DALLAS – When it comes to ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, there are two types of people.
The ones that love him and his syndicated talk show The Herd and the folks who can’t stand his guts.
“Listen, I don’t see myself as controversial, but some people do,” Cowherd said on Friday from Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas. “The blog world does. Whatever. I don’t care about it. The truth is, Glenn Beck is controversial and he struggles to sell ads. I’m not interested in that. I want to sell ads. I don’t have any interest in being controversial. I think I’m outspoken and even critical of ESPN at times.” Read more
Because one of those names isn’t Sidney Crosby.
Lauria, who currently stars in the play Lombardi, will open each weekend of NFL Playoff coverage with a special monologue, starting with NFL GameDay Morning on Saturday at 12:00 ET.
If I didn’t know better, I would have just assumed I landed on ESPN if I came across this shtick. A very unique way for the NFL Network to open their playoff coverage with.
ESPN The Magazine has dubbed San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey as their “NEXT” athlete for 2011.
The National League Rookie of the Year hit .305 with 18 home runs in only 108 games.
For the most part, ESPN The Magazine has got it right in selecting the next breakout athlete.
Well, minus 2004.
“Vick wants a dog,” Beadle tweeted on Thursday. “He should NEVER be allowed that gift again.Talking about it on show today. Be ready, mouthbreathers!”
Beadle followed it up with, “And because now I’m REALLY fired up..remember what he did the last time he had a dog. TDs don’t get u a pass.” Along with her tweet was a photo of one of the dogs Vick abused. Beadle stood by her stance on Thursday’s episode of SportsNation. Read more
The Bills-Browns game on Sunday will be blacked out and won’t be shown within a 75-mile radius around Buffalo.
Considering the Bills defense are last in rushing, it’s probably for the best that they don’t get to watch Peyton Hillis and the vaunted Browns offense.
Below are the broadcast teams for Week 14 of “Where in the World is Gus Johnson?” Read more
We’re really enjoying the Free Darko founder’s game-by-game recaps of the Miami Heat’s season. But man, he sounds miserable.
When I signed up for this, I never imagined it would devolve into 33 Ways of Saying That an NBA Team Is Boring. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Boredom is rich; it’s at least as interesting as love or sadness. In fact, that 2005 Finals between the Pistons and the Spurs was a key moment in the explication of man’s oldest companion. Detroit was manual labor, with bleeding and fatigue that never quite registered. San Antonio was that oh-so memorable experience of spending a long time in a hospital. (Or, more accurately, what it must be like to perform one of those 24-hour surgeries.) Boring is not the same as blank. We come to sports for something exalted, but sometimes, we wind up learning more about the excruciating commonplace.
Would it help if we gave you some money from our wallet? Or bought your book?
From the AP:
Barcelona will receive 30 million euro ($40 million) per season from 2011-12 from the nonprofit organization, located in the tiny gulf state where the 2022 World Cup will be played. Unlike other top soccer clubs, Barcelona has previously refused to sell advertising space to a shirt sponsor, but has been putting children’s charity UNICEF on its front for free since 2006. Barcelona said the UNICEF name will remain on the shirts and that it would seek a way to combine the two logos, but the Qatar Foundation would be the prevalent one if a solution cannot be found.
Charity gets the shaft again.
In other news jersey sponsorship-related news, the Portland Timbers revealed their new uniforms. Alaska Airlines is the corporate partner. They are not paying $200 million.