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Posts Tagged ‘HBO Sports’

Video: Jim Gray Pesters Boxing Ref Following Controversial Match

Jim Gray, co-star of The Decision and co-star of Pete Rose’s uncomfortable interview during the 1999 World Series, pestered boxing referee Russell Mora after this weekend’s controversial match between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko, which Mares won by decision. Mares got away with a series of low blows, and though Mora warned Mares, he never docked him a point. Gray took issue with that, and asked Mora if Mares would have won the match without his help. Not surprisingly, Mora did not appreciate the question. Nor did he appreciate Gray’s assessment (shared by others) that this might have been one of the worst officiated matches in memory.

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BTN Rolling Out BTN2Go In Time For Football Season

BTN (the Big Ten Network) is launching a new multi-platform extension called BTN2Go.

The new feature will include a live feed of all BTN linear network programming, beginning with the start of the 2011 college football season, BTN president Mark Silverman announced Wednesday.

“We’re tremendously excited to launch BTN2Go because, as mobile technology has advanced, this is something fans are asking for,” Silverman said. “Big Ten fans are frequently on the go, and would like to watch BTN while away from home. BTN2Go gives fans that option at no additional cost to them.” Read more

Audio: Minor League Announcer Quits On Air

Qumar Zaman is my new hero.

The Lake County Fielders play-by-play announcer quit on air because the front office owed him money.

This is the same Lake County Fielders that had their manager quit via email because he wasn’t getting paid.

Rich Ehrenreich is the majority owner and actor Kevin Costner owns a small portion of the minor league baseball team that’s based in Zion, Ill.

Rule #1 in life is you don’t mess with people’s money.

[H/T Awful Announcing]

Video: New ESPN Hire Lindsay Czarniak Bids Emotional Farewell to D.C.

Lindsay Czarniak of WRC-Channel 4 in Washington, D.C., is moving to Bristol to work for ESPN, and she bade an emotional farewell to the city and sports teams during a segment that includes warm wishes from Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman and former Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell.

(H/T to Dan Steinberg at WaPo)

Atlanta Falcons Show Interest In HBO's Hard Knocks

There’s at least one team showing publicly showing interest in HBO’s Hard Knocks.

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Friday that he did not rule out the team being featured this summer during training camp.

“I truly believe that an organization has to be in the right spot to jump into something like Hard Knocks,” Dimitroff said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think it sheds a lot of light on our league. This is a league of entertainment. There are some traditionalists that struggle with it, but they have to work against the grain a little bit and see that this is about entertainment. Hard Knocks is a good show for the fan base.” Read more

Kansas City Royals Blogger Takes One For The Team

Kansas City Star blogger Lee Judge took infielder Wilson Betemit to task last month for failing to get hit by a 81-mph slider with the bases loaded in a tie game.

Instead of just mouthing off about Betemit not getting hit by the pitch, Judge decided to step in the box to see what an 81-mph slider feels like.

Lee, you’re awesome.

 

 

I'm Guessing Colin Cowherd Won't Be Working The WNBA Draft When It Comes To Bristol

*Insert Colin Cowherd insult here.*