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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Media

Brad Pitt Makes Sports Illustrated Cover, Is Now an A’s Fan

Actor Brad Pitt made the cover of Sports Illustrated this week for his portrayal of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane in Moneyball the movie. An actor making the cover of the most well respected sports magazine in the country for playing a movie role seems weird. Did Charlie Sheen make the cover of the magazine…Read More

ESPN’s NFL Coverage Will Focus More on Xs and Os Than Off-Field Stories

One of the criticisms of ESPN’s coverage of the NFL is that they focus on too many off-the-field issues. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Just watch this video from 2008. I don’t entirely blame ESPN for this issue. Sometimes television networks like ESPN need talking points to fill their air time. They do that…Read More

Bleacher Report Merely Window Dressing with New Hires

Bleacher Report announced the hiring of five new “lead writers” on Monday, sparking some pats on the back and commentary that the organization is becoming more credible. While the reputation of the new writers can bring more respect to the organization, it does not change that this is classic window dressing by Bleacher Report intended…Read More

HBO Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Bring Back Manny Pacquiao in November

Manny Pacquiao has returned to his familiar television home of HBO for his upcoming November fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao’s last fight in May was televised by Showtime, marking a significant departure from HBO Sports. Showtime displayed extreme creativity in luring Pac-Man away from HBO. They offered him an appearance on 60 Minutes, a…Read More

Pac-12 Making the Upgrade with New National and Regional TV Deal

Upgrade today like the Pac-12 and Best Buy will buy it back when you’re ready for the next big thing Larry Scott continues to impress as the commissioner of the Pac-12. Since taking over as the conference’s commissioner two years ago, the conference has expanded from 10 to 12 teams, flirted with major programs like…Read More

Amar’e Stoudemire to Join Big Lead Sports, Talk Sports and Fashion

One lockout has ended and another is looming.  Now that football is back, we get to rest our heads — very briefly for NBA fans.  The most significant difference that we can see so far between the NFL and NBA lockout situations is NBA players talking about playing overseas.  Personally, I find this annoying.  No…Read More

ESPN the Book Likely to Become a Movie

The ESPN book ESPN: Those Guys Have All The Fun was a big success following its release in May. It rose to 256 on Amazon’s bestseller rankings and was second in their TV and sports broadcasting categories. The book became so popular that movie studios reportedly are fighting over its film rights. According to Deadline.com,…Read More

Hard Knocks Reportedly Canceled by HBO

Hard Knocks on HBO has become one of the most popular sports shows on TV, but SI’s Peter King reported Saturday that it will be canceled for the upcoming season. King wrote on twitter No “Hard Knocks” this year. I repeat: No “Hard Knocks.” HBO spokesman Ray Stallone recently told Sporting News “We are monitoring…Read More

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