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    Scott Van Pelt from ESPN says we didn’t want to bring in a Medical Expert/Physician to evaluate Damar Hamlin’s condition:Did not want to speculate/Current Update on Hamlin’s condition

    ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt explains decision for Damar Hamlin coverage from Zac Wassink, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt explained why he didn’t interview a medical expert shortly after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on Monday night. “My personal preference was that I didn’t want to bring in a physician to speculate,” Van Pelt told CNN’s Oliver Darcy. “I totally see the other side, where a well-trained eye of a physician might recognize something that might totally make sense. But I just didn’t want to be speculating.” Monday’s game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals at Cincinnati’s…

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    They made quite the the team:”The Professor” John Clayton and “The Fabulous Sports Babe” Nanci Donnellan are a Blast from the Past that did Last(RIP:John Clayton)

    from www.espn.com: John Clayton, whose list of contacts in the NFL was matched only by his attention to detail and dedication to his craft, died Friday in Washington after a brief illness, his family said. He was 67. John Clayton was known as “The Professor” and he started covering the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL, and later covered the Seattle Seahawks for many years before joining ESPN…. from GreensboroSports.com: Clayton got a big push when he was a guest on Nanci Donnellan’s Fabulous Sports Babe Radio Show…The show was running hot in Seattle and then it made its way onto…

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    Big News with Troy Aikman and Joe Buck leaving FOX and headed to call Monday Night Football on ESPN

    Troy Aikman, Joe Buck to become ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ broadcast team from www.nfl.com A Hall of Famer is headed to Monday night, and his longtime play-by-play partner is, as well. After two decades commentating together, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck have signed multiyear agreements to become ESPN’s new Monday Night Football broadcast team, ESPN announced on Wednesday. Aikman spent the last 22 years with FOX as an analyst, while Buck has called NFL games for the last 28 seasons. The 2022 NFL season will be Buck and Aikman’s 21st together. “The opportunity to be a voice on Monday Night…

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    Former ESPN Sportscaster Ron Franklin gone at age 79:Franklin was considered by many to be one of the best all-time play-by-play men

    from Larry Brown and Larry Brown Sports: Longtime ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin has died. Franklin died on Tuesday, according to multiple reports on social media. He was 79. Franklin worked at ESPN calling primarily college basketball and college football games from 1987-2011. He was the play-by-play voice of the Texas Longhorns from 1983-1988 and Houston Oilers from 1977-1982. Franklin called Big 12 games for several years alongside Fran Fraschilla, who reacted to the news of Franklin’s death on Twitter. Just heard the sad news that my ?former @espn? colleague, Ron Franklin, has passed away. An amazing broadcasting talent & a…

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    Todd McShay leaving ESPN sidelines due to health issues/family

    Todd McShay taking ‘time away’ from ESPN to focus on health, family from Larry Brown Sports with Steve DelVecchio and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Todd McShay covered ESPN’s marquee game between Alabama and Miami over the weekend, but that could be the last we see of the longtime reporter on television for a while. McShay announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he is taking a leave from ESPN. He thanked his supporters and said he needs to “focus on my health and my family.” The announcement came after some viewers felt McShay looked unwell again during Saturday’s broadcast of the Alabama-Miami…

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    ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith stirs up a ‘Hornet’s Nest’ by saying Shohei Ohtani couldn’t be the face of MLB because he uses an interperter

    from YardBarker.com and from www.yardbarker.com: ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith received widespread criticism online from baseball supporters and others within the sports community after he suggested earlier on Monday that Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani couldn’t be the face of MLB because he uses an interpreter…. As Liz Roscher of Yahoo Sports noted, Twitter users flocked to the service to lash out at Smith, and former ESPN star Keith Olbermann called for the Worldwide Leader to suspend the “First Take” commentator. Olbermann also spoke about the matter via a video that contains some not-safe-for-work language. As of Monday…

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    Paul Pierce fired by ESPN after Instagram Video

    Paul Pierce fired by ESPN after inappropriate Instagram video from Larry Brown Sports and Grey Papke, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com ESPN has parted ways with NBA analyst Paul Pierce after an inappropriate Instagram livestream on Friday night. On Friday, Pierce streamed what appeared to be he and some friends gathering for a poker game. The group was surrounded by exotic dancers, and Pierce was seen smoking an unidentified substance. On Monday, multiple reports indicated that ESPN parted ways with Pierce, effective immediately. Pierce appeared to respond to the news by posting a video of himself laughing on Twitter Monday, promising “big things”.…

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    NFL Football Ratings for this week, with Tuesday Night FootballCBS) topping Monday Night Football(ESPN) and Sunday Night Football(NBC) was strong!!!!!

    from www.sportsmediawatch.com: **********‘Tuesday night football’ ratings were not bad for CBS, even topping its Monday equivalent.********** Tuesday’s Bills-Titans NFL regular season game, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, averaged 10.80 million viewers on CBS — down from the previous week’s primetime makeup game on CBS, Patriots-Chiefs on a Monday night (14.60M). Viewership was less than half of the NFL’s previous Tuesday game, which took place in a vastly different television universe ten years ago (2010 Vikings-Eagles: 23.74M). Tennessee’s easy win, which likely would have aired in less than half of the country had it taken place as scheduled Sunday afternoon,…

