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Jayson Stark and Mike Missanelli Gleefully Refute Howard Eskin’s Report

Howard Eskin is like a stink bug. His reporting lives in the voids between truth and fiction. His latest report – that John Middleton wants more power and is planning a takeover of the Phillies, who pushed out their beloved president while he was being treated for cancer – is a perfect example of this. To his credit, Eskin correctly reported that Middleton now owns 48% of the team. Fact. Reported. Nice job. But the rest of his report lives in your wall, waiting to emerge when the weather turns cold, because you can’t really disprove that Middleton wants to take over the team and, someday, may eventually do so. And you can’t disprove that David Montgomery’s leave of absence was convenient for the Phils if, in fact, they’d prefer he not make so many of the decisions. Those are voids. That’s where Howard thrives. He multiplies in those things. If you stomp him out in one area, another one of him will pop up in another area. It’s like if Burger King put their mascot in a Whack-A-Mole game. He’ll use words like wants and trying - the Phillies are trying to trade for Jose Bautista – to construct these elaborate stories that sound juicy, but when you think about them, contain very little substance. He can go on TV and claim that BILLIONAIRE OWNER WANTS CONTROL OF TEAM AND THINKS NICE GUY CANCER PATIENT IS BUFFOON, and you can’t really prove him wrong, even if his insinuation is so wildly out of bounds.

Anyway, Jayson Stark called in to Mike Missanelli’s show today to help Missanelli shred Eskin and, more specifically, his report.

Stark said that the Phillies aren’t just denying the report, but that they’re “angry.”

“[Howard's claiming] that the Phillies are basically firing a guy with cancer, that they’re using cancer as an excuse to push out someone who was beloved by everyone there,” Stark said. “I can’t find anyone who will even remotely corroborate any of this.”

Maybe not. But they can’t disprove it either. There’s a void! And Howard’s found it.

“Two people told me flat-out that Gillick would never have taken this position if he knew what was going on.. and I totally believe that,” Stark continued.

For his part, Missanelli was eager to stomp on this particular Eskin.

“I thought this guy would go quietly into the night… and then some TV station hired him,” Missanelli said. “I did my part.”

That TV station is where Eskin made his report last night, oh and also where I’ll be appearing tomorrow morning– FOX 29*, where Eskin is the lead sports anchor. Awwwwkkkkkward.

*This is an Eskin issue, not a FOX 29 issue. FOX 29 Weekend is a great and fun and light show for a weekend morning and you should watch it and write in and tell them how much you love their pale blogger. Hashtag innocentface.

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Only Charles Barkley Can Make Howard Eskin Likable

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On this past week’s Sports Sunday, Howard Eskin was joined by the most charming man to ever stand next to Howard Eskin, Charles Barkley. Sir Charles, as always, didn’t shy from calling Eskin ugly, pulling the old Burger King joke (a meme that does not get tired), and calling him out when Eskin claims he played basketball. The greatest hits from the show are posted after the jump, and we fully support someone somewhere giving Charles his own talk show.

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Papelbon Saves His 300th Game, and Howard Eskin Is Not Impressed

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t pretty, but Jonathan Papelbon notched his 300th career save last night. He’s only the 26th pitcher to reach the mark, and tied Trevor Hoffman for second fastest pitcher to reach it, doing so in 552 games. Looking at his career, it’s impressive, but it may be hard to really appreciate that with his attitude of late. But not to worry, Howard Eskin is here to make sure we side with Papelbon from here on out with catty tweets:

Believe me, I don’t want to take Papelbon’s side on anything, but Eskin makes it a lot easier.

via Bleed Philly


Howard Eskin Sorta Kinda Responds to Beach Pic

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This picture of Howard Eskin and a woman walking the beach in Sea Isle this weekend – that was added to the Roundup yesterday as a throwaway item – wound up getting a lot of attention. No, that’s not Sarah Baicker (though that would’ve been maybe favorite scandal of 2014 and maybe ever). But it is someone – a well-figured someone – and she appears to be strolling the beach with, or just happens to be alongside, (the apparently married) Eskin. I’m not a shit starter……… but Angelo Cataldi is, and this morning he asked Eskin about the picture on-air. Natalie Egenolf was there and relays (since no audio exists):

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There’s a lot of innuendo here, but Eskin isn’t above that sort of thing. So I’ll just point out that this doesn’t look like power walking.

[Man, could you imagine if the gross sex and Howard Eskin beach posts were one and the same? Ewwwww.]


Sources: Howard Eskin Had a Scare When He was Taken to the Hospital During Super Bowl Week

Eskin seen here on game day

Eskin seen here on game day

Sources tell me that Howard Eskin passed out and was taken to the hospital while in New York and New Jersey covering the Super Bowl a few weeks back.

It happened mid-week before the big game. Eskin was setting up for a remote with FOX when he collapsed, I’m told. He was apparently taken in an ambulance to a local hospital, where he spent the night.

No word on exactly what happened, but it’s believed that he passed out from some combination of exhaustion and dehydration. He was back on the air by the Friday before the game and appears to be fine now.

Good thing nobody prematurely reported that he was dead.


Howard Eskin Dressed as Santa Claus and Gave Chip Kelly an Injured Bear Today

Voila_Capture885I don’t know if Howard has some sort of disorder that requires him to be the center of attention 24-7 or what, but he showed up at Chip Kelly’s press conference today (can’t tell if Chip was in on it, but it’s obvious Chip doesn’t like getting his metaphorical knob slobbed by Eskin the way the last coach did) in full Santa suit and brought Chip a Bear that was so injured from his whooping last night that the poor guy couldn’t make it on the plane.

Chip’s response: “That’s the best suit you’ve ever worn.”

That it is, Chipward. That it is.

Presumably, Chip’s girlfriend won’t cut his head off in a jealous rage after discovering the gift.

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Curt Schilling and Howard Eskin Got into a Vicious Twitter War Over the Weekend

Voila_Capture711And happy holidays to you too!

Curt Schilling and Howard Eskin love pissing on each other. In January, Eskin attacked Schilling’s HOF credentials and Schilling called Eskin a jackass.

This weekend, their ongoing disagreement bubbled over into new territory. A confusing Twitter war commenced when Eskin again took aim at Schilling’s credentials. Schill responded. And many followers chimed in, sending the argument into strange territories.

I’ve done my best to curate the conversation into a coherent exchange. Do enjoy. To the Storify machine!

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Jon Heyman Grammatically Smacks Alarmist Howard Eskin

Voila_Capture317It wouldn’t be the holiday season without some loosely-sourced news from Jon Heyman.

Responding to a report from Howard Eskin on FOX 29 last night that the Phillies were on the brink of trading Domonic Brown and unnamed others for 33-year-old and declining Jose Bautista, Heyman wrote the following:


2013, it’s just not Eskin’s year.

He did, however, respond to Heyman:


That’s where it ended, for now. I love the theory from reader Brian, who postulates that Eskin, in a desperate attempt to maintain relevancy in the region, merely needed to report something since WIP colleague Michael Barkann broke the Marlon Byrd news yesterday. So nefarious, that would be.*

*No idea why I’m talking like Yoda today. 

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