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Could the FCC fine broadcasters for saying “Redskins”?

We told you earlier this week about the Federal Communications Commission voting unanimously to dump the Sports Blackout Rule. Now it appears that the FCC may take up the issue of the Washington Redskins. What exactly can the agency in charge of regulating the nation’s airwaves do in regards to one of the NFL’s oldest […]

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Derek Jeter is launching a new website for professional athletes

Now that Derek Jeter has officially retired and baseball has somehow found a way to move on, many fans are surely left wondering what The Captain’s next move will be.  Will he go into coaching?  A front office role?  Commissioner of baseball?  Television?  President of the United States? Jeter’s first move after the conclusion of […]

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Underwhelming TBS broadcast sucks the excitement out of a classic game

The Royals and Athletics contested a classic postseason baseball game that will go down in history on Tuesday night.  The first playoff game in Kansas City in 29 years.  A 4 run comeback in the 8th and 9th innings.  A game that went to extras.  Questionable managing decisions.  Drama.  Intrigue.  And another comeback by the home […]

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Week 4 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams has the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Week 4 Byes: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle 1. New Orleans (NBC) - 48.9 If you follow these rankings, you […]

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Could the NFL hit back at ESPN with next year’s Monday Night Football schedule?

When it comes to prime-time NFL games, the broadcast networks get dealt a better hand than ESPN. As the league’s premier package, Sunday Night Football gets better matchups than Monday Night Football. Now that’s been extended to CBS’s Thursday Night Football as well early in the season. But we’ve always basically concluded that said trend was the […]

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Viewing Picks for October 1, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing ESPN Boxing Special, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA IBF Middleweight Elimination Bout Hassan N’Dam vs. Curtis Stevens — ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, […]

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MLB.com recaps Athletics victory over Royals… oops

The Royals defeated the Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings in one of the great postseason games in my lifetime.  Kansas City came down from a 7-3 deficit entering the bottom of the 8th to force extras by scoring 3 in the 8th and the tying run in the 9th.  Then, after Oakland scored to take […]

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ESPN will air Midnight Madness to highlight the start of college basketball

Mark your calendars for October 17th, college basketball fans. On that date ESPN will launch the new college basketball season with ESPNU Midnight Madness, a special night of coverage which will combine studio coverage as well as remote coverage from 11 different campuses. In their ninth year of covering the Midnight Madness tradition, ESPN will highlight Arizona, Kentucky, […]

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Your MLB Postseason Announcing Schedule: Part I

The MLB Postseason circa 2014 is upon us.  Below you’ll find the broadcast schedule for this week’s games with dates, times, and announcers through October 5th. As an additional guide, the network assignments for the games are a bit confusing.  TBS has the AL Wild Card game while ESPN has the NL Wild Card game, […]

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Midwest markets posted highest local MLB ratings this season

Every couple of months, Sports Business Daily releases local MLB ratings data. Because I’m a baseball addict, I love devouring this information and digesting the data. At the All-Star Break, midwest markets were dominating the local ratings among all teams, with the Tigers, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds and Brewers at the top of the mountain. With the […]

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AA Podcast #98 – John Smoltz

With the dawn of the 2014 MLB Postseason, we’re joined by one of the best playoff pitchers of the last generation – John Smoltz. After an illustrious career with the Atlanta Braves, Smoltz moved to the broadcast booth and has been a consistent presence covering the sport. In today’s podcast, we talk about John’s TV […]

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FCC unanimously ends their sports blackout rule

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Federal Communications Commission threw out the sports blackout rule that had been on the books dating back to 1975. It allowed sports leagues to use the FCC as a crutch to blackout games in local markets. The National Football League especially liked the rule so it could enforce its […]

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NFL Ratings, Week 4: Only SNF sees year-to-year gains

Regional Window (CBS) Blackouts: New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh 1. Buffalo (BUF vs. HOU) - 33.3/62 2. Indianapolis (TEN vs. IND) - 31.8/55 3. Baltimore (CAR vs. BAL) - 29.9/59 4. San Diego (JAX vs. SD) - 29.7/57 5. Houston (BUF vs. HOU) - 27.6/55 6. Charlotte (CAR vs. BAL) - 22.1/44 7. Jacksonville (JAX vs. SD) - 21.7/35 8. Nashville (TEN vs. IND) […]

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Podcast: Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams are College GameDay’s newest analysts

Later today ESPN will announce the addition of college basketball analysts Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg to the set of College GameDay.  Williams and Greenberg will join host Rece Davis and analyst Jay Bilas as the new quartet for ESPN’s flagship college sports franchise.  The pair replace the retiring Digger Phelps and NBA analyst Jalen […]

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