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Joe Girardi is upset about ESPN following Michael Pineda

During Wednesday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game on ESPN, Michael Pineda of the Yankees was ejected for having a large glob of pine tar on his neck. It was the second time that Pineda had a pine tar incident against the Red Sox this year, and the common sentiment among baseball fans and analysts is that […]


AA Roundtable: NFL schedule release takeaways

in Joe Lucia: I don’t get it. I don’t understand why people get so wound up with the placement of games that won’t happen for another four months. You already know which teams are playing each other. How silly is it to get so deeply involved in primetime matchups and weekly schedules months in advance when […]


Viewing Picks for April 24, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN Boxing Friday Night Fights Special Edition, Palm Springs, CA Jr. Middleweights: Josesito Lopez vs. Aron Martinez — ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Baseball Texas A&M at Mississippi State — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. USC at UCLA — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. College Baseball Live — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: Spring Blitz […]


Breaking down the primetime NFL packages for 2014

The NFL now technically has four separate prime-time television packages on four different networks, with CBS and NFL Network basically splitting the Thursday batch. And so when the league finally released its full 2014 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, it gave us an opportunity to break down who got the best and worst run of games […]


Pearlman’s ‘Showtime’ shows access isn’t essential to telling complete story

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Ed Sherman and the National Sports Journalism Center. Today’s journalism lesson comes from Jeff Pearlman. Subject: How to write a 482-page book without ever getting access to the three main characters in the story. Pearlman’s latest, “Showtime,” is a detailed and entertaining account of the great Lakers teams during the […]


Let’s laugh at Keith Hernandez struggle with the Cardinals lineup

Maybe Keith Hernandez spotted another attractive lady downing a giant hot dog, because he’s not exactly focused on the St. Louis Cardinals lineup.  Watch the Mets analyst fumble through the outfield and infield before finishing strong with Yadier Molina. His cohorts in the SNY booth can only laugh at him, and that camaraderie is one […]


Pierre McGuire loves his junior hockey references

Pierre McGuire is a man who knows a lot of things about hockey. That’s not exclusive to the NHL. As viewers of the NHL on NBC and NBCSN are often quick to mention, the man seemingly knows the high school, college and/or junior hockey team of every player who has ever played in the game. […]


American soccer fans aren’t getting any closer to accepting Gus Johnson

Before this knockout round of the Champions League began, I called this slate of European games a “make or break” season for Gus Johnson as a Fox Soccer announcer.  In his second year with Fox Soccer, this would be the time the narrative would be set on Johnson’s viability as a soccer announcer. Without the […]

Video: Blue Jackets beat Penguins in dramatic Game 4

The Penguins-Blue Jackets series is turning out to be the star attraction of the Stanley Cup Playoffs thus far.  It’s a series that has featured one dramatic turn after another and Game 4 was the best and most exciting chapter yet.  After the Penguins took a 3-0 lead in the 1st period, Columbus clawed back […]


Your 2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

2014 is a new era for the NFL as they expand to broadcast television for two nights a week.  After a prolonged period of intrigue, CBS emerged as the surprise winners of an 8 game primetime package.  Gone are the days when NFL Network produced their own games on Thursday nights – this is CBS’s […]


Your 2014 Monday Night Football Schedule

ESPN will air their 9th season of Monday Night Football in 2014 and the 45th year for the revered franchise overall.  Unlike their Sunday Night Football brethren, there are of course no flex games for MNF.  That has led to the insanely expensive ESPN schedule in recent years suffering from some primetime duds.  The addition […]