ESPN prepares for major layoffs, Sportscenter alterations

Via reports from Yahoo, ESPN in the midst of preparing for some major layoffs. The worldwide leader in sports has been prepping for this major purge by notifying employees of the changes. Their reasoning for the changes were stated to The Big Lead: “ESPN has historically embraced evolving technology to smartly navigate our business. Any organizational … Read more

ESPN is distancing itself from FanDuel and DraftKings

With a bevy of reports and legal action being brought upon FanDuel and DraftKings, expect their advertisements to go down. This will start first and foremost with ESPN. The announcement came via Outside the Lines Bob Ley during October 6th’s episode where Ley stated “ESPN today continued running commercials for the two main daily sports fantasy … Read more

Michigan breaks into ESPN Top 25 Power Rankings

The ESPN Power Rankings are out for this week and the University of Michigan Wolverines has busted into the Top 25 and is sitting pretty at #23. After dropping the first game of the year to Utah, Michigan has been playing very well and has rattled off three straight victories. The most recent victory, a complete domination of the … Read more

According to ESPN, nobody drafts worse than Lions

Here we go again. It seems like every time I write something about the Detroit Lions it’s negative and this time will be no different. According to’s researchers, the Lions are the worst drafting team in the entire NFL and it’s not even close.

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Will Joe Nathan lose his job as closer this season?

Last winter the Detroit Tigers were in need of a closer, so they went out and signed 39-year old Joe Nathan, who was coming off back to back all-star seasons with the Texas Rangers. Nathan had 80 saves and an average 2.09 ERA in two seasons with Texas. Many fans agreed with this move because Nathan was one of the league’s top closers at the time, and many were familiar with him because he spent seven years with AL Central Division rival Minnesota Twins.

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May is ‘National TV Month’ for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers will dominate the Sunday Night Baseball games on ESPN this  May. ESPN released the schedule and has Detroit in 3 out of 5 featured games that month. The 4-peat Central Division Champions will be nationally televised for games with Kansas City, St. Louis, and the Los Angeles Angels on May 10, 17, and … Read more

Hockey is returning to ESPN… sort of

For the first time in over 10 years, the self proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports” will televise professional ice hockey on their air. According to TSN’s Rick Westhead, ESPN has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey when it returns in the fall of 2016. Breaking – TSN has learned ESPN … Read more

WATCH: Eastern Michigan’s Karrington Ward nabs SportsCenter ‘Play of the Night’

Sometimes we get a little pre-occupied here at Detroit Sports Nation. The Lions are rolling, the Red Wings are off to a solid start, the Tigers are making moves, and the Pistons are losing really well. So forgive us if we let one slip through the cracks by way of Ypsilanti. As the college basketball season … Read more

Idiot ESPN student reporter suggests FSU gunman going after Jameis Winston

Last night I made a wise crack at ESPN’s expense after their verified College Football Twitter account reported a breaking news story of Oregon QB Marcus Mariotta getting a speeding ticket last weekend. Seriously? This is breaking news? I suggested that maybe I’ll start a weekly blog of all the stupid crap ESPN says or … Read more

Both MSU and U-M Football regular season finales on national TV

While not a total shocker(considering how big the game participants markets are) both Michigan State and Michigan Football have been picked up by ABC/ESPN for their final big ten games. Michigan and Ohio State will air on ESPN or ABC at noon. Michigan State and Penn State will air at 330pm on ABC.   Both games … Read more

Daniel Tosh Labels ESPN “Hacks” in Video Tirade

To say comedian Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, did not take kindly to ESPN’s knock-off imitation of his show’s “Web Redemption” segment would be like saying Michigan State merely “slipped by” Michigan in this year’s football showdown. Tosh went off on the sports entertainment network, labeling them “hacks” (to put it kindly) and mocking ESPN’s unhealthy obsession with the likes of … Read more