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Jim Bell on Savannah Guthrie, Olympic Ratings, and Tape Delays

SiriusXM host Chris Russo spoke with “Today” show EP Jim Bell, who is also executive producer for NBC’s coverage of the London Olympics. Russo and Bell talked about both “Today’s” recent changes and the blockbuster ratings so far for NBC’s coverage of the London games.

Russo: “Have you been happy with Savannah Guthrie so far?”

Bell: “I love Savannah Guthrie. We’ve been thrilled with Savannah Guthrie. She’s an amazing talent, a lawyer. She’s got a big personality. She’s smart. I think the thing about the Today show is, you know, it really is, it’s the smart show, it’s the show really where people want to know the news and focus on what’s going on in the world, but also from people that they know, like and trust. And she certainly has been everything we’d hoped for.”

Russo: “In your wildest dreams did you think [the Olympic ratings would] be this good?”

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NCAA.com To Debut College Football Preview Show

Vince Cellini and Dave Archer will host a new college football show on NCAA.com starting this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The debut 30-minute show will focus on the top storylines for the upcoming 2011 college football season across the Football Bowl Subdivision, the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II and Division III.

During the college football season, NCAA.com will broadcast a weekly preview show focused on upcoming matchups and feature exclusive interviews with coaches and players.

 

 


Soccer Writer Names Twins After Diego Maradona

Argentinian sportswriter Walter Rotundo named his new twin girls Mara and Dona, after one of the greatest soccer players of all-time, Diego Maradona.

You would think Rotundo, who covered Argentinos Juniors for the blog Pasión Paternal, would know not to name his kids after the guy who nearly died from his addiction to cocaine.

I know how important 1986 is to the country of Argentina, but last I checked, it had been 25 years now.

My apologies to the kids for any drug or alcohol addictions they pick up as a result of their names.

[H/T Deadspin]

Heat Are Champions In Eyes Of The Miami Herald

If Chris Bosh balling like a girl and LeBron James‘ postgame comments wasn’t enough fuel for the Miami haters, this should do the trick.

The Miami Herald ran the following Macy’s ad in Monday’s paper, congratulating Miami on winning the NBA championship.

Oops.

Regardless of last night’s outcome, there was no way the Heat could have clinched the series before Tuesday. Needless to say, someone at the Herald is in trouble today.

[H/T Fishbowl NY]

 

Nearly Two Million Apply for Tix to See 100m Run at 2012 Games

Approximately 40,000 tickets will be made available for the 100-meter final of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, so organizers will have a difficult time meeting the demand of 1.82 million prospective spectators who have reportedly requested 20 million tickets to see if Usain Bolt can improve on his world record time of 9.69 seconds, set at the 2008 Games.

(Source: BBC News)

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

Jerry Jones Falls 766 Fans Short Of Super Bowl Record

Jerry Jones attempt to set a Super Bowl attendance record Sunday night came up just short, capping off a tumultuous week in North Texas.

A total of 103,219 fans were at Cowboys Stadium to watch the Green Bay Packers capture Super Bowl XLV, falling short of the record by 766.

The Super Bowl attendance record was set at Super Bowl XIV when 103,985 fans packed the Rose Bowl to see Pittsburgh and the Los Angeles Rams. Read more

NFL Broadcast Teams For Week 3

Another week, another home town unable to hear Gus Johnson.

The Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh game will be blacked out within within a 75-mile radius of Raymond James Stadium as the Bucs were unable to sell out their entire batch of non-premium seating.

Last week’s home opener for the San Diego Chargers, which Johnson called, was blacked out in Southern California.

Normally a team will ask for an extension from the league to sell the remainder of the tickets.

Tampa Bay didn’t even bother.

This is the second home game this season that has been blacked out for the surprising 2-0 Buccaneers.

Below are the broadcast teams for Week 3 of, “Where in The World is Gus Johnson?”

Dallas @ Houston: Joe Buck & Troy Aikman (FOX)

Detroit @ Minnesota: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & Tony Siragusa (FOX) Read more