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Posts Tagged ‘Gregg Doyel’

Replacement Refs on Tap for ‘Reliable Sources’

Tomorrow on “Reliable Sources” Howard Kurtz tackles this week’s coverage of the NFL officiating story. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports is his guest. On Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, husband of former Fox News anchor Jane Skinner, sent a note to the millions of NFL fans apologizing for the now-resolved labor strife.

I believe in accountability, not excuses. And I regret we were not able to secure an agreement sooner in the process and avoid the unfortunate distractions to the game. You deserve better.

As a lifelong fan, this wasn’t an easy process for anyone involved. I particularly want to commend the replacement officials for taking on an unenviable task and doing it with focus and dedication in the most adverse of circumstances.

See Goodell’s full note after the jump. In the meantime, here’s how “Saturday Night Live’s” Thursday edition took on the issue:

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Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

MLB Fans Asked to Vote for Hall of Fame Broadcaster

Do you think Joe Morgan, Joe Buck or Tim McCarver are Hall of Fame-level broadcasters? If so, be sure to vote in the 9th annual Ford C. Frick Award contest, which will help winnow a field of 75 broadcasters down to one new member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Starting tomorrow and running through Sept. 30, fans can vote for their favorite broadcaster on the Hall of Fame’s Facebook page. The top three fan selections will be among the final 10 candidates for this year’s Frick Award, which will be selected by a 20-member board including last year’s winner Dave Van Horne, who currently broadcasts Marlins games, and the other living Frick Award recipients.

The 75 candidates include a pair of broadcasters from each Major League city, as well as numerous at-large candidates. Here is the full field:

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30 For 30 To Receive NABJ's Best Practices Award

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will present ESPN’s 30 for 30 series with the organization’s Best Practices Award at their 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Philadelphia on Aug. 6.

“30 for 30 is indicative of the excellent contributions made by a brilliant and diverse team working behind the scenes,” said NABJ President Kathy Y. Times “The NABJ board congratulates executive producers John Dahl, Connor Schell, NABJ member Keith Clinkscales and the ESPN team for including talented black filmmakers who hit an amazing home run.”

Previous honorees of NABJ’s Best Practices Award include NBC Universal and TV One.

 

 

 

 

Preview of Sculpture of Mariners Broadcaster Niehaus

MLB.com has a cool story (with video that can’t yet be embedded, this being MLB) that discusses the ongoing work of sculptor Lou Cella as he completes a rendering of beloved longtime Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, who died Nov. 10. Cella is halfway finished with a clay foundation which will then be cast in bronze. The Mariners plan to install the sculpture in the outfield concourse at Safeco Field sometime in September.

The piece has Niehaus sitting at a broadcast desk with his scorebook opened to the game of Oct. 8, 1995. You might recall that as “The Double” game by Edgar Martinez. Cella used Niehaus’ actual scorebook and the engraving is a clear reproduction of his actual notes and scoring from that memorable day.

Fans will be able to sit next to Niehaus on the bench on the sculpture, as the Mariners want it to be an interactive piece given Niehaus’ open relationship with fans around the Pacific Northwest.

 

Video: Jon Stewart Tells Tebow He Sounds Like An 'A**Hole'

Tim Tebow is making the media rounds to promote his new autobiography Through My Eyes, and last night he spoke with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Stewart asked Tebow how old he is, and when the Denver quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida replied, “23,” Stewart said, “A lot of people might say you want to wait until you’re 24 to write an autobiography.” After listening to Tebow discuss how he how financially supports an orphanage of 600 children in the Philippines, Stewart told Tebow, “You sound like a real a**hole.”

Of course he was kidding. Stewart and Tebow go on to discuss the scandal that has enveloped Ohio State football, where players have been accused of exchanging team memorabilia for tattoos, cars and other favors.

(H/T to Sportsgrid)

Ochocinco Hosts Raw, More Interested In Jets-Ravens

Fresh off his 12 catches for 159 yards against the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco spent his off day as guest star of WWE’s Raw on Monday night.

Ochocinco got a warm welcome from the Cincinnati crowd as he entered the ring to cut the opening promo until the WWE’s United State Champion, “The Miz,” interrupted the festivities.

The former Real World: Chicago reality star (Mike Mizanin) and Ohio native insulted Ochocinco and Bengals fans, referring to them as the “Bungles” following their 38-24 Week 1 loss.

After “The Miz” told Ochocinco his number 85 represents the number of dropped passes he would have this season, Chad got a chance to use his signature phrase, “Child, please.”

Ochocinco ended the opening segment by selecting an opponent for ‘The Miz,” rival Daniel Bryan. Read more