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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Road Tripping with Obama and Watching McDonald’s McSitcoms

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we go on the road with President Obama, call dibs on #Occupy spots, sample the new McTV menu at McDonald’s, and… there was one more thing… oh yeah, the World Series.

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NFL Network Taps New SVP of Programming

Mark Quenzel will join the NFL Network as senior VP of programming and production.

The former senior VP of programming and production will work under NFL Network president Steve Bornstein, who also (wait for it) previously worked at the Worldwide Leader.

Quenzel had been EVP of park strategy and management at Six Flags Entertainment Corp.

The NFL Network scored a hit with its broadcast of the NFL Draft in April. On Thursday, finishes up its seven-week countdown of the top 100 players

Randy Moss Accelerates His Path to Irrelevancy


During a rambling, five-minute press conference after Sunday afternoon’s loss to the New England Patriots, Randy Moss announced that he will no longer answer any questions from the media. Instead, he’s going to interview himself and tell reporters the answer. He’s going to get himself fined big numbers by the NFL for not talking.

It’s a strange stance from a strange player, but who really cares? If you look at his numbers – courtesy of Peter King at Si.com – you see Moss is becoming a non-factor.

Team G Target Rec. Yards Yds/Catch Long TD
New England 4 22 9 139 15.4 35 3
Minnesota 4 25 13 174 13.4 37 2

It’s only going to get worse for the speedster. Sidney Rice will return in the near future and Moss will find himself pushed further down the depth chart. The career of one of the NFL’s best receivers is quietly coming to a decidedly inglorious conclusion.

Then again, at least he didn’t ruin Halloween.

UPDATE: Well that happened quickly.

The Daily Line Cancelled After Seven Months

Jenn Sterger suddenly has time to speak to the NFL.

Her Versus nightly sports news show, The Daily Line, was cancelled after just seven months because of poor ratings.

The show was averaging just 53,000 viewers for each live show and drew a dismal 8,000 viewers on Sept. 27, when the show was going head-to-head against the Green Bay-Chicago game on Monday Night Football.

The last episode of The Daily Line will air on Thursday, Nov. 4.

CBS Sports' LeslieAnne Wade Going Independent

The top PR executive for CBS Sports, LeslieAnne Wade, is leaving the company to start her own media strategy and public relations firm, the network says. Wade’s first client will be CBS Sports, where she will be “closely involved in the overall media relations effort around CBS Sports businesses, personalities and programming.”

Wade has been with CBS since 1993.

“I take such tremendous pride in my long time association with CBS Sports,” said Wade in a statement.   “With the support of Leslie Moonves, Gil Schwartz and Sean McManus, I was given an opportunity to further a path in new media relations, and for women in sports television. It is an enormous professional compliment to count CBS Sports as the first client in my new venture.”

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Jenn Brown Doesn't Like It When You Take Her Photo

If you ever run into ESPN sideline reporter Jenn Brown, make sure you don’t try to snap a photo of her without her permission.

Yesterday, a man tried to take a stealth photo of Brown at the airport, but was caught after his camera sound went off on his phone.

(Vibrate, dude. Vibrate.)

Brown sent out a tweet about the incident, giving a heads up to anyone else who might have the same idea:

Someone should tell guy next 2 me @ baggage claim if he wants to be stealth & take a pic of me w/his phone he should turn off camera sound. Read more

Charles Barkley on LeBron James' 'The Decision:' 'That Was Torture. I Want That Hour Back in my Life'

Earlier today Turner Sports held an NBA on TNT press lunch at its Time Warner Center headquarters. Turner Sports president David Levy was joined by Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Mike Fratello and analysts Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley to talk about the upcoming NBA season.

Among the topics of discussion was “The Decision,” the one-hour special that aired on ESPN, where superstar LeBron James announced he would be joining the Miami Heat.

Levy was asked whether the James camp had approached Turner Sports about running the special, and whether Turner would have aired it.

“They didn’t approach us, and given the circumstances, where we would not have any editorial control, we probably would not have done that,” Levy said.

Barkley has weighed in on “The Decision” before. He called The Decision “a punk move” and a “dumb idea” over the summer. He has not backed down since:

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