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Love him or hate him, Bob Costas doesn’t shy away from challenging topics. Last night, we felt like he put the “Redskins” name controversy to bed with a succinct, accurate explanation as to why it’s got to go, and why teams like the “Indians” and “Braves” can stay.
Remember when you watched “The Matrix” for the first time and thought, wow, if only we could watch Cris Carter haul in a touchdown pass the same way we watch Keanu Reeves dodge bullets? Well, Cris Carter is out of the league now, and the next two “Matrix” movies ended up sucking a ton. But that bullet time dream is finally coming to fruition. Hooray, technology!
Before Seth Meyers agreed to take over for Jimmy Fallon at NBC, he was offered a late-night talk show hosting job at ESPN. Wait, what? Apparently ESPN wants a talk show to follow its 11 p.m. SportsCenter, and is in search of a host. We speculate on possible candidates, because that’s what we do.
NBC has a way of screwing things up. Whether it’s Late Night, SNL in the mid 90′s, or The Olympics — they’ve figured out how to make the best worst decisions possible. This year, they’ve tapped future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, the SNL cast, and tonight’s host Zach Galifianakis to appear during their programming. Video of Fallon interviewing this year’s favorite, Orb, as well as Puppy Predictors, and an interview with the Hangover star, after the jump.
Even though the NFL has considered scrapping the Pro Bowl, even though everyone claims to hate the Pro Bowl, even though the Pro Bowl is filled with replacement players, you still watched the Pro Bowl. Admit it. Maybe not the whole thing, but at the very least you snuck in a peek or two just to see J.J. Watt line up at wide receiver or some intra-fan brouhahas.
Many viewers were none too happy with NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, but it wasn’t just those watching at home who had their qualms. It was the guy they were watching, too. Watch Bob Costas explain to Conan O’Brien (like a boss) just how NBC screwed the pooch so badly, after the jump.
As expected, last night’s NFL opener between the Cowboys and Giants drew monster ratings on NBC. Also as expected, Bill Clinton made sweet, sweet love to the podium during the Democratic National Convention, as a confused and slightly aroused nation looked on. The ratings, after the jump.
CAN YOU FEEL IT? CAN YOU FEEL THE FOOTBALL? I know I’m feeling it, and I can tell you they’re feeling it at 30 Rockefeller Plaza too. Look at that setup. Is there a cooler place on Earth to be watching the NFL Kickoff?
For those of you who are into watching John Kruk eat baby back ribs on-air during the Home Run Derby — and less importantly, if you enjoy ESPN’s baseball programming — you are in luck. With their deal with MLB set to expire next year, ESPN signed an eight-year, $5.6 billion deal with the nation’s past-time, retaining MLB programming until 2021. Find out more about the megadeal after the jump.