A monster sports weekend converged with Father’s Day 2013 – here’s a look at what people were saying about ESPN the past few days. continue reading…
Category: ‘Weekend Twee…’
posted by David Scott on June 17, 2013 9:11 AM
Tweetback: ESPN a big part of fans’ Father’s Day; Spurs on the verge; Sunday Night Baseball delivers; Dick Vitale and Sarah Jessica Parker
posted by David Scott on June 10, 2013 9:22 AM
Tweetback: WNBA ‘Ref Cam’ debuts to praise on ABC; LeBron knows how to get on SportsCenter; Sunday Night Baseball shines
The future was present on Saturday when Lamont Simpson, a veteran WNBA referee wore a head band camera during Saturday’s ABC telecast of the Phoenix Mercury’s 82-67 win over the host Indiana Fever.
“Overall, the ‘ref cam’ deserves two thumbs up,” said ESPN Associate Operations Producer (WNBA & NBA) Laura Southerland. “My favorite usage was the game’s tip-off. We were able to give our fan a new and fresh point of view that not only enhanced the excitement of a game tip, but put the fan right there at center court, ‘tossing’ the ball in the air as if they were starting the game.” continue reading…
posted by David Scott on June 3, 2013 9:01 AM
Tweetback: “Bases Loaded” lauded far and wide; Eric Mangini praised; Super soccer coverage from Bob Ley and crew
Our weekly look back at the what social media was saying about ESPN over the weekend. continue reading…
posted by David Scott on May 28, 2013 9:06 AM
Tweetback: Lindsay Czarniak impresses in Indy 500 debut; Van Gundy and Breen please fans; NCAA post-season excitement
A Holiday Weekend edition of the “Weekend Tweetback”: continue reading…
posted by David Scott on May 20, 2013 9:08 AM
Tweetback: Carlesimo to serve as ESPN NBA analyst; Darke/Macca soccer outtakes; Cabrera rocks Sunday Night Baseball
Former NBA head coach P.J. Carlesimo will join ESPN as an NBA studio analyst for the remainder of the NBA postseason. Carlesimo will debut Thursday, May 23, during the 9 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter and contribute to additional studio programming, including NBA Tonight. Carlesimo will also contribute to on-site SportsCenter coverage at the NBA Finals, beginning June 6.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to contribute to ESPN’s NBA postseason coverage,” said Carlesimo. “I look forward to sharing a coach’s perspective, along with insights from nine playoff appearances, with ESPN viewers and NBA fans.”
Carlesimo has 39 years of basketball coaching experience, most recently as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, who he led to the 2013 NBA Playoffs. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball team (assistant coach). He has previously worked as an analyst for ESPN, ESPN Radio, NBC Sports, Turner Sports and Spurs Television.
Enjoy the comedy stylings of Ian Darke and Steven “Macca” McManaman as ESPN wishes BPL’s new home the best in its upcoming coverage:
“Who were those two lunatics?!” – Macca
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) May 20, 2013
And now, the Tweetback. . .
posted by David Scott on May 13, 2013 9:01 AM
posted by Mike Soltys on May 6, 2013 9:17 AM
Tweetback: Sundays with Hiestand come to end; NBA Playoffs roll on; ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi at Kentucky Derby
My conversation yesterday with Michael Hiestand, the TV sports reporter for USA Today, started with Tuesday’s Sports Emmys and ended with where his twins decided to go to college (North Carolina and Virginia). It was similar to the 500-plus Sunday afternoon chats I’ve had with the quirky reporter since 1990, but may be the last as Hiestand has accepted a buy-out from the “Nation’s Newspaper” and looks for his next assignment.
USA Today Sports has had a reserved spot in the psyche of the sports media industry since the full-color paper debuted in 1982. More space is devoted to covering sports media in USA Today than any other newspaper, and its ubiquity in hotels and airports have furthered its place in the travel-heavy sports world. continue reading…
posted by David Scott on April 29, 2013 9:08 AM
posted by David Scott on April 21, 2013 11:04 PM
Tweetback: Russell Wilson voices ESPN’s NFL Draft open; NBA Playoffs underway; New logo for Mike & Mike; Monday moment of silence live across ESPN
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the third round pick last year who became one of the great success stories of the 2012 NFL season, will appear in and voice ESPN’s 2013 NFL Draft opening tease on Thursday (April 25, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN). Wilson, pictured here, took part in a shoot earlier this month at the Seahawks facility in Renton, Wash., with Jason Jobes, Rico Labbe and Mike Sciallis of Victory Pictures, the creative team responsible for many of ESPN’s Monday Night Football opens.
The open will also feature multiplatinum recording artist 50 Cent and English rock band The Heavy performing the group’s hit “How You Like Me Now.” The music of both 50 Cent and The Heavy will also be paired with photos and video of more than 115 prospects — taken during the NFL Scouting Combine in March – throughout ESPN’s draft telecast.
• Mike & Mike unveiled a new logo this morning and with it, a new collection of animations you will see on ESPN2′s daily simulcast of the show (6 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET).
• ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS will interrupt regular programming this afternoon to provide live coverage of the 2:50 p.m. ET moment of silence in Boston.
• Today’s Tweetback:
posted by David Scott on April 15, 2013 9:00 AM