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Twitter Wars: Vice Sports vs The Cauldron

It’s rare that you see two Editors-In-Chief of competing publications go toe-to-toe on Twitter in a public scrap, but that’s exactly what happened on Friday with the heads of two start-up sports endeavors.  Editors-In-Chief Jamie O’Grady (The Cauldron) and Tomas Rios (Vice Sports) squared off in a heated Last Man Standing Twitter War that got real […]

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16:  Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose speaks at a press conference prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

MLB will allow Pete Rose to participate in All-Star Game events

Well, since he’s technically a TV personality now, I guess we can go all-in with reporting on Pete Rose. The new Fox MLB analyst will be allowed to participate in July’s All-Star Game festivities in Cincinnati, which Reds owner Bob Castellini stated was his preference earlier this year. This week, I wondered whether or not Rose […]

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The Time Warner-Comcast merger falling apart hurts the hopes of Dodgers fans

There won’t be a mega-merger between Time Warner and Comcast, causing customers across the country to celebrate the immediate lack of an uber-cable provider in this country. But one group of people that won’t be celebrating are fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose best hope of gaining access to Time Warner’s SportsNet LA this […]

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Viewing Picks for April 25, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arizona Rattlers at Los Angeles KISS — CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. Australian Rules Football Port Adelaide Power vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Boxing World Championship Boxing, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO World Heavyweight Championship Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings — HBO, 10 p.m. […]

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Steve Carell, Emma Stone cast in Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King movie

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, billed as “Battle of the Sexes,” is apparently the hottest sports movie property in Hollywood. Just over a month after HBO announced it was making a film about the match — with Paul Giamatti starring as Riggs and Elizabeth Banks portraying King — Fox […]

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AA Podcast #116 – Brandon Stroud, UPROXX

WWE has made a lot of news in the sports world recently with Brock Lesnar announcing his re-signing with the company on ESPN, SportsCenter showing WrestleMania, and so many websites now covering the industry on a regular basis. With that in mind we welcome one of the best and funniest pro wrestling writers around, Brandon […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: April 13-19

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBA on TNT Tuesday, April 14, 2015 “NBA Pre-Game Show” (8:00-8:14 p.m.) 0.6 household rating, 912,000 viewers -10% from 1.008 million on 04/15/14 San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder (8:14-11:18 […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: April 13-19

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS: Montreal at Ottawa Sun 7:00PM-10:15PM 195 0.5 835 2 NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: April 13-19

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD: Dallas at Houston Sat 9:31PM-12:14AM 163 2.2 3281 2 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD: Milwaukee […]

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Mets almost even with Yankees in viewership

It’s been a while since the Mets have been good. Fans have been starved for a winner and have had to endure years of bad teams. But that has changed thus far this season with the Mets riding an 11 game winning streak going into Friday’s action against their cross-town rivals, the Yankees. During the […]

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More Details Emerge On 5 Hour OJ Simpson 30 For 30

On Tuesday, we shared the news that it appeared that ESPN was looking to do a 5 hour (you heard that right) 30 for 30 on OJ Simpson. Details were scant at the time but since then Awful Announcing has learned more about the project, most specifically the film’s director. We’ve heard Ezra Edelman is at […]

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ESPN’s Identity Crisis emerges again in Floyd Mayweather coverage

There’s an ongoing identity crisis at ESPN between serious sports journalism and everything that doesn’t meet that standard (whether that’s embracing debate or puff pieces), as we saw again this week with the radically different ways the network’s shows covered Tim Tebow. Perhaps even a better example of ESPN’s journalistic dilemma is their SportsCenter coverage of an […]

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In ironic development, the ESPYs are moving away from ESPN

The ESPN Awards show created by ESPN and bearing ESPN’s name will no longer be televised by ESPN. ESPN announced this week that that 22 years after its inception (seriously, the ESPYs have been around longer than Marcus Mariota has been alive) the ESPYs would be moved to network primetime and air on Disney relative ABC. […]

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Viewing Picks for April 24, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Richmond Tigers vs. Melbourne Dragons — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. St. Kilda Saints vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Soccer Plus, 9 p.m. Essendon Bombers vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Sports 2, 12:30 a.m. (Saturday) Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL Dirrell vs. Jack; Jacobs vs. Truax; […]

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