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Video: New ESPN Promo for Monday Night Football

This is the first of three new 3o-second spots for Monday Night Football on ESPN, and it premieres today. This spot, called “Animal Control,” features an animal control officer who gets called to a home visit at an inopportune time.

Pretty funny stuff.

Future MNF promos will work off a similar theme of job abdication and debut closer to ESPN’s regular-season doubleheader debut on Sept. 12. Those spots are called “Plumber,” “Construction Worker,” “Food Inspector,” and “Police Officer.”

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Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

MLB.com Writers Robbed Outside Great American Ball Park

Barry Bloom and Thomas Harding of MLB.com were robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning outside Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

A young man dressed in red stole $500 in cash from Bloom and $100 from Harding, along with credit cards.

“I thought the guy was a fan as he approached, but he said, ‘We can do this the easy way or the hard way,’” Bloom told Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy. “I started to walk away and he began yelling at me and pulled this big gun that looked like a Glock. He said, ‘Put your wallets on the ground.’ We did and he picked them up and ran off.”

Who carries $500 in their wallet, let alone when they are at work? That robber hit the meda jackpot.

If someone robbed me, they would be lucky to get $20 from me.

 

Columnist Dubs The First Four "March Badness"

Despite a decent overnight rating on Tuesday night, not everyone was a fan of the First Four concept in the NCAA Tournament.

Gannett columnist Mike Lopresti dubbed the last two evenings, “March Badness.”

“Matter of fact, there are two ways that come to mind on how this First Four business can cause discord. First, since teams such as UAB and VCU are the last at-large teams in the field, if any of them lose soundly, it will just make the angry uninvited even madder.

Second, wait until one of them wins on Tuesday or Wednesday and then dumps a high seed on Thursday or Friday. Know what we’ll hear? How playing a tournament game early in the week gives a team an unfair advantage. Read more

I'm Sorry WWE Fans: "Snooki" Is Raw Next Week

WWE’s Monday Night Raw has delivered some great moments during the past month, highlighted by the return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

But all of the momentum the WWE was building towards Wrestlemania XXVII is coming to a screeching halt next week when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of MTV’s Jersey Shore guest stars.

Did the WWE learn nothing from Total Nonstop Wrestling, who brought in Angelina Pivarnick last week on Impact? Read more

Lance Armstong, Still Not Concerned (UPDATE)

Sports Illustrated is going after Lance Armstrong. The cyclist doesn’t sound worried.

“I’ve perused it. There’s nothing there,” he told AFP when asked about the report that links him to EPO use.

According to the story, Armstrong got a bit testy when pestered further.

“Dude, are you that stupid? Which part of ‘I’m not commenting’ is not clear to you?” he said.

This can be taken one of two ways. Read more

SI Drops The Hammer On Lance Armstrong

Sports Illustrated has new details on the case against Lance Armstrong in this week’s issue.

Below are excerpts from Selena Roberts and David Epstein‘s article, which claims Armstrong had three tests with unusually high testosterone-epitestosterone levels.

ARMSTRONG TIED TO THREE TESTS INDICATING UNUSUALLY HIGH TESTOSTERONE – EPISTOSTERONE LEVELS

According to Dr. Donald Catlin’s estimate, his lab at UCLA performed more than two dozen tests of Armstrong between 1990 and 2000. In May 1999, USA Cycling sent a formal request to Catlin for past test results – specifically, testosterone-epitestosterone (T:E) ratios – for a cyclist identified by a source with knowledge of the request as Lance Armstrong. Three results indicated high T:E ratios, specifically: a 9.0-to-1 ratio from a sample collected on June 23, 1993; a 7.6-to-1 from July 7, 1994; and a 6.5-to-1 from June 4, 1996. Read more

Fox Sports To Broadcast Inaugural Pac-12 Football Title Game

Looking to rebound after losing the Bowl Championship Series, Fox Sports and the Pac-10 Conference have reached a one-year agreement for Fox to broadcast the inaugural Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

The game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the home stadium of the team with the best conference record, with kickoff planned at 3:30 p.m. ET. Read more

LeBron. Cleveland. Tonight. 8 P.M.

Hide the women and children; LeBron’s back.

Actually, forget that. The women and children will be joining the grown men of Ohio to boo the heck out of LBJ when he returns to Cleveland Thursday night as a member of the Miami Heat. For one night only, Cleveland does indeed rock.

What does it all mean? Welp

People might end up in jail.

Local governments may topple.

Only something bad could happen. I guarantee you.

Whatever it is? There will definitely be something in the air.

That’s okay. Just maybe lay off the five-year-old Heat fans, okay?