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Cover of SEC Football Media Guide is No. 5 Jersey

In case the No. 5 jersey on the cover of the SEC football media guide was too subtle, the cover also includes the helpful line, “Home of FIVE consecutive BCS National Champions.”

Can you name all five? I’ll give you a hint: Vanderbilt is not one of them.

Seriously, props to the SEC for a little bragging. It’s all in good fun.

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All-Star Game Earns Lowest Overnight Rating Ever

The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game earned a 7.9 overnight rating Tuesday night on Fox, the lowest overnight rating ever for the game.

According to SportsBusiness Daily, the 7.9 overnight rating is down 13.2 percent (9.1 overnight) from 2010 and down 24 percent (10.4 overnight) from the 2009 game.

Locally, St. Louis let the local metered markets with a 17.8 rating, followed by Philadelphia with a 14.7 rating.

 

 

Michael Vick Advances In Madden NFL 12 Contest

The first round of the Madden NFL 12 contest is complete and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick advanced to the second round with 76 percent of the vote.

In fact, Vick had the second-best margin of victory behind Matt Ryan‘s 89 percent against Jordan Gross.

The biggest surprise in the first round was #10 seed Peyton Hillis easily defeating #7 seed Ray Rice. Read more

Clemson Head Coach Latest To Work The NCAA Tournament

Clemson University head coach Brad Brownell is the latest guest analyst for CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Brownell will join the studio team of Ernie Johnson, Seth Davis and Steve Smith on the hour-long Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off show on truTV (Noon ET) prior to CBS’ coverage of the regional finals on Saturday (4:00 p.m. ET) and Sunday (2:00 p.m. ET).


WWE is Still Searching for a Talented Art Director

In January, we posted about an art director opening at World Wrestling Entertainment, and it looks like that gig is still up for grabs. The question is, are you ready to get in the ring?

If hired, you’ll be expected to come up with creative solutions for a wide spectrum of media for the global brand. You’ll handle theatrical key art; home video packaging; TV and consumer product advertising; apparel; retail promotions and more. The company is really looking for a hands-on individual who can execute an idea from start to finish.

The opportunity requires five or more years of experience in the entertainment industry, and proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator. Are you someone with a unique aesthetic who has produced cutting edge print work? Perfect. Grab your portfolio and apply here

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

Kirk Morrison, Rob Dibble Team Up For New Fox Sports Radio Show

FOX Sports Radio is pairing up Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Kirk Morrison and former MLB pitcher Rob Dibble for a new program that begins this Saturday from 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ET.

Morrison isn’t a rookie when it comes to sports talk radio, serving as co-host of the Aztec Power Hour with Darren Smith on XX 1090 in San Diego.

Dibble was FOX Sports Radio’s MLB analyst for several years and is currently the co-host of First Pitch on SiriusXM Radio.

Regardless if you always agree with his comments, Dibble is underrated as a radio host. And don’t sleep on Morrison if you haven’t heard him on the radio yet. It will be interesting to see how this duo works out.

CBS Anchor Greg Gumbel Has A Bristol Flashback

Is there something you would like to share with us, Greg Gumbel?

For the record, Gumbel hasn’t worked at ESPN since 1988.

Did President Obama Wait For the Texas-Oakland Game Before Commenting on Libya?

Did President Obama wait until the University of Texas-Oakland University NCAA basketball game was out of reach before making comments on the situation in Libya?

At 2 PM today, President Obama was scheduled to comment on Libya. 2 PM came and went without Obama, and there was no word from the White House on why there was a delay.

Finally, at around 2:20 PM, President Obama gave his brief remarks.

One of the three TV sets in the SportsNewser office was tuned to CBS, where a great game between Oakland and Texas was underway…

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Reminder: Our Intro to Sports Journalism Class Starts Next Thursday!

Just a friendly reminder that mediabistro.com’s “Intro to Sports Journalism” class starts next Thursday. Sign up using the code SPORT50 and save $50 on the class!

The class is being taught by SI.com columnist Jeff Pearlman, and at the end of the class you will have to polished stories, ready to pitch to the Sports Illustrated‘s of the world.

More info, including how to sign up, is available here.

Who Knew Damon Wayans Resembled Colin Cowherd?

When CBS announced last November they were developing a sitcom on the life of Colin Cowherd, it would have been a safe bet to assume the actor tapped to play the ESPN radio host would have the same skin color.

Wrong.

Damon Wayans (!) has finalized a deal to play Nick Herd in the multi-camera comedy pilot that’s set at a sports radio station. Andy Cadiff will direct the project and Cowherd will serve as a producer.

Wayans is best known for his roles on My Wife and Kids and In Living Color. Maybe if I squint at the right angle, I can make out the physical similarities between Wayans and Cowherd.

I was already skeptical of this project because of the Cowherd factor, but now I would be stunned if it gets a green light.

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