Simmons asked for the hammer and ESPN hit him with it.
I wrote about the Derek Jeter retirement tour last week in my WWW, and I’ve tried hard to stop short of attacking the man, himself. My annoyance with the extended Derek Jeter retirement party has more to do with it celebrating the inequities of the game by pumping up what is almost exclusively a story
LeBron James and Kevin Love are on short-term deals, but ESPN.com believes that the two All-Star forwards will be in Cleveland for a very long time. In their latest “Future Power Rankings”—forecasting NBA teams through the 2016-17 season, the four-letter network gives the Cavs the No. 2 slot (70.85) behind only the San Antonio Spurs (71.25).
A couple people have asked us about this and with all that’s been going on, it would have been easy to let it slip through the cracks. Alas, I took the 35 seconds to create a WFNY eliminator challenge. Please join up by clicking here. The super secret password is wfny in all lower-case. We’ll
Johnny Manziel joined Jon Gruden for ESPN’s Sunday Conversation leading up to the Browns clash with the Redskins on Monday. The interview followed the normal Gruden interview trajectory with the Super Bowl winning coach asking Johnny some generic questions, followed by a Gruden favorite, having Manziel call a play from his new offense. Manziel bashfully,
By now, in popular culture and society at large, it can sometimes seem as if nothing in life carries any weight to it unless it is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Be honest, when reading LeBron’s letter on SI.com a couple weeks ago, how many of us heard it in Morgan Freeman’s voice inside our heads?
I talked to Brian Windhorst a year ago when the Cavs re-hired Mike Brown and I was taken aback when I started to think about all the things that have changed since then. Brian was gracious enough to join me for about a half hour to talk about LeBron coming back to the Cavaliers. Here are
The numbers are in and the results are that tons and tons of people in the United States watched the USMNT get eliminated yesterday. ESPN said its U.S-Belgium telecast drew 16,491,000 viewers. Add Univision's figures and the official TV total is 21.6M. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 2, 2014 Obviously add in watch parties like
In many ways I dislike talking about TV ratings in sports. TV ratings are usually used as a reason why Cleveland teams would torture television executives if they advanced to either the World Series or the NBA Finals. The NFL doesn’t care much which geographies are represented in the Super Bowl, I don’t think. That
How does a seven-foot-tall Serge Ibaka with three-point range sound? Once he was done explaining why Cleveland should not have won the 2014 NBA Lottery, ESPN’s Bill Simmons went all insider, describing a private workout he watched with Joel Embiid, the 7-foot, 250-pound Kansas center who could very well be the first-overall pick in
You can take these things with a grain of salt or you can choose to figuratively kill them with fire. The Cleveland Browns getting picked dead last in ESPN’s post-draft power rankings is ridiculous. No, it doesn’t matter, but they committed it to their website, so I felt like discussing. The reason that I find
In what may be the dream scenario for many, both ESPN draft analysts have the Cleveland Browns landing a play-maker and a quarterback in the first round of the impending NFL Draft. With the fourth-overall selection, Mel Kiper Jr. and Scouts Inc.’s Todd McShay believe the Browns will select wide receiver Sammy Watkins, barring
Many times throughout the draft process, many point to draftnik types like ESPN’s Todd McShay and say “If he was so good at scouting talent, why isn’t he employed by an NFL team?” Well, this is because his job isn’t necessarily to scout talent, but to use what he knows, coupled with people he speaks
Jay Pharoah was absolutely hysterical as he took a shot at doing Stephen A. Smith last night on Weekend Update. I even enjoyed when he lost his composure and cracked a small laugh and a smile. The only downside to this clip? It didn’t include last night’s host Louis C.K. who had some really hysterical
Josh Gordon might not know a whole lot more about the Cleveland Browns’ draft plans than we do. That has to be stated first and foremost. Still, Gordon’s opinion on the matter is interesting just the same. On Thursday, the Pro Bowl wide receiver told ESPN that he believes the Browns will call a quarterback’s name with
“So why are you here?” “I’m here for the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.” “What’s that?” “It’s this annual sports analytics conference. It’s been happening for eight years. It was at Hynes this year; there were 2,000 attendees. It’s kind of a big deal. It had 2,700 attendees last year.” “So it dropped?” “Well, yeah. It
The Cleveland Indians, winners of 92 games a season ago, were ranked as baseball’s 15th-best team in two separate online articles this week. MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince, formerly a Tribe beat writer, concluded his top-10 series with a look at the best teams in the game. Within the honorable mention section, he wrote this tidbit about
I’ve assumed since the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski that Josh McDaniels was the favorite to be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Not to say that McDaniels is necessarily my preference, but his connections to Michael Lombardi seemed all the more indicative that he should be the favorite until I heard otherwise. Well, thanks
The Esquire Network—recently launched in September 2013 as a multimedia arm of the national men’s literary magazine of identical namesake—has a new show coming out that caught my attention. The show is called “Friday Night Tykes” and it is a new reality show that is giving viewers an inside look at what is likely the