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A.J. Pierzynski videobombs Ken Rosenthal on live TV

The perils of doing a live shot from a hotel lobby is that you just never know what will happen. People are walking in the background and there's the danger that a straggler will walk up to start waving at the camera. That's exactly what happened today on MLB Network which was live from the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando.  As Ken Rosenthal was doing his reports for MLB...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Shawne Merriman abruptly walks out on ESPN interview

Former NFL player Shawne Merriman appeared on ESPN2's Highly Questionable for an interview with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones.  It was a normal interview with the hosts asking Merriman questions relating to a lengthy ESPN Magazine profile until Merriman abruptly walked off the set and ended the interview.  He didn't appear to be angry or offended, he just left.  This left both...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote for your Championship Week Pammy Nominees!

The moment of truth is here, the final week of the 2013 Pammies. Vote for this weeks' nominees after the jump... 1) "You've gotta remember, this is the #1 rated Aggie defense in this conference." - Aaron Taylor (via realbjp) 2) "Missouri understands now that they're going to have to score some points in this football game." - Gary Danielson (via sctvman) 3) Craig Bolerjack...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Friday Night Lights movie is not happening

Yesterday, in an interview with Collider, Friday Night Lights executive producer Peter Berg killed any and all hope that there would be an FNL movie forthcoming: “There’s not gonna be a movie.  We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.” ...
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Fox Sports West host Mark Rogondino has a new friend

Nothing livens up a broadcast more than raucous crowd cheering and holding signs behind the set during a live shot. On Monday night in Anaheim, Fox Sports West Ducks intermission host Mark Rogondino was treated to an audience of one. Rogondino was going about his usual hosting duties, when this happened. Rogondino's new friend is a dedicated one. She remains on the...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cameraman gets nailed in the face with basketball

This takes some serious dedication. Check out this clip from last night's Blazers-Jazz game where one cameraman on the baseline gets nailed straight in the face with an errant pass. Ouch. That's a direct blow to the skull that would make The Walking Dead proud. Here's what it looked like from the other side - a dizzying descent into the abyss... The Blazers beat the...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Could we see a League of Denial movie?

There could be a feature film based on League of Denial coming in the future after Parkes/MacDonald Productions partners Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald won the rights to the book in an auction. Does this means that there *will* be a film coming? Of course not. There's no script, no story, and no casting, but if a film does arise, it will be coming from this production company...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The integrity clause for the Heisman Trophy has to go

The Heisman Trophy trust announced its six finalists for the annual award on Sunday and the nominees are Jameis Winston, Jordan Lynch, Andre Williams, AJ McCarron, Tre Mason and Johnny Manziel. Seemingly every year, at least one Heisman voter quotes the Heisman Trophy mission statement as a reason to not vote for someone. Normally they highlight the word "integrity" in the first...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ranking the Bowl Games

Ed Note: The following complete list of bowl rankings appears courtesy our college football sister site Crystal Ball Run. The bowl match-ups are set! Did the BCS work this year? Yes, it sure looks as thou it did. But is it the best bowl game on the schedule this season? Well, yes, it probably is. While Florida State and Auburn should make for a fun game that will surely be analyzed...
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35 ESPNers impersonate Dick Vitale for his 35 years at the network

This is sensational.  There may be no other announcer more impersonated than Dick Vitale.  So to commemorate Dick Vitale's 35th year at ESPN, Bristol put together a video montage of 35 ESPN personalities paying tribute to Vitale.  Many of them offered their best impression of Dickie V's unique way of speaking verrrry enthusiastically.  From Vitale's college basketball co-workers...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Here's what ESPN's NFL personalities would look like if they were all Mike Ditka

The Bears destroyed the Cowboys on Monday Night Football on the night Mike Ditka's number was retired in Chicago.  To commemorate the occasion, ESPN imagined what it would look like if eight of their NFL personalities were all "Ditkaized" which was basically giving them sunglasses and a gray mustache.  It's... frightening.  Chris Mortensen actually looks the most Ditka-like, but...
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Viewing Picks for December 10, 2013

All Times Eastern News Nelson Mandela Memorial Service -- ABC/Al-Jazeera America/CBS/CNN/Fox News/MSNBC/NBC/Univision, 4 a.m. College Basketball Men's Big 12/SEC Challenge Kansas at Florida -- ESPN, 7 p.m.  Oakland at Indiana -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. Evansville at Xavier -- Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. South Dakota State at Minnesota -- Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. South Dakota...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Ratings, Week 14: Chaotic early window draws big numbers

Pregame After both being strangely down a little last week, the 12 p.m. ET hour returned to normal levels, with Fox NFL Sunday beating CBS' The NFL Today 3.7 to 2.9. Fox has won all 14 weeks of the 2013 season in the battle of the pregame shows.  CBS (Regional Window)  The Eye Network benefited from having some of that crazy, snow-filled 1 p.m. ET action, between Kansas...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 12/9-12/15

United States Monday, December 9  Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire Tuesday, December 10  Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, December 11 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmy Johnson thinks the Detroit Lions are the best team in the NFC? Ooookk...

