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Talking in Circles

Sports TV personalities have been on the move of late. Can you keep up?

Last week ESPN announced that Chris Fowler will take over as the lead play-by-play man for Saturday Night Football on ABC this fall and Brent Musburger will move to the SEC Network. It's the latest in what's been a fluid year for sports broadcasting. Forget the bouncing ball—see if you can follow the talking heads.

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Chris Fowler

ESPN to ABC/ESPN

Michelle Beadle

NBC Sports to ESPN

Dan Marino

CBS Sports to unemployed

Brent Musburger

ABC to SEC Network

John Smoltz

TBS to Fox Sports

Nate Silver

to ESPN

Tim Tebow

to SEC Network

Colleen Dominguez

ESPN to Fox Sports

Dan Dierdorf

CBS Sports to retirement

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

A Kentucky fan got a tattoo celebrating the team's ninth NCAA tournament title—a week before the Wildcats even play their first game.

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ERICK W. RASCO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (FOWLER)

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JEREMY SUTTON-HIBBERT/GETTY IMAGES (SILVER)

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BRYAN BEDDER/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE WEBBY AWARDS (BEADLE)

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DAVID BERGMAN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (TEBOW)

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPI (MUSBURGER)

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KIRBY LEE/USA TODAY SPORTS (DOMINGUEZ)

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ETHAN MILLER/GETTY IMAGES/MJCI (SMOLTZ)

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DONALD BOWERS/GETTY IMAGES FOR AARP (MARINO)

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MARC ANDREW DELEY/FILMMAGIC (DIERDORF)

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TYLER AUSTIN BLACK (TATTOO)

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