Winer at the 2014 World Basketball Festival
Matthew Ward Winer
January 10, 1969
St Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Education||University of Missouri, (1991) B.A., Journalism|
|Occupation||NBATV and Turner Sports (TBS/TNT) sports anchor, journalist, NBATV show host|
Turner Sports signed Winer in 2010 to contribute to coverage of sports across its networks. He became the primary studio host for Major League Baseball on TBS, replacing Ernie Johnson Jr., who moved into a play-by-play role. He is also a studio host on NBA TV, and contributes to TNT's coverage of NASCAR, NBA and the PGA Tour. He is one of the studio hosts for College Basketball on CBS.
Winer worked for ESPN from 2001 through 2009 He was often seen as an anchor on ESPNEWS and the 6:00pm ET edition of SportsCenter, or as a host of NBA Fastbreak and College Football Scoreboard. He also hosted the SportsCenter 30 at 30 Update during Saturday Night Football and game updates during ABC's coverage of college football.
Prior to ESPN, Winer worked at four different television stations: KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, WJTV-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, and KTVQ-TV in Billings, Montana.
The 2015 National League Wild Card Game was a play-in game during Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2015 postseason played between the National League's (NL) two wild card teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In MLB, the two teams with the best record in each league who do not win a division play against each other in the Wild Card Game.The game was held at Pittsburgh's PNC Park on October 7, 2015. This was the third consecutive year that the NL Wild Card Game was played in Pittsburgh. This was the third consecutive postseason appearance for the Pirates, all of which came as a wild card qualifier, while the Cubs made the postseason for the first time since 2008. This was the first postseason meeting between the Cubs and the Pirates.
The Pirates and Cubs had finished with the second and third-best records in all of baseball during the 2015 season, with 98 and 97 wins respectively. However, since they were in the same division as the 100-win St. Louis Cardinals, they were slotted into the wild card game.
The Cubs won the game 4–0, and advanced to play the Cardinals in the NL Division Series.Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood West High School is a public high school in the Hazelwood School District located in North St. Louis County, Missouri.Joe Simpson (baseball)
Joe Allen Simpson (born December 31, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball player, and has been a radio and television broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves since 1992.List of American League Championship Series broadcasters
The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers that have broadcast American League Championship Series games over the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local broadcasts produced by the participating teams.List of American League Division Series broadcasters
The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers who have covered the American League Division Series throughout the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.List of ESPN College Football broadcast teams
The ESPN College Football Broadcast Teams are listed in the table below, including games broadcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, and ESPN Radio.
Note: All ESPN games are also simulcast on the ESPN App.
Broadcast pairings for college football are weekly and are subject to change.List of ESPNews personalities
This is a list of several past and present personalities on the ESPNews network. (NOTE: All of the current ESPNews anchors listed below are now SportsCenter anchors as of June 2013.)List of Major League Baseball Wild Card Game broadcasters
The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers who have covered the Major League Baseball Wild Card Games throughout the years. It does not include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.List of National League Championship Series broadcasters
The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers that have broadcast National League Championship Series games over the years. It does not include any announcers who may have appeared on local broadcasts produced by the participating teams.List of National League Division Series broadcasters
The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers who have broadcast the National League Division Series. It does not include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.NBA Coast to Coast
NBA Coast to Coast (formerly known as NBA Fastbreak Tuesday and NBA Nation) was a weekly NBA-themed studio program which aired Tuesday nights on ESPN2.NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight is a National Basketball Association studio program that airs on ESPN. The program used to air as part of ESPN's The Trifecta. Formerly known as NBA 2Night and NBA Fastbreak, the program, hosted by various ESPN personalities, provides highlights, analysis and updates from the night's NBA games. Segments include "3Ds", which looks at the night's top dunks, defense and dimes (assists).NBA on TBS
The NBA on TBS is a presentation of NBA regular season and playoff game telecasts that aired on the American cable and satellite network TBS. The games are produced by Turner Sports, the sports division of the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Warner Media, TBS's corporate parent.
