July 19, 2002

hSUSPENDED ANIMATION: Seems like everybody's

hSUSPENDED ANIMATION: Seems like everybody's getting suspended this week- Torii Hunter, for three games after the recent brawl between the Twins and the Cleveland (Indians) Baseball Team. Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, for throwing at a batter. Allen Iverson would be suspended if it weren't the offseason. And ESPN has suspended ESPN Radio and Pardon the Interruption host Tony Kornheiser for one week without pay for criticizing the network on the air. I gotta say I'm with Tony on this one- Kornheiser was criticizing some recent firings and, as anyone who has read Michael Freeman's ESPN: The Uncensored History can tell you that regardless of the network's exemplary on-air reputation, their record in terms of hirings and firings (especially those related to sexual harassment) has been shoddy at best. The Kornheiser/Michael Wilbon pairing is the best thing the network has had going for it since the Olbermann/Patrick SportsCenter team; let's hope they don't mess it up the way they did last time.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 19, 2002 10:48 PM
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