ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in 'Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios' presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Report: law firm exploring subscriber loss suit against Disney over ESPN

ESPN’s subscriber losses have played a substantial role in Disney’s stock price collapse, with analysts’ concerns over the future of the Worldwide Leader outweighing many of the company’s other successes, and now it appears that the company could find itself in some legal hot water over the timing of those subscriber loss revelations. Deadspin’s Tom […]

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Famed CBC announcer Steve Armitage will miss Rio Olympics over heart problems

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s plans for Rio Olympics coverage have received a late-in-the-game shakeup. Veteran broadcaster Steve Armitage, who was set to take part in his 16th Games as a broadcaster and call swimming and diving, has had to back away from that role thanks to a recent diagnosis of chronic heart failure. Elliotte Friedman […]

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AA Q&A: Ernie Johnson talks Charles Barkley’s golf game, Kevin Durant, Craig Sager

With TNT hosting all four days of the PGA Championship beginning Thursday morning from the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey, Turner anchor and do-it-all star Ernie Johnson spoke to Awful Announcing about the tournament, Charles Barkley’s golf game, why Barkley won’t use Twitter, Kevin Durant, and Craig Sager’s emotional ESPYs speech. Awful Announcing: We’re used to […]


Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL Central

And we close our voting with the NL Central, a division that featured crews that ranked all over the map in our previous rankings. This division hasn’t changed much since then, so the rankings will likely be similar. THESE POLLS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 3 PM ON JULY 29TH Chicago Cubs -Len Kasper (play by […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27:  Brad Pickett of England celebrates his victory over Francisco Rivera of USA during the Bantamweight Bout of the UFC Fight Night  at The O2 Arena on February 27, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

UFC signs a new broadcast deal in the UK

UFC has signed a new deal with BT Sport so the UK cable sports network can continue airing mixed martial arts events. The new deal keeps UFC on BT and expands its deal to air original UFC programming through 2018. UFC’s deal with BT Sport gives the network the rights to air every main card […]

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NBC wants change at Rio opening ceremony to get better ratings

In an attempt to boost ratings, NBC has reportedly asked the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to change the order of the countries in the Parade of Nations. Because the United States starts with an E in Portuguese (it’s known as the Estados Unidos), the U.S. is scheduled to walk early in the ceremony, causing NBC to worry […]

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Dhani Jones will join NBC’s Olympic team

Former NFL linebacker and host of NBC’s Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, Dhani Jones, will be part of the voluminous team that the Peacock is sending to Rio next week for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Jones will be sent to various venues as a reporter and also contribute to The Olympic Zone, a 30-minute nightly program that […]

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MLB asks Yaisel Puig to stop wearing his Vin Scully cleats

Last week we took notice of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yaisel Puig’s new cleats that paid honor to the legendary Vin Scully. So did Major League Baseball, and they would like to see Puig keep those cleats off the field in the future. If you missed it last week, Puig is wearing custom Nike cleats […]

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 18:  Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Joe Rogan will be sticking with the UFC for at least another year

Earlier this year, UFC fight analyst Joe Rogan said he would leave the company as a cageside commentator if it was sold to an outside investor. A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that UFC was indeed sold for a cool $4 billion.  While there are many things currently on the UFC agenda – from […]


Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – AL East

The AL East fared pretty well in our last rankings two years ago, with the Baltimore Orioles claiming the top spot among the teams in the division. Not much has changed since then, aside from the very minor, uncontroversial move of the Red Sox replacing Don Orsillo with Dave O’Brien in the play by play […]

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WATCH: Rick Sutcliffe cuts up his tie during Cubs-White Sox broadcast

One of the most comical sports stories we’ve heard in quite some time is Chris Sale getting suspended by the White Sox after desecrating the team’s throwback jerseys because he didn’t want to pitch in them. Sale going crazy with a pair of scissors has led to a number of surreal memes and headlines and […]

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)

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 7/27 – 7/31

Wednesday, July 27 Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 1:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Nats at Indians – Noon] Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants (MLBN 4:30 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast [alt: Rays at Dodgers] Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs (ESPN 8 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday, July 28 […]


Viewing Picks for July 27, 2016

All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Women’s National Team Showcase, Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware, Dover, DE United States vs. France — NBA TV, 7:30 p.m. College Baseball Cape Cod League, Clem Spillane Field, Wareham, MA Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Wareham Gatemen — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 6:30 p.m. College Football College Football Live — […]