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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, 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)

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

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 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

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 Todd McShay leaving ESPN sidelines due to health issues/family

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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