Yearly Archives: 2013

Your NFL Playoffs Wild Card Announcing Schedule

By now you should know the drill for the first week of the NFL Playoffs.  NBC gets two games on Saturday with a late afternoon and evening kickoff.  The "A" team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth call the primetime SNF style tilt while NBC brings in their Notre Dame crew to call the afternoon […]

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UFC launches Fight Pass digital network

On Saturday, the UFC's Fight Pass digital network officially went live, and while initial impressions are impressive, there are still some questions going forward. At the introductory press conference for Fight Pass on Saturday, the UFC promised 150 live fights on the service in 2014, along with a full library of past events, classic fights, episodes of The Ultimate […]

NBC brings announcers to ice level for Winter Classic

Other than the Stanley Cup Final, it's hard to think any hockey broadcast means as much to NBC as the annual Winter Classic. Despite a year in which there will be Olympics and a Stadium Series, the New Year's Day tradition that the network invented out of thin, snowy air is a point of pride […]

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Former ESPN’er Robin Roberts comes out

She may not have a connection to sports now, but Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts is fondly remembered from her days on the old ABC's Wide World of Sports and when she, Bob Ley and Charley Steiner, a.k.a. "The Mod Squad" anchored the 6 p.m.  ET SportsCenter on ESPN in the early 1990's. While […]

Timberwolves radio announcer goes nuts over no-call

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PCdgssaOlfA The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered a home defeat to the Dallas Mavericks Monday night 100-98 thanks to a brutal no-call at the end of the game.  All-Star forward Kevin Love attempted a game winning three pointer and was clearly hacked by Shawn Marion, but didn't get the star call, nor the home call.  And the […]

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The 13 Most Ridiculous Moments From ESPN’s Tim Tebow Obsession

"I was told specifically, you can't talk enough Tebow." – former ESPN employee Doug Gottlieb on his time in Bristol. It was a year ago when ESPN President John Skipper pulled back his network's bizarre obsession with Tim Tebow by admitting they went a teeny tiny bit overboard in their near 24/7 coverage of the […]

Angry Bears fans attack the wrong Chris Conte on Twitter

Chris Conte is a Chicago Bears safety taking blame for the team's last minute loss to Green Bay on Sunday. He notably had an interception go right through his hands late in the game and of course Aaron Rodgers beat the entire Bears secondary on a long pass play in the final minute. Furthermore, he's […]

Viewing Picks for New Year’s Eve 2013

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's St. John's at Xavier — Fox Sports 1, noon Ohio State at Purdue — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Duke vs. Elon at Greensboro, NC — ESPNU, 1 p.m. Seton Hall at Providence — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 p.m. Indiana at Illinois — ESPN2, 3 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Syracuse — […]

Reporter asks if the Cleveland Browns are being run by the Three Stooges

Monday's firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski after just one season on the job has resulted in a lot of derision being thrust upon Cleveland's front office. In a Monday morning press conference to announce the dismissal, a local reporter asked Browns owner Jimmy Haslam if the team was being run by the […]

Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 12/30-1/5

United States Monday, December 30 Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – John Forslund, Brian Engblom Wednesday, January 1 NHL Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings from Ann Arbor, MI, 1 p.m. ET (NBC) – Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Jim Cantore Saturday, January 4 New York […]

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ESPN hires Tim Tebow as college football analyst for SEC Network

After a long and winding journey, TebowMania has come home. With his NFL career for all intents and purposes over, Tim Tebow has joined ESPN as a college football analyst.  The apple of Bristol's eye will be one of the faces of the new SEC Network as Tebow will feature as an analyst on the […]

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Ronde Barber isn’t good at using the telestrator

Ronde Barber is still a novice at this whole broadcasting thing, and on Sunday, that was evident after his disastrous use of the telestrator during the Giants-Redskins game. I think he was trying to circle a few names, but instead, he drew what almost looks like some sort of head wearing a hat. But hey, […]

Video: Piers Morgan gets beaned by cricket fast bowler

CNN host Piers Morgan has made a habit of trolling athletes and sports figures on Twitter in a way that Skip Bayless could only dream.  He was Arsene Wenger's most vocal critic until Arsenal started winning consistently again this season and we've even seen him trade blows with players on his favorite team.  It's gotten […]

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The Best & Worst Sports Media Moments of 2013

It's been quite the ride this year in covering the media side of sports.  We've seen the launch of a new 24/7 cable sports network in Fox Sports 1, hell froze over as Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN, and it wasn't SI, or the New York Times that broke arguably the biggest story of the […]

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