sports on television


The Immortal Life of John Tesh's NBA Anthem "Roundball Rock"

The goofy, glorious, extremely 90s NBA anthem hasn't appeared on television in 15 years, and yet it has also never left.
David Roth
yakkin about baseball

Yakkin' About Baseball: Operation Shutdown Comes For Us All

A frank discussion of a baseball season that is barely old enough to be discussable, and also a visit to Jason Bay Hyundai And KIA.
David Roth and David Raposa
second acts in american lives

Chris Christie, Who Is Still Governor of New Jersey: "Phillies Suck"

"They're from Philadelphia, they're an awful team, they're an angry, bitter fanbase," the former Presidential candidate told a panel of, uh, suited men on SNY.
David Roth
commercials and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties

Maybe NFL Ratings Are Down Because The Games Are Bad

Television ratings are down for Sunday and Monday Night Football broadcasts this year, and by a decent amount. Maybe it's because the games are bad?
David Roth
weird sports television

Remembering "Flag on the Play," the Illuminati's Most Hated NFL Pregame Show

In 2011, two Canadian goofballs created a NFL pregame show built around conspiracies and a sprawling cast of characters. For a few years, they got away with it.
David Colon
modest proposals

I, Corbin Smith, Should Host ESPN's "First Take"

As evidenced by Stephen A. Smith's semi-coherent, semi-menacing monologue to Kevin Durant, ESPN's "First Take" has problems. We know just the man to fix them.
Corbin Smith

Without Don Orsillo, the Red Sox Don't Have a Voice

The Boston Red Sox have had a lousy, losing season. But the departure of beloved play-by-play guy Don Orsillo is more than just another loss.
Matthew Kory
quantification unto death

Against ESPN's K-Zone, Which Is the Worst

ESPN's K-Zone, which will be a part of every baseball broadcast on the network all year long, puts a visible strike zone on the screen for every pitch. It stinks.
Robert O'Connell

Julian Edelman, Plays We Remember, and Things We Forget

The Super Bowl's most significant play may also have been its most brutal. This was easy to understand even in the moment, and even easier to forget.
Robert O'Connell