Only One CBS Viewer Complained To The FCC About Kevin Ware's Injury

Louisville's Kevin Ware's compound fracture of his right leg in the Elite Eight, bone jutting through the skin, may have been the most horrific sports injury ever shown on national TV. CBS aired the replay twice, spurring discussion about the appropriate way to handle gruesome moments. But in the end, just one single… »6/24/13 4:44pm6/24/13 4:44pm

Amar'e Stoudemire Generously Donated 1,000 Grim Reminders Of Human Fragility To Louisville

Amar'e Stoudemire, himself synonymous with scratched retinas, torn-up knees and uninsurable contracts, was emotionally blackmailed this week by a pushy contractor working for the University of Louisville's marketing department, and subsequently donated $2,500 to that department so it could invest in 1,000 "big heads"… »4/06/13 11:00am4/06/13 11:00am

Louisville Claims It Didn't Profit From Sale Of Kevin Ware Tribute Shirt, Shirt Disappears From Team Store [UPDATE]

Yesterday, we told you about the Kevin Ware-inspired Adidas shirts that were for sale in the Louisville athletics team store, and we told you why you shouldn't buy one. The idea of Louisville and Adidas profiting from Kevin Ware's injury caused a bit of a stir on the internet, prompting the university to make a… »4/04/13 3:15pm4/04/13 3:15pm

Predictably, Louisville And Adidas Are Now Trying To Profit From Kevin Ware's Injury

The shirt you see above is currently available for purchase in the Louisville basketball team store for the price of $24.99. "Rise to the Occasion" is a slogan that has appeared on Louisville gear before, but this version is infused with Kevin Ware's jersey number, a move that is specifically designed to tug at the… »4/03/13 2:59pm4/03/13 2:59pm

The Louisville Cardinals' New Warmups Are A Tribute To Kevin Ware

This is what Kevin Ware's teammates will be wearing when they take the floor on Saturday to warm up for their Final Four game against Wichita State. Meanwhile, the Mayor of Louisville has declared this Friday "Cardinal Red Day," and is encouraging everyone in the city to wear red in honor of Ware and the Cardinals. »4/03/13 1:40pm4/03/13 1:40pm

Doctors Say Kevin Ware's Injury May Have Been Exacerbated By Undetected Stress Fractures

After getting over the initial shock and horror that came from watching Kevin Ware snap his leg in half last night, many people were left wondering how suffering an injury as gruesome as Ware's on such a seemingly innocuous play was even possible. Yes, he landed awkwardly, but it's hard to imagine how an ungraceful… »4/01/13 5:13pm4/01/13 5:13pm

Are You A Bad Person If You Want To Watch What Happened To Kevin Ware?

I caught one of CBS's two replays of Kevin Ware's horrific injury last night right after the play occurred. My brother-in-law watched it live and then called me over to the TV. He didn't mean anything malicious by it. He just saw it and his first impulse was to grab someone nearby and be like, "Holy shit, look at what… »4/01/13 3:39pm4/01/13 3:39pm

"What They Must Not See": A Top Producer Weighs In On How To Cover A Catastrophic Injury

Earlier we examined some of the difficulties and choices faced by broadcasters when a live event is derailed by a gruesome injury, like Louisville's Kevin Ware's compound fracture. We asked Fred Gaudelli, lead producer of NBC's Sunday Night Football, how he's handled similar situations in the past—and whether… »4/01/13 1:13pm4/01/13 1:13pm

Two Replays, No Warning: How Broadcasters Handle Gruesome Injuries

For 45 seconds after Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered a compound fracture, his tibia poking out from his shin, CBS kept its cameras off him. That 45 seconds was enough time for the production room to view the replays, realize how graphic they were, decide whether to show the play again, and decide how many times, and… »4/01/13 10:39am4/01/13 10:39am