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Report: Brooklyn Nets already have replacement head coach lined up

Jason Kidd’s power-play with the Brooklyn Nets has ended up in what appears to be the end of the Jason Kidd era (already) as the Nets’ head coach. Kidd had a questionable season of ups and downs, from Cup Gate, to leading a team filled with old timers to the post season, only to lose to the Miami Heat. Kidd then figured he could make a move to circumvent Bill King, by requesting...
Via Pass The Pill
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Medical update on Nets' Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets won 44 regular season and first round playoff upset over the Toronto Raptors. Although the Nets won five fewer games than during the 2012-2013 season, the first round playoff win is an improvement over last season. On the injury front, guard Deron Williams is scheduled to undergo surgery on both ankles on May 27. Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsAs reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Korach On Bill King And 'Holy Toledo'

It takes a special kind of announcer to become the definitive voice of an sports organization. It takes a once-in-a-lifetime talent to become the voice of three different organizations, especially in three different sports. But that was Bill King, THE voice of the Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors.
Via athletics.scout.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly says he'll call plays for Notre Dame in 2014

With Chuck Martin busy preparing his first recruiting class as head coach at Miami (Ohio), Notre Dame doesn't yet have its offensive coordinator position filled for 2014. But Brian Kelly says Irish fans don't have to worry about who's going to be calling the plays for the Irish next season -- because that person will be Kelly himself. According to the South Bend Tribune...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reflections On '08 Ports, Steverson And More

In part one of our conversation with Stockton Ports' broadcaster Zack Bayrouty, we looked back on the 2013 squad. In part two, we cover a variety of topics, including his memories of two special Stockton squads, former manager Todd Steverson, the success of former Ports C Josh Donaldson, his thoughts on Ken Korach's book on Bill King and the differences between calling baseball...
Via athletics.scout.com
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

If Carl Pelini was using drugs, FAU made the right call

Carl Pelini, now former Florida Atlantic head coach. Photo: USA Today Sports Earlier today I got a chance to listen to Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini as  a guest on Bill King's daily college football radio show. Pelini sounded a bit off during his regular appearance on the show, which may have been expected after Nebraska was dumped by Minnesota last weekend. Times have been...
Via Bloguin Best
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

If Carl Pelini was using drugs, FAU made the right call

Carl Pelini, now former Florida Atlantic head coach. Photo: USA Today Sports Earlier today I got a chance to listen to Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini as  a guest on Bill King's daily college football radio show. Pelini sounded a bit off during his regular appearance on the show, which may have been expected after Nebraska was dumped by Minnesota last weekend. Times have been...
Via Crystal Ball Run
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

All Mike Lange

from Penn State News, Question: Do you have a particular fan in mind when you call a game? A guy alone in his car or working in the garage? Answer: Bob Prince, who worked for the Pirates, gave me some great advice. He said to me, “You have a lot of shut-ins. People who can’t go out. People who can’t see.” He said, “Langey, you need to think of those people.”...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Shannon among finalists for Frick Award

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Mike Shannon and Ken Harrelson are among 10 finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame's broadcasting award. Shannon has called St. Louis Cardinals games for 42 years following a nine-year playing career with the Redbirds. Harrelson has broadcast for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, spending 27 years in Chicago. Other finalists...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Shannon, Harrelson among finalists for Frick Award

Ken Harrelson and Mike Shannon are among the 10 finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame's broadcasting award. Harrelson has broadcast for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, spending 27 years in Chicago. Shannon has called St. Louis Cardinals games for 42 years following a nine-year playing career with the Redbirds. Other finalists for the Ford C. Frick...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini Appears On Bill King Show, “Has An Idea” Who Leaked Audio Tape, Wants Investigation

Photo via @BoPelini Bo Pelini has been under fire this week since Deadspin’s release of a 2011 audio tape that features the Nebraska coach unleashing a profanity-laced tirade against the Cornhuskers’ fans, in which he proclaims “F*** you fans. F*** all of you.” It was unclear why this video was suddenly leaked, but Deadspin’s informant provided the following explanation...
Via College Spun
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Newspaper Tells Columnist He Can't Write About Sakerlina Anymore

((HT: Jim Romenesko)) It's a safe play that none of the television stations in Columbia, South Carolina will go into any depth in this story... On two separate occasions over the last two seasons, the Old Ball Coach has told the assembled media that he won't be answering questions from them- just because... and anything that Spurrier says in his press conferences, currently...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Juice This: Donovan McNabb, RG3, and Third-Stringers

