WATCH: NFL Great Michael Irvin Gets Sweat Wiped By Staff in Bonkers Shouting Match With Stephen A. Smith

We hereby take a timeout from our wall-to-wall election coverage here at Mediaite to bring you…yeah, we really don’t know what this is. Monday on ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith and legendary Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin got into a heated debate over the legacy of America’s team. “Y’all won two playoff games in 25 years,” Smith said. “And you’re gonna sit up here, sticking out your chest, talking about how it’s the dawn of a new day?! Y’all ain’t nothing! Okay?! You ain’t been nothing!” The diatribe from Smith elicited jeers from the live audience (a packed live audience, amazingly) at an entertainment district near AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Irvin fired back to defend the honor of the Cowboys. Specifically, Irvin delivered a passionate defense of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. “All of this rhetoric, that y’all sing out y’all mouth, singing on the radio like Continue reading "WATCH: NFL Great Michael Irvin Gets Sweat Wiped By Staff in Bonkers Shouting Match With Stephen A. Smith"

NBC Draws Fire For Running Trump’s Racist Caravan Ad During Sunday Night Football

NBC is facing a backlash for airing a President Donald Trump-approved campaign ad during Sunday Night Football — one CNN declared too racist to air. The 30-second spot, a version of which Trump tweeted out last week to much outrage, warned of a “7,000-migrant caravan” approaching the U.S. border with Mexico. It also featured Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant convicted of murdering two sheriff’s deputies in 2014, falsely claiming that Democrats “let him into our country.” Per the New York Times, the ad that aired on NBC Sunday night — during a game between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots — cut the false claims about Democrats, but still tied immigrants to crime. “America cannot allow this invasion,” the ad warned. “The migrant caravan must be stopped. President Trump and his allies will protect our border and keep our families safe. America’s
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WATCH LIVE: Boston Red Sox World Series Victory Parade

It wasn’t long ago that the Boston Red Sox were approaching nine decades of futility. Eighty six long years passed between championships for the once star-crossed franchise. But the club, once a laughingstock, is now the envy of every Major League Baseball franchise. For the fourth time since 2004, the Boston Red Sox are the world champions of baseball. They, quite simply, dominated October after a remarkable 108 win regular season. In the divisional round, the Sox took care of their longtime rivals, the New York Yankees, in four games. They followed up with a five game dusting of the Houston Astros in the ALCS. And then the Sox capped off their incredible season with a five game triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It seemed like the Red Sox might be in a little trouble after emptying their bullpen in a marathon 18-inning game three loss to the Dodgers. Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: Boston Red Sox World Series Victory Parade"

Curt Schilling Speaks Out After World Series Snub: They ‘Try to Ruin You’ If You’re An ‘Independent Thinker’

Curt Schilling wouldn’t call the fact that he was not invited to the field for the first pitch at Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday a “snub”, he says, but that’s what a lot of people called it. And it prompted him to write a response on Facebook. David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Keith Foulke and Alan Embree were all on the field last night, and were all Schilling’s teammates in the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series victory. Though Schilling, who is local, was not invited, Red Sox executive told the Boston Globe‘s Dan Shaughnessy it was “not out of spite.”

How to Watch NFL Monday Night Football — New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons Live Stream Online

Week 7 of the NFL season finishes up Monday night with a matchup between two NFC squads which entered the season with high expectations and are now clinging to life. It’s the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons — live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Indeed, both of these clubs are in turmoil. The Giants have gone 1-5 against a brutally difficult early schedule. Their defense has been mediocre. But their offense, despite boasting two immense talents in rookie running back Saquan Barkley and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., has sputtered. Big Blue’s offensive line has been exposed, and calls from critics are getting louder for the team to dump two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning. Amazingly, despite the team’s wretched start, the Giants are still clinging to hope in the NFC East race thanks to the uneven starts of their rivals. The Redskins lead the division at Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Monday Night Football — New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons Live Stream Online"

WATCH: Here’s the Lakers-Rockets Brawl That Got 3 Players Suspended

Three NBA players have been suspended after a brawl broke out on the court on Saturday during the Lakers’ home opener. Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram was suspended for four games while teammate Rajon Rondo was suspended for three games. Houston Rockets player Chris Paul will sit out two games. Deadline, which also reported on the players’ suspensions, described what went down.
Three players were ejected in the brawl, which began when the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram shoved the Rockets’ James Harden. Houston’s Chris Paul and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo soon traded swings; Ingram, Rondo and Paul were eventually tossed when order was restored. James, meanwhile, finished with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists as the Lakers are now 0-2 on the young season.
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Rihanna Reportedly Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show Out of Support For Colin Kaepernick

Maroon 5 is slated to play the halftime show of Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 in Atlanta. But according to one new report, the Adam Levine-fronted group wasn’t the NFL’s first choice. Before offering the gig to Maroon 5, the NFL approached Rihanna and asked her to take the headline slot on the Super Bowl halftime show, according to Us Weekly. Rihanna, however, declined. The reason? According to an US Weekly source, it’s because the 30-year-old singer “supports Colin Kaepernick.” “The NFL and CBS [which is televising the game] really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the unnamed source told US Weekly. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.” Kaepernick remains out of the NFL — with no team having signed him since he left the San Francisco 49ers Continue reading "Rihanna Reportedly Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show Out of Support For Colin Kaepernick"