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Sports Illustrated - MMA

Tony Romo Mixes It Up With Stephen Colbert, Drops Great Zingers

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. Tony Romo is already the best analyst in the NFL, but now he’s adding “great talk-show guest” to his résumé. The former Cowboys quarterback appeared on Thursday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert and brought the heat. Colbert......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Dan Patrick on Leaving ESPN: ‘I Stayed Three Years Too Long’

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1. Legendary sports broadcaster Dan Patrick opened up about several topics on the most recent episode of the SI Media Podcast, including his departure from ESPN in 2007. “I stayed three years longer than I should’ve have because I wasn’t getting better. I was there 18 years. For the first......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Peyton Manning Takes Shot at Patriots and Charles Barkley During ‘MNF’ Megacast

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. ESPN finally got Peyton Manning on Monday Night Football, and it paid off nicely. The Worldwide Leader gave Monday night’s Saints-Raiders game the Megacast treatment, with one feed featuring Rece Davis and Kirk Herbstreit commentating on the game......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

This Was a Cringeworthy Move by Adam Schefter

Sports Illustrated
1. I thought we were done with news breakers using positive COVID-19 tests as a way to tease stories after Jay Glazer did it for Fox back in April, but here we are again. ESPN’s Adam Schefter took to Twitter on Sunday morning to let us know that he knew......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Fox Has An NFL Ratings Problem, but It’s Not What You Think

Sports Illustrated
1. NFL ratings were all over the place in Week 1, with Sunday afternoon doing big numbers while prime-time games were down. And because we live in a deranged time where we are as divided as ever, people now use NFL ratings as political weapon.  Of course if you’re rational,......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

TV Highs and Lows From the First NFL Sunday of the Season

Sports Illustrated
1. The first NFL Sunday is in the books, and it was a good one on the field.  It was also a good one for CBS, Fox and NBC, who had to adjust to major COVID-19 protocols. You saw broadcast partners divided in the booth by plexiglass, you saw Erin......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Chuck, Kenny and Shaq Couldn’t Get Enough of DJ Ernie Johnson

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc1MjgyODM3MjI0Njk1MTY2/ernie-johnson.jpg Jimmy Traina 1. By the time Tuesday night was over, after the Heat beat the Bucks and the Lakers beat the Rockets, he was being called “DJ Ernie Johnson” and his cohosts were praising his “street cred.” Throughout the evening Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson was randomly shouting......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Channing Frye Drops Brutality Honest Quote About NBA Players’ Bathroom Habits

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc1MDk2NjU1NzYxMTIyMzk5/channing-frye.jpg Jimmy Traina 1. This is Sports Illustrated. The home of legendary writers such as Frank Deford, Tom Verducci and Dan Jenkins. We should be above stooping to bathroom humor. However, I’m not above it. Sometimes bathroom humor should be celebrated because it’s funny and special. We have one of......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Fox’s 2020 NFL Broadcast Teams Feature Significant Changes

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. We haven’t seen many significant changes to the Sunday NFL broadcast teams for CBS and Fox over the past few years.  That was set to change for the 2020 season when Charles Davis left Fox’s No. 2......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Chris Webber, Kenny Smith Had Powerful Reactions to NBA Walkouts

Sports Illustrated
1. Two moments from the NBA broadcast world stood out Wednesday as players decided to pass on playing their playoff games in the wake of cops shooting Jacob Blake.  TNT’s Chris Webber, who was set to call a game, spoke about supporting the players and why this is the right......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Near Tears, Doc Rivers Shares Powerful Thoughts About Jacob Blake’s shooting

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc0OTU2MjkwODYxMTgwNTg2/doc-rivers.jpg Jimmy Traina 1. Thanks to social media and cable news, everything now, no matter how big or small, just becomes noise after a while. It’s vital these days to try to cut through the noise, which is not easy, and get to the point of an issue. Clippers coach......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Nothing in Sports Will Be More Depressing Than ‘College GameDay’ Without Fans

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. Apologies in advance, but I’m going fully Debbie Downer here, so feel free to skip to the next item if you’d like. Kirk Herbstreit gave a radio interview Monday during which he said ESPN still plans on......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

‘Inside the NBA’ Tackled Montrezl Harrell–Luka Doncic Race Comments Issue

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. I write about Inside the NBA a lot because it’s by far and away the best sports studio show on television.  Normally, I highlight the frivolity and antics put forth by Ernie, Chuck, Kenny and Shaq, such......

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