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Dan Le Batard is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... In historical scholarship, a primary source is a document, or other source of information that was created at or near the time being studied, by an authoritative source, usually one with direct personal knowledge of the events being described. ... In library and information science, historiography and some other areas of scholarship, a secondary source is a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere. ... Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ...


Le Batard graduated from the University of Miami in 1990 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and politics. During his college career, he was a sportswriter for the college newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. He received criticism for helping to escalate the rancor in the UM versus Notre Dame rivalry by publishing the phone number of the Notre Dame athletic department and by referring to coach Lou Holtz as Sir Lou, or Lou Sir (Loser), calling on readers to call all through the week of the game to help distract the coaches. This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... The Miami Hurricane, founded in 1927, is the student newspaper at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... This article is about the American football coach; for other people named Lou Holtz, see Lou Holtz (disambiguation). ...


Le Batard began work at the Miami Herald in 1990 and is a columnist for their sports section. His first major work for The Herald was to investigate his former college's football team, leading to the Pell Grant scandal and NCAA sanctions against the football team. He has also written for a number of magazines including Cosmopolitan, Maxim, and ESPN The Magazine. The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Cosmopolitan, or simply Cosmo, is a magazine published monthly from New York by the Hearst Corporation. ... Maxim is an international English language lad mag (mens magazine) based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models, of which none are nudes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Le Batard hosts an afternoon radio show weekdays with Jon "Stugotz" Weiner on WAXY 790 ("The Ticket") AM weekdays 3-7pm in Miami. Le Batard is known for his self-deprecating humor, which carries over onto the show through running jokes. For example, after Le Batard casually disclosed that he sometimes sleeps on the balcony of his apartment/condo, it has become a running gag to introduce anything related to balconies during the show. Callers sarcastically are known to call him Dan Levitz after KISS singer Gene Simmons mistakenly called him by this name. It also is well known for the weekly Friday segment with controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens.[1] The show also has sports and comedy guests who interact with callers. Le Batard requires callers to start their call without pleasantries (Such as "Hi, how are you doing today?" or "What's up?"), or their call is immediately dropped after the show plays a suey montage. This article is about the city in Florida. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


The "Suey" is named after a term Luther Campbell used to describe a rap record by basketball star Kobe Bryant. Campbell called it worse than garbage, worse than sewage... suey. The suey montage, on first play each day, will run over 30 seconds and includes strange and random sounds from past shows. Luther R. Campbell (born December 22, 1960), also known as Luke Skyywalker, Uncle Luke or Luke, is a record label owner and rap performer (taking the non-rapping role of hype man). He is perhaps best known as a one-time member of 2 Live Crew. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


A further example of Le Batard's self-deprecation and supposedly "hatable-ness" is a series of billboards around Miami that advertise his radio show in which Le Batard's face seems to be covered by a large amount of bird feces. (A number of artificial birds are perched atop the billboard to complete the effect.) Horse feces Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is a waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ...


Le Batard is an outspoken critic of disciplinarian coaches on his radio show and in his columns for ESPN the Magazine, feeling that the disciplinarian style of coaching is ill-suited to the modern era of high player salaries and guaranteed contracts. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Le Batard is a frequent contributor to many programs on the ESPN television network. Among others, he is a recurring guest on Outside the Lines, The Sports Reporters, College GameDay. He is also a regular guest host of Pardon the Interruption, where he has been christened "The Hatable Dan Le Batard" or Dan LeBastard due to his sometimes controversial (and usually contrarian) opinions. Hosting duties on PTI have allowed Le Batard the implementation of the catch-phrase "Bam!", which he exclaims in various ways at the beginning of each show he guest hosts. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Outside the Lines began in 1990 as a monthly progam that examined a critical issue in American sports. ... The Sports Reporters is a sports talk show that airs on ESPN at 10 a. ... College GameDay is an ESPN show covering college football. ... Pardon the Interruption (abbreviated PTI) is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, XM and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. ...


Trivia

  • Le Batard's brother,... David, is an artist of Lebo Studios fame. David Le Batard has never willingly attended a sporting event, despite his brother's vocation. When asked who was the Yankee shortstop, Lebo responded with, "Ooh, I know this...Eric Jeter?".
  • Le Batard means the "The Bastard" in French
  • Le Batard also controversially claimed that Steve Nash won the NBA MVP award "because he was white."
  • LeBatard is also affectionately known as "Hogfat". BAM!
  • On 11/30/07, LeBatard became Amazing Johnathan's do-boy. "It's all my fault!"

See also

  • The Dan Le Batard Show

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is a sports talk radio show hosted by Dan LeBatard and broadcast on 790 the Ticket from Miami, Florida. ...

External links

  • Archive of Le Batard's column at The Miami Herald.
  • Show site from 790theticket.com.
  • Show site on MySpace.com.

 
 

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