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Sirius XM Radio Inks New College Deal

Sirius XM Radio will continue to be the home of all things college sports after the announcement of a multi-year broadcasting agreement Monday with Learfield Sports and IMG College.

SiriusXM will carry live regular season college football and men’s basketball games from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-12, and Army along with select broadcasts of women’s basketball, baseball and hockey. Read more

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AT&T Drops ESPN 3D

AT&T is the first cable provider to drop ESPN 3D, citing a high price tag.

“We’re always listening to customers and working to make sure we’re delivering the channels they want, while keeping costs down,” AT&T said in a statement. “The price tag for ESPN 3D was too high, especially considering the low demand we’ve seen from customers. We’ve decided not to renew our agreement for ESPN 3D.” Read more

Ovechkin Gets His Own Canadian Candy Bar

When Reggie Jackson played with the Oakland A’s in the early 1970s, he prophetically said that they’d name a candy bar after him if he ever played in New York. Apparently Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals can do Reggie one better, because the NHL star didn’t even need to move to Canada to get his face on a candy bar. Ovechkin’s countenance now graces the face of Mr. Big Deal candy bars, with the Russian star urging eaters to “Be big deal like me.”

Is this concoction — vanilla wafer, peanuts, caramel, rice crisps, and chocolate — as tasty as a Reggie bar? I guess you’ll have to travel north to find out.

Mr. Big Deal is a spinoff of Mr. Big, which Shaquille O’Neal sponsored for several years.

(H/T to Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Boston Globe Columnist Bob Ryan Retiring In 2012?

Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan has the finish line in sight.

“The quintessential American sportswriter” doesn’t want to be one of those sports journalists that walks away from the business well past their prime.

That’s why Ryan has targeted the 2012 London Olympics for his potential retirement after more than 40 years at the Boston Globe:

By now Ryan has seen it all, even if he hasn’t seen enough. An author of 11 books, he believes he’ll work at least through the 2012 London Olympics.

“I can see the finish line,” he said with another warm smile. “I’m like everyone else. I just wanted a job, number one, and I wanted to get good at it. But you don’t know where it’s gonna take you. You don’t know where you’re going. You have no idea.” Read more

Rick Reilly To J-School Grads: 'Don't Write For Free'

Boys and girls, take the advice of ESPN.com columnist Rick Reilly.

Don’t write for free.

Reilly gave the commencement address at the University of Colorado (his alma mater) and had some great advice for the graduating class of 2011.

“When you get out there, all I ask is that you: DON’T WRITE FOR FREE! Nobody asks strippers to strip for free, doctors to doctor for free or professors to profess for free. Have some pride! What you know how to do now is a skill that 99.9 percent of the people don’t have. If you do it for free, they won’t respect you in the morning. Or the next day. Or the day after that. You sink everybody’s boat in the harbor, not just yours. So just DON’T! Read more

Bill Simmons' Twitter Horde Attacks FanGraphs.com

On July 12, 2010, Fangraphs published its yearly baseball trade value column. On December 4, 2010, that column exploded with negative comments. The reason?

Bill Simmons.

The Sports Guy has been writing a similar NBA-themed column since 2002. He found the Fangraphs article and posted the following on his Twitter feed: ” Just stumbled acrouss this link: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/2010-trade-value-introduction/ There is no honor on the internet.”

Cue chaos on Fangraphs. Read more

Football Head Injuries to Get the Dr. Sanjay Gupta Treatment on CNN

The following post is from TVNewser co-editor Molly Stark Dean.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta anchors a three-part series on the topic of head injuries in football, which will be airing Monday through Wednesday on American Morning.” The first segment, airing on Monday, features former quarterback Kurt Warner and former linebacker and coach Jack Pardee. Pardee is participating in a University of North Carolina study involving dementia among former football players.

“I played 15 years in the NFL, and they would allude to you getting your bell rung, and the trainer would check you out and ask if you knew your name and where you were,” the former linebacker said to the Houston Chronicle. “And if you could answer, you were ready to go back in the game.”

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Let's All Just Calm Down About Donovan McNabb's New Contract

Word slipped out yesterday that Donovan McNabb signed a new contract with the Washington Redskins and the Internet burst into flames condemning the deal.

$78 million for a quarterback who was benched two weeks ago? What?!?!? Anger. Confusion. Derision.

Commentators commented. Pundits pundicized. The masses moaned, especially as the McNabb and the Redskins proceeded to go out and get thrashed by Michael Vick‘s Philadelphia Eagles.

The negativity was fine, except no one knew exactly what was in the contract. Read more