In one of the nicest things that students could do, a St. Louis school has launched a Twitter campaign in hopes of getting one of their own on ESPN.
Andrew Honercamp has cerebral palsy and is a huge sports fan. His disability prevents him from playing sports so he decided the next best thing was becoming a fan. He loves watching SportsCenter and his dream is to become a sportscaster.
His fellow students at Fort Zumwalt South High School have launched a Twitter campaign "#AndrewonSportsCenter" in hopes of making Andrew's dream come true.
Fort Zumwalt South students say their campaign is picking up steam and we at Awful Announcing hope that Andrew gets his wish granted.
The greatest mystery of our time is the truth behind Bob Costas' pink eye that became the biggest media story of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Did Bob splash some tainted Sochi water in his face? Did he touch a doorknob and rub nasty germs in his eyes? Some experts claimed it was a virus that was very similar to the common cold.
None of those are juicy, interesting gossip. A botched Botox procedure being the root cause certainly is, though.
The New York Post and the infamous Page Six has a source that told the paper it was a Botox injection gone wrong that caused the most famous case of pink eye in world history. Of course, NBC vehemently denied the report..no comments
At its heart this is a very local story, but one that should resonate with sports fans of any team or any league. The 2014 MLS season begins this weekend and two days before the season began, the Columbus Crew finally signed a deal to air their games locally on television after months and months of negotiations.
A deal that has caused widespread outrage among the fanbase.
After two years on Fox Sports Ohio, available statewide on most cable and satellite platforms, the team announced on Thursday that it had reached a multiyear agreement with Time Warner Cable to air games locally on the TWC Sports Channel. On the surface, this doesn't seem like a major development, but the devil is in the details.no comments
Up to this point, ESPN has basically cornered the market on sports documentaries with its 30 for 30 series, but Fox Sports is about to enter that realm and release six 30-minute documentaries leading up to the 2014 World Cup.
Airing on Fox Sports 1, the documentaries are a part of Budweiser’s “Rise As One” promotional campaign, and will tell stories that most casual fans won’t already know. Developed by Budweiser and Fox Sports, the films were produced and directed by Scott Boggins and Gabriel Spitzer, who have a combined 15 Emmy Awards.
And the films should be well-received.no comments
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I have no earthly idea why the Tampa Bay Rays are taking time to pay tribute to Allen Iverson having his jersey retired by the Philadelphia 76ers, but I'm thankful that they did. Here's manager Joe Maddon paying his respects to The Answer by doing the only thing that's suitable - a parody of his famous practice rant. Maddon's performance isn't quite going to take him to the set of Saturday Night Live, but it's an endearing effort.
And just for old time's sake, here's the original. Can you believe this rant is now 12 years old!?!
In today's podcast we're joined by one of the best new television analysts working in sports today - ESPN's Seth Greenberg. After a lengthy coaching career, Greenberg moved to Bristol from Virginia Tech after the 2012 season and he's quickly cemented himself as one of the sport's most enthusiastic and insightful voices. Today we talk about a number of topics touching on Seth's TV career and the current season including...
-How working in television is refreshing compared to the daily grind of coaching.
-How much of his coaching personality comes through in front of the cameras?
-Whether or not he would consider a return to coaching and what friends in the profession tell him about his second career.
-Wichita State's unbeaten season and the pressure now facing the Shockers.
-Syracuse's precipitous fall and why teams have figured out the Orange.
-Why the Big 12 is the best conference in college basketball and the Big 10 has the most teams who can win the national championship.
-Explaining Ohio State's struggles this season.
-Why conference realignment has hurt the game.
-The pressure of being on the bubble being the toughest experience he had in coaching.
-Some super sleeper NCAA Tournament picks that could help your bracket pool.
All that and so much more with Seth Greenberg on today's podcast.
For more from Seth, follow him on Twitter @SethonHoops.
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Yesterday former MLB superstar Ken Griffey Jr. went on SportsCenter and gave a brutal, lifeless, deadpan, trainwreck of an interview to anchor Linda Cohn. As much as Cohn tried, she couldn't get more than one word out of Griffey on more than one occasion.
Shortly after the interview aired, and after a mountain of negative publicity, Griffey posted this message on Instagram apologizing for his terrible performance. Because where else do you go to post a public apology other than Instagram, am I right? I'm just disappointed he didn't use the above photo.
I want to apologize to Linda for the way things went today. I was in the middle of a cough attack and felt a little ill and didn't want to walk off the set. Linda has always been professional to me and my family . I'm sorry, Junior
Cohn also tweeted that she received a personal apology from Griffey as well.
Just got off phone w Ken Griffey Jr. He apologized sincerely for how he came across in @SportsCenter int. I accepted his apology.— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) March 5, 2014
Here I thought it was drinking too much nerve tonic that was the problem.no comments
Fox Sports 1 broadcasted a decent basketball game Wednesday night - #3 Arizona going on the road against Oregon State. The Beavers played the Wildcats tight throughout in a highly competitive game with definite upset potential. With just over 3 minutes left in the second half and the score 66-64 with Arizona holding onto a 2 point lead, FS1 invited Fox Sports Live Gary Payton onto the game broadcast from its Los Angeles studio.
What ensued was some homerific announcing that would make Hawk Harrelson and Dave Lapham blush. His first words after joining the broadcast were to shout "IS IT OUR BALL?"
Instead of providing any kind of "analysis" whatsoever, the disembodied voice of Payton shouted over the announce team of Rob Stone and Marques Johnson cheering for Oregon State. Stone had to even remind The Glove of the PG audience that was listening as his attempt at play by play was drowned out by Payton...no comments