The Skipper

Manti Te’o is crazy or stupid, and very possibly both. At present, the only thing the 14 people in an ESPN conference room can agree on is that, for good or ill, the story of the Notre Dame defensive standout and his imaginary dead girlfriend is going to eat up the first quarter hour, give or take, of the evening broadcast.

Game Time: Let’s Play Ball

It may be one of the hoariest clichés associated with a sport that’s already lousy with them, but it’s hard to find fault in the old saw that hope springs eternal during Major League Baseball’s spring training. For players and fans, it’s a time of promise—and for regional sports networks, it’s time to rake in some serious dough.