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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jan 30, 2019. 11 comments

SportsCenter Falls For Fake Instagram Screenshot Showing LeBron James Once Again Tampering With Anthony Davis

SportsCenter Falls For Fake Instagram Screenshot Showing LeBron James Once Again Tampering With Anthony Davis

Hey, remember when ESPN trumped up a ho-hum quote by LeBron James about how cool it would be to play with one of the greatest players of this generation, and spun out a whole stupid news cycle from it , and got the NBA to send out a memo warning teams against players speaking aloud in a way that suggested “sustained public recruiting?”

I bring that up because, viewed from that angle, it’s...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Apr 19, 2018.

Neil Everett Is Struggling A Bit

Neil Everett Is Struggling A Bit

Can’t a SportsCenter anchor get a bottle of water? Everett eventually came back after the above segment, still sounding like “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Apr 17, 2018. 3 comments

Jay Williams Receives Phone Call During Live Shot

Jay Williams Receives Phone Call During Live Shot

ESPN analyst Jay Williams forgot to silence his phone before going live on SportsCenter this morning, and just like when you forgot to do it before going to church today, it rang at the most inappropriate moment. Williams laughed it off, suggesting it was one of the coaches to talk strategy—but who do you think is calling Jay Williams this morning? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Apr 14, 2018. 3 comments

Scott Van Pelt Brought Back Ballimerese To Bring Tim Kurkjian To Uncontrollable Laughter

Scott Van Pelt Brought Back Ballimerese To Bring Tim Kurkjian To Uncontrollable Laughter

One of Scott Van Pelt’s recurring bits on radio was taunting fellow Maryland native Tim Kurkjian with that curious dialect known as “Ballimerese”—something that repeatedly made Kurkjian giggle like a little girl . Van Pelt brought it back tonight on SportsCenter, and it had the same effect.

Supercut: Scott Van Pelt Making Tim Kurkjian Giggle Like A Little Girl

Maryland native Scott Van Pelt...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Apr 14, 2018. 18 comments

Cris Carter Says Geno Smith's "Lack Of Leadership" Got Him Punched

Cris Carter Says Geno Smith's "Lack Of Leadership" Got Him Punched

Some wild shit went down in the Jets’ locker room today , and SportsCenter threw up the Yelling Sports Guys In Suits signal as soon as the news broke. It’s all hands on deck, people! Cris Carter, what’s your fuckin’ take on this, my man?!

(Spoiler: the funniest thing about this clip is when Carter starts off with, “Now, I don’t know what happened.”)

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Mar 16, 2018. 15 comments

A Guy Did Some Weird Magic On ESPN And I Don't Like It

A Guy Did Some Weird Magic On ESPN<i> </i>And I Don't Like It

On yesterday’s broadcast of ESPN’s Tournament Challenge Marathon, a mentalist (just a made-up term for a magician) did a trick on Mike Greenberg and Jalen Rose:

I don’t like this trick! I don’t like it because the only way to explain how it happened is that it was completely staged, which would be incredibly lame, or this guy actually did some weird stuff to Mike Greenberg’s brain. Either...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Mar 07, 2018. 6 comments

Dan Patrick Returns To SportsCenter; Still Manages A Subtle, Lasting Burn

Dan Patrick Returns To <i>SportsCenter</i>; Still Manages A Subtle, Lasting Burn

Dan Patrick returned to ESPN’s SportsCenter set tonight for the first time since leaving the Worldwide Leader in 2007. But lest you think his appearance to commemorate Scott Van Pelt’s first episode of the new solo show would bring tidings of a more lengthy homecoming for one half of the “Big Show”, Patrick let everyone know he was just a visitor.

Literally. Patrick sported his VISITOR badge...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Mar 01, 2018. 10 comments

Zen Koans, As Brought To You By ESPN's Neil Everett

Zen Koans, As Brought To You By ESPN's Neil Everett

“It’s like the scarecrow in Oz, you get too close to the fire, eventually.. you’re going to get burned. Heh.”

(We have no idea what is going on here.)

