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SBD/April 30, 2013/Media
Published April 30, 2013
OH, LORD: In N.Y., Bob Raissman writes Celtics G Jason Terry's recent postgame reference to God "must have rubbed Al Trautwig, anchoring the Madison Square Garden Network postgame show, the wrong way." Terry, after the Celtics' win over the Knicks in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday said, "We give God the glory. I woke up this morning and he told me 'keep fighting, you guys ain't dead.'" Trautwig then sarcastically said on MSG Net, "Yeah, I'm glad God spoke to Jason Terry this morning. That's good to know." Raissman notes neither Trautwig nor his colleagues "chose to mock or even chastise" Knicks G J.R. Smith for the role his one-game suspension played in the game's outcome (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/30).
TEE TO GREEN: In Milwaukee, Gary D'Amato noted the USGA yesterday launched USOpen.com. The site "includes several new features and enhancements designed to bring fans closer to the on-course action." The U.S. Open "suite of digital products also features a new iPad app that will deliver live video, real-time scores, news and highlights throughout the championship." There also is "an interactive experience that includes live coverage of marquee groups and selected holes" (JSONLINE.com, 4/29).
K.C. MASTERPIECE: FS K.C. drew a 7.9 local rating for the first game of Sunday's Royals-Indians doubleheader, marking the highest-rated Royals telecast ever on the RSN. Through 20 games, Royals telecasts this season are averaging a 5.7 local rating, up 35% over '12 (FS K.C.).