Posts tagged "espn"

The Soapbox: No, Wendi Nix, Boycotting The Cowboys’ Sponsors Will Not Solve The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem

Yesterday, ESPN’s Wendi Nix joined the crew at SportsCenter to talk about Greg Hardy. Hardy, if you don’t follow football, beat his ex-girlfriend badly while playing for the Carolina Panthers, was

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 9, 2015 - 2:30 pm

ESPN Will Have An All-Male Panel On Domestic Violence Tonight, Which I’m Sure Will Be Incredibly Thorough [UPDATED]

Tonight, the pre-show for Monday Night Football will feature a panel discussion about domestic violence. It will include, as Ben Collins points out at Esquire, the perspectives of 11 middle-aged-and-up

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season.

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It’s pretty fucking awful. [Clutch

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended For Calling Trans Athlete An “It”

ESPN Radio “temporarily” suspended hosts who made transphobic comments about a trans basketball player, including referring to her as “it” and saying that no one who is trans should…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Bizarre ESPN Scandal Involving Young, Female Gambling “Expert” Will Make Your Brain Explode

There is quite a bit of buzz surrounding ESPN today, because apparently they were duped by someone named Sarah Phillips, who they hired to write a column for their site on sports betting. While…

The Stir | May 3, 2012 - 9:10 am

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase “chink in the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2012 - 12:40 pm

xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Earlier this week, xoJane’s sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called “Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?” In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: ESPN Dude Fired For Calling Colleague “Sweet Baby” To Sue

Ron Franklin, the ESPN announcer who was fired for calling his female co-worker, Jeannine Edwards, “sweet baby” and an “a**hole,” is suing his former employer. He has a right…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Naomi Wolf Says Sex-Crime Accusers Deserve To Be Named

Naomi Wolf (author of, among other things, The Beauty Myth) has really taken her Julian Assange defense to a whole new level. In an op-ed for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: A Horse Is Not A Woman, espnW

So ESPN has this new site for women, right? And espnW ran an end-of-year news roundup called “The 10 Biggest Stories In Women’s Sports,” right? And #4 on that…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2011 - 7:30 pm

ESPN Announcer Off Air After Calling Female Colleague “Sweetcakes”

ESPN football announcer Ron Franklin was not allowed on-air this weekend after he allegedly called a female colleague, Jeannine Edwards, “sweetcakes” and then an “a-hole.”

Franklin, 68, supposedly…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2011 - 12:15 pm

WNBA Star Diana Taurasi Poses Naked On The Cover Of ESPN Magazine

Cue the controversy and strike up the blogger debates. WNBA star Diana Taurasi appears naked on the cover of ESPN magazine’s annual body issue. The Phoenix Mercury guard/forward is one…

Susannah Breslin | October 5, 2010 - 2:10 pm

ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser Suspended For Slobbering Over Hannah Storm’s “Very, Very Tight Shirt”

Dear Tony Kornheiser, host of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN,

You are not Tiger Woods. You are somebody named Tony Kornheiser who I have never heard of before today,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2010 - 5:10 pm