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Petition to Get Scully to Call One More World Series

Matt Falkenbury of The Daily ‘Stache, a Mets blog, has started an online petition to get broadcasting legend Vin Scully to call one more World Series before his career comes to a close. The petition reads,

Vin Scully, the greatest baseball announcer of all time has not called a World Series Game on Television since Game 5 of the 1988 World Series when his Dodgers defeated the Mighty A’s. As his career comes closer to an end, I feel that this great man and broadcaster needs to have one more chance to shine when the stage shines the brightest, The World Series. Join me in this push to have him get one more chance to crown a World Champion in the way it should always be done, with class, dignity and honor, the way he has done it for over 60 years.

As Duk at Big League Stew points out, Scully can’t simply show up and call the Series, since Joe Buck is the play-by-play announcer for Fox, which owns the broadcast rights to the Fall Classic. But that doesn’t mean a few people can’t take the opportunity to venerate Scully while undermining the rank of Buck, whose ongoing struggles with a vocal ailment led Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing to suggest Buck should step aside from his Saturday game of the week baseball duties until his voice has returned to full drone.

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Roger Goodell Tries To Scare Fans With Op-Ed Piece

The future of the National Football League is uncertain according to an Wall Street Journal op-ed piece by commissioner Roger Goodell.

With U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordering an immediate end to the lockout Monday, Goodell thinks this could be the beginning of the end for football as we know it.

“Any league-wide rule relating to terms of player employment would be subject to antitrust challenge in courts throughout the country. Any player could sue – on his own behalf or representing a class – to challenge any league rule that he believes unreasonably restricts the “market” for his services. Read more

Men's Wearhouse Title Sponsor For Experts Network NFL Draft Preview Show

The Men’s Wearhouse were named the title sponsor of The Experts Network NFL Draft Preview Show, featuring Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason, Howie Long, and Phil Simms.

The Men’s Wearhouse NFL Draft Preview Show on April 25 is the first digital program to feature four of the biggest names in sports broadcasting.

“Partnering with a prestigious brand like Men’s Wearhouse is a confirmation of the value of TXN Sports and its team of experts,” said Frank Vuono, Partner, 16W Marketing. “This partnership unites two things guys are very passionate about: sports and style. Guys turn to Men’s Wearhouse for expert style advice and can now turn to TXN Sports for expert sports advice.” Read more

He's Baaaack: Charlie Davies Returns to Washington D.C.

American soccer star Charlie Davies will play with D.C. United this season. That’s all.

NASCAR Wins a Ratings Battle, Still Waging War

NASCAR posted a decent showing on Saturday night, helping Fox win the weekend. The Spring Budweiser Shootout won its timeslot in all four 30-minute blocks, beating repeats of CSI, Wipeout, NCIS, and whatever else ABC, CBS, and NBC threw out there.

So that’s the good news. Now for some bad.

The sport has an identity problem. According to The New York Times, it doesn’t have a polarizing figure.

That may be at the heart of what ails Nascar today. In 10 years, no one has been able to replace what [Dale] Earnhardt brought to the sport. As Nascar enters the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday after another year of dipping television ratings and faltering attendance, some point to the loss of Earnhardt, even now, as the reason for the decline in interest.

But isn’t this all a little ridiculous? Read more

Jim Nantz And David Feherty Featured In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

For the first time ever, Augusta National Golf Club will be featured in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.

Whoopty do.

The real reason to buy the game when it hits stores on March 29 are for the announcers narrating the project.

Jim Nantz and David Feherty headline the new commentary team in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.

The “Voice of the Masters” and Feherty are two of the best in the business and should add another dynamic to what’s already a solid franchise.

No offense to Scott Van Pelt and Kelly Tilghman.