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Versus to Launch New Weekly NFL Series

NFL Films and NBC Sports Group will be producing a new behind-the-scenes weekly show that looks at two NFL games. NFL Turning Point will premiere Thursday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will air on Versus. This is the first NFL program to ever air on Versus, which will be re-named the NBC Sports Network Jan. 2.

“Showcasing the sounds and images of the game, from the smallest detail to the big picture has been our strength for nearly 50 years,” said NFL Films President Steve Sabol. “We are thrilled to get an opportunity to produce that type of show with a new partner in Versus.”

“NFL Turning Point is symbolic of the high-quality, relevant programming viewers will see more of on our national, all-sports cable platform,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group. “It unites two of sports’ premier storytellers in NBC Sports and NFL Films to bring viewers a new perspective on the game.”

It’ll also serve as NBC’s own form of self-promotion, as the show will often include games featuring teams that are playing against each other during the upcoming Sunday night game on NBC.

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Clone Gets A Jim Rome Tattoo On His Calf

Growing up as a sports junkie in Los Angeles, I loved Jim Rome.

But as much as I wanted to be like the sports talk show host, I would never consider getting a tattoo of Rome on my body.

Rack this dude.

[H/T SportsGrid]

Celtics Deal with CSNNE Includes Equity Stake

The Boston Celtics are reportedly on the verge of becoming the latest team to acquire an equity stake in the television station that broadcasts their games, as Sports Business Journal is reporting the team is preparing to extend the current broadcasting rights with Comcast SportsNet New England through the 2038 season while acquiring equity that could amount to a 20 percent share of the company.

The Celtics currently earn between $15 million and $20 million per year in rights fees from CSNNE, an average that is expected to rise significantly in a new deal.

The two sides first started talking about a long-term deal a year ago. Sources said that talks heated up just before the Los Angeles Lakers blockbuster 25-year RSN deal with Time Warner Cable was announced in February. That deal averages $200 million per year. Serious negotiations between the Celtics and Comcast then ensued this spring under the shadow of the league’s labor uncertainty.

The lockout has not cooled negotiations, but a formal agreement would probably not be announced until the labor unrest has ended.

The Houston Astros and Rockets own a combined 80 percent of CSN Houston, while the San Francisco Giants hold a 30 percent stake in CSN Bay Area. In Chicago, the White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks hold a combined 70 percent stake of CSN Chicago.

Cover of SEC Football Media Guide is No. 5 Jersey

In case the No. 5 jersey on the cover of the SEC football media guide was too subtle, the cover also includes the helpful line, “Home of FIVE consecutive BCS National Champions.”

Can you name all five? I’ll give you a hint: Vanderbilt is not one of them.

Seriously, props to the SEC for a little bragging. It’s all in good fun.

Report: Trump Trying to Get Tyson for 'Apprentice'

According to Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, NBC reality game show host Donald Trump is trying to convince boxing legend Mike Tyson, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, to join the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice. Tyson as the project manager for, well, anything would be interesting to watch. Tyson has reinvented himself in recent years as a self-aware, cuddly caricature of his former menacing self, but the tinge of danger resides within, making him the focus of any scene he’s in — be it The Hangover movies or a boardroom confrontation with The Donald.

 

Video: Rick Carlisle Doesn't Know Who Jason Whitlock Is

The postgame press conferences during the NBA Finals have been just as entertaining as the action on the floor.

On the heels of the awkward Gregg Doyel/LeBron James exchange, Jason Whitlock and Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle had an interesting back-and-forth following Game 4.

Journalists are now 0-for-2 during the NBA Finals. Just ask your question and move on.

 

NBC Chicago Planning To Fill Sports Vacancy Following The Death Of Daryl Hawks

Less than a week after the sudden death of Daryl Hawks, NBC Chicago announced Tuesday they are planning on hiring a replacement.

“While we have not discussed long-term plans, it is our intention to fill the position [previously held by Hawks],” said Frank Whittaker, station manager and vice president of news. Whittaker added they haven’t started the hiring process yet.

In the meantime, Paula Faris, Mike Adamle and Peggy Kusinski have handled sports for the station.

 

ESPN Offering Facebook Fans Sneak Preview Of The Fab Five

For fans anticipating The Fab Five documentary (March 13 at 9 pm on ESPN), you can catch a sneak preview Tuesday night on ESPN’s Facebook page.

Following the extended clip, former Michigan guard Jalen Rose will host a live video chat and Q&A with fans.

The ESPN NBA analyst was outspoken this morning on First Take when discussing the documentary and Duke University.

“For me, Duke was personal,” Rose said. “I hated Duke. And I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms.”

Let’s see how long it takes before Coach Mike Krzyzewski responds to Rose and drops a “no comment.”

Stuart Scott Returns To SportsCenter

ESPN’s Stuart Scott returned to SportsCenter on Monday night for the first time since the 45-year-old anchor announced he was undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

On the same day as his return, Scott created a Twitter account. “whats good. back to work 2nite after recent surgery. gotta fight cancer again..i’ll lean on u guys..u lean on me a little..we’ll beat it,” Scott tweeted before SportsCenter.

Besides from some weight loss (Nothing the ESPN Cafeteria can’t fix), Scott appeared to be his usual self. Here’s to Scott defeating cancer once again.



Universal Sports Loses SVP of Distribution

Bo LaMotte plans to step down as senior vice president of distribution at Universal Sports. He’s been with the network since its 2006 inception.

“Being one of the original employees and creating the incredible success story at Universal Sports has been rewarding,” LaMotte said in a release announcing his departure. “It is a great team and I wish them continued success.”

LaMotte increased the distribution of Universal Sports from zero households to 63 million during his tenure.

He leaves to pursue other business opportunities. The full release is after the jump.

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