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Amar'e Stoudemire Enters Partnership With Big Lead Sports

New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire and Big Lead Sports are entering a partnership focused on content initiatives, an online fantasy sports platform, and an educational program for kids.

Stoudemire will be a regular on BigLeadSports.com, Hoopshype and Hoopsworld, writing lifestyle and basketball features. In addition, Stoudemire and Big Lead Sports will create a educational curriculum integrating math and fantasy basketball.

He will become an advisor to the company and a shareholder in Big Lead Sports, as part of the agreement. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Robin Roberts Gets Nod For Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame

Former ESPN anchor and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts is one of six inductees to the 2012 class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining Roberts are former WNBA star Dawn Staley, Olympic gold medalist Nikki McCray, former Old Dominion star Inge Nissen, former coach Nancy Fahey, and former USC star Pam Mcgee.

The date for the 2012 induction ceremony has not been set yet.

 

 

 

Former Angels Announcer Physioc Completing Bucket List

Former Angels announcer Steve Physioc was so inspired by the 2007 film The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman that he and his wife, Stacey, have spent some of the intervening years accomplishing many things they’d like do before they “kick the bucket.” They climbed Half Dome in Yosemite, went skydiving in California, zip-lining in Maui, and whitewater rafting down the Colorado River. But it’s not all about attending to selfish interests. Physioc and his wife are currently traveling around the country, touching base with family and old friends and committing random acts of kindness.

In an email to the Ocean County Register, Physioc said,

This year we decided to see our families and America on a road trip that would cover all four time zones, 18 states, 5000 miles and many National Parks. (Yellowstone and Glacier are the two biggies we will camp and hike on this adventure). We started out Friday, June 10th from our home in Trabuco Canyon and drove 12 hours to my sister’s house in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Our goal is for each of us to do one random act of kindness every day and do a silly yoga pose in every state. The random acts of kindness can be something as simple as giving a five dollar tip for a two-dollar cup of coffee in Texhoma, Texas or picking up trash on a hiking trail in Santa Fe.”

Physioc, 56, was fired by the Angels in 2009 after 14 seasons announcing with the team. He has also called games for the Padres, Giants and Reds in his career.

Matt Jones Departs From CBSSports.com

Matt Jones is leaving CBSSports.com six months after joining the website as a writer for their national college basketball blog.

Jones was the mastermind behind KentuckySportsRadio.com who was living the dream of covering college basketball on a national level … or so he thought:

“If there ever was an example of a “square peg/round hole” relationship, my experiment at mainstream writing for CBS would certainly qualify. After the KSR gang did a nationwide road trip for the site 2 years ago, I was brought on to help launch the new college basketball blog and try to bring the sensibilities that we showcased at KSR to a larger audience. Read more

Is ESPN Quitting 3D?

ESPN might be coming to your Xbox, but it’s days of 3D could be numbered.

Dashiell Bennett writes that the Worldwide Leader is considering abandoning the 3D channel it launched in June if the company can’t find a sustainable business model. Which, of course, is ludicrous. 3D will succeed. But it’s going to take some time.

We bet that the majority of sports fans purchased a new, enormous, flat-screen television in the past two years. Expecting them to dish out another $1,500 for a 3D set isn’t realistic. It’s just not going to happen, especially when the offerings are so slim. But they will, eventually. The next set everyone buys will be 3D-enabled.

Someone is going to make a mint broadcasting 3D sports, but the money won’t start flowing for another couple years. ESPN would be foolish to get out of the business before it even began.