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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Nantz’

Columnist Calls Out NFL for Shoddy CBS2 Cutaway

You couldn’t have scripted this any worse. With the Oakland Raiders-Buffalo Bills game yesterday having come down to the final seconds and the black-and-white dug in on their 15-yard line trying to hold a 35-31 lead, CBS2 suddenly cut away–per local LA market obligations–to the start of the Patriots-Chargers game. Or make that a bunch of commercials, then the Jim Nantz Foxboro, MA stadium welcome.

Los Angeles Daily News sports columnist Tom Hoffarth, like every other fan watching, could hardly believe it. Especially when a few minutes later, he learned that the Bills had scored to win the game 38-35. Writes Hoffarth:

A KCBS-Channel 2 spokesman suggested we contact a CBS spokesperson. The network referred us to an NFL spokesman. The NFL offered neither an apology nor an offer to revisit the policy to see if it can altered in future weeks.

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Inside Condé’s ‘Passion’

In a move that is hard to not smack of desperation, at least for cynical media bloggers, Condé Nast is rolling out another elaborate ad campaign touting the importance of — nay, passion readers have for — its print magazines. The title of the campaign? “The Point of Passion: An ongoing exhibit by Condé Nast.” Of course.

You’ll recall Condé launched “Point of Passion” in 2005 with “typical” readers.

In this one, eight-page inserts will feature magazine-clutching celebrities in various states of print enjoyment, alongside tag lines like “It’s not a magazine, it’s a muse.” (That’s the subtitle for Mary-Louise Parker‘s gaze for the New Yorker.)

For Wired, Sir Richard Branson lies cradled in a chair aboard Virgin Galactic’s future SpaceShipTwo, reading; the line reads, “Part magazine. Part co-pilot.”

Others slated to appear in future “Passion” spots: Diane Von Furstenberg (Vanity Fair), Patrick Dempsey (Details), Burberry designer Christopher Bailey (Men.style.com), Eva Longoria (Glamour), Giada de Laurentis (Bon Appetit), Terence Howard (GQ), supermodel Natalia Vodianova (Vogue), Andre Balazs (Concierge.com), Marc Jacobs (Style.com), Zoey Kravitz and Lorraine Nicholson (Teen Vogue), Sheryl Crow (Self), Hugh Jackman (Men’s Vogue), Jim Nantz (Golf Digest), Preston Bailey (Brides.com), Greg Norman (Golf World).

  • Point Of Passion [Condé Nast]