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Mike Tirico signs off ESPN: “Thank you for letting us in your house”

Mike Tirico’s on-air goodbye for ESPN came approximately an hour later than scheduled, but it was no less classy and touching a farewell to a personality that’s been a integral piece of the network for 25 years. Thanks to Portugal and Poland going to extra time and a 1-1 tie in their Euro 2016 quarterfinal […]

GREEN BAY, WI - MARCH 06: Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers announces his retirement at a press conference on March 6, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brett Favre to appear on special QB Camp episode with Jon Gruden

For seven years, Jon Gruden has been the (somewhat self-appointed) Saint Peter for NFL quarterbacks. Before you pass through the pearly gates and into the league, you must first impress Gruden at his annual series QB Camp. Well Gruden is now claiming domain over the Hall of Fame’s gates as well. ESPN announced Thursday that Gruden hosted Brett […]

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Sling TV adds NBC Sports Network, others

Sling TV, a service that allows viewers to watch live TV online, has added NBC Sports Network to its roster of channels, the company announced Thursday. Along with NBCSN, Sling is launching NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, BBC America and more, bringing its total number of channels over 100. As far as sports stations go, Sling already offers all ESPN channels, […]

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So close to finding out what happened to Sports By Brooks, but mystery rages on

For those of us who consider ourselves “Old Sports Internet,” there are certain things we remember that you kids today just can’t understand. We remember a time when Bill Simmons columns came with a background color best described as “expired mustard.” Twitter, Facebook and Reddit? Back then, if you wanted someone to read your post, you […]

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WATCH: Stephen Colbert breaks down the catastrophe that is the Rio Olympics

It is an open secret the upcoming Rio Olympics are an unmitigated disaster. Between the rampant spread of the Zika Virus, political upheaval, unfinished venues, striking emergency workers, and mutilated bodies washing up on the shores of the beach volleyball venues, it is almost impossible to think these games will go off without a hitch. CBS’ Late […]

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Bob Costas is taking his Olympic future on a “case-by-case” basis

The future of Bob Costas as NBC’s primetime Olympic host, and the speculation over who his successor might be, is one of the favorite water cooler topics amongst sports media wonks.  The ageless Costas has been the Olympic host for NBC since the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki (ok, maybe it was 1992 in Barcelona, but […]

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Viewing Picks for June 30, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Soccer Plus, 6 a.m. CFL Ottawa Redblacks at Montreal Alouettes — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders — ESPN2, 10 p.m. College Baseball College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE Championship Series Game 3: Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona […]

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28:  Hyun Soo Kim #25 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 28, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Korean announcers go crazy for Hyun-Soo Kim’s home run

It’s always interesting to see how announcers from different parts of the world call certain events, such as Iceland’s Gudmundur Benediktsson, or England’s Ian Darke and Steve McManaman, or Canada’s Harnarayan Singh and his Punjabi calls. The latest fun one is from Tuesday, and has these Korean broadcasters calling Hyun-Soo Kim’s second home run of […]

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