Stephen A. Smith on Skip Bayless leaving First Take: “It’s my reign now”

If you like Stephen A. Smith’s page on Facebook, first of all – don’t you get enough of SAS yelling at you on ESPN 23 out of the 24 hours of the day? Moving past that, you’ve probably noticed that Stephen A. has REALLY gotten into broadcasting video rants with Facebook Live.  Why?  Well, yelling at you […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24:  against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum on July 24, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Don Feria/Getty Images)

Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – an introduction

So, we’re doing this again after two seasons. Earlier this year, we tackled the NHL and NBA, and now, we’re asking you to rate each team’s MLB TV announcers, just like we did back in April of 2014. There are few things that baseball fans agree on. And throughout this series of rating the local […]


Viewing Picks for July 25, 2016

All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Olympic Exhibition, Galen Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. USA Select Team — NBA TV, 10 p.m. CFL Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. College Football B1G Football Media Day 2016: Day 1 of 2 — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. 2016 […]

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 13:  A flag flutters in the breeze during previews ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 13, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: July 11-17

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME Sat 7/16/16 2:00 PM 5:10 PM 539 135 […]

Jordy Hultberg

Louisiana sports radio host arrested in domestic dispute

Jordy Hultberg, a former LSU basketball and current sports radio host in Lafayette, LA, is accused of pushing his estranged wife into a dresser after she caught him with another woman. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says Hultberg’s wife went to his house to check on him after her daughter was worried about him. […]

Playstation Vue

More local CBS stations added to PlayStation Vue; four in NFL markets

Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service is getting farther off the ground. Multichannel News reports that Vue has now hashed agreements with local CBS stations in nine markets and all are outside of the network’s owned-and-operated station group. According to Multichannel, the affiliates are owned by Midwest Television, Raycom and Sinclar in several smaller markets. […]


Viewing Picks for July 24, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Cleveland Gladiators at Arizona Rattlers — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. Basketball USA Basketball Showcase, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. Communist China — NBA TV, 8 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 21: Chantilly to […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Arsene Wenger Manager of Arsenal look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Facebook doesn’t know the difference between Liverpool and Arsenal

Facebook’s Trending Topics has been a source of controversy in recent months.  Earlier this year, there were allegations that Facebook suppressed news stories that were more politically conservative in nature from their trending bar even if they actually drew enough traffic to be considered “trending.” On Saturday, Facebook’s trending topics drew attention for another reason – its inability […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 11-17

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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sun 7/17/16 1:48 PM 4:43 PM 3301 […]

Tony Reali bobblehead

Staten Island Yankees to give out 2,500 Tony Reali bobbleheads

There have only been a few broadcasters immortalized in bobblehead form, and it’s even more unusual to see someone who doesn’t call games for the team commemorated this way, but that’s what will happen Saturday night when the short-season A ball Staten Island Yankees host the Tri-City ValleyCats in New York-Penn League action. The Yankees […]


MLB Network’s Hall of Fame introduction video is awesome

You probably forgot about the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year. It’s understandable – NBA free agency captured much of our attention this month. We’re fretting about the Olympics in a couple of weeks. Football is coming. But the induction of Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza takes place this Sunday, and as […]