Fox Sports 2

What is up with Fox Sports 2?

Back on August 17, 2013, Fox Sports 1 launched to a lot of fanfare. Also launching on that same date taking over Fuel TV’s spot on many cable and satellite providers was Fox Sports 2. While Fox Sports 1 has received most of the media attention, Fox Sports 2 has been relatively quiet. Meant to […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: December 8-14

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool vs. Manchester United Sun 8:23AM-10:26AM 123 0.4 681 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Newcastle vs. […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: December 8-14

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: Atlanta at Green Bay Mon 8:15PM-11:46PM 211 8.5 13958 2 SPORTSCENTER (live) Mon […]

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The Best & Worst of Sports Media in 2014

We continue our year-end extravaganza at Awful Announcing with this recap of everything in the sports media world in our Best & Worst of 2014. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks for the rest of our 2014 Year in Review posts including the top broadcast bloopers of the year, top stories, best clips, and […]


Tim Tebow wants another NFL chance, but his future is in television

The last time we saw Tim Tebow in the NFL, he was a longshot on the New England Patriots preseason roster, throwing ducks all over the field. Tebow was ultimately cut in September 2013 and has not been given another chance since. In the meantime, Tebow morphed into a very capable college football analyst for […]


FCC says ‘Redskins’ is not obscene

In the latest saga involving the controversial Washington Redskins name, the Federal Communication Commission has declared the term “Redskins” is not obscene, according to Maya Rhodan of Time. Professor John Banzhaf of George Washington University submitted a petition for the FCC to refuse a license renewal to WWXX-FM,  a Virginia-based sports radio station, based on […]


Viewing Picks for December 19, 2014

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2-Man Bobsled — Universal Sports, 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s St. Mary’s at St. John’s — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Clemson at South Carolina — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Stillman at Alabama — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Tennessee — SEC […]


Three more hires announced by Jason Whitlock’s ESPN site

The news keeps trickling out regarding Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” site at ESPN… a site that now actually looking like it’s headed for a still-TBD launch date. ESPN finally made the announcement of Mike Wise’s hiring from the Washington Post official today.  They also announced the additions of veteran ESPN The Magazine writer Jerry Bembry […]


Angry Michael Wilbon calls out DC for not supporting the Wizards

The Washington Wizards are out to a fast start with an 18-6 record and 13-2 at home. With this record, you’d fans would be flocking to the Verizon Center to support their team. However, on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the attendance was well short of a sellout and that has ESPN’s Michael Wilbon […]


It’s been almost four decades since the NFL’s last untelevised game

In this day and age when all NFL games are televised, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when a game wasn’t on television. But it actually did happen and it occurred twice in the same year. Now, thanks to the people at and Classic TV Sports, we discover that there were […]


SEC Network joins the Yule Log craze in its own special way

Christmas time is here, and television networks are taking advantage of it, including the newer, sportier ones. From 6-10 a.m. Eastern, the SEC Network will have a nice fire accompanied by all 14 SEC schools’ fight songs and the occasional — assumedly public domain — Christmas song mixed in. “Yea, Alabama,” “War Eagle,” “Aggie War […]


Titans-Jaguars is the worst primetime game this century

We’re down to the penultimate week of the NFL season. That means that even with a couple bonus Saturday games in Week 16, the schedule is left with just six nationally-televised games in exclusive time slots between now and the end of the regular season. One of those slots belongs to the 2-12 Tennessee Titans […]


Viewing Picks for December 18, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Seton Hall at South Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Cleveland State at Virginia — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Duke vs. UConn at East Rutherford, NJ — ESPN, 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Mississippi — SEC Network, 8 p.m. […]