Tag Archives: ESPN

Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze-Out is getting a bit tiresome, yeah? First, some statistics (via the San Jose Mercury News): 24 of 25 Players on the [San Francisco] Giants’ Division Series and NLCS rosters who appeared in a game in those … Continue reading

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Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Head-Scratching Ad o’ the Day (California Chrome Edition)

From our 25 Days Late, $50,000 Dollars Short desk Two years ago Skechers USA got caught shortchanging consumers with deceptive advertising. From a 2012 Federal Trade Commission press release: Skechers Will Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges That It … Continue reading

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Someone Please Put Alex Rodriguez Out Of Our Misery

From our Couldn’t He Be Al-EX Rodriguez? desk The hardretching staff – a Made Yankee Fan in Boston since 1974 – has long considered Alex Rodriguez a cancer upon the Pinstripes, and that’s never been truer than now. From New … Continue reading

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A Whole New Meaning To ‘Bronx Bombers’

The New York Yankees are a ghost ship. Derek Jeter’s broken ankle is just the exclamation point. From the very start of postseason play, the Yankees have been anemic at the plate. Stats (via ESPN): Fun fact to know and … Continue reading

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Occupy Gayle King/ESPN/Fox News

Occupy Wall Street is about to occupy ad time on New York cable networks. Via Mashable: [Occupy Wall Street supporters] chipped in more than $6,000 to a crowdfunding campaign that will put a video of protesters explaining their objectives in … Continue reading

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The New Edvertorial Fútbol

Friday’s New York Times features yet another version of marketing in sheep’s clothing, edvertorial division: Script Takes Sponsors From Bit Players to a Starring Role A SERIES that is to have its premiere on Sunday on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language ESPN channel, is distinctive apart from being its … Continue reading

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ESPN Needs To Think Outside The Box

As Made Yankee Fan in Boston kept an eye on the New York-Tampa Bay tilt last night on ESPN, we found ourselves increasingly annoyed with its K Zone feature, which we’ve apparently managed to avoid for the past ten years. From ESPN … Continue reading

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‘Shaq: Obama hurt Rajon Rondo’s feelings’

Who knew? Politico – always on top of the big Beltway stories – posted this excerpt from Shaquille O’Neal’s upcoming book Shaq Uncut, written with (by?) ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan: In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine … Continue reading

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