ESPN -- The Worldwide Loser in Sports

Anyone passingly familiar with college football has heard the stories/rumors of Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel signing memorabilia for money in violation of NCAA rules. ESPN has been pounding the story hard. It may be true. It seems true. But CBS Sports is pounding ESPN back for seeming to be […]

Talk without speaking …

Thanks to the wonderful 21st century invention known as pausing and fast-forwarding through live TV, the Super Bowl blackout became a moot point. Instead, Chez Porvaznik wrapped up watching the recently purchased Led Zeppelin Celebration Day blu-ray which had been part of the pre-game festivities. As if we didn’t know we weren’t missing a […]

Triple played

Latest from John Ziegler’s blogging at, in which he cites the Manti Te’o, Lance Armstrong, and Steubenville football team stories to yet again filets a media far too in love with spinning its own narratives, facts and logic be damned. Naturally, John also ties it nicely to his continuing examination of how it relates […]

RIP — Carroll H. “Beano” Cook

It’s not often I have pleasant things to say about ESPN employees or Pitt grads (Tony Dorsett excepted), but have nothing but the kindest of words re. “Beano” Cook. RIP, encyclopedia and staunch supporter of Northeast college football, even setting aside the typical inter-state rivalry when it came to Penn State. Thanks for the […]

Freeh and not-so-clear

Sometimes, if you wait long enough and continue to pour over a Freeh Report so full of speculation and, amazingly for a 250+ page report, simultaneously devoid of interviews with key figures, you get someone like John Ziegler to come in and say danged near exactly what you’ve been thinking and telling people for […]

Another Reason To Hate The New Astros Management…

From ESPN comes this:

You wouldn’t expect to see gun control happening in Texas, but that’s what will be taking place at a few Astros games this year.

Here’s the deal: The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they’ll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games. That […]

I Believe!

Check this article about Tim Tebow out and if you aren’t bawling like a baby at the end of it, you have no heart.

Who among us is this selfless? Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to […]

Hypocrisy, thy name is ESPN

I know, I know, share something truly revelatory, right? Still, in the wake of recent news ESPN had verifiable information now-ex Syracuse basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine allegedly molested at least one former Orangemen ball boy as far back as 1984 and chose not to share it, say what you did or didn’t and/or […]

It’s A White Thing… You Understand

It’s time for a reminder… if a white defensive player assumed a Black quarterback would play a certain way the story would be about how racist that is — especially if the QB played the game the way Warren Moon and Donovan McNabb used to. But if Black Cornerbacks assume certain things about a […]


I honestly haven’t watched Monday Night Football on a regular basis in years — don’t even get me started on how God-awful I find the forced (lack-of) chemistry between the current lineup in the booth — so my feelings on Hank Williams Jr.’s MNF theme song getting pulled from tonight’s (and who knows for […]