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Posts Tagged ‘Dan Steinberg’

Blog Publishes Longhorn Network ESPN Contract

The Midnight Yell submitted an Open Records Request in July to acquire the television contract between ESPN and the University of Texas that outlines the content requirements and revenue sharing of the Longhorn Network. It recently received a redacted version of the contract, and helpfully outlined the most interesting and pertinent aspects to the deal. They include:

* The network has to show one live football game per year (This year it will be the first home game of the year against Rice) but both Texas and ESPN have a “mutual desire” to show no less than two live football games a year going forward.

* Texas can’t contribute to any future Big 12 channel.

* And the real kicker, which we reported earlier but without the specific language:. Texas can fire any ESPN commentator on the Longhorn Network who says anything negative about the program. Journalistic integrity, exit stage left.

 

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Video: ESPN's Bob Ley Reciting Jay-Z's 'Blow the Whistle'

Who would have suspected that ESPN’s Bob Ley was a spoken word superstar just waiting for the right vehicle to unleash his hidden talent? The inspiration he needed was apparently Jay-Z‘s ‘Blow the Whistle,’ which Ley recites with the appropriate tenor of streetwise diss during an Outside the Lines segment today, helpfully providing some background on DeShawn Stevenson‘s war of words with LeBron James. I feel confident in saying it’ll be the most enjoyable thing you’ll hear all day.

(H/T to Awful Announcing)

Video: WWE's Tribute To Randy "Macho Man" Savage

Despite a nasty divorce from the company, World Wrestling Entertainment honored Randy “Macho Man” Savage with a video tribute during WWE Raw.

Also, Bill Simmons penned an excellent tribute to the late WWE wrestler that I suggest you check out.

NBC Chicago Sports Anchor Found Dead At 38

NBC Chicago sports anchor Daryl Hawks was found dead Thursday morning in Atlanta.

Hotel employees discovered the 38-year-old in his room at approximately 9:30 a.m. after he missed a wake-up call. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Hawks was in Atlanta to cover Game 6 of the Bulls vs. Hawks series.

“We are all stunned right now. Daryl was a great member of our sports team, and was so excited about covering the Bulls during this playoff run,” said Frank Whittaker, NBC Chicago station manager and vice president of news. Read more

“I Can be Fair and Balanced on Every Topic in the World, I Think, Except the Redskins”

henneberg_7-30.JPGThe Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog profiles FNC correspondent and Washington Redskins fanatic Molly Henneberg.

Henneberg, who is, “something of a nut for the Redskins,” writes editor Dan Steinberg, says, “I can be fair and balanced on every topic in the world, I think, except the Redskins.”

Henneberg describes an upcoming conflict for her — Sen. John McCain‘s speech at the RNC Convention happens the same time the Redskins’ season begins against the New York Giants. “I’ve got to be able to see it. This is going to be difficult, Dan. This has been the subject of much discussion,” she jokes.

She also discusses the D.C. bureau “posse” of Redskins fans. “We’ve got a Redskins e-mail group whenever there’s news,” says Henneberg. “Brit Hume is a huge Redskins fan and so is Chris Wallace, and whenever we’re in the hallway we have to discuss the latest news, or the games.”

(image courtesy of D.C. Sports Bog)