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  1. rip
    SportsCenter’s Elle Duncan Gives a Tearful Tribute to ‘Girl Dad’ Kobe Bryant“I would have five more girls if I could.”
  2. tv review
    Basketball: A Love Story Is Good, But It’s No Slam DunkIf you have the slightest interest in basketball, you’ll still want to watch this massive ESPN docuseries.
  3. 30 for 30
    ESPN and Netflix Will Present Michael Jordan’s Life Story in 10 HoursJordan has authorized the docuseries, which will premiere in 2019.
  4. extortion
    Blackmail From Cocaine Dealer Led to Former ESPN Chief’s Surprising ResignationJohn Skipper resigned in December to deal with a longtime “substance addiction.”
  5. tv
    Jemele Hill Is Leaving SportsCenter for the UndefeatedShe’ll write for the ESPN culture site and host town halls.
  6. espn
    ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill for Tweeting About NFL BoycottsHill tweeted about boycotting advertisers after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones promised to bench any player who protested during the national anthem.
  7. podcast review
    30 for 30 Podcasts Is Like This American Life, But for SportsIt’s a podcast where sports stories of greater narrative ambition can flourish.
  8. Jon Stewart Will Co-Host Tonight’s ‘SportsCenter’ from the Warrior GamesJon Stewart will return to the anchor desk tonight for a special edition of SportsCenter on ESPN. According to Entertainment Weekly, the former […]
  9. close reads
    O.J.: Made in America Gives Us a Human Portrayal of Nicole BrownNicole Brown was a victim of murder. But in the ESPN O.J. Simpson documentary, she’s also a human being and a strong woman.
  10. let us compare
    FX’s O.J. v. ESPN’s O.J.: What’s the Difference?Yes, two of the best shows of this year are about O.J. Simpson, but they are not the same at all.
  11. roll call
    O.J.: Made in America: 9 Key Figures to Know in the ESPN DocumentaryThe who, when, and where are they now.
  12. vice
    Vice Partners With ESPN, or Maybe Just Gets Into Sports IronicallyVice Sports will start producing a new short-form series for ESPN.
  13. Modern Comedy Owes a Lot to Those ‘This Is SportsCenter’ Commercials Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve […]
  14. espn would rather bay less
    Skip Bayless Is Leaving ESPN; Better Start Stockpiling Those Hot Takes NowThe Troll King will make his final First Take appearance in June.
  15. Randy and Jason Sklar Crack Jokes From the Cheap Seats Riffing, heckling, interrupting: whatever you want to call it, making fun of bad movies and TV shows is a time honored tradition shared by […]
  16. sports
    Lil Wayne Re-created Some Historic Sports CallsHis version of the Miracle on Ice would’ve been a little less enthusiastic.
  17. the sports guy
    Bill Simmons Signs With HBOHe’s taking his talents to premium cable.
  18. thank you based god
    Lil B Went on ESPN to Let Everyone Know Who’s Cursed and Not CursedSorry, Kevin Durant.
  19. ESPN Recruits Hannibal Buress as an NBA Reporter ESPN and Grantland sent Hannibal Buress to a Cavs/Pelicans game to try to report on unibrowed superstar Anthony Davis. Unfortunately, Davis […]
  20. football
    Get Ready for Snoop Dogg’s ESPN Docu-SeriesFeaturing his football player son.
  21. 90s nostalgia
    Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan Finally Getting ‘30 for 30’ DocWhyyyy, whhhhhyyyy.
  22. spell check be damned
    The National Spelling Bee: Our 5 Fave SpellersMaybe a drinking game isn’t the best idea.
  23. Jon Hamm Will Host the ESPYsGreat, now we have to watch the ESPYs.
  24. If Only Joel McHale and Rob Riggle’s ESPY Handshake Could Last Forever Did this handshake really need to end so soon? Couldn’t they have waited a little longer to announce what was the “Best Third Quarter […]
  25. Rob Riggle and His Athletic Build to Host the ESPYsThe ESPYs, which as I understand it are like the Teen Choice Awards of the sporting world, have a host for the 2012 edition: Rob Riggle. The […]
  26. Comedian Beats Jeremy Lin in a Game of P-I-G If you listen to ESPN in the background while you do the dishes, you know that Jeremy Lin is the greatest basketball player of all time if […]
  27. making the sausage
    Polone: I’m Tired of Paying for Cable Channels I Never WatchAnd if you don’t like sports but pay big cable bills, you should be irate, too.
  28. movies
    Fox Grabs Film Rights for ESPN Oral History’Those Guys Have All the Fun’ is part origin story, part delicious gossip.
  29. Brian Wilson’s Beard, Onesie Write Seth Meyers’ ESPYs Monologue for Him Other than one super racist Yao Ming joke, Seth Meyer’s ESPYs monologue was killer last night, though it’s hard to get a read on the intensely […]
  30. ESPN’s Pretty Good Sports Show Brings New Yorkers Together This week’s Pretty Good Sports Show on ESPN.com continues its run of solidly funny episodes, defying the expectation that a non-comedic entity […]
  31. ESPN’s Pretty Good Sports Show Is Actually Pretty Good There’s a lot to be skeptical about when you hear that ESPN is producing an online comedic video series centered around New York sports. I […]
  32. espn
    The Knicks’ Loss Is Still ESPN’s GainLast night, at least.
  33. it's a television commercial
    Attention: There Are Now Three Places Where You Can See Adam Scott Being FunnyOne of them is ESPN!
  34. tvpocalypse
    ESPN 3D to Make Sports ScaryWatch out for that puck!
  35. the industry
    Jon Hamm Runs This TownPlus: a raging Lombardi.
  36. the industry
    Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Fulfill a DreamPlus: Sherri Shepherd goes solo.
  37. it just happened
    Court Overturns Indecency Fine for ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’; Timberlake Sings About It on ESPNCBS will not be held accountable for the Super Bowl halftime show, but will Justin Timberlake be held accountable for his crappy ESPYs song?
  38. apropos of nothing
    An Anxious Nation Wants to Know: Will Errol Morris Remember Tony Kornheiser?They went to elementary school together, but does the documentarian recall the sports shouter?
  39. countdown
    Bow to Your Robot Overlords: ‘BattleBots’ Is Returning!Vulture nerds out.
  40. overnights
    ‘The Bronx Is Burning’: The Platt/Turturro Scoreboard, First InningWatching this miniseries is almost like watching a Yankee Stadium slugfest between John Turturro and Oliver Platt!
  41. the industry
    Buzz Bissinger’s ‘Barbaro’ Bought By BergPlus Kevin Reilly, Nicole Kidman, Deborah Harry, and Shannon Doherty.