come on espn

In another life…. 

In another life Stiles rolled over and the bed was still warm from where Derek had been sleeping just minutes before. The house smells like coffee and he can hear Derek talking to the dog while he makes breakfast. 

In another life Derek throws his head back in a laugh when Officer Stiles Stilinski accidentally set his fire alarm off one night while making popcorn and offers to teach him some fire safety tips when he’s off duty.

In another life two grad students bond over their TA positions and how much extra work they have. Stiles ends up bringing Derek a coffee the next morning and the rest is history. 

In another life Stiles falls for the tattooed barista. It turns out he’s a writer and the tattoos are for his family that died. It turns out they both found each other when they needed someone the most.

In another life professional baseball player Derek Hale ends up falling for a up and coming ESPN reporter. When he retires 15 years later he’s happily married to him and they cohost a new show for the network. 

In another life.

In another life they’re happy. In another life Derek stayed. In another life there are no werewolves and no dead family members. 

In another life Derek wakes to the sound of laughter and tiny feet. 

In another life Stiles catches a serial killer and goes home to his bearded husband making him dinner. 

In another life.

In another life.

But not in this life… at least not yet. 

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Arthur Ashe Courage Award

The ESPY Awards Honored Michael Sam Last Night With The Arthur Ashe Courage Award. His Acceptance Speech Was Truly Amazing

Watch The Entire Video. It Demonstrates How Much Coming Out Encourages Others.

Way To Go, Bro!

Every American heroine should brace herself for the backlash. We want superwomen, but when we find them, it freaks us the hell out. So Angelina Jolie is a home wrecker. Hillary Clinton is calculating. Condoleezza Rice is cold. Serena Williams is too loud, too muscular, too black. Ronda Rousey is too arrogant, too aggressive, too emotional.Those criticisms have come and they will continue to come.
—  Ramona Shelburne 

ICYMI: Gus Kenworthy, an Olympic freeskier, came out as gay via the cover of ESPN magazine

He also wrote about his identity in a personal Instagram post:

Looking back, it’s crazy to see how far I’ve come. For most of my life I’ve dreaded the day that people would find out I was gay. Now, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all the truth. Whether you’ve suspected it all along or it’s a complete shock, it’s important for me to be open and honest with you all. Y’all have supported me through a lot of my highs and lows and I hope you’ll stay by my side as I make this transformation into the genuine me - the me that I’ve always really been.

I am so thankful to @ESPN for giving me this opportunity and to Alyssa Roenigk for telling my story to the world. I think about the pain I put myself through by closeting myself for so long and it breaks my heart. If only I knew then what I know now: that the people who love you, who really care about you, will be by your side no matter what; and, that those who aren’t accepting of you are not the people you want or need in your life anyway.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Every single coming-out matters. Congratulations and thank you, Gus. 

so i come from a family where espn is on tv like all the time and they play fob all the time. im not kidding. and today they played twenty one pilots so now im convinced that espn is definitely emo

Progression of Tobin Heath fans

August 19: Fandom gets excited bc Tobin hits 100 caps and will be honored

·We find out Tobin won’t be honored and everyone gets pissed

·Find out Lori’s getting honored and everyone has a sigh of relief bc she’s so well respected

USWNT announces Tobin will be honored in Detroit

·We get super excited

September 17: Tobin doesn’t get honored

·USWNT announces she’ll be honored on September 20

September 20: Tobin not in starting lineup and everyone goes nuts

·USWNT announces she’ll be honored just wont play

·Mixed feelings from fandom

·Game time comes and frickin ESPN goes to commercial during her ceremony

WORLD IS PISSED

TODAY'S ACTION: THE MICHAEL SAM DRAFT

By now I am sure most of us have seen the Youtube video of Mike Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams. If you have not seen it yet, watch it HERE, and marvel in the doubt dose of history being made.

This video, aired live and unedited on ESPN, shows two things:

  1. The drafting of the first our gay player in the history of the NFL; and
  2. The first gay kiss ever aired live on ESPN

ESPN could have taken the easy road and not aired this draft live. They could have aired it live-with-delay, like the Oscars, to cut away from any of the “gay bits”. They could have put profit over people and only focused on the NFL draft story, not on the fact that Mike is gay, in a relationship, and shared his happy day with his partner. They did not have to air the first kiss; or the second; or the third. But they did, and for that, we applaud and thank ESPN!

So for today’s action we are doing double duty. Michael Sam, at the young age of 23, has chosen to stand in the vanguard of change in the NFL. He will be facing fierce opposition on and off the field. There are those who do not believe he should have been drafted because he is gay. There are those who believe his games and team should be boycotted because he is gay. There are those who feel he does not have the right to exist because he is gay. To them and to you I say this young man is a hero. He has chosen to stand up, speak up, and lead the fight. He has chosen to be the first. He has volunteered to take the risk so that is will be easier when number 2 comes along. That is what a hero does; stands up to lead the charge, to o take their ordinary life and do extraordinary things with it. 

So action #1 is to thank Mr. Sam for choosing to be the hero that so many LGBTQ teens need right now. You can tweet him @mikesamfootball or retweet our message HERE.

Action #2 is to thank @ESPN for their leadership. Sometime the most effective way to bring about change is to do nothing different; to treat everyone equally. You can tweet @ESPN or retweet our message HERE.

anonymous asked:

hi! do you know why was that video of tyler and jamie interviewing each other for espn deleted and do you perhaps have it? thanks a lot!

I’m actually not sure, anon.  I know it also used to be up on Youtube (hosted by a channel not run by ESPN, I’m pretty sure), but it seems to be gone from there, too.  Anyone have any insight, or maybe have the video saved that they could pass along?

