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Sports Illustrated Predicts Atlanta Over San Diego In Super Bowl XLVI

After his successful Super Bowl prediction last season, Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King predicts the Atlanta Falcons will defeat the San Diego Chargers 24-20 in Super Bowl XLVI.

Below is a complete list of King’s predictions for the 2011 season:

1. Patriots (12 – 4) 1. Steelers (10 – 6) 1. Colts (10 – 6) 1. Chargers (11 – 5)
2. Jets (10 – 6)* 2. Ravens (10 – 6)* 2. Texans (9 – 7) 2. Chiefs (8 – 8)
3. Bills (7 – 9) 3. Browns (8 – 8) 3. Jaguars (7 – 9) 3. Raiders (7 – 9)
4. Dolphins (6 – 10) 4. Bengals (3 – 13) 4. Titans (6 – 10) 4. Broncos (5 – 11)


1. Eagles (10 – 6) 1. Packers (11 – 5) 1. Saints (10 – 6) 1. Rams (9 – 7)
2. Cowboys (9 – 7) 2. Lions (10 – 6)* 2. Falcons (10 – 6)* 2. Cardinals (7 – 9)
3. Giants (9 – 7) 3. Bears (8 – 8) 3. Buccaneers (8 – 8) 3. Seahawks (6 – 10)
4. Redskins (5 – 11) 4. Vikings (6 – 10) 4. Panthers (4 – 12) 4. 49ers (5 – 11)

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Mike Florio, Darren Rovell Getting Shows On Versus

Versus (NBC Sports Network starting Jan. 2) is launching two original shows next month featuring Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Darren Rovell of CNBC, according to Variety.

The PFT editor will host an hourlong NFL roundup show on Friday evenings, where Florio will provide his analysis on upcoming games, players and league trends. The untitled show will air from 6-7 p.m. during the NFL season.

Rovell will follow up Florio with a half-hour show looking at sports business – a topic he’s been known for since his days at ESPN.

In addition, Versus reportedly has a weeknight hourlong sports roundup show in the works. Read more

CNN’s First Sports Anchor, Nick Charles Dead at 64

A CNN original and its first sports anchor, Nick Charles died today after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. Charles began at CNN on the network’s first day, June 1, 1980, and covered nearly every sporting event over the years.

He was paired with Fred Hickman for most of the next 17 years on “Sports Tonight.” Charles and Hickman remain one of the longest-lasting anchor duos in television. CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton released this statement:

As a journalist and sports personality, Nick Charles helped put CNN on the map in its early days. He brought intelligence, style and heart to his work–qualities that translated to our company and inspired those of us who were fortunate to work alongside him. His passing is a loss to CNN, to the sports world and to the fans and friends everywhere who were with him to the end of his extraordinary life. Like them, our thoughts today are of Nick and with his family.

After leaving CNN, Charles continued sports coverage as a boxing announcer for Showtime and Versus. He called his final fight on HBO in March. In April, CNN produced this very poignant piece with Charles reflecting on his life and career.

Nick Charles was 64. Charles’ wife Cory also works for CNN as senior director of guest planning for CNN International.

Walton’s note to staff, after the jump…

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Feherty Most-Watched Golf Channel Premiere

Monday’s premiere episode of Feherty was the most-watched premiere in the channel’s 16-year history, as 569,000 viewers watched former golfer and current analyst David Feherty interview golf great Lee Trevino, among other segments.

The premiere topped the 527,000 viewers who tuned in for the 2009 premiere of “The Haney Project: Charles Barkley.”

Barkley is among the guests who’ll appear on Feherty’s show this season, most likely to discuss his NC-17 golf swing.

Kris Humphries As "The Incredible Hump"

Despite a 23-53 record, you have to give credit to the New Jersey Nets PR team for an unique campaign around forward Kris Humphries as “The Incredible Hump.”

Too bad he might be shut down for the rest of the season.

Doesn’t seem very “Incredible Hump” like.

Friday's NCAA Ratings Up 17 Percent From 2010

Friday’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament regional semi-finals on TBS and CBS delivered an overnight household rating/share of 7.6/14, up 14 percent from a 6.5/12 from last year’s CBS Sports coverage, according to Nielsen. It’s the highest rating for a Friday regional semi-finals in the metered markets since a 7.8/14 in 2005.

While the first telecast window of games only combined to earn a 5.9/11, the second window delivered a 9.2/16, up 30 percent from a 7.1/13 last year.

The overall tournament average-to-date in the metered markets is a 6.6/14, up 18 percent from a 5.6/12 for CBS Sports’ 2010 coverage according to Nielsen.

Hope for the 2011 NFL Season?

Maybe there won’t be a football work stoppage after all. (Yeah right.)

U.S. District Judge David Doty ruled in favor of the Players Union in the so-called “war chest” case. The judge decried that league executives didn’t do what was best for both the league and the players when negotiating the last round of television contracts, instead taking less money to ensure they would be paid in case of a work stoppage.

The NFL, of course, isn’t worried. Read more