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ESPN Goal Line

Somehow I had missed this but ESPN has launched ESPN Goal Line, which is pretty much the college football equivalent of the NFL RedZone channel (which I don’t have but my cousin does and I really enjoy it).

Via Awful Announcing:

Hosted by Anish Shroff along with analyst Rod Gilmore, the show mimics the highly successful Red Zone Channel and NFL Red Zone depending on what cable/satellite provider you have. With typically over 15+ games occurring at any given time during the day and usually a handful of games of games overlapping in the early evening slots, ESPN Goal Line bounces around giving you live looks at some of the more exciting action going on.

The first time Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova stepped onto a tennis court together, the world scarcely noticed. Only a few hundred spectators saw the pert 18-year-old beat the scrappy 16-year-old Czech in 1973. “I remember that she was fat,” Evert recalled. “She was very emotional on the court, whining if she didn’t feel she was playing well. But I remember thinking, if she loses weight, we’re all in trouble.” Said Navratilova, “My goal was for her to remember my name.” Eighty matches later – amid the extraordinary growth of women’s tennis – Evert not only remembered, but became a tried and true friend and confidante, remarkable considering the two appeared to be polar opposites in upbringing, life styles and personal relationships. Through a series of personal conversations, filmmakers Nancy Stern Winters and Lisa Lax, along with producer Hannah Storm, will tell the story of one of the greatest one-on-one sports rivalries and capture these two extraordinary athletes’ views on tennis and an ever-changing world.

I thought this film was pretty fascinating, though I guess I could say that about most of the films in the 30 for 30 series.  Two people who were friends and then rivals and now are probably one of the most important people in each other’s lives.  Just the two of them hanging out and discussing the pivotal points of both their careers and their lives.  It’s easy to sense the amount of respect and love between the two currently.  Pretty interesting and definitely worth watching. 

Also the stats of how often these two won is pretty staggering.

What I’ve been reading today

  • I have a feeling Alice Eve is going to be everywhere in the next few weeks.  It starts with the April cover of Maxim.  [Maxim]
  • Not only did West Virginia’s De’Sean Butler hit the buzzer beating three pointer to win the game in their Big East quarterfinal match-up against Cincinnati.  He also called it.  As the shot was in mid air, he called “Bank.”  Outstanding.  [College Basketball Nation]
  • Contrary to what some might believe about him, Danilo Gallinari takes a lot of pride in his defense.  [Knicks Fix]
  • A quiz about the Wonderlic Quiz.  I scored an 8 out of 12 on this bad boy.  [Mental Floss]
  • A good Bill Simmons mailbag always takes up a lot of company time.  Kudos to the reader that called out Canada for not including Bret Hart in the Olympic ceremonies.  [Sports Guy’s World]
  • Say hello to the PlayStation Move, presumably Sony’s attempt to put an end to the Wii.  [PlayStation Blog]
  • Titanic 3D should be on the way in a couple of years.  Good God.  [USA Today]

Weird mascot eats Michelle Beadle.

What I’ve been reading today

  • GQ has taken a look back through their archives at some of their past swimsuit photos of various celebrities.  No doubt inspired by Sports Illustrated, they give us their own collection as a sort of swimsuit issue of their own.  [GQ]
  • The Clippers have finally fired Mike Dunleavy and are moving on.  Sadly there will likely be no more Dunleavy jokes to throw around.  Here’s a good read about the decision and who exactly his successor, Neil Oshley, is.  [Truehoop]
  • The sad thing is that this surprises absolutely no one: “That’s right — Dunleavy found out he’d been fired the same time we all did: when the Clippers announced his dismissal. And Dunleavy tells the Times that when he called Sterling after the announcement, the owner didn’t pick up, and didn’t call back. Just unbelievable.”  [NBA FanHouse]
  • Great review of ESPN’s upcoming Reggie Miller vs. NY Knicks documentary that premieres on Sunday.  I am looking forward to this.  Side note: the HBO Bird and Magic doc was fantastic as well.  [Ball Don’t Lie]
  • News story that reminds you that you are definitely not the dumbest person alive: “When police pulled over a car, they found a 33 year old man bleeding from the head and telling an unusual story.  The victim said a couple of weeks ago he bought several hundred dollars of crack cocaine with Monopoly money and now the dealer was ready for payback.”  [Guyism]
  • Google adds a bike lane option to Google Maps.  [Physorg]
  • Drinking wine can help prevent weight loss?  I’m in.  Wait I need to drink in moderation?  Screw that then.  [Lemondrop]

What I’ve Been Reading Today

Here is a collection of things that I came across through my RSS reader that I enjoyed the most.  Hey, something has to keep me busy at work.

