Bruins announcer Jack Edwards makes no bones about rooting for his team. And when an opposing player takes a hit and — to Edwards’ thinking, anyway — lays down and tries to draw a penalty, that kind of gamesmanship will get the horns. Watch and listen as Edwards yells at the Habs’ Roman Hamrlik (best name in NHL history) to “get up!” after Hamrlik takes what Edwards consider a perfectly clean hit from the Bruins’ Michael Ryder.
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A crippling winter storm hit the North Texas area overnight, leaving behind sleet and a headache for reporters attempting to get to Cowboys Stadium for Media Day.
What should have been a 30-minute drive from Irving to Dallas took me over an hour due to the wintry conditions.
Media Day is currently underway and SportsNewser will have more on all the happenings from Arlington this afternoon.
Well, the deal is official, and is being hyped as “the biggest boxing event of the year.”
(Have they not seen Mosley fight recently?)
“The arrangement with CBS and Showtime regarding the promotion and distribution of the Pacquiao vs. Mosley championship event represents a new opportunity for the sport of boxing,” said Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. “It enables boxing to reach millions more people in the United States given the reach of CBS, the most watched television network in the country. This development will not only benefit Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley but all of the young men participating in the sport of boxing.” Read more
Before the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team won their 89th consecutive victory, head coach Geno Auriemma spent “Five Good Minutes” with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Pardon the Interruption.
Props to Kornheiser for wasting no time and asking Auriemma about his comments regarding the media’s coverage of the Huskies.
We’re not sure what you did yesterday, but we spent the better part of a holiday party glued to the television. Not because the company was bad, but rather because we were in a fantasy football playoff deathmatch and we really needed 13 points from Brad Gronkowski. We can’t imagine we were the only ones, and the Los Angeles Times doesn’t think so either.
The paper takes a look at the role fantasy football is playing in helping the NHL achieve record ratings.
The growth of the Internet has fueled the rise of fantasy football, and that in turn is driving record growth in NFL ratings. Fantasy has become the TV executives’ friend for two reasons: It has vastly broadened the game’s appeal to include people who previously followed football lightly or not at all, and it rewards viewers for paying close attention from kick-off to the game’s final seconds. Fantasy has changed the meaning of the game far beyond the traditional rooting interest shared by hometown fans.
That’s one of the major reasons why 15 football games have been watched by at least 25 million people, 40 percent more than the entirety of 2009.
As for that 13 points? Yeah, not so much. But hey, at least there was mulled cider and friendship.
FishbowlLA has an exclusive report about auditions that are being held for a new liberal vs. conservative co-hosted talk show at CNN.
There is no word on when the show will air or what it will replace on the current CNN line-up, but FishbowlLA does have a list of some of the personalities who are being auditioned including: Stephen A. Smith, Cenk Uygur, Roland Martin, Errol Louis, Roe Conn, Joe Watkins, Steve Malzberg, and Joe Pagliarulo.