Sports Illustrated picks up an old routine from Dr. Z and ranks all the NFL’s announcing teams. The best, according to Chris Burke, are Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock of the league’s own NFL Network.
They’re pictured above with sideline reporter Alex Flanagan.
I used to love when Dr. Z would skewer ESPN’s buffoonish Sunday night team of Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire, awarding them annually either zero stars or a half-star.
Another three regional covers for Sports Illustrated this week: Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez, and Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice.
I’m sure these multi-covers make business sense on the newsstand, but the cache of being a cover athlete is certainly diluted for longtime fans and collectors, like me.
Finally sat The King’s Speech last night. Thought it was very good, though I’m not entirely sure how gripping it was, considering I knew it would end with the king’s inspiring address to his people.
Here’s King George VI on the cover of TIME magazine, on Jan. 12, 1925, as Albert of York.
TIME magazine’s cover on this week’s economic crisis.
Happy release day of the very eagerly anticipated book “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.”
Very little of the 784-page monster leaked early, and I’ve purposely avoided all of it, so that I can enjoy the work myself. Hope I can get through it before inadvertently running into tweets and blog posts all over the Internet about the content.
Deadspin already has a post titled, “What We’ve Learned From the ESPN Book So Far” (no, I heaven’t read it!) and you can can follow James Andrew Miller on Twitter at @ESPNBook. He’s got nearly 8,000 followers, and that’s sure to jump plenty during what will be a busy week for him.
Amazon and iTunes are selling the digital version for $14.99, and Amazon is selling the hardcover version for $14.91. Yes, cheaper for the nearly 800-page paper version. Senseless.
Der Tzitung, an “ultra-Orthodox,” Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper removed Hillary Clinton and counterterrorism director Audrey Tomason from the now-iconic Situation Room photo of the national security team watching the raid on Osama bin Laden.
That decision kept with the newspaper’s policy to never depict images of women, because they could be sexually suggestive. Which is exactly what every image of Hillary Clinton is to most people.
Jokes aside, there are multiple layers of wrong in this. Shady journalism, repression of women and more silly guilt for men who do find images of women sexually suggestive.
What a bunch of fuckwads.
Source: The Huffington Post
TIME released its 2011 list of 100 most influential people in the world, and I was surprised to see only two sports-related people included: Kim Clijsters and Lionel Messi. Looking back, I was even more surprised to see TIME’s love affair with tennis stars as influential characters.
Clijsters is the second female tennis player in as many years to make the list. The 2010 TIME 100 included Serena Williams, Phil Mickelson and Didier Drogba from the sports world.
The 2009 TIME 100 included Rafael Nadal, Tiger Woods, and Manny Pacquiao.
Andre Agassi and Lance Armstrong were the only athletes included in the 2008 TIME 100.
Finally, the 2007 TIME 100 included sports personalities Roger Federer, Tony Dungy, Chien-Ming Wang and Thierry Henry.
That’s only 14 sports-related people in five years of the TIME 100, and five of them play tennis! The tally is as follows:
- Tennis 5
- Soccer 3
- Golf 2
- American Football 1
- Baseball 1
- Boxing 1
- Cycling 1
Very surprised to see no NBA stars on the list, as basketball is an ever-growing sport internationally.