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After Mendenhall 9-11 tweets, teammate Clark says 'social media is ruining the world'

After his teammate Rashard Mendenhall attracted a firestorm of criticism for going on Twitter and saying some questionable things about 9-11 and Osama bin Laden, Steelers safety Ryan Clark went on the radio and said “social media is ruining the world.”

First, here are Mendenhall’s comments about 9-11: “We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

Looks like someone has seen “Loose Change” and been rather impressed with the “findings.”

Then here are his comments about bin Laden’s death and the widespread joy that greeted the news: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side.”

Needless to say, a lot of people took exception to these opinions. Clark, for his part, put some of the blame on Twitter, which gives everyone the ability to quickly (and sometimes regrettably) share their knee-jerk reactions.

“Facebook and Twitter are probably going to be responsible for more divorces than infidelity coming up here soon,” Clark said. “(Mendenhall) didn’t claim that those opinions were shared by anyone else but himself. That was what he chose to put out there. I knew he was going to catch a lot of flak for it, I knew there was going to be a lot of backlash toward those comments, but he’s entitled to put whatever he wants to put on his Twitter page. The thing you have to know these days, though, if you do put those type of things out there, people are going to comment on them. It’s going to make news. It’s going to be a big deal when you do something that controversial. A long as he can stand by his statements then he’s free to do whatever he wants.”

Well, Mendenhall chose to erase the tweet about a plane being able to take down a skyscraper, but his comment about bin Laden’s death remains on Twitter.

(Source: Pro Football Talk)

Video: Rex Ryan's cameo on 'CSI: New York'

Jets head coach Rex Ryan and Jets general manager Mike Tanenbaum make a cameo on this Friday’s episode of “CSI: New York.” Neither embarrass themselves during this segment, but the best line definitely belongs to show star Gary Sinise, who ends the encounter by saying to a colleague, “Let’s go get a snack,” a nod to Ryan’s notorious tagline from HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series.

(H/T to Bob’s Blitz)

It's Opening Day! What Are You Watching?

It is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, and we have the iPad loaded with MLB.com’s At Bat app ready to go here in the SportsNewser office.

Which games are you watching? And what channels are you watching them on? Let us know about your baseball-related sports media thoughts in the comments.

Below, check out ESPN’s lineup of Opening Day games today

1 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Yankees
4 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis
8 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers

Hannah Storm Signs Multi-Year Extension With ESPN

ESPN anchor Hannah Storm will expand her role with the network after signing a multi-year extension.

Along with her duties on SportsCenter with Josh Elliott and hosting ESPN’s NBA coverage, Storm will report on-site from marquee events such as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Wimbledon and the US Open.

“Hannah brings a wealth of experience, hard work and professionalism into every assignment,” said Norby Williamson, Executive Vice President, Production. “She will continue to help drive the success of the morning SportsCenter and her added presence will strengthen our big event coverage.”

You Can Blame Dave For The Knicks Losing Streak

We all know about the Madden curse.

But the Letterman curse?

The New York Knicks haven’t won since Ama’re Stoudemire‘s appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman last week, losing four straight.

This isn’t the first time the Knicks have struggled after appearing on the late night talk show. Isiah Thomas, Larry Brown and Mike D’Antoni all sat down with David Letterman and went on to losing seasons.

To be fair, how much is Letterman’s doing and how much of that is the Knicks being sorry?

I’m leaning towards the latter. Read more

CBS Sports Analyst Bill Cowher "Insulted" By Rumors

How dare the media insinuate that CBS Sports analyst Bill Cowher will return to the sidelines in 2011.

Cowher addressed the rumors that he’s in line to become the head coach of the New York Giants (when Tom Coughlin gets the boot in the offseason) on Sunday during The NFL Today.

“For anyone to insinuate that I have a wish list of coaches to be fired at this time of the year, I have too much respect for the profession,” Cowher said. “I know how hard it is. I don’t wish for anybody to be fired. And for someone to insinuate that I’m doing that right now is disrespectful to them, and I’m insulted by it. I would not do that to the profession. Read more

The SportsNewser Interview: Frank Deford

Tuesday night on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, corespondent and legendary sports writer Frank Deford profiles University of Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma.

Auriemma has developed quite the reputation over the years as being a fiery coach. Deford hopes his feature on the Huskies coach will show that there’s more to Auriemma than meets the naked eye.

Deford chatted with SportsNewser the weekend on his role at HBO and his outspoken comments on the now infamous trick play at Driscoll Middle School.

SportsNewser: What can people expect from your report on Geno Auriemma?

Frank Deford: I think it’s a look at Auriemma. I think most people see him, as they do so many coaches, when he’s on the court. He looks like a very frenetic fellow then. What we have tried to point out is there’s many more layers to Geno Auriemma than what you see on the court. If you think about it, it would be hard for him to continue to get players, especially young women, if he were some nutcase. In fact, the players like him a great deal and find him to be almost an uncle type figure.

How much time did you spend with Auriemma?
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NFL Broadcast Teams For Week 10

Things are looking bleak for fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers will be blacked out, and the team has said all eight home games — and potentially even a home playoffs game — could be blacked out as well.

Paging Roger Goodell

Also blacked out this weekend is Buffalo hosting Detroit. And really, can you blame Bills fans at this point?

Below are the broadcast teams for Week 10 of, “Where In The World is Gus Johnson?” Read more

The Great Boston Sports Radio Battle

The Boston sports radio market is undergoing some serious change. Namely, the upstarts from 98.5 Sports Hub are killing WEEI’s The Big Show, the long-time drive-time leader.

Felger and Massarotti, the FM station’s signature show, saw its share in the 25-54 year old male category – so the dudes who listen to sports radio – jump 24 percent from September to October while its competitor stayed static.

George Cain, a guest contributor on Boston Sports Media Watch, offers four reasons why he believe this happened.

One item specifically caught our eye. Read more

What If San Francisco Threw a Parade and Everyone Got to March?


Or maybe that’s just how it seemed.

San Francisco Giants49ers fans lined the streets today for the World Series parade. At least, those Giants supporters who weren’t allowed to participate in the parade. Quite honestly it seemed like everyone from season ticket holders and KNBR 680 employees to the Emerald Nuts mascot and a bunch of UPS drivers got involved. And, of course, Tim Lincecum. It was absurd. Also, awesome. This is one happy city. And new hats. So many people with new Giants hats.

Some highlights after the jump. Read more

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