Updated: September 10, 2015


Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter

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ESPN has earned this new name Easily Steals and Produces News

OAKLAND, CA.- We at BASN know that other sports networks have been reading material from our web sites and listening to our internet radio shows. Evidence of this is that we hear these words that have been spoken days, weeks, months, or years before on BASN and then they are repeated on other networks without acknowledgment to the source. But now it is time to give credit where credit is due.

It is very sad to see the changes in television sports network programming and the way they currently report the sporting news; our specific reference to ESPN. The administration cannot decide whether they want to be entertainment or sports news 

The so called Sports Leader ESPN The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network employs over 1,000 people. They employ editors, researchers, and copy editors. This Sports Leader is on 24/7. Yet they find time to steal information from other networks and broadcasters and then claim it to be their own. The past 15 years the internet has become the Wild, Wild, West for information where everybody throws away the rules of writing and broadcasting. It is a dog eat dog world and the big dog  for sports information right now is ESPN or shall we say the BIG MURINAE-(rat).

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(BASN) Black Athletes Sports Network employs 15-20 individuals who do all of the research, edit, and copy. Access to athletes are very limited yet we get the story right. BASN does not slant, defame, distort the sporting event, nor do we hound the athletes. We are not here to get television or radio ratings, we are here to get the story correct without filters, without political or racial agendas.

This time the Sports Leader (ESPN) went too far and crossed the ethical line, crossed the line with deceitful broadcasting which is nothing new for  Bristol, Connecticut. Ethics have been thrown out the window. Four years this network ago squashed the Ben Roethlisberger story when it should have been the leading story on Sports Center. They’ve comforted and abetted The New England Patriots time and time again.

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The Mouse continues to trash African American athletes every chance they get. Football players seem to be their favorite target, quarterbacks to be specific, Black basketball stars second with baseball and hockey stars last, manly because there are not enough of them. This is the Modus Operandi and ESPN needs to be called out.


Two weeks ago Brother Michael Louis Ingram and Brother Gary Norris Gray substituted for the regular host on Sports Talk on WCLM 1450 am radio Richmond, Virginia. We have done this for the past four years thanks to General Manager and owner Preston Brown and host Reggie “Cowboy” Walston.

The first weekend the brothers discussed the Major League Baseball pennant races, the Washington Football Club’s nickname and the need to boycott the team, the Oscar Pistorius murder trail case with his house confinement and last the Subway commercial representative Jared Fogle arrested for an alleged sex ring. The hour went by so fast that we could not get into the National Football League 2015 predictions.

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The next week ESPN had an ear on WCLM-1450 am because the discussions we had that afternoon found its way on Sports Center and First Take Monday morning. The Washington Football Club and the nickname controversy but this time we stated that Robert Griffin III would not be long in the District of Columbia. We gave the reasons why Griffin would not be wearing the Burgundy and Gold. The words were repeated on First Take by Mr. Shannon Sharp and Mr. Skip Bayless without giving BASN credit, AGAIN.

Then it was a short discussion on the BELEAGUERED Philadelphia Eagles story and the possibilities that Tim Tebow would be the starting quarterback. We commented that it could be Mr. Tebow’s last stop in the National Football League. On Monday there was an echo in the room on television.

We stated the the Buffalo Bills moved in another direction and tabbed Tyrod Taylor as starting quarterback. On Monday morning Sports Center thought they had breaking news but Brother Ingram called it Saturday noon eastern time. DON’T  TELL THE RODENT.

Hey ladies and gentlemen in Bristol, Connecticut your mother told you it is not nice to steal and the Sports Leader has been doing this the past ten years.



Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Blogtalkradio.com Disabled Community Activist. Email at garyngray@blackathlete.com


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