Entertainment & Sexy Programming Network

February 24, 2010 at 1:11 am (Daily Offerings, Entertainment, News, Sports) (, , , , , )

“Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She’s got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now.”

“She’s got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.”

— ESPN sportscaster Tony Kornheiser on colleague Hannah Storm

Tony Kornheiser lacks a filter and The Scarecrow would deduce that Kornheiser also lacks a brain.

But is the salty half of “PTI” wrong in his comments about ESPN colleague Hannah Storm dressing business/age appropriate?

Furthermore, who defines standards of appropriateness? And does ESPN care or the viewing audience care?

ESPN's Erin Andrews

Two words. Erin. Andrews.

ESPN created hired a monster.

Andrews is by far one of the most talented and knowledgeable sports reporter today. But it was and still is her body at work, rather than her body of work that makes her so marketable.

And it is Andrews marketability that ESPN is trying to tap into with all its female reporters and anchors.

Andrews, Storm, Cindy Brunson, Sage Steele, Rachel Nichols and the others have been showing much more skin as of late (usually the legs). And it appears that ESPN recognizes its 18-45-year-old male demographic by allowing more skin to be shown on its telecasts.

But there are consequences to putting T & A into ESPN. The most recent and hard hitting example is the secret taping of Andrews undressing in a hotel room, which brought national attention to the varying levels of sexual objectification women in sportscasting deal with from colleagues, fans, and transgressors alike.

Hannah Storm in outfit

So Kornheiser’s comments could be taken as a warning of the hidden implications in dressing a certain way. As Dave Chappelle puts it, “You might not be a whore, but you’re wearing a whore’s uniform”.

However, Kornheiser’s comments neither appear as a good intentioned heed nor sexist. They reveal his shallow imaginings and may reflect the shallow outlook of the ESPN decision makers as a whole.

Kornheiser said that what Storm wore was “way too short for somebody in her 40s or early 50s by now.” A clear indication that others at the station that may have the youth to wear harlot wear should do it, according to his quote.

Could Andrews marketability unintentionally force Storm and other (older) women of the network to dress in much more revealing attire?

Competition is the kryptonite of job security. And fresh marketable figures (whether qualified or not) can trump established figures any day. And it could force a network like ESPN to put pressure on its female sportscasters or the female sportscasters may feel to the need to keep up with the Andrews.

But what if Storm enjoys dressing up with “go-go boots” and a “very very tight t-shirt.” And is there anything wrong with that?

By Storm wearing the outfits deemed inappropriate by Kornheiser, she is stating she is not opposed to presenting herself in such wear. And ESPN definitely does not care, because it appears that most of its female sportscasters share the same wardrobe.

Furthermore, the viewers do not seem to mind, as SportsCenter and other ESPN programming featuring female sportscasters, who dress in casual attire, receive high ratings among the 18-45 male demographic, especially from the collegiate sector driven on cold pizza, parties, and 24-hour sports updates.

ESPN reports on its site, somewhere down in the nether regions of unimportant headlines (refer to the Steve Phillips scandal) that they have suspended Kornheiser for two weeks.

According to the network, “Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate.” ESPN goes on to say that Storm is an “integral part of the success of morning SportsCenter.”

The Journalist

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Emmanuel Jal, Blitz the Ambassador & More on The Journalist Tuesday Feb. 9th– 4 PM-6 PM EST

February 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm (Daily Offerings, Entertainment, Exclusive, interview, Live Stream, Music, News, Sports) (, , , )

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SUPER BOWL XLIV: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

January 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm (Sports) (, , , , , , )

It’s official… and it is time to air this game out.

And if the Saints win, Reggie Bush may propose to Kim Kardashian… Remember this…


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Dealer Said He Supplied Michael Vick Steroids

January 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm (Sports) (, , , )

For more click here; According to reports (Philly.com):

Per the document, a DEA informant told authorities Vick told a steroids/human growth hormone dealer that he liked his product during a 2006 Christmas party. During the Oct. 2007 Vick investigation, he said the conversation never happened and that he had never used steroids/human growth hormone.

Details of the alleged 2006 conversation matched what Jacobs told the News. Jacobs told the paper that he attended the 2006 Christmas party in question.

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Purple & Gold- Prince (Vikings’ Fight Song)

January 23, 2010 at 10:15 am (Entertainment, Music, Sports) (, , , , , , , )

I love Prince and all… but… yeah… whatever, it’s Prince… What did you expect?

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NFL DE Gaines Adams Dead

January 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm (Sports) (, , , , , , )

According to ESPN:

Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died Sunday morning after he was taken to a Greenwood, S.C., emergency room, the county coroner said.

Greenwood County Coroner James T. Coursey told ESPN that Adams was taken to the emergency room at Self Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. ET Sunday morning.

An autopsy will be performed Sunday by the Anderson County forensic pathologist, Coursey said.

Adams, 26, listed at 6-foot-5 and 256 pounds, played in college at Clemson and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. He was traded to the Bears in October.

