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  • ABC got the exclusive with Amanda Knox, now NBC has the exclusive with her ex-boyfriend and re-co-convicted killer Raffaele Sollecito. The interview airs tonight on “Nightly News.”

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Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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Tampa Bay Are Early Favorites For Hard Knocks

Assuming there’s a NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the leading candidate to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.

According to a league source, the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and four other teams also are in the running. An official decision is not expected until later in the spring.

Sorry Raheem Morris and Josh Freeman, but crazy equals ratings, and you have a whole bunch of crazy in Oakland with Al Davis. Plus, the Raiders are legitimately on the rise following their 8-8 season. Read more

NBC Sports Nabs Best Wild Card Saturday In 16 Years

Last night’s New York Jets victory over the Indianapolis Colts earned a 20.8 overnight rating and 33 share, the highest rating ever for a primetime Wild Card Saturday game. It was also the best two-game average overnight rating (19.4/33) for an NFL Wild Card Saturday since the 1994 season.

Ratings for Jets-Colts were up six percent than last year’s Eagles-Cowboys game (19.6/33) and 14 percent higher than the Colts-Chargers game in 2009 (18.3/30). Read more

Joe Namath Joins Sirius XM Radio

In what can only be one of the most exciting moments for the guys at Kissing Suzy Kolber, Joe Namath will join Sirius XM, where he’ll host a weekly show called The Broadway Blitz with Joe Namath. It will debut Friday, September 17 at 2 p.m.

Namath is excited.

“It’s a real thrill for me to be joining SIRIUS NFL Radio and talking about the game I love with fans all over this country. I’ve been involved with football a long time and I still get excited about every season like I did when I was lacing up my cleats as a kid in Pennsylvania. I’ve got a lot of wisdom from my time in the NFL and a lot of thoughts about today’s players and teams. It’ll be fun to share them with our listeners and I look forward to hearing what they think as well.”

“Broadway Joe” does possess a wealth of football knowledge and co-host Adam Schein (Fox Sports, SNY) boasts broadcast experience. The show should be informative and entertaining. And there’s always the possibility Namath will go off the reservation. Read more