Posts Tagged ‘ESPN’

May 14th, 2010

Did ESPN Make the Right Decision With a Massive World Cup Investment?

Jeff Grimshaw asked the question and I answered.

 
March 13th, 2010

Thumbs Up or Down: The Week in Sports Television

I’m a little late with this, but here’s the unedited version of my appearance yesterday on The TV News. Apparently, I was a little long-winded, so some of my comments wound up on the cutting room floor in the original version. In any case, here’s the original edit, restored in its full glory thanks to my benevolent director, Jeff Grimshaw.

And here are my show notes:

 
March 11th, 2010

Tomorrow on The TV News

I’ll be back on The TV News tomorrow to talk sports television, and here’s what I’ll be looking at:

Come back tomorrow afternoon for the video.

 
March 5th, 2010

Can Versus Take on SportsCenter?

In my latest appearance at The TV News, I talk about Versus and their latest foray into originally produced programming. They’ve calling it The Daily Line, and it’s going to debut on April 5 at 6:00 p.m. opposite SportsCenter.

 
December 29th, 2009

Another ESPN.com Fail on the Washington Caps

Perhaps I’m getting too sensitive, but it was hard not to notice that ESPN.com misspelled Chris Clark’s name last night when it posted the following link.

Chris Clark Misspelled
Somebody call a copy editor.

And in case you missed it, here’s another one that J.P. dug up.

 
October 26th, 2009

Theo Fleury on ESPN’s E:60 Tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s the word from ESPN PR rep Andy Hall:

Theo Fleury Speaks Out on ESPN’s E:60 ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature a revealing interview with former NHL star Theo Fleury in the episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. ET. The program, which launched in October 2007, combines investigative reporting, in-depth profiles of intriguing sports personalities and features on emerging star athletes. These stories are presented in a fresh and innovative format that incorporates producer/correspondent meetings.

When he slid in jubilation after scoring an overtime goal in the 1991 Stanley Cup playoffs, Fleury produced an iconic image. Off the ice however, the hockey player careened out of control as he slid deeper into addictions of alcohol, cocaine, gambling and women. With the release of his new book, Fleury reveals the source of his demons: a two-year period of sexual molestation by Graham James, his junior hockey coach, beginning when Fleury was 14. In a U.S. television exclusive, Fleury speaks with E:60’s Jeremy Schaap about the shattering effects of the abuse and hiding the truth for 25 years. Fleury’s revelations come over 12 years after Sheldon Kennedy, who is interviewed by E:60, rocked Canadian hockey by accusing James of being a pedophile. In 1997, James pleaded guilty and began a jail sentence for molesting two players an estimated 350 times.

Normally ESPN provides a preview clip of interviews like this one, but Hall told me that this one was shot too late. "They are scrambling just to get the piece ready to air tomorrow night," said Hall.

 
September 3rd, 2009

Michael Vick Gets Auto-Tuned

I’ve been watching the YouTube antics of the folks who produce the Auto-Tune the News Web videos for a couple of months now, but this is the first time I’ve seen them deal with anything from the world of sports. In this latest installment, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and born-again dog lover Michael Vick and ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt get victimized. And don’t miss the very special guest appearance by T-Pain:

The world of sports would seem to be a juicy target for the Auto-Tune crew. Here’s hoping they spend an episode or two exclusively skewering television sports.