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Posts Tagged ‘The Masters’

WEEI.com, SB Nation Announce Content Partnership

WEEI.com and SB Nation announced a new content sharing partnership that will integrate content from both websites.

Highlights of their new agreement include:

  • WEEI.com will feature headlines and content from SB Nation websites relevant to all the Boston teams, and SB Nation will bring WEEI.com’s highly-regarded reporting and personalities to its readers in Boston and beyond.
  • A new feature on WEEI.com called “Behind Enemy Lines” will provide news and commentary from SB Nation’s network of team-focused blogs about upcoming Boston opponents.
  • A new, co-branded landing page will include links to SB Nation content appearing on WEEI.com as well as outbound links to national stories within the SB Nation network. Read more
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Armen Keteyian Returning To HBO's Real Sports

Armen Keteyian is returning to the monthly HBO Sports magazine program Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel on April 19 as a corespondent.

Keteyian has spent the last five years exclusively at CBS News and will continue in his role as chief investigative correspondent.

“Armen is a world-class journalist who made significant contributions to REAL SPORTS for almost ten years,” said Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. “We are thrilled to have him returning to the show.”

Keteyian was a contributor on Real Sports from 1997-2006, where he won two Sports Emmy awards. In 1999, Keteyian received a Sports Emmy for his segment on the public financing of Chase Field in Arizona and in 2002 for his profile on Amar’e Stoudemire.

Ratings Down For Opening Day Coverage Of Masters

Thursday’s coverage of the 2011 Masters Tournament on ESPN Thursday averaged 2,550,000 viewers with a 2.1 rating based on fast nationals, according to the Nielsen Company.

Ratings was down sharply from last year’s 4,936,000 viewers and 4.0 national household rating, which featured the return of Tiger Woods.

“What happened last year was an anomaly,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming acquisition and strategy. “Tiger’s return was not just sports page news, but front page news around the world.”

Heidi Watney Might Want To Sample The Food First

NESN reporter Heidi Watney is clearly not a fan of chicken and waffles.

I wonder what Bill Simmons thinks about this clip … oh wait, the Red Sox haven’t won a game yet.

[H/T The Big Lead]

John Sterling: The King Of The Home-Run Call

Love him or hate him, New York Yankees announcer John Sterling has a unique style that helps him stand out from other radio broadcasters.

When Suzyn Waldman isn’t cutting him off in the booth, Sterling is probably belting out one of his many trademark home-run calls.

New York magazine breaks down the seven type of home run calls from Sterling:

1. RHYMES
Sterling tends to rely on rhyming when presented with a boring name that he can’t really work with: Russell Martin, Andruw Jones, etc. Having said that, Brett Gardner – whose last name is an actual word – deserves better, don’t you think?
Examples:
• “Russell has muscle!” (Russell Martin)
• “Robbie Cano, don’cha know?” (Robinson Cano) Read more

ESPN Unveils Logo And Name For Texas Network

ESPN announced the name and logo for the 24-hour University of Texas network. The Longhorn Network is the official network name and the logo incorporates the iconic Longhorns silhouette and University of Texas orange color.

In order to spread the word about the network, ESPN launched GetLonghornNetwork.com and will serve as an initial resource to fans looking to learn more about where and how to get the channel in time for its August launch. Read more

Tiger Woods on ‘Good Morning America’

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts sat down with Tiger Woods to discuss his new Masters video game. But she also got him to open up being a single dad and balancing his family and career. The interview airs tomorrow morning. Woods also appears on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” tomorrow. Tonight, he’s on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”