Is The Redskins' "VIP" Indian Defender A Fake Indian?

Mark One Wolf was, for a time, a favored native in Dan Snyder's fight to save the "Redskins" nickname. "Native American backing team name is VIP at practice," read a Richmond Times-Dispatch headline. It was accompanied by an Associated Press photo of One Wolf in profile, as if to echo the team's logo. But that was… » 10/07/14 3:49pm 10/07/14 3:49pm

The Political-Messaging Huckster Behind Roger Goodell's Awful Presser

Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." » 9/22/14 4:51pm 9/22/14 4:51pm

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