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Bob Costas Isn’t a Fan of Derek Jeter’s Website

RobinTeamBCMediabistroTV caught up with several TVNewsers at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame awards last night. Megyn Kelly and Bob Costas co-hosted the event, which included Robin Roberts (at left with her “Good Morning America” family) among the inductees.

On the red carpet, we got interviews with Costas and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre who have differing opinions about Derek Jeter‘s new sports site called The Players’ Tribune.

“If that’s going to be the only way that the public ever hears from public figures, in this case ballplayers, then I think in the long run, it’s not a good thing,” Costas tells us. WATCH:

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ESPN's Revamped Social Networking Policy

ESPN personalities (that means everyone except Chris Berman) will have to think twice before sending out that next tweet.

The network rolled out their revamped policy when it comes to social media. Some highlights:

• Think before your tweet. Understand that at all times you are representing ESPN, and Twitter (as with other social sites) offers the equivalent of a live microphone. Simple rule: If you wouldn’t say it on the air or write it in a column, don’t post it on any social network. Read more

Versus Rebrand Is On The Horizon

NBC programming president Jon Miller told Pete Dougherty of the Times Union the new name of the Versus network will be revealed “within the next couple of weeks,” but won’t go into effect until 2012:

“We’ll have regular NHL,” Miller said of NBC’s cable entity. “We’ll have some other stuff that we’re going to be announcing. We have some fun programming in the works that’s going to make it an exciting place for people to go look. We’re not going to be ESPN. We’ve never claimed to be ESPN, but I think we’ll be an attractive alternative.”

I’m glad Miller is on the record as saying he doesn’t want the network to be ESPN. Just ask Fox Sports how that worked out for them.

 

 

NBA Players, Executives Mingle At Chris Bosh's Wedding

Chris Bosh tied the knot this past weekend at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Normally, a NBA player getting married wouldn’t be huge news. But the guest list included current players and NBA executives, a no-no as part of the NBA lockout.

The league signed off on both sides interacting at Bosh’s wedding, but it still created an awkward situation, according to the NY Post:

“But while Heat stars James, Wade — recovering from Lasik eye surgery and sporting shades, both pictured below with Bosh — and Juwan Howard were seated in an area separate from the suits’, they later mingled on the dance floor with team GM Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, vice president Nick Arison, the son of Heat owner Micky Arison and former Heat all-star Alonzo Mourning, who now works in player relations. They got special permission from the league to attend the glitzy bash together. Read more

NBA Lays Off 114 Employees

The NBA eliminated 114 positions this week, according to The New York Times.

A league spokesman wouldn’t confirm the layoffs were connected directly to the NBA lockout, which started two weeks ago.

“The layoffs are not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue – that is, the league’s expenses far outpace our revenues,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told The New York Times.

Most of the positions eliminated were from the New York and New Jersey offices and employees got word Wednesday and Thursday. The NBA was looking to cut their expenses by $50 million.

All told, 11 percent of the workforce was eliminated. According to Bass, the NBA doesn’t plan on re-hiring the employees once the lockout is over.

 

 

 

Video: Red Sox Announcers Flummoxed When Fan Grabs Woman's Chest

Red Sox announcers Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo had no sooner commented on the two happy couples enjoying a mom-and-apple pie moment at the ballpark when one of the men got a little handsy with one of his female friends. The video is NSFW-ish. Remy and Orsillo’s reactions are priceless.

(H/T to Sportsgrid)

NBA Teams Subject to $1M Fine for Re-Tweeting Locked Out Players

On the off off off chance that Gilbert Arenas says anything enlightening on Twitter during the NBA lockout, Orlando Magic officials would be unwise to retweet any of Agent Zero’s pioneering insights, lest they be fined $1 million by the league and subject themselves to the loss of draft picks. Yup, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN, teams are going to get walloped if they mention players in a tweet or re-tweet anything by them during the work stoppage. And yup, that makes little to no sense.

 

2018 Winter Olympics Host to be Named Wednesday

On Wednesday the International Olympic Committee will announce the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics, with Pyeongchang, South Korea, Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France, considered the frontrunners.

Rob Livingstone of GamesBids.com, a website for Olympics news, says the competition, primarily between Munich and Pyeongchang, will come down to the wire. “Pyeongchang is hugging the rail, ahead by a nose,” he wrote in his blog last week. “Munich is approaching from the outside, gaining ground.”

Pyeongchang bid unsuccessfully for the 2010 and 2014 Games. As part of the current bid, South Korea created a $1.6 billion Olympic village that was inspired by the look of Aspen, Colorado. To date Japan is the only Asian country to host the Winter Games.

Wolff and Durham Given Curt Gowdy Media Awards

Alexander Wolff of Sports Illustrated, who has covered professional and college basketball since the early 1980s, and Jim Durham, the former voice of the Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls, are the 2011 recipients of the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Sports Illustrated is reporting.

The award is named in honor of the late sports broadcaster and former president of the Hall of Fame board, and is given to both print and electronic media members.

“In his decades of covering college basketball for SI, the depth and breadth of Alex Wolff’s work has been inimitable,” said editor of Time Inc.’s Sports Group, Terry McDonell. “He has written with a lyrical and literary grace in stories on Final Fours and NCAA tournaments, in profiles of the game’s most influential figures, in investigative pieces that protected the very integrity of the game while the vision of his work pushed basketball to become truly international. There is no journalist who better embodies what Curt Gowdy meant to the game.” 

Durham’s most memorable call might be of Michael Jordan’s shot over Craig Ehlo of the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the first round of the 1989 NBA playoffs, among several sports replays that send Cleveland fans to the knife drawer.

Wolff and Durham will be honored during the Hall’s enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 11 in Springfield, Mass.

Report: Goodman leaving Fox to join CBS college hoops team

Citing an unnamed source, The Big Lead reports that noted college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman is planning to leave his spot as lead basketball writer at Fox Sports and join rival CBS Sports. Goodman would not address the rumor, saying only, “I’m under contract at Fox Sports and I love it here.”

The Big Lead notes, “At CBS, Goodman would team with the other college basketball writer who breaks the majority of transfers/hires/fires/news, Gary Parrish. They would form a stronger news-breaking tandem than the (Pat) Forde/(Andy) Katz/(Dana) O’Neil triumvirate at ESPN. I imagine the lure of potential TV-time at CBS is probably an attractive one for Goodman.”

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