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The PGA Tour needs to join the 21st Century and embrace new media

For years MLB was a thorn in the side of bloggers and fans because of their archaic video policies.  If you posted a video, or tried to embed something in your blog, you would see it taken down sooner or later.  MLB not only restricted free and open sharing of video highlights, they refused to […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a three-pointer to give the Warriors a 65-40 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half at ORACLE Arena on November 5, 2014 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Knicks announcer votes Steph Curry 5th in NBA MVP race, behind Marc Gasol

It’s always interesting to see what happens when media votes are revealed for end-of-season awards.  While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, there’s usually one or two outliers that really make you scratch your head. This year, that ballot belongs to Knicks radio announcer Mike Crispino.  He was the only MVP voter out of […]

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Nichols-Beadle controversy: Media needs to think about boycott

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at the National Sports Journalism Center. In 1999, Ed Hinton of Sports Illustrated was denied a credential to cover the Indianapolis 500. The Indy Racing League was upset after Hinton wrote an article critical of racing safety. The IRL’s decision created a firestorm, given Hinton’s stature as one of […]

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Jameis Winston reportedly snubbed ESPN on draft day

The NFL Draft has come and gone, but an interesting footnote has emerged via Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch on Jameis Winston stiff-arming ESPN when he was drafted #1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apparently ESPN was supposed to have the first interviews with the odd numbered picks this year, Winston at #1 obviously being the […]

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Viewing Picks for May 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing 24/7: Carnelo/Kirkland — HBO, 10 p.m. The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 10:30 p.m. College Baseball Albany at St. John’s — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Campbell at North Carolina State — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Michigan at Illinois-Chicago — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Texas State at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. […]

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Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. The Blue Jackets are hoping to reconfigure the cable TV […]

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Your Stanley Cup Playoffs Announcing Schedule for 5/4 – 5/8

Monday, May 4 G3: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN 7:30 pm) John Forslund, Pierre McGuire Tuesday, May 5 G3: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning (USA 7 pm) Kenny Albert, Joe Michelleti G3: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olcyzk, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, May 6 G4: New York Rangers at Washington […]

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Another ESPNer is fed up with First Take’s “train wreck”

Floyd Mayweather decisively defeated Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, scoring a victory via unanimous decision.  The bout has been panned for not living up to its “Fight of the Century” moniker and being, well, boring.  Perhaps it would have been different five years ago or more with both men still in their prime, but Mayweather was […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02:  Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates as he guides American Pharoah #18 ahead of Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, after crossing the finish line to win the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby rating best since 1992

The folks at the peacock are popping a few champagne bottles this morning.  As part of one of the biggest sports days of 2015, the Kentucky Derby received an added boost.  The race won by favorite American Pharoah was the best for NBC since taking over the rights and the highest rated Derby in 23 […]

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Your 2015 People’s Sports Media Awards Winners

It’s that time to reveal our list of winners in our Third Annual People’s Sports Media Awards.  We’ve combined your votes with those of our staff and expert panel to honor our winners for the 2014-2015 sports media awards season (if such a thing truly does exist). This year presented a great mix of stalwarts […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao unsurprisingly scores record PPV buys

On Saturday night, cable and satellite providers found themselves dealing with massive outages for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao pay per view. Despite a sky-high asking price of $90-$100, the demand to watch the fight brought a lot of money to HBO/Showtime which co-produced and co-distributed the fight to the masses. Deadline reports that the fight […]

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