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Facebook Poll Suggests Padres Drop Enberg as Announcer

Dick Enberg has been announcing marquee sporting events for five-plus decades, sprinkling his “Oh, my!” catchphrase into the telecasts of eight Super Bowls and numerous golf, tennis and baseball telecasts, too. He’s won 13 Emmy Awards and nine Sportcaster of the Year awards, and has been the baseball play-by-play announcer for the Padres since the 2010 season. Some Padres fans have been displeased with Enberg’s on-air work, however, accusing the 76-year-old of getting too excited when the visiting team does something noteworthy, and of flubbing lines and making mistakes. The Friarhood, a Padres fan site, posted a Facebook poll asking whether the team should bring Enberg back for the 2012 season.

Of 205 votes to date, an overwhelming number (149) said “no.”

“I get the sense,” Steve Adler, founder of The Friarhood, told the San Diego Reader, “that there are more people who feel passionately that they don’t want him back than there are those who feel passionately about him staying….

“I have a lot of respect for what Dick Enberg has done in his career. He is a broadcasting legend and no one wants to take that away from him. The reason for the poll [is] to allow fans to voice their opinions and tell us what they want for the 2012 Padres TV broadcast.”

NBC To Air WrestleMania: The World Premiere

For the third straight year, NBC will air an hour-long WrestleMania special.

WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, and feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII this past April.

The highly anticipated pay-per-view event in front of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta marked the WrestleMania return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and featured a main event between John Cena and The Miz for the WWE Championship.

 

 

Video: Jenn Sterger Takes Shots at Blonde ESPN Sideline Reporters

Like you we’ve been eagerly awaiting the resumption of Jenn Sterger‘s media career. Sterger, who was reportedly the focus of Brett Favre’s unwanted amorous advances, is now a talking head for BroBible, discussing the top 5 hotties of the week, which gives her a platform to criticize the actions and body types of women more famous than her. In discussing Jenn Brown, Sterger says the World Wide Leader likes to hire blonde sideline reporters more than a dog likes to lick its own butt. If that’s the case, maybe Sterger, a brunette, should consider dying her hair.

(H/T to Sportsgrid)

Video: Sister of Jets' Mangold is Aspiring Olympic Weightlifter

Holley Mangold, sister of Jets’ center Nick Mangold, weighs 370 pounds and is vying to become an Olympic weightlifter. MTV is covering her story on its show True Life: I’m the Big Girl, which premieres Thursday at 11/10c. Here’s a preview clip.

(H/T GameOn)

MLB Finally Allows Its Videos to be Embedded

After years of sending out cease and desist letters to anyone who had the temerity to embed YouTube videos of Major League Baseball action, the league has finally (albeit quietly) relented and is now allowing blogs and other websites to embed some videos, though not the most recent game recaps or highlights. So Corey Patterson‘s walk-off homerun from Saturday? Totally embeddable.

Highlights of Justin Upton‘s five-hit game versus the Marlins yesterday? Yeah, you’ll have to wait a day or two for those. But hey, this represents progress, so let’s celebrate some baby steps from Bud Selig and co.

(H/T to David Pinto at Baseball Musings)

Hockey Day In Canada Headed To Prince Edward Island

Hockey Day in Canada on CBC is headed to Prince Edward Island for the first time in its 12-year history.

Ron MacLean and Don Cherry will broadcast live from Prince Edward Island on February 11, 2012, as the province will host a series of local weeklong activities and events celebrating the game leading up to the big day.

Hockey Day in Canada is an annual tradition featuring all six Canadian NHL teams in action across the country.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this celebration to the province of Prince Edward Island,” said Joel Darling, director of production for CBC Sports. “Hockey is truly a Canadian passion, shared equally among players and fans from our biggest cities to the tiniest communities, so we think it’s especially appropriate to be taking Hockey Day in Canada to the cradle of Confederation, where the entire province can share in the experience.

Milwaukee Loves it Some Green Bay Packers

The AFC Championship posted some impressive national ratings, but the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game might have done better, at least in terms of local viewership.

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the game earned a 57.0 share in overnights. Better yet, “a whopping 85 percent of the sets on at the time were tuned to the game.”

So basically, if you were watching television in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, you were watching one thing: The Pack beat up Da Bears.

Impressively, the 2007 NFC Championship game between the Packers and the New York Giants earned a 58.5 rating, although only a 78 share.

(H/t Fang’s Bites)

Eli Manning Is Just So Alone

You’ve probably seen this elsewhere, but we’re posting it because it’s the video of 2010. Poor Eli. Then again, at least he wasn’t cut on the field.

In Which the New York Post Gets Close to Spelling "MLS" Correctly

We believe you were going to MLS, guys. You know, short for Major League Soccer. (But hey, at least you’re writing about the sport.)

Getty Images Photographer Wins Shot of the Season

Mike Hewitt has a new trophy for his mantle: Barclays Shot of the Season Award for 2010. The Getty Images photog caught Darren Bent’s shot deflecting off a beach ball and into Pepe Reina’s goal.

“I remember driving up to Sunderland from my home in Brighton hoping for something dramatic – the beach ball certainly made the trip worthwhile!” he said.

Bradley Ormesher won Barclays Photographer of the Season 2010. Some of his shots are after the jump. Read more

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