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:
Following the news FS1 wasn’t renewing Garbage Time with Katie Nolan and was considering giving Nolan an expanded role at the network, reports suggested ESPN met with Nolan was looking to potentially hire her.
YouTube announced its own TV streaming service this week. NBC, ESPN, and Fox will be among the channels offered for $35/month, though none of the Turner networks or league-owned networks will be included at launch.
Jay and Dan are coming back to Canada. During TSN’s trade deadline coverage, Bob McKenzie announced Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole were returning to TSN after being let go by FS1 last week.
According to Jim Miller, ESPN will use three people to replace Chris Berman on NFL coverage. He reports that Samantha Ponder (Sunday Countdown), Suzy Kolber (Monday Night Football), and Trey Wingo (NFL Draft) will take over his responsibilities. ESPN declined to comment.
A back-and-forth feud between actor Michael Rapaport and ESPN’s Dan Le Batard turned ugly, after the former went on a rant on his podcast, calling Le Batard a “twinkie-eating f**** boy.” Rapaport later stated he wished the feud “never got this far.”