Quote of the Day

"My role is to report. People don’t want me to advocate. There’s nothing that can flip the audience off more than a play-by-play guy, in the middle of a game that they’ve tuned into watch and want to enjoy, advocating, or getting up on a soapbox."
-- NBC’s Al Michaels, on calling a game without using the Redskins name. ("The Herd," ESPN Radio, 8/19)
Wednesday August 20, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 240 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Kid Stays In The Picture

    Little League World Series female P Mo'Ne Davis appears on this week's national SI cover, the "first Little Leaguer" to do so, according to Matt Breen of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. SI "dispatched a reporter" to the LLWS on Saturday and a photographer followed Davis' Pennsylvania team "for the two previous days." SI Managing Editor Chris Stone in a statement said Davis has "owned the sports conversation" over the past week. Stone: "How often do you get to say this about a 13-year-old girl?" ( PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/20 ). MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said of Davis appearing on the cover, "This is great." MSNBC's Willie Geist said, "How cool is that?" ( "Morning Joe," MSNBC, 8/20 ). NBC's Katy Tur called Davis a "national superstar" and noted t ...

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  • Rumor Has it

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  • Starting On A Bad Note

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  • History 101

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  • Knock Your Sox Off

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  • Fox Trot

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  • Year In Review

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