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Fox Crew Helps Clear Snowy Road In WA
If you watched the Apple Cup on TV last week, you were treated to the always beautiful scene of college football being played in the snow. If you were actually in Eastern Washington for the game though, the snow made for a considerably less serene environment.
The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, who also serves as a sideline reporter for Fox, talked about trying to leave the stadium in Pullman, Washington on his podcast this week. He said the snowy conditions made the roads hazardous, and forced himself and his broadcast partners Brady Quinn and Joe Davis to play hero in assisting clear a backroad.
At the end of the night, we left the stadium to go to Spokane, which is usually about an hour and a half drive. It was driving in a blizzard. It was myself, Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Joe’s Dad…and my sideline producer for the day, Rick. And so we’re driving on what feels like backroads. There’s barely anything that’s gotten…not plowed, but maybe there’s one care that’s gone down the road to lay tracks. And we’re going nowhere. We’re going 10, 15 miles per hour. We might get stuck. There’s cars pulled off to the side of the road.
At one point we’re going down this road and, all of a sudden we see a police car. And he’s got his flashers on and he’s outside and there’s a downed tree in the middle of the road. So we get out and we’re like, hey, let’s go lift the tree up. And we did. There were four of us and Joe documented the whole thing.
Here is the video of the incident Feldman talked about.
It’s true. Our @CFBONFOX crew moved a downed tree from the road somewhere in rural Washington after the Apple Cup. @BruceFeldmanCFB even helped @3rd_Goal and me. pic.twitter.com/eEyyIsjhE5
— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) November 29, 2018
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New Episodes of Beyond Limits Coming to CBS Sports
The series, which first premiered in September 2021, is produced by the CBS Sports Race and Culture Unit, with senior producer Sarah M. Kazadi.
CBS Sports is set to premiere new episodes of its franchise Beyond Limits, which celebrates athletes who go beyond the implicit boundaries of sports and society. Three half-hour episodes will be hosted by CBS Sports reporter AJ Ross, and will also air on CBS’ linear channel and stream live on Paramount+.
The first episode of the season is titled “Who I Am,” and it will feature Byron Perkins, who is the first openly gay football player at a historically black college or university (HBCU). Perkins is a redshirt senior at Hampton University. The show will also discuss the relationship he has with his mother and how she has impacted him both as a person and an athlete.
Two more episodes will premiere throughout the season – one on making sports adaptable and accessible; and the other featuring athletes who have moved into executive roles. The latter show includes interviews with NBA Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations, Joe Dumars; New Orleans Pelicans Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development, Swin Cash; and NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent.
The series, which first premiered in September 2021, is produced by the CBS Sports Race and Culture Unit, with senior producer Sarah M. Kazadi. Its first episode premieres on Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST, and should provide fans with unique storytelling and spotlight into the journeys of various key figures in sports and media alike.
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ESPN Colleagues Pay Tribute to Neil Everett
“It was universal praise from the people that knew and worked with Everett.”
Neil Everett has become one of the faces of SportsCenter. After 23 years at ESPN, he announced that he is leaving the network.
Colleagues at the World Wide Leader took to Twitter to share their thoughts. It was universal praise from the people that knew and worked with Everett. Chief among them was his SportsCenter partner of fourteen years, Stan Verrett.
If Root Sports Northwest requires references, there are plenty ESPN colleagues past and present that were immediately ready to vouch for Neil Everett.
Everett was not laid off. He turned down a new contract that would have forced him to take a pay cut.
The Walt Disney Company is in the middle of layoffs effecting every division. CEO Bob Iger has tasked his leaders with reducing costs by $5.5 billion and cutting 7000 jobs.
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Bleav To Launch 2 FuboTV Channels
“Over 1,000 hours of original content is produced by Bleav each month.”
Sports and entertainment media production company Bleav has officially launched two channels available now on FuboTV.
Bleav Sports and Bleav Football will utilize content from its podcast network to comprise programming on the TV side.
“We are excited to be partnering with Fubo, one of the premiere companies for sports streaming,” Bleav president Eric Weinberger said.
Over 1,000 hours of original content is produced by Bleav each month. Former NFL and NBA standouts like Ahman Green, Rudy Gay, Lamar Odom, LenDale White, Ike Taylor and Jonathan Stewart are just some of the hosts for Bleav.
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media. He’s a multimedia journalist and communicator who works at the Virginia State Corporation Commission in Richmond. Jordan also contributes occasional coverage of the Washington Capitals for the blog NoVa Caps. His prior media experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, WRIC-TV 8News and Audacy Richmond. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.