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Will Leitch does anti-ESPN book

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bill Brasky, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    This may be a D_B, and it contains old stories, but the New York Post mentioned it the other day.

    WILL Leitch was banned from ESPN in October 2006 after he reported various scandals involving the network's anchors on his Deadspin sports Web site - prompting the cable channel to circulate a memo banning any mention of the site on its shows.
    Now Leitch has compiled all those anchors' peccadilloes in a book, "God Save the Fan," in which he strikes back at ESPN with tales of bizarre off-air behavior by Chris Berman, Scott Van Pelt and Sean Salisbury, among others.

    The Berman story is "You're with me, Leather", the Salisbury item deals with his camera phone pix and Van Pelt gets ripped for his sad phone message.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  3. Once I'm done with Tolstoy, this book is next.
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Mike Freeman already wrote this book.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Leitch claims that's a mischaracterization of the book. Sure, the ESPN stuff is mentioned but it's not the main focus.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Does the book have cameraphone pictures of Salisbury's dingus?
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Just when I thought this was the best post ever...

    poindexter makes it a horse race.
  8. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Someone want to explain to me what Scott Van Pelt did to deserve being publicly humiliated.
    He's a terrific guy, very good at his job.
    And he left a voicemail to some woman (a message that was, in fact, as clever and literate as we'd expect him to be). Why is that anyone's business?
  9. Because in the past year, Deadspin decided that being entertaining and well-written wasn't nearly as fun as unsubstantiated gossip-mongering and ESPN bashing. I know a lot of that goes on here, but Deadspin seems dead-set on painting itself as the Rebel Alliance to the WWL's Evil Empire. (And, on that note, Will Leitch ain't no Luke Skywalker...)

    It won't be long before a site like this or TBL gets hit with a libel suit.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you did to deserve it; take it up with Leitch. I prefer Donovan Leitch Sr., myself.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but SVP posts on message boards under his own name.
  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Wear your love like heaven.
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