during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

This is the Golden Age of Smart Football Media

“Sports’ ‘nuts and bolts’ can’t entertain alone,” Ty Duffy recently wrote for The Big Lead, and he’s absolutely right. The headlines and storylines coming out of an objectively boring Super Bowl 50, as Duffy pointed out, are far more concerned with the social and cultural ramifications of our reaction to Cam Newton’s post-game press conference […]

CHICAGO, IL - FEDRUARY 09: Trevor van Riemsdyk #57 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes under pressure from Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks at the United Center on February 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks to air their first game in Spanish

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced their first foray into Spanish-language broadcasting. Their first game in Spanish will be broadcast on Univision America (WRTO-AM). It will take place on March 6 when the Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings. Scheduled to call the game are Hector Lozano and Omar Ramos. They’ll not only do the play-by-play […]


SHOCKING NEWS: Bob Costas will host the Olympics in primetime this year

Hopefully you’re sitting down for this stunning piece of news that surely will rock all of sports media, no… the world.  Young upstart Bob Costas will host this year’s Olympics in primetime… again. NBC confirmed the news that really didn’t need any confirmation because we all knew/assumed it was happening anyways.  But, Costas will host […]


The Simpsons star in Daytona 500 ad mocking Daytona 500 ads

The Daytona 500 will be on FOX in a couple weeks, and to get everyone excited, the network has created an ad that mocks ads by advertising all the ads you’ll see at Daytona. Oh and it stars the Simpsons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyeEg3RRm2k&feature=youtu.be “When you’re watching the action at Daytona, you’ll see cars with ads on them, […]


Viewing Picks for February 11, 2016

All Times Eastern Baseball World Baseball Classic Qualifier 1st Round, Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Australia vs. Philippines — MLB Network, 3:30 a.m. College Basketball Men’s St. Francis (PA) at Robert Morris — ESPNU, 5 p.m. North Texas at Old Dominion — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State […]


Baseball writer Tom Singer passes away at 67

Longtime MLB writer Tom Singer passed away this week at the age of 67. The sad news was announced on Wednesday, and Singer’s many friends, colleagues and readers expressed their condolences. Covering baseball since 1974, Singer had written for MLB.com during the past 15 years, the past three covering the Pittsburgh Pirates.Like many baseball writers, […]

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 11: Steve Ballmer, owner of Los Angeles Clippers speaks to media during the press conference before the match between Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers as part of the 2015 NBA Global Games China at Universiade Centre on October 11, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Fox has reportedly lowered their rights offer to the Clippers

At the end of August, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer rejected an offer of $60 million per season for the team’s TV rights from Fox Sports Prime Ticket. The prevailing sentiment at the time was that Ballmer and the Clippers would keep the rights in-house and start and over the top service. That hasn’t happened […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T hunting Thursday Night Football streaming rights

While the new Thursday Night Football package will be split between CBS and NBC on television, the streaming rights for the games weren’t included in the new contracts with those established outlets. The NFL is instead opting to sell those rights separately, and plenty of non-traditional outlets are involved. According to Bloomberg, the top contenders […]


Craig Sager goes from the brink of death to the NBA All-Star Game

Less than a year ago, things were looking bleak for Turner Sports NBA reporter Craig Sager. While he was at a CBS/Turner seminar in New York, just days before he was set to travel to Omaha to cover the NCAA Tournament, Sager’s doctor recommended he not travel to the tournament after taking a bone marrow […]