Bob Lobel

Former Boston sportscaster touts the benefits of medical marijuana

Unless you’ve lived in the New England area in the 1980’s into the 2000’s, you probably are not familiar with the name of Bob Lobel. Back when local news and sports anchors made as much as high six to low seven figure salaries as ratings draws, Bob Lobel was a big name in Boston. As […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 29:  Tyrone Swoopes #18 of the Texas Longhorns drops back to pass in the first half of their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tyrone Swoopes

Texas Rangers fire social media staffer over “Fire Charlie” tweet

The Texas Longhorns have been experiencing a tough season thus far. Two recent losses due to special teams then one on Saturday to TCU where the Horned Frog laid a 50 burger on Texas have led fans to call for the firing of coach Charlie Strong. And the passions over the Longhorns even reached the […]


Viewing Picks for October 4, 2015

All Times Eastern Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, Fort Lauderdale, FL Women’s Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, 11 a.m. Men’s Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, noon Men’s Gold Medal Match — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. Women’s Gold Medal Match — NBC, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga Schalke vs. Koln — FS1, 9:30 a.m. Bayern […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on October 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

New season of E:60 features profiles of J.J. Watt, Le’Veon Bell and Esports

The new season of ESPN’s news magazine, E:60, returns on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Beginning with a five-week run, the show will feature profiles of several NFL stars, including the Texans’ J.J. Watt, the Patriots’ Julian Edelman, Connor Barwin of the Eagles and the Packers’ Randall Cobb. E:60‘s fall season will also feature a look at Esports champion […]

MUSCAT, OMAN - DECEMBER 09:  President of FIFA, Jospeh Sepp Blatter attends a press conference with the Oman Football Association at the Main Press Centre, Al-Musannah Sports City on December 9, 2010 in Muscat, Oman.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Major FIFA Sponsors Calling for Immediate Removal of Sepp Blatter

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Bloguin soccer hub 32 Flags. Cash rules, especially when you’re entire organization is bankrolled by sponsorship money and television rights fees. That is totally the case for FIFA, and when a sponsor wants something done it better at least listen. In the case of long-time partner, […]

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Brian Lake (R) of the Hawks sings the team song as confetti falls during the Hawthorn Hawks AFL Grand Final post match function at Crown Palladium on September 28, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for October 3, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Grand Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Hawthorn Hawks vs. West Coast Eagles — Fox Soccer Plus, 12:20 a.m. Boxing Showtime Championship Boxing, U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH Vacant WBA World Super Lightweight Title Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev — Showtime, 10 p.m. Boxing After Dark, StubHub Center, […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 02:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts to a foul during the fourth quarter of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on December 2, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowlesges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  New Orleans won the game 112-104. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant says Stephen A. Smith’s pants are on fire

On Tuesday’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith said he had been hearing that talk that Kevin Durant could end up with the Lakers as a free agent if he doesn’t re-sign with the Thunder. “Regardless of how senseless it may (sound),” Smith said (as transcribed by The Oklahoman‘s Anthony Slater). “In one breath I’m hearing […]


Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: September 21-27

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the CBS broadcast network: CBS+NFL Network Thursday Night Football Kick Off (Sep. 24 7:30-7:58 p.m.) 5.109 million total viewers; 1.641 million adults 18-49 CBS+NFL […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: September 21-27

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the NBC broadcast network: PGA Tour Playoff: Tour Championship Third Round (Sep. 26 12:00-3:30 p.m.) 1.571 million total viewers; 287,000 adults 18-49 College Football […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: September 21-27

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the ABC broadcast network: College Football BYU at Michigan (Sep. 26 12:01-3:15 p.m.) 3.071 million total viewers; 1.316 million adults 18-49 College Football Studio […]

Matthew Berry

ESPN’s Matthew Berry harassed at Thursday Night Football game

One of the risks of being on television is being recognized in public. And another risk is being harassed by fans at a sporting event. That’s exactly what happened to ESPN fantasy expert Matthew Berry at last Thursday night’s Washington-New York Giants game at MetLife Stadium. Berry attended the game with his three stepsons hoping […]


Stuart Scott Memorial Research Fund awards $2 million in grants

It’s been ten months since Stuart Scott passed away from cancer, but his legacy is paying dividends to research. The memorial fund created in his name by ESPN has awarded more than $2 million in grants to research projects and “investigators devoted to studying cancer disparities among minorities.” The memorial fund was established through a […]