2007 Media Awards (cont)
Posted: Thursday December 20, 2007 12:53PM; Updated: Sunday December 23, 2007 11:07PM
Best PR Slogan
WE HAVE NOTHING TO ANNOUNCE, ESPN: The e-mail-obsessed folks in ESPN's communication department dropped this slogan so often in the hours leading up to the announcement of Joe Theismann's departure from Monday Night Football that March 25 is now officially declared "We Have Nothing To Announce" day.
Honorable Mention: "Billy [Packer] used the phrase as defined in the American Heritage Dictionary," CBS Sports. For those of you in the future who plan on telling Charlie Rose not to "fag out" on something, you now have precedent thanks to CBS Sports.
Best Hour of Sports Television
Honorable Mention: Premier League Review Show (Fox Soccer Channel)
Rating of the Year
PATRIOTS-COLTS, CBS: It was dubbed Super Bowl 41½ and it attracted an audience worthy of, well, American Idol. CBS drew a 20.1 rating and 33.8 million viewers for the Patriots-Colts game on Nov. 4, the highest-rated regular-season Sunday-afternoon NFL telecast on any network since Fox drew a 22.2 for a Cowboys-49ers game in '96. The game was the highest-rated program since the Academy Awards. If only those viewers would tune into Katie Couric.
Rant of the Year
Honorable mention: ESPN's Lou Holtz, channeling his inner Isiah Thomas.
The 'ol left-hander and beloved Reds broadcaster Joe Nuxhall died Nov. 15 at the age of 79. "Nuxhall's home was every major-league broadcast booth in America, and it won't be the same without his homespun style and his shouts in the background of, 'Get up, get up, get out!' when a Reds player drove one deep to left-center -- although Nuxy might have said the ball was headed for right-center," wrote Dayton Daily columnist Hal McCoy last month. Nuxhall again is on the ballot for the broadcasters' Hall of Fame, and there's been a big push by Reds fans to get him in. If you read the above piece by the respected McCoy, it seems Nuxhall was a Hall of Fame guy as well.
They Said It In '07
The Yankees led the world in home runs this season.
Get back in the kitchen and fix me some bacon and eggs!"
It was painted. Doug Mirabelli confessed up to it after. It was all for PR.
Don't go outside if you have a wallet or anything else.
It's hotter than [bleep]. We get our [butts] kicked every time we come here. I'm not coming back next year.
Broadcasters (Not listed above) Viewers Deserve More of in '08
Jay Bilas (ESPN), James Brown (CBS), Doris Burke (ESPN), Mary Carillo (HBO, ESPN, CBS, NBC), Ed Cunningham (ESPN), Ian Eagle (CBS), Josh Elliott (ESPN), Chris Fowler (ESPN), Ron Franklin (ESPN), Ron Jaworski (ESPN), Eric Karabell (ESPN), Mel Kiper (ESPN Radio), Mike Mayock (NFL Network), Pam Oliver (Fox), Jimmy Roberts (NBC) and Jeremy Schaap (ESPN).
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