How did the members of the U.S. Olympic swim team manage to get so many aisle seats on that plane?
The "Call Me Maybe" YouTube phenomenon continues, and the U.S. Olympic swim team joined in the action spoofing the Carly Rae Jepsen (pictued) megahit.
Have a look. And yes, the lip-synching is a few hundredths of a second off in some parts, which for swimmers can mean the difference... » more
Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in Wednesday's edition of The Charlotte Observer that promised a Super Bowl championship this season.
A gutsy prediction, for sure, but admirable as well. And before you scoff at the boldness of such action, ask yourself this: would you want a player on the team you root for to suggest anything less? Surely, an ad that says "Hey,... » more
HBO and later ESPN have adapted the concept of a TV newsmagazine to sports. Now the nation’s most prominent sports magazine will try to adapt its approach to TV.
Beginning Tuesday on NBC Sports Network, “Sports Illustrated’’ will appear as a monthly show, sometimes on the cable channel and others on NBC itself.
How will it differ from the “Real Sports” and “E:60?” Ian Orefice, executive VP... » more
The way Mark Kriegel explained it to his 12-year-old daughter, he is about to “morph into a cross between and a daddy and a vampire.’’
Sounds about right. Starting July 30 he will be a commentator on “NFL AM,’’ the NFL Network’s plunge into the deep, crowded morning talk pool.
It is a four-hour show built around football, with doses of pop culture blended in, live from 6 to 10 a.m.
One... » more
SNY will unveil a series of ads Monday that will adorn a major city subway stop and promote “Geico SportsNite," a show that vows to cover New York sports more thoroughly than anything else on local TV.
Nothing unusual there, except for the location: 161st Street in the Bronx.
Tweaking Yankees fans, are we? “We’re doing it because that’s where New York sports fans are,’’ SNY president... » more
When someone asked Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, to name a breakout sport during the London Olympics he initially was stumped, leaning on the network’s long-time staples.
Lazarus referenced swimming (“great natural rivalries’’), gymnastics (“obviously always big’’) and diving (“always strong’’), veering from the norm only by adding there would be “a little bit more’’ women’s... » more
Tim McCarver, who will work the All-Star Game for Fox Tuesday, will accept the Ford C. Frick Award that honors broadcasters during induction weekend in Cooperstown July 21-22, a nod his partner, Joe Buck, called “overdue.’’
“I think his overall contribution to the game is unmatched by anyone in the Hall of Fame,’’ Buck said. “Tim’s done it all.’’
McCarver, 70, cited his combined 19 years... » more
Erin Andrews’ move from ESPN to Fox was announced last Sunday, but it wasn’t until mid-week that she was able to sleep soundly and focus on her first major assignment: reporting from a dugout at Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
“I’m so excited to start,’’ she said Thursday. “I didn’t want to wait ‘til college football season to hold the microphone with a different mike flag.’’
The next... » more