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Your Black Sports: FOX Ignores Running Back Knowshon Moreno’s Dynamic Play

September 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Running back Knowshon Moreno was a hot topic of conversation during this week’s teleconference with Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Moreno’s 18 carry, 168-yard, three-touchdown effort in Saturday’s 56-17 win over Central Michigan obviously wowed the sellout crowd at Sanford Stadium, but it was his hurdle of Chippewa safety Vince Agnew to complete a 29-yard run that dropped jaws.

It was a play that Georgia fans will no doubt be talking about for quite a while, but it was one that many in the country watching ESPN did not get to see except for a brief glance during a quick preview of the Bulldogs highlights to come following a commercial break.

When the network did its Top 10 plays, Moreno’s highlight was not included. Richt was asked about the omission.

“I think they missed the boat or didn’t do their homework or something,” Richt said. “Normally they do a good job with that, so it looks like somebody would have noticed that. It didn’t make their highlights, but it’s going to make ours for a long time.”

A representative from ESPN’s local online affiliate claimed that FOX did not put the highlight in its highlight package to other networks…