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Video: Tiger Woods' New Japanese Commercial

While he’s not playing in The Open Championship next week, the endorsements are rolling back in for Tiger Woods.

And by endorsements, I mean for Vantelin Kowa, a Japanese pain relief sports cream.

 

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Updated: NBC Wins Rights to Next Four Olympics

NBC beat out competing bids from ESPN and Fox Sports and was awarded rights to broadcast the next four Olympics by the International Olympic Committee, the IOC announced today in Switzerland. NBC’s winning bid was $4.38 billion. NBC paid $2.2 billion to air the 2010 and 2012 Games.

Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group, said “It is a great thrill to know that NBC’s unsurpassed Olympic heritage and unprecedented partnership with the IOC will continue through 2020. The Olympics are a significant part of NBC and the IOC again recognized NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to promote, market, program and produce the Olympic Games. London, Sochi, Rio and the 2018 and 2020 Games will benefit from our ability to galvanize all the resources of the newly-formed NBC Sports Group to bring the Games to more homes and more platforms than ever.” Read more

GQ's Uplifting, Depressing Profile of A.J. Daulerio

February’s GQ publishes a profile of Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio that’s equal parts fawning, impressed, and depressing. If nothing else, Daulerio is refreshingly honest.

“The Today show called me on a Sunday at two thirty. It was brunch time with my girlfriend and a friend, and I was half in the bag,” he says of his post-Brett Favre dong shot media tour. “A couple of hours and two bong hits later, I’m doing an interview on the porch. Everyone is jamming Adderall to clean the place as quickly as possible. I was trying to find pants.”

The profile paints a portrait of a quality journalist who works the phones and cultivates sources (“He’s a throwback to an earlier era – when journalists had enough charisma to inspire movies,” Nick Denton says of his editor.) who may not be using his powers for good. (“I never wanted people to feel like they needed to take a shower,” Deadspin founder Will Leitch admits when asked about the direction of his former site.)

Daulerio sounds conflicted. Read more

ESPN A Fan Favorite When It Comes To NFL Coverage

In a recent poll, the USA Today asked readers to choose their favorite NFL announcers and programs in eight different categories.

Over 54,000 votes were casted in the online survey with categories ranging from best play-by-play announcer to best studio show.

Out of the eight winners, four were from ESPN, including Chris Berman as best pregame host.

(Insert “Boomer” joke here.)

Below are the full list of winners: Read more