I saw this via the Twitter feed of Eric Fisher of Sports Business Daily. Thanks, Eric.
The video has had nearly 250,000 views on youtube.Thanks, Tecmo.
Gave thanks for SiriusXM Radio yesterday. While driving home from the Ohio State-Michigan game yesterday (another pretty good game), we were able to listen to the Auburn radio call.
During the entire fourth quarter, Rod Bramblett and Stan White were constantly on the verge of writing off Auburn for dead. Then Alabama kept letting the Tigers off the hook.
Prior to the ill-fated field goal attempt, they were going crazy over the officials putting another second on the clock, giving Alabama a chance to win the game.
Then they went crazy in another way. All in all, it made for an entertaining drive home.
Here’s Verne Lundquist’s call, which also was pretty good. Unlike radio, he went silent to let the pictures tell the story.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, ESPN Radio’s The Paul Finebaum Show will be available on Sirius XM, part of the ESPN Xtra channel, no. 85, daily lineup. The four-hour program, which airs weekdays from 2 – 6 p.m. ET, made its ESPN Radio debut on August 12, 2013.
The complete weekday lineup on ESPN Xtra (all ET):
12 a.m. – 10 a.m. SportsCenter
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Mike & Mike re-air
2 – 6 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show
6 – 6:30 p.m. – Around the Horn (tape delayed from earlier that day)
6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pardon the Interruption (tape delayed from earlier that day)
7 p.m. – 12 a.m. – ESPNEWS or event coverage
The Paul Finebaum Show, produced by ESPN Radio, showcases Finebaum’s compelling … Continue Reading
My latest column for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana is on the one and only Lee Corso. The old football player even is willing to spill some of his own blood. He got nicked on the lip during this playful sword fight Saturday with Kirk Herbstreit.
Here’s an excerpt from the column.
Lee Corso is 78-years-old, and he admits age is beginning to catch up to him. He still experiences the remnants of a stroke he suffered a few years ago.
Corso has cut back on his schedule and he must do daily vocal and throat exercises to maintain his voice. Hot tea with lemon and honey always is close to his side.
“I gargle twice a day,” Corso said. “You ought to be with me some time.”
The bigger issue, Corso says, is that his brain … Continue Reading
The latest from Showtime and producer Ross Greenburg is a don’t-miss.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News wrote his column on the documentary.
But after he joined Showtime last March, Greenburg decided to go back and serve as a driving force behind “Against The Tide” with George Roy and Steve Stern as key storytellers.
“We only devoted about six to seven minutes on that game (in the HBO documentary), and that just didn’t do justice to the depths of the story,” Greenburg explained. “It was much more intriguing and complex. It needed the full treatment.
“To me, it remains as fascinating a story now as it was then. But it’s really a 12-year process of how it happened for Bear Bryant, and how it finally unfolded with the help of his friend, John McKay. That’s a whole other
Several new and compelling sports documentaries will be coming your way in the next week. Always at your service, I will be providing sneak previews.
Tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network has Marching On: 1963 Army-Navy Remembered.
Occurring just 15 days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, it obviously wasn’t just any game. It’s a strong film, telling the role sports played in Kennedy’s life and how he as a former Navy man felt about the rivalry. You understand why the game had to be played.
This extended clip provides a taste of the emotions that took place on that day.
Here’s the rundown from CBS Sports Network:
CBS Sports Network presents MARCHING ON: 1963 ARMY-NAVY REMEMBERED, a documentary about the monumental football game played between Army and Navy on Dec. 7, 1963, 15 days … Continue Reading
Yesterday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Tim Tebow has hired CAA’s Nick Khan to join agent Jimmy Sexton in planning for his future. And that future doesn’t look like it will be on a football field.
Despite the rash of quarterback injuries this year, nobody is calling Tebow. I mean, Matt Flynn is on his third team.
So it looks like option B will be using the headsets for a different purpose. Matt Yoder of Awlful Announcing speculated on the broadcast possibilities for Tebow.
The likely option: the new SEC Network that launches next year. Guess who owns that network? Yep, ESPN, lover of all things Tebow.
But there’s one option that may be the best of all for Tim Tebow and ESPN – the SEC Network.
Tebow is the best SEC player
Terrific piece of reporting by Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun. It really illuminates how teams, universities, players can help shift opinions in the modern media world.
The University of Maryland anticipated most fans would initially react “emotionally and negatively” to last year’s decision to join the Big Ten Conference. So the school sought to influence the debate with a plan to lobby media pundits and plant positive comments into fan message boards.
Scores of documents and emails, obtained by The Baltimore Sun in response to a Public Information Act request, detail a public relations strategy that was as secret as the Big Ten negotiations themselves.
ESPN has No. 3 Oregon traveling to No. 5 Stanford tonight. Meanwhile, Fox Sports 1 will show No. 6 Baylor hosting No. 10 Oklahoma.
Two games with four top 10 teams and plenty of BCS implications on a Thursday night. I mean, who needs Washington at Minnesota on NFL Network? That’s Mediocre vs. Terrible.
How did this bounty happen? According to ESPN, Stanford was slated to host a Thursday night game this year, and the network requested the one against Oregon. Voila, ESPN now gets one of the best match-ups of the year on any day.
Fox Sports 1 also has a strong game. The staggered starting times will allow college football fans to watch the end of both games: Baylor-Oklahoma starts … Continue Reading
Nick Saban and Alabama get the treatment from 60 Minutes tonight. Here’s a preview.
The rundown from CBS:
The best investment the University of Alabama ever made was the hiring of a football coach who delivered a team that has won three of the last four national championships. So says Dr. Robert Witt, chancellor of the University of Alabama about Nick Saban, who created a football dynasty in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in just a handful of years under a contract that pays him more than $5.5 million a year. Armen Keteyian gets to see up close how Saban managed this feat, as he profiles the famous Crimson Tide coach and takes cameras into his practices and coaches meetings. Saban’s profile will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, Nov. 3(7:30PM, ET/7:00PM PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Keteyian speaks to Dr. … Continue Reading