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Mary Carillo mocks Ryan Lochte on NBC during Rio Olympics closing ceremony

During the Olympics’ closing ceremony on Sunday, NBC’s Mary Carillo was talking about one of the great American stories to come out of the Olympics in Simone Biles, and mocked one of the worst American stories to come out of the Olympics, Ryan Lochte.

“I am not, as Ryan Lochte would say, ‘overexaggerating'”:

Duane Kuiper calls Denard Span’s awesome catch in the ninth inning to keep Matt Moore’s no-hitter intact

Yes, Matt Moore would lose his no-hitter after a Corey Seager bloop single with two outs in the ninth, but that doesn’t take away from how terrific this Denard Span catch was to keep the no-hitter alive. And the play featured a great call as usual by CSN Bay Area’s Duane Kuiper (Kuiper and Mike Krukow make for our second-best MLB announcing crew):

NBC uses Pro Football Focus data on broadcast, with no mention that Cris Collinsworth owns Pro Football Focus

NBC’s longtime NFL color commentator Cris Collinsworth recently became the owner of Pro Football Focus, a terrific online source of NFL data. Well, during the Falcons-Dolphins preseason game on Thursday night, NBC showed some data from PFF, and Cris Collinsworth said how “Pro Football Focus will tell ya (that Ryan Schraeder is the best right tackle in the NFL)…” without any mention that he owns the company. How to subtly promote your product, folks:

Mike Tirico talks about his first Olympics experience, and joining NBC

Okay, so this is two videos, meaning there will be six videos instead of five in the post. I lied!

But, I put these two in here together because they’re both about former ESPN MNF play-by-play man Mike Tirico joining NBC. In the first video, Tirico talks during the Rio closing ceremony about how his first Olympics experience went, and in the second video, he talks with Cris Collinsworth during that Falcons-Dolphins game about joining NBC (although, there are probably some not-so-pleasant things he would like to say about it):

Ed Werder has had enough of ‘NFL Insiders’!

Last but certainly not least, this gem found by our friend @cjzero, in which ESPN’s Ed Werder is on the phone and walks off the NFL Insiders set during the live show:

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About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

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