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By Noel Sheppard | February 19, 2013 | 12:31 PM EST

David Letterman seems more concerned with President Obama's drone program than most of the media.

On CBS's s Late Show Monday, the host aired a mock video of Obama using a drone strike to help him sink an errant putt while playing golf with Tiger Woods (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 19, 2013 | 9:45 AM EST

Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman had a tremendously emotional moment Monday evening when NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno brought up the death of Los Angeles Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss.

Fighting back tears, Rodman said, "Like a Dad. I never had a Dad."

By Ken Shepherd | February 15, 2013 | 2:52 PM EST

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, a devout evangelical Christian, is slated to speak at the First Baptist Church of Dallas on April 28. It's hardly newsworthy that a celebrity of evangelical conviction might speak at a megachurch, but NBC Sports "Off the Bench" blogger Rick Chandler insists the visit is freighted with "a large helping of controversy" because the church's senior pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress, is, according to Chandler, "virulently anti-gay and anti-Semitic."

But to back up his assertions, Chandler highlights claims Jeffress made that are either fundamentally doctrinal or political in nature. What's more, Chandler failed to point to any personal animus Jeffress has expressed toward either homosexuals or Jews, which should be incredibly easy to do if Jeffress really is "virulent" in his hatred of gays and Jews.

By Noel Sheppard | February 8, 2013 | 3:33 PM EST

NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno sure is fascinated with the Go Daddy ad featured during last Sunday's Super Bowl wherein supermodel Bar Refaeli passionately kissed a nerd.

After he himself kissed the same nerd on Wednesday's show, Leno aired a mock video of President Obama congratulating the nerd for finally breaking through a long dry spell.

By Noel Sheppard | February 8, 2013 | 10:32 AM EST

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh made a joke Thursday evening that had some fascinating overtones.

Appearing on the CBS Late Show, Harbaugh said that he was “absolutely” scared – even “petrified” – of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

By Noel Sheppard | February 6, 2013 | 11:07 AM EST

Rather predictably, many of last Sunday's Super Bowl ads have been criticized for supposedly being racist.

On NBC's Tonight Show Tuesday, host Jay Leno marvelously asked, “When will advertisers learn the only stereotype nobody gets mad at is white guys making fools of themselves over beer?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 5, 2013 | 8:54 AM EST

According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "didn't seem to care one bit" when the lights went out at the Superdome in the middle of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Christie, who was sitting in Goodell's box for the game, told CBS Late Show host David Letterman Monday of the Commissioner's reaction to the blackout, "He was eating some popcorn, checking his Blackberry. He seemed relatively unconcerned."

By Noel Sheppard | February 3, 2013 | 11:58 PM EST

CNN's Piers Morgan is apparently trying to get another petition started to have him deported.

Shortly after the conclusion of Sunday's Super Bowl, he tweeted, "Got to laugh at Ravens being declared 'World Champions' of a competition only American teams enter":

By Noel Sheppard | February 3, 2013 | 4:54 PM EST

While liberal media members such as NBC's Bob Costas call for radical changes to the NFL as a result of all the injuries, few seem willing to look at the issue from a broader perspective.

CBS's Jim Nantz added such perspective on Face the Nation Sunday saying, "Research shows that at the college level, a women's soccer player is two and a half times more likely to suffer a concussion than a college football player" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 3, 2013 | 4:01 PM EST

"For all the drama, the excitement, the strategy, all the appealing things about football, the way football is currently played in the NFL is fundamentally unsustainable."

So said NBC's Bob Costas on Meet the Press this Super Bowl Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 31, 2013 | 8:53 AM EST

He's one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, and has become a distinguished analyst for CBS Sports.

Unfortunately, Dan Marino's squeaky clean reputation took a pounding Thursday when the New York Post revealed that he had a love child with a CBS employee back in 2005.

By Noel Sheppard | January 25, 2013 | 9:50 AM EST

Can the Super Bowl be a platform for same-sex marriage?

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo hopes so, and dreams of celebrating a victory in New Orleans two Sundays from now by dancing with Ellen Degeneres.