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Would a Ronda Rousey-Gina Carano fight truly draw eyeballs to the UFC?

Ronda Rousey has been Dana White’s golden goose over the past two years. She’s smashed through the UFC’s womens bantamweight division, finishing all four of her opponents, three in the first round. In Rousey’s last two fights, she eschewed her signature arm bar for striking, and as a result, knocked out both Sara McMann and […]

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SEC Network quest for world domination almost complete with TWC agreement

Last we visited the distribution journey of SEC Network, they had just agreed to a major deal with Comcast.  Now, America’s other cable giant is officially on board. The ESPN-backed new kid on the sports television block has come to terms with Time Warner Cable, who will carry the network for its August 14th launch. […]

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Jason Giambi is somehow the 5th most powerful sports figure in New York

The New York Daily News just published their list of the 50 Most Powerful People in New York Sports.  The Top 5 includes MSG emperor James Dolan, Roger Goodell, Derek Jeter, Giants CEO John Mara, and Hal Steinbrenner.  It’s an interesting listicle combining athletes and executives from the local and national sports scene, even if […]

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Sam Ponder’s Twitter feed proves her point about women in sports

ESPN personality Sam Ponder tweeted this thought about the outrage over the NFL’s mere 2 game suspension for Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice for assaulting his fiancee.  The outrage was justified over the NFL and Roger Goodell’s total lack of awareness for saying that domestic abuse was a lesser crime than getting caught taking the […]

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What if sports broadcasters were Simpsons characters…

Earlier this week, Simpsons fans young and old freaked out over the announcement of the Simpsons World platform.  With FXX gaining syndication rights to the entire library of The Simpsons, now every episode, every piece of useless trivia, every Simpsons quote that you still use in daily conversation (“MY EYES, THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!”) will […]

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Viewing Picks for July 25, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 6:30 a.m. AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Round of 24 — NBCSN, 3 p.m. Men’s Round of 16 — NBCSN, 4 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinal — […]

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Rob Dibble has some eloquent thoughts on sabermetrics

Former MLB pitcher and former ESPN and Fox baseball analyst Rob Dibble is known for his schtick that focuses on being “edgy” as a Nasty Boy a generation ago.  After being a national television analyst and radio host for several years, Dibble is currently working for an ESPN Radio affiliate in Connecticut after bouncing down the ladder […]

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What we know about Sunday Night Football in 2014

We continue our “What We Know” series about the NFL TV partners for 2014. This year marks a new television contract for the National Football League and a few changes for each partner. Although the networks have not changed, there are some new features like Thursday Night Football on CBS/NFL Network and crossover games on […]

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Dean Cain is feuding with Matt Leinart for some reason

Before we get to the issue at hand, where the TV Superman takes a cheap shot at Matt Leinart, I would like to know why TMZ even felt the need to talk to Dean Cain? The man spends most of his time starring in TV Movies on Lifetime and/or the Hallmark Channel with the rotating […]

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Bleacher Report’s most poignant criticisms are now coming from within

A very interesting tectonic shift is gradually happening surrounding what may be the biggest success story of modern sports media.  In the past couple years, Bleacher Report has grown from a bustling site of unpaid, amateur writers to a multimillion dollar behemoth with the full backing of Turner Sports.  It’s been transformed from being the […]

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The build to the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight will be awesome

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was supposed to defend his title against Alexander Gustafsson on September 27th in a rematch of their incredible fight from last year. But Gustafsson was forced to pull out of the fight due to a knee injury, and undefeated former US Olympian Daniel Cormier has stepped up to replace […]

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Tennis writer found guilty of egregious plagiarism

Neil Harman is a longtime tennis correspondent for The Times of London.  In 2007 he was named the British Sports News Reporter of the Year and he also served as co-president of the International Tennis Writers Association. He is also a serial plagiarist. It’s come to light in recent days that Harman has accomplished some […]

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SportsCenter anchor won a car after getting a hole-in-one

Being a SportsCenter anchor must be a pretty decent life.  You get paid pretty well.  You have some semblance of fame and recognizability without having a TMZ camera stuck in your face every time you walk out of a Starbucks.  And you get to star in funny commercials with various athletes and celebrities. If you’re […]

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Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ letter as Morgan Freeman

Frank Caliendo has been at ESPN for a while now and although he’s been a part of Sunday NFL Countdown, the real highlights come during his appearances on Mike & Mike.  I think Caliendo and his work has got a little bit of a bad rap with the entire Sunday morning NFL pregame show industry […]

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