Week in review

Earlier this week ESPN employees celebrated Diwali.  The Indian festival is also called the Festival of Lights and the Bristol campus was enlivened as the celebration took place (see pictures above). 

Friday night will see baseball’s final game of the 2011 season but as the week wound down it was the penultimate contest that had the sports world – and Front Row – abuzz. Be sure to relive the magic of the epic win by St. Louis with clips of Dan Shulman’s calls from ESPN Radio. The weekend brings another full slate of college and pro football and hark, what’s that we hear? Could it be the sound of NBA basketballs dribbling on the hardwoods of arenas from Boston to Sacramento? Stay tuned as the end of the week brought the most optimism yet that the 2011-12 season may be saved in its entirety.

Meantime, take a peek at some of the things you may have missed this week:

  • Check out this video of the upcoming “Risk” episode of E:60.
  • Mike Tirico and several other ESPN employees headed out to Syracuse University for a panel on the future of the NFL.
  • SportsCenter had some communication issues trying to get anchor Sara Walsh down to host the show.
  • The Baseball Tonight staff added Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen this postseason for playoff and World Series coverage.
  • The PTI Trivia quiz brought answers to all the most pressing questions regarding Tony and Mike.
  • A close-up look at how ESPN’s closed captioning system works.


Chris Herren is the focus of the new ESPN film, Unguarded.

Chris Fowler spent a few minutes in Kansas City talking College GameDay.

The ESPN family send its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Daniel Burke, who passed away this week at the age of 82.

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