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The NHL All-Stars somehow found a way to make the All-Star Fantasy Draft entertaining

The typical pattern for a sports broadcast is engaging commentary from announcers and analysts, mixed with often dull-as-dishwater quotes from the athletes and/or coaches themselves when grabbed for an interview during a break in play. That was reversed in Friday night’s NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft, though, where the professional broadcasters couldn’t get out of […]

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The Tara and Johnny Show heads to the Super Bowl

The newest “it” couple in sports media, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are heading to the Super Bowl. They’ll be feature reporters for NBC’s Super Bowl pregame coverage which will begin on Sunday, February 1 (we could be snarky and say it’s already begun, but we won’t) at 1 p.m. ET. A week after commenting […]


ESPN Audio overhauls their weekend lineup

ESPN Audio has completely and utterly overhauled their lineup of weekend radio shows, launching eight new programs featuring a diverse array of talent. Of the 13 weekend shows airing, only four had existed prior to January 1st, which lets you know how much of a change of direction this is. Saturday, 8 AM-12 PM: Dari & […]


Viewing Picks for January 24, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, St. Moritz, Switzerland Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 4 p.m. (same day coverage) Women’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 5 p.m. (same day coverage) Boxing Boxing After Dark, 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO Welterweights Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios — HBO, 9:45 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football 2015 […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11:  President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya is introduced at the official weigh-in for Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez and Lara will meet in a non-title bout on July 12.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Oscar De La Hoya to launch cable channel

Oscar De La Hoya is rolling out his own cable network, continuing down the trail started by Oprah Winfrey (among others). De La Hoya TV is billing itself as “the premiere authority on boxing and other combat sports” and will launch in the spring. The network will initially launch as a free VOD service, but will […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 12-18

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 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Oregon vs. Ohio State Mon 8:33PM-11:55PM 202 18.2 33395 2 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP POST GAME […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 12-18

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: Arsenal at Manchester City Sun 10:57AM-12:59PM 122 0.4 728 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United […]

attends the Sportsman Of The Year 2014 Ceremony on December 9, 2014 in New York City.

Sports Illustrated lays off all its photographers

The world of journalism has changed radically over the past 20 years, with the rise of the internet causing changes all over the landscape. Sports Illustrated, an iconic magazine which has been the leader of its realm since putting Eddie Mathews on the cover of its first publication in 1954, is no exception. On Thursday, […]


ESPN is predictably going wild at the Super Bowl

ESPN’s on-site coverage of Super Bowl 49 begins on Monday, and as expected, the Worldwide Leader is going all-out with programming, even though they’re not airing the game. Live from Scottsdale, ESPN will air 130 hours of live TV and radio programming, starting at 6 AM ET on Monday. Several ESPN shows will be heading […]


Grading the ESPN/NBC NFL Announce Teams

Last year we had you, faithful readers, grade the local MLB announcers for our authoritative rankings from 1-30.  It was such a success that instead of arbitrarily ranking the announcers from the NFL, we’re calling on AA Nation once again (I feel like such a sellout for typing that). Awful Announcing has always considered itself to […]


Viewing Picks for January 23, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s VCU at Saint Louis — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Manhattan at Quinnipiac — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Valparaiso at Wisconsin-Green Bay — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Oregon at Arizona State — Pac-12 Networks, 1 p.m. Wake Forest at Virginia Tech — ACC Regional/Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Villanova […]