ESPN Insider: Suspensions Creating "Minefield" For Shout Show Hosts

Education reformers often cite reducing suspensions in our nation's schools as a top priority. Lots of recent studies show that this form of punishment does more harm than good. » 8/12/14 4:17pm 8/12/14 4:17pm

Kevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A Scandal

They're getting the band back together at St. HOPE. The Sac Bee reported the other day that Michelle Rhee has been named chairwoman of the board at St. HOPE Public Schools, a charter school organization founded by her husband, former NBA superstar and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. » 8/06/14 6:54pm 8/06/14 6:54pm

Remember The Titans Is A Lie, And This Man Still Wants You To Know It

Not long after the release of Remember the Titans, the uplifting 2000 blockbuster about the integration of the T.C. Williams High School football team, former coach Herman Boone ceased to be the Titan his players all remembered. Instead, in public appearances, he began to play the role of Herman Boone playing Denzel… » 7/29/14 1:34pm 7/29/14 1:34pm

D.C. Station Remembers The Good Times, When Radio Guys Could Say "Fag"

WJFK, a CBS-owned sportstalker serving the D.C. market, made a big announcement last week. LaVar Arrington, the former Washington Redskins star and longtime co-host of the station's afternoon show, LaVar and Dukes, had moved to Los Angeles to join the NFL Network. Instead of hiring a big-name replacement, management… » 7/28/14 1:24pm 7/28/14 1:24pm

Journalism's latest man of the match, Lee Jenkins, called this evening from Cleveland, where he's continuing coverage of the LeBron James Coming Home Story that they'd broken together earlier in the day via an open letter. » 7/11/14 7:48pm 7/11/14 7:48pm

How Two Infamous Ex-ESPNers Benefited From A Bristol VIP's Night Out

One of the most influential men in sports pawing women in a hotel bar in front of a couple enemies with old scores to settle—and much of it surreptitiously captured on video? It sounds like the stuff of an investigation carried out by one of ESPN's harder-charging journalistic franchises. Instead, it's one night in… » 7/01/14 9:00am 7/01/14 9:00am

Gore Vidal Has Been Dead For Two Years—So Where Are His Remains?

The opening scenes of The United States of Amnesia, the new Gore Vidal documentary, find the protagonist, back when he was still somewhat vital, hanging out in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C., resting place of Supreme Court justices and ambassadors and various other worthies. At one point, Vidal—who planned … » 6/17/14 1:00pm 6/17/14 1:00pm

Did New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons Really Play College Basketball?…

Dick Parsons has had, as they say, a long and distinguished career. A one-time aide to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and a former chair of organizations ranging from Time Warner to Citigroup to the Jazz Foundation of America, he's if anything overly qualified for his current role as CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. » 5/22/14 2:50pm 5/22/14 2:50pm

The Man Who Helped Bring Down Donald Sterling Is An Asshole, Too

If you were watching closely, you might've seen Kevin Johnson, the former NBA guard who's now mayor of Sacramento, sitting courtside at Staples Center during Game 4 of the Clippers-Thunder series. His arm was around his wife, Michelle Rhee, and the two seemed to preside over the action, conspicuous by design—their… » 5/15/14 4:11pm 5/15/14 4:11pm

ESPN First Take Boss Is Finally Leaving For NBC

Looks like Jamie Horowitz, an influential ESPN VP once called "the midwife of Bristol's 'Embrace Debate' era" in these pages, will be leaving for NBC after all. New York Times media reporter Bill Carter tweeted this morning that Horowitz, who'd apparently sulked through his last few months at ESPN after being denied… » 5/07/14 2:01pm 5/07/14 2:01pm

The Frat Boys Who Moved The Colts Out Of Baltimore

Thirty years ago this spring, Bob Irsay, the prototypical bad sports owner and an obstreperous public drunk, moved his Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis. His son, Jim Irsay, the current Colts boss, has sucked the fun out of the anniversary for Indianapolitans with a scandal that, in its sad and sordid way, offers a… » 5/05/14 3:27pm 5/05/14 3:27pm