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Mike Tirico: Sunday Night Football ‘Biggest Joy’ Of His Career

“To be a part of a team and know that camaraderie and build it together? That’s what I love the most.”

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Mike Tirico has gotten back into the groove of having an NFL game to announce every week as the primary voice of Sunday Night Football for NBC Sports. He called the opportunity “the biggest joy” of his career thus far.

During an appearance on The Morning Roast with Bonta & Shasky, Tirico was asked about recently announcing his 200th game, and why it feels like he’s been around longer than that.

“I was not the one counting, I promise,” Tirico joked. “When the guys told me I thought ‘Ahh, that’s cool’. I’ve been lucky enough to do them all in primetime. That’s the difference. Doing Monday nights, some Thursdays along the way, and now Sunday night. I’ve found that just getting back to this rhythm of doing an NFL game every week is so much fun.”

He then added the challenge of working as a studio host was an experience he relished before getting the opportunity to return to the booth.

“I did enjoy doing the studio show again,” Tirico admitted. “Monday Night Countdown was the precursor to doing Monday Night Football for me. Then Football Night in America was the precursor during my NBC days, to doing this. But the camaraderie of a group going out every from NFL city to NFL city and having the broadcast — and it certainly has very little to do with me, or Cris (Collinsworth), or Melissa Stark — and watch it come together.

“My athletic career was non-existent. But to be a part of a team and know that camaraderie and build it together? That’s what I love the most. The chance to do this again has been the biggest joy of doing this through all these years.”

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New Episodes of Beyond Limits Coming to CBS Sports

The series, which first premiered in September 2021, is produced by the CBS Sports Race and Culture Unit, with senior producer Sarah M. Kazadi.

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CBS Sports is set to premiere new episodes of its franchise Beyond Limits, which celebrates athletes who go beyond the implicit boundaries of sports and society. Three half-hour episodes will be hosted by CBS Sports reporter AJ Ross, and will also air on CBS’ linear channel and stream live on Paramount+.

The first episode of the season is titled “Who I Am,” and it will feature Byron Perkins, who is the first openly gay football player at a historically black college or university (HBCU). Perkins is a redshirt senior at Hampton University. The show will also discuss the relationship he has with his mother and how she has impacted him both as a person and an athlete.

Two more episodes will premiere throughout the season – one on making sports adaptable and accessible; and the other featuring athletes who have moved into executive roles. The latter show includes interviews with NBA Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations, Joe Dumars; New Orleans Pelicans Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development, Swin Cash; and NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent.

The series, which first premiered in September 2021, is produced by the CBS Sports Race and Culture Unit, with senior producer Sarah M. Kazadi. Its first episode premieres on Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST, and should provide fans with unique storytelling and spotlight into the journeys of various key figures in sports and media alike.

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ESPN Colleagues Pay Tribute to Neil Everett

“It was universal praise from the people that knew and worked with Everett.”

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Neil Everett has become one of the faces of SportsCenter. After 23 years at ESPN, he announced that he is leaving the network.

Colleagues at the World Wide Leader took to Twitter to share their thoughts. It was universal praise from the people that knew and worked with Everett. Chief among them was his SportsCenter partner of fourteen years, Stan Verrett.

Everett has spent the last two years as part of the television studio crew covering the Portland Trail Blazers. He told Front Office Sports that he will be seeking to expand his role with the team.

If Root Sports Northwest requires references, there are plenty ESPN colleagues past and present that were immediately ready to vouch for Neil Everett.

Everett was not laid off. He turned down a new contract that would have forced him to take a pay cut.

The Walt Disney Company is in the middle of layoffs effecting every division. CEO Bob Iger has tasked his leaders with reducing costs by $5.5 billion and cutting 7000 jobs.

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Bleav To Launch 2 FuboTV Channels

“Over 1,000 hours of original content is produced by Bleav each month.”

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Sports and entertainment media production company Bleav has officially launched two channels available now on FuboTV.

Bleav Sports and Bleav Football will utilize content from its podcast network to comprise programming on the TV side.

“We are excited to be partnering with Fubo, one of the premiere companies for sports streaming,” Bleav president Eric Weinberger said.

Over 1,000 hours of original content is produced by Bleav each month. Former NFL and NBA standouts like Ahman Green, Rudy Gay, Lamar Odom, LenDale White, Ike Taylor and Jonathan Stewart are just some of the hosts for Bleav.

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