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Watch: Pac-12 championship conference trophy presentation goes haywire

The Pac-12’s conference championship game Friday night was relatively uneventful, with Washington thumping Colorado 41-10, but the same can’t be said for the trophy presentation on Fox. First, the network came back from commercial and had announcer Joe Davis set up the trophy presentation from Rob Stone, but Stone asked how far away they were […]

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Watch: Mack Brown’s on-air tributes to Jim Valvano, John Saunders

It’s the 10th annual Jimmy V Week, with ESPN telling plenty of stories about former analyst Jim Valvano and the foundation in his name for cancer research, and analyst Mack Brown offered some particularly meaningful ones on ESPN2’s broadcast of the Mid-American Conference championship game between Western Michigan and Ohio Friday night. Following an ad […]

Jeff Walz Louisville

Louisville WBB coach Jeff Walz rants “Everybody gets a damn trophy!”

We’ve seen a lot of people be critical of “participation trophies,” and the latest is Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz. After his seventh-ranked Cardinals lost 78-72 to fifth-ranked Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Thursday, Walz went off on an incredible press conference rant about participation trophies, “the will to win,” and much more: […]

CBS All Access

CBS All Access now has NFL streaming rights

Sports fans now have more reason to check out CBS All Access. CBS’ subscription streaming service has previously provided access to the network’s comedies and dramas, plus some local programming and some exclusive content like the forthcoming new Star Trek series, but it hasn’t been able to show the NFL games that air on CBS […]

Cecil Hurt

Cecil Hurt says bar patrons are more qualified than ESPN’s Heather Dinich

Don’t like someone’s opinion? Suggest that a bar patron could do their job better. That’s a regular refrain amongst some rabid fans, but it’s rarer to see it from media members. However, that’s what Cecil Hurt, who covers Alabama for The Tuscaloosa News, chose to do Wednesday. Hurt expressed his disagreement with an opinion ESPN […]

ONE World Sports

ONE World Sports furloughs many employees, future uncertain

The news of ongoing drama with the NASL and the New York Cosmos may also have a media angle, as ONE World Sports (which broadcasts Cosmos and NASL games) seems to have put a lot of its employees on furlough. (Update: As Jonathan Tannenwald the ONEWorldSports account hasn’t tweeted since a retweet of Taylor Twellman […]

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SI parent Time Inc. reportedly turns down takeover bid

It appears some well-connected investors are quite interested in acquiring Time Inc., publisher of Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People and other big titles. However, they haven’t found much success yet. Keith J. Kelly of The New York Post reported Monday that three prominent figures involved with Warner Music Group offered a substantial premium for Time, but had […]

Matt Millen

Watch: Matt Millen pokes fun at himself for his record in Detroit

Current Big Ten Network analyst Matt Millen gets regular mockery for his term as the Detroit Lions’ president and CEO from 2001 to 2008, which produced a 31-84 record (with a .270 winning percentage, the worst in the modern-era NFL over an eight-year span), and Millen is clearly aware of that. He even chimed in […]