Quote of the Day

"The easiest thing in the world to do is to talk a bunch of junk on Twitter. They're really good at that --­ poking the bear with a stick. I would swing up, too, if I were them. That's what they're doing. The idea that they co-opted fun in sports and that ESPN and 'SportsCenter' is some kind of a trip to the dentist is laughable."
-– ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, on FS1 claiming it is the "fun" sports channel. (THE DAILY)
Monday August 19, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 240 Print This Issue

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