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Bomani Jones' Farewell From The Morning Jones

Tuesday morning marks the final day of The Morning Jones on The Score Sirius 158.

Hosted by Bomani Jones, the sports radio host and Around the Horn regular shared his thoughts on the end of a successful 18-month run:

“On a personal level, it’s hard for me to be terribly sad. That’s largely because I know, when things are right, I’ll be able to work with everyone again. And, if things go as I hope they will eventually, we’ll be able to do the same thing we’ve been doing, just better.

The guys at Serious Sports, whom I’ve worked on videos with for the last two years, are still in Raleigh and still ready to work together. Shannon Penn and I can’t get together every Saturday morning, but we figured out how to get together to make those mockumentaries work. I’ll still hit Petey Green up for beats. Corey will one day be a big famous boxing commentator, and I’ll hope to still be relevant enough to, at the very least, book him as a guest. And Mike will still run the streets of Chicago.

Sacha, of course, will always be the kaaaaang. There’s always room for royalty. Read more

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Mike "Doc" Emrick Elected To U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame

NHL play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick was selected to enter the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Monday, along with Chris Chelios, Gary Suter, Keith Tkachuk and Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider.

All five will be inducted this fall in Chicago, though a time and date haven’t been announced yet.

Last month, Emrick announced he was leaving his role as the voice of the New Jersey Devils for a full-time gig with NBC/Versus.

 

 

Brazilian Soccer Chief Calls English Press 'Corrupt'

On the even of the World Cup qualifying draw, British media approached Brazilian soccer federation president Ricardo Teixeira on Friday in Rio de Janiero, but were rebuffed by Teixeira, who said he would not talk to the “English press” because they are “corrupt.”

Teixeira has an ax to grind because the BBC alleged that he was one of the FIFA members who took kickbacks from in the 1990s from the former marketing partner of the governing body. The English Football Association cleared Teixeira of three other FIFA officials of wrongdoing.

Eisen Podcast to be Televised Starting Thursday

The Rich Eisen Podcast on the NFL Network will be televised starting Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, offering us a window on a world that probably doesn’t need windows.

“Putting the podcast on television is a natural extension of the show, and will either bring the program to a wider audience to enjoy or offer me a larger platform on which to flame out spectacularly,” said Eisen.

Eisen’s weekly podcast features guests from the worlds of sports and entertainment. For the television premiere, Eisen will be talking with Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, who recently won Dancing with the Stars and who was recently arrested (and quickly released) when police in Hollywood, California, pulled him over for driving a car that had been reported stolen — reported stolen by the woman in the passenger seat.

Weeks earlier she had forgotten where she parked her car, assumed it was stolen, called police to report the “theft,” found her car, and then forgot to call back police to amend the record. Hopefully Eisen will ask Ward if the NFL lockout is causing more players to associate with morons.

 

 

Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck Fighting Viral Ailment

In case Joe Buck sounds a little off during Saturday’s St. Louis-Cincinnati broadcast, it’s because the Fox Sports announcer is fighting a viral ailment.

A virus developed in the nerves of Buck’s left vocal cord shortly after the Super Bowl in mid-February. While he isn’t expected to miss any time, Buck is still a month away from full recovery.

“And I don’t plan on missing any until I really have to,” Buck said. “I just have to plow through it. I’m not damaging it or hurting it by talking. I’m just waiting for it to fire like it’s supposed to.”

Buck had a scheduled break last week and gets another next weekend.

“I’m just taking it week to week. I’m improving, it’s trending up. It hasn’t slowed me down from talking, just ask my kids.”

The Rick Pitino Network Tour Continues This Week

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is saying so long to CBS/Turner Sports and hello to ESPN.

After spending the week working alongside analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony and Kenny Smith along with hosts Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson, Pitino will provide studio analysis for ESPN on Thursday and Friday.

He will be making the rounds on SportsCenter, ESPNNEWS and various college basketball specials.

I guess snowy Bristol in March beats staying at home in Louisville, eh?

Charles Barkley Has Jay Cutler's Back

Have no fear, Jay Cutler.

Charles Barkley is here to save you from the critics!

Barkley went after the players who attacked Cutler on The Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.

“I was mad at the players, to be honest with you,” Barkley said Tuesday. I think it was inappropriate and wrong to question a guy’s heart. Now reporters, they’re going to do what they want to. They’re entitled to their opinion. But as players, I don’t think it’s appropriate to question another guy’s heart. That crosses the line, because you don’t know. If you go back and start looking at all the stuff that’s been said, and clearly one of the more vocal critics was Maurice Jones-Drew, and then you find out he missed the last two games with a bad knee. Read more

NBC Sports Nabs Best Wild Card Saturday In 16 Years

Last night’s New York Jets victory over the Indianapolis Colts earned a 20.8 overnight rating and 33 share, the highest rating ever for a primetime Wild Card Saturday game. It was also the best two-game average overnight rating (19.4/33) for an NFL Wild Card Saturday since the 1994 season.

Ratings for Jets-Colts were up six percent than last year’s Eagles-Cowboys game (19.6/33) and 14 percent higher than the Colts-Chargers game in 2009 (18.3/30). Read more