Co-Pilot Thoughts (With Footnotes).

It’s Thanksgiving. We are driving overnight from Houston to Atlanta (roughly 12 hours of driving not including stops). There is a Thanksgiving dinner waiting for us in ATL; a light at the end of the tunnel. I am co-piloting most of this drive. My required tasks as co-pilot include but are not limited to: DJing, staying awake, and making sure the driver stays awake. The last task greatly informs my DJing choices i.e. No drone, no folk, no haze, no gaze. I’m going to write down some thoughts in hopes that it occupies my mind and keeps me sharp. It’s 1:00 a.m. Let’s go:

• I don’t know if I like the taste of turkey. Perhaps resent it’s ability to make me sleepy. What am I saying? I love the turkey’s sleep moves. Turkey is alright. This is starting off really poorly.
• It’s interesting that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be our nation’s bird. He was an opium addict.
• The opening graphics and titling to a Fox News show with a digital turkey trying to look menacing but really just looking like a Fox News viewer. Big block letters slam into each other. A few audible gobbles. Cue camera 3 (medium close up) on Hannity; he’s totally looking hot. [1]
• Would America be able to be as Nationalist with a turkey mascot instead of a powerful bird of prey?
• A huge Ford truck with a back window decal of a turkey ripping through an American flag.
• I can’t figure out what Pokémon Jay-Z looks like. Normally this is easy.
• Jon is driving. We were supposed to take three hour shifts.
• DJing an overnight drive is more complex than one might assume. A novice would think that metal is a safe bet and while it is true that metal’s abrasive nature is good for alertness, not all metal is created equal. When it comes to an overnight drive Mastodon is good but Isis is bad. A lot of metal music swims in the riff repetition deep end, which is drones active cousin.
• I played two Funkadelic records before he asked me if Jock Jams was on Spotify. [2]
• There lyrics to the Rocky Theme Song are “Trying hard now/It’s so hard now/Trying hard now/Getting strong now/Won’t be long now/Getting strong now/Gonna fly now/Flying high now/Gonna fly, fly, fly” – I will never write anything that is enjoyed by as many people as the Rocky Theme Song. Why try anything?
• When you’ve been on the road for a month everyone looks beautiful.
• I’ve never written a joke. [3]
• I have a bag full of different cologne samplers. I have a new smell for everyday of tour.
• James Bond with boobs. [4]
• There are people who try to discredit Beyoncé because she works with songwriters and a handful of producers. These people are not my friends.
• Jock Jam criteria: if the song is on the Space Jam soundtrack it’s a Jock Jam.
• Jock Jam criteria: if your band is named Disturbed you get instant certification.
• Jock Jam criteria: a shit stomper beat, one repeating guitar riff, and unintelligible gang vocals. “Rock n Roll pt. 2” by Gary Glitter: instant certification. [5]
• Jock Jam criteria: if your song has three separate bullet points exclaiming that there is nothing is wrong with you, you get fast track certified.
• Jock Jam criteria: if I close my eyes while listening to the song and the first thing I envision is a NHL video game pause screen, then it’s a Jock Jam.
• The chorus to “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam is a grandfathered in Jock Jam. However, the verses really push the boundaries of the genre.
• We finished the first Jock Jams playlist. Found another one on Spotify entitled ESPN Jock Jam. Jon’s response upon hearing the name: “This might be a little corporate but…”
•The sun is rising. Six hours in, three hours past our shift.
• Deodorant marketing is insane.
• I feel like I could be a really successful rapper. Also, I haven’t really slept and I was tired three hours before we left.
• The venue in Houston had a VHS player and a small but cherry selection. We watched Total Recall, The Thing, Star Wars: A New Hope, and 1/3 of the original English dub of Akira. Their copy of Empire Strikes Back didn’t work. When think about that I feel like crying.
• We bought the Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition but hardly anyone in The World is a Beautiful Place wants to play with us.
• It is 6:29 a.m.
• New Age Jock Jamz
• So what if Tupac is alive; leave him alone.
• Atheist shirt idea: Say It, Don’t Pray It. [6]
• My shirt idea needs more work.
• All the celebrity animals from my childhood are dead.
• Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up” comes on the ESPN Jock Jam playlist.
Me: I dunno…
Jon: It has the word “pump in the title.”
• Earlier Eric said that George Clinton is living out of a car and begs for food outside of fast food restaurants [7]. If Eric’s claims are true and George Clinton is bumming change for burgers, why am I playing in a touring band? There is no future in being a musician.
• “Miami” by Will Smith is more of a Cool-Down Cardio song than it is a Jock Jam.
• I wonder if there is someone out there who looks nearly identical to me. I would very much like to find them.
• What the fuck is Gavin Rossdale ever talking about?
That seems like as good a place as any to stop. Six hours left on the drive. My brain, body, and soul need rest.
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1. Is Sean Hannity still a Fox News host? He has to be. Man, that guy has the face and political leanings of someone who would gladly strangle the life out of every peacock in the world if given the reigns. Remember Alan Colmes? Of course Fox paired Hannity’s massive All-American jaw with such an inept, sniffly, and beat up liberal sweat ball. Fair and Balanced.
2. Is it Jock Jamz?
3. I feel like I’ve written things that have made people laugh, but joke writing seems like a completely different monster.
4. Not a female Bond–just James Bond with breasts.
5. Gary Glitter’s “Rock n Roll pt. 2” gets double certification for its structural choices and its inclusion on the Space Jam soundtrack.
6. Maybe put Bootleg Calvin peeing on the text.
7. It took me 15 seconds to spell ‘restaurants’. Why am I even lying? Once I got close enough it auto corrected.