March 28, 2012 |
NOW, WE KNOW people aren't perfect. But when a sideline reporter is being paid to be near-perfect and a mistake happens, sometimes those blunders provide snippets of sophomoric humor. Meet veteran Knicks sideline reporter Al Trautwig. Before New York's 89-80 win over Milwaukee Monday night, Trautwig noted that the Knicks would be without forward Amare Stoudamire due to a bulging disk in his lower back. Except Trautwig substituted a "c" where an "s" should have been. Trautwig quickly caught himself and noted that Stoudamire is indeed out indefinitely with a "bulging disk that will be treated non-surgically," but the damage was already done with the footage making the rounds on YouTube and within the blogosphere.
March 21, 2012
COMCAST SportsNet Sixers sideline reporter Meredith Marakovits has been named the New York Yankees' clubhouse reporter for the YES Network. She will be part of Yankees' telecasts, pregame and postgame shows, and the "Yankees Batting Practice Today" show. Marakovits will also appear on additional Yankees programming and will contribute to YESNetwork.com. Her last day with CSN is April 4. The Yankees' season opener is April 6. "I am excited about covering arguably the greatest franchise in sports, the New York Yankees, with its rich history and its continued commitment to excellence," Marakovits said.
April 12, 2011
Jenn Sterger , the former New York Jets sideline reporter and the recipient of Brett Favre 's naughty pics, told George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" yesterday that she is a victim and has not been able to go back to work. "You know, I was trying to go to work. Do my job. But how are you supposed to report on the news when you are the news?" Sterger asked Stephanopoulos. "It was tough. It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. "
September 3, 2006 |
Don Tollefson, the sports anchor on Fox29's nightly news, remembers the day he and Jim Lampley became the first full-time football sideline reporters on TV. Tollefson was a 21-year-old television rookie in 1974, fresh from running the student newspaper at Stanford and covering the Patty Hearst kidnapping for the Associated Press. Roone Arledge, president of ABC Sports, had hired Tollefson and Lampley after a nationwide talent search. Their job was to prepare taped pieces for halftime and provide what Arledge called "immediacy" during ABC's college games.
March 3, 2006 |
After being the first woman presenter at the Maxwell awards, ESPN's Suzy Kolber will be taking things a step further this year. During tonight's 69th annual Maxwell Club Dinner at Harrah's in Atlantic City, Kolber will be the first female award recipient when she is honored as the third annual sports broadcaster of the year. "Last year was a thrill because I was the first woman to ever present an award at the Maxwell Club," Kolber said in a recent phone interview. "How do you top that?
February 9, 2006 |
Do you believe in switching networks? Yes! Al Michaels appears headed to NBC after ESPN hired former quarterback Joe Theismann, Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser and Mike Tirico as its Monday night broadcast crew. Theismann was an NFL quarterback for 12 seasons and had worked on ESPN's Sunday night games since 1988. Kornheiser, who had auditioned for the "MNF" job comedian Dennis Miller got, has written for the Post since 1979 and has co-hosted "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN since September 2001 with Michael Wilbon, another Post writer.
February 9, 2006 |
ESPN will begin its first season of televising Monday Night Football with an expanded team in the booth and on the sideline. ESPN announced yesterday that Mike Tirico will be the play-by-play announcer, while Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser will serve as analysts when ESPN takes over Monday night coverage in the 2006 season. As expected, Al Michaels, who was originally slated to join Theismann in a two-man booth, was allowed out of his contract as play-by-play announcer.
June 22, 2004 |
CBS is shaking up its NFL coverage, with a switch of roles for Jim Nantz and Greg Gumbel highlighting a series of changes. Nantz, who had been host of the NFL Today studio show, is being moved to the play-by-play job on the network's No. 1 broadcast team. He will work with the returning analyst, Phil Simms. Gumbel will move from the top play-by-play slot to the studio host's role. "I honestly do not think either our football games or studio was lacking in any way with the role these two guys were doing," CBS Sports president Sean McManus said yesterday.
September 15, 2002 |
Melissa Stark has only seconds to find her story. And right now, he is somewhere on the football field, hidden in a forest of sweaty, padded players. After the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first regular-season NFL game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Monday, the sideline reporter for ABC's Monday Night Football needs to get a postgame interview. Quickly. With microphone in hand - and in high-heeled boots, no less - Stark breaks across the field and nudges her way into a tangle of giant athletes enveloped by coaches, photographers and television cameras.
March 1, 2002 |
John Madden's move to Monday Night Football, announced yesterday on the eve of free agency, played out like a typical NFL roster move. The aging veteran was released from his Fox contract, which had one year remaining at $7.5 million. Fox, which lost money on its NFL package last year and did not renew the contract of Pat Summerall, Madden's longtime partner, is cutting salaries like a cap-strapped team. Suddenly a free agent, the 65-year-old Madden was quickly snapped up by ABC, which offered him a four-year deal worth a reported $5 million a year.