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ESPN Uses Golden Girls Theme Song to Salute the SEC's Animal Mascots Let's thank each one for being a friend

Do you enjoy looking at adorable animals and singing along to "Thank You for Being a Friend," the Andrew Gold song whose cover by Cynthia Fee rightfully belongs to Blanche,…

July 28, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Issues Apology for Domestic Violence Rant [Updated] Says it was the 'most egregious error' of his career

UPDATE: ESPN announced Tuesday that Stephen A. Smith will be off First Take and ESPN Radio until Aug. 6. Calling himself “foolish” and “wrong,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith apologized Monday for…

July 28, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Will Ronda Rousey Be the Face of the UFC’s Next Major Sponsorship Deal? League in talks with ‘premium apparel line’ to outfit fighters

The next big athletic endorser is not a jock. It’s “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the outspoken UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion, who’s the crossover sports celebrity of the moment.  In less than two…

July 27, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

Lars Ulrich Has the Best Line in the Outtakes From Metallica's SportsCenter Ad Getting by in a post-Mariano world

Wieden + Kennedy's latest SportsCenter spot, featuring Metallica, has gotten lots of attention, and almost 800,000 YouTube views, since its debut a week ago. The veteran band visits ESPN HQ and…

July 22, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 11-18 Some people dance naked, while others are fast asleep. Vote for your favorite

Sports are a major theme of this week's roundup of the best ads, as Samsung propels fútbol into a dystopian future, ESPN uses plucky '70s walk-on Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to spark…

July 18, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

Sean Astin Is Back (Again) as Rudy in ESPN's Excellent College Playoff Promo He also had a cameo in this year's Super Bowl

A college championship that's both national and rational has long been the dream of American football fans. In fact, Rudy dreamed up the solution 40 years ago, according to this…

July 16, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

Univision, ESPN Score Digital Victories During 2014 World Cup Both networks report record increases in traffic, livestreaming

Germany may have won the World Cup, but official U.S. broadcasters Univision and ESPN are both celebrating their digital performances. Across all its platforms, Univision Digital said it had more than 27.5…

July 15, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT

LeBron James Give Sports Illustrated Its Best Day Ever Online Sees highest traffic

LeBron James' big decision turned into Sports Illustrated's biggest day online. The iconic sports magazine says James' story drew 6.1 million visitors Friday, the day the website broke the news…

July 14, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Proud New Yorkers (and a Few Other Familiar Faces) Tip Their Hats to Derek Jeter Jordan Brand's round of respect for a retiring legend

Respect. That’s what Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is about. Everyone from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to Yankee haters tip their caps to Jeter in an epic…

July 14, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

World Cup Helps FC Barcelona Win Big on Instagram Social video rankings favor sports and simplicity

While sports fans around the globe have been glued to their TV sets for the World Cup, social media marketers for FC Barcelona have made great use of the huge…

July 10, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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