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ESPN Apologizes for Radio Host's Attack on Blog

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ESPN Apologizes for Radio Host's Attack on Blog

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ESPN Apologizes for Radio Host's Attack on Blog

ESPN Apologizes for Radio Host's Attack on Blog

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Colin Cowherd of ESPN Radio recently urged listeners of his syndicated show to flood a sports blog called The Big Lead, which got so many hits that the Web site went offline for about 48 hours. ESPN's ombudsman later criticized Cowherd, and the network apologized.

Michele Norris talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis of The Wall Street Journal, who says that new tensions have arisen as fans bypass mainstream sports media in favor of sports blogs.