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Row 44 Bringing Live MLB Games To Southwest

Southwest Airlines customers will soon be able to watch their favorite baseball team 30,000 feet in the air.

Row 44 Inc., Southwest’s in-flight broadband Internet provider, signed a deal with Major League Baseball that will allow the airline giant to stream audio and video broadcasts to passengers’ Wi-Fi enabled devices.

“Major League Baseball is such a part of the fabric of America — and has always been more than a professional sports organization,” said Howard Lefkowitz, Row 44′s chief commercial officer. “It is an honor that they’ve chosen to undertake this innovation with Row 44 — becoming the first sports league to offer in-flight live streaming video of its games. This partnership is the first in a series that underscore Row 44′s commitment to creating a unique broadband entertainment experience for our airline partners and their customers.”

Southwest is slated to have their entire fleet wired by 2013.

 

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ESPN's Revamped Social Networking Policy

ESPN personalities (that means everyone except Chris Berman) will have to think twice before sending out that next tweet.

The network rolled out their revamped policy when it comes to social media. Some highlights:

• Think before your tweet. Understand that at all times you are representing ESPN, and Twitter (as with other social sites) offers the equivalent of a live microphone. Simple rule: If you wouldn’t say it on the air or write it in a column, don’t post it on any social network. Read more

Video: Finnish Hockey Announcer Marvels at Behind-the-Net Goal

During Friday’s IIHF World Championship game between Finland and Russia, Finland’s Mikael Granlund pulls off a stunning behind-the-net goal after lifting the puck, keeping it to his stick and slinging it past the Russian goalie. The Russian defenders are left wide-opened and gaping, while Finnish announcer Antero Mertaranta marvels at the shot. We think. We don’t speak Finnish, but he seems to be speaking the international language of “Holy crap!”

 

(H/T to Awful Announcing)

Report: Goodman leaving Fox to join CBS college hoops team

Citing an unnamed source, The Big Lead reports that noted college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman is planning to leave his spot as lead basketball writer at Fox Sports and join rival CBS Sports. Goodman would not address the rumor, saying only, “I’m under contract at Fox Sports and I love it here.”

The Big Lead notes, “At CBS, Goodman would team with the other college basketball writer who breaks the majority of transfers/hires/fires/news, Gary Parrish. They would form a stronger news-breaking tandem than the (Pat) Forde/(Andy) Katz/(Dana) O’Neil triumvirate at ESPN. I imagine the lure of potential TV-time at CBS is probably an attractive one for Goodman.”

Bruins announcer shouts at Habs player to “get up!”

Bruins announcer Jack Edwards makes no bones about rooting for his team. And when an opposing player takes a hit and — to Edwards’ thinking, anyway — lays down and tries to draw a penalty, that kind of gamesmanship will get the horns. Watch and listen as Edwards yells at the Habs’ Roman Hamrlik (best name in NHL history) to “get up!” after Hamrlik takes what Edwards consider a perfectly clean hit from the Bruins’ Michael Ryder.

(H/T Fang Bites)

Does Anyone Else Think Michael Wilbon's ESPN.com Tagline Is Ridiculously Long?

Michael Wilbon is a featured columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com. He is the longtime co-host of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN and appears on the “NBA Sunday Countdown” pregame show on ABC in addition to ESPN. Wilbon joined ESPN.com after three decades with The Washington Post, where he earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most respected sports journalists.

Nice column, though, (In other news, yes, it’s Friday afternoon.)

And Now To Charlie Gibson, With Sports

gibson_3-18b.jpgThe New York Daily News writes about Charlie Gibson‘s upcoming interview with Michael Kay on the YES Network’s “CenterStage.”

The ABC World News anchor reveals he considered a career in sports journalism, but decided against it. “I began to realize that sports journalism was so difficult because if you cover a team, you have to stay in the good graces of that team,” he said. “But, I really did think about it for a long time,” he said.

The interview airs Thursday at 10pmET.