Lousiana sports anchor George Faust of KLFY was calling Masters highlights for the local news affiliate when he managed to call 14 year old amateur sensation Tianlang Guan a "chinaman." Faust says it like you would any normal description, so perhaps he's just blissfully unaware of the negative connotation and offensive nature of the word. I'm not sure how anyone who works in television in 2013 could be blissfully unaware of it, but alas, here we are. We've already had way too many controversies of this ilk in the last year - is it really this hard to proactively avoid using questionable 19th century language?no comments
Monday, April 15
Philadelphia Phillies @ Cincinnati Reds (ESPN 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone
Tuesday, April 16
Philadelphia Phillies @ Cincinnati Reds (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: D-backs@ Yankees]
Wednesday, April 17
Kansas City Royals @ Atlanta Braves (MLBN Noon) Local Broadcast
Texas Rangers @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 8PM) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies
Philadelphia Phillies @ Cincinnati Reds (ESPN2 7PM) Jon Sciambi, Barry Larkin
Thursday, April 18
San Francisco Giants @ Milwaukee Brewers (MLBN 1PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Rangers @ Cubs]
Texas Rangers @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 2:15PM) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies
St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies (MLBN 7PM) Matt Vasgersian, Jim Kaat [Alt: Marlins @ Reds]
Friday, April 19
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Baltimore Orioles (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Braves @ Pirates]
Saturday, April 20
Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels (FOX 3PM) Justin Kutcher, Eric Karros
Washington Nationals @ New York Mets (FOX 3PM) Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver
Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox (FOX 3PM) Howard David, Bert Blyleven
St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Braves @ Pirates]
Sunday, April 21
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Baltimore Orioles (TBS 1:30PM) Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken
Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox (WGNA 2PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone
St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN 8PM) Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk
H/T Sammy!no comments
Saturday in Miami was apparently not the normal paradise we're used to hearing about. It rained something fierce, and one LeBron James took it upon himself to share the street flooding on Instagram. LeBron's picture somehow then made the local weather report from the National Weather Service.
And you thought ESPN was the only outlet that made a habit out of featuring LeBron James social media posts! I love that the report includes his uniform number, as if that is relevant. Prepare for this to be featured on SportsCenter for the next 24 hours, or at least until LeBron takes the next photo of himself posing in the gym.
H/T NESNno comments
The 2013 version of The Masters proved why sports is the best in unscripted television. Who would have thought at the beginning of the week that a 14 year old from China would make the cut at Augusta, Tiger Woods would become embroiled in a bizarre controversy over an illegal drop that had many in the game calling for him to withdraw, and Adam Scott would outduel Angel Cabrera in one of the best final hours in major championship history.no comments
The news was first reported in Richard Deitsch's SI media column and later confirmed by NBC. Dan HIcks is in as Notre Dame play by play man. Tom Hammond is out after calling Fighting Irish games since 1992. Hicks is NBC's lead golf announcer and has also drawn acclaim for his calls of Olympic swimming during the summer games. In the past couple years, he's drawn a few football assignments for the peacock including Notre Dame football, the Pro Bowl, and this winter, an NFL Divisional Round playoff game.
Here's what Hicks told Deitsch...no comments
The Ultimate Fighter is once again giong on the move. The UFC's star-making reality show will be moved from FX to Fox Sports One (as expected) for season 18 in the fall, and the show will also have a new day and timeslot: Wednesday night as opposed to Tuesday night, while also moving back an hour from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM.no comments
All Times Eastern
College Football Live -- ESPN2, 3 p.m.
CFB Daily: Spring Blitz -- ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.
Virginia at Florida State -- ESPNU, 7 p.m.
The Masters: Final Round Replay -- CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.
The Haney Project: Michael Phelps -- Golf Channel, 9 p.m.
Feherty: Sir Nick Faldo -- Golf Channel, 10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cincinnati -- ESPN, 7 p.m.
The Rundown -- MLB Network, 1 p.m.
MLB Now -- MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight -- MLB Network, 6 p.m.
Baseball Tonight -- ESPN, 10 p.m.
Baseball Tonight -- ESPN2, midnight
Quick Pitch -- MLB Network, 1 a.m. (Tuesday)
*Ed Note: This article appears via Bloguin's college football blog Crystal Ball Run.
The SEC’s poorly kept secret – at one timed dubbed “Project X,” even though it had nothing to do with teaching chimpanzees to fly planes – became ever more poorly kept Friday when John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal revealed that the plans for the SEC television network will be unveiled next week.
Launching the network will ensure that the country’s toughest football conference will continue swimming in money for the foreseeable future. As Ourand notes, however, ESPN and the conference now face the challenge of gaining carriage for the new channel.
We’ve witnessed a series of protracted stand-offs between the networks and cable providers of late over the start of such channels. DirecTV, for instance, doesn’t have the Pac-12 Network yet. A smattering of providers have picked up the Longhorn Network from ESPN. Time Warner Cable went without the NFL Network for years before a deal was reached between the two.no comments