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:
Tony Romo has retired from professional football to become an analyst for CBS. Romo will jump the line at the network and replace longtime color commentator Phil Simms. Simms will remain at the network in a lesser role.
Michelle Beadle named the full-time host of NBA Countdown – April 4
Michelle Beadle was named the full-time host of ESPN’s NBA Countdown. In addition to hosting on ESPN, Beadle will also take over Sage Steele’s Countdown shows on ABC effective immediately.
Former wrestler Diamond Dallas Page was not thrilled when Dan Le Batard interrupted him during an interview to talk about his backstage fight with Scott Steiner. He called Le Batard a monkey, and yelled “fuck you!” on-air.
The Thursday Night Football package is heading to Amazon. Agreeing to a reported one-year, $50 million deal, Amazon will stream 10 Thursday Night Football games this season. Amazon beat out Facebook, Twitter (who held the rights last year), and YouTube for the rights. To watch, you must have an Amazon Prime account.