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Shocker: An Athlete Is Upset With Colin Cowherd

A professional athlete has beef with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.

In other news, water is wet and the sky is blue.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who is fighting an injured hamstring, fired the above cyber shot at the ESPN personality after Cowherd tweeted the following: Read more

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Final Round Of The Masters Down 13 Percent

Sunday’s coverage of The Masters on CBS drew a 10.4 overnight rating, down 13 percent from Phil Mickelson‘s victory last year.

Compared to 2009, coverage was up 18 percent and up 1 percent from 2005, when Tiger Woods last won the tournament.

Fab Five Documentary Scheduled for March

The rumored documentary about Michigan’s Fab Five is slated for March, according to Richard Deitsch‘s Twitter feed.

Last month, the Detroit Free Press mentioned that Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, Ray Jackson, Juwan Howard, and Chris Webber were participating in interviews for a forthcoming documentary.

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 Might Not Be Good, But People Still Watch

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).”

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LeBron: The Decision Backlash Was Due To Race

Maverick Carter, LeBron James‘ BFF and LRMR Marketing CEO, told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he could have handled The Decision better.

“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.

Carter thinks race played a factor in the negative reaction generated towards James when he decided to take his talents to South Beach to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

“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.

US Track & Field Fires CEO

Doug Logan spoke his mind to board members, athletes, and the media. In the end, that trait was his end.

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.