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:
Colin Cowherd appeared on The Herd and said LaVar Ball was setting his sons up for success. Just a couple hours later, he appeared on Undisputed and called Ball’s handling of the situation “embarrassing” and a “clown show.” Which is it, Colin?
Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones isn’t former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones. But that didn’t stop Braves announcers Chip Caray and Joe Simpson from assuming otherwise.
With ESPN layoffs coming, John Buccigross doesn’t intend on leaving the network unless he was offered a huge package by a competitor and had the chance to do something more appealing.
NBC is airing the 2018 Olympics live on the West Coast. Jim Bell, president, programming and production for NBC Olympics, changed his tune from the past, where he openly was snarky towards viewers about past tape-delays.
Bastian Schweinsteiger was introduced as a member the Chicago Fire, and in his introductory press conference, a reporter asked him whether or not he could win a World Cup with the team. Spoiler alert: that’s not how it works.
Media reporter Jim Miller appeared on the Sports Illustrated media podcast, where he revealed ESPN will be laying off 40-50 employees, adding that all but a few on-air personalities should be nervous.