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Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, ESPN at War Over Johnny Manziel Scoop

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is among the most polarizing athletes in America and his popularity is even causing a stir between sports newsers. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, who is widely regarded as one of the most credible reporters on all-things NFL, claims that ESPN is stealing his work and the drama is unfolding on Twitter.  The whole thing is reminiscent of the Charlie Gasparino vs. Ron Insana Twitter beef from last month, but not quite as personal.

Despite being a celebrity, Manziel was simply a backup as recently as last week. Incumbent starter Brian Hoyer’s recent struggles caused plenty of speculation that Johnny Football would be taking over. Glazer’s tweeted confirmation that a change has been made and he was even on live TV when it all went down.

ESPN picked up on the news and didn’t immediately credit Glazer. ESPN eventually gave Fox Sports partial credit on Twitter, but declined to mention Glazer by name. Read more

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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.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night Football Still Unstoppable

Sunday night’s tilt between the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears was a brutally terrible football game, but that didn’t stop America from watching Sunday Night Football in record numbers. An average of almost 21 million people saw the Giants 17-3 victory, the most for an October primetime game since 22.0 million checked out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle the Minnesota Vikings in 2000.

Viewership for the first four weeks of the season is up 10 percent from last season and 29 percent from 2008. Ratings should continue to be high. Next week’s Philadelphia Eagles versus the San Francisco 49ers features two large markets and one excellent storyline (the return of Michael Vick), while the three following matches are marquee ones (Indianapolis Colts v. Washington Redskins; Vikings v. Green Bay Packers; Pittsburgh Steelers v. New Orleans Saints). Dick Ebersol will continue printing money.

Facts and figures after the jump. Read more