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Sportsman Channel Recruits Senior Vice President/Creative Director

The Sportsman Channel – All Fishing. All Hunting. All the time. – taps Michael Magnotta as its new senior vice president/creative director. He departs Versus, following his former boss Gavin Harvey who is Sportsman’s CEO.

Harvey had some nice things to say about his once and future charge:

“Michael brings tremendous experience, insight and creativity to Sportsman. He is one of cable TV’s most accomplished creative executives, winning dozens of industry awards for outstanding work ranging from tune — in promos to show opens to network rebrands. Michael was an invaluable leader during the extensive and complex process of repositioning, renaming, and rebranding Outdoor Life Network (OLN) to VERSUS. He will make a powerful contribution to our position as the category leader.”

Before jumping into the sports world, Magnotta served as the creative director at Bravo and the Independent Film Channel.

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Minor Change To Week 13 NFL Schedule

The NFL announced only one change to their Week 13 schedule, moving the Atlanta-Tampa Bay game from 1:00 PM ET to 4:15 PM ET.

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.

Bill Simmons Inadvertently Breaks Moss-Vikings Deal

Rule #1 of Twitter is learn how to direct message correctly.

ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons inadvertently sent out a tweet Tuesday evening that said, “Moss vikings,” which started a firestorm of rumors regarding the future of New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss.

“Sorry that last tweet was supposed to be a DM,” Simmons said shortly after. “Rumors swirling about a Pats-Minny trade for Randy Moss.”

Those rumors were confirmed by Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com, who reported the Patriots were close to a deal that would send Moss to the Minnesota Vikings. The deal was contingent on Moss working out a new deal with the Vikings.

“As far as DM accidents go, that was a 3 on the Ray Allen Scale,” tweeted Simmons. “Sorry. Hate passing along rumors, that’s why I was DM-ing for info.”

No need to apologize for accidentally breaking news, Bill.

Peter King Asks ESPN Columnist for Help

Peter King‘s Monday Morning Quarterback column is the reason we always start the week 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule. It’s a must-read, filled with nuggets that only King – one of the best sourced (and most liked) men in the business – can deliver.

This week’s column is no exception. King tackles the Michael Vick-Donovan McNabb battle with intelligence and aplomb, offers some tidbits on LaDainian Tomlinson‘s off-season training regiemn, and gives Roddy White deserved props. Then, however, things get a bit weird. Read more