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Here Is The 'Moneyball' Trailer, in Glorious HD

It looks like “Entertainment Tonight” got scooped by the Internet. The trailer for “Moneyball” was supposed to debut on the show this evening, but it has hit YouTube and Yahoo! trailers already.

Check it out in glorious high definition below.

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Al Michaels Sees Two NFL Teams in LA

Once upon a time the city of Los Angeles was home to two NFL teams simultaneously, the Rams and the Raiders. Nowadays the city only supports one professional football team, USC. But the Trojans are on probation and just had to abdicate their 2004 BCS title, so to be accurate (and less flip) Los Angeles now supports no professional football teams. But that doesn’t stop NFL observers like NBC’s Al Michaels from picturing a Shangri-La scenario in which a billion-dollar stadium is constructed in Los Angeles and the cost is offset by two teams playing to a full house every Sunday in the fall.

“There’s no question in my mind that if a stadium gets built, they’ll start with one team but get another team. The league may not come out and say this overtly, but where would you rather play a Super Bowl than Los Angeles?” Michaels said. “It’s a great sports town, it’s always been a great sports town. People denigrate it because people leave a Dodger game early. Does that mean you’re not a great sports fan?”

(More or less.)

“It’s a great sports town. What really bothers me is that when I see it written that L.A. won’t support professional football because everybody is off surfing. So let me get this straight: In Southern California there’s like 15 million people or something, and they’re all out surfing, on a Sunday? When they say you won’t have enough support, I say excuse me, so you can’t sell 75,000 tickets on a Sunday? Of course you can.”

 

Pat Summerall’s Grandson Looks To Enter Broadcasting

It must be difficult to enter the same profession as your world-renowned grandfather. Add in the fact that 18-year-old Pat Summerall shares the same name as his grandfather and, well, those are big shoes to fill. The young Summerall hails from Philadelphia and will be a freshman at Baylor University this fall. He will study communications and marketing in Waco, Texas, less than a two-hour drive from the Southlake, Texas, home of his grandfather and his grandfather’s wife, Cheri.

“When I was on my college search, they suggested that I check out TCU and Baylor,” young Pat Summerall said of the elder Summeralls. “They kind of always wanted to have one of the grandchildren go to school near them. I applied to both of those schools, and when I took a visit, I ended up loving Baylor. And having family that close by was a major pull factor to go to Baylor.”

“I’m glad he picked Baylor because it’s close to where we live,” elder Summerall, 80, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“If he weren’t a broadcaster,” the teen said, “I probably wouldn’t look into it. A lot of that world is how you can get started. Any kind of help you can get is good in that world, because it’s really hard to get started.

“I thought: Why not give it a shot? I like sports, and people have told me I have a good skill set for it.”

Yankees accidentally leak personal data of 20,000 season-ticket holders

A spreadsheet containing the personal data of more than 20,000 New York Yankee season-ticket holders was accidentally distributed in a mass email by a team ticket representative, according to a report on Deadspin.com. The spreadsheet contains account numbers, names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for season-ticket holder in “non-premium” seats, and was sent to nearly 2,000 people who normally receive an informational newsletter from this ticket rep.

Whoops.

No credit card information or social security numbers were compromised, and the ticket rep has not been fired (yet). The Yankees followed up with an email to all season-ticket subscribers. It reads:

“We are writing to inform you about an accidental electronic distribution of information that you have previously supplied to the New York Yankees.

Monday evening, April 25, 2011, an employee of the Yankees sent an e-mail to several hundred Yankees Season Ticket Licensees. The e-mail mistakenly attached an internal Yankees spreadsheet that listed the following information associated with your New York Yankees account:

• Your name, and the address, phone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address that you previously provided to the Yankees.
• Your seat numbers, Yankees account number, Yankees account representative name, and the ticket package code associated with your account.

NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS ACCIDENTALLY ATTATCHED TO THE APRIL 25TH E-MAIL. THE DOCUMENT DID NOT INCLUDE ANY BIRTH DATES, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD DATA, BANKING DATA OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

Please note, immediately upon learning of the accidental attachment of the internal spreadsheet, remedial measures were undertaken so as to assure that a similar incident could not happen again.

The Yankees deeply regret this incident, and any inconvenience that it might cause.

Sincerely,

[Your Personal Ticket Rep]
Account Executive, Season Ticket Sales & Service
27-Time World Champions
New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium Ticket Office
One East 161st Street
Bronx, New York 10451″

Joe Theismann Hasn't Heard From The NFL Network

Joe Theismann apparently didn’t get the memo from the NFL Network about his broadcast future.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s great being back in the booth. I hope it will continue,” Theismann told USA Today on rumors that he was being replaced in the booth by Mike Mayock. “This is a fickle business. Anything can happen and anyone can wind up with a job.”

Oops.

Until Theismann gets the phone call from his agent, Sandy Montag, he’s under the impression that his job alongside Bob Papa and Matt Millen is secure. Read more