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Spat Between Deion Sanders, Pat Hanlon Spices Up NFL Net's Media Day Coverage
Published January 29, 2014
READY FOR PRIME TIME? Sanders took a beating on Twitter yesterday for his role in Media Day. SI.com's Richard Deitsch had several anti-Deion tweets, writing, "It's the annual day of the year where it's fun to count how many times Deion Sanders references Deion Sanders. Bet the over." He later wrote, "Like Deion Sanders, I plan on telling Fox Sports president Eric Shanks that 'I appreciate you, man' after we interview later today." FoxSports.com’s Jimmy Traina: “This is my first time ever watching Media Day. I can honestly say Deion Sanders interviewing players is the worst thing I've ever seen on TV." Yahoo Sports' Kevin Kaduk wrote, "Deion Sanders is not making anyone forget Mike Wallace." The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly sarcastically wrote, "Just saw the Marshawn Lynch interview with Deion Sanders on NFL Network. Sanders deserves an Emmy. Talk about a great interview session" (TWITTER.com, 1/28). Meanwhile, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel said Media Day "takes time away from serious reporters" like Sanders before airing a clip titled "Good Questions with Deion Sanders." After showing the clip, Kimmel said, "They say there are no dumb questions. I think they are wrong, and I think he asked all of them" ("Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC, 1/28).