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Writer and Reporter — Sports Illustrated
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Writer/Reporter for Sports illustrated and @sinow; adjunct at @columbiajourn, alum of @UMKnightWallace; fan of Ann Arbor, Buffalo and New York. Father of twins.

Sports Illustrated Media Awards: Best, worst of 2014 — annually highlights a select group in the sports media who were newsworthy, both for positive and negative reasons. Here are the selections for 2014: THE PICK: Mike Emrick (NBC Sports) Emrick has been praised often in this space over the years.

Olympics, track & field, horse racing, figure skating — Olympics, figure skating, cycling, Tour de France, horse racing, track and field, cricket, rugby, CFL, Arena Football and more, and expert commentary, all at

NFL Week 15 Snap Judgments: Johnny Manziel struggles in first start, Bills keep playoff hopes alive in beating Packers — One game does not a career make, and Johnny Manziel is only 22, making him the youngest starting quarterback in Browns history. But he certainly didn't provide the spark that Cleveland was after in benching the struggling Brian Hoyer, and his performance was so dreadful and devoid of highlights that it effectively obscured how badly the rest of the Browns played.

Media Circus: How The Walking Dead defeated the NFL; where will ESPN's Bill Simmons land? — We have finally discovered the kryptonite for the NFL's mega television ratings. That's right: flesh-eating zombies. Upon concluding the first half of its fifth season last month, an eight-episode arc that ran from Oct. 12 to Nov. 30.

Tim Tebow to debut as ESPN game analyst at Peach Bowl — The first New Year's Six bowl game will also mark another first: The debut of Tim Tebow as a college football game analyst. ESPN has assigned Tebow to work with play by play announcer Joe Tessitore, fellow analyst Brock Huard and reporter Shannon Spake during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. No.

Lakers players wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts before game against Kings — Lakers players wore a black t-shirt bearing "I Can't Breathe" during warmups before Tuesday night's game against the Kings in Los Angeles. The phrase is comprised of the last words uttered by Eric Garner, a 43-year-old man who was placed in a chokehold before passing away in July after police tried to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

Richard Deitsch: Wall is face of rebuilding Wizards — NEW YORK -- You know about the blinding speed, the freakish athleticism and the explosive first step. But what you might not know about Wizards rookie point guard JohnWall is how high his basketball IQ is.Before Sunday's exhibition game against the Knicks, coach Flip Saunders explained Wall's uncommon court awareness.

Kyrie Irving, Lebron James address reasons behind wearing 'I can't breathe' shirts — NEW YORK -- As he sat in the Cavaliers locker room about 75 minutes before tipoff against the Nets on Monday night, Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving explained the significance of the powerful words that stretched across his torso. "This is bigger than all of us," said Irving, wearing a black t-shirt with the words "I CAN'T BREATHE" on the front.

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge to call College Football Playoff — The committee has spoken, and the announcing teams of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit and Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge are headed for the College Football Playoff, has learned. The team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call Rose Bowl playoff semifinal between No. 2 seed Oregon (12-1) and No.

Media Circus: Sam Ponder juggles college football, motherhood; misogyny among hockey media — Scout Ponder completed her 59th flight last Friday, a 938-mile journey from Minneapolis to Dallas, which likely places her among the nation's leaders in plane trips for five-month-olds. The aforementioned baby girl, born Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder but nicknamed after the narrator and protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird, has accompanied her mother, Samantha Ponder, from Fargo to College Station to Oxford to a host of other college football hotbeds throughout the fall.
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Dec 19, 2014

@EricStangel I don't believe in Twitter rules or Twitter suspensions. Just brands.

Dec 19, 2014

@getnickwright You were in line for Broadcaster of the Year before I received that email from @MikeMeltser.

Dec 19, 2014

Mike Emrick is the Sports Illustrated Media Person of the Year. The full 2014 @sinow Media Awards:

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