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So Who Is Barstool's PFT Commenter?  So Who Is Barstool's PFT Commenter? 

Every so often, some publication or other—often a fancy one—will run a fawning profile of PFT Commenter, the sports satirist who works for Barstool Sports and co-created the wildly popular comedy podcast Pardon My Take. These profiles are all more or less the same.

It Sure Seems Like Nobody Running Any Sports Team Knows How To Run A Basic Background Check It Sure Seems Like Nobody Running Any Sports Team Knows How To Run A Basic Background Check

The Luke Heimlich redemption tour carried on this week, cresting with the full Sports Illustrated feature treatment. There are thousands of words, a serious-faced cover photo, an alliterative headline, randomly capitalized words (“the era of Too Much Information” comes up twice), and all the fancy online bells and…

SB Nation Is Still Exploiting Workers, But In A Kinder, Gentler Way

In the nine months since Deadspin reported on how SB Nation’s business model relies on underpaying and not paying workers across its sprawling empire of more than 300 sports sites—“team sites,” as the jargon goes—bosses at SB Nation and its parent company, Vox Media, have put in a lot of work to make clear to people…

The Athletic Has Inflicted Rick Reilly Upon You The Athletic Has Inflicted Rick Reilly Upon You

If you are subscriber to The Athletic, I have some bad news for you:

This New York Times Profile Of Serena Williams Is A Press Release For Her TV Show  This New York Times Profile Of Serena Williams Is A Press Release For Her TV Show 

The sort of celebrity profile that opens with an anecdote set in a restaurant or hotel room is more or less always bad, if only because the whole premise is so transparently ludicrous. The writer pretends that a short time in the presence of some closed-off celebrity has given them unique insights into their inner…

ESPN Fawns Over The Intelligence Of Trevor Bauer, Who Is A Big Dumb Asshole ESPN Fawns Over The Intelligence Of Trevor Bauer, Who Is A Big Dumb Asshole

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is one of those athletes who seems custom-built to confuse sportswriters. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick is the latest to get hoodwinked.

ESPN Report: This Is How Percentages Work ESPN Report: This Is How Percentages Work

At long last, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter has determined that Tom Brady, who everyone on Earth assumed was going to be playing football for the Patriots next season, is going to be playing football for the Patriots next season.

Boston Globe Columnist Suspended During Investigation Of Marathon Bombing Stories That Don't Add Up Boston Globe Columnist Suspended During Investigation Of Marathon Bombing Stories That Don't Add Up

The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on “administrative leave” while it conducts a review of his work, after WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane scrutinized Cullen’s April 14 column about the five-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and found several inconsistencies.

How Stories About Mundane Things Taking Over Locker Rooms Took Over Sports Media How Stories About Mundane Things Taking Over Locker Rooms Took Over Sports Media

If you’ve consumed even a tiny bit of sports media in the past few years, you’ve no doubt come across a particular kind of story. It’s a lighthearted one, and the hook is something like, “Hey! Did you know that [group of athletes] are really interested in [non-sports related object or activity]? Isn’t that kind of…

Here Is An Unbelievably Useless ESPN Report About Tom Brady Here Is An Unbelievably Useless ESPN Report About Tom Brady

The headline on ESPN scoopmaster Adam Schefter’s latest report about Tom Brady—“Sources: Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing ‘18 season for Pats”—probably won’t get your juices flowing. “Yet to commit” doesn’t mean he won’t, or that he’s even been asked to, and so I imagine you’ll go into the story not expecting…

USA Wrestling Will Require Media To Submit To Vague Background Checks And Training Program USA Wrestling Will Require Media To Submit To Vague Background Checks And Training Program

With sexual abuse scandals plaguing USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo, the national governing body for wrestling is putting bizarre new policies in place that will subject those who cover the sport to harsher protocols.

Is This The Dumbest-Ass Shit Anyone Has Ever Written About Richie Incognito? Is This The Dumbest-Ass Shit Anyone Has Ever Written About Richie Incognito?

Stuck down at the bottom of Andy Benoit’s latest column for The MMQB is this short blurb reflecting on the retirement of offensive lineman Richie Incognito:

Milwaukee TV Reporter Arrested After Allegedly Punching Fellow Reporter At Brewers Game Milwaukee TV Reporter Arrested After Allegedly Punching Fellow Reporter At Brewers Game

Milwaukee television reporter A.J. Bayatpour was arrested on battery charges after police said that he punched a reporter from a rival network at Friday’s Brewers game, according to FTV Live. Bayatpour was taken into custody on Saturday and has since been released on bail. 

Oh God, Even Our Parent Company Is Airing The Barstool Sports CEO's Evasive, Charming Bullshit

Since she was hired as CEO of Barstool Sports in July 2016, Erika Nardini has done countless interviews about the company’s growing revenue and “disruptive” business model of publishing misogyny because it’s fun. (Some greatest hits are in the video above.)

Denver Post's Guide To Rockies' Stadium Features Big-Ass Photo Of Phillies' Stadium Denver Post's Guide To Rockies' Stadium Features Big-Ass Photo Of Phillies' Stadium

This is an unfortunate thing that happened in the pages of the Denver Post:

How Local News Stations Are Rebelling Against Their Sinclair Overlords How Local News Stations Are Rebelling Against Their Sinclair Overlords

The workers at Sinclair-owned local news stations want you to know something: They are at least as pissed off as you’d expect them to be about being forced to bow to their fear-mongering corporate overlords, who make them do things like repeat Trumpisms about the fake news media and trade on their hard-won …

The Atlantic Fires Opinion Writer For Opinions He Held When They Hired Him To Write His Opinions For The Atlantic The Atlantic Fires Opinion Writer For Opinions He Held When They Hired Him To Write His Opinions For The Atlantic

Does it qualify as a Milkshake Duck if they knew the duck was racist to begin with? What the hell has even happened here?

The L.A. Weekly's Cheesy Astroturfing Campaign Against Its Former Writers Can't Stop The Boycott The L.A. Weekly's Cheesy Astroturfing Campaign Against Its Former Writers Can't Stop The Boycott

In the four months since a mysterious group of rich people took over the L.A. Weekly, news outlets across the country have continued to experience brutal cuts to newsroom staffs and other harsh austerity measures. More than 50 journalists from the East Bay Times and the San Jose Mercury News were laid off or took…

New York Times Op-Ed: All This Protective Netting Is Ruining My Game New York Times Op-Ed: All This Protective Netting Is Ruining My Game

As of this year, all 30 MLB teams now have protective netting that extends at least to the ends of the dugouts, a change made after a toddler suffered bleeding on the brain when struck by a line drive at Yankee Stadium last year. The netting has a pretty negligible impact on the viewing experience for most fans, and…

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