Smith Apologizes For Domestic Violence Comments NBA Kings Extend NBC Deal For 20 Years Fox Pulls All Advertising From WEEI-FM Washington Times, Redskins Form Partnership Media Notes TWC, SEC Net Reach Carriage Deal Pac-12 Networks Launches Int'l YouTube Channel NESN Reportedly To Drop "Dennis & Callahan" MLBAM Against Creating Digital "Fast Lanes" Former Coaches Joining CFB Telecasts
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/August 22, 2012/Media
Marlins' Run On "The Franchise" Wraps Up; Some Players Happy To See Cameras Leave
Published August 22, 2012
FISH STORY: MLB Network’s Kevin Millar said “The Franchise” is stopping a week early "because the Marlins stink.” Millar: “Hadn’t been the kind of season the Marlins thought. They have all of these casts of characters they signed in the offseason and they said, ‘No, no, we're done.’ This is part of that distraction scene. It's not the production. MLB Production does a great job with this, believe me. But when you lose them, it turns into a distraction" (“Intentional Talk,” MLB Network, 8/20). The N.Y. Daily News' Bob Raissman said, "This series started out with promise, with Ozzie Guillen with the Castro comments and it looked like it would be a good rolling series, but now Ozzie lost his shot at getting an Emmy. But then again, who would want to listen to his Emmy acceptance speech?” (“Daily News Live,” SportsNet N.Y., 8/20).