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Chad Ochocinco Leads All NFL Players On Klout

Klout, the social media analytics company that determines if you’re cool or not in cyberspace, has released their list of the Top 10 NFL Players with Klout.

No surprise that Chad Ochocinco tops this list. He’s been known more for his Twitter antics than his play on the field the last couple of seasons.

The real shocker? Braylon Edwards.

For the record, my Klout score as of this post clocks in at 59.

 

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ESPN, West Coast Confernce Sign 8-Year Deal

ESPN and the West Coast Conference agreed to a eight-year rights agreement extension for men’s and women’s basktball coverage and Olympic sports content across multiple platforms.

As part of the deal, which runs through the 2018-19 academic year, the WCC will receive a minimum of 48 men’s basketball appearances, including conference games and home non-conference games on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. Over the past three seasons, ESPN has televised an average of 38 WCC men’s basketball appearances. Read more

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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German soccer coach resigns after death threats from fans

College football fans take their teams seriously, what with poisoning iconic trees on a rival team’s campus and general stupidity on the majority of Internet message boards, and yet it’s tough to imagine Nick Saban resigning as coach of the University of Alabama because of death threats from fans. But that’s what happened to Frank Schaefer, soccer coach of Cologne of the Bundesliga in Germany, who called it a day with three games left in the season after spectators – worried that losses might relegate the team to a lower division – left this charming sign in Cologne’s practice area on Monday: “If you go down we’ll kill you.”

Yeah, those Europeans take their soccer a wee bit seriously. But hey, they don’t have capital punishment over there, so they’re obviously more civilized than us…

(Source: UPI)