Networks Want to Reinvent Sportscasting During This Pandemic Year. But Should They?

The focus seems to be slipping further and further from the games people have actually tuned in to watch

‘Long Gone Summer’ Whiffs on the 1998 Home Run Chase

This ESPN “30 for 30” documentary chronicles that historic summer when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa battled for baseball immortality. But it ends up turning the home run into an oddly boring achievement.

‘The Last Dance’ Is a Shrine to Michael Jordan’s One-Dimensional Brilliance

The much-hyped ESPN series about the Chicago Bulls superstar’s final season is, like its subject, endlessly entertaining and also a little exhausting

Barstool Sports and the Identity Politics of Being Apolitical

Much as it did with Trump last November, the news media has been scrambling to make sense of Barstool Sports’ rapid ascent to one of…