  • News of the day that will annoy my mom: ESPN’s Erin Andrews will join the next edition of Dancing With the Stars.  So much for keeping a low profile.  [Awful Announcing]
  • The must read of the day: great story involving Michael Jordan and a game of HORSE.  [Free Darko]
  • LeBron James has filed to switch his jersey number from #23 to #6.  Draft your July 1, 2010 conspiracy theories accordingly.  [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
  • Mike Leach’s wife has put his old Texas Tech stuff up for sale on Ebay.  Sweet.  [Sports by Brooks]
  • Netflix streaming capabilities could be coming to the iPhone.  [Hacking Netflix]
  • Some funny warning signs that you don’t see everyday.  [College Humor]
  • The popularity of Firefox continues to slide.  Personally, I use Firefox but am thinking of making the permanent switch to Google Chrome.  I hear Chrome has a Tumblr gadget that might be of some use to me.  [Computer World]

What I’ve been reading today

Here is a collection of things that I came across through my RSS reader that I enjoyed the most.  Hey, something has to keep me busy at work.

  • Ranking the 35 best celebrity cheerleaders.  Of course FNL is included.  [Manofest]
  • My favorite writer, Dennis Lehane, talks about Shutter Island.  Really excited about the news that he will have a sixth installment of the Kenzie/Gennaro series coming out soon.  [Thompson on Hollywood]
  • More Shutter Island talk: can a surprise ending actually hurt a movie at the box office?  [LA Times]
  • Simmons with his usual crazy ideas on how to make improve the NBA.  These I like.  [Sports Guy’s World]
  • Twitter reaches a deal with Yahoo.  [Twitter]
  • Great story about the terrific and emotional performance delivered by figure skater Joannie Rochette after her mother’s sudden death.  [Vancouver Sun]
  • Making a case for why David Lee should be in the Knicks plans beyond this summer.  [NY Times]
  • How the internet and Twitter has become the new water cooler and how it actually can help TV ratings.  [NY Times]
  • A review of the early edition of Google Chrome OS and what it can mean going forward.  [Technology Review]
  • LOL: 22 awesome things that look like Yoda.  [Maxim]

What I’ve been reading today

Here is a collection of things that I came across through my RSS reader that I enjoyed the most.  Hey, something has to keep me busy at work.

  • A little list of the hotties of Curling.  No, seriously.  [Bleacher Report]
  • Why the Cavs could be in a real rough spot if LeBron James decides to move elsewhere this summer.  [NBA FanHouse]
  • There was a successful HGH test in the world of sports today.  That would be the first time that has happened.  The sport it happened in was rugby and that player was suspended.  What that means for the major sports going forward remains to be seen.  [ESPN]
  • ESPN has suspended Tony Kornheiser for his recent remarks about fellow colleague Hannah Storm.  [SportsByBrooks]
  • The top 30 Oscar Best Picture winners that guys should watch.  In spirit of the fact that a bro friendly movie is likely to win this year.  [BroBible]
  • For those of you that have trouble differentiating between your Kevin Martins.  [Fourth Place Medal]
  • A sequel to Happy Feet is on the way.  Yeah, I’m excited.  [What’s Playing]
  • UConn has had some big wins recently included those over highly ranked Villanova and West Virginia.  It looks like they have rallied and played themselves off of the bubble.  [College Basketball Nation]

What I’ve been reading today

Here is a collection of things that I came across through my RSS reader that I enjoyed the most.  Hey, something has to keep me busy at work.

  • The lovely Christina Hendricks is on the cover of New York Magazine this week and she mentions how she finds talk about her body to be somewhat boring.  Wait, why did you stop reading this?  [New York Magazine]
  • A smart case for why Amare Stoudamire isn’t exactly a slam dunk for the Cavs.  [Pro Basketball Talk]
  • Bill Simmons and his annual trade value column.  [Sports Guy’s World]
  • The Dutch are nuts about their speed skating, and it’s awesome.  [Fourth Place Medal]
  • Oh no.  That’s a Jimmy Johnson Extenze commercial.  [Youtube]
  • Oh, right.  They’re still the Clippers.  [Ball Don’t Lie]
  • Grant Hill’s routine on game day.  [Dime]
  • Some goalies enter the Olympics hot while others are in a bit of a mini slump.  Does it matter?  [Puck Daddy]

Shawn Springs makes a fairly inappropriate joke about the Super Bowl and Katrina.

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