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Kurt Warner Working Exclusively For NFL Network

NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner signed a new multi-year extension that will have the former MVP working exclusively for the network.

Warner will work on NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Total Access, and Thursday Night Football.

I’ve had a great time making the transition from playing to talking about the game and there is no better place to talk football than NFL Network,” said Warner. “I look forward to contributing my thoughts from a quarterback’s perspective on the Sunday morning and Thursday Night Football pregame shows as well as on NFL Total Access. NFL Network has given me the opportunity to be on their marquee shows and I can’t wait for the 2011 season to begin.” Read more

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Philly columnist: Media should shut up about booing fans

Are you someone who boos a lot at sporting events? Do you boo when your favorite team has the audacity to fall behind in the first inning? Or when a future Hall of Famer goes into a prolonged slump? If so, that’s all well and good according to Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Gonzalez, who takes exception to columnists and TV announcers who chastise fans for booing at questionable times.

“Many media types I know hold the fans in contempt. It’s sad when, say, a cheese-heavy local baseball blogger thinks he knows it all but fails to see himself for what he is: a glorified stenographer with a bloated ego and a sweet gig. It’s the misguided elitism that rankles. Reporters don’t consume sports the same way fans do, and few of them have made much of an effort to understand your perspective….Boo whomever you like. Or don’t. It’s up to you. Just don’t let anyone dictate the terms of your passion. They aren’t you, and they shouldn’t pretend that they always know what’s right.”

Passively accepting the commentary of, say, Bob Costas is for lemmings from the Midwest, Gonzalez says.

“Context is important. Let’s not forget where all this supposedly unsavory conduct occurs. We don’t live in St. Paul, Minn., or St. Louis. The fans there are Stepford automatons, blinking and cheering and slobbering on cue. It’s frightening. Many of the people (in Philadelphia) take pride in being the opposite of the typical mindless water-and-sprout mutants filling seats in stadiums across the country. Philadelphians have long seen themselves as open, honest brokers – fans who will tell you exactly what they’re thinking instead of what you might want to hear.”

So in conclusion: Philadelphia fans can tell you what they’re thinking (even when you don’t want to hear it), but Philadelphia announcers cannot.

– Photo Los Angeles Times

ESPN's New Women Sports Website Launches

ESPN’s new content and digital business initiative dedicated to women sports, espnW, officially launched their website on Monday.

Version 1.0 of the site is a blog format and will offer fan and athlete-centric content geared toward female athletes and sports fans aged 18+. espnW.com plans to launch a more robust website in Spring 2011. Two founding partners of espnW, Gatorade and Nike, will provide content for athletes and have a multi-layered presence in the spring relaunch. Read more