Football analysts say weird things all the time and what NFL on Fox analyst Jimmy Johnson said on Sunday about the Detroit Lions was no exception.  In a discussion about the NFC playoff picture, Johnson said this about the Detroit Lions, who would go on to lose to the Philadelphia Eagles to drop to 7-6 on the season... “Seattle is going to have home field advantage throughout...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick is not amused by Jay Mohr

Friday night NASCAR held their season ending awards banquet.  To liven up the affair, comedian and Fox Sports radio host Jay Mohr was brought in to serve as host and deliver a monologue.  Comedians at sports awards banquets aren't an all-too common occurrence, so perhaps that's why one of Mohr's targets, Danica Patrick, did not appear to be amused by the jokes at her expense. ...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden says he'll be back on Monday Night Football in 2014

In the strongest statements since he took the job in 2009, Jon Gruden says he'll be back in the Monday Night Football booth at least for the 2014 season. Gruden has been the subject of countless coaching rumors since he became an television analyst and up until recently, had not shut them down with any vigor. During a public appearance at a Florida bank back in October, Gruden...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling joins Sunday Night Baseball

The void in the Sunday Night Baseball booth has already been resolved. After Orel Hershiser was hired by the Dodgers' new Time Warner RSN, ESPN stayed in-house to replace him, tabbing Curt Schilling as the third man in the booth along with holdovers Dan Shulman and John Kruk. I think Schilling's work in the studio is pretty good, but his image has been tainted by the mess involving...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Fox digitally imposed yard lines in the snow

We all had the joy of watching some real winter weather football yesterday with snow up and down the eastern seaboard.  Several games were blanketed with snowfall, creating some very cool pictures of how football should be.  It even caused some media members to finally realize a winter weather Super Bowl can actually be a good thing and not the end of civilized football as we know...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Peter Berg Talks NFL Safety, Upcoming "Culture Shock" Documentary for HBO

  Peter Berg loves football. The producer and director who brought “Friday Night Lights” to both the big and small screens grew up a New York Giants fan and helps coach his son’s youth team. But ten years ago, when Berg was filming the film version of “Friday Night Lights” on location in Texas, he witnessed a devastating on-field injury which resulted in a 15-year...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Dodgers continue their raid of ESPN, reportedly hiring Orel Hersheiser

After going two seasons untouched, it appears the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team will be forced to have a different look again in 2014.  The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sportsnet LA, Time Warner's new cable channel exclusively catering to the Los Angeles Dodgers, have officially hired Orel Hersheiser as an analyst. This likely means Hersheiser is finished with a seven...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston walks away from interview with Heather Cox

Florida State easily dispatched of Duke 212-0 (final score may not be accurate) in the ACC Championship Game, so the biggest news from the game came afterward.  Heather Cox interviewed FSU QB Jameis Winston and pressed the Heisman frontrunner about no charges being brought against him in a sexual assault investigation.  After the fourth question about the investigation, Winston...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for December 9, 2013

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's Gotham Classic Bryant at Notre Dame -- ESPNU, 7 p.m. Farleigh Dickinson at Iowa -- Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Manchester at Butler -- Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. College Football CFB Daily -- ESPNU, 1 p.m. CFB Daily -- ESPNU, 4 p.m. Great8 Plays of 2013 -- ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. College Football Live -- ESPN2, 5 p.m. BCS Countdown...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers DE Greg Hardy is from Hogwarts

NBC Sunday Night Football is one of the few remaining telecasts that actually introduce the entire starting lineup to you and the last to let the players do it themselves.  Many times instead of their university, players will give shoutouts to hometowns or other random things.  Panthers DE Greg Hardy may have given us the best player intro of all-time this week as he introduced...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rogers-NHL deal has shifted the Canadian media landscape—but to what extent?

When the news broke in late November that Rogers had negotiated an exclusive $5.2 billion dollar deal with the NHL for all national hockey rights in Canada (some games will still be shown on the CBC, but Rogers has editorial control of those and will reap the ad revenue from them), it seemed like a substantial flipping-of-the-script in the Canadian sports media world. The Canadian...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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