It’s been another busy week in sports media. We’re here to recap the biggest news and events that took place and share some of our best work from the week that was. Without further adieu:
For those clamoring for team streams during the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, you’ll have to wait another year. CBS doesn’t want the streams to water down ratings, as the National Championship Game will only be on the network this year.
ESPN announced they’ll debut a new 30 for 30 podcast series in June. Among the long-form podcasts is a series titled “Dave and Dave,” (working title), which will look at Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson’s disastrous 1992 Reebok ad campaign.
Next week, a Trey Wingo hosted trivia show will launch on ESPN2, called “Bracket Genius.” The series will see university academic teams facing off in a bracket-style competition, answering questions on topics including history, science, and sports. Opening-round matchups will air next Wednesday.
Northwestern alum Michael Wilbon appeared at a rally ahead of the school’s match against Vanderbilt, taking a serious shot at former ESPN colleague Skip Bayless.
“When he took the column after I turned it down, he wrote about how overrated Michael Jordan is. That was his first column in Chicago. So we know about Skip’s lack of perspective. Skip being a Vanderbilt alum. So we need to take care of Vanderbilt if for no other reason that to shut Skip up.”
After multiple tweets shading Northwestern, Skip Bayless got a dose of his own medicine. The official Northwestern athletics Twitter account roasted the FS1 personality after he said Vanderbilt was going to win before the game ever started.
— #B1GCats (@NU_Sports) March 16, 2017