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Bob Costas: Football May Soon 'Collapse Like a House of Cards'

He says the 'fundamental' danger of football will likely be its undoing

(Newser) - Bob Costas says football, at least as we know it, may soon "collapse like a house of cards" because of one "fundamental fact": "This game destroys people's brains." USA Today reports the Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and former host of Football Night in America called... More »

ESPN Suspends Kornheiser for Ripping Anchor's Outfit

Called Hannah Storm's get-up 'horrifying'

(Newser) - A week after he said ESPN anchor Hannah Storm “looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body,” Tony Kornheiser was suspended today from his gig hosting the channel’s Pardon the Interruption shout-fest. That remark was just part of a critique Kornheiser made during his... More »

Kornheiser Out, Gruden In at Monday Night Football

ESPN host resigns over fear of flying

(Newser) - Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football booth, USA Today reports. Kornheiser, after 3 seasons, says the upcoming schedule would force him to give up the bus as his preferred travel method, and “my fear of planes is legendary.”... More »

Sports-Talk Shoutfest Has Ruined Politics on TV

Wilbon and Kornheiser are great, but CNN should stop imitating them

(Newser) - ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, a show in which two sports writers “make fun of each other’s male pattern baldness and argue about sports,” often at high volume, is on many fans’ watch list, including political scientist Christopher A. Cooper. Unfortunately, PTI “has ruined American politics,... More »

Sports Columnists Lost in Digital Transition

Ink-and-paper set, losing touch with their cities and teams, jump for electronic havens

(Newser) - Sports columnists are leaving behind their local teams and newspaper readership in droves for the greener pastures of the online and television worlds, and it's "something to be lamented," writes Robert Weintraub in the Columbia Journalism Review. “The gifted sports columnists often delivered the best writing in... More »

Monday Night Football Gets Face Lift

ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski to replace Joe Theismann as co-host

(Newser) - Monday Night Football will swap one former NFL quarterback–turned–ESPN analyst for another this season when Ron Jaworski steps in for Joe Theismann. The network is looking to freshen up its hit show—cable's most-watched ever—which recently finished its first season on ESPN after more than three decades... More »

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