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Encyclopedia > Chris Mortensen

Chris Mortensen (born on November 7, 1951), an award-winning journalist, provides reports for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. He also has his own Web page (linked off ESPN.com) that launched in 2000. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... ESPN (formerly an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Sunday NFL Countdown logo Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. ... Monday Night Countdown is the official pregame show for Monday Night Football and is aired on ESPN and ESPN HD. The show follows SportsCenter and leads up to the kickoff with ninety minutes of comprehensive analysis, interviews, highlights, up-to-the-minute NFL news and live reports from the site... SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... ESPN (formerly an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Since first appearing on ESPN in 1991, Mortensen has provided reports for the network's Emmy Award-winning programs NFL GameDay and the Outside the Lines series. He has also served as an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NFL Draft. ESPN (formerly an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1991. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Outside the Lines began in 1990 as a monthly progam that examined a critical issue in American sports. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...

He previously covered the NFL for The National (1989-90), where he was one of the first writers hired by editor Frank Deford. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The National Sports Daily, or The National, was a short-lived U.S. sports newspaper which debuted January 31, 1990 and folded after 18 months. ... Frank Deford (born December 16, 1938, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, author, and commentator. ...

From 1983-90 Mortensen worked at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, filing investigative reports and covering the Braves (1983-85), Falcons (1985-86) and the NFL (1987-89). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper of Atlanta and metro Atlanta. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Ballpark Turner Field (1997–present) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1996) Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) (1953-1965) Braves Field (Boston) (1915-1952) Fenway Park... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC...

In 1987, he was honored with the George Polk Award for his reporting, and he remains the sole sportswriter to receive the award since Red Smith in 1951. He also worked at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after beginning his career with The Daily Breeze in his hometown of Torrance, Calif. Mort says his journalism career began once he realized that he no longer could compete in football, basketball and baseball beyond high school. He foresook his goal of being a teacher and coach when he realized how competitive sports journalism could be - this path taken after he was a "first round draft pick" by the U.S. Army, which he served honorably during the Vietnam conflict. Since starting his career with the South Bay Daily Breeze (CA) in 1969, Mortensen has received 18 awards in journalism and has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1978, he won the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in all categories. The George Polk Awards is an American journalism award. ...

The author of the book Playing for Keeps: A True Story About Football, Playoffs and the Mob, Mortensen attended El Camino College before serving two years in the Army. // [[General Information]] El Camino College is a two-year public community college located in Torrance in Los Angeles County, California. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...

Chris Mortensen took Reggie Bush 8th overall in the ESPN fantasy draft and has recieved ribbing from the fellow ESPN personaities because of the mediocrity of such an early pick. Reginald Alfred Reggie Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed The President, alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC). ... Teasing is the act of playfully disturbing another person, either with words or with actions. ...



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