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Ken Burns Collaborator Lynn Novick Joins Meadowlark Media

Novick has worked with Ken Burns on various documentary projects.

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Meadowlark Media has wasted no time growing their team, adding Jemele Hill, Michael Schur, and now filmmaker Lynn Novick. The esteemed director and producer is most well-known for her roles with filmmaker Ken Burns. Novick has helped mold famous documentaries like Baseball, The Vietnam War, and most recently Hemingway.

Novick will fill a similar creative advisor role that Schur and Hill are stepping into. Whether that’s aiding with story structure, helping young talent grow, or assist with the business side of filmmaking. 

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with John Skipper, Dan Le Batard, Gary Hoenig, and the Meadowlark team,” Novick said in the announcement. “I am inspired by their commitment to lifting up unheard voices and to telling authentic and nuanced untold stories.”

Lynn Novick started her working relationship with Burns in 1989 before eventually winning an Emmy as the producer of Baseball in 1994. Their most recent collaboration, Hemingway, was released as a three-part series on April 5.

“I have been fascinated by the power of sports to help us understand who we are ever since I was fortunate enough to co-produce Ken Burns’s nine-part series, Baseball, early in my career, and I’m excited to help Meadowlark find new ways to explore our history through the revelatory lens of sports.”

Dan Le Batard and John Skipper have been searching for defined voices to lead their venture.

“We want to make special things that echo, and Lynn takes us to the very top of the food chain on storytelling,” said Le Batard. “Her sculpting always reveals care and craftsmanship, no matter the degree of difficulty. Her touch is thorough, expert, artful. If I were a challenging story, I’d want to be in her care. Proud to have her on our team.”

Baseball was Novick’s first foray into sports documentaries. Now she can scratch that itch with Meadowlark Media.

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Outkick Planning Live Pregame Show For Georgia vs Alabama

Chad Withrow, Jonathan Hutton and Jill Savage will host the show, with Clay Travis joining in periodically throughout the show.

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Alabama versus Georgia is sure to be the talk of the college football world this week. The game will have huge implications on the College Football Playoff selection the following day.

Outkick has announced that it will be covering the SEC Championship Game this Saturday with its own live show from Atlanta.

Kickoff for the actual game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern. But you can get a head start with Clay Travis and OutKick the Tailgate pregame show long before that, with their broadcast starting at 1:30 EST.

Chad Withrow, Jonathan Hutton and Jill Savage will host the show, with Clay Travis joining in periodically throughout.

The Outkick the Tailgate pregame show will be taking place live in Atlanta, Georgia at STATS Brewpub not far from the game taking place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Those who are in attendance for the live show can enter for a chance to win merchandise autographed by Alabama coach Nick Saban and receive other prizes as well.

Those who cannot be in attendance can watch via live stream either on the Outkick Youtube channel or on Twitter where full coverage of the pregame show will be aired. It will also be aired on the Outkick website.

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New York Sports Media Reacts To Mets’ Gigantic Max Scherzer Deal

Many notable names in New York Sports Radio have taken to social media to let the world know their feelings on the move by the Mets.

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The New York Mets have agreed with pitcher Max Scherzer on a three-year deal that is worth an obscene amount of money. The excitement around the team feels to be at a new high in the city of New York.

Many notable names in New York sports radio have taken to social media to let the world know their feelings on the move by the Mets.

There is no understating the significance of this move by the New York Mets. Max Scherzer is a three-time Cy Young winner and one of the most prolific pitchers in the sport for the last decade, winning 190 games over his 13-year career.

It is worth noting however that the Mets have had a notorious history of giving out bad contracts to veteran players, with players like Pedro Martinez, Bobby Bonilla, and Mo Vaughn just to name a few as examples.

This is just one of many big signings that the Mets have already made this offseason. They have already added Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, and Mark Canha to the team as well.

Max Scherzer will be making $130 million over the duration of the three-year contract. The $43.33 million average annual salary sets a record, surpassing the $36 million New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole is averaging after signing a nine-year, $324 million contract in 2019.

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Dan Le Batard Trolls Skip Bayless After Cowboys Loss

“It is hard to understand why such a video exists. It isn’t hard to understand why it ended up on Le Batard’s Twitter feed.”

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When the Cowboys lose or when LeBron James wins, social media comes for sports media’s most notorious hater. After the Dallas Cowboys fell in overtime on Thanksgiving night, Dan Le Batard was among those with Skip Bayless squarely in their crosshairs.

Le Batard posted a video of Bayless dancing in an Ezekiel Elliot jersey with no comment.

It is hard to understand why such a video exists. It isn’t hard to understand why it ended up on Le Batard’s Twitter feed. No one loves poking fun at the industry or his colleagues more than Dan Le Batard and Skip Bayless is ripe for parody.

Whether or not Bayless takes it personally remains to be seen. There have been stories in the past of the FS1 host wanting those that make fun of him disciplined. We have even seen evidence of him being thin-skinned show up on television. Still, it is hard to imagine that he doesn’t know this comes with the territory of the place in sports media he has chosen to occupy.

The loss drops the Cowboys to 7-4, which is still good enough to keep Dallas in first place in the NFC East by a healthy margin. Skip Bayless may be a dyed-in-the-wool Cowboys fan, but surely a regular season loss didn’t ruin his holiday.

For Le Batard though, content will always be king and that video certainly is content.

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