Category Archives: Media Personalities

Thank You, Rich Eisen (Updated)

I have no words.

I have no words.

See it for yourself. And see the reaction. You really can’t delete tweets, Rich.

This is going to sting. Unless, of course, it’s a hack.

Update: Of course, it’s a hack.

Good for you, Rich.

Good for you, Rich.

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.

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Bill Simmons: Tweet and Delete

Was it good for you, Bill?

Was it good for you, Bill?

Sports bloggers have been waiting for the white whale of the Internet sportswriting community to join Twitter while it’s still white-hot.

That day has come: Bill Simmons is now on Twitter. But how did he get there? And did the Sports Guy say a little too much in losing his Twitter virginity? 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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Live Blog: The Inevitable Happens

Well, that happened. So this must.

Left-click to open; it’s the ESPN Podcenter link. Live blog is a pop-up.

I basically ended up transcribing it. I’ve extracted some excerpts here.

Read on for Simmons and Reilly on Kobe, Simmons and Reilly on golf (Reilly’s not going to the Masters), Simmons and Reilly on blogs (Reilly says, “holding down couch springs in his mother’s basement”; Simmons refers to 9/11), Simmons and Reilly on beat writers, Simmons and Reilly on ESPN, and much, much more. 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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Sports Stars, Mainstream Media Members, and Blogging Brethren: Sweet Tweets

I was inspired to do this by recent articles.

Deadspin had two posts on Sunday from Twitter. That plane in the Hudson was a watershed moment for TwitPic. And Barack Obama’s inauguration yesterday overloaded Twitter in general.

Clearly, as a microblogging/thought-casting app, Twitter’s at a critical mass. Continue reading

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