Tag Archives: ESPN

Someone Please Put Alex Rodriguez Out Of Our Misery

From our Couldn’t He Be Al-EX Rodriguez? desk The hardretching staff – a Made Yankee Fan in Boston since 1974 – has long considered Alex Rodriguez a cancer upon the Pinstripes, and that’s never been truer than now. From New … Continue reading

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A Whole New Meaning To ‘Bronx Bombers’

The New York Yankees are a ghost ship. Derek Jeter’s broken ankle is just the exclamation point. From the very start of postseason play, the Yankees have been anemic at the plate. Stats (via ESPN): Fun fact to know and … Continue reading

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Occupy Gayle King/ESPN/Fox News

Occupy Wall Street is about to occupy ad time on New York cable networks. Via Mashable: [Occupy Wall Street supporters] chipped in more than $6,000 to a crowdfunding campaign that will put a video of protesters explaining their objectives in … Continue reading

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The New Edvertorial Fútbol

Friday’s New York Times features yet another version of marketing in sheep’s clothing, edvertorial division: Script Takes Sponsors From Bit Players to a Starring Role A SERIES that is to have its premiere on Sunday on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language ESPN channel, is distinctive apart from being its … Continue reading

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ESPN Needs To Think Outside The Box

As Made Yankee Fan in Boston kept an eye on the New York-Tampa Bay tilt last night on ESPN, we found ourselves increasingly annoyed with its K Zone feature, which we’ve apparently managed to avoid for the past ten years. From ESPN … Continue reading

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‘Shaq: Obama hurt Rajon Rondo’s feelings’

Who knew? Politico – always on top of the big Beltway stories – posted this excerpt from Shaquille O’Neal’s upcoming book Shaq Uncut, written with (by?) ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan: In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Red Sox-Yankees Game

From our Made Yankee Fan in Boston desk: #1:  The hardworking staff is getting too old for this shit. Except, of course, it’s too riveting to look away from. #2: Marco Scutaro? Really? To save time, let’s just fast-forward to … Continue reading

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Novak Djokovic Is A Monster

And the hardworking staff means that in the most positive sense. Pride of Serbia Novak Djokovic put a serious beatdown on Rafael Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open Sunday afternoon. Via ESPN.com: INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Rafael Nadal‘s serve deserted him … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Howard Bryant Edition)

The hardworking staff has met author/ESPN senior writer/former Boston Herald columnist Howard Bryant on several occasions, and he always struck us as a decent, thoughtful, accomplished journalist. So it was distressing to learn of his arrest this past weekend for … Continue reading

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Class Acts o’ the Day (Mo & Rafa Edition)

Let’s start with Rafael Nadal, winner of the Gentleman’s Final at Wimbledon – and the Gentleman’s Anything everywhere else. How classy is Nadal? He absolutely manhandled Tomas Berdych, but afterward made the match sound like some Strawberries-and-Cream Smackdown. To paraphrase: … Continue reading

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