How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

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… »4/27/15 3:45pm4/27/15 3:45pm


Closed Captioning Goes Insane During Fox NASCAR Broadcast

Reader Doug noticed last night that the closed captioning for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR broadcast "seemed to be drunk." Sure enough, midway through the second race at Daytona the captioning suddenly started spitting out repeated misspellings of various MLB stars' names. This went on for more than five minutes; we… »2/20/15 12:38pm2/20/15 12:38pm

Pedestrian Mowed Down By Motorcyclist Behind Reporter's Live Shot

Tonight's ITV News in the U.K. featured bonus coverage of an accident outside St. Pancras railway station in London while reporter Ria Chatterjee delivered an unrelated story about Eurostar train cancellations. Chatterjee, a true professional, paid no attention to the chaos happening behind her. »1/18/15 1:48pm1/18/15 1:48pm

Danica Patrick's SI Nipple: A Lesson In Internet Boob Etiquette [NSFW]

On January 28, Sports Illustrated's Swim Daily website posted a "Throwback Thursday" gallery featuring pictures of Danica Patrick from 2008. Buried within the gallery was an old selfie of Patrick, one that featured an unremarkable amount of nipple. The picture went unremarked upon until TMZ spotted it, prompting SI to… »2/18/14 3:05pm2/18/14 3:05pm

Producer Fired Over “Ho Lee Fuk” Prank Says His Reputation Is “Intack”

That incredible prank that snookered a Bay Area television station into reporting names like "Sum Ting Wong" and "Ho Lee Fuk" as the flight crew of that downed Asiana airplane? It cost three producers at KTVU in the Bay Area their jobs. TheWrap reached out to all three. One of them responded. »7/26/13 1:56pm7/26/13 1:56pm

NASCAR Announcer Cannot Remember His Broadcast Partner's Name

Everything about this is just a mess. ESPN NASCAR announcer Marty Reid has an absolute brain fart on air when introducing his booth-mates before throwing in the towel. He first stumbles when introducing Dale Jarrett (once he remembers his name) and then just gives up on introducing Andy Petree by name, settling on… »7/28/12 6:05pm7/28/12 6:05pm