It’s less “writing about football” than “business reporting that smells like filthy jockstrap,” and it carries the same vernacular of confidence games, tautological assumptions of confidence, and backroom rumor leakage. And like business reporting, it rarely sees fit to correct itself even in the face of mounting evidence that someone, despite holding a title and a position of importance, might be utterly and evidentially incompetent. There is not an NFL studio crew commentary that doesn’t start a discussion of a coach without mentioning what a good man he is; there is not a GM who doesn’t “get it.
I am still a huge New York Knicks fan. Because of all the time I spent there, it would be impossible not to be.
I’ve informed FOX Sports that I will not seek to extend my contract to broadcast baseball past the 2013 season,” said McCarver. “Although I am neither tired of broadcasting baseball nor have I in any way lost my interest in baseball, with which I have been associated as a player and broadcaster for 55 years, it’s time to cut back.
Tim McCarver announced today that he is stepping down from his lead MLB on FOX position upon conclusion of this season’s World Series.
Read the entire press release here.
ESPN has suspended Simmons from Twitter for a few days after he called the Skip Bayless-Richard Sherman First Take meltdown last week awful and embarrassing.
ESPN planned in advance to mention that [Katherine] Webb, an Auburn graduate, is dating [A J] McCarron. But when [Brent] Musburger’s gushing over her went too far, some staffers in the production truck at the stadium “cringed.” Soon after, John Wildhack, ESPN’s executive vice president of production, told Musburger through the announcer’s earpiece that he had to “move on,” according to a person briefed on the conversation.
The network apologized for Musburger’s comments Tuesday.
Breaking: This year’s Super Bowl will be streamed live in the US for the 1st time on NBCSports.com.