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2011 ESPYs Draw Lowest Ratings Since Mid-1990s

The 2011 ESPYs drew 1.984 million viewers on ESPN Wednesday, the least-viewed edition of their annual award show since at least 1995.

Those numbers were down 24 percent from 2010 (2.611 million) and down 14 percent from 2009 (2.3 million).

On a night when there was nothing going on in the sports world (sorry, the Triple-A All-Star Game doesn’t count), the ESPYs had no direct competition.

Well, unless you count TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland (2.0 million), and TNT’s Franklin and Bash (2.54 million), which drew more viewers Wednesday night.

[H/T Sports Media Watch]

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Kathryn Tappen Leaving NESN For NHL Network

NESN sportscaster Kathryn Tappen is leaving Boston to join the NHL Network.

According to The Boston Globe. Tappen informed her bosses at NESN last week about her decision to leave.

Tappen has worked at NESN since 2006, primarily as the network’s studio host for Boston Bruins games.

Bill White on Sportscasting: 'Those were my favorite years'

Former Major League Baseball player and Yankees sportscaster Bill White has a new memoir out, and our sister blog FishbowlNY spoke to him about his career on the field and in the press box:

White, 77, would go on to become National League president in 1989. But he keeps a special place in his heart for the WPIX broadcast booth.

“Those were my favorite years,” White jokes. “I didn’t have to hit curveballs.”

All White had to do was come to the stadium every day and work with Rizzuto. It wouldn’t seem like it, but a dream broadcast partnership was created.

“We had fun,” White recalls. “The good part [is] none of it was planned at all, it just came up.”

But their first on-air appearance didn’t go quite as memorably – at least for White.

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