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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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Sunday Night Football producer joins Derby coverage

This Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is often referred to as the Super Bowl of horse racing, so it stands to reason that a producer of football’s biggest game feels comfortable tackling the biggest equine race on the planet. Fred Gaudelli, who produces Sunday Night Football on NBC — and who has produced the Super Bowl in the past and will in 2012, as well – will lead Derby coverage for the first time this week.

“It’s very close to producing a Super Bowl because it’s a huge sporting spectacle with all the elements that surround it, and then the game starts,” Gaudelli told the Thoroughbred Times. “The Derby is the same thing with all the spectacle; just like the Super Bowl we have all these elements and story to tell that make it the event it is.”

The most exciting two minutes in sports? You betcha.

NYT Editor: "We Let Down Readers" Regarding Rhoden Jets/Pats Article

Remember that whole “William Rhoden publishes the wrong column” debacle? The Columbia Journalism Review breaks down the entire ordeal nicely, giving credit to The New York Times sports editor Tom Jolly for admitting “We let down readers” and “Simply put, we goofed.”

But the article goes further than that and writer Lauren Kirchner‘s take is a smart one: The Times‘ revisionist history opens up a slippery slope, and it’s important they recognize that fact. But, this isn’t the end of journalism as we know it. Rhoden’s mistake wasn’t changing his opinion; it was altering what he wrote without explaining his thought process. Read more