Video: Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James letter as Morgan Freeman

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.

ESPN Transforms Tad Gormley Stadium for Super Bowl Party

Tad Gormley Stadium at City Park looked amazing Friday night. ESPN transformed it into a red carpet event and packed the place. Cee Lo Green provided entertainment (as did the countless number of people who had way too much to drink). Co-worker Travers Mackel and I met Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (picture below). Great […]

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 […]

Hey ESPN, Lay Off the Pelicans

Look, New Orleans Pelicans will be the name of New Orleans’ NBA franchise next season. Get used to it. ESPN has spent several hours today mocking the name and wondering if anyone in New Orleans will wear the team’s jerseys, shirts and hats. Yes, we will. We’re a prideful city. We’ll rally behind the name […]

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/Falcons: Highest-Rated Cable Program of 2010

Monday night’s showdown in the Georgia Dome between the Saints and Falcons was the highest-rated cable broadcast of the year. Monday Night Football on ESPN also wrapped up its best year in five seasons. According to ESPN, the broadcast, simulcast by WDSU, registered a 13 rating. That works out to about 13 million households and […]

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 […]

Saints Taste Defeat

I’m not depressed this morning, not upset. 13-1 is nothing to hang your head about. It was a great ride, but now a more important goal is still out there and attainable. I will write more about last night’s game later. Today is busy with a baptism and a family get-together. Then tonight, it’s the […]

Saints on MNF: 2nd Largest Cable Audience

The final ratings released Wednesday, according to the Times-Picayune, show the Saints/Patriots game fell just short of the record set during the October 5th MNF broadcast between the Vikings and Packers. That game drew 21.8 million viewers. Monday’s game in the Superdome attracted 21.4 million viewers. However, the Saints/Patriots game was the most-watched prime-time program nationally, […]

MNF Ratings Huge for WDSU

WDSU was the station of choice for New Orleans-area viewers to watch Monday night’s Saints/Patriots showdown in the Superdome. The game, broadcast nationally by ESPN, was shown locally by WDSU, which bought the rights to air the game. Not only did the game itself draw exceptionally well, but our pre-game and post-game shows easily outdrew […]