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ESPN's Ron Franklin Pulled From Fiesta Bowl Radio Broadcast After Incident With Jeannine Edwards

ESPN announcer Ron Franklin was pulled off Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl radio broadcast after an incident with sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards.

According to SportsByBrooks.com, the incident happened during a production meeting on Friday as part of the Chick-fil-A Bowl broadcast, which was also attended by ESPN announcers Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore.

“During the meeting, the subject of Gilmore’s wife Marie being elected Alameda (CA) mayor came up. As Gilmore, Cunningham and Franklin discussed the subject, Edwards tried to join the conversation. When she did, Franklin said to her, “Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes.” Edwards responded to Franklin by saying, “don’t call me sweetcakes, I don’t like being talked to like that.” Franklin then said, “okay then, a – hole.” After the meeting Edwards reported Franklin’s comments to ESPN management.” Read more

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Pony Excess Is ESPN's Most-Watched Documentary

ESPN’s 3o for 30 went out on top Saturday night.

Thaddeus D. Matula‘s Pony Excess, on the SMU football program, earned a 1.8 rating (1,843,000 million homes, 2.517,000 viewers) according to Nielsen. It’s ESPN’s most-watched documentary of all-time.

Thanks to the Hesiman Trophy presentation lead-in, Pony Excess edged out The U (1,801,000 homes, 2.368,000 viewers) and The Best That Never Was (1,760,000 homes, 2,229,000 viewers).

Overall, the 30 for 30 series averaged a 1.0 rating (958,000 homes, 1,193,000 viewers). Read more