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Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis 500’

ESPN 980 Replaces Feinstein with Darren Rovell

CNBC sports reporter Darren Rovell is moving in to fill the spot vacated by Washington sports fixture John Feinstein as a weekly contributor to ESPN 980′s Sports Reporters. Rovell’s work focuses primarily on the business aspects of sports, and 980′s director of programming Chuck Sapienza said youth played a factor in the hire.

“While Feinstein can be entertaining at times, our research showed our audience was interested in a younger guest that could offer more substance and information,” Sapienza told Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “Darren is a perfect fit for the Sports Reporters and its audience.”

In cased you missed that, Sapienza is basically accusing Feinstein of being boring, old and lacking in substance.

Feinstein is perhaps best known as the author of A Season on the Brink, when he followed Bobby Knight‘s 1985-86 Indiana basketball team for a season.

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Tiki Barber Compares Himself To Holocaust Victim Anne Frank

Tiki Barber, who retired the season before the New York Giants broke through and won a Super Bowl without him, has been living a charmed life since his retirement. If by charmed you mean losing his television job with NBC, attracting the vitriol of legions by jilting his pregnant wife for a much younger woman, and announcing that he’s going to return to the NFL after four years off and having no one particularly care. Barber, who seems to always be burnishing his public image, has done it again by telling Sports Illustrated in an article published in this week’s issue that after moving with girlfriend Traci Johnson into the house of his agent, Mark Lepsiter, the couple were hiding out in his attic.

“Lep’s Jewish,” says Barber in the article, “and it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing.” 

Oh, boy. So Barber is comparing the isolation he felt while hiding from the media to a young Jewish girl who unsuccessfully tried to hide from the Nazis and died in the Holocaust. And here I was holding out hope for Tiki’s political career.