ONLINE NEWS: SPORTSZONE OFFERS TIE IN ON SPORTSMANSHIP
ESPN SportsZone will produce a five-part "Outside the
Lines" series on sportsmanship that begins today and
complements the November 4th telecast of ESPN's program on
the same subject. SportZone's users will be able to submit
questions for use during the Town Meeting telecast and
participate in discussion via other interactive features,
including an open chat room during the November 4th Town
Meeting after the Outside the Lines report (ESPN).
TOTAL ACCESS: "Access Hollywood" examined the premiere
of Michael Jordan's Web site on CBS SportsLine. Jordan, on
fans sending him email: "It's going to be fun, and I'm going
to take the time to try to reply as often as possible, and I
anticipate I will get a lot, a lot of emails" (Access
Hollywood," 10/29). Jordan's Web site was also mentioned on
"Fox Sports News." Jordan: "There's a lot of things I
cannot do. I can't go to malls, I can't go to amusement
parks. ... What this provides me is an opportunity to
interact without being present" ("Fox Sports News," 10/29).
YIPPE, YAHOO: YAHOO! magazine's November issue features
a complete breakdown of sports-related Web sites. The
magazine also reviews computer sports games, and offers a
run-off of the top eight general sports Web sites. The
final pitted CBS SportsLine against CNN/SI, with SportsLine
being named the best overall site (YAHOO!, 11/97 issue).
NOTES: OnSale, the CA-based auction site, has launched
the Sports and Fitness Auction Supersite, in collaboration
with CBS SportsLine (MEDIA CENTRAL, 10/30)....GolfWeb will
be contributing content to search engine Excite's Sports
Channel (AD AGE, 10/30)....FL-based Sunshine Network will
launch SunshineNetwork.com this Friday (Sunshine Network).
...Total College Sports Networks' live cybercast of the
MI/MI State football game received over 1 million hits, more
than any previous college football cybercast (TCSN).