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Feb 18, 2018. 9 comments

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Dec 22, 2017. 19 comments

Stan Verrett On Kaepernick: "Let's Pay As Much Attention To The Substance As We Do To The Symbols"

Stan Verrett On Kaepernick: "Let's Pay As Much Attention To The Substance As We Do To The Symbols"

SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett joined the chorus of opinions on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest with a take that drew from his own family’s history of service to the United States, and the discrimination that followed. It’s as strong, and fair, a commentary you’re likely to hear from anyone on this issue.

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Dec 21, 2017. 10 comments

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Oct 31, 2017. 9 comments

Iggy Azalea Just Got Ethered On SportsCenter

Iggy Azalea Just Got Ethered On <i>SportsCenter</i>

Bruh. BRUH. They don't make lava as hot as my man Robert Flores's diss right there. Like, generations of Azaleas' souls will be burning from this one.

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Oct 30, 2017. 14 comments

Nick Young Is Clapping Back At Robert Flores For Ethering Iggy Azalea

Nick Young Is Clapping Back At Robert Flores For Ethering Iggy Azalea

As Jigga's Law states, for every "Ether" there is an equal and opposite "Super Ugly" as the offended party seeks to redress their injuries in diss form. And while Iggy Azalea herself has henceforth been quiet about the smackdown ESPN's Robert Flores laid on her today, her boyfriend Nick Young has come out swinging.

Iggy Azalea Just Got Ethered On SportsCenter

Bruh. BRUH. They don't make...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Oct 14, 2017. 12 comments

Bryce Harper Has No Idea How To Pronounce "Meme"

Bryce Harper Has No Idea How To Pronounce "Meme"

NL MVP Bryce Harper went on SportsCenter to take some questions from Scott Van Pelt, and when answering expressed a reluctance to become a meme. Or was that a may may? A meh meh? No matter how you spell his pronunciation, it had the ironic effect of turning Harper into, yup, a meme.

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Sep 22, 2017. 9 comments

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 20, 2017. 19 comments

Report: ESPN Tried To Sub Out Jemele Hill For Last Night's SportsCenter [Update]

Report: ESPN Tried To Sub Out Jemele Hill For Last Night's <i>SportsCenter </i>[Update]

Though ESPN anchor Jemele Hill received a lot of shit for her correct diagnosis of Donald Trump , she appeared on Wednesday’s SportsCenter with Michael Smith as usual. Later in the night, she and the network issued statements to give the notion that they were on good terms. But a new report suggests there was a huge standoff to get to that point.

According to two sources who spoke with...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Sep 16, 2017. 13 comments

Here's What ESPN Employees Are Saying About The Jemele Hill Situation On Their Private Message Board

Here's What ESPN Employees Are Saying About The Jemele Hill Situation On Their Private Message Board

ESPN spent this week caving to the most cynically motivated people on the fringes of sports media and their manufactured outrage at SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill’s accurate comments about the president. Thus the network finds itself in the midst of a culture war that’s activated every reactionary attack dog out there and even reached all the way up to the White House . ThinkProgress...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Aug 30, 2017. 8 comments

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Dan McQuade Dan McQuade Aug 25, 2017. 15 comments

Cleveland Radio Caller Uses His Moment On SportsCenter To Talk About Host’s Dildo

Cleveland Radio Caller Uses His Moment On <i>SportsCenter</i> To Talk About Host’s Dildo

SportsCenter put Cleveland radio host Aaron Goldhammer on the air tonight after the Kyrie Irving trade , and he suggested they take some calls in a simulcast. Sounded fun!

Goldhammer threw to Steve in Lakewood, who immediately put on his loudest impersonation of a talking head: “Hey fellas. I just have one piece of advice for Kyrie Irving: Yeah, you mighta hit a big shot. You mighta won the...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Aug 24, 2017. 10 comments

Stephen A. Smith Blames WWC Goal On "Not Wanting To Mess Up Their Hair"

Stephen A. Smith Blames WWC Goal On "Not Wanting To Mess Up Their Hair"

It’s tiresome to monitor ESPN blowhard and domestic violence apologist Stephen A. Smith ’s daily acts of polluting the Worldwide Leader’s airwaves with his Cro-Magnon attitudes, but here we are. While inexplicably serving on SportsCenter duty last night, SAS cracked wise on Norway’s gorgeous free kick goal yesterday by explaining that German players were unable to stop Maren Mjelde’s strike...

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