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Articles tagged with 'espn'


Live, live and live: Remembering Stuart Scott

Published Jan. 5, 2015

People claim that Stuart Scott redefined a culture, gave swag to following pastimes and was the torch bearer for so many others that aspired to find work in television. That all is true.


Wisconsin sports wishes for 2015

Published Jan. 1, 2015

The New Year is upon us, and we're in the heart of the basketball season and a potential Green Bay Packers Super Bowl run. Spring training is just a month and a half away. Then, after that, training camp begins again. So, polled some of the city and state's most prominent sports personalities for their sports wishes for the 2015 calendar year. Click to read what they had to say and share your own!


ESPN 30 for 30 short on MECCA floor debuts

Published June 11, 2014

ESPN and its 30 for 30 documentary series has produced a short film on Milwaukee resident Andy Gorzalski's mission to bring the iconic MECCA basketball court back to Milwaukee. It's a must-watch for anyone who calls the city home.


Knight has shined in dark season for Bucks

Published April 16, 2014

Brandon Knight came to Milwaukee over the summer in a trade of point guards, as the Bucks sent their erstwhile "face of the franchise" Brandon Jennings to Detroit for him. Just 21 years old, but with 141 games under his belt, what was Knight? A point guard? A shooting guard? As his first season in Milwaukee comes to a close, the Bucks may have found what they needed anyway: a basketball player.


Lesson: Don't use buzzes and tones when it isn't an emergency

Published March 6, 2014

On Monday, the FCC levied fines against Viacom, NBC Universal and ESPN for around $2 million for airing a TV spot with the movie trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen" last year. The trailer used tones that sounded very much like the ones used for emergency alerts.


Milwaukee Talks: Comedian Frank Caliendo

Published Jan. 22, 2014 got a chance to talk to Frank Caliendo, a man of a thousand voices and faces, to talk about his upcoming comedy show Saturday night at the Riverside, his latest impressions, working at ESPN and his secret ping pong expertise.


Packers-Bears game a sure fire, ratings winner

Published Nov. 3, 2013

The managers at local TV stations started working months ago on the November calendar, planning what things to do on what night to get the most people to watch. But, once in a while you get a free day. And all the local stations have had it work out for them at one time or another - a Packers game in sweeps.


Could MLB ban Braun for life?

Published July 13, 2013

An ESPN reporter took to Twitter to say "chatter" around baseball suggests Ryan Braun could be banned for life. Could this happen?


Of leaks, PEDs and journalism

Published July 12, 2013

The coverage of Ryan Braun has become a case study in journalism, and has shined a light on our industry and how we as journalists go about our business in reporting what is supposed to be confidential information.


Good stories can change lives

Published July 11, 2013

Sometimes there is more to journalism than simply sharing a story. For Lisa M. Fenn, a former producer with ESPN, one story turned into friendship and a special bond with two young men she met in Cleveland.


Report: MLB seeks to suspend Braun, others

Published June 5, 2013

Just before first pitch Tuesday night, an ESPN report said that Major League Baseball "will seek to suspend" over a dozen players for their connection to the Biogenesis lab, including Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.


Real or fake? Many don't prefer the real thing

Published May 17, 2013

Real or fake? Many don't prefer the real thing when it comes to their sports jerseys. Fake "authentic" sports jerseys is a booming online business, but it does hurt the local retailer.


Bucks are not feeling the Heat

Published April 21, 2013

Nearly every - OK, every - national outlet that covers or pontificates on the NBA has given the Milwaukee Bucks no chance of beating the defending champion Miami Heat in their first round series that begins Sunday night. The Bucks are using that as motivation for history.


Summerall known for TV broadcasting, video game legacy

Published April 17, 2013

If you watched games, including 13 Super Bowls, you heard Pat Summerall make the play-by-play with a number of different analysts in the press box. His longest serving partner was former Raiders coach John Madden.