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:
The Buccaneers appear to be the leader in the clubhouse for this year’s Hard Knocks – April 10
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are likely to be the next team featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks series. Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said the organization’s players would be able to handle the production.
Myles Garrett apparently refused to appear on ‘Mike & Mike’ due to fill-in host Booger McFarland – April 10
Booger McFarland called out potential number one pick Myles Garrett, saying his combine skills don’t make him the best player available at the draft. Garrett responded by bailing out of a ‘Mike and Mike’ interview with McFarland co-hosting.
The NFL is going ahead with at least one early morning kickoff from London next year – April 11
Despite reports suggesting otherwise, the NFL will have early morning kickoffs in London. The Saints and Dolphins will have to play at 9:30 AM, 2:30 PM London time. That’s not going to be fun.
NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino is expected to follow Mike Pereira into TV – April 14
Dean Blandino, NFL head of officiating, is pulling a Tony Romo and transitioning into television work. According to Adam Schefter, Blandino will make more money and have less responsibility. Initial reports suggested CBS was the likely landing spot, but Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported he’ll likely land at Fox alongside Mike Pereira.