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FSN “Sport Science” Class Back In Session

FSN is returning Sport Science for six new episodes beginning March 16. Here’s the rundown of the latest installments: March 16 — Field Warriors. Host John Brenkus and his team of scientists examine the most dramatic injuries ever suffered in a sporting event and get first-person accounts of the athletes who survived the injuries that force people to look away. Testing pain, empathy, blood flow and broken bones, this episode also showcases an analysis of the horrific injury suffered by goalie Clint Malarchuk, whose jugular vein was slashed by a skate. Special guests: Malarchuk, MMA star Bas Rutten, Dolphins LB […]

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Gunslinger Hangs It Up: Brett Favre Farewell Festival

Posted by Cubicle QB So, Brett Favre is retiring. Here in Wisconsin, there is surprise, sadness and perhaps a little relief that we finally have the answer to the “Is Brett Favre retiring?” thing we’ve been dealing with around this time for the past five or so years. I’m just a little disappointed that Favre retired before he could fulfill my 1993 prophecy that he would become “the next Don Majkowski.” Anyway, NFL Network is throwing Favre a 30-hour retirement party this week with Favre and Packers programs today through Saturday. Brett Favre Tribute on NFL Network All times Eastern. […]

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Sports Democracy In Action

Take a break from presidential primary politics and let your voice be heard in two sports fan polls running concurrently on the Interweb. The Greatest Highlight With Chris Berman is an ESPN SportsCenter feature that’s been running for a while now. They took 100 historical sports highlights and winnowed them down to a Sweet 16. The 16 highlights will be matched in a tournament-style bracket until the Greatest Highlight (With Chris Berman!) will be announced on ESPN March 2, presumably by Chris Berman. Taking a cue from ESPN.com’s SportsNation Coach Approval Ratings, sports blog Deadspin is running a daily Media […]

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Funniest Golf Videos: More Shots To The Groin

Posted by Cubicle QB Now you can be a part of a new GOLF CHANNEL series that looks at the lighter side of golf: Calling all golf lovers with more talent for being wild and wacky than becoming the next Tiger Woods or Natalie Gulbis. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a television star, here’s your chance to make your dreams come true. GOLF CHANNEL is looking for your hilarious golf hijinks, side-splitting jokes, amazing trick shots, entertaining golf music video… anything that will make us laugh! As we know from 20 years of America’s Funniest Home Videos (or AFV, […]

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Super Bowl XLII: Best And Worst Commercials

Posted by Cubicle QB We make sandwich. I am meat. Wow. That was unexpected. The Giants killed the Pats’ perfect season in the biggest way possible. I’m not quite ready to accept that we’re now going to hear “Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.” But I’m not here to analyze the X’s and O’s of the game. I’m here to pick my seven best and worst commercials. It’s a better crop than last year, but still pretty lackluster. (You can watch them all again on MySpace. See what other people thought on USA Today’s Ad Meter.) Here are my picks: The […]

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Super Bowl Classics On NFL Network

Good news from NFL Network today. They’ll be airing 10 classic Super Bowls in their entirety over the next 12 days. Five of these Super Bowls have never been reaired before, and a few of them will include their halftime shows. The broadcasts include the original network announcers and graphics, but alas, the original commercials won’t air with them (I could use some Bud Bowl action). NFL Network will also show the 2007 Week 17 Patriots-Giants game on Jan. 24 at 9pm ET and Feb. 1 at 9pm ET. Oh, you still don’t get NFL Network? Then it’s TS4U. Here […]

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Unexpected Bonus “E:60”: Michael Vick’s Dogs, O.J. Mayo, Kimbo Slice And More

ESPN announced it will air a special edition of its sports newsmagazine series E:60 Dec. 11 at 7pm ET. The series will resume its regular run in the spring. Features on Tuesday’s special edition: The Vick Dogs With Michael Vick serving time in federal prison ahead of his sentencing on Dec. 10 for conspiracy to operate a dog fighting enterprise, the fate of his dogs is also up in the air. E:60 correspondent Jeremy Schaap explores what happened to the surviving 48 pit bulls and 12 other dogs seized from Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels in Virginia. The dogs include nine […]

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ESPN’s Best Of “This Is SportsCenter” Special

ESPN’s SportsCenter is, at times, difficult to watch, but the promos in the famous “This Is SportsCenter” campaign rarely disappoint (one of our favorites is above). On Dec. 11 at 8pm ET, ESPN airs a one-hour special hosted by Karl Ravech chronicling ESPN’s ad campaign, which began in 1995 and features mini mockumentaries that capture comical moments at ESPN’s Bristol campus when SportsCenter anchors interact with athletes, celebrities and mascots. The special will include more than 50 commercials, including the first-ever “This Is SC” spot and the debut of three others. Also included are interviews with athletes who’ve appeared in […]

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Stanford Vs. Cal: “The Play” Lives On

25 years later, the band still comes onto the field … Hard to believe it’s been 25 years since “The Play.” It’s been replayed and talked about countless times since. Versus reunited John Elway, Kevin Moen, Gary Tyrrell and Joe Starkey to celebrate the 25th anniversary of that game and share their memories in an hourlong special called Cal vs. Stanford: 25 Years Later, airing Nov. 24 at 6pm ET (it reairs Nov. 24 at 11pm, Nov. 28 at 7pm & 2am, and Dec. 1 at 2:30pm). The special was taped last month, and I had the chance to talk […]

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America’s Sexiest Sportscaster 2: Obviously Erin Andrews

[Update: Look, the spelling bee just got a whole lot sexier!] Playboy.com is running an online poll to determine America’s sexiest female sportscaster. The candidates are: Erin Andrews (ESPN), Colleen Dominguez (ESPN), Alex Flanagan (NFL Network), Shana Hiatt (NBC), Jamie Little (ESPN), Hazel Mae (NESN), Rachel Nichols (ESPN), Lisa Salters (ESPN), Lindsay Soto (FSN), Sage Steele (ESPN), Krista Voda (SPEED Channel) and Jeanne Zelasko (FOX). It’s presumed Erin Andrews is going to run away with this. Duh. But the biggest problem I find with the poll is that they’ve excluded all the candidates from their first Sexy Sportscaster poll, conducted […]