Archive for the Jemele Hill Category

Butts On Parade: Clemens Meets Wallace By Dave Zirin

Posted in Barry Bonds, Edge of Sports, Hall of Fame, Jemele Hill, Martina Hingis, Mitchell Report, Randy Moss, Roger Clemens, Sen. George Mitchell on January 8, 2008 by mizzo

What the hell was I thinkin’?

As the scrutiny of Rocket’s press conference begins tonight in earnest, DZ hits us off yet again with his words of reason.



“The higher you get up on the flagpole, the more your butt shows.” Roger Clemens on 60 Minutes 1/6/07

And not since J-Lo’s heyday – or maybe Brad Pitt’s rear appearance in Thelma and Louise – has a butt been so utterly over-analyzed.

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Merry Christmas Steve Nash, But Can Kobe Bryant Have His Jock Back Now?

Posted in Andrew Bynum, Doug Collins, Grant Hill, Jemele Hill, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Richard Dumas, Steve Nash, Trevor Ariza on December 26, 2007 by mizzo

(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Yeah Grant, he got you

Andrew Bynum (11-13 shooting for a career high 28) and Kobe Bryant (38 pts., 8 dimes) went off on the Suns this Christmas day as the Lakers beat Phoenix 122-115.

Nash had a nice game with 24 and 14 but damn, do the Suns ever play D?

Grant, you know you are my man, but Richard Dumas Trevor Ariza banged it on you bruh. I guess you know how Nash felt last year.

*Sent the dunk 12/26 via email.  Good lookin’ B.

At least you were nice enough to be a little more judicious with your hands. ‘Sup with that Steve ?

Bynum is fast becoming a star. Do not sleep on the Lakers as this kid continues to grow into his limitless potential.

Posted this video in the second part of Jemele’s first interview.

Doug stop hatin’. Nash got dunked on, so deal with it.

Happy Holidays!

Interview With SPORTNET GM/EIC Neal Scarbrough

Posted in AOL, AOL FanHouse, Barry Bonds, Dan Rafael, Dave Zirin, ESPN, Fox Sports, Gwen Knapp, Jason Whitlock, Jemele Hill, Jerry Crasnick, Keith Clinkscales, Kevin Blackistone, Larry Brown, Marc Stein, Michael Smith, Michael Tillery, Michael Vick, Neal Scarbrough, Olympics, Pac Man Jones, Pat Forde, Sean Jensen, SFX Europe, Wasserman Media Group on November 20, 2007 by mizzo


Neal Scarbrough’s acumen in the realm of sports editing and coordinating should never be questioned. While at ESPN, he used his top notch managerial skills to help develop the platform you see today in almost every aspect of the network. With all the league deals going on across the sports scene, Neal was brought in to AOL in attempts to rebuild the channel–employing a unique business model. He did what he could and left AOL with the hugely popular FanHouse intact. Things were up in the air as AOL cut 20% of their staff, but Neal has landed firmly at Sportnet. Sportnet, while in its initial stages of development, eventually will be a power player in the field of mass media by combining athlete representation with cultivating and developing sports websites that will include many fringe sports across the competitive landscape.

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Interview With Jemele Hill: The Kev Dog Special

Posted in Allen Iverson, Althea Gibson, Andy Reid, Barry Bonds, Ben Wallace, Bill Cosby, Bobby Bowden, Boston Celtics, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chicago Bulls, Chris Webber, Cleveland Cavaliers, Conference Finals, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Doc Rivers, Donovan McNabb, Dwyane Wade, ESPN, First Take, Houston Rockets, Isiah Thomas, Jason Maxiell, Jason Whitlock, Jemele Hill, Jerry Buss, Jill Scott, Joe Paterno, John Coltrane, John Paxson, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, LeBron James, Luol Deng, Miami Heat, Michael Tillery, Michael Vick, Miles Davis, Mizzo, NBA, NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, P. J. Carlesimo, Pac Man Jones, Paul Pierce, Phil Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles, Randall Cunningham, Rasheed Wallace, Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Supersonics, Shaquille O’Neal, Skip Bayless, Stephon Marbury, Tayshaun Prince, Teena Marie, Toronto Raptors, Tracy McGrady, Tyrus Thomas, Utah Jazz, Wimbledon, Zach Randolph with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2007 by mizzo

Do you really think you know me?

Jemele Hill, columnist for, has caught some flack around these parts. This is an age where some media entities represent Disney eared, Aaron McGruder caricatures adorned with extra teenie glasses whose sole aim is to pander to the disillusioned masses–themselves jackasses. You all know where I personally stand with Jemele. Similar to what we have here with the TSF creative, I wanted to engage you with provocative thoughts of visualizing where she stands in OUR collective hearts. There’s no one in journalism like her and she hears it from everyone. Could you imagine being in the center of a room with your eyes closed and wearing headphones? Opening your eyes, you are bombarded with screaming criticism from any and everyone. The faces are Black. The faces are White…Brown and so on and so forth. There are men. There are women and even youngsters.

You stand up with a sista burned fire ready to snap.. As you remove the headphones, the faces and voices fade to black like rescinding fog in a bizarro world. You wonder to yourself , “What the hell is going on?” Thinking aloud… “Is this my professional existence? Is this what I signed up for? Am I supposed to care what these strangers think? Why are they so passionate about the words I write? Do they scream their loved ones way, like they spew hatred and venom in my comment section every day?

Why do all these people want my writing to just go away?

I tell you what, this my destiny. I do this for the love. I’m here to stay no matter what they say….

