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Yesterday news broke of the death of 22-year old Oscar Taveras. He was the biggest and brightest upcoming star in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Sadly, over the weekend, Taveras and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, died from injuries sustained in a car accident while driving in the Dominican Republic.
Frank Caliendo gave us one hell of treat when he read LeBron James’ “I’m Coming Home” letter as Morgan Freeman live on Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN.
Today, he was back to visit the guys and he brought along his Morgan Freeman impression. This time, instead of LeBron James, Allen Iverson was his focus and he absolutely nailed it.
Fantasy Football is a huge money maker for NFL fans. Its popularity seems to grow each and every year with more and more people signing up to play. No one knows that more than the NFL players that get chirped at by the fans when they aren’t performing to their preseason projections.
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are one of the best programs on cable these days. His deadpan humor mixed with the complete and utter mess the world is in right now is a refreshing way to watch the news.
They took a break from politics to focus on the absurd reporting from ESPN on Tuesday. During the broadcast, ESPN correspondent Josina Anderson began reporting on the showering habits of St. Louis Rams Michael Sam, who revealed he was gay prior to the NFL Draft.
Many people around Northeast Ohio, if not all of them, are eager to see what the World Wide Leader has in store for their upcoming 30 for 30 “Youngstown Boys”, which follows the path of both running back Maurice Clarret and head coach Jim Tressel. Today, we got a little taste as ESPN has released a trailer for the special that is set to air right after the Heisman Ceremony at 9pm on December 14th.
“What if I told you they were undefeated on the field…but under fire off of it?”
Everyone loves ESPN’s documentary series “30 for 30″. They have had classics such as “Pony Excess” on the fall of the SMU football program or “Run Ricky Run” which profiled the rise and fall and re-rise of Ricky Williams. Perhaps my favorite of all was “June 17th, 1994″ which recapped the day OJ Simpson was pursued and arrested on charges of murdering his ex wife and her boyfriend. What was so epic about the doc was that there was no commentary and it was presented with only news reports.
For a slight moment, I thought Stuart Scott had pulled off one of the funnier pranks at the World Wide Leader, but after further review and checking in on Twitter, I was bummed to find out that my ears had just played tricks on me.
During the opening of SportsCenter from Saturday night, Stuart Scott gave the usual run down. But when it came time to bring in the show, it sounded like he had made a perverted comment. Obviously when I first heard it, I was a little shocked. I mean, this is Stu we are talking about. We are used to his catch phrases and what not, but to make a comment like this is uncharacteristic to say the least. Take a listen.