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On TV Sunday, Nancy Kerrigan vs. Liam Neeson

HardingKerriganNBC Olympics has scheduled its much-hyped documentary about the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan for 7pm Sunday night against CBS’ “60 Minutes” which normally wins the timeslot.

Kerrigan hasn’t talked about the attack plotted by the ex-husband of rival U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding. Harding and Kerrigan would go on to compete at the Lillehammer Olympics the following month, where Kerrigan skated away with the silver.

Mary Carillo interviewed both Kerrigan and Harding for the documentary. While Harding has stayed in the spotlight for the last 20 years (remember when she was on the “Weakest Link” in 2001? She was), “It took years to convince Nancy,” Carillo said.

Why now? Kerrigan, who is working as a skating analyst for NBC Olympics in Sochi, says, “I trust Mary and producer Margaret [Grossi] to really just tell the story from my perspective, instead of just assuming what my perspective would be.”

Over on “60 Minutes” Anderson Cooper talks with Liam Neeson about the sudden death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, who died following a skiing accident 5 years ago. The “Schindler’s List” and “Taken” star opens up about donating his wife’s organs, as well as his childhood and how his age is beginning to conflict with his action star roles.

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Video: ESPN's Colin Cowherd Engages in More Race-Baiting

In the time-honored tradition of Rush Limbaugh, ESPN’s Colin Cowherd is a thinly disguised race-baiter. Earlier this year he said John Wall‘s early-season exuberance, as borne out by dancing The Dougie during his first pregame, showed Wall would never win an NBA title and was largely due to Wall’s lack of a father figure. (Wall’s father served time in prison and has since died.)

Cowherd, whose own father must have been such a strict disciplinarian that he spawned an ill-informed sociologist with diarrhea of the mouth, revisited his pet issue of black athletes who need to be put in line by saying NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell represents the first authority figure that many black athletes encounter — since, ya know, every black athlete went to a high school akin to the one in The Principal with Jim Belushi, before migrating to some lawless college campus where they raped and pillaged at will. Listen along to Cowherd’s latest embarrassment.

(H/T to Sportsgrid)