Until yesterday, I liked Chris Leak more than I liked Tim Tebow.
Monthly Archives: July 2009
There is but one big reason much of America will wake up early this morning and watch the Open Championship.
I’m here for that reason and to chronicle the rest.
As always, I’m following and covering not only the action on the course but Jason Sobel’s excellent live blog.
Join me after the jump. Continue reading
So I’m fiddling around on the ‘Net and I find this Orlando Sentinel article naming George Bodenheimer, ESPN’s president, the most powerful name in college sports. It’s a good write-up, but the newsworthy piece is this quote:
Bodenheimer said one thing ESPN won’t do is act as a catalyst for a playoff system in college football.
“Obviously, the decision on a college football playoff rests with the universities and specifically the presidents,” he said. “Obviously, we’re here to televise whatever format the presidents decide is the best one for their college system to play in, and that’s the role we’ll serve.”
It’s just a quote, obviously, and it’s cagey. Certainly, this doesn’t dismiss the possibility that ESPN favors either a playoff or the BCS, and it wouldn’t prevent the company from lending their heft to a couple of dedicated presidents as long as they weren’t seen as the driving force.
But that clearly isn’t a ringing endorsement for changing the system.
In other BCS news, Clay Travis on its legal standing is essential reading.
This is going to sting. Unless, of course, it’s a hack.
Update: Of course, it’s a hack.
Still, that’s a rather unfortunate way to get hacked, and probably a strange 4 AM call or text to get.
After the jump, reactions and reasoning.
Usually, I have a lot of words for you. You go about your business, not reading them, and I pretend you did; we’re all happy. But today I have tricked you! I have pictures! You cannot not read pictures!
And these pictures? They’re of what Deadspin and the rest of Gawker Media will look like. Continue reading