- Michael Smith (sports reporter)
The side of Smith's head in 2010.
Born September 1, 1979
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Education Loyola University Occupation Television Sports Commentator (ESPN) commentator, sportswriter, sports reporter Ethnicity American Religious belief(s) Christianity Notable credit(s) ESPN First Take
1st and 10"
Around The Horn
Michael Smith on ESPN Official website
Smith covered the New England Patriots at the Boston Globe for three years. He joined ESPN full-time in September 2004 as an NFL reporter. He has been a guest, as well as a guest host along with Erik Kuselias on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning and has appeared as a panelist on the ESPN's Around the Horn.
Smith has been a writer for ESPN the Magazine, where he specialized in NFL coverage, as well as a reporter for the ESPN television newsmagazine E:60. Smith narrates ESPN's 30 for 30 series.
Smith along with Charissa Thompson co-host the show Numbers Never Lie, which debuted September 12, 2011.
In July 2011, calls for Smith's suspension were spread following his comments on Twitter regarding the crash and serious injury of two riders on Stage 9 of the 2011 Tour de France:
For real, am I wrong for laughing at that Tour de France crash? Can't get over the driver speeding off as if he didn't know he hit someone!
And later, when the controversy began:
It had far been too long since I'd angered an entire community. Today I've managed offend cyclists everywhere. Guess what? It's still funny.
On July 12 at 8:00 (pacific) Michael Smith posted the following on his Twitter page: "I apologize for my insensitive remarks re: the TdF crash. I recognize my comments were inappropriate given the serious nature of the crash."
- ^ a b c d "Michael Smith bio page". ESPNmediazone3.com. 2010 1 March. http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2010/03/01/smith_michael/. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
- ^ Horne, James D (14 May 2004). "ESPN's shows give relief from the monotonous everyday horror". The Leaf-Chronicle. p. B1. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/theleafchronicle/access/1805678871.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=May+14,+2004&author=James+D+Horne&pub=The+Leaf+Chronicle&desc=ESPN's+shows+give+relief+from+the+monotonous+everyday+horror&pqatl=google. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
- ^ Smith, Michael (1 December 2008). "Last Laugh U". ESPN The Magazine. http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3737203.
- ^ Brooks, Matt (12 July 2011). "Tour de France: Car crashing into cyclists draws laughs from ESPN’s Michael Smith". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/post/tour-de-france-car-crashing-into-cyclists-draws-laughs-from-espns-michael-smith/2011/07/12/gIQAM3pxAI_blog.html. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- ^ Reid, Carlton (12 July 2011). "Barbed wire car/bike TdF smash is laughing matter, tweets US TV anchor". BikeBiz.com. http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/barbed-wire-car-bike-tdf-smash-is-laughing-matter-tweets-us-tv-anchor/011508. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
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