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Dickerson and James Create 'Pony Express Award' for Nation's Best Tandem

ESPN college football commentator Craig James has paired up with former college football teammate Eric Dickerson to create The Pony Express Award, which will be given to college football’s best tandem. The name of the award is a nod to the nickname given to SMU’s backfield in the 1980s, when James and Dickerson led the Mustangs’ vaunted rushing attack.

The award will be voted on by a panel of experts, who will look at two- and three-player tandems, honoring the combination whose work ethic, desire, on- and off-field leadership and playmaking ability best fuel their team, according to the award’s website.

“Eric and I were able to complement each other on the field in such a way that together we formed a much more potent weapon than even our individual talents would have suggested,” said James. “We have remained life-long friends, and each season we have always had fun talking about the great tandems that were making an imprint on the game that season. We decided someone should recognize these great combinations, and that really became the genesis of the Pony Express Award.”

No word on whether James and Dickerson will also be creating a Death Penalty Award, though that’d be fitting, since SMU was given the NCAA’s harshest penalty in the late 1980s after the program was proven to be wildly corrupt. The University of Miami would be a frontrunner to win such an award this year.

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Christmas Eve Forces Smackdown To USA Network

World Wrestling Entertainment is making sure you don’t have to chose between spending time with the family or watching Smackdown on Christmas Eve.

For one night only, Smackdown will air live on the USA Network on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Normally Smackdown tapes on Tuesday and airs Friday evenings on the Syfy Network.

In addition to Smackdown, the USA Network will air a special two-hour version of the WWE’s Tribute to the Troops special on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Covering a Blizzard from Inside a (Formerly) Domed Stadium

FOX Sports NFL correspondent Pam Oliver found herself covering a snowstorm, inside the formerly domed Metrodome stadium in downtown Minneapolis. At this hour, the Minnesota Vikings were supposed to be hosting the New York Giants. The game is postponed until tomorrow — in another city. SportsNewser has the update on the game.

Meanwhile, affiliates across the midwest from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin are assisting the cable networks this morning with their coverage of the storm.

Video of the collapse from FOX Sports is after the jump…

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Bethlehem Shoals Needs a Hug

We’re really enjoying the Free Darko founder’s game-by-game recaps of the Miami Heat’s season. But man, he sounds miserable.

When I signed up for this, I never imagined it would devolve into 33 Ways of Saying That an NBA Team Is Boring. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Boredom is rich; it’s at least as interesting as love or sadness. In fact, that 2005 Finals between the Pistons and the Spurs was a key moment in the explication of man’s oldest companion. Detroit was manual labor, with bleeding and fatigue that never quite registered. San Antonio was that oh-so memorable experience of spending a long time in a hospital. (Or, more accurately, what it must be like to perform one of those 24-hour surgeries.) Boring is not the same as blank. We come to sports for something exalted, but sometimes, we wind up learning more about the excruciating commonplace.

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Qatar to Pay Barcelona $200 Million in Jersey Sponsorship Deal

Those clean, crisp, relatively naked Barcelona jerserys? Yeah, thing of the past.

From the AP:

Barcelona will receive 30 million euro ($40 million) per season from 2011-12 from the nonprofit organization, located in the tiny gulf state where the 2022 World Cup will be played. Unlike other top soccer clubs, Barcelona has previously refused to sell advertising space to a shirt sponsor, but has been putting children’s charity UNICEF on its front for free since 2006. Barcelona said the UNICEF name will remain on the shirts and that it would seek a way to combine the two logos, but the Qatar Foundation would be the prevalent one if a solution cannot be found.

Charity gets the shaft again.

In other news jersey sponsorship-related news, the Portland Timbers revealed their new uniforms. Alaska Airlines is the corporate partner. They are not paying $200 million.

NFL Broadcast Teams For Week 11

The Cincinnati Bengals streak of 57 straight sellouts will come to an end on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

The Bengals announced on Thursday that they would be blacked out in home markets (Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington, Ky.) for the first time since Nov. 9, 2003.

It also means no Gus Johnson in case the Bills-Bengals comes down to the wire.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were able to avoid a blackout after requesting an extension from the league.

By the way, did you notice that Johnson had one of his best calls ever after speaking to SportsNewser?

I’m just saying.

Below are the broadcast teams for Week 11 of, “Where in the World is Gus Johnson?” Read more

Cleveland Fires Back At LeBron Nike Commercial

I guess the city of Cleveland isn’t too happy about that LeBron James Nike commercial

Dec. 2 can’t get here soon enough.