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Pacers Release Broadcaster Stacy Paetz

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that the Indiana Pacers and Fox have decided not to renew the contract of studio host and sideline reporter Stacy Paetz, an Indiana native who has been part of the Pacers broadcasting team since 2004. Jamie Berns, the Pacers vice president of entertainment, said they will immediately start looking for a replacement.

(Photo: Indianapolis Star)

 

Tampa Bay Are Early Favorites For Hard Knocks

Assuming there’s a NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the leading candidate to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.

According to a league source, the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and four other teams also are in the running. An official decision is not expected until later in the spring.

Sorry Raheem Morris and Josh Freeman, but crazy equals ratings, and you have a whole bunch of crazy in Oakland with Al Davis. Plus, the Raiders are legitimately on the rise following their 8-8 season. Read more

Roy Jones Jr. Returns To HBO In Permanent Spot

Roy Jones Jr. knows his career is rapidly coming to an end.

As a result, the characteristic boxer is returning full-time to HBO Sports as a permanent expert analyst on HBO Boxing After Dark.

“We were not searching for a permanent analyst on the Boxing After Dark series, but Roy simply blew us away with his performance as a guest analyst last year and we decided it’s time to bring him back,” said Rick Bernstein, senior vice president and executive producer of HBO Sports. “This will be a seamless transition for a person who has been a member of the HBO family since 1992 and will enhance our telecasts.” Read more

Ronde Barber Now a TV Football Analyst… For The Onion's New Comedy Central Show

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber has lined up a side gig as an in-studio NFL analyst… for The Onion‘s upcoming Comedy Central series “The Onion Sportsdome”

Barber will serve as an “OSN analyst” for the series when it debuts January 11. Suffice it to say his appearances have been pre-taped.

In a clip released by Comedy Central, Barber talks to OSN anchor “Mark Shepard” about the surprising revelation that former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison went his entire career without realizing he was playing an organized sport:

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The Top 20 Sports Streaks

In honor of Brett Favre (must we still talk about him?), TampaBay.com’s Tom Jones takes a look at the 20 greatest steaks in sports. He has the traditional ones – Joe DiMaggio, Orel Hershiser, the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers – but two caught our eye:

8. UCLA basketball’s 88-game winning streak – The Bruins’ streak from Jan. 23, 1971, to Jan. 19, 1974, includes three national championships. The 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers are the last team to go undefeated in a season. With deeper competition and longer NCAA Tournaments, it’s against the odds that any men’s team can go through one season undefeated again, let alone nearly three.

And then, way down there:

20. UConn’s 88-game (and counting) winning streak – I’m sure I’ll get angry comments, but this almost didn’t make the list. The reason: Women’s college basketball isn’t that deep. It has only 15 or 20 really good programs. But to UConn’s credit, it is beating the other top programs, and to be fair, no other program has racked up this many victories in a row. In the end, this streak is not as impressive as the UCLA men’s 88-game winning streak, because UCLA faced much better competition more consistently. But please save the angry comments. After all, this streak did make the list.

Cue the yelling.

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