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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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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Alex Reimer
August 21, 2018 - 11:40 am
ESPN continues to bleed subscribers. Awful Announcing obtained the Nielsen cable coverage estimates for July and August, and the numbers aren’t pretty for the WorldWide Leader. According to Nielsen, ESPN has lost an estimated 290,000 subscribers over the last two months. Those numbers outpace NBC...
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Alex Reimer
August 20, 2018 - 11:41 am
One of new ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro’s main objectives is to repair the WorldWide Leader’s seemingly frayed relationship with the NFL. In an apparent effort to do that, he says the network is going to move away from politics. At ESPN Media Day last week, Pitaro announced the network’s plans to...
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John Tomase
August 18, 2018 - 11:47 am
Max Kellerman appears prepared to ride his Tom Brady prediction right over the cliff. The ESPN talking head has maintained for years that quarterbacks cease to function at age 41, and that Brady would be no exception. On Friday's First Take, Kellerman doubled, tripled, and quadrupled down on his...
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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Lucy Burdge
August 18, 2018 - 10:22 am
ESPN’s new president Jimmy Pitaro said on Friday the network will not air the national anthem before Monday Night Football games this season. Player protests during the national anthem have become a controversial issue for the NFL in the past couple of seasons, with players taking a knee to protest...
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Alex Reimer
August 16, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Chris Berman may be on his way back, back, back to ESPN. (Sorry, that was too easy). The iconic anchor is in discussions with the WorldWide Leader about an expanded role during the NFL season, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand . Last year, Berman was bumped off the network’s pregame...
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Alex Reimer
August 14, 2018 - 1:14 pm
It took less than five minutes for Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria to rag on Glenn Ordway during their afternoon drive debut Monday. With Diddy’s “Coming Home” playing in the background, Merloni and Fauria took turns using the “Ordway Voice” –– a high-pitched defensive squeal –– recounting some of...
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Alex Reimer
August 13, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Add Michael Wilbon to the list of ESPN critics. The longtime “Pardon the Interruption” co-host, and Chicago native, took issue with his employer placing Cubs rookie David Bote’s sensational walk-off grand slam as the No. 9 play of the day on “SportsCenter’s” Top 10 segment Sunday night. “Nice job...
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Alex Reimer
August 13, 2018 - 9:51 am
Alex Rodriguez stands by his criticism of Cubs starter Yu Darvish, even in the face of blowback from Chicago manager Joe Maddon. Maddon and A-Rod engaged in a heated conversation prior to the Cubs’ incredible 4-3 walk-off win over the Nationals Sunday night, according to the Athletic . During a...
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