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Howard Eskin Quickly Deleted This Tweet About Caitlyn Jenner

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Though there’s probably a legitimate observation to be made that Caitlyn Jenner’s presence at the ESPYS was, as Bob Costas called it, “a crass exploitation play” for both ESPN-ABC (ratings) and Jenner (also ratings), this SCORCHING take from Howard Eskin, whose longtime shtick has been telling women to get back in the kitchen, took what turned out to be an overwhelmingly positive moment and, yep, pissed all over it.

Eskin deleted the initial Tweet, edited out the word “freak,” and explained his reaction thusly:

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Ironically, the safer route for Eskin would’ve just been telling Jenner to get back in the kitchen.

H/T to (@BriMcL17)

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Howard Eskin Needs To Beat It

From the "Dads at Taylor Swift" Imgur page, of which I can't make fun since I'm going to be a dad and went to the concert

From the “Dads at Taylor Swift” Imgur page, of which I can’t make fun since I’m going to be a dad and went to the concert

It’s seriously time to put Howard Eskin out to pasture… or at least a pasture farther out there than the 10 p.m. news on FOX, a broadcast that is saved only by Lucy Noland and her spectacular friends.

We all have favorites, let’s be honest. Any person in a field even remotely related to media who tells you their coverage isn’t colored, at least a bit, by favorites, sources and enemies is lying to you. But Eskin has always taken it to another level. For years it manifested itself in almost comical defense of Andy Reid and the Eagles. Now it’s most apparent in his “coverage” of the Sixers, most recently when he was the only person on the planet who found fault with the Sixers in their trade with the Kings.

Anyway, over the last few days I’ve had the misfortune of inadvertently catching several of Sports Bloviator Emeritus Eskin’s local media appearances, first on FOX over the weekend, and then today on WIP as I tuned in to see if Josh Innes would address the fact that his Afternoon show is in serious jeopardy of continuing in its current form because his partner doesn’t like him. And it’s obvious that Eskin, as reader (@theshyduck) put it, has become a self-parody.

First there was Eskin’s aforementioned ripping into the Sixers for what was widely interpreted as a GREAT TRADE– a reflexive response to decry everything the team does. Then, on Sunday morning, he ranted on FOX about NBA players and their lack of loyalty when opting out of deals and re-signing with their current team so they can get more money (as if Eskin would never negotiate a higher salary)– a take so scorching and so old-timey that it seemed like it belonged on Weekend Update. And today, this jarring 180 regarding first Jonathan Papelbon, with whom Eskin has a huge thing, and then Donovan McNabb, who was recently arrested in Arizona for his second DUI.

Eskin first told Innes and Jody Mac that he had some damning off-the-record info about Papelbon that he wouldn’t share… but continued anyway: Continue reading

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RADIO WARS: Old Man Twitter Fight Edition

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Eskin walked right into that dadjoke.

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Report: The Sixers Fined Joel Embiid for Issues with his Work Ethic

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Earlier this season, word leaked out of the Sixers that Joel Embiid had been sent home from a road trip to work on his rehab. Earlier this week, Brett Brown said that at times coaching Embiid was “frustrating.” And now, Howard Eskin (who smiled so hard after writing that tweet that he passed out) reports that Embiid was fined earlier this year for missing rehab sessions.

As Liberty Ballers points out, this doesn’t sound great but the problem is likely behind both the Sixers and Embiid. It doesn’t really help for those people who were already having Bynum flashbacks though. Still, no need to worry … I’m sure Embiid can afford “thousands of dollars.”

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Sam Hinkie Burns Howard Eskin in Press Conference, Drops Mic

Sam Hinkie, posing for his school picture.

Sam Hinkie, posing for his school picture.

“Where’s Eskin by the way? I’m here, he’s not here”

That is how Sam Hinkie closed his post trade deadline press conference. The man who makes a meme out of calling Sam Hinkie for not being present and hiding in the shadows was nowhere to be found at Sam Hinkie’s very open, very public press conference.

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You had to wade through dumb questions, dumber questions, vague answers, and vaguer answers to get to it. But oh man was it worth it. Hinkie was stoic on the outside. But inside?

First JaVale McGee and now this? Hinkie is giving us beautiful gifts.

Video after the jump.

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Howard Eskin Complains about Attractive Women at Media Day

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While I’m certain that some of the 5,000 media folks in attendance were not women a stiff breeze away from a mound visit, what warm-blooded male complains about that sort of thing?

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God bless America. Or Mexico. Whatever. Howard’s a curmudgeon.

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Sixers Lose by Biggest Margin in NBA Since 2011, Welcome Back MCW

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The day Michael Carter-Williams went on The Players’ Tribune and said “don’t talk to me about tanking” would have been a good day for the Sixers to get their first win. Maybe in some parallel universe, they did. But in this one, they lost to the Mavericks by 53 points. It was the NBA’s biggest loss since the Lakers crushed the Cavs by 55 in 2011.

“I’m sure we’ll remember this, and don’t want it to happen again,” MCW said after the game. “None of us in this locker room will ever get used to losing like that. None of us will ever get used to losing, period. We’re upset after every loss.”

Howard Eskin, still feeling personally victimized by Sam Hinkie, said he was upset, but I can’t imagine a situation where he’d be more gleeful. Eskin has shit-talked the Sixers rebuilding plans all season long (to the point where I find myself favoriting Spike Eskin Tweets rebutting his father. SPIKE!) and was likely unable to wipe a grin off of his face no matter how hard he tried. He raises a great point with “Q,” though.

We won’t talk to MCW about tanking, but we can talk about MCW about tanking:

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Ah, damn.

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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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