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Casting the ESPN Movie

Jim Miller, co-author of the fascinating ESPN expose Those Guys Have All the Fun, was back on “The Dan Patrick Show” this morning to promote the December 1 paperpack release. The new edition includes an addendum chat with Keith Olbermann, who according to Miller feels the contents are entirely factual but still wanted the opportunity to respond.

Miller said there is no script yet at 20th Century Fox, but that he feels like the project is in good hands because it is being shepherded by producers who worked on The Social Network (the sound-alike The Sports Network seems an obvious title fit). When Patrick suggested that he would like to be played by Jason Bateman, the author noted that the actor is a friend of Olbermann’s, which seemed to put a slight damper on the Dan man.

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ESPN Has a Resevoir (Tip) of Condom Regulations

Deadspin got a hold of ESPN’s standards and practices manual and posted it late this afternoon-revealing the network’s strange and somewhat obsessive regulations regarding condoms. As far as we can tell, there are no less than six protocols involving condoms.

• Condom advertisements may air only between 9:00 p.m. and 4:59 a.m. (ET).

• Condom advertisements may not air in morning editions of SportsCenter

• Condom advertisements may not air in any programming ESPN reasonably believes to have significant audience concentrations or appeals to persons under age 17.

• Condom advertisements may not appear on ESPN.com home page, index pages, NCAA, Action Sports, Arcade, RISE or Little League.

• Condom advertisements may not appear on any content that ESPN reasonably believes is primarily targeted at persons under age 17, including youth fan pages.

• Condom advertisements promoting purely Social Responsibility messages may air on the ESPN home page and Index pages.

Writes Deadspin’s Tommy Craggs: “Had ESPN always been so strict about not putting rubbery sacks of human ejaculate on television, Chris Berman would be working an Action News sports desk somewhere in the Lower Connecticut River Valley.”

Zing!

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  • SportsNewser: Here’s a video of Chris Berman singing with Huey Lewis because it’s the day after a holiday so that’s all we’ve got.