Artifact: The "Quiet Founder" Of ESPN's $10 Million Stock Certificate

Long before ESPN was nestled against Disney's ample corporate bosom, Getty Oil owned 85 percent of the barely sentient TV network. The other 15 percent was owned by the group of entrepreneurs and speculators who got ESPN off the ground. This certificate for 100 shares belonged to one of them, Don Rasmussen. » 5/07/14 11:00am 5/07/14 11:00am

This Is The First Document In ESPN History

ESPN's earliest days—as documented by Bill Rasmussen's Sports Junkies Rejoice; Michael Freeman's ESPN: An Uncensored History, and James Miller and Tom Shales's Those Guys Have all the Fun—are usually viewed as part of a generally accepted narrative. It goes something like this: The charismatic and recently fired New… » 11/06/13 12:02pm 11/06/13 12:02pm