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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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Yankees-Red Sox Deliver Strong Ratings On MLB, FOX

We found out yesterday that Sunday Night Baseball featuring the New York Yankees taking on the Boston Red Sox delivered strong ratings for ESPN.

Now comes word from Major League Baseball that Yankees-Red Sox delivered strong ratings for FOX Sports and MLB Network as well.

Saturday’s afternoon game was the most watched non-prime regular season MLB telecast on FOX in more than three years with 4.10 million average viewers. For the season, FOX Saturday Baseball is averaging 2.97 million viewers, up 5 percent compared to last year’s 2.83 million viewers after 19 weeks.

On Friday night, the MLB Network telecast of Yankees-Res Sox was the network’s highest-rated game of the season with an average of 563,000 viewers. It was second all-time behind last year’s MLB debut of Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Nationals.

 

 

Video: Doris Burke's Brain Fart During Game 3

Here’s your reminder that live television is harder than it seems.

Doris Burke is a pro and will bounce back … but this is still worth a chuckle, thanks to Stuart Scott.

[H/T @jose3030]

Sunday MLB on TBS Rolls Out Early 2011 Schedule

With the MLB regular season just around the corner, TBS announced on Monday the first two months of its Sunday MLB on TBS schedule for 2011.

Out of the gate, baseball fans will get multiple appearances by the New York Yankees (May 1, May 8, May 22), Boston Red Sox (April 3, April 17, May 29), and the Philadelphia Phillies (April 10 and May 15).

The Sunday MLB on TBS schedule starts on April 3 with the Red Sox taking on the Texas Rangers at 2 p.m. ET. Read more

"Soccer Fatigue" Hurts Tickets Sales


As of four days ago, only 6,000 tickets had been sold for Tuesday night’s match between the United States and Colombia at Chester, PA’s PPL Park. (By comparison, a stadium-record 18,779 fans watched last Thursday’s game between the Philadelphia Union and the Los Angeles Galaxy.) Are Americans tiring of soccer matches?

Perhaps. Although almost 32,000 people showed up to Saturday’s fixture between the U.S. and Poland in Chicago, most of those fans were there to see the visiting team. A friend was at the match and noted the overwhelming Polish majority: “Remember how we were slightly outnumbered at the Turkey game? Well, we were incredibly outnumbered here. When my brother and I walked down the aisle a Polish fan turned to me and said ‘No USA fans allowed.’”

It’s been a great summer for soccer in the States, but it seems that people – especially fans in the Northeast where the U.S. has played multiple times in the last 18 months – need a break. Of course, a big walk-up crowd on Tuesday night could help attendance figures. Or US Soccer could always go the fake fan route.

ESPN Producer Arrested For Peering In Neighbor's Window, Caught Masturbating

An ESPN producer turned himself into the authorities on Tuesday after he was caught peering into a neighbor’s window and masturbating while she was getting dressed.

Neil Goldberg was charged with public indecency, simple trespass, disorderly conduct and breach of peace, according to police in Connecticut. Last month, a neighbor walking her dog spotted Goldberg standing on a stool and masturbating while peering in a window. Goldberg later admitted to police that he watched his neighbor get dressed in her bedroom.

The 52-year-old Goldberg is a coordinating producer for ESPN’s motorsports coverage. He posted $1,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court later this month in Hartford, Conn.