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Audio: Charlie Manuel Drops F-Bomb on Philly Radio

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was taping his weekly radio show on 610 WIP on Monday afternoon when he seemed to forget the show was live. Manuel was discussing Roy Oswalt’s last start when he sprinkled in an f-bomb, which for some reason wasn’t bleeped. Here’s how it reads:

“You know what I liked the other night? The command of [Oswalt's] pitches. He established his fastball then started throwing his changeup. Then he threw a fuckin… threw a few uhhhh… flippin uhhh… breaking balls.”

Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano of WIP just laugh it off.

(H/T to Meech at The Fightins)

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Former UNC Announcer Woody Durham Being Honored by NFF

The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame is honoring Woody Durham, the longtime voice of North Carolina sports, with the 2011 Chris Schenkel Award, which recognizes a broadcaster who has enjoyed a long, distinguished career covering college football for one school.

Durham, who retired in April, covered Tar Heel sports for four decades. He was named North Carolina sportscaster of the year a dozen times during his career.

“Woody has been synonymous with Tar Heel football for four decades,” said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell. “An exceptionally talented broadcaster, his long list of honors reflects his unique ability to make fans feel as they are standing on the sidelines. We are proud to place him among the imposing list of storytellers who have previously claimed the Schenkel Award.”

Durham will be honored on December 6 at a dinner in New York City, where broadcasting legends Verne Lundquist and Brent Musburger will also be recognized by the NFF.

ESPN Releases Super Tuesday Hoops Schedule

Tuesday nights in January and February will feature great SEC hoops matchups on ESPN. The Worldwide Leader has released its 2012 schedule, and every game includes at least one team ranked in its preseason Top 25, with three games featuring two ranked teams. No. 12 Florida will be featured four times, No. 2 Kentucky three times, and No. 7 Vanderbilt, unranked Georgia and unranked Arkansas twice apiece.

Date Time (ET) Game
Jan 10 7 p.m. Georgia at No. 12 Florida
Jan 17 9 p.m. Arkansas at No. 2 Kentucky
Jan 24 9 p.m. No. 2 Kentucky at Georgia
Jan 31 9 p.m. No. 7 Vanderbilt at Arkansas
Feb 7 7 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 2 Kentucky
Feb 14 7 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 14 Alabama
Feb 21 9 p.m. No. 2 Kentucky at Mississippi State
Feb 28 9 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 7 Vanderbilt

End Of An Era As Michael Wilbon Leaving WaPo

In the latest sign that newspapers are a dying breed, Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon is leaving the paper to pursue a larger role with ESPN/ABC.

The former Post intern turned into one of the greatest sports columnists in the business, covering everything from the Summer and Winter Olympics to the NBA Finals.

While I appreciate Wilbon on Pardon the Interruption and eager on his increased role with ESPN/ABC, a part of me is sad to see another newspaper person get swallowed up by the bigger payday television giants are able to provide.

The announcement from Washington Post management is below: Read more

Rex Ryan Wins the Press Conference

Say what you will about New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, but at least he’s entertaining.

At a press conference on Wednesday, he stepped out for a minute before returning wearing a blonde wig and a Cleveland Browns shirt. The point: He was dressing as his brother, Browns defensive coordinator Rob.

What does “Rob” think about Rex? “”I think Rex is a great coach, a great person. He’s very handsome.”

ESPN The Magazine, Marvel Team Up For NBA Issue

ESPN The Magazine and Marvel Comics teamed up to illustrate story lines for all 30 NBA teams in their upcoming hoops preview issue, which hits newsstands on Friday.

“We’ve always wanted to do something with comics and we’re huge fans of Marvel, said Gary Belsky, ESPN The Magazine Editor-in-Chief. “We started thinking [this] would be a good way to do the previews and had a sense that now that [Marvel and ESPN are both] within the same corporate family [as part of Disney], it might make it easier. Once we reached out, we realized they do stuff like this all the time, so we didn’t have to wait, but the benefit of the [acquisition] was that it made us start thinking.”

Despite a pretty cool concept, there’s already one city unhappy with their panels.

Cleveland Cavaliers fans (surprise, surprise) are upset over a scene titled “The Unamazing Cavaliers,” which features LeBron James walking away in a Miami Heat jersey as he leaves his #23 Cavs uniform in a trash can.

Just another kick in the gut for the folks in the state of Ohio. Read more