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Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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MLB.com Writers Robbed Outside Great American Ball Park

Barry Bloom and Thomas Harding of MLB.com were robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning outside Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

A young man dressed in red stole $500 in cash from Bloom and $100 from Harding, along with credit cards.

“I thought the guy was a fan as he approached, but he said, ‘We can do this the easy way or the hard way,’” Bloom told Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy. “I started to walk away and he began yelling at me and pulled this big gun that looked like a Glock. He said, ‘Put your wallets on the ground.’ We did and he picked them up and ran off.”

Who carries $500 in their wallet, let alone when they are at work? That robber hit the meda jackpot.

If someone robbed me, they would be lucky to get $20 from me.

 

Video: Under Armour's Latest Advertising Campaign

Under Armour rolled out their largest footwear advertising campaign to-date this week, entitled “Footsteps.”

According to the sports apparel giant, “the soon-to-be-released footwear line embraces the Brand’s performance DNA and infuses proprietary apparel technology into every shoe to help athletes perform their best.” Peter Berg of Friday Night Lights fame worked with Under Armour on the new commercial.

“The campaign marks an unprecedented step forward for Under Armour footwear, bringing together the highest caliber of talent on both sides of the camera to tell the story of our state-of-the-art performance footwear,” said Steve Battista, senior vice president, Brand, Under Armour. “We’ve captured athletes in their authentic training environment, showcasing Under Armour’s commitment to performance and innovation in a voice that is unique to the Brand. Our new line of footwear is helping athletes create footsteps, not just hear them.”

Above is the commercial that features Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Georges St-Pierre, among others.

Yankees-Red Sox Deliver Strong Ratings On MLB, FOX

We found out yesterday that Sunday Night Baseball featuring the New York Yankees taking on the Boston Red Sox delivered strong ratings for ESPN.

Now comes word from Major League Baseball that Yankees-Red Sox delivered strong ratings for FOX Sports and MLB Network as well.

Saturday’s afternoon game was the most watched non-prime regular season MLB telecast on FOX in more than three years with 4.10 million average viewers. For the season, FOX Saturday Baseball is averaging 2.97 million viewers, up 5 percent compared to last year’s 2.83 million viewers after 19 weeks.

On Friday night, the MLB Network telecast of Yankees-Res Sox was the network’s highest-rated game of the season with an average of 563,000 viewers. It was second all-time behind last year’s MLB debut of Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Nationals.

 

 

Barkley apologizes for saying D’Antoni should be fired

During the pregame for Game 2 of the Celtics-Knicks series on Tuesday, Charles Barkley criticized the coaching of the Knicks’ Mike D’Antoni and said, “That’s why they are going to have a new coach next year.”

But during halftime of Thursday’s Heat-Sixers game, Barkley backtracked, saying it’s inappropriate to speculate on someone else’s employment.

“I have a rule; I try to always be honest and fair on TV. I screwed up the other night when I said something about Mike D’Antoni that wasn’t cool. I want to apologize to Mike D’Antoni and Donnie Walsh. When you’re on television, you should never talk about someone getting hired or fired. That’s inappropriate. I made that mistake. I want to apologize personally to Mike D’Antoni and Donnie Walsh. I’ve got a great respect for Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni. I want to apologize. That’s all I can do.”

(Source: Newsday)

Two Men Plead Guilty To Stealing Lee Corso's Head

The case is officially closed on Lee Corso‘s missing mascot head from last December.

Earlier this month, August Cuneo was ordered to to pay a fine, court fees and enter a four-month diversion program after pleading guilty to second-degree theft.

A second man, Alexander Westerberg, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a theft charge for stealing the oversized ESPN prop from the set of College GameDay during the Civil War game between Oregon and Oregon State. Read more

WWE Launches Campaign To Aid Linda McMahon

After months of getting body slammed, Linda McMahon is ready to suplex the competition with her tag-team partner and husband, Vince McMahon.

The WWE has launched a new viral campaign called “Stand Up For WWE,” asking fans to voice their support for the sports entertainment company.

As Linda runs for Senate in the state of Connecticut, she’s faced a series of attacks because of her former involvement with the WWE, where she was CEO until stepping down last September.

Opponent Richard Blumenthal and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have pointed out the WWE’s safety standards and tolerated drug use over the years in the months leading up to the Nov. 2 election.

As a last-ditch effort to sway voters, Vince is hoping the WWE Universe can help set the record straight as the Stamford-based company will attempt to “correct factual inaccuracies that have been reported during this election season.”

The 65-year-old Chairman and CEO of the WWE along with several superstars will appear in videos discussing various topics including WWE’s PG content, treatment of WWE’s full-time employees and its performers, and WWE’s Talent Health and Wellness Program. Read more