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Vin Scully To Narrate Dodgers World Series Doc

“Despite multiple unsuccessful attempts at getting Scully to unretire for special broadcast appearances in recent years, he returned to record the World Series documentary last week.”

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It’s been four years since Vin Scully retired as the voice of the Dodgers. But after winning their first World Series in 32 years, it’s fitting to see the legendary broadcaster part of the celebration. 

Major League Baseball announced Scully has agreed to narrate the official 2020 World Series film. Despite multiple unsuccessful attempts at getting Scully to unretire for special broadcast appearances in recent years, he returned to record the World Series documentary last week. 

The 92-year old spent 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers, beginning his tenure in Brooklyn and following them to Los Angeles. Having won seven World Series titles in their history, 2020 was the Dodgers first championship without Scully on the call. 

“It was 32 years since the Dodgers won a World Series and the seventh in the history of the organization, bringing great joy to their fans and the city of Los Angeles in particular,” Scully said in a press announcement. “This is their winning story against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it’s an honor for me to recount just how they did it.”

The voice of the Dodgers first four official MLB World Series films since moving to Los Angeles was also Scully, having narrated their 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1981 championships. Featuring more than an hour’s worth of highlights and interviews, the 2020 World Series doc produced by Major League Baseball and Shout Factory will be available Dec. 8. 

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Shaquille O’Neal: ‘Would’ve Supported’ Charles Barkley Leaving TNT For LIV Golf

“If he had accepted it, I wouldn’t be mad. And if Charles had left? You’d still have me.”

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After flirting with LIV Golf, Inside the NBA‘s Charles Barkley reaffirmed his commitment to the show and TNT, but a colleague would have supported him if he left.

Shaquille O’Neal told USA Today, during an interview about his upcoming show Secret Celebrity Renovation on CBS, that he would have been in Barkley’s corner had he decided to join the LIV Golf broadcast crew.

“I would’ve supported him every which way,” O’Neal said. “Charles is one of those legends, like Bill Russell, who didn’t make a lot of money playing. So if a chance comes up like this at this age that’s legal – controversial but legal – you’ve got to look at it. If he had accepted it, I wouldn’t be mad. And if Charles had left? You’d still have me.”

While Inside the NBA would still have O’Neal, it was Barkley, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith that took the show to new heights for a decade before O’Neal joined the show after his playing career ended in 2011.

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WWE Reveals Vince McMahon Made More Hush Money Payments Than Previously Reported

Days after McMahon announced he was retiring from the company, WWE discovered McMahon had made two other payments totaling $5 million in previously unknown cases from 2007 and 2009, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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After announcing last month that WWE would go back to 2019 and account for $14.6 million of payments chairman Vince McMahon is alleged to have paid to silence sexual misconduct allegations, the company has announced the amount is larger than original estimated, according to a report from Variety.

Days after McMahon announced he was retiring from the company, WWE discovered he had made two other payments totaling $5 million in previously unknown cases from 2007 and 2009, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company admits those payments should have been recorded in their statements for those fiscal years. They had previously hoped to have their revised statements available by Monday, August 9th, but the unearthing of additional payments made that goal unrealistic.

McMahon remains a shareholder of WWE with controlling interest. His daughter, Stephanie, was named co-CEO along with former television department head of CAA Nick Khan.

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Report: Amazon Prime Video Adding NFL Black Friday Game in 2023

Amazon, the largest retailer in the world, is expected to pay in the neighborhood of $100 million for this single game on Black Friday, one of the largest retail days on the calendar.

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Thanksgiving weekend is getting another NFL game.

Per a report from John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Amazon’s Prime Video will add an exclusive game on Black Friday to their NFL package, beginning with the 2023 season.

Amazon, the largest retailer in the world, is expected to pay in the neighborhood of $100 million for this single game on Black Friday, one of the largest retail days on the calendar.

The NFL’s antitrust exemption prohibits the league from broadcasting games in primetime on Fridays during November, so, in all likelihood, it will be an afternoon game.

It has long been speculated this was on the table for Prime Video. Football Morning in America’s Peter King deduced the possibility was more probable than not when Prime Video became a player for NFL rights.

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