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LIN DRAWING RECORD RATINGS FOR MSG CHANNEL

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The MSG Network scored its highest ratings in history on Friday and Monday, all seemingly the courtesy of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. Friday’s telecast (Knicks vs. Hornets) drew 541,000 viewers, while Sunday’s chalked up 783,000. According to TVbythe Numbers.com, those figures were boosted in the final periods to 1.02 million and 937,000 respectively. […]

FIRED ESPN EDITOR APOLOGIZES FOR “CHINK IN THE ARMOR” HEADLINE

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The ESPN editor who was fired for using “chink in the armor” in a headline about New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin insisted on Monday that he was not looking for a pun based on Lin’s race when he wrote it. Anthony Federico told the New York Daily News “This had nothing to do with […]

ESPN FIRES WRITER FOR HEADLINE PUN ABOUT JEREMY LIN

February 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

So many puns and racial asides have accompanied reports about New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin’s sensational start that it all became the centerpiece of a Saturday Night Live sketch this weekend. Using a “Sports Center” type of background, the faux panelists discussed the firing of an ESPN writer for writing the headline “A Chink […]