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    ESPN GameDay Coming to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest-Clemson football on Saturday September 12 at Truist Field:9am Wakeup with Wake on ESPN

    from www.godeacs.com: WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Deacon Nation, it’s our time! ESPN College GameDay is headed to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest’s season opener against No. 1 Clemson. The show will air on ESPN and is set to start at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12 live from Truist Field. This marks the first time in program history the Demon Deacons will host College GameDay as Winston-Salem becomes the 90th city to host the show. “We are thrilled to be hosting College GameDay for the first time in Wake Forest Football history,” Coach Dave Clawson said. “Our players have done all the right…

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    Happy Birthday to this Sports Broadcaster Today:He just turned 81 and hopes to still be announcing when he is 100

    Here it is…Happy Birthday to Dickie V/Dick Vitale…..Some good thoughts for today, from Dickie V… Dick Vitale @DickieV Today I am 81 yrs young / heck only 19 yrs away from my goal of being 1st announcer to do a game on @espn at 100 . My dream & wish on my 81st is to see LOVE among ALL people in our nation. Can happen if we simply treat people like we want to be treated God Bless All !

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    Top Young College Basketball Coaches:Wes Miller(37) tops the list of the Top 40 Under 40!!!

    ESPN has come out with their list of Top 40 College Basketball Coaches, that are under 40 years of age…These are head coaches and assistant college basketball coaches, and UNCG’s Wes Miller tops the list of the Top 40 under 40…..Wes Miller is #1 and the UNCG Spartans’ head coach is at the top of his game…. Here is the ledger on Wes Miller from ESPN.com: 1. Wes Miller, UNC Greensboro (age: 37) Three years after playing on a North Carolina team that captured the 2005 national title, Miller started his coaching career as an assistant at Elon in his…

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    Major League Baseball hoping for Early July Return with Fan-Free Stadiums:Minor League Baseball can not make it with Fan-Free Stadiums

    The word coming in early this week is MLB/Major League Baseball is hoping for a return of baseball in early July…. MLB would love to get going/throwing again right around America’s birthday on July 4…. A July 4 start would be a big spark in the return of baseball, but Major League Baseball would look to return with “Fan-Free Stadiums” and the money that makes this game spin, would have to come from TV revenue… The revenue-split between the MLB players and the MLB owners will determine how quick this July 1 return proposal can be agreed upon…The big riff…

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    Ric Flair 30 for 30 ‘Nature Boy’ looked like WWE production instead of ESPN production and what is a “30 for 30”???

    Watched it last night and the ESPN 30 for 30, ‘Nature Boy’, on Ric Flair looked to me to be more like a WWE production than a program produced by ESPN….Sort of made me feel like I was watching the WWE Network, which I have not caught yet…. Lots of Triple H/Paul Michael Levesque, Stephanie McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Mark Calaway/Undertaker, Jim Ross and on we could go, it made me think I was visiting a WWE library….Not sure if we saw any Vince McMahon clips, but they may have snuck him in there somewhere… But it was a very good…

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    Longtime ESPN/ABC Sports Anchor John Saunders gone/has passed away, at age 61

    from www.espn.com: ESPN has announced longtime anchor and personality John Saunders has died. CLICK HERE to see and read more/see more from ESPN on the death of John Saunders…. John Skipper, President of ESPN: “John was an extraordinary talent and his friend, informative style has been a warm welcome to sports fans for decades. He was one of the most significant and influential members of the ESPN family, as a colleague and mentor, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.”

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    Did ESPN make the right call when they fired Rob Parker???

    Gonna some spend some more time and sift through all of this one this afternoon..Saw where ESPN had let one of their men go, but had not heard of Parker until now…Check it out and see what you think….Thanks to one of our readers that sent this our way… from www.nbcsports.com: Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN. “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments,…

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    The sports world loses another Legend:Jim Durham, NBA play-by-play voice on ESPN Radio dead at age 65

    Just heard Jim Durham doing the Heat-Celtics game on ESPN Radio this past Tuesday night and I have heard Jim do 100’s of games over the years, along-side Dr. Jack Ramsay, the former Portland Trailblazers head coach and they made a good team and they started working Hubie Brown in with them for the playoffs in recent seasons…..Jim Durham was one of the best ever and he knew how to get out of the way and let Dr. Jack and the others have their say….Durham knew how to make others sound better and he did not let the egos of…

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    We have lost another ‘sports personality’:Beano Cook, the “Cardinal of College Football”, gone at age 81

    Beano Cook was the man…He had a certain dry way of getting his points across and he was what they call an ‘icon’, of collge football…He was with CBS, ABC, and then ESPN and before that he was such a big part of the University of Pittsburgh athletics, that they named their media center at Pitt, in his honor back in 2002…. I still vaguely remember Beano, doing the Prudential College Football Scoreborad on ABC and that might have been after Dave Diles had stepped away from that role…Initially Beano could seem overly dry and boring to you, but he…