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  1. Monday, June 13, 2016

    Wow the ESPN Prez sure loves talking to the NYT about Bill Simmons 

    bill simmonsIt sure seemed to anyone with two ears that Bill Simmons was fired from ESPN because on his podcast (!) he called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar which ruffled the feathers of The Sports Leader because they are in bed with the Shield.

    But today ESPN’s president tells The New York Times that it wasn’t about the commish, instead, “I alone made the decision, and it had nothing to do with his comments about the commissioner. I severed our relationship with Bill because of his repeated lack of respect for this company and, more importantly, the people who work here.”

    Which also sounds like a lie because if you are pissed at the creator of Grantland and his alleged lack of respect for the people there, why would you shutter the beloved site and make all those people instantly unemployed due to your scorched Earth style of management?

    Further, why would you add gasoline to this fire a week before Bill’s new HBO show is about to come out? All you’re doing is giving him free pub and making him look like the David to your Goliath. Super fascinating to me how thin skinned those at the tippy top can be when talent who has earned an audience based on their opinions actually give opinions.

    Always remember: the president of ESPN didn’t even have the guts to tell Simmons that he was fired in person on the phone or via email. Instead he told the NYT and Simmons found out through Twitter.

    In summary: The commissioner of football was lying about the Ray Rice video and now it looks like the president of ESPN is totally omg wtf lying about why he shitcanned Bill Simmons and spitefully ended the beloved Grantland.

  2. Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  3. Thursday, October 18, 2012

    why nike was wrong to dump lance armstrong 

    1. when you move your factories to the poorest country you can find
    so you can make the most expensive sneakers on the planet
    and give millions of dollars to the richest athletes of all time,
    you forfeit the right to make public declarations about ethics or morals.

    2. lance armstrong has never tested positive for illegal substances

    3. his foundation, livestrong, which he started at 26 years old,
    has raised over $400 million for cancer research, programs, and advocacy.

    4. one of the best traits about the USA is you’re innocent until proven guilty.
    your actions say you don’t fully believe in that trademark of this country.
    that makes you seem worse than anything armstrong is accused of.

  4. Saturday, August 4, 2012

    are we the greatest country in the world? 

    gabby and her coach ask a butterfly.

    sports are nice – when they’re shown live, or seen live, or participated in by me

    are the olympics the best example of sports?

    ask the underdogs.

    many of whom never make it on tv.

    tears are cool

    especially when theyre streaming down a cheek of a winner

    as their national anthem is played to a mostly full arena.

    but super especially when they fall

    in a gym in the middle of nowhere

    or a track on the outskirts

    or in a pool or a court or a field or a street

    when no ones looking

    because someone did something they couldnt do yesterday

    and now theyre one step closer to their dream.

    and still the butterfly flutters away saying

    cant do this


  5. Sunday, January 29, 2012

    god bless the x games for giving us mono skiers 

    imagine youre an athlete, but you have some serious issues with your legs

    perhaps you came back wounded from the war

    maybe you were born disabled

    maybe you were in an accident.

    but being an athlete is something in your heart.

    of the scariest things i could imagine doing is skiing down a hill and over jumps

    without the benefit of legs.

    enter the mono skiiers and check out this final race today.

    h/t rob lawrence

  6. Saturday, January 21, 2012
  7. Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    there was an eight-hour tennis match today in england 

    kittenand some poor slobs had to Live Blog it!! as someone who tries to encourage people AWAY from live blogging, it is funny that what should have been an hour or two assignment turned oh so terribly wrong.

    by wrong i mean hilarious. especially when we are talking about british journalists.

    heres a very small sample of the genius that went down today in uk blogging. guardian, uk, that is:

    4.45pm: It’s ace number 62 for John Isner in the Never-Ending Story of Court 18, a tournament record. But, incredibly, Mahut seems to be coming back at him. He forges his way to the first deuce of the set thanks to a backhand lob that somehow gets over the head of the American, who stands six-foot-nine in his stockinged feet. Both men, as has been established, are now dead on their feet, although the Frenchman looks the marginally less rotten (a few less worms wriggling from his eye sockets).

    Naturally Isner holds on, He staggers, sightless, to the net and scrapes off a desperate drop volley for a winner. The American now leads 24-23. But inevitably we are still on serve.

    “No!” screams a gang of reporters. “Nooo!” I think that they are lamenting the match, but of course they are lamenting the football. On the other side of the world, Slovenia just came close to scoring.

    4.50pm: It’s over. It’s finally over. It was a long, hard match and it took its toll on the players. But finally, at long last, we have a result.

    I’m actually talking about the football here. England win 1-0 against Slovenia to go through to the knock-out stage. The Isner-Mahut match is still ongoing: 24-24 in the final set. Isner’s leg has just dropped off.

    if you didnt hear, the match was postponed due to darkness.

    it will resume tomorrow.