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Troy Aikman: 'Thursday Night Football' Is 'Really Tough' On Players

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_3x2uzxkm"]] Troy Aikman has Drew Brees' back when it comes to "Thursday Night Football" -- telling TMZ Sports the 4-day turnaround presents real player safety concerns ... but he's not convinced it's going away anytime soon. Fyi, Brees came out swinging at 'Tnf' last week -- saying the mid-week game is "absolutely" unsafe for players ... and puts them at greater risk for injury. So, when we saw Aikman at the famous Matsuhisa sushi joint in L.
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Jalen Rose: Yeah, Joel Embiid Trolled Me, Here's My Response

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_kluph6sp"]] Jalen Rose is taking the vegetarian approach with Joel Embiid -- No Beef -- 'cause the ex-nba star has nothing but love for the Sixers stud ... despite being the butt of his joke the other day.  Icymi -- Embiid poked fun at Rose in an interview with SportsCenter when he said his conditioning level was at 81 percent ... followed by "shoutout to Jalen Rose." Of course, that's the number of points Kobe Bryant scored on Rose
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Too Many TV Reboots/Remakes/Re-Vamp’s/Sequel Series Revivals/Prequel Series

I’ve been watching, among other things, the current reboot of ‘Will & Grace‘. One of, many, many, many new TV reboots that are occurring. Alright, I know, I’m not breaking any new ground, Hollywood’s not that original, blah, blah, blah. Still though, this TV reboot caught my attention. For one thing–really? This show you’re rebooting? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love ‘Will & Grace‘ I actually I might argue that it’s one of the more underrated shows of all-time, and had it not been directly up against ‘CSI‘ for so many years, I think it might’ve won more Best Comedy Series Emmys than it actually did. It’s still one of only three series, ‘All in the Family‘ and ‘The Golden Girls‘ being the others, where every original main member of the regular cast won an acting Emmy for said series. I
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Espn Launches 'SportsCenter' on Snapchat

Espn's flagship show is headed to Snapchat. 

The cable network is launching a twice-daily version of SportsCenter that will stream exclusively on Snapchat. It debuts Monday at 5 p.m. Et with an episode hosted by Katie Nolan, the former Fox Sports host who joined Espn in October. Future episodes will be released each weekday at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on weekends at 5 a.m. 

In addition to Nolan, SportsCenter on Snapchat will have a rotating group of hosts who include SportsCenter host Elle Duncan, NBA commentator Cassidy Hubbarth, Espn Radio host Jason Fitz and comedian Cy Amundson

Just like the...
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Espn Signs Scott Van Pelt to New Deal (Exclusive)

Espn has extended Scott Van Pelt with another multiyear deal.

Van Pelt, who hosts the midnight edition of SportsCenter and also is integral to the network’s golf coverage, is among Espn's best-known personalities. He also has managed to remain controversy-free at a time when the social media minefield continues to ensnare many of his colleagues.

His show is routinely the top-rated program among young men in its time slot. For the year, Van Pelt's SportsCenter is averaging 181,000 male viewers age 18-34, followed by NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (99,000) and CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (80,000), which...
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Michael Rapaport Shreds Espn Over New Employee Guidelines: ‘This Is Some Stalin S–t!’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Michael Rapaport Shreds Espn Over New Employee Guidelines: ‘This Is Some Stalin S–t!’ (Video)
The employees at Espn have new guidelines for what they should and shouldn’t say on social media — but clearly, Michael Rapaport isn’t an Espn employee, and just as clearly he has no intention of holding his tongue. “Atypical” star Rapaport vented about Espn’s revisions to its social media policy, outlined in a company-wide memo by Espn president John Skipper on Thursday, calling the rules “Stalin s–t.” The revisions, sent out after “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill was suspended after using Twitter to call for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys-advertisers, when team owner Jerry Jones demanded the players stand for the national.
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Espn Shares New Social Media Guidelines With Employees After Jemele Hill Suspension

