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The Swampby James Rainey It's over between Roberta and me. At least for now. What with her constant travels, her series of handlers and the 3,000-mile separation (she's in D.C., I'm in L.A.), it just wasn't working. I concede, with......
WatchdogClick below for NBC's transcript of Bob Costas' sitdown with IOC boss Jacques Rogge, as well as Costas' closing remarks last night. Limited blogging this week. Please be brave. You'll get through this, dear readers.......
Tags: Michael Jordan, Human Rights, Baseball, Diplomacy, Sports
WatchdogOne more thing about Super Bowl XLIII ratings: The estimated average of 38.3 million women who watched was the third-highest such figure since Nielsen started following that demographic in 1991. No. 1 on the list: figure skating at the Winter......
Tags: Sports, Super Bowl, Ice Skating, Multi-Sport Events
WatchdogFifteen years later, Tonya vs. Nancy at the 1994 Winter Olympics remains the highest-rated non-Super Bowl in the history of American sports TV. On the HBO "Real Sports" premiering Tuesday, Tonya Harding sits down with Bernard Goldberg, and sounds as......
Tags: Sports, Super Bowl, Barack Obama, Multi-Sport Events
WatchdogSpeaking of female viewers and sports (see post below) . . . Happy 15th anniversary to Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, who on Feb. 23, 1994, attracted 48.5 percent of U.S. homes to their showdown at the Winter Olympics -......
Tags: Sports, Multi-Sport Events
WatchdogCurrently on a conference call with NBC, which is announcing that Al Michaels will host weekday afternoon and weekend coverage at the Vancouver Olympics. Click below for the release.......
WatchdogThere is an item in my Friday newspaper column about Al Michaels joining NBC's Olympics coverage, including Dick Ebersol's answer to my question about whether he considered using Michaels to call hockey on the 30th anniversary of the Lake Placid......
WatchdogCBS Sports is morning the death this Wednesday of long-time executive Doug Towey, who succumbed to cancer at age 61. The Hempstead native and Lloyd Neck resident was directly responsible for making "One Shining Moment" the quasi-official anthem of the.......
The Swampby James Oliphant LAKE PLACID, NY-- On a rain-spitting Sunday in Lake Placid, the faux-Alpine ski town famous for the United States' victory in hockey over the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Jim Tedisco was fanning the......
WatchdogThree years after his much-ballyhooed, post-Super Bowl, announced-during-the-Winter Olympics hiring, it is likely NBC football analyst Jerome Bettis will not have his contract renewed for the coming season and beyond. Late last season NBC moved Bettis and...
Tags: NBC (tv network), Sports, Super Bowl, Tiki Barber, Jerome Bettis
The TV ZoneYup, all announced last night, and here they are...bios on the jump. Anyone from LI? No. But Brooklyn is very well-represented. Show begins in earnest next week. And who...will...win?......
The Swampby Christi Parsons and Mark Silva Rio de Janeiro has won the right to host the Olympic games in the summer of 2016, a decision that will set the games in South America for the first time. "In every competition,......
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