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ESPN asked Ian Darke to call college football games?!?

Ian Darke was the latest guest on the SI Media podcast and revealed a nugget of information that blew our minds.  After riding a wave of momentum that saw him catapulted into the mainstream of American sports media after the 2010 World Cup, Darke says he was approached by ESPN about calling college football for […]

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Spencer Tillman and Tim Brando will be reunited at Fox Sports

Earlier this year, it was announced that veteran college football analyst Spencer Tillman was leaving his position in the CBS Sports studio after a lengthy run of 16 years.  At the time, it was described as a mutual decision between Tillman and CBS with the former Oklahoma Sooner to part ways.  And now we might know […]

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros receives congratulations from Luis Valbuena #18 after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park on June 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Astros have come all the way back from their 0.0 ratings

As recently as last year, the Houston Astros were drawing low ratings on their now-defunct Comcast SportsNet regional sports network. In fact, they were so low, they registered a 0.0 more than once. The fact that the Astros had put a poor product on the field and Comcast SportsNet Houston was only distributed to 40% […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18:  Luis Antonio Valencia of Manchester United tackles Nemanja Matic of Chelsea  during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

EPL’s upcoming TV rights requirements pave the way for NBC

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Bloguin soccer site 32 Flags. Sports Business Daily outlined the EPL TV bidding rights whereas bids are expected to be due by August 8. As expected, the networks who have or have had EPL TV rights, NBC (current rights holder), ESPN and Fox (previous rights holders) are expected to […]

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Viewing Picks for August 3, 2015

All Times Eastern Baseball National Youth Baseball Championship, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY 11U Championship — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. 12U Championship: A-1 MVP vs. A-2 Team Halo — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. CFL Toronto Argonauts at Hamilton Tiger-Cats — ESPN2, 7 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. Cycling Tour […]

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Bringing the Olympics to the next generation via its own channel

Last week, the International Olympic Committee gathered in Malaysia to vote on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games (Beijing, a city that has no snow, but that’s a story for another day). But the meeting that was officially deemed the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur also discussed one major issue that the Committee […]

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 24:  Ryan Desilets and Jon Harmon both from Milford, Massachusetts, show support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at the "Free Tom Brady" rally at Gillette Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The rally was held in protest of Brady's four game suspension for his role in the "deflategate" scandal.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Patriots vs. the NFL over Deflategate leaks to ESPN is fascinating

As the Deflategate story reaches a crescendo, the release of e-mails by the New England Patriots to the National Football League regarding leaks to ESPN shows some interesting behind-the-scenes machinations. At the “Wells Report in Context” site which was created by the Patriots to show their side of the controversial thesis, there’s a section that shows the correspondence between […]

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Viewing Picks for August 2, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Fremantle Dockers vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Baseball National Baseball Youth Championships, 12U, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY Semifinal #1 — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. Semifinal #2 — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. Basketball The Basketball Tournament, Rose Hill Gymnasium, Fordham University, New […]

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BTN launching Hard Knocks style show for Ohio State training camp

After years of being the punching bag for college football fans and pundits, the Big Ten is riding high off the momentum of Ohio State’s National Championship victory in the first ever College Football Playoff.  The conference seems to finally be on the rebound after almost a decade of mediocrity, disappointment, and loss after loss […]

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Multiple Reports won the MLB Trade Deadline at ESPN

If you were with us on Friday, you saw the strange timeline of events where ESPN sorta kinda avoided giving Peter King credit for breaking the news that Russell Wilson was re-signing with the Seahawks.  First ESPN ignored King’s report and gave their own report that a deal wasn’t done, then when they did report it, […]

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Beth Mowins signs new contract to remain with ESPN

Earlier this week, we told you that ESPN’s Beth Mowins will call three Oakland Raiders preseason games later this month, marking a first for her. And later in the week, ESPN announced that Mowins has signed a new contract with the Worldwide Leader, keeping her in the fold for the foreseeable future. She’ll continue to […]

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Viewing Picks for August 1, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Sydney Swans vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Baseball National Baseball Youth Championships, 12U, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY Quarterfinal — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. Quarterfinal — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. Basketball The Basketball Tournament, Rose Hill Gymnasium, Fordham University, New York, NY Semifinals Ants […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: July 20-26

Golf Central” (July 21-26) 67,000. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Ceremonies (live) Sun 1:30PM- 5:11PM 221 0.3 448 2 SHOWCASE GAME: L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets or Washington at Pittsburgh Thu 7:00PM- 9:42PM 162 0.3 402 3 PRIME BASEBALL […]

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