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‘Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep’ Clip Looks Back at Being Drafted No. 1 Overall

“I shouldn’t have been. I went to this small school and was so immature, so much to learn.”

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HBO’s Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep documentary debuts Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The one-hour, 15-minute film combines footage from the Hall of Fame quarterback’s stage show in Branson, Missouri (with personal stories and monologues, in addition to singing and music), archival clips from his football career, and an all-new interview.

Some potential viewers might be wary of the Fox NFL Sunday analyst singing in that stage show (though he’s recorded four country albums and one gospel record), and that will distinguish Going Deep from conventional sports documentaries like previous Bradshaw chronicles in ESPN’s SportsCentury and NFL Network’s A Football Life series.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Keith Cossrow, the documentary also includes NFL Films footage from Bradshaw’s career and an on-camera conversation with him. Both can be seen in a clip from Going Deep released by HBO on Friday. In this video, Bradshaw looks back at being selected No. 1 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970 NFL Draft.

“How did I get to be the first pick in the draft? I don’t wanna be the first pick in the draft,” Bradshaw recalls in the clip. “Looking back on it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s kinda cool.’ But really and truthfully, I shouldn’t have been. I went to this small school and was so immature, so much to learn.”

Bradshaw started two seasons at Louisiana Tech, compiling 2,890 yards as a junior and 2,314 yards in his senior season. The Bulldogs went 17-4 with Bradshaw at quarterback. He went on to a legendary career with the Steelers, winning four Super Bowl championships, throwing for 27,989 yards and 212 touchdowns in 14 seasons.

Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep premieres Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO (in addition to replays on HBO channels and on-demand) and streaming on HBO Max. You can view the trailer here.

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Rebecca Lobo Signs Extension With ESPN

She has served as the analyst for the network’s coverage of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and the National Championship Game.

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ESPN and Rebecca Lobo have signed an extension to keep the women’s basketball legend with the network.

Lobo joined ESPN in 2004 as a WNBA and women’s college basketball analyst. She has served as the analyst for the network’s coverage of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and the National Championship Game.

“I am thrilled to continue doing what I love, calling women’s basketball games,” said Lobo. “It is an honor to be a part of the soundtrack for the games played by these incredible female athletes.”

Lobo had a storied career at UConn before winning an Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

“Rebecca is one of the best in the business. She excels on both game coverage and studio coverage,” said Patricia Lowry, ESPN Vice President, Production. “Her knowledge, history, and passion for the game and its growth continue to make us better.  She is a true asset and a highly valued member of our team.”

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ESPN Reaches Extension To Remain Home of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

“It’s a sports calendar and Fourth of July staple, one of those classic, timeless events we know fans look forward to every year.”

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ESPN and the International Federation of Competitive Eating have agreed to a deal that will see the network remain the home of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July.

The Major League Eating contest has aired on the network since 2004. The new contract will see the event take place on ESPN through the 2029 event.

“You can’t beat the spectacle that is the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest,” said ESPN Director of Programming & Acquisitions John Suchenski. “It’s a sports calendar and Fourth of July staple, one of those classic, timeless events we know fans look forward to every year. It has had memorable moments over the years, and we’re ecstatic that many more will be on our platforms for the foreseeable future.”

The event has risen to prominence during its tenure with the Disney-owned network, seeing the rivalry between Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut grow into one of national prominence. The rivalry even sparked an ESPN documentary on the subject. Chestnut has grown into an American celebrity for his performance during the contest, winning his 15th mustard-yellow belt in 2022.

“We’re thrilled to extend our agreement with ESPN and ensure that viewers will continue to join in this great July Fourth tradition. ESPN is a fantastic broadcast partner and they capture the spirit of the event perfectly.”

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Patrick Reed Lawsuit Against Golf Media Members Dismissed

The judge dismissed Reed’s case and claimed it was a “shotgun pleading” that did not support the accusations levied against the media members.

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LIV Golfer Patrick Reed saw his defamation lawsuit against several golf media members dismissed by a federal judge last week.

Reed originally sued Golf Channel and analyst Brandel Chamblee in August, alleging more than $750 million in damages after Reed claimed “personal attacks” from the network and analyst had “harmed his performance”.

Also included in his lawsuit was PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. He later added FOX Sports and The New York Post, writer Shane Ryan, and Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press to the list of those he believed had defamed him.

The judge dismissed Reed’s case and claimed it was a “shotgun pleading” that did not support the accusations levied against the media members.

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