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Video: Washington Sports Anchor Gives Motivational Speech to Interns

Michael Jenkins is a sports anchor at Comcast SportsNet Washington, and here he delivers a hilarious motivational speech to interns. Among the things a successful anchor needs? “Heart, determinaton, and god-given good looks,” which Jenkins says he doesn’t see among any of the interns. Except for one female intern, who gets Jenkins’ phone number, as well as the advice to call him.

(H/T to Dan Steinberg at WaPo)

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Curt Schilling: 'There hasn't been a team in the last 20 years that's won clean'

ESPN baseball commentator Curt Schilling, who plied his trade at the height of the so-called Steroids Era, told a Philadelphia radio station on Wednesday that offense is down around Major League Baseball because performance-enhancing drugs have been all but eradicated from the game.

“There’s a lot of good young pitchers in the game right now, but far fewer players are cheating,” Schilling said. “One of the bigger reasons they all did (steroids) was it allowed them to be April fresh in September and that helped you hit home runs. Anybody who ever says performance-enhancing drugs didn’t help players produce offensive numbers is full of crap.”

Schilling says he suspected some teammates on the 1993 Phillies were taking PEDs, but he says he never saw them using drugs or talking about them.

“It wasn’t something you would walk up to someone to talk about or ask them. You had your ideas. When guys showed up with 25 extra pounds on them after three months after you had seen them during the winter, you had an idea.”

Even though testing and the threat of stiff penalties have drastically curbed the use of PEDs, Schilling said cheaters remain.

“There isn’t a team in the last 20 years that has won clean,” he said.

Beat Writers Are Already Giving Up On New York Mets

How bad are things over in Flushing?

New York Daily News reporter Andy Martino wrote this lede for Tuesday’s Mets-Astros game:

“Blah blah blah blah rain blah blah blah Niese blah blah Astros blah blah Mets got spanked. Blah blah, 6-1. We really don’t know what else to tell you about this one. But we will try:”

Only 145 games to go.

[H/T SportsGrid]

Yes We Can No You Can’t…Wear an Obama T-Shirt on Today

Joey Chestnut is not just a champion hot dog eater, apparently he’s also a Barack Obama supporter. Saturday on the Today show, Chestnut was shown during a tease wearing an “Obama/Chestnut 2008 shirt.” When the interview took place nine minutes later, he had put on a blue Today show shirt over the Obama T. Is NBC being extra sensitive to any perceived Obama bias?



Earlier Saturday morning, Chestnut (and runner-up Takeru Kobayashi) appeared on Good Morning America. See what he wore during the GMA interview, after the jump…

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