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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Bankoff’

Could SB Nation Be Coming To TV?

ESPN has Grantland, which it built itself and is building out digitally. Turner Sports has Bleacher Report, which it acquired last year and has been featuring in TV segments. NBC Sports acquired Pro Football Talk, and now turned it into a TV show.

Might SB Nation be next? To be sure, it is unlikely that SB Nation, which is owned by Vox Media, would sell, but it has one of the strongest brands in sports news, and clearly there is a hankering on the part of legacy companies to get a piece of the young people that flock to the digital sports sites every day.

In an interview with TV trade newsletter Cynopsis, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff says that there is TV in the future for SB nation, and hints at what it might be.

We have given [TV] some thought and even had some discussions¬† though I haven’t shared that information with anyone yet and I should stress that we haven’t entered into any partnerships that we are ready to announce.

As you can imagine, we do get a lot of interest from networks and the TV industry. Especially since there are several new and upcoming sports networks that are looking for high-quality programming, which we have an abundance of. SB Nation can also bring them an established audience to boost ratings.

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Video: Soccer coach fired one day after hitting reporter

Danish soccer coach Ove Christensen has been fired one day after hitting a reporter who asked him whether he could stay on as coach following a 4-0 loss. Below’s the clip of Christensen belting the reporter on the arm and then trying to play it off like it was a congratulatory pat for asking good questions.

Believe it or not, the team he coached, Randers, said Christensen was not fired for hitting the reporter, but for poor team play. So if he smacked the reporter following a 4-0 win, Christensen would still be coach…

 



(Source: CBS News)

Things the New York Giants Watch

Secretariat. Really?

Call us crazy, but we really can’t see the New York Giants getting excited about watching a movie staring a horse on their cross-country flight, even if it is unusual. According to the New York Post, “although this film is currently in first-run theaters – which means normally it would not be available to be shown on a charter flight – a special request was made to Disney through actress Kate Mara.”

We’re talking about a football team comprised of grown men not some pee-wee squad on a bus trip, right? At least the G-Men will have an excuse if they come out flat against the Seattle Seahawks.