Read Jemele’s archived work here.

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Jim Rhome’s Ass Was Burning

Posted in Blogroll, Jemele Hill, Jim Everett, Jim Rhome, Randy Moss, Rome Is Burning on November 4, 2007 by mizzo

Doing research on a Randy Moss piece and a Jemele Hill interview–The Kev Dog Special–I happened upon this funny ass video I’d forgotten about.

What would happen if Barry did this?

If this happened to be a normal occurrence, ya might not get all the little boy fire spittle from some of these hiding-behind-their-keyboard-clowns.

Interview with Editor In Chief Rob King

Posted in Barry Bonds, Bill Simmons, Bob Schiefer, ESPN, ESPN Digital Media,, Gannett, interview, Jeff Chadiha, Jemele Hill, Jimmy Clausen, John Kosner Sr., Knight Ridder, Kobe Bryant, Maurice Clarett, Meg Greenfield, Michael Tillery, Michael Vick, Mizzo, NBA, Penn State, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pulitzer Prize, Rob King, Scoop Jackson, sports and ethics, Terrell Owens, The Starting Five, TSF, Washing Week In Review, Washington Post on October 19, 2007 by mizzo


Simply put, the reason why there is a TSF is because of There’s no denying such a significant fact. In saying that, we also want an alternative to what has become almost a singular voice in sports. ESPN has a stranglehold on the way sports is packaged and the only way that grip changes is for sites like TSF and others to consistently speak out and offer a substantive check and balance. ESPN has hired numerous minorities as of late and Rob King is most likely ESPN’s most significant addition in quite some time. Just as some of you have questioned’s writers I’m sure some of you will question the hire mainly because of King’s graphic artist background. I had the same question and when contacting ESPN, John Kosner Sr., Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Digital Media responded with this statement via email: “Rob is a true leader. He is uniquely qualified to take to the next level bringing together a talented team to serve sports fans with the best in sports writing and reporting, audio, video and photography. It’s a dream assignment and he was born to do it.” Judge for yourselves what type of impact Rob King will have on MSM. He holds the keys to an organization that shapes the way we visualize and read sports. I must say that Rob King is one of the most intelligent people I have ever come across. The way we view sports is morphing just as fast as the technology that’s readily available. What’s your opinion and where do you see sports heading?

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Star Rising: Interview with ESPN NFL Analyst Michael Smith

Posted in 60 minutes, Arizona Cardinals, Around the Horn, Barry Bonds, Ben Gordon, Bill Belichick, Bill Cosby, Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells, Bill Rhoden, Bill Walsh, Billy White Shoes Johnson, Black Thought, Bo Jackson, Bobbito Garcia, Boston, Boston Globe, Brian Urlacher, Brian Westbrook, Buddy Ryan, Calvin Williams, Chad Johnson, Chuck D, Cincinnati Bengals, Common, Cris Carter, Dallas Cowboys, Dan Patrick, Daunte Culpepper, Deion Sanders, Donovan McNabb, Drew Brees, DWil, Eddie Murphy, Eli Manning, Elijah Dukes, ESPN, ESPN News,, Fred Barnett, Gary Anderson, Hall of Fame, Indianapolis Colts, Jake Plummer, Jake Reed, James Baldwin, Jason Campbell, Jason Kidd, Jemele Hill, Jerry Rice, Jim Rhome, John Elway, Keith Olberman, Kevin Mack, Larry Whiteside, Leonard Davis, Loyola University, Lynn Swann, Marty Shottenheimer, Marvin Lewis, Maya Angelou, Michael Smith, Michael Tillery, Michael Vick, Michael Wilbon, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Mike Tomlins, Mizzo, Monday Night Football, Mos Def, New England Patriots, New Orleans, New Orleans Saints, NFC Championship, NFL, NFL Live, Norv Turner, Outside the Lines, Pacman Jones, Pardon the Interruption, Peyton Manning, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, race, Racism, racist, Ralph Wiley, Randall Cunningham, Randy Moss, Ray Nagin, Real Sports, Rex Grossman, Rod Smith, Rome Is Burning, Ron Jaworski, Sade, San Diego Chargers, Scoop Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, Smush Parker, Sportscenter, Stephen A. Smith, Steve McNair, Steve Young, Stuart Scott, Super Bowl, Super Dome, Talib Kweli, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tank Johnson, Tecmo Bowl, Tennessee Titans, Terell Owens, The Roots, The Three Amigos, Tony Romo, Tra Thomas, Videogate, Vince Young, Wade Phillips, Warren Moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2007 by mizzo

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is mos def a rising star in today’s media. He brings a very informed and easy style that is refreshing in this age of talking heads screaming and hollering NFL points so irrelevant and utterly ridiculous. Mike’s cool. The following conversation is reminiscent of the one Scoop, Dwil and I had in Vantage Point. It’s not as political, but it definitely lends itself to the constant and ever evolving discussion about the current tenor of sports reporting. Coming out of Loyola University (LA), Mike migrated north to the Boston Globe after interning there two previous summers. This was during the time the New England Patriots franchise initialized stamping the bully presence it now has on the NFL and Michael Smith was there to document it all. His attention then shifted to ESPN to realize a dream. The interview itself is a monster in size because Mike and I touch on a variety of subjects. As Mike calls, I am just finishing Bill Rhoden’s 40 Million Dollar Slaves for the third time (Go get it!). I thought it was apropos to ask Mike what Mr. Rhoden means to him personally. Enjoy.

Michael Tillery: Do you consider Bill Rhoden an inspiration?

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