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Posts Tagged ‘Tony Dungy’

Broadcasters Plan Trayvon Martin Specials

  • ABC News Radio presents a special one-hour broadcast: “Race and Justice: A National Conversation” hosted by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. The special airs tonight at 7pmET on ABC News radio affiliates and will focus on the national dialogue sparked by the shooting death of  17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

  • CNN will be taping a town hall special tomorrow night at Time Warner Center. “Beyond Trayvon: Race and Justice In America” will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien with a live studio audience and a panel of expert guests. The special will air Friday night at 8pm and 10pmET on CNN.
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Tebow and Brees to Appear on 'The Biggest Loser'

Tim Tebow might be the fourth-best quarterback on the Broncos, but he’s the only Denver signal-caller slated to appear on The Biggest Loser this season. Tebow will appear on the Oct. 4 episode of the popular weight-loss show, along with Drew Brees of the Saints and NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, among other NFL players. According to EW, some of the athletes will compete against contestants in a throwing contest, which should be interesting if Tebow is asked to hit anything outside the numbers. Some of the athletes will share their personal stories of overcoming adversity, and some of them will also help contestants with their “Last Chance Workout” before the final weigh-in.

“It’s not just some great athlete coming out and saying ‘Hey, look at me!’” says Biggest Loser exec producer Todd Lubin. “We actually get to their stories – and these NFL guys have unbelievable stories. Drew had a major debilitating injury, came back and won a Super Bowl, so his message was, ‘Whatever the adversity is, you’ve got to fight through it.’” Lubin also quips: “It’s a good chance to get the men to watch Biggest Loser alongside their wives.”

WPS Unveils The 2011 Uniforms


Women’s Professional Soccer might not survive much longer, but the league will look good while going down in flames (or surviving, who knows!)

WPS and PUMA launched the uniform line for the 2011 season at an event on Thursday. Players including Alex Scott, Leslie Osborne, Tasha Kai, and Allie Long were on hand to show off the new kits.

“For three straight years now, we’ve seen the best of sport performance and style come together on the field with PUMA’s custom WPS uniforms,” WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas said in a statement. “This year’s team kits are no different. In this World Cup year, PUMA’s founding partnership with WPS and its on-going support of women’s soccer is crucial to the growth of the game both in the U.S. and internationally, given the league’s global appeal as the best soccer league for women in the world.”

While we wish the uniforms were a bit more like the NFL-as-soccer-jerseys, we like what PUMA’s done.

The Best Braylon Edwards Column You'll Read

All the angles are covered. The “he’s really a nice guy” story. The “those Jets are Animal House” column. The “risky off-season moves sure backfired” tack. The why didn’t he learn from Donte Stallworth” theme. The “black athletes need to step up” yarn. The joke columns. Etc. etc. etc.

Read them if you want. Then fly across the country and shake Jeff Miller‘s hand. The Orange County Register columnist penned the story that should (but, of course, won’t) be the defining legacy of the Braylon Edwards fiasco.

You know the deal: Thanks to the league’s substance abuse policy, the Jets are handcuffed in the penalty they can impose. He won’t be suspended. He won’t start Sunday’s game, but he’ll play. This is causing outrage. But, as Miller rationally notes, this shouldn’t be just about Edwards. Read more

Michael Vick Sits Down for ’60 Minutes’ Interview Sunday

Vick_8.10.jpg“60 Minutes” just announced that Michael Vick will sit down for his first interview since admitting to dogfighting and serving time in prison for the crime.

The interview is not being done by one of the “60 Minutes” regulars, but rather by CBS Sports NFL TODAY anchor James Brown.

The segment will also include interviews with Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the U.S., and Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach who will be a special adviser to Vick.

The former Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback was released from federal custody last month and was given a conditional reinstatement to rejoin the NFL.

> Related: The NYObserver’s John Koblin profiles the NYTimes reporter who was the first reporter to find the dogs Vick had brutalized; one of many off-the-field sports stories 25-year-old Michael Schmidt has broken…