Linda Cohn, whose 5,000th SportsCenter airs on Sunday, February 21st at 8 am ET, joins the podcast this week. We discussed when she realized this milestone was on the horizon, her early years at ESPN when she was warned by Dan Patrick about the lack of women who had been successful in Bristol and later nearly lost her job after two years, incidents of sexual harassment that she endured early in her career (as described in her autobiography, Cohn-Head), Keith Olbermann’s comments that “there is no reason anymore for a consumer to watch SportsCenter,” and more!
PAST GLASS HALF EMPTY PODCASTS:
▶ Woj Discusses Launching The Vertical, LeBron and Blatt, and What Would Make Hacking Stop
▶ Barstool and Its Bloggers Bet on Mainstream Viability
▶ Would Jay Bilas Advise Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey to Sit Out Next Season?
▶ Asking Darren Rovell If and When LeBron James Will Be a Billionaire
▶ Peter King Talks NFL Refs, MMQB*
▶ Peter Mehlman Compares and Contrasts Crafting Novel With Writing for Howard Cosell and Seinfeld?
▶ Christine Brennan’s Talks About Greg Hardy, NFL Media, and Advice for Young Writers
▶ A Conversation With Michael Wilbon
▶ Bill Plaschke Talks About Lamar Odom and the Curse of the Kardashians
▶ Was Urban Meyer Okay With Players Asking Taylor Swift Out?
▶ Ex-Vikings Mascot Ragnar Tells His Side of the Story
▶ Brett Taylor, the Cubs Blogger Who Left a Big Law Firm
▶ Gary Sheffield Talks MLB Playoffs, Harper-Papelbon, and Hall of Fame
▶ Scott Van Pelt Talks Midnight SportsCenter, Madison As Best College Sports Town in America
▶ Matthew Berry Has Like 45 Jobs
▶ Jim Ross Talks About His Live Show, Roddy Piper, and Steroids in Hollywood
▶ Clay Travis Talks SEC Media Days, New Deal With Fox Sports, and the Confederate Flag
▶ A Long Conversation With Frank Deford
▶ Mike Florio Part 2: Talks About PFT History, His Deal With NBC, and if He Regrets the Dez Bryant Story
▶ Mike Florio Part 1: Goodell Underling(s) were out to get the Patriots
▶ Does Sarah Spain worry that her politics will make her polarizing?
▶ David Purdum talks about Tony Romo, fantasy football, and the NFL’s gambling hypocrisies
▶ Cleveland sports talk host Anthony Lima on LeBron, Delly, and Johnny Manziel
▶ Dan Le Batard talks about his career, Papi, and Bill Simmons
▶ Kenny Smith before the NBA conference finals
*denotes Pigsplosion podcast