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"E:60": Mike Tyson, Horse Cloning And Olympic Grief

Posted by Cubicle QB Features on the April 29 (7pm ET) edition of ESPN’s E:60 sports newsmagazine series: Mike Tyson Inside the boxing ring, Mike Tyson has fought one highly publicized battle after another. He has served time in prison, battled addictions, made and lost millions of dollars and, ultimately, watched his career as the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer disintegrate into a sideshow. Now at 41, Tyson, one of the world’s most recognized athletes, is entering a new phase of his life. He is living under court-mandated sobriety with monthly drug and alcohol testing after spending much of last year […]

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Long Overdue Erin Andrews Post. Also, Spelling Bee News.

Posted by Cubicle QB I’ve long resisted doing another Erin Andrews related post just to boost traffic and perpetuate an already very exhausted Interweb phenomenon (look guys, bare calves!). But today there is actual relevant Erin Andrews news involving the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Via Deadspin and The Futon Critic comes the news that Andrews will be joining ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the bee as a correspondent. Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron is also added as a host. Out are last year’s hosts Mike & Mike and reporter Stu Scott — we will miss ripping on them.

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E:60 Ambushes Miguel Tejada

Posted by Cubicle QB ESPN’s E:60 made the news this week after correspondent Tom Farrey confronted the Houston Astros’ Miguel Tejada with a birth certificate revealing that Tejada is actually two years older than what the MLB media guides indicate his age to be. Tejada admitted his true age after the interview was leaked. So is this legitimate journalism or a really bad “gotcha” exposé to generate hype and drive ratings? Maybe a little of both. Farrey did confront Tejada with a clear inconsistency, but is it even important? The fact that some players from the Caribbean have lied about […]

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You Pick Yankee Stadium’s Greatest Moments

MLB on FOX has compiled what it considers to be Yankee Stadium’s 13 greatest baseball moments, and beginning Saturday, April 19, during its Saturday Game of the Week broadcasts, fans will be able to determine which is No. 1. Each week, one of the 13 Yankee Stadium moments will be featured on air, and viewers can go to foxsports.com to vote for their favorite. The last nomination will be highlighted on Saturday, July 12, with the top moment announced during MLB on FOX’s coverage of the 79th MLB All-Star Game, live from Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, July 15. The 13 […]

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"E:60" Returns: Tiger's Caddy, Oscar Pistorius And Darren McFadden

Posted by Cubicle QB ESPN’s sports newsmagazine series E:60 is back for five new installments beginning Tuesday, April 15 at 7pm ET. Highlights of the April 15 episode include: Tiger’s Eye — Steve Williams, the man behind Tiger Woods, gives E:60 correspondent Lisa Salters an exclusive look at life as a caddy for the greatest golfer in the world. In his first U.S. television interview, the New Zealand native describes his decision to drop out of school at age 13 and talks about his second career as a race car driver. The profile highlights how Williams has parlayed his role […]

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FSN Presents "Amazing Sports Stories"

Posted by Cubicle QB I give FSN lots of credit for upping the I.Q. on their original programming lately, with the recently returned Sport Science, and now the Emmy-nominated Amazing Sports Stories premiering April 13 at 8pm (all time zones) and airing Sundays. This new series, consisting of 13 half-hour episodes, is part movie and part documentary, using dramatic reenactments, archival footage and interviews to piece together unbelievable and rarely told stories of athletes or teams throughout history. The premiere episode, “Bert Shepard: The Dream That Wouldn’t Die,” tells the story of a pro pitching prospect who became a fighter […]

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Bobby Knight, Bill Parcells And Tony La Russa On ESPN "Sunday Conversation," Followed By Apocalypse

Posted by Cubicle QB If this photo doesn’t frighten the bejesus out of you, then you may just have enough huevos to tune in to ESPN’s SportsCenter on Sunday at 10:30am and 11pm ET for the “Sunday Conversation” featuring three weird, crotchety old coaches who all happen to be buddies — Bobby Knight, Bill Parcells and Tony La Russa. The three will discuss a variety of topics including their friendships, coaching philosophies and how players have changed over the years — and occasionally yell obscenities at host Rece Davis, who we’re pretty sure cries at some point during the session. […]

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NCAA Tournament Blog: Second Round

Posted by Cubicle QB Saturday’s Games Some more good action on Saturday’s second-round games. Despite coach Trent Johnson getting ejected for two technical fouls, #3 Stanford rallied to beat #6 Marquette in OT. My alma mater, #3 Wisconsin, advances to the Sweet 16 after a convincing beatdown on #11 Kansas State. #1 Kansas made easy work of #8 UNLV, and #3 Xavier took out #6 Purdue. Thanks to a commanding second half, #7 West Virginia knocked out #2 Duke, and there is much rejoicing. My only regret about Duke losing is that it didn’t happen two days ago. (Yeah, it’s […]

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NCAA Tournament Blog: First Round

Welcome to our NCAA Tournament blog, also called “The Legend of Lance Hardwood.” Lance Hardwood is my office pool bracket name. Lance Hardwood might be nothing more than a legend soon, though, as he’s tied for last with 12 of the 16 games picked correctly. Fortunately, the damage was all contained to the first round, and Lance Hardwood still has plenty of time to make a run. If you’ve been picking straight according to the seedings, then your cowardice has mostly been rewarded. There were no upsets in the early Thursday games. I picked several: #9 Kent State over #8 […]

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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 […]