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This is the archive for February 2007

Chop out a 21-line salute

Ahh, Michael Irvin, we hardly knew ye before ye were so cruelly fired from ESPN the Television Network. However, Michael, in our short time together, you've provided us with so much goodness that I really struggle to find a place to begin. However, I can try. Excuse me if I get a little misty-eyed here, folks. There's a lot of white powder flying through the air.

what a suit

Click below for the grandmother of all mixed-race retrospectives from the man who makes Jimmy the Greek look racially sensitive.

White lines...

Hey, Michael Irvin! Sure you just got in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but you might also be getting fired!

oh snap!
"Ohh shit!"

Edited on 2/17: Seriously, anyone who wasn't so black and famous would've been fired the moment that 'Tony Romo's got slave blood' comment left his lips, if they'd even make it onto network TV after being busted with hookers and cocaine so many times. Marv Albert bites his girlfriend and loses his job, but we can't get rid of Michael Irvin, no matter how many lines of marching powder he snorts up his nose.

full speed ahead, and damn the posting system!

So ESPN did either the bravest or the dumbest thing in the history of things: they've opened up commentary on posts from readers. Needless to say, Bill Simmons was immediately gang-raped by the Deadspin crew, but poor Jemele Hill was ignored for the most part. At least until someone with more balls than brains posted this little tidbit.

UncleSkanko (2/1/2007 at 7:23 PM) Edit Delete Report

Okay, this is a serious question for Jemele. No, seriously. You've written about groupies, sex, hooking up with athletes, and now you've written about prostitutes. Every article of yours talks about sex. Are these topics your idea, or is it the ESPN brass who seem dead-set on making you look like a #### (slut)?

That question has been on Rich's mind ever since she blew him in the parking lot of a Denny's wrote her first ESPN Page 2 article.