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Fox strikes back at WEEI; pulls all advertising from station

The fallout from the WEEI/Erin Andrews controversy has now reached new heights. It began the day after the MLB All-Star Game when WEEI morning show co-host Kirk Minihane called Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews a “gutless bitch” and then a week later, made an apology laced with a tirade about Andrews being a waitress had she […]


MLB Network will have live coverage of the Baseball Hall of Fame induction

After a year with no inductees, MLB Network is striking while the iron is hot during this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. This Sunday, MLB Network will devote the bulk of their day to the induction, with coverage starting at 11 AM. At 11 AM, MLB Network’s coverage begins with the airing of […]


Ratings (and impressions) from a soccer-stacked Wednesday

There were five soccer matches on television Wednesday night between three of the major sports networks. This is obviously a sign of America’s greater moral decay, but we’ve got bigger fish to fry than that. Here are the ratings numbers for those five games on Wednesday (H/T


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 14-20

NBCSN Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 INDYCAR SERIES: Streets of Toronto – Race 2 Sun 3:53PM- 5:37PM 104 0.3 484 2 TOUR DE FRANCE – EXTRA Sat 11:40AM-12:00PM 20 0.2 430 3 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sat 7:59AM-11:40AM 221 0.3 405 4 F1 RACING: Germany Sun 12:00PM- […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: July 14-20

ESPN Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2014 GILLETTE HOME RUN DERBY (live) Mon 9:03PM-11:59PM 176 3.4 5402 2 BASEBALL RAIN DELAY (live) Mon 8:00PM- 9:03PM 63 2.5 4035 3 GOLF: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: Final Round (live) Sun 8:00AM- 2:04PM 364 2.3 3299 4 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: L.A. Dodgers/St. Louis […]


Michelle Beadle calls out First Take for Ray Rice segment

Michelle Beadle is going to say what she thinks.  That’s what has led her to being one of the most popular sports personalities in the industry… and to some notable clashes with others along the way. On Friday, she went where few ESPN employees are willing to go and publicly criticized First Take for their […]


NESN to drop simulcast of WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan

It hasn’t been a good week for the WEEI Morning Show known as Dennis and Callahan, hosted by two elderly Boston curmudgeons who have cultivated controversy over the years. We have chronicled the anti-Erin Andrews comments of D&C’s supposedly young and edgy cohort Kirk Minihane from last week and his subsequent “apology” or lack thereof […]


Would a Ronda Rousey-Gina Carano fight truly draw eyeballs to the UFC?

Ronda Rousey has been Dana White’s golden goose over the past two years. She’s smashed through the UFC’s womens bantamweight division, finishing all four of her opponents, three in the first round. In Rousey’s last two fights, she eschewed her signature arm bar for striking, and as a result, knocked out both Sara McMann and […]


SEC Network quest for world domination almost complete with TWC agreement

Last we visited the distribution journey of SEC Network, they had just agreed to a major deal with Comcast.  Now, America’s other cable giant is officially on board. The ESPN-backed new kid on the sports television block has come to terms with Time Warner Cable, who will carry the network for its August 14th launch. […]


Jason Giambi is somehow the 5th most powerful sports figure in New York

The New York Daily News just published their list of the 50 Most Powerful People in New York Sports.  The Top 5 includes MSG emperor James Dolan, Roger Goodell, Derek Jeter, Giants CEO John Mara, and Hal Steinbrenner.  It’s an interesting listicle combining athletes and executives from the local and national sports scene, even if […]


Sam Ponder’s Twitter feed proves her point about women in sports

ESPN personality Sam Ponder tweeted this thought about the outrage over the NFL’s mere 2 game suspension for Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice for assaulting his fiancee.  The outrage was justified over the NFL and Roger Goodell’s total lack of awareness for saying that domestic abuse was a lesser crime than getting caught taking the […]


What if sports broadcasters were Simpsons characters…

Earlier this week, Simpsons fans young and old freaked out over the announcement of the Simpsons World platform.  With FXX gaining syndication rights to the entire library of The Simpsons, now every episode, every piece of useless trivia, every Simpsons quote that you still use in daily conversation (“MY EYES, THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!”) will […]


Viewing Picks for July 25, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 6:30 a.m. AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Round of 24 — NBCSN, 3 p.m. Men’s Round of 16 — NBCSN, 4 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinal — […]


Rob Dibble has some eloquent thoughts on sabermetrics

Former MLB pitcher and former ESPN and Fox baseball analyst Rob Dibble is known for his schtick that focuses on being “edgy” as a Nasty Boy a generation ago.  After being a national television analyst and radio host for several years, Dibble is currently working for an ESPN Radio affiliate in Connecticut after bouncing down the ladder […]