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Skip Bayless Apologizes To Chris Broussard

Skip Bayless apologized Tuesday on ESPN’s First Take for accusing Chris Broussard of selling his “journalistic soul” to get close to LeBron James:

“In the heat of that debate, Chris said a couple things about me that I found offensive. I thought Chris questioned my integrity. And yesterday, in the heat of the debate, I questioned Chris’s integrity. I deeply regret that. I went too far. We spoke for about an hour last night, and I told him I was sorry for doing that. I have the utmost regard for Chris Broussard as a reporter. No finer reporter do I know … I have high regard for Chris as a human being. If nothing else, I hope this deepens or friendship.”

Anyone else think Skip got a call from management and was told to apologize?

[H/T SportsGrid]

 

 

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Has The ESPN Book Already Cost An Anchor His Job?

We are still six months away from Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN by Jim Miller and Tom Shales hits stores, but the impact is already being felt at the Bristol headquarters reportedly.

According to The Big Lead, the latest rumor is ESPN has decided not to renew one anchor’s contract because of the amount of damaging information in the book:

Granted, this anchor has something of a checkered background in Bristol – he’s already been suspended once, and he’s been pilloried by blogs for alleged transgressions – but the book’s contents allegedly made it an easy decision for ESPN. We won’t name the anchor – yet – but we can say that he’s definitely not an “A-lister.”

Let the speculation begin.

Vikings-Packers Third Best SNF Ever

Last night’s Sunday Night Football game between Minnesota and Green Bay was the third-best SNF overnight ever, earning a 16.0 rating and a 25 share.

Ratings were up 54 percent compared to last year’s Week 7 SNF game (Arizona-NY Giants, 10.4/16) and 122 percent from 2008 (Seattle-Tampa Bay, 7.2/11).

SNF is expected to be the most-watched Sunday night show for the seventh consecutive week when viewership is available tomorrow from Nielsen.

Locally, over half the television markets in Milwaukee and Minneapolis were tuned in as the game did a 53.1/68 and 51.5/68 respectively.

Pay close attention next week’s numbers as Week 8 of SNF between Pittsburgh and New Orleans goes against Game 4 of the World Series on Fox.

Good luck, Major League Baseball.