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WEEI Host Kirk Minihane Discusses His Suicidal Thoughts: "I Was Sort Of Dying On The Inside" WEEI Host Kirk Minihane Discusses His Suicidal Thoughts: "I Was Sort Of Dying On The Inside"

Boston sports radio host Kirk Minihane revealed Thursday night that he had been absent from WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan for a few days because he checked into a hospital last week after experiencing suicidal thoughts. On today’s show, he elaborated on what happened.

Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops

On July 24, NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that Kevin Love had signed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. As is often the case, Wojnarowski was the first person on Twitter to report the news. But in the wider realm of the NBA internet, Wojnarowski’s tweet was stale. The week before, someone on…

Did You Know Adam Silver Is Pals With Jared Kushner? Did You Know Adam Silver Is Pals With Jared Kushner?

BuzzFeed’s Steven Perlberg wrote a thorough story today about official White House mascot Jared Kushner personally ordering a software developer at the New York Observer—which he owned for years after receiving it as a “graduation present” from his father, a convicted criminal—to delete potentially negative articles…

Marquette King Is Beefing With An Entire Denver Radio Station For Some Reason Marquette King Is Beefing With An Entire Denver Radio Station For Some Reason

Marquette King has only been in Denver for a few months, and he’s already gotten himself involved in a rather pointed dispute with a local radio station. This beef first got cooking on Friday, when 104.3 The Fan hosts Zach Bye and Brandon Stokley interviewed King after practice. The normally chatty King was subdued…

The Walls Are Closing In The Walls Are Closing In

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, I swear. When these here Intertubes came to prominence, the idea was that information would finally be free; that people would know MORE about this stupid world than they did before, because everyone would have a voice and because anyone, regardless of background, could find an…

The New York Daily News' Sports Staff Has Been Gutted The New York Daily News' Sports Staff Has Been Gutted

The parent company of the New York Daily News reduced the 99 year-old tabloid’s newsroom staff by approximately 50 percent on Monday, and the sports department was especially hard hit. Per multiple reports, a sports staff of roughly 35 people was reduced to nine, including just five writers.

Bleacher Report Founder Wins Right To Put His Sweaty Hands All Over The Gawker Archives Bleacher Report Founder Wins Right To Put His Sweaty Hands All Over The Gawker Archives

The archives of our former sister site Gawker now belong to this goon. Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bleacher Report, a sports site for idiots, and Bustle, the women’s site that assumes women are stupid, won the rights to the defunct Gawker.com in a bankruptcy auction today, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

ESPN Nukes Its Comment Sections, Unfairly Silencing Thousands Of Morons ESPN Nukes Its Comment Sections, Unfairly Silencing Thousands Of Morons

No longer will you be able to read an ESPN.com article and then underneath receive the dumbest possible reactions to it. The Worldwide Leader has phased out its Facebook-hybrid comment sections, as confirmed by a company spokesperson this week. None of the keyboard mashing will be archived—they will be lost in time,…

They Aren't Your Friends They Aren't Your Friends

A good cover letter apparently should open with an anecdote that displays grit and character and perseverance; it should not just come right out and beg for it. Before I had the slightest idea about any of this, I’d lead with a story about interviewing actor and Deadspin commenter Jon Hamm as a mostly untrained…

For The Last Time: NFL Ratings Are Not Down. They're Up, Compared To Everything Else For The Last Time: NFL Ratings Are Not Down. They're Up, Compared To Everything Else

I am once again forced to use this space to explain something that is evident to anyone who has been paying attention to the nature of the television industry over the past few years.

Stephen A. Smith Declares His Love For Asses Stephen A. Smith Declares His Love For Asses

Stephen A. Smith speaks of his adoration for butts in the way a person would speak of an old friend or an enriching life event. On Snoop Dogg’s YouTube show, Smith discusses asses fondly. They have clearly done so much for him.

Bill Simmons And The Ringer Obtain Restraining Order Against Ex-Producer Joe Fuentes Bill Simmons And The Ringer Obtain Restraining Order Against Ex-Producer Joe Fuentes

The Ringer has obtained a restraining order against former audio producer Joe Fuentes, who was fired from the company on April 25. The restraining order, first reported by The Blast, was granted this morning. It legally bars Fuentes from coming within 100 yards of the Ringer offices, any Ringer employee, or “guest…

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…

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