during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Tiger Woods predictably sent Hero World Challenge ratings soaring

Here’s a breaking news bulletin for you: Tiger Woods is good for golf ratings. That might be an odd thing to say about someone who before the weekend was the 898th ranked golfer in the world. It might also be an odd thing to say about someone who hadn’t played in an official event since […]

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Viewing Picks for December 6, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Big 5, The Palestra, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Villanova vs. La Salle — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Jimmy V Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Arizona State vs. Purdue — ESPN, 7 p.m. Duke vs. Florida — ESPN, 9:30 p.m. Pearl Harbor Invitational, Bloch Arena, Joint Base Pearl […]

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Would selling or spinning off ESPN help Disney long-term?

The adverse effects on Disney stock from disappointing ESPN results have been well-noted, and some think selling or spinning off ESPN might help Disney’s overall stock performance. Bloomberg’s Tara LaChapelle has a good history of this idea and the latest developments on it: Back in May, I wrote that a breakup of Disney may be [the] […]

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Magic Johnson is returning to ESPN to once again appear on ‘NBA Countdown’

Magic Johnson is returning to ESPN’s NBA Countdown, beginning on Christmas Day, the network announced Monday. Johnson will be part of ESPN’s studio coverage for the network’s five Christmas broadcasts, then will settle into a role as a studio analyst for NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, beginning Jan. 21 2017. That show will also feature Mike Wilbon and Sage Steele. “I’m […]

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WWE TLC review: AJ Styles retains WWE Title, thanks to some help

The final WWE Smackdown Live pay-per-view took place on Sunday night, with AJ Styles retaining his WWE World Title over Dean Ambrose in a spectacular main event match. In addition to that, two titles changed hands and a whole lot of weapons were used during one of WWE’s most violent events of the year. The […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 27:  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (L) and New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen square off in 'Madden NFL 15' for Microsoft's Game Before the Game on Xbox One Super Bowl Edition at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Microsoft)

NFL Network is jumping into eSports by televising Madden competitions

Televised eSports is seen as a potential next frontier for networks, with ESPN and Turner already establishing a growing presence in the sector. Now, the NFL is reportedly entering the fray, as they’ll be covering Madden competitions in a partnership with EA Sports. That’s according to John Ourand in the Sports Business Journal. According to his report, […]

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AA’s top @ClippitTV videos of the week: Uncle Verne’s final SEC game

This is our weekly look at the most popular — or in some cases our personal favorite — videos on Clippit over the past week. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from several live TV broadcasts and share them on social media.  Steve Levy and Brian Griese were cowboys […]

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