In 47 games over four seasons with the Bucs and Bears, Adams had 67 tackles, including 13.5 sacks.

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Coming Soon… Last Shot!

January 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm (Daily Offerings, Exclusive, Sports) (, , )

The Journalist shoots for a Pulitzer with his latest post on athletes and guns

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Shawn Andrews “Mama Imma Rockstar”

January 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm (Entertainment, Live Stream, Sports, Uncategorized, video) (, , , )

The Philadelphia Eagles should have never gave this guy that long term deal…

He got his Michael Phelps on earlier… You rehabbin’, for real brah?

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ButDon’tForgetToCallMeGODly

January 16, 2010 at 5:52 am (Daily Offerings, Sports) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

“…But don’t forget to call me godly.”—Blu “Spanish Winter” (GODleeBarneslp)

It appears that many coaches of the collegiate ranks borrow from LA gem emcee Blu’s book of rhymes.

In recent times, we have bore witness to a host of college coaches, who consider themselves above the universities, above the law, and above human decency and respect. Thus, the god complex.

HC Pete Carroll is now embracing Seattle

Whether it’s former USC HC Pete Carroll jumping the ship after a not so stellar season with the Trojan football program, or duplicitous University of Kentucky HC John Calipari being lauded as the savior of the Bluegrass State’s storied basketball program, coaches across the country cannot help but feel godlike.

And why shouldn’t they, when no one holds them accountable anymore?

Pete Carroll swiftly rebuilt the allure of USC, when he arrived in December of 2000. But his days were numbered just as fast as they were heralded.

USC is seeing a recent influx of scandals and rumors, with the only saving grace being RB Stafon Johnson’s miraculous recovery from an unforeseen weightlifting accident.

Nevertheless, all eyes are on USC, but more so outside the lines than within the field of play.

The luster began to wear off when the Texas Longhorns, led by the multi-talented QB Vince Young, defeated the USC Trojans in a Rose Bowl for the ages. From then on USC won three consecutive Rose Bowls beating each opponent by at least two touchdowns.

However, allegations of RB Reggie Bush receiving improper financial benefits crept into the national spotlight, taking time and space from the victories.

As Pete Carroll leaves USC, rumors of his alleged affair with a graduate student, according to rival Notre Dame’s former HC Charlie Weis, have taken more press. And USC RB Joe McKnight’s “car troubles” only further taints the program’s Tinsel Town prestige.

In short, USC’s big stage presence is giving way to the behind the scenes turmoil.

Now, Lane Kiffin is headed to coach USC after one mediocre year at Tennessee, leaving his own drama with some of his players being charged with robbery. Perhaps, his stay at UT was on volunteer time, in order to prep him for his real dream gig.

Calipari is a gift and a curse for programs

Meanwhile a couple nights ago, UK’s John Calipari led his resurgent Wildcats over UF’s Billy Donovan’s Gators, whose back-to-back Championship teams of last decade will forever live on as great feats in Florida basketball history.

But this showdown had less to do about freshman phenom G John Wall, and more to do about two coaches who dress in the finest pressed suits and who are reportedly the two highest paid coaches in college basketball. But both have reached this financial summit in different ways. And this clash speaks more on state of college athletics more than anything else.

Just in case you don’t know, Calipari was a one-time protégé of Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown, both at Kansas and with the Philadelphia 76ers.

However, it was his swift and unbelievable rise as head coach of UMass that garnered him accolades and protest alike. Named Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year three times and National Coach of the Year during his stint with the Minutemen, Calipari led UMass to its first ever Final Four appearance on the shoulders of the Naismith College Player of the Year Marcus Camby.

But like his position as UMass head coach that Final Four appearance was vacated due to findings that Camby accepted money from two sports agents.

And these sorts of NCAA violations continue to be the loose threads of all the schools that follow suit in hiring Calipari.

Recently, he just signed an 8-year $31.65 million deal to head the Kentucky basketball program, despite his previous program Memphis vacating wins, stemming from allegations that former standout G Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) was appointed someone to take his SAT.

Even while he’s only coached half the season at Kentucky, Calipari gained national spotlight again for all the wrong reasons when ESPN reported on how Calipari avoided NCAA violations, despite clearing major scholarship space for “his recruits.”

And as the sporting world turns, more and more coaches are pushing the limits, because there is a pressure to win, universities are sacrificing integrity (for money), and newfound fame and adulation is one of the most addictive things known to coaches and programs alike.

But like any drug, it ruins those addicted to it and the surrounding figures serve as collateral damage, as players, recruits, universities and families are left to scramble.

“Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”- Psalm 82 excerpt (NKJ)

The Journalist

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Dave Chappelle’s Basketball Shot

January 13, 2010 at 1:37 am (Entertainment, Sports, video) (, , )

Chappelle’s shootin’… I made you look, but for real though…

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Georgia’s Travis Leslie POSTERIZES Kentucky’s DeMarcus Cousins (HD)

January 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm (Sports) (, , , , , )

It must be the shoes… BOOMSHAKALAKA!

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