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Auction of Erin Andrews Celebrity Softball Jersey Will Benefit Family of Deceased Rangers Fan

ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews arranged for more than 30 participants in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game to sign her game jersey, and the autographed memorabilia is now being auctioned to benefit the family of Shannon Stone, the Rangers fan who fell to his death at a Texas game just days before the All-Star Break.

Among the celebrities and baseball players who signed the jersey were Andrews, Nick Jonas, Jordin Sparks, Rickey Henderson, Joe Torre, Kate Upton, Chris Pratt, Greg Grunberg, Rollie Fingers, Chord Overstreet, James Denton and Larry Fitzgerald. The signatures were witnessed by MLB authenticators.

Bidding on the item runs through August 7 at 6 p.m. EDT. The opening bid was $500.

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Skip Bayless Apologizes To Chris Broussard

Skip Bayless apologized Tuesday on ESPN’s First Take for accusing Chris Broussard of selling his “journalistic soul” to get close to LeBron James:

“In the heat of that debate, Chris said a couple things about me that I found offensive. I thought Chris questioned my integrity. And yesterday, in the heat of the debate, I questioned Chris’s integrity. I deeply regret that. I went too far. We spoke for about an hour last night, and I told him I was sorry for doing that. I have the utmost regard for Chris Broussard as a reporter. No finer reporter do I know … I have high regard for Chris as a human being. If nothing else, I hope this deepens or friendship.”

Anyone else think Skip got a call from management and was told to apologize?

[H/T SportsGrid]

 

 

Vikings-Packers Third Best SNF Ever

Last night’s Sunday Night Football game between Minnesota and Green Bay was the third-best SNF overnight ever, earning a 16.0 rating and a 25 share.

Ratings were up 54 percent compared to last year’s Week 7 SNF game (Arizona-NY Giants, 10.4/16) and 122 percent from 2008 (Seattle-Tampa Bay, 7.2/11).

SNF is expected to be the most-watched Sunday night show for the seventh consecutive week when viewership is available tomorrow from Nielsen.

Locally, over half the television markets in Milwaukee and Minneapolis were tuned in as the game did a 53.1/68 and 51.5/68 respectively.

Pay close attention next week’s numbers as Week 8 of SNF between Pittsburgh and New Orleans goes against Game 4 of the World Series on Fox.

Good luck, Major League Baseball.