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The special will likely fall under the 30 for 30 umbrella. Even though the critically acclaimed series is finished with its originally slated run, Bill Simmons mentioned on a podcast that ESPN will continue it in some form going forward.
In addition to the Fab Five documentary, the Steve Bartman one will also air in 2011.
The Miami Heat are not great – although they were last night (or maybe not?). Poor Bethleham Shoals, Deadspin’s Heat chronicler extraordinaire, sounds as though he wants out of his season-long assignment. It’s an ugly scene in South Beat… except if you’re talking TV ratings.
Go Sports Media Watch, go: “Wednesday’s Heat/Magic game drew a 2.0 U.S. rating and 2.985 million viewers on ESPN, up 67 percent in ratings and 66 percent in viewership from the same matchup last year (MIA/ORL: 1.2, 1.804 mil).”
“The execution could have been a little better and I take some of the blame for that,” Carter said in a story that aired Wednesday on CNN’s Rick’s List.
The Decision did great ratings for ESPN, but sparked a backlash that has damaged James’ reputation heading into the upcoming NBA season.
“It definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media, things that were written for sure,” Carter said.
James chimed in as well with a similar stance as Carter.
“I think so at times,” James said. “It’s always, you know, a race factor.”
Whether race was a factor or not, his comments will only fuel the media as we approach the start of the NBA season on Oct. 26.
United States Track & Field fired its CEO after he’d been on the job for just 26 months. He joined the organization before the Beijing Olympics and set a goal for the Americans to win 30 medals during the London Olympics. (They won 23 during the 2006 Summer Games.)
There’s also speculation that Logan didn’t generate enough revenue for the program, although he says the budget increased from $15 million to $20 million and told The New York Times, “I disagree that I didn’t generate the revenues. In the eyes of some, it wasn’t enough. Others are entitled to their opinions.”
So, lessons: When in charge of a US Olympic program, keep your head down, your mouth shut, and the coffers full.