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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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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Lucy Burdge
August 23, 2018 - 7:12 am
Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he has started a petition to push ESPN to show the national anthem on Monday Night Football broadcasts. In an email to supporters about the petition, Trump calls on “spineless” ESPN to reverse its decision to not air the anthem. "If 'America' is too offensive for...
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Alex Reimer
August 22, 2018 - 6:26 pm
One of the more embarrassing moments in recent ESPN history came four years ago when Chris Berman whitewashed the NFL’s repugnant handling of the Ray Rice scandal in the middle of a “Monday Night Football” broadcast. Berman and partner Trent Dilfer bumbled through an excruciating summary of the...
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Alex Reimer
August 22, 2018 - 5:35 pm
ESPN is adding numerous college football and NFL analysts to its struggling marquee morning show in an apparent effort to boost its sagging ratings. Starting Sept. 3, five different football pundits will have hosting stints on “Get Up” throughout the week. The following Monday, Sept. 10, the...
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