These were the 12 most memorable sports broadcasting gaffes of the year.
1. I had put together this piece ranking the 12 best blunders and bizarre moments in sports broadcasting from 2017 last week. (Congrats to Joe Buck, Al Michaels, Skip Bayless, Shaquille O'Neal, Dick Stockton and all the others who made the list!) This video below would've made the cut had it happened sooner, but the voting was closed by Sunday night when ESPN spent an whole segment previewing a bowl game that doesn't exist.
2. Few things on earth are as enjoyable as Bill Belichick after a Patriots loss. The five minutes below are truly glorious.
3. Very nice job here by Kevin Durant giving a young fan his sneakers after last night's game.
4. Leave it to TMZ to give you the nuts and bolts break down of the sexual harassment claims leveled against numerous ex-athletes (and one executive) who work at the NFL Network.
5. If you're in Alabama, please don't vote for Roy Moore. Even if you vote for the write-in candidate shown in this video, it's still better than Roy Moore.
6. Solid quote from new Yankees manager, Aaron Boone.
[MLBN Radio] Aaron Boone was interviewing coaching candidates when he found out Giancarlo got traded: "Cash comes in and says, 'I think we got Giancarlo.' And I was like, 'Wow, this job is pretty cool so far'" https://t.co/cp43vq352u pic.twitter.com/wld4AYtyPd— Siva Kodali (@kodali_siva) December 12, 2017
7. The Rock has 593 jobs, yet still has time to make babies.
Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement - IT’S A GIRL! 🌺 @laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis. And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime 🌺🙏🏾🥃
8. My colleague, Richard Deitsch, joined me on the latest edition of "Off The Board" to discuss the top sports media stories of 2017. Everything from ESPN's controversies to Tony Romo's emergence in the booth to Bartstool Sports' big year to the NFL ratings is discussed. You can listen to the podcast below or download it on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.
9. RANDOM MIKE FRANCESA VIDEO OF THE DAY: With the Sports Pope wrapping up his 30-year WFAN career on Friday, I'm going to post a memorable moment each day this week. Mike was always at his best playing off his old partner, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo. This video exemplifies that beautifully.
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