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ESPN Spends All Monday Ripping John Harbaugh

“It was the second time this season the Ravens went for a 2-pointer with the game on the line and came up short.”

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The Baltimore Ravens nearly pulled off one of the NFL’s biggest upsets of the week on Sunday evening, coming back from down 14 points to the Green Bay Packers and scoring a touchdown on a short Tyler Huntley run late in regulation to make it a one-point game.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh decided not to play for overtime by kicking the tying PAT, and instead listened to his players who wanted to attempt a 2-point conversion that would’ve won the game for Baltimore.

The 2-point attempt failed, and the Packers ended up winning the game. It was the second time this season the Ravens went for a 2-pointer with the game on the line and came up short.

Over on ESPN on Monday, there were plenty of hosts that questioned that decision.

Former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said of the play, “I hated the play.” He added, “The play was God awful.”

Ryan Clark chimed in agreeing with Ryan.

“This was a team that had no chance of winning this game at the beginning,” Clark said. “It was the wrong decision to go for two, and it was also the wrong play call.”

Meanwhile Dan Orlovsky flipped the script and said he was a fan of the decision to go for the victory.

“It is 100 percent the right decision to try and go win that football game,” Orlovsky said. “Because you had no business of winning that football game.”

The Keyshawn, JWill and Max fill-in crew also debated the merits of playing for overtime, with the discussion focusing on the potential that if the game goes into OT, there’s no way to know for sure whether the Ravens would’ve even gotten the ball back.

But ultimately, the crew did make it seem like going for the win was the call to make.

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‘NFL Total Access’ Comes to an End After 21 Years on NFL Network

“Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ has been a part of the NFL Network since 2003 and today it is set for its final episode. The news of the show coming to an end came down earlier this month. Many of the current show participants took to social media to post their thoughts including hosts Mike Yam and Kimmi Chex along with analyst Chase Daniel.

“Tonight marks the last ever episode of NFL Total Access,” said Chex. “I was 7 years old when this show aired meaning that I spent my life watching. Co-hosting our flagship program this past season has been the honor of my career. I’m not going anywhere but for now, it’s goodbye TA.”

Yam said, “It’s been an absolute thrill hosting NFL Total Access. Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network. “Thank you” isn’t nearly enough to express the gratitude I have for the team. See you at 7est for 1 more run.”

A report from The Athletic said the show would be replaced “at least in the interim” by Insiders with Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero.

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NBCUniversal Names Olympic Hosts for USA, CNBC and E!; Kathryn Tappen Headlines

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games.”

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NBCUniversal announced its hosts for coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 on USA Network, CNBC and E! Cara Banks, Laura Britt and Trenni Casey will all be a part of the coverage on CNBC and E! Lindsay Czarniak, Carolyn Manno and Kathryn Tappen will all take part in the USA Network coverage.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics is Friday, July 26 on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo.

Coverage on USA Network, CNBC, and E! is expected to include Team USA men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as swimming, gymnastics, and track & field, and more.

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games,” said Rebecca Chatman, Vice President and Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics Production in a release.

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Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick Return to Host Indy 500 for NBC Sports

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

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With less than two weeks until the event, NBC Sports has officially announced its team of race and studio commentators for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. For the sixth year in a row, we can expect to see familiar faces such as host Mike Tirico and studio analyst Danica Patrick contributing to pre-race, in-race, and post-race coverage.

The race will air at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 26, on both NBC and Peacock.

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe will call the race for the sixth consecutive year. Marty Snider, Dillon Welch, Dave Burns, and Kevin Lee will serve as pit reporters. Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton and Kim Coon will serve as roaming reporters.

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