JUICE THIS has had an addition to the family. No, really. Our lovely daughter, Erin, gave birth to the next great quarterback in Illinois, Jordan Richard, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and mom and baby are doing fine at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Just a warning, but stay away Tim Beckman. That is, until you can win more than two games against D-I teams, please. Meanwhile...
Via The Sports Post
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Some Texas A&M Boosters “Don’t Want Johnny Representing Aggies”

This was bound to happen at some point. Darren Rovell went on Bill King’s ON CAMPUS radio show this morning with more details about what he has learned after digging more into the situation: There’s much more than two signings. Again, there’s no money transfer between these brokers and Manziel. Manziel never touched the money. It depends on whether you believe that the amount...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Rovell: Some Texas A&M Boosters “Don’t Want Johnny To Represent” Aggies Program Anymore

Twitter/@JManziel2 ESPN’s Darren Rovell, who has been covering the Johnny Manziel autograph saga since (as he calls it) February, went on Bill King’s ON CAMPUS radio show this morning with more details about what he and ESPN have learned after digging more into the situation. Rovell claimed that there was “much more” than two paid signings. He also explained how some Texas...
Via College Spun
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Greatest Call Tournament - Round 2 Allen Bracket

We're on our quest to definitively name the greatest announcing call in the history of sports.  We started with a list of 64 (the top 32 of which were seeded) that will be narrowed down to 1 at the end of the month that will earn the greatest of all-time title thanks to your votes.  Each day will bring a list of new matchups as we march our way through the tournament.  Round...
Via Awful Announcing
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Greatest Call Tournament - Round 1 Day 7

Throughout July we're on a quest to definitively name the greatest announcing call in the history of sports.  We started with a list of 64 (the top 32 of which were seeded) that will be narrowed down to 1 at the end of the month that will earn the greatest of all-time title thanks to your votes.  Each day will bring a list of new matchups as we march our way through the tournament...
Via Awful Announcing
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Audio: Michael Mauti interview with Bill King

Bill King hosts one of the top college football radio programs year-round on satellite radio, but you can also listen to it for free online. If you want to get some daily college football commentary to get your days started, instead of national or local sports radio talk, I highly recommend signing up for a free membership so you can listen on your computer. On Tuesday morning...
Via Nittany Lions Den
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Ultimate Franchise Player

This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here. Previous selections: ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN | CLE...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Arkansas, recruiting, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC, and just the SEC. You got a problem with that? That's it. I quit. I don't give a... Former Arkansas assistant coaches accuses players of quitting on the team last season. (The Sporting News) Don't Fence Me In. Bill King agrees with outgoing University of Georgia dictator president Dr. Evil Michael Adams that the west end...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet Tom Cheek – The 2013 Ford Frick Award Winner

Tom Cheek called the first 4,306 regular-season and 41 postseason games in Toronto Blue Jays history. He helped ignite a love affair between a Canadian city and America’s National Pastime. It was that body of work that helped Cheek to be selected as the 2013 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Pacquiao gets crackin with new endorsement from Wonderful Pistachios

Manny Pacquiao has added yet another endorsement into his growing collection which includes the likes of HP and Hennessy. Now he'll Get Crackin' with Wonderful Pistachios and their commercial television campaign, which showcases various celebrities breaking open a pistachio in a unique way related to them. Pacquiao will be hitting a speed bag which bursts open with the pistachios...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Shannon, Doucet among Frick finalists

Longtime St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon, Canadian announcer Jacques Doucet and radio pioneer Graham McNamee are among the 10 finalists for the Ford C. Frick Award. The honor is presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in baseball broadcasting. The finalists were announced Tuesday and the award will be presented at the winter meetings on Dec. 4. Tim McCarver won...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA 2012: 5 BCS Busters

Good lord I love Saturdays. When the leaves turn my hair stands up on end knowing that college football is upon us. There is nothing as special as NCAA collegiate football. With my USA Today college football encyclopedia, stats sheets in my lap, and big screen tuned in, I am ready to roll. Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and Lee Corso's morning pre-game show is reminiscent...
Via Football Nation
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Doing Our Friday Megalinks

Haven’t been able to provide the Friday megalinks in a while. Let’s do an edition today. Normally I include a link to the Weekend Viewing Picks, but I’ll be doing that tonight so you can find it on the Fang’s Bites on BSMW site when it’s posted. If you follow me on Twitter or have an RSS feed, you’ll be updated as soon as it posts. If not, you can find it later. Let...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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