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Time Inc.’s Digital Sports Network Faces Challenges

120 Sports, the digital video network from Time Inc. and several pro sports leagues, is officially live. Now the hard part begins. As fairly hardcore sports fans ourselves, your FishbowlNY editors took a stroll through 120 Sports’ offerings this morning to see if it was something we’d actually enjoy. The answer? Probably not.

This isn’t neccessarily a knock on 120 Sports. The site is fast and intuitive, and the videos — highlights from games, breaking news and more — are presented nicely. As far as watching sports clips (each is 120 seconds), you really can’t beat it. There’s even original, live programming available.

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Meet the New Voice of the Los Angeles Kings

When public address announcer David Courtney tragically died in November, it left a void across three major professional teams in town — the Los Angeles Clippers, Angels and Kings.

Other than play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, Courtney’s voice was what radiated with Kings fans whenever they stepped inside Staples Center.

Needless to say, whoever replaced Courtney would have big shoes to fill.

Enter Dave Joseph.

The ESPN 710AM anchor spent the last 12 seasons covering the Kings for the radio station and was Courtney’s backup and protégé. Because of Joseph’s close relationship with Courtney, it put him in a tough spot after accepting the job as the new PA announcer.

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No, the Los Angeles Kings Aren’t Moving to Seattle

New NHL season, same confusion about the local hockey team in Los Angeles.

Fresh off a playoff run that featured numerous flubs by the media, some people are still confusing the Los Angeles Kings (those guys who hit pucks) with the Sacramento Kings (those guys who are hitting the road for Seattle).

The screengrab above is from the New England Sports Network (NESN).

Have no fear, the defending Stanley Cup champs aren’t moving to Seattle. Some things will never change, I guess.

(H/T @mmayo17)

LA Kings Win Mobile Excellence Award

Already known for their excellent social media presence, the Los Angeles Kings can now hang their hat on their mobile app.

The hockey organization was awarded the Best Mobile Entertainment For Sports award during the 2012 Mobile Excellence Awards earlier this week, beating out  Electronic Arts, FIFA 12, StepLeader, Duck Commander iPhone App and Vibes Media, Wrestlemania XXIX Sweepstakes.

The app was released in January and includes news, interactive roster, video clips and “Kings Vision Raw,” providing fans behind-the-scenes clips of Kings players and events.

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Newborn Steals Show During LAT Stanley Cup Visit

Lord’s Stanley Cup made a stop at the Los Angeles Times office on Thursday and this adorable newborn stole the show.

Let’s hope it didn’t leave a little surprise for the Cup handlers.

[H/T Baxter Holmes]

LA Kings Fan Takes Out Ad in The Star-Ledger

Just in case you forgot who won the Stanley Cup last week, a bold Los Angeles Kings fan took out this classified ad in The Star-Ledger in New Jersey.

This is what happens when you have a 45-year drought. You do stuff like this.

[H/T ProHockeyTalk]

Jonathan Quick Fires F-Bombs Past the Censor Goalie

I had the pleasure of attending the Los Angeles Kings rally this afternoon at Staples Center where a highly intoxicated Jonathan Quick gave an epic speech that featured multiple F-bombs.

Clearly nobody learned from Dustin Brown‘s potty mouth from Monday night, eh?

Poor KCAL, who happened to cut live just prior to Quick’s outburst.

(Insert the standard “if you’re offended” apology here.)

Bob Miller Gets His Hands on the Stanley Cup

In his 39th season as the “Voice of the Kings,” Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller finally got the chance to lift the Stanley Cup.

Captain Dustin Brown presented the 73-year-old with the trophy at the postgame party.

[H/T Rich Hammond]

NBC Sports Flubs LA Kings Merchandise Email

Silly of me to think that after winning the 2012 Stanley Cup, the Los Angeles Kings would actually be referred to as the Los Angeles Kings.

Nope.

The latest flub during this two-month playoff run comes to us from NBC Sports, which sent out their Stanley Cup merchandise email with the subject line of “Mavs Win!”

Cut. Copy. Paste. Fail.

[H/T Deadspin]

Dustin Brown Wins Stanley Cup, Drops F-Bomb

Ahhh, the joys of live television.

Fresh off a 6-1 victory and the first Stanley Cup in the 45-year history of the Los Angeles Kings, captain Dustin Brown dropped an F-bomb in his postgame interview with NBC’s Pierre McGuire.

It’s a miracle this kind of thing doesn’t happen more often. Seriously.

More LA Kings coverage to come on FishbowlLA leading up to Thursday’s parade and championship rally.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

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