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ESPN, Scott Van Pelt, and the Advertising/Editorial Barrier

First, you must watch this video, for it is hilarious. (HT to NESW Sports for having it early this morning.)

It’s a wonderful bit of personality and a great ad for EA Sports’ upcoming Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10. It’s where it is located that brings up something a little more troubling. Continue reading

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Stephen A. Smith Twitters His ESPN Departure, Is Not Bitter

ESPN and Stephen A. are parting ways, but it looks like they’re doing so amicably.

He's not angry? Huh.

He's not angry? Huh.

That blog entry is remarkably rational, too. It’s almost like ESPN people know how to mellow out and handle things professionally.

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Lynn Hoppes to ESPN: Good and Bad

I grew up reading the Orlando Sentinel‘s sports section, as has been mentioned before in this space. It’s the newspaper I have my tactile attachment to, the one that I exalt both because of that childhood relationship and because it was a fine sports section.

So Lynn Hoppes leaving for ESPN leaves me conflicted. Continue reading

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Bill Simmons Has a Potty Mouth

When Bill Simmons does his ESPN podcasts, they’re preceded by the infamous disclaimer, “The BS Report is a free-flowing conversation that occasionally touches on mature subjects.” That never presages anything more risque than the occasionally off-color or bleeped remark.

When Simmons goes on Adam Carolla’s podcast, he earns that warning and then some. (NSFW language ahead.) Continue reading

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Live Blog: Lil Wayne on ESPN’s “Around the Horn”

ESPN’s powers of synergy know no bounds. Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bill Simmons’ Live Chat

It has been established by now that I will live blog nearly anything.

But I don’t believe anyone’s ever done this. Continue reading

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Fantasy Partners: Why Does Rick Reilly Get Barack Obama While Bill Simmons Gets Matthew Berry?

Remember when Bill Simmons was going to have Barack Obama on his podcast?

My bet is that he can’t forget. This Rick Reilly piece won’t help. Continue reading

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