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High School Football Star Gets His Own Smartphone App

College football recruiters have no excuse not to know the name Kelvin Taylor, thanks to a new smartphone app.

Developer Billy Carson of ZenForce Media created the Android app for the Glades Day School junior running back, which includes highlight videos, game photos, and the latest tweets from his Twitter account, @ImKelvinTaylor.

His father, former NFL running back Fred Taylor, approached Carson about creating the app for his son. Since its launch two weeks ago, the app has been downloaded 180 times. An app for the iPhone should be available in the near future. Read more

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Video: Jenn Sterger's Good Morning America Interview

Part one of Jenn Sterger‘s exclusive interview with Good Morning America aired Tuesday as the 27-year-old sat down with George Stephanopoulos.

I made it through one segment before I lost interest. Thoughts?

The SportsNewser Interview: Gus Johnson

If you ask just about any sports fan under the age of 35 to name their favorite play-by-play announcer, the choice would be simple.

Gus Johnson.

The exuberant Johnson, who splits his time between CBS Sports, Showtime and the Big Ten Network, has the uncanny ability to make any sporting event that much more exciting.

Johnson spoke to SportsNewser about the biggest storyline at the halfway point of the NFL season and the top three moments during his broadcasting career.

SportsNewser: How aware are you of your popularity? For any sports fan under 35, you’re a God to them.

Gus Johnson: I’m really appreciative to the responses I have got from some of the fans. It’s really cool. It’s kind of overwhelming at times because you really don’t realize what kind of impact you have on people that are watching the game.

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NFL Network Taps New SVP of Programming

Mark Quenzel will join the NFL Network as senior VP of programming and production.

The former senior VP of programming and production will work under NFL Network president Steve Bornstein, who also (wait for it) previously worked at the Worldwide Leader.

Quenzel had been EVP of park strategy and management at Six Flags Entertainment Corp.

The NFL Network scored a hit with its broadcast of the NFL Draft in April. On Thursday, finishes up its seven-week countdown of the top 100 players

Nike Makes Ridiculously Overdone Video to Promote New Cleats

It’s no Write the Future (cost: $24 million) but this video promoting Nike’s CR7 Safari boots can’t have come cheaply.

ESPN Ombudsman Tackles Brett Favre Scandal

ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer tackled the network’s lack of coverage surrounding the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger scandal. Elease E. from Bloomfield, N.J. fired off an angry e-mail to Ohlmeyer on the topic:

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I am so sick of ESPN deciding that it is going to ignore the stories that demand exploration, while choosing to beat other stories to death. When the story involving Brett Favre [allegedly] sending naked images of himself to a female Jets’ employee happened, you had nothing to say about it. Why is it that media outlets such as yours have no problem tearing down other athletes ad nauseum, while others get a pass? Your station’s love affair with Favre is insulting and sickening.”

Ohlmeyer points out that other mainstream media organizations (USA Today, New York Times) didn’t originally report on the story because they were waiting for dependable corroboration and that “different media organizations have different standards.” Read more