Yep, There Will Be Blood: A Brief Rundown Of ESPN Beef Resulting From That Book Everyone Is Talking About
Glenn Davis 11:49 am, May 19th, 2011
Details have begun to trickle out about Those Guys Have All The Fun, the ESPN oral history that will be released next week. And guess what? Tons of ESPN people aren't crazy about one another. We have our copy and will be posting more tidbits later, but for now, let's take a deep breath and run down some of what we know so far.
- There were parties, there was screwing. "A couple...drunken orgies" at Christmas parties (along with some other drugs), according to one former staffer. "Stairwell stories," according to another. One of the main culprits leading to these types of stories, according to many: ESPN's placid location (Bristol, Conn.).
- Keith Olbermann could be a tough guy to work with (shocker!). Of course, plenty of people considered him to be the best anchor SportsCenter ever had, which is a rather important fact as well. But to get that extraordinarily talented Olbermann, you had to deal with a "terribly unhappy person" - unhappy enough that some felt "unrestrained fucking joy" when he was done at the network. Olbermann's take: "Pretty much true."