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Tua Tagovailoa Documentary Headed To FOX

“The film is set to air on FOX Sept. 6 at 4pm ET as part of their MAGNIFY series.”

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Football fans can’t get enough Tua Tagovailoa. According to Variety, FOX Sports will be releasing a documentary featuring the incoming Dolphins’ quarterback.

Yet to play an NFL game, Tagovailoa generates vast intrigue, as seen by FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd’s recent analysis of the quarterback walking through a parking lot, and further exemplified by the upcoming documentary on FOX. 

Titled Tua, the documentary is said to follow the past year of Tagovailoa’s life, where the now former Alabama quarterback recovered from a season-ending hip injury, before being selected by the Miami Dolphins in the NFL Draft. 

“Tua is a beloved young star with an incredible story,” EVP of Content at Fox Sports Charlie Dixon said of the documentary. “We like to say, ‘Fox is Football’, and since it’s in our DNA, that means providing the deepest insight into the sport both on and off the field. The film’s level of access and pure emotion provides a new level of appreciation for his journey.”

The film is set to air on FOX Sept. 6 at 4pm ET as part of their MAGNIFY series. MAGNIFY was launched by FOX Sports in Nov. 2017, hoping to compete with ESPN’s popular 30 for 30 docs. In addition to Tua, an eight-episode digital series, Tua Talks will soon be available on the FOX Sports app.

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ESPN Will Honor Vin Scully By Airing Iconic 1988 World Series Game 1 Tonight

ESPN will air an encore presentation of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scull

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ESPN will air an encore presentation of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. The network will air the game tonight, August 3 at 8pm ET on ESPN2.

The 1988 World Series was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics. Scully was on the call for the classic game which is notable for an injured Kirk Gibson coming off the bench and hitting a walk-off home run.

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Matthew Berry Joins NBC Sports

Berry is expected to host a daily podcast and have his own Sunday fantasy football show.

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Matthew Berry, the fantasy football expert that helped to elevate the niche to mainstay programming surrounding the football season, is joining NBC Sports.

Berry, who left ESPN less than a month ago, is expected to host a daily podcast and have his own Sunday fantasy football show, sources told The New York Post. The show might go against Fantasy Football Now, his previous show that airs on ESPN2.

The show is also expected to be on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, as well as possibly on some NBC affiliates. Berry could also make appearances on Sunday Night Football.

NBC Sports declined comment.

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NBC Pushing for Big Ten/NFL Primetime Pairing in Media Rights Deal

“The Big Ten would have exposure in every TV home,” said one source to Front Office Sports. “It would also be a smart idea to follow the model of the most successful sports league in America.” 

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Big Ten media rights negotiations are getting closer to being completed. The results could mean a minimum of $1.25 billion annual distribution for the conference’s soon-to-be sixteen members. One of the bidders in the process, NBC, has an interesting idea to make the Big Ten the “NFL of college football conferences.”

NBC has reportedly pushed the idea of combining Big Ten broadcasts with its existing Notre Dame coverage and would feature the Big Ten in its primetime window. With CBS, ESPN/ABC also bidding on coverage packages, such a series of deals would make the Big Ten the only college football conference that would be seen across all of the American broadcast networks. Something only few entities have done, like the NFL.

NBC is also pushing the allure of having primetime Big Ten football on Saturday night and primetime coverage of Sunday’s only NFL evening game with Sunday Night Football.

“The Big Ten would have exposure in every TV home,” said one source to Front Office Sports. “It would also be a smart idea to follow the model of the most successful sports league in America.” 

The Big Ten’s current media rights deals expire after the 2023 season.

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