ESPN and The Undefeated Present A Panel on Athletes & Violence

ESPN and The Undefeated Present A Panel on Athletes & Violence

The Undefeated is scheduled to host a “discussion on athletes, guns, violence and law enforcement” that will take place on Chicago’s South Side. Panelists will include (among others): Rajon Rondo, Jabari Parker, former Detroit Piston Isiah Thomas, former Chicago Cubs’ outfielder Doug Glanville and White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams. There will also be appearances by local community leaders and […]

Highlights From SI’s Panel on Politics In Sports Media

Highlights From SI’s Panel on Politics In Sports Media

Earlier this week, Sport Illustrated hosted a panel discussion on political discourse in sports media.  Richard Deitsch moderated the roundtable, which featured FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, ESPN analysts Bomani Jones, Adam Schefter and Jemele Hill, as well as notable sports columnists: Nancy Armour (USA TODAY) Bruce Arthur (Toronto Star) Jose de Jesus Ortiz (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Houston […]

Bill Simmons New Site “The Ringer” Gets Luke-Warm Reception

Bill Simmons New Site “The Ringer” Gets Luke-Warm Reception

On June 1, Bill Simmons finally launched his new website “The Ringer”. Fans have been waiting for Simmons’ next project ever since the Grantland founder left ESPN the previous summer, and it’s finally here. The Ringer uses Medium’s self-publishing platform, a CMS that’s also been adopted by The Awl. In their first couple weeks, the site has a unique […]

“The Undefeated” Launches on ESPN, But Can It Regain Grantland’s Lost Ratings?

“The Undefeated” Launches on ESPN, But Can It Regain Grantland’s Lost Ratings?

It’s been two week since ESPN officially launched their new site “The Undefeated”, and so far everything seems to be running smoothly. In the words of NPR, the project is “focused on the intersection of race, sports, politics and culture”. To give you an example, the page features pieces like “Analytics and Black People“, “Jackie Robinson vs Malcolm […]

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