  • The Wrap
Espn Shares New Social Media Guidelines With Employees After Jemele Hill Suspension
Espn wants to get a handle on this Twitter thing. The company is retooling its social media policy following the uproar surrounding “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill’s recent activity on Twitter and subsequent suspension. Espn President John Skipper sent out a company-wide memo on Thursday referencing the media brand’s previous social media policy (written in 2011), which outlined new revisions — which include specific guidelines for discussing political and social issues in the digital world. “The most important principles have not changed,” Skipper said in the memo. “Most profoundly, they reflect our continued commitment to journalism and our focus on sports.
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Sorry, President Trump: Espn’s Ratings Haven’t ‘Tanked’ With Jemele Hill on ‘SC6’

  • The Wrap
Sorry, President Trump: Espn’s Ratings Haven’t ‘Tanked’ With Jemele Hill on ‘SC6’
Clearly, President Donald Trump isn’t watching Jemele Hill and Michael Smith’s “SC6” — but that doesn’t mean that nobody is or that the network’s ratings have “tanked” since they took over the 6 p.m. time slot in February. According to the most-recent quarter, the rebranded “SC6” is actually up a hair under 1 percent year over year in cable’s key adults 25-54 demographic, with an average of 233,000 viewers versus 231,000. Last year, a regular live “SportsCenter” owned the comparable hour. In terms of total viewers, however, 6 o’clock is down 2,000 audience members, which effectively makes the rebranded hour materially flat.
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Espn's Josina Anderson Fires Back at Trump, Stop Attacking Jemele!

  • TMZ
One of Jemele Hill's Espn colleagues says she's sick and tired of Donald Trump's attacks on the "SportsCenter" host ... and is publicly calling for Potus to back off. Josina Anderson -- an NFL sideline reporter/insider -- tweeted, "Stop attacking our colleague Jemele Hill, any other journalists or media entities. We are doing our work." Trump had previously tweeted that Hill was responsible for "tanking" ratings on the sports network -- this after
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Donald Trump Trolls Espn Over Jemele Hill: ‘No Wonder Ratings Have Tanked’

  • The Wrap
President Donald Trump blasted Espn for its “SportsCenter” co-host Jemele Hill, charging that the politically outspoken sportscaster is to blame for the network’s ratings troubles. “With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder Espn ratings have ‘tanked,'” Potus tweeted Tuesday morning. “In fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!” With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder Espn ratings have "tanked," in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017 Also Read: Espn Suspends Jemele Hill for Another Social Media Policy Violation Hill was suspended.
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Jemele Hill Suspension: Twitter Takes a Knee Over Espn Decision

  • The Wrap
Espn’s decision to suspend Jemele Hill after she called for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers isn’t playing well in some social media circles. Support for Hill has spread beyond her “SC6” co-anchor Michael Smith, who is sitting out this evening’s telecast in what we’re told is a “mutual decision” with the network. Smith will return for tomorrow’s show, TheWrap is told, while Hill has two weeks to think about her next tweet. Below are just a handful of Twitter users calling out the Disney-owned sports network for benching its “SportsCenter” anchor. Also Read: Michael Smith
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Michael Smith to Sit Out Tonight’s ‘SC6’ After Jemele Hill Suspension

  • The Wrap
Forget Jemele Hill, even Michael Smith won’t be anchoring Espn’s “SC6” tonight, which is the 6 o’clock edition of “SportsCenter.” The male anchor’s decision was a “mutual” one between he and the network, TheWrap is told. Smith’s co-host Hill was suspended for two weeks today for a second violation of Espn’s social media policy. The duo is pictured above on the set of their old Espn show, “His & Hers.” The “His” of that former debate program will return for Tuesday’s “SC6,” we’re told. Also Read: Espn Suspends Jemele Hill for Another Social Media Policy Violation On Sunday,
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Espn Suspends Jemele Hill for Two Weeks After Controversial Tweets

Espn is sending Jemele Hill to the bench: The SportsCenter anchor has been suspended for two weeks for violating the network’s social-media guidelines.

