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Video: Preview of Movie Written and Produced by Ravens' Terrell Suggs

You might inclined to scoff at the notion that Ravens’ Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs has written and produced a feature-length Hollywood film starring oxygen-breathing humans. But Suggs attracted well-known names including 227 actress Jackee Harry and Denyce Lawton of Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne to star in The Coalition, so it can’t be all bad, right? As a Steelers fan, it’d be biased of me to say how awful this movie looks, so I’ll refrain from stating the obvious.

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SI Releases Its Twitter 100

I love lists, as they’re always a great source of debate. And when a list covers something like the top 100 Twitter sources of “news, information and entertainment from the sports world,” then I stand to be educated as well. Sports Illustrated polled 50 staffers who are hard-cored Twitter users and asked them which feeds they considered essential to their daily routine.

The list is presented in alphabetical order, and is not ranked according to Twitter followers among SI staffers.

We gave them one guideline: You could not choose anyone associated with SI or our main Twitter feed (@SINow).

Some of the athletes who made the list include Gilbert Arenas, Brandon Phillips and Chad Ochocinco.Shaquille O’Neal did not make the list.

Some other things that jump out:

* Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports and Adam Schefter of ESPN are NFL reporters who made the list. Chris Mortensen of ESPN did not, nor did former SI football reporter Michael Silver, now of Yahoo! Sports.

* Jason Whitlock of FoxSports and Gregg Doyel of CBS did not make the list. Bill Simmons did.

This is just the Twitter demographics for one sports media company. No doubt a similar poll from CBS Sports or ESPN would look much different.

 

Urban Meyer Joins ESPN As College Football Analyst

It appears Urban Meyer won’t return to the coaching sidelines in 2011.

The former University of Florida coach will join ESPN as a college football analyst. Meyer will make his debut on Wednesday during ESPNU’s 10-hour National Signing Day Special.

During the season, Meyer will work a weekly regular-season game and select bowl games. Along with his work in the booth, the 46-year-old will provide studio analysis on College Football Live, College GameDay, the NFL Draft and spring games. Meyer will also make weekly appearances on ESPN Radio.

Meyer announced on Dec. 8 that he was stepping down as coach, citing his family and health.

“Football has played an extremely important role in my life for the past 25 years and ESPN has given me an incredible opportunity to join its world-class team and share my passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the game with fans across the country,” Meyer said.

Lots of People Watch Hockey

We told you hockey was going to be huge.

VERSUS dropped the puck on its sixth year of NHL coverage with the most-watched opening night game on U.S. cable in eight years and the most-watched NHL regular season cable telecast in six years. In Canada, CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA attracted record audiences for its Saturday night debut this weekend.

Bam. Bam. Bam.

Hey, NHL COO John Collins. How do you feel about this development?

“Fans worldwide have proven again and again that they have a voracious appetite for NHL content,” he said. “The record numbers for the start of the
season, on the heels of last year’s success, are a strong indication that we have a compelling product and that we are super serving our audience
through a variety of different platforms. Whether it’s on TV, online, on mobile devices or through these new
partnerships, we are reaching our audience in new and exciting ways.”

Voracious!

And then there’s this…

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Bob Uecker To Undergo Another Heart Operation

Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker will undergo more heart surgery on Tuesday after a tear was discovered at the site of his valve replacement.

“I’m approaching this with the same optimism that I had the first time, and I appreciate all of the kind thoughts and well wishes from Brewers fans and everyone who has reached out to me,” the 75-year-old Uecker said in a statement. “I look forward to being ready to go well before Spring Training in Arizona.”

Uecker underwent an initial operation on April 30 to replace his aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta along with a coronary bypass. The doctors believe that Uecker suffered the tear after a staph infection in June.

“Bob’s heart is stronger now following his initial operation and therefore I think he will tolerate this operation very well,” said Dr. James Kleczka, who has been treating Uecker. “I expect that he will need eight to 10 weeks to fully recover, after which he will be back to life as usual.”

Here’s to a speedy recovery for one of baseball’s finest announcers.

Donna Brazile Thinks Larry King is a ‘Hottie’

On today’s “Morning Mix” on “Good Morning America,” Democratic strategist Donna Brazile called CNN’s Larry King “a hottie.” George Stephanopoulos, along with ABC’s Sam Donaldson, USA TODAY’s Christine Brennan, and Brazile also discussed some of the week’s most talked about stories, including Ben Roethlisberger and the Supreme Court vacancy.