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Skip Bayless Won’t Let Jenny Taft Answer Shannon Sharpe’s Question

It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Jenny and Skip have gotten into a dispute on air.

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The beginning of FS1’s Skip & Shannon: Undisputed got off to a bit of a shaky start this morning as the trio of Shannon Sharpe, Skip Bayless, and Jenny Taft tackled the topic of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley leaving for USC.

During this segment, Sharpe and Bayless were discussing the matter, when Sharpe seemed to try and bring Taft into the discussion. Bayless then said, “I think you’re talking to me,” dismissing Taft. Taft then reminded Bayless obviously irritated that she is a part of the show too.

Sharpe then quickly raised his hand and cut Taft off saying ” My bad, Jenny, we’re good,” while continuing to debate with Bayless on the topic at hand.

The segment ended with Taft having to cut off both Bayless and Sharpe to go to break, like many segments do on the show, but it was clear that she was agitated by being ignored by both Bayless and Sharpe throughout this segment.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Jenny and Skip have gotten into a dispute on air. There was an incident back in August where Jenny was upset with the way Skip Bayless dismissed her opinion on his Mike McCarthy take and went off to let her opinion be known.

During the segment in August, Taft said “I’m allowed to have an opinion, Skip. I’m allowed to say whatever I want to say on this show, as you do too.”

This morning’s interaction did not get as confrontational, but it is clear that if Taft didn’t like having the conversation forcefully steered away from her.

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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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