AA Q&A: Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz has been with CBS Sports since 1985. He hasn’t hosted The Masters for that long, it only seems that way. Nantz has been a college football studio host twice for CBS, called play-by-play on the sport, been on the PGA Tour and The Masters, hosted The NFL Today from 1998 through 2004 and since […]


Ranking every primetime game on the 2014 NFL schedule

This year’s NFL schedule features 51 primetime games and 54 nationally-televised games, with one more scheduled to be added on the final Sunday of the season. There’s also a chance that as many as eight Sunday night games will be flexed between Week 5 and Week 16.  But working only with what we know right […]


Mo’ne Davis leads ESPN to record Little League World Series rating

We are a nation of celebrities.  And nowhere is that more true than in sports.  Whether that be LeBron James or Johnny Manziel or Tiger Woods or even that brief spell where Jeremy Lin held the nation in the palm of his hand, we are helplessly obsessed with their every move, every tweet, and every […]


Mike Francesa is not playing nice with Doug Gottlieb

Doug Gottlieb moved his radio show to New York where he is now sharing the same building with Mike Francesa.  On Gottlieb’s first day in his new place, he got a warm welcome from the Sports Pope, who gave his entire staff a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and bottles of Diet Coke. […]


Sports Jeopardy will debut next month

Sports trivia wonks like me are eagerly anticipating the debut of Dan Patrick’s Sports Jeopardy on Crackle.  Details have been released about auditions and Patrick has made note of a few attributes of the show while on the radio, but now we finally have a launch date and weekly schedule. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the […]

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Icelandic announcer reaches octaves previously unattainable by humans

The European soccer season is already underway and we have a very early contender for goal call of the year.  This clip comes from last month’s Europa League qualifier between Iceland’s Stjarnan and Scotland’s Motherwell and is just now making the rounds online. Stjarnan defeated Motherwell in extra time of the second leg thanks to Atli Johannsson’s […]


Viewing Picks for August 21, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Little League World Series, Williamsport, PA Elimination Games Mexico vs. Japan — ESPN, 3 p.m. US Mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia) vs. US Great Lakes (Chicago) — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Lemming Report — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. 2014 Alabama Football Preview — SEC Network, […]

Lesley Visser

Interview with CBS’ Lesley Visser

Lesley Visser has been one of the pioneers for women in sports media. She joined the Boston Globe in 1974 during an era when the paper had Bob Ryan covering the NBA, Peter Gammons on MLB, Will McDonough on the NFL and Bud Collins on tennis. After covering college basketball, horse racing, the NBA, MLB, […]


LLWS ratings more than TRIPLED the White Sox in Chicago

I’ll confess that I am not a fan of the Little League World Series.  I know, I know… that makes me an evil monster.  I accepted that fact a long time ago, though.  The thought of watching 13 year olds do something instead of much older, much better professionals has never really appealed to me. […]


Premier League ratings set opening week records

The first weekend of the English Premier League season was certainly the most hyped in its history on this side of the Atlantic.  Last year’s season brought record ratings as NBC’s banner coverage earned plaudits for its quality and for making every game available across its network and streaming platforms. The momentum for the EPL was always […]


From Birmingham to Bristol: Paul Finebaum on his sudden, meteoric rise

It’s good to be Paul Finebaum these days. He has a daily ESPN radio show that is simulcast on the new SEC Network. He will be featured prominently on the SEC Network’s pregame coverage on Saturdays and on ESPN’s College GameDay. And Finebaum has a new best-selling book, “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why […]


Mike Ditka: “What are you going to call them, a Brownskin?”

Until now, the narrative surrounding the Redskins nickname debate has been relatively one-sided as person after person in the NFL and media worlds come out in opposition to the name.  With the news that prominent NFL television commentators like Tony Dungy and Phil Simms will attempt to boycott the name this season, the mainstream quest […]


Curt Schilling: Chewing tobacco gave me cancer

ESPN baseball analyst and former World Series MVP Curt Schilling has been battling cancer since the early stages of 2014.  While he has stepped away from his national television duties to seek treatment, the details of his cancer had been kept mostly quiet. Until now. In an appearance on WEEI Radio in Boston, Schilling revealed […]


NFL wants Super Bowl halftime performers to pay them???

The Super Bowl halftime show has been quite the hot topic ever since Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction during the 2003 contest. Since then, the NFL has picked its performers with kiddie gloves and added double sided tape to the list of wardrobe requirements. Well, now the league is adding something new: pay it forward. According […]


Viewing Picks for August 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Little League World Series, Williamsport, PA Double Elimination Japan vs. Republic of Korea — ESPN, 3 p.m. US West (Las Vegas, NV) vs. US Mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia) — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Basketball Exhibition, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY United States vs. Dominican Republic — NBA TV, 7 p.m. College Football College […]