Video: Verne Lundquist’s Playful Shot At ESPN/Brent Musburger Was Pretty Funny

Lundquist holds back when referencing the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.

It’s Super Bowl Week in New Orleans

The national spotlight is officially on New Orleans. It started this morning with several radio and TV programs airing shows from their homes away from home in the Big Easy. ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning and parts of SportsCenter originated from outside the Jax Brewery. Their backdrop is the exterior of New Orleans […]

>> ESPN Apologizes For Brent Musburger Fawning Over AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend

Here’s the statement from ESPN: “We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.” And here’s the conversation that started it […]

Alabama Will Take Down Notre Dame

Here are my thoughts on tonight’s game, which are worth about as much as a Yugo. Alabama will beat Notre Dame for its third BCS national championship in four years. I never bet against Nick Saban in title games. His teams are always prepared and laser-focused. Alabama is deep, experienced and used to the gigantic […]

Saints on 6: MNF in Primetime

The New Orleans Saints (7-3) battle the slumping New York Giants (6-4) Monday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And a primetime Saints game means the Saints are on WDSU. The WDSU ‘Saints on 6’ Celebration begins at 4 p.m. live from outside the Superdome with updates from the field (that’s where I’ll be) and around […]

Leprechaun Sighting

A friend snapped this picture during ESPN’s College Gameday this morning. The Mobile Leprechaun strikes again.

ESPN Fires Ron Franklin

Ron Franklin is one of my favorite play-by-play announcers. But for a guy in his position — or any position — his behavior baffles me. Now he’s paid the price.

Saints Return to Playoffs

The Saints are back in the playoffs. That hasn’t happened in back-to-back seasons since 1991-92. The defending Super Bowl champs served noticed to the Falcons and the rest of the NFL that they are still a force to reckoned with, still a team on a mission. Drew Brees, bouncing back from two confounding fourth quarter […]

Draft Clock

Is the countdown clock on ESPN really necessary? Incidentally, the draft is 7:22:45 away.

Tony Kornheiser Suspended

Tony Kornheiser, host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, was suspended from the show for two weeks after ridiculing (click link for audio) SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm for the outfit she was wearing. Kornheiser apologized for the remarks on his radio show Friday. So what exactly did Kornheiser say to warrant the suspension? Read on.  “Hannah Storm […]