Contrary to earlier reports, an ESPN spokesperson we spoke with this afternoon said that state funding had nothing to do with their decision to move the X Games out of Austin. Rather, they’d like to move the Summer X Games back to late July or early August when the weather in Austin is simply too hot to handle.
All right, Detroit: our loss in Texas is your gain, so here’s your chance a year early. The Austin American-Statesman reports that uncertainty surrounding Texas’ funding for events convinced ESPN not to return to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2017 for the fourth and final year of its X Games contract. [Update:…
Disney interrupted your Monday Night Football halftime show on ESPN to air this new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. They ran ads for the ad, and now the ad is finally here. Enjoy this ad, especially considering that its existence reduced your exposure to Chris Berman.
The only regular racing coverage ESPN still hosts are NHRA drag races. ESPN occasionally brands ABC motorsports broadcasts, and they host the X Games, too, but as far as normal racing season content goes, NHRA is all they’ve got. That will no longer be the case next year, as NHRA goes to Fox Sports 1.
Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself…
Stuart Scott died this morning at the age of 49. Scott was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007. ESPN has a lengthy obituary up, and ESPN2 spent much of Sunday talking with current and former ESPN personnel about their friendships with Scott.
It's Christmas Eve, which means it's the perfect time to dump a nasty story you hope the media will ignore! And that's exactly what Tallahassee police did today while flipping two big ol' birds at ESPN.
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver, Indy 500 specialist and Verizon IndyCar Series TV analyst Townsend Bell is adding another duty to his busy schedule with the launch of "What'Cha Got" on ESPN2.
The Cheez it 355, the race Tony Stewart still planned on participating in as early as this morning, began moments ago. Before the race started, Reverend David Fife gave an invocation, which would seem to be an appropriate time for someone involved with the race to acknowledge the tragedy that ended with Kevin Ward,…
ESPN on ABC's coverage of the thrilling final laps of yesterday's Indy 500 left many viewers upset, as Bristol's repeated coverage of the race leaders' significant others battled that of the actual racing. Here's a comparison of what ESPN aired versus video from the international feed.
All those problems you thought Qatar's World Cup faced—indentured servitude, bribery allegations, unplayable heat, nonexistent infrastructure—it turns out they can all be made to go away with a stay in a nice hotel and a photo op with Alan Shearer.
Marty Reid has been calling racing on ESPN for 31 years, but he's out of a job after the network announced it's pulling him off the Nationwide Series.
ESPN announcers Dave Rieff and Mike Dunn almost got through a whole segment involving a naked woman without assessing her as "attractive" and ogling her. Almost!
ESPN is laying off a portion of its staff today, a network spokesman confirms to us. How many? ESPN won't say. A tipster told us earlier today that it would be more than 400 staffers. A source at ESPN said that number is a little high, but it appears to be in the hundreds.
Injuries and the X Games tend to go hand-in-hand. The risk of injury at the Winter X Games increased about 600 percent a couple of years ago when they added freestyle snowmobile stunts to the roster.
Here's what I need you to do right now, Jalops. I need you to click on over to ESPN.com and read Marty Smith's heartbreaking but extremely well-written story about former NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau, who was injured in a racing crash nearly 10 years ago.
While practicing for the X Games RallyCross event yesterday driver Marcus Grönholm crashed and lost consciousness. The crash is the second serious accident that has occurred during practices for today's RallyCross finals.
The American Le Mans Series will be the first U.S. racing series to broadcast an entire season of racing live, online, and unedited via ESPN3 and Xbox Live, including the 12 hours of Sebring you've been poorly recreating in Forza.