A National Chess Champion

The biggest chess story of the year is uplifting—and bogus. Read more...
David Brooks: My Judgment Is Appallingly Bad, Therefore Listen To Me

David Brooks: My Judgment Is Appallingly Bad, Therefore Listen To Me

In the abstract, David Brooks’s choice to begin today’s Times column about the assorted Trump/Russia investigations with the following isn’t necessarily a bad one.Read more...
Phil Jackson's Favorite Stooge Tries To Sell A Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Phil Jackson's Favorite Stooge Tries To Sell A Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Knicks fans reached a new level of panic last night when Phil Jackson, currently inhabited by an ancient Sumerian god hell-bent on destroying basketball in New York City, gave an interview in which he
The MMQB: Colin Kaepernick Needs To Explain Why He Deserves A Job

The MMQB: Colin Kaepernick Needs To Explain Why He Deserves A Job

The Colin Kaepernick situation really isn’t that complicated. Either you believe he is better than a number of current NFL backup quarterbacks and therefore deserves a job, or you don’t. Either you
Dear White House Press Corps: You Can Just Turn Your Little Cameras Back On

Dear White House Press Corps: You Can Just Turn Your Little Cameras Back On

The White House press corps is fighting mad over their own collective decision not to air press briefings from the White House.Read more...
It Is Humanly Impossible to Be a Good Newspaper Columnist

It Is Humanly Impossible to Be a Good Newspaper Columnist

Becoming a regular columnist at a prestigious newspaper is one of the cushiest and most coveted jobs in journalism. Strangely, almost every newspaper columnist sucks. Maybe the problem is the entire
SI Swimsuit Is Apparently Phasing Out Those Inconvenient Swimsuits

SI Swimsuit Is Apparently Phasing Out Those Inconvenient Swimsuits

Sports Illustrated experimented with just what you can put on a supermarket rack without a plastic cover way back in 2015 when the cover of their swimsuit issue featured model Hannah Davis (now Jeter)
The Future Of Fox Sports Is A Snake Eating Its Tail, Shitting It, And Eating It

The Future Of Fox Sports Is A Snake Eating Its Tail, Shitting It, And Eating It

Words: They’re so pesky. You might be reading this right now while thinking, Why should I have to move my eyes to understand the stuff on the screen? It’s truly unfair. Can’t there be a better way?
The New York Times Is Killing Its Soul

The New York Times Is Killing Its Soul

The New York Times announced earlier this month that it was “restructuring” its copy desk, which is corporate-speak for laying off lots of copy editors, turning more than 100 jobs into about 50.
How CNN Made Its Own Reporting Sound Like Blackmail

How CNN Made Its Own Reporting Sound Like Blackmail

On July 2, President Donald Trump tweeted out a video showing himself, as he had appeared in a 2007 WrestleMania event, attacking a person whose head had been replaced with the CNN logo. Two days
There Are Only a Few Possibilities for the Future of News

There Are Only a Few Possibilities for the Future of News

The announcement that a large group of news media publishers are banding together in an attempt to bargain collectively with Facebook and Google over revenues is a big deal. And long overdue. But
Twitter Guy Wants You To Think He Was This Close To Bringing Down The Trump Regime

Twitter Guy Wants You To Think He Was This Close To Bringing Down The Trump Regime

Yesterday, Donald Trump Jr., in an attempt to undercut a New York Times story that was minutes away from being published, tweeted out images of an email thread in which he agreed to meet with a
You Don't Have To Pick A Side Between Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor

You Don't Have To Pick A Side Between Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor

This happens every time. Two athletes agree to duke it out in front of people for millions of dollars and the dilemma ensues: Who is the good guy? Who is the bad guy? Who will I root for? It is a