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:
In a few hours, Colin Cowherd went from praising LaVar Ball to bashing him – March 28
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?
Braves announcers think Tigers OF JaCoby Jones & former NFL WR Jacoby Jones are the same person – March 28
- Adam Schefter: Aaron Rodgers’ ‘Lose my number’ text came after the only text he ever sent Rodgers
- Fox announcer Joe Davis cites ‘oppressive Cuban government’ during WBC broadcast on FS1
- Stephen A. Smith on ‘coming’ ESPN cuts: ‘Hell, for all I know, I might be one of them.’
- Jamie Erdahl handles S-bomb from FAU’s Johnell Davis like a pro
ESPN’s John Buccigross: “It would take a special package” for him to leave ESPN – March 28
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 will air 2018 Olympics live on West Coast, ending at least one source of #nbcfail – March. 28
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.
A reporter asked Bastian Schweinsteiger whether the Chicago Fire could win the World Cup – March. 29
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.
Jim Miller: ESPN will lay off 40-50 employees, all but a few on-air personalities should be nervous – March. 30
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.