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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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Moneyball Trailer on ET Tonight

A preview of the screen adaptation of Michael Lewis’s seminal baseball book Moneyball will air on Entertainment Tonight this evening, building on this teaser from yesterday’s broadcast. Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, whose unconventional approach to statistics — in particular an emphasis on drafting and acquiring players with high on-base percentages — helped lead to a revolution in baseball scouting and player development.

Former Tampa Tribune Columnist Tom McEwen Dies

Former Tampa Tribune sports editor and columnist Tom McEwen died Sunday morning at his home in Davis Island, Fla. He was 88.

McEwen had battled cancer and poor blood circulation that led to one of his legs being amputated a year ago, according to his son, Rick McEwen.

“He’s not suffering anymore,” said his wife of 41 years, Linda. “He has been through a lot. We were pals. We had so many adventures together. We’re all going to miss him so much.” Read more

Video: TV Anchor Laughs Uncontrollably At Groundcrew Member Caught Under Tarp

Albany, New York, newscaster Elisa Streeter thought it was the height of hilarity that a grounds crew member fell under the tarp during a Mets rain delay and had to crawl himself out.

(H/T to The Big Lead)

After Mendenhall 9-11 tweets, teammate Clark says 'social media is ruining the world'

After his teammate Rashard Mendenhall attracted a firestorm of criticism for going on Twitter and saying some questionable things about 9-11 and Osama bin Laden, Steelers safety Ryan Clark went on the radio and said “social media is ruining the world.”

First, here are Mendenhall’s comments about 9-11: “We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

Looks like someone has seen “Loose Change” and been rather impressed with the “findings.”

Then here are his comments about bin Laden’s death and the widespread joy that greeted the news: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side.”

Needless to say, a lot of people took exception to these opinions. Clark, for his part, put some of the blame on Twitter, which gives everyone the ability to quickly (and sometimes regrettably) share their knee-jerk reactions.

“Facebook and Twitter are probably going to be responsible for more divorces than infidelity coming up here soon,” Clark said. “(Mendenhall) didn’t claim that those opinions were shared by anyone else but himself. That was what he chose to put out there. I knew he was going to catch a lot of flak for it, I knew there was going to be a lot of backlash toward those comments, but he’s entitled to put whatever he wants to put on his Twitter page. The thing you have to know these days, though, if you do put those type of things out there, people are going to comment on them. It’s going to make news. It’s going to be a big deal when you do something that controversial. A long as he can stand by his statements then he’s free to do whatever he wants.”

Well, Mendenhall chose to erase the tweet about a plane being able to take down a skyscraper, but his comment about bin Laden’s death remains on Twitter.

(Source: Pro Football Talk)

WEEI.com, SB Nation Announce Content Partnership

WEEI.com and SB Nation announced a new content sharing partnership that will integrate content from both websites.

Highlights of their new agreement include:

  • WEEI.com will feature headlines and content from SB Nation websites relevant to all the Boston teams, and SB Nation will bring WEEI.com’s highly-regarded reporting and personalities to its readers in Boston and beyond.
  • A new feature on WEEI.com called “Behind Enemy Lines” will provide news and commentary from SB Nation’s network of team-focused blogs about upcoming Boston opponents.
  • A new, co-branded landing page will include links to SB Nation content appearing on WEEI.com as well as outbound links to national stories within the SB Nation network. Read more

Jalen Rose Suspended From ESPN For DUI Arrest

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose has been suspended from the network after waiting three weeks before coming forward regarding his DUI arrest on March 11.

“Jalen has accepted full responsibility for his actions. Both parties are taking this very seriously, and as a result, we’ve agreed that he will not be on our air while he addresses this situation,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told USA Today in an email.

Kelly McBride and Regina McCombs of The Poynter Institute wrote Thursday that ESPN learned of Rose’s arrest when his agent called the network as WDIV in Detroit was preparing to break the news. Read more

Michael Vick Advances In Madden NFL 12 Contest

The first round of the Madden NFL 12 contest is complete and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick advanced to the second round with 76 percent of the vote.

In fact, Vick had the second-best margin of victory behind Matt Ryan‘s 89 percent against Jordan Gross.

The biggest surprise in the first round was #10 seed Peyton Hillis easily defeating #7 seed Ray Rice. Read more

Clemson Head Coach Latest To Work The NCAA Tournament

Clemson University head coach Brad Brownell is the latest guest analyst for CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Brownell will join the studio team of Ernie Johnson, Seth Davis and Steve Smith on the hour-long Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off show on truTV (Noon ET) prior to CBS’ coverage of the regional finals on Saturday (4:00 p.m. ET) and Sunday (2:00 p.m. ET).


WWE is Still Searching for a Talented Art Director

In January, we posted about an art director opening at World Wrestling Entertainment, and it looks like that gig is still up for grabs. The question is, are you ready to get in the ring?

If hired, you’ll be expected to come up with creative solutions for a wide spectrum of media for the global brand. You’ll handle theatrical key art; home video packaging; TV and consumer product advertising; apparel; retail promotions and more. The company is really looking for a hands-on individual who can execute an idea from start to finish.

The opportunity requires five or more years of experience in the entertainment industry, and proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator. Are you someone with a unique aesthetic who has produced cutting edge print work? Perfect. Grab your portfolio and apply here

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