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MLB Fans Asked to Vote for Hall of Fame Broadcaster

Do you think Joe Morgan, Joe Buck or Tim McCarver are Hall of Fame-level broadcasters? If so, be sure to vote in the 9th annual Ford C. Frick Award contest, which will help winnow a field of 75 broadcasters down to one new member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Starting tomorrow and running through Sept. 30, fans can vote for their favorite broadcaster on the Hall of Fame’s Facebook page. The top three fan selections will be among the final 10 candidates for this year’s Frick Award, which will be selected by a 20-member board including last year’s winner Dave Van Horne, who currently broadcasts Marlins games, and the other living Frick Award recipients.

The 75 candidates include a pair of broadcasters from each Major League city, as well as numerous at-large candidates. Here is the full field:

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Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Sports Illustrated Predicts Atlanta Over San Diego In Super Bowl XLVI

After his successful Super Bowl prediction last season, Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King predicts the Atlanta Falcons will defeat the San Diego Chargers 24-20 in Super Bowl XLVI.

Below is a complete list of King’s predictions for the 2011 season:

AFC EAST AFC NORTH AFC SOUTH AFC WEST
1. Patriots (12 – 4) 1. Steelers (10 – 6) 1. Colts (10 – 6) 1. Chargers (11 – 5)
2. Jets (10 – 6)* 2. Ravens (10 – 6)* 2. Texans (9 – 7) 2. Chiefs (8 – 8)
3. Bills (7 – 9) 3. Browns (8 – 8) 3. Jaguars (7 – 9) 3. Raiders (7 – 9)
4. Dolphins (6 – 10) 4. Bengals (3 – 13) 4. Titans (6 – 10) 4. Broncos (5 – 11)

 

NFC EAST NFC NORTH NFC SOUTH NFC WEST
1. Eagles (10 – 6) 1. Packers (11 – 5) 1. Saints (10 – 6) 1. Rams (9 – 7)
2. Cowboys (9 – 7) 2. Lions (10 – 6)* 2. Falcons (10 – 6)* 2. Cardinals (7 – 9)
3. Giants (9 – 7) 3. Bears (8 – 8) 3. Buccaneers (8 – 8) 3. Seahawks (6 – 10)
4. Redskins (5 – 11) 4. Vikings (6 – 10) 4. Panthers (4 – 12) 4. 49ers (5 – 11)

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Eric LeGrand Joins Rutgers' Radio Broadcast Team

Former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand is joining the Rutgers football broadcast booth.

LeGrand was paralyzed last year from the shoulder down after making a tackle against Army on a kickoff play. The 20-year-old is now an inspirational story as he’s determined to walk once again.

“I think it’s really cool,” head coach Greg Schiano said. “He’s going to do post (game), pre (game) and halftime. So we’re going to get our E-rock report.”

Giants-Jets Third Highest Preseason Game On NFL Network

Monday’s rescheduled preseason game between the New York Giants and Jets scored an average of 1.78 million viewers on NFL Network, the third highest viewership for a preseason game in the network’s history.

The 2011 NFL preseason has been a hit for NFL Network with six of the top 10 all-time most-watched preseason games on the network airing this year.

Kid Rock, Maroon 5 and Lady Antebellum to Play Concert Before Pack-Saints Kickoff Game

Nothing gets me ready for football like listening to Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5. Their music makes me want to run through a freaking wall. Obviously NFL officials share this sentiment, because these two groups — along with Kid Rock, who’s a little soft for my tastes — will be playing the pregame concert before next Thursday’s NFL Kickoff game between the Saints and Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

These acts will play on a stage adjacent to Lambeau Field, with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game itself kicks off at 8:30 p.m. The concert will air on NBC and on the NFL Network.

The concert before last year’s game in New Orleans featured The Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift and Harry Connick Jr., who are likewise staples in NFL locker rooms.

Row 44 Bringing Live MLB Games To Southwest

Southwest Airlines customers will soon be able to watch their favorite baseball team 30,000 feet in the air.

Row 44 Inc., Southwest’s in-flight broadband Internet provider, signed a deal with Major League Baseball that will allow the airline giant to stream audio and video broadcasts to passengers’ Wi-Fi enabled devices.

“Major League Baseball is such a part of the fabric of America — and has always been more than a professional sports organization,” said Howard Lefkowitz, Row 44′s chief commercial officer. “It is an honor that they’ve chosen to undertake this innovation with Row 44 — becoming the first sports league to offer in-flight live streaming video of its games. This partnership is the first in a series that underscore Row 44′s commitment to creating a unique broadband entertainment experience for our airline partners and their customers.”

Southwest is slated to have their entire fleet wired by 2013.

 

NBC To Air Every Olympic Event Live In Some Form

Busy day for 2012 Olympic news as NBC also announced Tuesday they will show every event live – including streaming raw video online.

NBC is still sticking to their backwards approach of airing taped competition during their primetime broadcasts, but at least the network is providing an alternative for those that want to watch the Games in real-time.

“That’s what our approach on the Olympics has been and what it will continue to be,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group.

Earlier today, NBC announced Jim Bell would serve as executive producer of the 2012 Olympics and Dick Ebersol would return to the network as a “senior adviser,” with a special focus on NBC’s NFL and Olympics coverage.

 

Video: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we give a lesson on human reproduction, talk about the U.S. Open, sit down with Julian Assange, and, oh yeah, cover that Irene thing everyone’s been talking about.

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Dick Ebersol Returns to NBC Sports As 'Senior Adviser'

Former NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol is returning to the company, just a few months after he resigned his post. The New York TimesBill Carter and Richard Sandomir report that Ebersol will serve as a “senior adviser,” with a special focus on NBC’s NFL and Olympics coverage.

The move was revealed the same day that NBC announced that “Today” EP Jim Bell would also serve as executive producer of the network’s 2012 Olympics coverage.

Bill Belichick's Entire 2009 Season Miked Up For NFL Films Series

Bill Belichick is a complicated man, perceived as the ultimate winner by some, and by others as the type who’d sell their own mother to win. He’s been the mastermind behind three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots, and before that was the defensive coordinator for two Giants title runs. He was also the villain in SpyGate, and the man who unabashedly wears hoodies for all occasions. David Halberstam‘s wonderful book, The Education of a Coach, peeled back some of the layers on the multifaceted Belichick, and a new NFL Films series promises to do the same. The two-part series, which airs Thursday Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. ET and Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. ET, is the product of a yearlong project set in 2009, when Belichick agreed to let NFL Films put a microphone on him around the clock. We get a full portrait of the coach as he fishes off Nantucket in the preseason, goes through training camp, returns to Giant Stadium before it gets demolished, and handles coaching decisions including the infamous LateGate, when Randy Moss and others showed up late to practice during a storm storm.

“Bill Belichick doesn’t only make history – he studies it; he understands his place in it; and he appreciates our desire to capture it,” said NFL Films President Steve Sabol. “Like Vince Lombardi‘s Packers in 1967, Belichick and the Patriots gave us access to his football life and what we created is a portrait of the coach, the father, the taskmaster – and most importantly – the man.”

Here’s the trailer on NFL.com.

For those who say Belichick is a bloodless automaton, he does get choked up when discussing the destruction of Giants Stadium. So never let it be said he doesn’t have feelings towards public buildings.

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