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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY
Alex Reimer
September 14, 2018 - 2:41 pm
It is a sad day for us at WEEI. Jemele Hill confirmed Friday this is her last day at ESPN, which had been rumored for several weeks. "When I started at ESPN in 2006, I had no idea that such a wonderful journey would take place over the next 12 years,” Hill said in a tweet. “However, the time has...
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Alex Reimer
September 12, 2018 - 12:49 pm
The spat between Barstool Sports and ESPN's Sam Ponder over the cancellation of “Barstool Van Talk” is continuing into its second year. For those who have lives and don’t memorize these things, Barstool had a short-lived late-night talk show on ESPN last fall. It lasted one episode, seemingly due...
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Alex Reimer
September 11, 2018 - 10:58 am
Max Kellerman is the Master Troll. At one point, we have to just tip our caps and call him our daddy for continuing to be in our heads. In July 2016, Kellerman predicted Tom Brady was going to “fall off the cliff.” Since then, Brady has played in two Super Bowls, completed the greatest Super Bowl...
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Alex Reimer
September 10, 2018 - 9:02 am
Jess Mendoza has made many trips to Fenway Park during her time as lead analyst for “Sunday Night Baseball.” But apparently, she’s never stepped down from the broadcast booth into the seats. Early in Sunday night’s game between the Red Sox and Astros, the much-maligned commentator made perhaps her...
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Alex Reimer
September 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
One of the central themes of Mark Leibovich’s 350-page foray into the decadent world of professional football, “ Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times ,” is that oftentimes it takes an outsider to unmask the absurdity of a cultural institution that generates $14 billion annually in revenue. The...
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY
Alex Reimer
September 04, 2018 - 3:12 pm
ESPN didn’t willingly cut ties with Jemele Hill. The WorldWide Leader tried to entice her to stick around, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand . But the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement. Last month, ESPN bought out the final $6.25 million remaining on Hill’s contract over the next...
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Alex Reimer
August 30, 2018 - 12:51 pm
It’s early Wednesday morning on a stifling late-summer day, and one of the greatest postseason pitchers of all-time is sitting in his den ranting into a webcam about Twitter suppressing his follower count. “In January of 2017, I had 224,000 Twitter followers,” Schilling tells Iowa-based Christian-...
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Alex Reimer
August 29, 2018 - 9:31 am
Milquetoast Mike Greenberg will enter the podcast arena this fall. The anchor of ESPN’s floundering morning show, “Get Up,” will debut his new podcast in the coming weeks. The show is titled, “I’m Interested,” because Greenberg says “interesting” is his favorite word. The irony is off the charts. “...
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Alex Reimer
August 27, 2018 - 1:25 pm
ESPN will still air its expensive and disastrous morning show, “Get Up,” throughout the fall. But the show will only be sticking around in name only. For all intents and purposes, it’s already been cancelled. When “Get Up” launched in April, it was billed as a three-hour variety morning sports show...
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ESPN's Jemele Hill (left) and Michael Smith.
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John Tomase
August 26, 2018 - 9:37 am
The Jemele Hill Era is over at ESPN. Can't say it's a surprise. The outspoken host, long a target of critics on the right over her criticism of president Trump, will reportedly finish at the Worldwide Leader on Friday after the two sides agreed to a buyout of her reported $2.5 million annual...
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