Commentary Archive

  • Fagan: Recent events further expose underlying sexism in our sports culture

    From DeMarcus Cousins' comments to Steubenville to the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, recent events have further exposed the sexism that exists in our sports culture.

    Feb 14 11:23 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Foudy: Can Steve Nash save the Lakers?

    Steve Nash has the skills to meld the Lakers into a real team, but it will take a super hero's effort, writes Julie Foudy. Time will tell whether he's up to the task.

    Feb 12 4:12 PM ET | By Julie Foudy

  • espnW: Danica Patrick's media day at Daytona

    Danica Patrick will embark on her first season of Sprint Cup in 2013. But the media was also concerned about her relationship with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

    Feb 14 12:29 PM ET | By espnW

  • McManus: Wheelchair great Esther Vergeer retires

    Wheelchair tennis was little known when Esther Vergeer took up the sport, but a 470-match winning streak later, she is a legend in a sport that's now played at all four Grand Slams.

    Feb 13 12:12 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Never too early for Super Bowl picks

    The Super Bowl closed the book on the football season, so our writers weigh in on the sporting events they’re most looking forward to this spring. From March Madness to big-time tennis, there’s plenty of entertainment to be had.

    Feb 11 | By espnW

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: In the name of Taylor Swift cutaways, my Grammys review

    The Grammys. "Music's Biggest Night." In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain breaks down the awards show and wonders how many Taylor Swift cutaways can one broadcast have?

    Feb 14 5:09 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • McManus: Alabama coach needs more than sensitivity training

    An Alabama high school teacher and coach made a non-apology for an anti-gay diatribe which included a disrespectful reference to the First Lady as "fat butt Michelle Obama."

    Mar 14 3:28 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • Isaacson: Remembering Arthur Ashe

    It's been 20 years since the great Arthur Ashe passed away, but time cannot dull memories of a great athlete and, more importantly, a great man.

    Feb 6 | By Melissa Isaacson

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Boys gone wild

    In this week's "The Buzz That Was," Rob Gronkowski, Jay Cutler and Todd Helton play a bizzare game of one-upmanship.

    Feb 15 2:01 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: Counting the minutes to Bulls' Derrick Rose's return

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain takes stock of the Chicago Bulls who have been without superstar Derrick Rose for 284 days.

    Feb 6 3:17 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Spring is in the air

    The Super Bowl closed the book on the football season, so our writers weigh in on the sporting events they’re most looking forward to this spring. From March Madness to big-time tennis, there’s plenty of entertainment to be had.

    Feb 4 | By espnW

  • Snark Attack

    Spain: From the Super Bowl commericials to the black out, lots to snark about

    In Sarah Spain's Super Bowl Snark Attack, the Twitterverse offers their jokes on the game, commercials and the power outage.

    Feb 4 2:23 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Man Up

    Man Up: Val Ackerman talks with Warriors president Rick Welts

    In the first edition of Man Up, Val Ackerman talks with Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts about the marketing and future of women's sports, and why its differences from men should be appreciated.

    Jan 30 5:35 PM ET | By Val Ackerman

  • Carter: Wrapping up a weekend of Super Bowl parties

    With it beach flag football game and Justin Timberlake, DirecTV threw two of the best parties of the weekend on Saturday.

    Feb 3 | By Kelley Carter

  • Carter: Too many Super Bowl parties to choose from

    With Cee Lo Green and Goodie Mobb performing, the ESPN NEXT party was one of several Super Bowl parties that highlighted Friday night in New Orleans.

    Jan 31 | By Kelley Carter

  • Carter: Madden Bowl party a soaring kickoff

    With Big Boi and Little Wayne performing, the EA Madden Bowl got the string of Super Bowl parties off to a scorching start.

    Jan 31 | By Kelley Carter

  • Carter: It's party time in New Orleans

    Super Bowl weekend wouldn’t be complete without some partying, and New Orleans knows how to do it up right. Here’s a look at the places and faces making up the Super Bowl scene.

    Jan 31 | By Kelley Carter

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: A 'Girl's Guide' to the hockey galaxy? My prayers have been answered!

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain breaks down what a recent "Girl's Guide" to hockey really meant to the sports universe.

    Jan 30 3:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Carter: 10 suggestions for Big Easy

    Killing time before the big game, or just in town to take in the atmosphere? Here are 10 must-see, must-eat, must-hear, must-stop attractions to get the most out of your stay in New Orleans.

    Jan 28 | By Kelley Carter

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Super Bowl predictions

    The Baltimore Ravens have the emotion of Ray Lewis on their side; the San Francisco 49ers have the electricity of Colin Kaepernick on theirs. Who will prevail in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans?

    Jan 28 | By espnW

  • Isaacson: Remembering Gussie Moran

    Gussie Moran, also known as "Gorgeous Gussie," was a total package in her heyday -- she had the skills to play tennis with the best and gorgeous good looks. Here's to the memory of the tennis star who died at age 89.

    Jan 23 9:15 AM ET | By Melissa Isaacson

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: And the women's winner is ...

    With Week 1 of the Australian Open in the books, Serena Williams still looks like the player to beat. But don't rule out Victoria Azarenka or Maria Sharapova, eitiher. Or how about a first-time Grand Slam winner?

    Jan 21 | By espnW

  • W @ The Australian Open

    Ford: Venus no match for Sharapova

    You could feel how badly the fans wanted a competitive match. But in the end, Maria Sharapova had too much game for Venus Williams.

    Jan 18 8:33 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford

  • Isaacson: Lance's lie just one of many we've heard

    Years of being lied to by public officials and sports stars has led us to be more cynical about Lance Armstrong's admission of guilt.

    Jan 17 10:32 PM ET | By Melissa Isaacson