Sports Center Credits Deadspin With McGwire Story

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I think this might be a first! Sports Center has certainly credited blogs before, including this one, but I don't think Deadspin has ever been mentioned on the flagship show for ESPN. This morning Josh Elliott credited Deadspin with a quote from Jay McGwire, Mark McGwire's younger brother, who says in his new book that he was the one who supplied the slugger with steroids. Here's the clip....



Congrats to my former employer (*tear*), AJ and the rest of the crew over there, and good on ESPN for recognizing who found the item first. The best part about this, is that it's ESPN's lead story on Sports Center, so they're going to be mentioning the website all day. Just another small step towards acceptance!

Mark McGwire's One-Eyed Baby Brother Reveals The Not-So-Startling Truth (Deadspin)

11 Comments:

Watch Colin Cowherd shut them down. ;-)


Oh my goodness, Shane Dronett died?

SSReporters said...
Jan 22, 2009, 11:09:00 AM  

I would be more impressed if they interviewed Dan McGwire.

GMoney said...
Jan 22, 2009, 11:15:00 AM  

I wonder if Deadspin is off the "no mention" list now that the combudsman chair is open? Or maybe Elliot is rebelling against the Nike commercial interuppting his spot?

TomahawkFlop said...
Jan 22, 2009, 11:40:00 AM  

Petey Gammons gave them a shout out this morning too when he was on Mike and Mike talking about whether McGwire was going to make the Hall.

Simon said...
Jan 22, 2009, 12:21:00 PM  

Costas, Stephen A and Bill Conlin are crying. I don't know if we'll ever be accepted by the mainstream media in the truest sense, but those days of being thought of as a bunch of mindless, beer-swilling slugs are long over.

MoonDog said...
Jan 22, 2009, 12:48:00 PM  

And in other news today, the sun rose in the east this morning.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 22, 2009, 12:51:00 PM  

Shane Dronett's dead? NOOOOOOOOO!

Brad James said...
Jan 22, 2009, 1:32:00 PM  

One mention on Sportscenter doesn't enhance a garbage website like Deadspin. If I wanted a third grader's view of sports, I'd go down to the local elementary school, not Deadspin. Sorry, but I'm not a fan. Don't flame me for it.

Brian said...
Jan 22, 2009, 1:37:00 PM  

Im not really sure how Deadspin is going to gain acceptance. It's like when Perez Hilton breaks a celebrity story...in the big scheme of things, does it really matter? No.

Ed James said...
Jan 22, 2009, 1:42:00 PM  

Deadspin credits BobsBlitz.com for Picture of Jay McGwire...

Bob Mantz said...
Jan 23, 2009, 12:27:00 PM  

Many ballplayers today are taking homeopathic growth hormone oral spray because it's safe, gentle on the system, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it will be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.

Jane said...
Jan 23, 2009, 3:06:00 PM  

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