The network obtained rights to air NBA games beginning with the 1984-1985 season (replacing the ESPN and USA Network as the National Basketball Association's national cable partners) in which TBS shared the NBA television package along with CBS.Shaqtin' a Fool
Shaqtin' a Fool is a weekly segment from the television show Inside the NBA, the postgame show of NBA on TNT following the conclusion of National Basketball Association (NBA) games airing on cable TV channel TNT. The title is a play on "actin' a fool." It first aired during the 2011–12 NBA season, when retired NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal voiced it upon joining the show and was created by Turner Sports producer Mike Goldfarb. It highlights humorous and uncommon basketball plays that have occurred during NBA games in the past week. O'Neal is the host and presenter, while the other analysts in studio react and provide commentary. Most often, those have been fellow Inside regulars Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley, but other Inside hosts have also participated, including Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Steve Smith, Kevin Garnett and Matt Winer.
The segment regularly features NBA players and also includes, but is not limited to, coaches, referees, fans, mascots, and other arena employees. Sometimes they also air clips from other international basketball leagues. On special occasions, the segment features plays which had occurred during the past, including several entire "retro" editions. Each episode tends to have five entries from the past week, with each entry typically involving a single play (although there are some times where a collection of similar bad plays, such as travels and air ball free throws, are highlighted). Multiple plays may include the same player, and a single play may highlight more than one player.
There is a special award given to certain players, called the "Shaqtin Golden Ticket," which is lifetime immunity from being included in the segment. Since its debut in 2015, four players have been awarded with the award. Those include: current Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Larry Nance Jr. (2015 winner), current Houston Rockets small and power forward P. J. Tucker (2016 winner, although he was featured on an episode during the 2018-19 season), 2-time Shaqtin’ MVP, 2-time NBA Champion, and current Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (after his long feud with O'Neal escalated in early 2017, see more in “controversy” section)., and current Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanović (2018 winner).
At the conclusion of the NBA postseason, a Shaqtin' a Fool special airs on NBA TV. During the special, O'Neal is joined by Jared Greenberg and Dennis Scott, and the top Shaqtin' a Fool plays of the season are shown. On the 2013 special, 34 plays were shown to honor O'Neal's jersey retirement of No. 34 during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers. On the 2014 special, only 20 plays were shown. For the 2015 special, the number of plays increased to 30. Since the beginning of the 2013–14 NBA season, fans are able to tweet suggestions for Shaqtin' a Fool. Also, ahead of the 2015–16 season, Hotels.com sponsored Shaqtin'.Turner Sports
Turner Sports (TS) is the subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia responsible for sports broadcasts on channels including TBS, TNT, AT&T SportsNet, TruTV, and for operating the digital media outlets NCAA.com, NBA.com, PGATour.com and PGA.com, as well as Bleacher Report, and its streaming service, B/R Live. Turner Sports also operates NBA TV on behalf of the NBA, and owns a minority share in the MLB Network.
In August 2012, Turner Sports bought the sports news website Bleacher Report for an estimated $200 million.In March 2018, Turner Sports announced to launch B/R Live, a subscription video streaming service, featuring live broadcasts of several sports events.Turner also owned WPCH-TV, the former WTBS, which was the longtime home of Atlanta Braves Baseball. This relationship ended after the 2013 season. WPCH-TV was itself sold to Meredith Corporation in 2017.
Following AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner in 2018, it was announced in March 2019 that the Turner Broadcasting System would be dissolved, and its assets dispersed into Warner Bros. and two new units. Turner Sports will be combined with CNN and AT&T SportsNet into a new division known as WarnerMedia News & Sports, led by CNN president Jeff Zucker.Wilmington Blue Rocks
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are a Minor League Baseball team located in Wilmington, Delaware. The Blue Rocks play in the Northern Division of the Carolina League.Winer
Winer is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Ben J. Winer (1917–1984), American research psychologist
Dave Winer (born 1955), American software developer
Jason Winer (born 1972), American director, producer, writer
Matt Winer (born 1969), American television personality
Stephen Winer, American comedy writer
Szlama Ber Winer (1911–1942), a Polish Jew during the Holocaust
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