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:
Terry Frei decided to take issue with Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning the Indianapolis 500, tweeting he was “very uncomfortable” with his victory. Frei was subsequently fired by the Denver Post.
ABC’s reboot of ‘Battle of the Network Stars’ will feature ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore as hosts, whie Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion will be sideline reporters. Adding further star power, Ronda Rousey and DeMarcus Ware will serve as captains.
In surprising news, NFL reporter John Clayton was among the most recent layoffs by ESPN. Clayton had been with the network since 1995. Don’t worry though, he plans on keeping his iconic ponytail.
Bill Simmons spoke up on ESPN, criticizing the network and John Skipper. Simmons stated tech will own sports rights five years from now.
After being stuck in NFL purgatory for a year, Mike Tirico will call Thursday Night Football in 2017. All is right in the world.