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ESPN Launching Interactive Facebook Series Adapted from ‘First Take’

If you’ve ever watched ESPN’s First Take, you know its hosts can get pretty riled up over a good sports debate. The network is now giving fans a chance to share their opinions with Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim in new Facebook series, First Take: Your Take.   The new show will

Robert Griffin III and Rob Parker
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Parker Out at ESPN

ESPN will not renew its contract with commentator Rob Parker, who was suspended last month following remarks he made on “First Take” in which he questioned Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III‘s “Blackness.” “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RG III comments, we decided not to renew

Robert Griffin III
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ESPN Admits Rob Parker’s RG3 Comments Were Inappropriate

Several hours after an ESPN commentator questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is authentically Black, ESPN said those comments were out of line. In a statement released by an ESPN spokesman, the network said, “The comments were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps.” It will be interesting to see what those “next steps” are,

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REBIRTH OF GEEK:The NBA’s Nerd Swag Reigns

With Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder making a serious run for the title this year, interestingly talk has once again turned to his stylistic choices.  With debate shows like Around the Horn and First Take, not too mention various content starved sports writers, pining for anything to debate, much has been made about

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