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Luther Campbell Says Sports Media is Basically All Racist

In his column in the Miami New Times, Luther Campbell, the former leader of the rap group 2 Live Crew and former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate, lambasted the sports media for having the audacity to say that Cam Newton struggled in his first NFL preseason game (even though he did). Campbell said the big reason why black athletes like Newton, Tiger Woods and LeBron James get heavily criticized, while Eli Manning, John Daly and Brett Favre supposedly get free passes, is because “sports news outlets are dominated by white faces.”

Campbell’s column is short enough that we could have pasted it here in full. But this outtake below is a good indication of his general tone and attitude: Read more

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Video: The Return Of "Boom Goes The Dynamite"

The “Boom Goes The Dynamite” reporter, aka Brian Collins, was featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.O Tuesday night.

The YouTube sensation hasn’t done a sports report since his infamous debut in 2005.

A great laugh to start your hump day.

Bobby Knight Apologizes For Comments About University of Kentucky Basketball Team

ESPN college basketball analyst Bob Knight has apologized after accusing University of Kentucky basketball players of not attending class during their spring semester.

“My overall point is that ‘one and dones’ are not healthy for college basketball,” Knight said. “I should not have made it personal to Kentucky and its players and I apologize.”

Knight made the comments about the starters from the 2009-10 Kentucky team during a speaking engagement in Indiana on Saturday.

“Bob Knight’s comments do not reflect the opinions of and are not endorsed by ESPN,” said ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson. “We have communicated to him our disappointment and welcome his apology.”

Fellow ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams appeared with Matt Jones on KentuckySportsRadio.com Tuesday and was critical of Knight’s comments. Read more

Stick To Soccer And Leave The Comedy Alone, Landon

Something tells me that Landon Donovan wasn’t choked up during last night’s Kings-Lakers game.

[H/T @Jose3030)

Columnist Blames Dodger Stadium Attack On Fan

John Steigerwald is a moron.

Now that we got that out the way, let me tell you why he’s a moron.

The Observer-Reporter columnist wrote a piece on Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan that’s in a coma after a vicious beating by two Dodger fans on Opening Day at Chavez Ravine.

Steigerwald blames Stow for getting attacked because he wore Giants’ gear to the game:

It’s probably safe to say that the two “Dodgers” were high on something or things, but somewhere in their sick, juvenile minds, they probably also thought they were doing their duty as Dodger fans. Read more

Jon Gruden To Miami Rumors Heating Up On Twitter

Less than 24 hours after the University of Miami fired football coach Randy Shannon, Lake Lewis of the Sports Journey Broadcast Network tweeted that Jon Gruden would be the next coach of the Hurricanes.

I know, I know.

Lake who?

According to his Twitter profile, he’s a former ESPN radio guy who covers the Washington Redskins.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated shot down the rumor before the Monday Night Football analyst issued a statement:

“I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike, Jaws and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job.” Read more

Lots of People Watch Hockey

We told you hockey was going to be huge.

VERSUS dropped the puck on its sixth year of NHL coverage with the most-watched opening night game on U.S. cable in eight years and the most-watched NHL regular season cable telecast in six years. In Canada, CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA attracted record audiences for its Saturday night debut this weekend.

Bam. Bam. Bam.

Hey, NHL COO John Collins. How do you feel about this development?

“Fans worldwide have proven again and again that they have a voracious appetite for NHL content,” he said. “The record numbers for the start of the
season, on the heels of last year’s success, are a strong indication that we have a compelling product and that we are super serving our audience
through a variety of different platforms. Whether it’s on TV, online, on mobile devices or through these new
partnerships, we are reaching our audience in new and exciting ways.”

Voracious!

And then there’s this…

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Kornheiser Radio Show Now For Download At ESPN Radio

On the one year anniversary of The Tony Kornheiser Show on ESPN Radio 980 (WTEM) in Washington, DC, the former Washington Post columnist announced that the best of would be available for download on ESPN Radio.

Tony Kornheiser was on ESPN Radio for six years between 1998-2004 before he was dismissed after a series of disagreements with management.

Fans of the show, affectionately known as “Littles,” got quite the scare at the end of last Friday’s show when “Famous Last Words” by Billy Joel played to close out the show, which normally signals the end of his radio run.

But it was business as usual on Tuesday’s show, who described the philosophy of the show to new listeners as, “funny, sarcastic and subversive.”

That humor was displayed last week when Kornheiser explained to his audience that he’s using his Sports Emmy Award for best Daily Outstanding Studio Talk Show (for Pardon The Interruption) as a toilet paper holder in his family bathroom.

(Insert bathroom humor joke here.)