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Posts Tagged ‘SportsNation’

Video: Vancouver Riots Following NHL Finals Loss

In a time-honored tradition that goes all the way back to the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece, fans of the losing team (in this case, the Vancouver Canucks, who lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Finals last night) decided to vent their anger by rioting. This latest installment of morons gone wild included looting, flipping over port-o-potties, lighting cars on fire, dancing atop burning cars, bottle throwing, assault, and tussles with police, who tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas and flash bangs.

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Big Lead Sports Names Barry Janoff Business Editor

Big Lead Sports has hired Barry Janoff to join their editorial team as business editor.

“We are excited about the launch of our new destination site which features the best in indie sports content,” said Chris Russo, Big Lead Spots CEO. We’re also very pleased to have someone as well respected and knowledgeable as Barry Janoff join our team to enhance our sports business coverage.”

Janoff brings more than 25 years of experience to the online sports property. He’s the executive editor for NYSportsJournalism, a national network of sports marketing/business news sites. Prior to that, Janoff spent 10 years as an executive editor for Nielsen Media. Read more

Michael Wilbon Feels The Backlash For His "Zenyatta Burgers" Comments

You really don’t want to piss off horse racing fans.

Michael Wilbon found out the hard way on Friday after his comments about Zenyatta on Pardon the Interruption.

I’d be happier if we had some Zenyatta burgers,” Wilbon said on Thursday’s show. “It’s about time for that, right?”

Doesn’t sound yummy, and Zipse At The Track didn’t find the humor in Wilbon’s comments. The blog is calling for a boycott of “Wilbuffoon.”

“It is now clear that Wilbon is not a fan of horses either. I can only hope that yesterday’s despicable statement was some miserable attempt at humor, but the fact remains, for any television personality to say that he would like to eat the most popular race horse in the world, is unacceptable.

I propose the following consequences for Wilbuffoon: Read more

Larry King Taking His Talents To The MLB Network?

At least his 10-year-old son hopes so.