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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Costner’

Ross Greenburg Leaves HBO After 33 Years

HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg decided not to renew his contract and is leaving the network after 33 years.

“We believe that Ross’ track record speaks for itself,” said HBO co-president Richard Plepler and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a co-statement. “He has helped redefine the sports programming genre and set an extraordinary standard of excellence in the industry. We will miss his leadership, vision, creativity and passion for sports television. Ross Greenburg is exiting his post as president of HBO Sports.” Read more

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NFL.com Analyst Suggests Another Brett Favre Comeback

You know it’s officially summer when the Brett Favre rumors begin.

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt said in a chat Tuesday that the 41-year-old quarterback could be interested in returning … again.

“I do think Favre would be interested in talking to a team about returning. But I don’t see a team out there right now that would bring him back as a starter,” the former VP of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys said.

Say it ain’t so, Brett.

 

 

 

Video: March Madness Is Officially Underway

In case you need a little background noise while working on your brackets today …

“Cold-Blooded!”

(And in case you missed it, check out the SportsNewser interview with Gus Johnson.)

Which TVNewsers Rock the Vote?

If you plan on heading to see the new movie, “Swing Vote,” this weekend — and indications are you haven’t seen it yet — you’ll notice a lot of TVNewsers gracing the screen.

The Kevin Costner movie is based around the completely-ridiculous-yet-still-technically-possible concept that one person’s vote doesn’t get counted on a malfunctioning voting machine, and because of a tie in the electoral votes in the country and the popular vote in New Mexico, his vote decides the election. To see this play out, Costner enlisted the help of some journalists to play themselves.

swingvote_8-3.jpgOne of the TVNewsers makes his 23rd film appearance, while another shot her role while eight-and-a-half months pregnant. Portfolio talked to all the “actors” for a magazine feature this month.

But for some fun, make your guesses: they include two from MSNBC, two from CNN (and one formerly of the network), one star blogger, one journalist-turned-screenwriter then back again and one host of a show TVNewsers like to go to joke with Matt Taibbi.

Click continued to see which journalists made the casting cut…

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