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Posts Tagged ‘Rich Eisen’

Paul Azinger Missed The ESPN Social Media Memo

ESPN golf analyst Paul Azinger took a cheap shot at President Barack Obama Thursday via Twitter – the same day ESPN announced their revamped social networking policy:

Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has: #Marthasvineyard

An ESPN spokesperson fired back Friday at Azinger about his tweet. “Paul’s tweet was not consistent with our social media policy, and he has been reminded that political commentary is best left to those in that field,” spokesman Andy Hall told USA Today in a statement.

Maybe Azinger can ask the folks at Deadspin for a recap of what he missed Thursday.

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NBA Digital Caps Off 2010-11 Season With Record Numbers

NBA Digital recorded 141 million video streams and 401 million page views during the NBA Finals, an increase of 89 percent and 11 percent, respectively vs. last year’s records.

The NBA Finals wraps up an impressive season for NBA Digital, which set the following marks during the 2010-11 NBA season:

  • NBA TV featured more live NBA games (96) during the regular season than any other network, and increased distribution to 55.2 million U.S. homes in April 2011.
  • NBA.com set all-time records for video streams and page views during the regular season and post season with 8 billion page views an increase of more than 33% and over 2.7 billion video streams, an increase of more than 133%.
  • NBA GameTime mobile app downloads delivered a 90% increase across all platforms from last year.
  • NBA GameTime, the league’s digital application, is now available on Apple TV, Google TV, Roku, Vizio, LG, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad, Panasonic and Samsung, making it one of the most far-reaching sports applications.

“The Playoffs showed once again that our vast array of products and distribution channels, coupled with the deepest NBA content anywhere, engage fans like never before,” said Bryan Perez, senior vice president and general manager of NBA Digital. “Like the Dallas Mavericks, our record setting numbers were a true team effort, across all our TV, Web, Mobile and Social platforms.”

 

ESPN Releases List Of Approved Endorsements

ESPN released their list of relevant and approved endorsements involving ESPN commentators.

Erin Andrews: Reebok
Paul Azinger: Adams Golf
Mike Bellotti: Nike Coaching Clinic at USC
Ato Bolden: Adidas
Bruce Bowen: Nike
Tim Brown: Under Armour
Olin Browne: Callaway, Razor Hawk, Odyssey
Chris Burandt: Monster, Polaris, Slednecks, Klim, HMK, Starting Line Products, Holz Racing Products, Fox Racing, Snox, EGT, VCHK, 509, Boon Docker Performance, RSI, RPM, Sled Solutions, Better Boards, Timbersled, Sledez, Edge Products
Darren Cahill: Adidas, Wilson, Donnay Read more

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.

Would it help if we gave you some money from our wallet? Or bought your book?