Tweetback: (UPDATED, 12:45 p.m.) ESPN calls Sandy audibles; GameDay heads to LSU and #1Day1Game; Outpouring for Marcus Lattimore
Front Row knows you have better things to do all weekend than check your social media feeds, so we do it for you.
Here, from the ESPN PR universe, are some of the Tweets, posts and other commentary you may have missed.
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But first, some Sandy-related programming notes from across ESPN. Front Row urges everyone in the storm’s path to be safe and neighborly.
Outside the Lines (Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, 11:20 a.m.)
Outside the Lines will not air today. In its place, on ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. ET SportsNation’s “44 Jeers of October” will air.
• On Sunday night, ESPN’s Craig Bengtson, Vice President, SportsCenter informed staff that Monday’s and Tuesday’s 11 p.m. ET SC will originate from the network’s Los Angeles facility. The LA digital center will also provide — as the regularly do — the 1 a.m. ET edition.
“The safety of our Bristol-based employees is paramount,” Bengtson said. “It just makes sense to take advantage of our team in Los Angeles. It’s one of the
reasons why ESPN has a facility there.”
In a Sunday afternoon email to employees, the company asked affected employees in New York and Bristol, CT who are “not central to key business operations. . . to work from home on Monday, October 29th.”
(UPDATE, Monday 12:05 p.m. ET): SportsCenter will not be live on ESPNEWS tonight from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., instead the 6 p.m. SportsCenter will reair in its place.
• NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven usually travels to Bristol for weekly Sunday through Tuesday programming from ESPN’s headquarters. This week, he may have to stay in Bristol a few extra days if airlines are not flying. And ESPN2’s daily NASCAR Now will likely being doing more phone interviews, especially if downlink capabilities are impaired due to the storm.
“We might have to run some features and do phone interviews if we have trouble getting guests (on satellite),” said NASCAR Now coordinating producer Jim Bowdon. “We have plenty of content from Sunday’s ESPN race at Martinsville. We are planning to speak to Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus on the phone.”
• Rachel Nichols was covering the Miami Dolphins at the New York Jets on Sunday. Fearing she might miss her scheduled flight to Miami where she is scheduled to cover the Miami Heat as they begin their title defense, Nichols departed MetLife stadium prior to the end of the game to help ensure she would be in Miami for Monday. ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini and Ian O’Connor were both still available for reporting from the game.
Monday’s UNITE on ESPNU, which also originates from Bristol, will be pre-empted.
ESPN NY 98.7FM & ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050AM Simulcast ABC7
To best serve metropolitan-area fans facing the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, ESPN NY 98.7FM & ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050AM will simulcast ABC7 on both stations while conditions warrant.
The two sports stations will present SportsCenter updates once each hour.
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