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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
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Alex Reimer
April 26, 2019 - 11:27 am
Roughly five hours after a harrowing audio tape had leaked of Tyreek Hill threatening his fiancee when she accused him of breaking their toddler’s arm, the Titans selected defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons with the No. 19 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Simmons, an unanimous first-round selection,...
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Alex Reimer
April 17, 2019 - 9:43 am
Something on the “First Take” set finally stinks more than Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman’s takes. On Monday's program, in the midst of an argument about Kevin Durant’s ejection in the Warriors shocking defeat to the Clippers, Kellerman seemingly farted seven times, according to an astute...
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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2019 - 11:55 am
Jemele Hill was the lightning rod of ESPN’s short-lived “SC6” program. She was the one who feuded with the White House over whether Donald Trump is a white supremacist and got suspended for suggesting Cowboys fans boycott the team’s sponsors. But in the aftermath of the show’s cancellation, Hill is...
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Alex Reimer
April 04, 2019 - 11:45 am
As a self-proclaimed vigilante for truth and justice, it pains me to side with a billionaire over a free press that’s trying to expose his alleged crimes. But any outlet that would release Robert Kraft’s sex tapes from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa wishes to engage in nothing more than legally...
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Alex Reimer
April 03, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Stephen A. Smith is expected to become the highest-paid talent in ESPN history, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports . Being wrong and loud has never been so lucrative. Though Smith still has two years remaining on his contract, which Marchand says pays him around $5 million annually,...
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Alex Reimer
April 01, 2019 - 11:05 am
MLB’s trend of declining national TV ratings is carrying over into the 2019 season. The league’s Opening Day tripleheader on ESPN Thursday attracted fewer viewers than last year, with the Red Sox-Mariners nightcap experiencing a 40 percent drop, per Sports Media Watch . The number was down a...
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Alex Reimer
March 26, 2019 - 9:53 am
NFL free agency's biggest bidding war hasn’t even started yet. Tony Romo is entering the final year of his deal with CBS and wants to earn than $10 million annually in his next contract, according to the Sporting News’ Michael McCarthy . Romo, who’s dazzled in his two years in the CBS booth, might...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ESPN’s dreams of landing Peyton Manning for “Monday Night Football” appear to be slipping away like his arm strength late in his career. According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand , it remains doubtful Manning will join Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on MNF this season, despite ESPN’s...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Stephen A. Smith is starting to implode before our very eyes. The bombastic, and dare I say borderline iconic, ESPN personality seems to be living in an alternate sports reality, where Hunter Henry played tight end for the Chargers last season and Dwayne Haskins is Michael Vick reincarnated. Nobody...
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Alex Reimer
March 15, 2019 - 11:39 am
NFL free agency week always shows that most members of our sports media are just as conflicted as the partisan hacks spewing pro-Trump state propaganda on Gerry Callahan’s television screen. Sure, the stakes are a lot lower, but the information and analysis often comes from a biased place. For...
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