Commentary Archive

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: We're down to the Elite Eight in the Bracket of Awesome

    Vegas Trip or Breakfast in Bed? Sleeping In or Summer Street Fest? We're down to the Elite Eight in our annual Bracket of Awesome. Vote now!

    Mar 28 4:09 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: It's time for the second round of the Bracket of Awesome!

    The musicians didn't survive the opening round of the Bracket of Awesome, but Mac & Cheese, Sleeping In and Vegas Trip did. Second-round voting is open now, so weigh in, peeps!

    Mar 27 1:06 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: Bummed out by your tourney pool? Vote in our Bracket of Awesome!

    Has Florida Gulf Coast's surprise run turned your bracket into a mess and put you down in the dumps? Have no fear! The Bracket of Awesome is here! Guy with a guitar or Vegas? Beyonce or Mac & Cheese? Vote now, peeps!

    Mar 25 5:21 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: FGCU is tourney's biggest surprise

    FGCU had the most surprising opening weekend in the men's NCAA tournament. The biggest surprise, though, may be the confidence with which Eagles have played.

    Mar 25 | By espnW

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Liger, liger burning bright

    The Tiger Woods-Lindsey Vonn romance is already providing a lot of comedy, and we're more than happy to recap the absurdity for you in this week's The Buzz That Was.

    Mar 22 1:30 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: Tiger and Lindsey are now official, but should we care?

    Now that Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are officially a couple, should we care what these two consenting adults choose to do with their free time and baby-making parts? Probably not. Do we? Abso-freaking-lutely.

    Mar 21 5:22 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • McManus: Ugly backlash adds insult to injury in Steubenville case

    With area residents, including girls, heaping scorn on the victim following the convictions of two football players, justice is far from done in the Steubenville rape case.

    Mar 19 9:07 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Can anyone take down Baylor?

    Baylor has been nearly unstoppable this season. Will the tournament be more of the same? Our writers weigh in with their picks for the teams that could challenge Brittney Griner & Co.

    Mar 18 | By espnW

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Heaven help us

    Dennis Rodman running amok at the Vatican and Johnny Manziel sporting a Longhorn? The apocalypse must be near. Actually, it already arrived for Brandon Knight. We review a devilishly fun week.

    Mar 15 2:12 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: With streak history, what's next for Blackhawks?

    The Chicago Blackhawks rode an improbable streak to open the season, but it's in the history books now. In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain says it's what comes next that counts.

    Mar 13 12:35 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Which conference tournament are you eyeing?

    From the East Coast to the Heartland, conference tournaments will take center stage this week and storylines abound. Here are the ones our writers will watch most closely.

    Mar 11 | By espnW

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Dissing Cousins

    Cheer up, Kirk Cousins. A little home-state humiliation is better than Katherine Webb's Shakespearean delusions. We chronicle a tragicomic week.

    Mar 8 3:04 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: Women as sports analysts? Yes, we can

    It's time for women in sports media be heard. They should be taken as seriously as TV and radio analysts as they are as anchors and sidelines reporters.

    Mar 8 9:14 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Man Up

    Man Up: Val Ackerman talks with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany

    Jim Delany has led the Big Ten since 1989 and upped the conference's women's sports participation numbers. Val Ackerman picks his brain in her latest edition of Man Up.

    Mar 4 2:00 PM ET | By Val Ackerman

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Breaking down Big Monday's matchup

    Notre Dame has had UConn's number of late, and Monday night's matchup should be no different, with the Irish picking up their sixth win in the last seven meetings between these Big East rivals.

    Mar 4 | By espnW

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Mixed nuts

    Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un hanging together in North Korea? Even Manti Te’o can’t match that for absurdity. Here’s the best from another wacky week in The Buzz That Was.

    Mar 1 3:36 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • Howard: Will recent milestones help women's sports reach an unconquered frontier?

    Recent milestones and "firsts" for female athletes have provided glimpses into just how women's sports may finally break through its most stubbornly unconquered frontier.

    Feb 27 4:30 PM ET | By Johnette Howard

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    TWSS: Seth MacFarlane humorous as Academy Awards host

    From Seth MacFarlane's hosting duties, to Adele's pipes and Ben Affleck's big moment, Sarah Spain chronicles all the highlights from Oscar night in this edition of That's What She Said.

    Feb 26 2:43 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Nothing guaranteed to favored Heat

    As the NBA playoffs approach, the Miami Heat certainly have the look of a champion, but it's too early to write off the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and a few other contenders for the 2013 NBA title.

    Feb 25 | By espnW

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Patrick's pole creates buzz, raises expectations

    Danica Patrick already had enough storylines floating around her fist full-time Sprint Cup season, but after her pole win at Daytona, expectations will be even higher.

    Feb 18 | By espnW

  • espnW: Twitterverse on Danica Patrick's day at Daytona

    Danica Patrick finished eighth at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Here's how the Twiterverse reacted.

    Feb 24 6:35 PM ET | By espnW

  • Fagan: Women's bout all about money for UFC

    Dana White famously said women would never fight in the UFC, but the prospect of a profit has him singing a different tune as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche get set for Saturday's bout.

    Feb 22 9:04 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Hot air

    Michael Jordan is fawned over for the awesome accomplishment of turning 50, but Danica Patrick gets ripped after actually winning the pole at Daytona? In The Buzz That Was, we look back at a very upside-down week.

    Feb 22 2:35 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • Spain: Nothing but love for Michael Jordan

    When it comes to a longtime devotion/obsession for the greatest of all time, there's no shame -- and no cure.

    Feb 15 3:40 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The Buzz That Was

    The Buzz That Was: Creepy crawlers

    Partying with O.J. Simpson? Dating Tiger Woods? Hmm, think it'd be better to be bit by Daniela Holmqvist's black widow. Here's a look back at a scary week in "The Buzz That Was."

    Feb 15 3:22 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine