ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 20:  The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters during to the FIFA Executive Committee Meeting on October 20, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. During this third meeting of the year, held on two days, the FIFA Executive Committee will approve the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

UK TV Networks want to sponsor FIFA presidential debate

Let’s face it. Political debates are usually boring. Whether they involve candidates for governor, mayor, House of Representatives, Senate, President or dogcatcher, debates rarely provide any incite or break news. However, a debate for FIFA president might be the one instance that breaks the mold. That’s right, there could be a debate involving current FIFA […]

HOUSTON - APRIL 29: On an "Orange Out" night, fans as well as Hooters Girls showed up as D.C. United played the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium on April 29, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

News anchor and reporter brawl in Hooters parking lot

Local stations like to promote their news staffs as a team, friendly, neighborly and together as one. So it’s news when we hear of a fistfight between an anchor and a reporter. It’s even more so when it reportedly happens at a Hooters restaurant. According to the Illinois Times, WICS anchor Vince DeMentri and reporter […]

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 2: Former Philadelphia Phillie Curt Schilling is congratulated by the Phillie Phanatic after his induction into the Phillies "Wall of Fame" before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 2, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves won 6-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Discipline dished out to Twitter trolls who harassed Curt Schilling’s daughter

This weekend, ESPN analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling blogged about Twitter trolls harassing his daughter after Schilling’s congratulated her for getting accepted to college. Schilling also did some amateur sleuthing of his own, and found some background information on a couple of the trolls. Their Twitter comments have resulted in severe discipline from […]

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Keith Olbermannn says he’s putting an end to Twitter “batting practice”

Keith Olbermann was suspended by ESPN last week after getting into an ugly Twitter War with Penn State students who were raising money for pediatric cancer.  Olbermann’s Twitter persona has been as fiery and combative as the days when he was delivering special comments calling out George W. Bush on MSNBC.  The host has casually […]

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Viewing Picks for March 3, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Murray State at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Evansville at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Furman at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Tennessee — SEC Network Plus, 6 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m. Central […]

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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 3/2 – 3/8

Monday, March 2 Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Tuesday, March 3 Houston Rockets at Atlanta Hawks (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Wednesday, March 4 Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat (ESPN 8 pm) Mark Jones, Hubie Brown Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Ryan Ruocco, Jon Barry Thursday, March 5 […]

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The NHL on NBC performed very poorly in primetime

On Saturday night, NBC showcased a rare primetime game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, two age-old rivals in large markets. The contest drew a paltry 1.0 overnight rating, according to Sports Media Watch. The game drew the second-lowest overnight NHL rating of the season, only beating out the Washington Capitals and Flyers […]

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Curt Schilling takes a stand against Twitter harassment of his daughter

Earlier this week, ESPN analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling took to Twitter to congratulate her daughter Gabby on where she would be playing softball at the next level.  Although the responses began innocently enough, it wasn’t too long until the dark side of Twitter then took over and Schilling and his daughter received crude, vulgar replies […]

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The silliest carriage disputes in sports

Carriage disputes between cable providers and sports networks are never fun to cover. They leave viewers in the lurch and without programming for what could be long periods of time. For the most part, these disputes can be avoided, but they happen despite deadlines being set, talks going to the last minute and signals getting […]

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Marshawn Lynch gives big exclusive interview to… Turkish media

The best part of the NFL offseason is not having to hear about Marshawn Lynch’s feud with the media.  We can all agree on that.  But as much as we need a break from that ongoing battle, we couldn’t help but laugh after hearing this story given Lynch’s reticent relationship with NFL reporters. Lynch finally […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11:  Dustin Penner #25 of the Los Angeles Kings kisses the Stanley Cup in celebration after defeating the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Devils 6-1 to win the series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a […]

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Viewing Picks for March 2, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Virginia at Syracuse — ESPN, 7 p.m. Baylor at Texas — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Oklahoma at Iowa State — ESPN, 9 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s UConn at South Florida — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Baylor — Fox College Sports Atlantic, […]

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Dick Vitale won’t be at Duke-North Carolina this month

We are definitely in a new era at ESPN. In announcing Chapel Hill, NC as its final College GameDay stop of the basketball season for this week’s Duke-North Carolina rematch, the Worldwide Leader has again assigned Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake to the game just as it did for last month’s contest. And […]

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Writer details threats from Florida State fans over Jameis Winston story

College football fans can be quite rabid. We know fans in the SEC footprint can be militant especially when someone says something they perceive as negative about their teams. Listen to the callers on the Paul Finebaum Show on radio and SEC Network and you’ll know of what we speak. But then the Florida State […]

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