NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:  The Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 in New York City. Twitter goes public on the NYSE today and is expected to open at USD 26 per share, making the company worth an estimated USD 18 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Want to launch a new online sports property in 2016? Good luck with that

Let’s say you wanted to start a brand new sports blog network right now. You think ESPN is stale, Deadspin is dying, SB Nation is static, and Barstool Sports is whatever the hell Barstool Sports is. So you come up with some interesting site ideas, you package everything together, you launch your network and now […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14:  The Olympic Rings are seen on local beach on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Marina da Gloria on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

What does NBC need to change about their Summer Olympics coverage?

Seemingly everyone had a bone to pick with NBC’s Olympic coverage this year. While we could rehash all the various controversies and criticisms once again (you can view a few here, here, and here in case you really want a refresher) we’ve decided to be constructive today. We polled our staff and asked a simple […]

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Viewing Picks for August 25, 2016

All Times Eastern CFL BC Lions at Ottawa Redblacks — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 1:30 p.m. College Soccer Women’s Michigan vs. Notre Dame — Big Ten Nework, 7 p.m. Washington State vs. Santa Clara — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Washington, 10 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Group A, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15:  In this photo illustration a laptop computer displays a page from the London Olympics 2012 Scedule on February 15, 2011 in London, England. A full schedule of events for the London 2012 Olympic Games was released today, with the women's football in Cardiff, Glasgow and Coventry kicking off the event on July 25, two days before the official opening of the Games.  (Photo illustration by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Majority of Olympic streaming was done on laptops, not mobiles

We know from NBC’s many press releases that streaming was a big deal for the Rio Olympics. Despite lower ratings, NBC called the 2016 Summer Games “The Most Successful Media Event in History” stating that the online consumption for the Olympics was the the largest ever with over 3.3 billion minutes (live, replays and highlights combined). […]

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SI and Fox Sports forge content and ad sharing deal

In an attempt to compete with sports media and dlgital ESPN, two sports media giants are coming together on a new advertising and editorial agreement. Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports have agreed to share content on each other websites. One could see SI stories posted on Fox Sports’ websites and SI platforms could have Fox […]

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Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen once looked like a young Bill Walton

It’s late in the 2016 Major League Baseball season and that means after well over 100 nights of working together, broadcasts can get just a little bit more light-hearted and slap-happy.  That appears to be what happened last night as the Mets gave all the meme lovers out there a wonderful gift in unearthing a […]

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 08:  NY POST OUT  A.J. Daulerio, the former editor of Gawker, listens as Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8, 2016 in St Petersburg, Florida.  Bollea is taking legal action against Gawker in a USD 100 million lawsuit for releasing a video of him having sex with his best friends wife.  (Photo by John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Gawker & Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio’s redemption tour has begun

Much has been made and written of the demise of Gawker Media and while most of it focuses on the cross-section of money and journalism or what might become of former owner Nick Denton, there’s one figure at the center of the whole story who might be simultaneously ruined and saved all at once: A.J. Daulerio. Daulerio, […]

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Should I Listen To This? – NPR’s Only a Game

Welcome to Should I Listen To This?, where we deep-dive into a podcast to find out what it’s about, what works, what doesn’t, and whether or not you need to make the all-important decision to hit subscribe and add it to your rotation. Know a podcast you’d like us to consider? Send an e-mail and we’ll add […]

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