Posts Tagged ‘terrell owens


Bloggers keep pace with NFL firings

Over the past 24 hours, the firings of various NFL coaches was the most popular topic among the top sports blogs, in particular the firing of NY Jets coach Eric Mangini. The woes of the Dallas Cowboys continued to be a popular topic, especially from bloggers alarmed by comments from ESPN’s Cris Carter on WR Terrell Owens that if Carter ran the Cowboys he would get rid of T.O. immediately and ‘put a bullet in him’. Various college football bowl games were highly discussed, the Alamo Bowl between Missouri and Northwestern in particular. No. 11 Georgetown’s win over No. 2 Connecticut in men’s college basketball was also a hot topic. Rounding out the top five was bloggers denouncing N.Y. Post columnist Phil Mushnick’s opinion that Fox’s Howie Long jokingly calling fellow analyst Terry Bradshaw a “scumbag” on the air was inappropriate.



Contract extension for JoePa tops the blogs. Don’t forget his birthday!

sports-blog-index-logo10Every Monday through Thursday, Buzz Manager Blog reports the Top 5 Topics discussed by the most influential sports blogs, as rated by  Sports Media Challenge’s Sports Blog Index.

Over the past 24 hours, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno signing a three year contract extension was the most popular topic among the top sports blogs. Debate about the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl selections also fueled blog conversation. Controversy surround Auburn University’s hiring of Gene Chizik as the next football coach continued to be highly discussed. Rounding out the top five was gossip about Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo and TE Jason Witten not attending WR Terrell Owens’ birthday party on Monday, increasing speculation that the trio do not get along. Rounding out the top five was the Knicks’ highly-paid point guard that is now banned from participating with the team, Stephon Marbury, purchasing a courtside ticket and attending the Knicks-Lakers game in Los Angeles as a spectator.



Dallas Cowboys take center stage

sports-blog-index-logo9Every Monday through Thursday, Buzz Manager Blog reports the Top 5 Topics discussed by the most influential sports blogs, as rated by  Sports Media Challenge’s Sports Blog Index.

Over the weekend, the Dallas Cowboys took center stage on the top sports blogs due to a combination of discussion on their win over the NY Giants as well as backlash from fans and Terrell Owens against ESPN’s Ed Werder for his report about conflict within the Dallas team. Also highly discussed was the Heisman Trophy, awarded over the weekend to Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, with many bloggers also amused that initially mistakenly published a story stating that Florida QB Tim Tebow had won the award. Bloggers were perplexed by Auburn’s hire of former Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik as the Tigers’ new head football coach and entertained by Auburn fans’ negative reactions to the hiring. The N.Y. Yankees signing pitcher A.J. Burnett was also popular, with discussion about the amount of money the Yankees are spending on free agent signings continuing following last week’s signing of pitcher CC Sabathia to a record contract.  Rounding out the top five was the Philadelphia 76ers firing head coach Maurice Cheeks.



Sorry FOX, no Dodgers-Red Sox for you… Phillies win NLCS most popular topic

Over the last 24 hours, the Phillies winning the NLCS over the Dodgers to advance to the World Series was the most popular topic. Various storylines involving the Dallas Cowboys were also highly discussed, including Adam Jones’ suspension, Tony Romo’s injury, Terrell Owens, and the Roy Williams trade. The disappointing performance of the Red Sox in the ALCS was a popular topic, with bloggers joking that the famous Citgo sign behind Fenway Park catching fire was symbolic of the Red Sox’s play. Discussion about a possible World Series between the Phillies and Rays led bloggers to speculate that that match-up was less than desirable for television ratings when compared to a Dodgers-Red Sox match-up. Rounding out the Top 5 was talk of Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez being upset about not being traded to a more successful team.

T.O. helping pedestrian hit by car tops the blogosphere 7-22-08

Over the past 24 hours the most popular topic in the sports blogosphere was news of Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens coming to the aid of a man hit by a car after the ESPYs show, who just happened to be writer Sam Alipour. Many bloggers were pleasantly surprised that T.O. did something, well, nice. Even more to his credit, T.O. didn’t stick around to get credit- the story came out in a piece written by Alipour. The NY Giants trading TE Jeremy Shockey to the New Orleans Saints was another popular topic, with fans debating which team was getting the better end of the deal. Other hot topics were: a fight among fans at a MLS Columbus Crew vs. EPL West Ham United exhibition soccer match; Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer’s anti-Ohio State football comments; and a court tossing out the FCC’s indecency fine against CBS for Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast.

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