The violation stems from a series of tweets Hill sent on Sunday advocating a boycott of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones said he wouldn’t tolerate his team’s players not standing for the national anthem:

Don't ask Dak, Dez & other Cowboys players to protest. A more powerful statement is if you stop watching and buying their merchandise.

Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017

Or, how about not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys?
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Espn Suspends Jemele Hill for Another Social Media Policy Violation

  • The Wrap
Jemele Hill has been suspended by Espn for a second violation of the Disney-owned cable channel’s social media guidelines. The “SportsCenter” anchor used Twitter to call for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys-advertisers after team owner Jerry Jones demanded his players stand for the national anthem or be benched. That didn’t go over well with her employer. “Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” Espn said in a statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company do with an impulsive tweet.” That line referred to her calling President Trump
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Jemele Hill Suspended By Espn Over Jerry Jones Tweets

  • TMZ
Espn has suspended "SportsCenter" anchor Jemele Hill for 2 weeks -- after she "violated social media guidelines" by encouraging people upset with Jerry Jones to boycott his sponsors.  Hill was reacting to the Dallas Cowboys owners' statement that any players who "disrespect the flag" will not play for his team.  "If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players," Hill tweeted.  There were more
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Jemele Hill: Twitter Not Great Place For ‘Nuanced’ Discussion About Race

“Twitter wasn't the place to vent my frustrations,” Espn show host Jemele Hill acknowledged this morning on Espn’s web site The Undefeated. That’s because, Hill wrote, “people can't or won't separate who I am on Twitter from the person who co-hosts the 6 Pm SportsCenter.” Earlier this month, Hill became the target of a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he demanded Espn “apologize for untruth” after Hill tweeted that Trump is a “white supremacist.” The White House…
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Espn's Jemele Hill Regrets Venting on Twitter, Not Sorry for Trump Remarks

Jemele Hill regrets that her comments about President Trump being a white supremacist became national headlines and turned Espn into a target for the right.

In an essay she wrote for The Undefeated, published Wednesday, the SportsCenter anchor said she let her bosses and colleagues down, and for that she felt awful.

"Twitter wasn’t the place to vent my frustrations because, fair or not, people can't or won't separate who I am on Twitter from the person who co-hosts the 6 p.m. SportsCenter," Hill wrote. "Twitter also isn’t a great place to have nuanced, complicated discussions, especially when it involves...
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Floyd Mayweather Gives Fans a Tour of His ‘Beverly Hills Palace’ — and His Snack Bar Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

  • PEOPLE.com
Floyd Mayweather has made himself right at home in his new $26 million mansion.

The former boxing champion, 40, shared a series of videos on Instagram on Wednesday, showing off his Beverly Hills home, which includes a massive 50-seat home theater.

The boxer has certainly settled in, with a giant snack bar installed outside his theater and stack with everything anyone could need while watching a film or in Mayweather’s case, Sportscenter.

“Grabbing a few snacks before watching Sportscenter in my Beverly Hills Palace movie theatre, that comfortably seats 50 people,” he wrote in the caption of a video he posted Wednesday.
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Espn's "White Supremacist" Trump Uproar Is Only Beginning (Guest Column)

Espn has rules for social media use by those it calls its “public-facing talent.”

Public facers are not supposed to represent themselves online in any way that contradicts or undercuts how they present themselves on air. Their social media presence must be a seamless extension of their on-camera presence. In the case of SportsCenter co-anchor Jemele Hill, if the producers at SC6 decide that it is taboo for her teleprompter to spell out the words “white supremacist,” as she did Sept. 11 when referring to Donald Trump, then the same rule applies for her tweetdeck.

These rules are the norm...
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