1 . If you missed it on Sunday morning, ESPN's E: 60 interviewed Bob Costas and it was a fool.
The former NBC star exposed the network because of his comments about the NFL's concussion problem.
E: 60 has done tremendous work and set out the entire story here, and my takeaway is that Costas deserves recognition that NBC is finally scared of the NFL and the NFL is a big NFL Wicked Tyrant, there really are no winners in this soap opera.
Let's start with Costas. He has repeatedly made it clear over the years that he had a problem with the violence in the NFL. He was never shy to express that opinion.
"The closer I got to the game, the more ambivalent I became," Costas told ESPN. "The sheer power of the game and the celebration of this violence even before CTE became a specific topic … I just did not feel well, it felt stupid for me."
So Costas, who said he asked to be struck off NFL broadcasts from 1
That's weak. We are sorry.
Costas would have done everything he wanted at NBC in 2005 and could not do it. He was the king of the sports department and could easily pass on the role. Instead, he accepted the job and spent many, many years on various platforms criticizing the NFL (as described in the ESPN story), examining all of them for being part of the NFL coverage. I can not have both.
In 2005, NBC killed a half-teaser essay by Costas with the following excerpt: That's a certain ambivalence: even though we're trying to push it into the background, there's tonight on the field and on our television screens, a kind of Russian roulette, which lasts all autumn and winter, as we know it for all the games. emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…2934 & lang = DE Many of the participants will one day pay dearly for their share of our national obsession. "
So you want to drop those words at half-time and then say ." from cowboys-giants here on NBC " and then get the direct deposit into your account for your work later in the week? Come on. Talk about the proverbial that you want your cake …
The NFL knows she has a concussion problem but tries to hide the commissioner as much as possible Goodell said no, an NFL spokesman said that Goodell is not normally interviewed on Super Bowl Sunday, so if NBC pays BILLIONS and not millions for NFL rights after Goodell asks should the NFL give NBC Goodell, the networks are expected to be good partners, but the NFL does not have to defend itself? Bush League.
One thing the NFL has perfected is the art of denial , The league denies having canceled playmaker on ESPN. It denies having anything to do with ESPN ceasing its partnership with PBS's Frontline at the League of Denial a documentary that examines the NFL's Concusison problem. It denies having anything to do with NBC deducting Costa's last season from the Super Bowl. But does anyone with a brain buy NFL nonsense "we're innocent"?
As for NBC like CBS, FOX and ESPN, it's petrified by the NFL and will do whatever the league wants, and while that's not news and it's a business, it's so weak. How Weak Look at this excerpt from the ESPN play:
"NBC declined to license a license for ESPN whose Costas in a video version of this story released on E: 60 Outside the Lines turns to his longtime NBC producer and one of his closest friends, Bruce Cornblatt, and says it's an excellent resource that would like to speak, Cornblatt responded However, he did not answer calls and finally sent a text declining to comment and asked why Cornblatt did not answer. Outside the Lines asked an NBC spokesman if Cornblatt had been asked to to cooperate, and the spokesman denied that this was the case
Ah, yes, another denial nobody believes on earth
2 . John Ourand, Sports Business Journal will visit the SI Media Podcast on Wednesday (subscribe here). Today he has news about the NFL Thanksgiving Games and that's what they are.
3 . The fan of Knicks was engaged in this subliminal marketing this weekend.
However, when the use of Kevin Durant to sell tickets became a big deal on Twitter, the Knicks dropped the ad and claimed they were ignorant.
4 . A-Rod seems to use the same horrible tanning techniques as the former host of The Apprentice .
5 . If you missed it on Saturday night, recently guest of SI Media Podcast, guest Bill Walton ate a burning candle on national television.
6 . The Man Who Breaked the Story About ESPN Baseball Tonight Host Adnan Virk, New York Post Sports media reporter Andrew Marchand took part in the latest SI Media podcast to tell all the details about the wild story , Marchand explains how ESPN learned that Virk allegedly shared information with Awful Announcing and why the network decided to fire it instead of suspending it.
You can listen to the podcast below or download it from iTunes.
7 DUET VIDEO OF THE DAY : During the Grammys on Sunday evening, I tweeted my disappointment that I was not being treated for Islands in the River during the Dolly Parton tribute , Many followers seemed to agree on this, so this week I will only show duets and we start with a classic.
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