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Video: Andrew McCutchen ‘Pirates’ ESPN Meeting in This is SportsCenter Commercial

Some of the “This is SportsCenter” ads have been funny over the years. Here’s another example, with baseball’s true Opening Day on Monday. This one features Pirates star Andrew McCutchen and a group of pirate mascots pirating an ESPN meeting:

ESPN Expert Predictions: Bogaerts to Win ROY, Red Sox Receive Just 2 Votes to Defend World Series

The 2014 MLB season is set to begin in earnest on Sunday night with its stateside Opening Day. However, that is just the preview of a full Monday slate that includes five nationally televised season openers on ESPN. Accordingly, ESPN has published its experts’ predictions for the upcoming MLB season in preparation for what should be […]

Former Red Sox Curt Schilling Diagnosed with Cancer

Curt Schilling just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? Set to appear in the booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts this coming MLB season, the 47-year-old Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, according to his statement. “I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” […]

The Baseball Hall of Fame Vote: Why Dan Le Batard was Right and Wrong

For those who missed it, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were voted into the Hall of Fame this past Wednesday. All three were more than deserving of the honor, and one would think they would have their time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, a loud-mouthed reporter with his own agenda, Dan Le Batard, took […]

Top 10 Most Annoying Sports Personalities of All Time

Many of us Bostonians understand our home teams in a way that many well known commentators and sports personalities ever could. Over the course of my time as a Boston sports fan, I have noticed many announcers/sports personalities that are completely off in their analysis. This could include why a team is struggling, their insights […]

What a Joke: Welker Clarifies Postgame Belichick Comment

I used to think that there was nothing lamer than having to explain a joke to someone. Then I read the story about Wes Welker explicating his jest in a postgame interview with CSNNE following his 13 catch, 104 yard outburst in a 31-21 Patriots win over the Denver Broncos.  I stand corrected. The media […]

Video: John Clayton’s ESPN Sportscenter Commercial

File this under “in case you missed this.” John Clayton, otherwise known as the pencil-neck geek that analyzes the NFL for ESPN, is featured in the latest Sportscenter ad: (video after the jump):

Rob Gronkowski Poses Nude For ESPN The Magazine

First, Rob Gronkowski won a Celebrity Home Run Derby (and actually hit one out of the park). Now, for those interested, here’s Gronk naked…

Knuckleball! Review: An Exercise in Slow-Motion

As I sat in my white plastic folding chair in the middle of the World Financial Center Plaza, eyes glued to the massive five story screen erected along the Hudson River in New York City, Knuckleball! seemed to unfold in slow motion over the course of two hours. Maybe it was because I was still […]

Reviewing NESN’s Jenny Dell (So Far)

The 2012 season is about a month old and already two things are very clear: I miss last year’s bullpen and last year’s “sideline” reporter. Sorry folks, but Jenny Dell is not really doing it for me. I know, I know, the women reading this are calling me a superficial pig and the fellas reading this […]

New “Knuckleball!” Film Features Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey

I have always dreamed of being a major league baseball player, but in the last few years, as I’ve grown up from an adolescent benchwarmer on my high school baseball team to a still slightly immature but somewhat more realistic 23-year-old, my baseball idols have shifted. Instead of the Nomar Garciaparras and the Nolan Ryans, […]

Terry Francona Joins ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who parted ways with the team after an epic collapse that knocked the Sox out of playoff contention, has found a new gig: ESPN baseball analyst. “I’m excited to join ESPN and to be able to talk about my passion for baseball with fans who love the game as […]

ESPN Sports Nation Bet On Patriots-Jets Game Controls I-91 Billboard

Patriots and Jets is synonymous with the word rivalry. The personnel switching from entity to entity over the years (and in some cases switching back…again) make this feud that much more compelling. Consequently, fans take great pride in victory and agony in defeat. Sports Nation hosts Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle are taking this concept to […]

Sports Media Musings: Former ESPN VP Allegedly Exposes Himself In Front of Erin Andrews, Quick Musings

One of the hardest things to do as a columnist is write a strong lede.  I can’t tell you how much this is stressed to me on a daily basis. Above everything else, you need to grab the audience by the collar with a strong pun that says, “Put your feet up and stay for a […]

Sports Media Musings: ESPN Original Programming Wins, Media Scolds NESN, CSNNE’s Farm System

Praising Rage Against The Machine ESPN gets criticized with great regularity. Much of the scrutiny is deserved. Segments like, “Who’s Now” on “SportsCenter” feel forced. I shake my head when Skip Bayless argues Aaron Hernandez’s fried chicken entrée could be a harbinger of trouble ahead for the Patriots. Lastly, Herman Edwards‘ rants lay somewhere between […]