Super Bowl: ESPN2 Airs 9/11 Truther Interruption Of Post-Game News Conference

By | Sunday February 2, 2014 @ 10:50pm PST

Super Bowl 9/11 ESPN2The excitement at MetLife Stadium picked up tonight, but only after the Seattle Seahawks slaughtered the Denver Broncos. Police arrested a man who penetrated security’s defense at a Super Bowl post-game press conference held by Seahawks MVP Malcolm Smith, then shouted a conspiracy theory that aired live on ESPN2. “Investigate 9/11 – 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government,” said the man, identified in media reports as Matthew Mills of Brooklyn, who was subsequently ushered away from the mic and later arrested and charged with trespassing. ESPN2 and the NFL have yet to issue an official statement on the breach – watch it below: Read More »

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ESPN Splits With Hugh Douglas Over Racially Charged Altercation

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 4:26pm PDT

Hugh Douglas Fired By ESPNHugh Douglas excelled on the defensive side of the ball during his NFL playing career, but an offensive he launched against an ESPN colleague has cost him his TV gig. The … Read More »

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Keith Olbermann In “Serious Discussions” For ESPN2 Talk Show: Report

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 2:58pm PDT

Is Keith Olbermann’s latest TV renaissance about to take him back to Bristol? The lightning-rod veteran of sports and political shows is in “serious discussions” with Disney-owned ESPN for a late-night talker on sister outlet … Read More »

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Pay TV Companies Say ESPN Fumbled With Its $15B NFL Deal

ESPN is already starting to face a major backlash from pay TV providers and some Wall Street analysts to yesterday’s $15B deal extending its rights to Monday Night Football for eight years to 2021. The … Read More »

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HBO, NBC Big Winners At Sports Emmys

By | Monday May 2, 2011 @ 11:26pm PDT

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences bestowed its 32nd annual Sports Emmy Awards on Monday night in New York, celebrating the best in broadcast sports for 2010. NBC’s Sunday Night Football was named Outstanding Live Series again and … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: World Cup Up With Team U.S. Heroics, ‘Hot In Cleveland’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

ESPN’s Wednesday morning World Cup match between the U.S. and Algeria set records as the highest-rated and most-watched soccer telecast in the history of the ESPN networks, while ESPN3.com drew the largest U.S. audience for a sports event on the Web with 1.1 million unique viewers watching the match for an average of 43 minutes.

Meanwhile, the second episode of the TV Land original sitcom Hot In Cleveland averaged 3.4 million viewers, down 29% from  the record-setting heights of the show’s premiere last week. The number is still pretty solid for TV Land. Read More »

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