Posts tagged "espn"

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 men, and not a single woman. He goes on to dismantle Bill Simmons’ suspension from the network for calling Roger Goodell a liar and the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

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. On the show "First Take," Smith and other panelists were discussing Ray Rice, an NFL player who physically assaulted his now-wife and has been suspended…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

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. Rice faces jail-time for aggravated assault on his wife, Janay Rice. In discussing Rice's suspension, Smith oh so helpfully turned it around on women, imploring "let'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

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 Magazine, Huffington Post] I don't even want to know about a "bulimia machine." [Jezebel] Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd, who is openly gay, introduced a bill…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2013

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 be allowed to play sports. [Queerty] Susan Rice is officially withdrawing from consideration for Secretary of State. [Twitter.com/NBCnews] On Victoria's Secret's continued beef with an anti-rape…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2012

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 ESPN thought she was a college student in her 20s who just happened to have a very firm knowledge of gambling and placing bets, some are now…

By: The Stir / May 3, 2012

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 armor." He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

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 writer who penned the "Chink In The Armor" headline -- after the Knicks lost on Saturday night -- might have made an honest mistake whe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2012

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 to be sexist, damn it! [New York Daily News] The #1 movie I wanna see out of Sundance? "Miss Representation," a documentary about how women are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2011

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, Wolf says that not only should the women accusing Assange of rape be named in the press, but rape accusers in general shouldn't be granted…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2011

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 list was about a female horse. Yes, a horse. A horse ridden by a male jockey, too. How do we feel about that? And did anyone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2011

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 made the sexist comments in a production meeting on Friday. Edwards reportedly tried to butt in on a conversation he was having with another announcer, so he…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2011

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 of a bevy of athletes posing in the buff with strategically placed athletic gear for the magazine; among Taurasi's peers in the issue: tennis star…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 5, 2010

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, i.e., you are not so famous that you should be thinking normal people's rules no longer apply to you. Did you reeeally think not a single…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010