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The Afternoon Ticker: Rome Burns, AAJA Convenes, Rubin Births

  • “Rome” the new weekday show hosted by Jim Rome debuts Tuesday at 6pmET on the CBS Sports Network. “Rome” will feature news and opinion on the day’s big sports stories with rants and debates that he’s known for.
  • FishbowlNY reports the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has announced its 2013 convention will be held in New York. The last time the AAJA held its national convention in NYC was in 2000.
  • CNN Express bus producer Josh Rubin and his wife Jennifer, a former “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” producer, gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday. Miles Solomon Rubin can’t wait to climb aboard the Express, we hear.


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Jim Rome Joins CBS Sports, Will He Contribute to CBS News Too?

This morning CBS Sports confirmed that longtime ESPN host Jim Rome would be joining CBS, as a contributor to CBS Sports programming, the CBS Sports Networks and Showtime Sports. Rome will host an eponymous weekday program on CBS Sports Network, as well as a “Real Sports”-esque program on Showtime.

Given the wide-ranging deal, and his high-profile in the sports world, it is also reasonable to think that Rome could end up on CBS News programming, say on “CBS This Morning,” the just-launched morning news program. Sports is a huge news topic, and neither ABC nor NBC have someone with Rome’s background to discuss it (though ABC’s Josh Elliott and Robin Roberts come close, given their “SportsCenter” history).

For CBS, the hire gives CBS Sports Network and Showtime a high-profile host to build their brands, while Rome gets to contribute to some of the most-watched TV programming out there with NFL, U.S. Open and NCAA coverage.

More information after the jump.

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Here's the Movie Poster for Moneyball

A lone man in street clothes stands in center field at a sun-splashed, idyllic ball park, with hands in his pockets, staring back towards home plate. The man is Brad Pitt, and he’s apparently conveying the spirit of Moneyball, a book that’s long on statistics and short on the short of Field of Dreams ambience this movie poster is trying to sell. Can’t really blame the producers, though; Brad Pitt poring over on-base percentages probably wouldn’t bring in as many casual baseball fans.

The movie, which co-stars Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman, comes out this fall. Its tagline? “What are you really worth.”

(H/T to Rob Neyer at SB Nation)

Forbes: Yankees, Red Sox Most Valuable Baseball Teams, Mets Value Down -13%

Forbes released its annual list of Major League Baseball team valuations.

As usual, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox top the list, valued at $1.7 billion and $912 million, respectively.

Of the top 10 most valuable teams, all were worth more than last year, with one exception: The New York Mets. Plagued by financial issues, the Mets were valued at $747 million, down -13% from 2010.

The average value for an MLB team was up +7% to $523 million, while new ballparks and regional sports nets boosted revenue by +4% to $6.1 billion for the 30 teams.

More information from Forbes, here.

Rick Pitino Working As Guest Analyst This Weekend For CBS/Turner Sports

With the University of Louisville out of the NCAA Tournament, head coach Rick Pitino will join the CBS Sports and Turner Sports crew as a guest analyst this weekend.

Pitino will be in the New York studio on Saturday and Sunday and joins analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony and Kenny Smith along with hosts Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson.

I’m crossing my fingers that he breaks out the white suit on Sunday.

A Moment of Levity From Your SportsNewser Crew

Joe Namath Joins Sirius XM Radio

In what can only be one of the most exciting moments for the guys at Kissing Suzy Kolber, Joe Namath will join Sirius XM, where he’ll host a weekly show called The Broadway Blitz with Joe Namath. It will debut Friday, September 17 at 2 p.m.

Namath is excited.

“It’s a real thrill for me to be joining SIRIUS NFL Radio and talking about the game I love with fans all over this country. I’ve been involved with football a long time and I still get excited about every season like I did when I was lacing up my cleats as a kid in Pennsylvania. I’ve got a lot of wisdom from my time in the NFL and a lot of thoughts about today’s players and teams. It’ll be fun to share them with our listeners and I look forward to hearing what they think as well.”

“Broadway Joe” does possess a wealth of football knowledge and co-host Adam Schein (Fox Sports, SNY) boasts broadcast experience. The show should be informative and entertaining. And there’s always the possibility Namath will go off the reservation. Read more