“What Bilas and his kind don’t understand – - or don’t want to admit – - is that college basketball is no longer the top-flight sport it was even 10 years ago. It may still provide some thrilling moments in March, but the overall quality of play has dropped considerably. A variety of reasons can be cited, including the yearly exodus of top underclassmen to the NBA, a continued decaying of fundamentals at the high school level (thanks, AAU ball!) that forces coaches to use strategies that feature athleticism, rather than skill, and a moving away from team-first attitudes among better players aching to be playing professionally. Read more
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber has lined up a side gig as an in-studio NFL analyst… for The Onion‘s upcoming Comedy Central series “The Onion Sportsdome”
Barber will serve as an “OSN analyst” for the series when it debuts January 11. Suffice it to say his appearances have been pre-taped.
In a clip released by Comedy Central, Barber talks to OSN anchor “Mark Shepard” about the surprising revelation that former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison went his entire career without realizing he was playing an organized sport:
(H/T Sports Media Watch)
The league decided to stick with Pittsburgh and Baltimore as the Sunday Night Football game for Dec. 5.
Looking ahead, the first time we might see flex scheduling coming into play is Week 14 when Philadelphia travels to Dallas.
The Cowboys always draw great ratings but Kansas City-San Diego could decide who has a leg up to win the AFC West.
Especially after his now infamous three-hour rant against his former employer, The Kansas City Star.
But the FoxSports.com columnist was featured in the paper on Sunday, which has to be a sign of the apocalypse.
For sports media junkies, the profile touches on all the things you have come to known over the years about Whitlock – - from his days playing football at Ball State University to his short lived stops at ESPN and AOL.
The highlight of the profile though was this gem of a line from columnist Dan LeBatard of The Miami Herald:
“I try not to burn bridges, but he napalms them. He’s fundamentally unafraid.”
If that doesn’t sum up Whitlock, I don’t know what does.
CNBC’s Mark Hoffman knows TV. He also know a lot of people. He’s combining his knowledge of both for a video for his son’s bar mitzvah later this month.
“Mark wanted to hire the best,” CNBC spokesman Brian Steel tells the Post. “It was long ago company-approved, and he will be paying for it out of his own pocket.”