We have a very special edition of Sports Media Weekly,
Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I begin the show looking back at the strong ratings numbers for ESPN for Monday night’s BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame. Both of us wonder what might have been in terms of viewership had the game been competitive.
As a follow-up we look at the apology given by ESPN for the comments at the game made by Brent Musburger during a shot of Katherine Webb, the reigning Miss Alabama and the girlfriend of Alabama QB A.J. McCarron. Ken and I thought the apology was unwarranted.
We stay with ESPN in discussing the firing this week of First Take analyst Rob Parker, who had been suspended by ESPN last month for comments regarding the Redskins’ Robert Griffith III.
We wrap up our news segment by looking back at the NFL’s Wild Card weekend and ahead to the Divisional Playoffs this weekend.
We have multiple guests this week. Ken had the opportunity to travel to New York yesterday to meet with the CBS crew as it prepares for its coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. Joining Ken are CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, CBS Sports Radio co-hosts Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson, and play-by-play announcer and studio host Greg Gumbel.