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Posts Tagged ‘Verne Lundquist’

SmackDown Airing Live Aug. 30 On Syfy

For the first time since moving to Syfy, WWE SmackDown will air live on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.

SmackDown has been a huge success for SyFY, averaging 3.1 million total viewers for 2011 to date.

The live edition of SmackDown will air in its regular time slot on Friday, Sept. 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

ESPN Acquires Australian Sports Site Footytips

ESPN continues to build up their international portfolio following the acquisition of ExtraCorp Pty. Ltd, owners of Australia’s largest sports tipping and fantasy games platform in footytips.com.au.

Launched in 1997, the website offers social tipping competitions for 20 of the biggest sports in Australia, including the Australian Football League and the National Rugby League.

ExtraCorp employs 15 people, who will join the ESPN family in Australia. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read more

Barstool Editor Banned From WEEI After Posting Naked Pictures of Brady's 2-year-old Son

Barstool Sports editor David Portnoy was a regular guest on The Dennis and Callahan Show on WEEI — until yesterday, when Portnoy posted pictures of Tom Brady’s naked two-year-old son beneath the wisecracking headline, “Check out the howitzer on Brady’s kid.” Brady’s son was frolicking on the beach along with Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen.Portnoy didn’t take the pictures, but his decision to post them and make cracks about a two-year-old’s endowment was enough to earn the ire of WEEI producer Jason Wolfe, who wrote on Twitter, “For those who have been tweeting at me…No we will not have Portnoy on again. What he did was completely irresponsible. It’s not about whether he was allowed to do it or not. It’s about common decency. And he showed none.”

Portnoy in a video defended himself against the onslaught of negative press, mainly saying that it’s not pornographic since the kid is so young. If you want to see the video, go to Barstool Sports. We’re not linking to it or the pictures. I disagree that his actions weren’t over the line. As soon as you start making reference to a child’s sex organs (with photos), you’ve gone to creepytown. The post attempts to make light of how Peyton Manning’s kids would be so lucky to be so well-endowed, but the humor is grossly outweighed by the inappropriateness of the source material.

NFL Wife Writes Touching Article For The Nation

Jaclyn Fujita, the wife of Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, wrote a touching article for The Nation on the realities of being the wife of a pro football player.

Come to find out, it’s not as glamorous as one might think.

“My husband could have lost his life to a staph infection. His NFL doctors and trainers were heating/icing/stemming his knee for a bursa-sac rupture and ignoring all the major signs of infection, while his body was screaming that something else must be wrong. He ended up in an emergency operation weeks after symptoms began. Following five nights in hospital isolation and many weeks beating back the infection, he was ready to play for the city we love and a team we built our life around. He would help them win the coveted Super Bowl Championship. Less than a month later he would be gone, feeling completely expendable and replaceable as if his blood, sweat and tears did not matter. Read more

Comcast SportsNet Seeks Mid-Atlantic Managing Editor

Are you a huge Skins fan? Do you live and breathe by the Orioles’ game schedule? Well, if you live in the Bethesda, Md. area, Comcast SportsNet has just the job for you. The sports network is looking for a new managing editor to plan, create and supervise content for CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com.

The ideal candidate will be supervising a team of digital media producers, editors and journalists with the goal of creating engaging content that succeeds in informing and entertaining fans of Washington and Baltimore sports teams. You’ll be responsible for driving audience growth, coordinating local digital media editorial efforts and helping the digital team create social media and mobile strategy. Read more