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Watch: Verne Lundquist with his double, Alabama radio broadcaster Eli Gold

Legendary CBS announcer Verne Lundquist is one of a kind—or is he? Lundquist’s final Iron Bowl broadcast Saturday had plenty of highlights, including a booth visit from Joe Namath, and another one involved the CBS broadcast showing off his “double,’ long-time Alabama radio play-by-play broadcaster and voice of the Crimson Tide Eli Gold. Here’s the […]

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Kissing Verne Lundquist, Joe Namath’s latest broadcasting foray

If you’re Joe Namath, you’re known for wanting to kiss broadcasters. It’s what you do. Saturday’s Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl saw a very meta appearance, with former Alabama quarterback Namath showing up in the broadcast booth to pay tribute to surprise legendary CBS announcer Verne Lundquist (calling his final Iron Bowl) and planting a kiss on […]

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CBS’ Aretha Franklin “time of possession” graphic got plenty of buzz

The length of a national anthem rendition is always interesting, even leading to over/under prop bets for the Super Bowl. Few performances come in as long as the over four-and-a-half-minute one Aretha Franklin delivered Thursday ahead of the Detroit Lions – Minnesota Vikings game, though, and that led to CBS referencing that in a time […]

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Iowa newspaper writes Tommie Frazier’s still playing QB for Nebraska

Are all Nebraska quarterbacks named “Tommy” or “Tommie” alike? That’s what Iowa newspaper The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier seems to think. In a story in Wednesday’s paper about the upcoming Iowa Hawkeyes-Nebraska Cornhuskers game, they confused current Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. with famed former Huskers’ QB Tommie Frazier (seen at left above with Ernie Els […]

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Watch: Rece Davis drops a “Tennessee, champions of life” reference

The Tennessee Volunteers were eliminated from contention for the SEC’s East Division title and a berth in the conference championship game Saturday when Florida beat LSU, but head coach Butch Jones said his seniors “won the biggest championship – that’s the championship of life.” That quote provoked plenty of meltdowns from fans, as you’d expect, […]

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Watch: Real Sports interviews Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi broadcasters

The Hockey Night In Canada Punjabi broadcasters have received significant international fame over the last year, starting with Harnarayan Singh’s viral “BoninoBoninoBonino!” call that spawned numerous interviews, including one with AA’s Alex Putterman. Now, they’ve been featured on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Here’s a short clip of their interview with Andrea Kremer, which […]

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Obama trolls Jordan, Dodgers chronicle Scully’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

This year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom awards had a major sports component, with Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Vin Scully (whose reaction to learning about the medal was great) all among those recognized with the highest American civilian honor. That led to plenty of sports moments at the ceremony Tuesday, including President Obama noting that […]

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Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Shalini Ramachandran, that Amazon drive for sports rights […]

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Watch: Gus Johnson says Joel Klatt said “we,” but did he?

Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt was a star quarterback at Colorado long before he became a TV commentator, but Klatt has usually seemed to do a good job of keeping homerism out of his TV work. That’s why it was so surprising to hear Fox play-by-play man Gus Johnson ribbing Klatt for using […]

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