MICHAEL WILBON RUMORS

A Response to Michael Wilbon on Sports Analytics

Why the sports analytics discussion raised in Michael Wilbon's piece is not a racial one, and how statistics should actually fit into the broader sports discussion. Michael Wilbon of ESPN and The Undefeated posted an article this morning about sports analytics (mostly in basketball) and their presence in the African American community. It immediately elicited strong reactions from...
Via Clips Nation
4 days ago

Video: Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon Pull Solid April Fools’ Joke On ESPN Viewers

There have been hundreds of April Fools’ jokes in the sports world today, but perhaps the most well-executed came from Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon of ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption. Wilbon, after growing tired of Kornheiser’s criticism of the Chicago Cubs, removed his microphone and stormed off set. Both displayed some impressive acting skills during the bit. Business...
Via College Spun
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Says He’d Rather Have Brice Johnson Than Ben Simmons On His NBA Team

North Carolina senior forward Brice Johnson is having a career day against Providence in tonight’s second round matchup. He’s also getting some high praise from one of ESPN’s most well-known basketball analysts.  Johnson, following up on his incredible game against FGCU, has 21 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and a steal with just a few minutes left to play in the contest...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon drops “mother’s basement” slam against bloggers like it’s 2008 all over again

It looks like several of the world’s top-paid sportswriters have jumped in their hot tub time machines and headed back to 2008. That’s about the only explanation for this recap of a panel from the Shirley Povich Symposium, featuring Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser and Christine Brennan ignoring the modern journalism world in favor of a bunch of nostalgic pining for a supposed...
Via Awful Announcing
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron joins Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign

LeBron James is at it again. With the First Lady of the United States in Akron on Wednesday afternoon, James once again made higher education a focal point of his efforts in Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign. As has been the case since he returned to Cleveland last summer, James packed 2,500 students in to the University of Akron’s auditorium to marry his “I...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon: Patriots Should Lose Super Bowl Spot If Guilty In ‘DeflateGate’

There have been some scalding hot takes around the New England Patriots since Sunday, but Michael Wilbon’s might be hottest of all. The longtime journalist and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” suggested Monday that the Patriots should have to forfeit their spot in the Super Bowl if they’re found guilty of deflating footballs in the...
Via NESN.com
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Legend Joins Northwestern Board of Trustees

ESPN legend and Chicago native Michael Wilbon was elected to Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees. Wilbon, who has been on ESPN television (primarily on “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser) since 2001, graduated from Northwestern in 1980. Wilbon has always supported the Wildcats despite his move to national prominence. The South Side native delivered Northwestern’s...
Via Sports Mockery
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon Rips Will Muschamp For Decision

Michael Wilbon ripped Will Muschamp on "Pardon The Interruption" for his recent decision on suspended players.
Via Gamedayr
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Tony and Wilbon! to Remain With ESPN

Reported first by USA Today’s For the Win and officially announced by ESPN, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have signed multi-year contract extensions to remain as co-hosts of the venerable Pardon the Interruption. The show debuted in October 2001 and has helped to launch an afternoon block of talk programming on ESPN. In addition, it was a springboard for the debate format...
Via Fang's Bites
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon sign contract extensions with ESPN

It began in 2001. Since then, ESPN has built an entire afternoon block of original talk programming around Pardon the Interruption and has spread its debate format to other shows like Numbers Never Lie, Around the Horn, and of course, First Take. But the original has been PTI and its co-hosts, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon. By taking the debates and discussions they had inside...
Via Awful Announcing
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

How expanded instant replay has hurt the NBA

Best regular-season NBA teams not to win a championship

Every time an NBA team came back from a 3-1 deficit (and what it means for the Warriors)

How disallowed goals can change the course of NHL games

The five most disappointing MLB teams this season

QUIZ: Identify these NHL Hall of Famers by their nicknames

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history




Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker