LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 03:  Leicester reacts to Leicester City's Premier League Title Success on May 03, 2016 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

SportsCenter anchor mistakenly declares Tottenham as Premier League champions

There’s a perception around the world that we as Americans are a bit behind on our soccer knowledge.  In spite of the steady growth in popularity of the beautiful game stateside, the major success of tournaments like the World Cup, and the sheer amount of soccer that is televised on a weekly basis… we will likely […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: ESPN color commentator Trent Dilfer smiles during a broadcast prior to the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images)

Trent Dilfer shoots down rumors that he’s joining the 49ers

Now that we’ve moved past the NFL Draft, the future of ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has become quite the topic du jour in the football and sports media worlds.  Over the weekend it was reported that Dilfer was on his way out at ESPN and preparing to look for more opportunities elsewhere. On Monday, […]

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Chris Webber was extremely outraged with the no-call in Spurs-Thunder

Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs ended in quite the controversy, after Dion Waiters pushed Manu Ginobili before throwing the ball in bounds. Chris Webber, who was doing color commentary for TNT alongside Marv Albert, was dumbfounded (to say the least) by the no-call. Webber […]

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Viewing Picks for May 3, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Iona at St. John’s — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 6:30 p.m. Virginia at Liberty — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. Illinois at Missouri — […]

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Pierre McGuire inexplicably gives Penguins’ Matt Cullen a butt slap

Pierre McGuire is an enigma. He’s well-known in hockey circles. He had a disastrous stint as coach of the Hartford Whalers. He also suffers from extreme overexposure working practically every night of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for NBC Sports Group. And while hockey fans do their best to tolerate […]

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Some questions about Space Jam 2 that need answers

Few sequels ever live up to the hype of the original when it comes to movies, but every now and then you get a good sequel. The Empire Strikes Back? Great. Caddyshack 2? Forgettable. If movies are not getting sequels, they are getting reboots these days, which is one way to bring back favorites from many […]

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WWE Payback review: Roman Reigns retains WWE Title over AJ Styles

Roman Reigns is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion after his successful title defense against AJ Styles at Sunday’s WWE Payback pay-per-view, one that also featured a match-of-the-year candidate between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. In a show that WWE billed as the “first pay-per-view of the new era,” Reigns and Styles battled for 25 minutes […]

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Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to cover Kentucky Derby and Rio Olympics for NBC

At the risk of telling you something you already know, there is no figure skating at the Summer Olympics. Fans of the sport might be disappointed to be reminded of that. (I’m related to one such enthusiastic supporter.) Unfortunately, there is no competing on frozen surfaces during events typically held during the warmer months of the year. […]

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 10:  Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 10, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jake Arrieta deals with PED suspicions voiced by ESPN’s First Take

Perhaps the largest casualty resulting from baseball’s scandals with PEDs during the past 20 years is our sense of wonder. We can’t look at an amazing accomplishment or outstanding feat performed on the field, an impressive body of work put together over the course of a 162-game season, and completely accept that those achievements are […]

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NFL Draft viewership up 3% on ESPN

The NFL draft was chalked full of good drama this year. Laremy Tunsil slid down the draft boards due to a possible inside smear campaign, Myles Jack also slipped due to possible injury concerns and the Cleveland Browns were actually doing smart things. It made for entertaining television, evident by ESPN announcing the 2016 Draft […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning may not be an NFL analyst this season after all

In the days nearing his final game, the conventional wisdom surrounding Peyton Manning was that once his playing days were over, he would head to a network, most likely CBS and replace Phil Simms as Jim Nantz’s partner. But it seems that isn’t going to be the case. According to Bob Raissman at the New York Daily […]

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Vin Scully talked about beards and it was riveting

As we count down the days to Vin Scully’s retirement, his stories and tales just seem so much more precious to hear. Whether it’s explaining “GOAT” or discussing the number 13 or Madison Bumgarner’s encounter with a rattlesnake, his time at the mic is a must listen. During Saturday’s game between the Dodgers and the […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: ESPN color commentator Trent Dilfer smiles during a broadcast prior to the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images)

Could Trent Dilfer be the next big name to leave ESPN?

In spite of losing two of their most well-known personalities within a couple days of each other, ESPN is battling back against the narrative that they are facing a “talent exodus.”  That public relations work might become a little bit harder, though, if another big named talent decides to leave the network for greener pastures. […]

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