U.S. Women’s Soccer Does Daily Show (Video)

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In the summer lull, in the sports media graveyard that is MLB All-Star week, (and with two lockouts in the NBA and NFL in top of it, meaning zero free agency news) THIS is what we needed. As Americans sports fans and sports news consumers, the U.S. Women’s soccer team stepped right in to fill the void.

And now they’ve become media darlings, appearing on talk shows everywhere, including the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (clip after the jump)

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Link Bank 6-20-11: Amanda Bynes, Blake Lively Shark Diving, BORING Tweeters


Actress Amanda Bynes insists she has “no regrets” about posting intimate messages and pictures on Twitter.com, because she only reveals details she would tell an interviewer.

The “Hairspray” star quit the social networking site last year but has since rejoined and regularly uploads revealing comments about her personal life. (San Francisco Chronicle)

She actually has two Twitter accounts here and here. This pic of her is pretty hot. So are the photos I choose for this post.

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Tim Tebow Discusses Ohio State Scandal, Paying College Athletes on “Daily Show”

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When Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow stopped by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“ on Thursday it was first and foremost to plug his new autobiography, “Through My Eyes.” That said, he had took some good-natured ribbing from the host, and provided some decent witty banter.

Tebow was funnier than I expected and he came off quite well. Even for a St. Tebow heretic like me, it was entertaining interview- at times. You can read the repartee here

But then Stewart moved on to discuss the Ohio State Buckeyes scandal, and if we now had reached a breaking point when it comes to compensation for college football players.

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Yep, these are our Readers


By Paul M. Banks

I’ve gotten my news from the Daily Show and Colbert Report for a quite a few years now. Given how pathetic cable news is (CNN sucks, Fox is blatantly a conservative PR firm and MSNBC is trying to do the same thing the opposite way, but with less balls) and how local network news is SO AWFUL it makes the cable news business look closer to respectability, Comedy Central is the place to go. And their sports news is getting better too, especially with these two vids. This is just hysterical, the Clash between Philly and New York to see who has the douchiest fans. Love Jason Jones’ Michael Irvin style suit and the concept of parodying an on-site sports pregame show in general. Watch the douche-off between New York and Philly fans, you will want to watch it again and again.

Obviously, these people are NOT our readers, I doubt they know how to read.

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The second video is Bill Simmons’ recent appearance on the Colbert Report, where he was plugging his new tome, “The Book of Basketball.” He made the bold statement that basketball is where we are now as a culture, and that “baseball is the new golf” and now only for everyone over 50. I’m not saying he’s right, but if he is it would be good for The Sports Bank, as we do our best numbers BY FAR in hoops content. I always get compliments on my TSB business card, because the orange at the top and the surface prompts people to tell me that “it feels like a basketball.” Not intentional, but a good marketing ploy now nonetheless.

Since b-ball does best here, perhaps it’s a little validation of Simmons’ theory. I admit football is my favorite sport, but college basketball may be my 1a. And as MLB has joined the NFL in being Draconian in their media access policies, and Stalinesque about controlling the message that gets out, the NBA is all the more warm and welcoming, And that goes a LONG WAY in determining my favorite game.

And the best test for what league you like the most is how many out-of-market games you’ll watch on television. And when I don’t have a dog in the fight, I’m a million times more likely to watch b-ball than baseball. And the NBA is much more fun to watch on TV than MLB in general. And with the way population demographics are shifting, The Sports Guy could be right, and emphasizing hoops is right for Sports Bank. Yup, these are our readers.

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