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Posts Tagged ‘Shannon Sharpe’

Luther Campbell Says Sports Media is Basically All Racist

In his column in the Miami New Times, Luther Campbell, the former leader of the rap group 2 Live Crew and former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate, lambasted the sports media for having the audacity to say that Cam Newton struggled in his first NFL preseason game (even though he did). Campbell said the big reason why black athletes like Newton, Tiger Woods and LeBron James get heavily criticized, while Eli Manning, John Daly and Brett Favre supposedly get free passes, is because “sports news outlets are dominated by white faces.”

Campbell’s column is short enough that we could have pasted it here in full. But this outtake below is a good indication of his general tone and attitude: Read more

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Jon Gruden To Miami Rumors Heating Up On Twitter

Less than 24 hours after the University of Miami fired football coach Randy Shannon, Lake Lewis of the Sports Journey Broadcast Network tweeted that Jon Gruden would be the next coach of the Hurricanes.

I know, I know.

Lake who?

According to his Twitter profile, he’s a former ESPN radio guy who covers the Washington Redskins.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated shot down the rumor before the Monday Night Football analyst issued a statement:

“I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike, Jaws and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job.” Read more

Joe Namath, Braylon Edwards Exchange Verbal Blows

Joe Namath‘s Sirius XM show debuts September 17, but the outspoken quarterback is already stirring the mix at his former team.

Broadway Joe called out New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards for his inability to catch.

He “can’t catch the ball … or rarely does,” Namath said. “He has as many drops as he does catches,”

While that’s not exactly true, a 2009 study found the wide receiver drops one ball for every 3.6 he catches, more than double the next worst receiver. In short, Edwards’ hands are highly questionable. (There’s a Yahoo question dedicated to wondering how many balls he’ll drop.)

What’s fascinating was the media’s response to Edwards’ reply. Read more

Golf Channel Adds a Morning Show… That Won't Just Cover Golf

Golf Channel, the Comcast-owned cable network that covers all things golf, is adding a live weekday morning show to its lineup. In a twist, the show will not just cover golf, but rather “will place an emphasis on golf while also offering a fresh perspective on topical news, sports and pop culture,” according to the network.

The program, tentatively called “Dawn Patrol,” will air from 7-9 AM Monday through Friday, beginning in January, 2011.

Golf is currently in the process of casting the two co-hosts.

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Kings Announcer To Undergo Precautionary Surgery

Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller will undergo a precautionary surgical procedure on Friday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the procedure is not life-threatening and the 71-year-old is expected to spend a few days in the hospital.

The Hockey Hall of Fame media honoree was scheduled to attend a Kings fan fest this weekend and hopes to be healthy in time for the start of the NHL regular season on Oct. 9.

Last season Miller missed his first broadcast since 2002 while recovering from shingles. In his 37 seasons as voice of the Kings, Miller has missed just 21 games.

Los Angeles has been blessed over the years by three of the best play-by-play announcers in their respective sports in Miller, Vin Scully of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the late Chick Hearn of the Los Angeles Lakers.

How a Blimp Shot Made Bob Schieffer’s Day… Week… Year

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Taking a Sunday morning public affairs show to the Super Bowl has its perks. For “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer it wasn’t talking to the commissioner of the league, or even being just inches away from the Lombardi Trophy, it was a blimp shot.

Anchoring from Sun Life stadium this morning, Schieffer interviewed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, husband of Fox News anchor Jane Skinner. Schieffer also talked with the NFL on CBS crew of Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, and Shannon Sharpe.

Sharpe was especially thrilled to be on.

“Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I’d be on ‘Face the Nation,’ said Sharpe, who played with three winning Super Bowl teams. “My grandmother and sister are watching back home and all my friends and I’m on ‘Face the Nation!’”

But for Schieffer the highlight was having the first-ever blimp shot on “Face the Nation”. Responding to Sharpe’s excitement, Schieffer said, “Well, I’ll tell you, I never in my wildest dreams thought we’d have a blimp shot on ‘Face the Nation.’ They tell me we’re going to have one. So when we see it, we’ll all wave.”