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Viewing Picks for July 22, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Big 12 Live From Media Day — Fox Sports 2, 10 a.m. 2014 College Football Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 23: Alabama vs. Texas — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of […]

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Chip Caray makes an unfortunate verbal slip-up

Although that headline could come from 2009, it appears once again thanks to something that happened in the booth Monday night. Evan Gattis returned to the Atlanta Braves’ lineup on Monday night after missing 17 games with a bulging disc in his back. Well, Chip Caray would have you believe differently. Bulging dick, bulging disc…what’s […]

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Video: Charles Barkley finally fixed his golf swing!

Charles Barkley’s golf swing is the kind of legend that will only grow in time.  It will be to future generations what the Loch Ness Monster was to past ones.  Of course, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will have the video evidence to prove that the horrifying myth is in fact a reality. At this […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 7/21 – 7/27

Monday, July 21 Texas Rangers at New York Yankees (ESPN 8 pm) Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone Tuesday, July 22 San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies  (MLBN 7 PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Marlins at Braves] Wednesday, July 23 Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins  (MLBN 1 PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Reds at Brewers 2pm] Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox  (WGNA 2 […]

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Red Sox reporter is a huge fan of The Office

Television and movie funnyman Steve Carell showed up at a Red Sox game and was interviewed by NESN sideline reporter Gary Striewski.  Sideline reporter-celebrity interviews are usually always awkward and this one is no exception.  My favorite part of this interview though, and what slightly sets it apart, is just how starstruck Striewski seems.  In particular, […]

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Could the Australian NRL Ref Cam come to the NFL?

The television networks are constantly looking for ways to bring fans closer to the action. Over the years, we’ve seen innovation such as point of view cameras in cars in Formula 1, IndyCar, and NASCAR; lipstick cameras in track and field and in the NFL, there’s the overhead spider cam that has provided great looks […]

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Why doesn’t ESPN use Keith Olbermann in their baseball coverage?

If you follow enough ESPN baseball people on Twitter, you’ll know that the network often puts on what they refer to as the “seamhead” edition of Baseball Tonight. This version of the show features baseball writers from throughout the ESPN universe — Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark, Keith Law and Grantland’s Jonah Keri are featured […]

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30 For 30 Review – Slaying The Badger

Director - John Dower Length - 90 minutes with commercial (78 minutes without) Installment - #62 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To - 9.79 as well as ESPN-distributed Senna. Grade - Right outside of the top ten. Review- Unless you’re an individual who just can’t enjoy a sports documentary unless it covers a sport you’re overly familiar with, […]

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Arsenal players practice New York accents for American tour

It’s July, so that means some of the major European soccer teams are coming to America for an array of preseason friendlies.  These tours have been incredibly popular over the last several years, as some of the world’s most famous teams fill out some of the most famous stadiums in American sports.  In Columbus, we […]

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Could an NBA tournament be a television success?

One of the most challenging things about being an international soccer fan is explaining the different competitions that take place throughout the season.  If I had a nickel for every time I tried to explain to my dad the difference between the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League, and how these competitions all take […]

Diamondbacks announcers dress in Star Wars regalia

When the baseball season hits late July, it takes some creativity to power through the summer doldrums.  For the Arizona Diamondbacks, that meant a Star Wars night where everyone got to bring their best Comic-Con game to the ballpark. Even the announcers. Here’s Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly dressed as a storm trooper and Chewy […]

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Viewing Picks for July 21, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football Tampa Bay Storm at Spokane Shock — ESPN2, 8:30 p.m. College Football Big 12 Live From Media Day — Fox Sports 2, 10 a.m. 2014 College Football Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 25: Michigan […]

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Video: Here’s an amazing real life version of FIFA

Marius Hjerpseth, an employee at EA Sports, took it upon himself to create a real life version of the FIFA video game much of the world knows and loves. We’ve seen plenty of videos where people try to make a real life version of a video game, but this is one is done especially well. […]

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What we know about Thursday Night Football this season

As you’re aware by now, CBS and NFL Network will air the 16-game Thursday Night Football package in 2014. Last week at the Television Critics Association meeting in Los Angeles, we got a little glimpse of what we’ll see on the expanded schedule. Here’s what we know about the new Thursday Night Football. Better Games […]

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Peter Alliss is the gift that keeps on giving

During the Open Championship this week, ESPN has provided us with little drips and drabs of the great BBC announcer Peter Alliss. On Thursday and Friday, he appeared with Scott Van Pelt for about an hour doing not only commentary on the golf, but anything else they could discuss like The Beatles since the tournament […]

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