AA Podcast #103 – Dave Pasch

In this week’s podcast we talk with one of the busiest announcers in sports – ESPN’s Dave Pasch. We catch up with Dave in Houston in the middle of a four game stretch this week spanning the NBA, NFL, college football, and college basketball. We chat about the Arizona Cardinals being the best team in […]

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Your Week 13 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 20 7 PM- Kansas State at West Virginia (Fox Sports 1) Tim Brando, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft (Touchdown Radio) Taylor Zarzour, Gino Torretta 7:30 PM- North Carolina at Duke (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad 9:30 PM- Arkansas State at Texas State […]

Thursday Night Football

Every network wants a piece of Thursday Night Football

There’s been much spoken about the union of CBS and NFL Network to broadcast Thursday Night Football this season. You’ve seen complaints about the quality of games on an almost weekly basis, even though that problem has plagued NBC’s Sunday Night Football just as badly, if not worse. That said, CBS got the desired effect from televising the games, increasing […]

NBC News Today

Jamie Horowitz’s Today Show tenure reportedly devolved into absolute chaos

The fallout continues over the firing of former ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz from The Today Show, in what is becoming one of the more bizarre stories of the year. Horowitz, the man credited in building First Take into the unstoppable monster it is today, was fired just days before he officially started his job as senior vice president […]


TNA wrestling is moving to something called Destination America

For the last few months, the future of TNA Impact Wrestling was in question. Contract negotiations with Spike, its current TV home, had gone poorly, and a return to the network seemed doubtful after the beginning of the new year. But on Wednesday, TNA announced their new cable home for 2015: Discovery’s Destination America. Wait […]

Soccer: World Cup-Belgium vs USA

Geoff Cameron will be a Special Correspondent for NBC’s soccer coverage

On Tuesday, we told you that United States men’s national team and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron would become the second active Premier League player to work for NBC as a commentator. He’ll be calling the Crystal Palace-Liverpool match with Arlo White on CNBC (due to Formula One overruns) on Sunday morning. He joins Tim […]


ESPNU reporter jokes that FSU school shooter should have targeted Jameis Winston

File another one under “stupid tweets that might cost someone their career.” ESPNU student reporter Marisa Martin decided that last night’s active shooter on the Florida State University campus was just the right opportunity to try out some new comedy lines.  Three FSU students were shot and the gunman was killed by police.  But that didn’t […]


Viewing Picks for November 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Exhibition, Okinawa Cellular Stadium, Okinawa, Japan MLB All-Stars vs. Team Japan — MLB Network, 4 a.m. College Basketball Men’s 2K Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Semifinals Iowa vs. Texas — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Cal vs. Syracuse — ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. Charleston Classic, TD Arena, Charleston, SC USC vs. Akron […]


Your Week 12 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 20 Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Sunday, November 23 Detroit Lions at New England Patriots, FOX 1 pm, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears, FOX 1 pm, Thom Brennaman, David Diehl & Laura Okmin Green […]


Week 11 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams have the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: NY Jets, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Dallas 1. Green Bay (Milwaukee market) (Fox) - 51.6 Yet again, the Packers topped our rankings, setting […]


NBA in-market streaming has now begun in earnest

You may have noticed that your local NBA franchise has begun streaming games in-market. yes, it’s true and that’s a big change from previous seasons when you could watch your local games only through your TV set. Now, the NBA has quietly launched in-market streaming thanks to agreements with Fox in 17 NBA markets including […]


The 2014-2015 AA College Basketball Media Roundtable

Ed Note: This is Part II of a college basketball media roundtable along with our friends at Bloguin’s college sports hub The Student Section.  You can read Part I here that focused on how to improve the sport on television and just how much we hate mandatory TV timeouts.  Part II below focuses on the […]