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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.

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…

John Skipper Has A New Job John Skipper Has A New Job

John Skipper, the former president of ESPN who resigned suddenly in December and then said in March that he had stepped down because he was being blackmailed by a cocaine dealer (who wasn’t his regular cocaine dealer), and said he had been to rehab but denied that his drug addiction ever affected his work, has been…

What's Next For The MMQB After Peter King? What's Next For The MMQB After Peter King?

Last fall, Peter King and Sports Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Stone insisted that The MMQB, the football vertical the magazine created for King five years ago, was built to survive even if King were to ever leave. Now, with King headed to NBC, we get to see how that might work.

Britt McHenry Tweets, Deletes Claim That ESPN Demoted Her Because She Was White Britt McHenry Tweets, Deletes Claim That ESPN Demoted Her Because She Was White

Former ESPN employee Britt McHenry got spicy on the internet last night while talking about her work history. McHenry said the Worldwide Leader demoted her because she was white.

Peter King Leaving Sports Illustrated For NBC Peter King Leaving Sports Illustrated For NBC

After 29 years at Sports Illustrated, Peter King is leaving to join NBC.

One Houston Sports Radio Goon Fired, Another Suspended After Intra-Station Beef One Houston Sports Radio Goon Fired, Another Suspended After Intra-Station Beef

Houston sports radio station SportsTalk 790 has reportedly fired one of its hosts and suspended another, and it’s not exactly clear why.

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…

LeBron James Says He Wasn't Blindsided By TNT Reporter Asking Him About Erin Popovich

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won last night to level their series against the Pacers at one game apiece, TNT reporter Allie LaForce asked LeBron James about the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin Popovich, which had been reported earlier in the night. From James’s reaction, it seemed that it was the first time he…

How I Made A Dumb Video Making Fun Of Sinclair Broadcasting And Somehow Started A Media War How I Made A Dumb Video Making Fun Of Sinclair Broadcasting And Somehow Started A Media War

This past weekend, the media watchdog group Allied Progress began airing a message on Sinclair Broadcast Group stations urging viewers to contact the FCC and ask the agency to stop Sinclair’s consolidation of local news. This is something that the FCC could do, if it wanted—Sinclair is in the process of buying out…

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 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…

ESPN's New $4.99-A-Month Service Is Taking Away Some Programming On ESPN3 ESPN's New $4.99-A-Month Service Is Taking Away Some Programming On ESPN3

Today ESPN announced the official launch date (April 12) of its new subscription streaming service, called ESPN+. In addition to studio shows and an on-demand library, ESPN+’s main draw is “thousands of live sports events,” which according to the release includes MLB, NHL, and MLS games, as well as rugby, cricket,…

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots…

MLB Says It Found "Insufficient Evidence" That Miguel Sanó Assaulted A Photographer MLB Says It Found "Insufficient Evidence" That Miguel Sanó Assaulted A Photographer

In December, a Minnesota photographer said that Twins third baseman Miguel Sanó assaulted her after a photograph signing at a store where she volunteered. According to her account, which she posted on Twitter, Sanó first flirted with her during the signing and afterward grabbed her wrist and tried to force a kiss on…

Former Tennessee AD John Currie Called Fans "Wacko," Asked Reporter To Help Support Greg Schiano Hire Former Tennessee AD John Currie Called Fans "Wacko," Asked Reporter To Help Support Greg Schiano Hire

The wildest day of the college football season was a Sunday in November, when word leaked that Tennessee was set to hire Greg Schiano. Schiano, the defensive coordinator at Ohio State, had been named in a deposition by Mike McQueary as witnessing Jerry Sandusky abuse a child at Penn State. This was a secondhand…

Sports Illustrated Is For Sale Sports Illustrated Is For Sale

Meredith Corp. is indeed exploring a sale of Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune, and Money magazines, according to what staffers were told in a conference call with CEO Tom Harty this afternoon.

ESPN Employees "Blindsided" By John Skipper's Cocaine-Extortion Story ESPN Employees "Blindsided" By John Skipper's Cocaine-Extortion Story

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, former ESPN president John Skipper elaborated on the “substance abuse” issue that he had previously said caused his resignation from the network last December. In the interview, Skipper said someone who sold him cocaine (Skipper described this person as a “strange source”…

Report: The NFL And ESPN Are Bugging The Heck Out Of Each Other Report: The NFL And ESPN Are Bugging The Heck Out Of Each Other

ESPN and the NFL are getting on each other’s nerves. A new report from Sports Business Journal outlines a slow boil of escalating feuds, which could eventually end the partnership of the two sports giants.

Jemele Hill Denies That Chris Berman Left Her A "Racially Disparaging" Voicemail [Update] Jemele Hill Denies That Chris Berman Left Her A "Racially Disparaging" Voicemail [Update]

Ex-ESPN employee Adrienne Lawrence filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company this past weekend, and her suit included the claim that Chris Berman left SportsCenter host Jemele Hill a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail.” Hill released a statement this evening, confirming that she had a “personal…

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