Tennis writer found guilty of egregious plagiarism

Neil Harman is a longtime tennis correspondent for The Times of London.  In 2007 he was named the British Sports News Reporter of the Year and he also served as co-president of the International Tennis Writers Association. He is also a serial plagiarist. It’s come to light in recent days that Harman has accomplished some […]


SportsCenter anchor won a car after getting a hole-in-one

Being a SportsCenter anchor must be a pretty decent life.  You get paid pretty well.  You have some semblance of fame and recognizability without having a TMZ camera stuck in your face every time you walk out of a Starbucks.  And you get to star in funny commercials with various athletes and celebrities. If you’re […]


Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ letter as Morgan Freeman

Frank Caliendo has been at ESPN for a while now and although he’s been a part of Sunday NFL Countdown, the real highlights come during his appearances on Mike & Mike.  I think Caliendo and his work has got a little bit of a bad rap with the entire Sunday morning NFL pregame show industry […]


Kyle Martino will be staying with NBC after MLS leaves

BOSTON — MLS is leaving NBC Sports following the 2014 season, however, the network’s lead analyst for the league will not be leaving with them. I had a sit-down with NBC’s Premier League soccer crew on Wednesday in Boston (keep an eye out in the coming days and weeks for much, much more from it), […]


Viewing Picks for July 24, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos — TSN/ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 19: Clemson vs. Ohio State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 18: Arizona State vs. Wisconsin — ESPNU, 10 […]


What we know about the NFL on CBS in 2014

On Sunday, we brought you “What We Know About Thursday Night Football This Season.” Continuing in that vein, Awful Announcing will present a series of “What We Knows” about the upcoming season on the other NFL packages. So since we began with Thursday Night Football on CBS/NFL Network, let’s continue with the NFL on CBS […]


Let’s check in with CNN to see what they’re talking about today…

Today CNN, once one of the biggest names in the American news media posted this tweet, and GOOD LORD IS IT TERRIFYING… Lest you think this is some kind of forgery, some kind of *internet joke* or *parody* on something totally ridiculous that CNN could theoretically talk about but would never actually do in the […]


The blooper reel from Metallica’s ESPN commercial

ESPN’s This is SportsCenter commercials have been cited as one of the major reasons why the network and the SportsCenter brand have become the societal mainstays they find themselves to be.  Even now, many years after their inception, the commercials remain one of the funniest, irreverent, and charming aspects of the global behemoth. The most […]


WEEI digs a deeper hole with terrible Erin Andrews “apology”

It was one week ago when WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane unleashed a vulgar rant in the direction of Erin Andrews.  Minihane called her a “gutless b*tch” which clearly crossed any line of decency, even for the widening cesspool that is sports talk radio.  The station issued a statement from Minihane apologizing for the comments, […]


Fox announces revamped college football studio, broadcast teams

We all knew that Fox would be making some changes to their college football coverage following the departure of Erin Andrews. They’d also made some smaller moves in the off-season to acquire new play-by-play man. The network announced their broadcast lineup for the upcoming season on Tuesday, and it looked mostly the same, but with […]

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Today’s edition of “Things athletes should not tweet”

…Is brought to you by WVU quarterback Clint Trickett, who gave us this gem a few days ago. I hope our esteemed editor forgives me for not digging through the thousands of past articles we’ve posted on this very subject to deluge you with additional examples. We all know people tweet things they immediately regret, […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway releases awesome Brickyard 400 ad

I have never seen so much goodness confined to a 64 second span than this YouTube video posted by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  It’s a “Sunday!  Sunday!  Sunday!” retro ad that also contains an absurd amount of ridiculously over-the-top humor in an attempt to promote $30 tickets for this week’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. Watch […]


Cubs fans will praise even nonexistent prospects

The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of a rebuilding period, and as a result, they’ve loaded up their farm system with lots of young and exciting talent. Some Cubs fans are excited about the future…in fact, a little *too* excited, given they’re willing to praise prospects that don’t exists. Matt Lindner of Redeye Chicago […]


Viewing Picks for July 23, 2014

All Times Eastern College Baseball Cape Cod League Brewster Whitecaps at Falmouth Commodores — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 6:30 p.m. College Football 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. 21: Navy vs. San Jose State — EPSNU, 7 […]


NFL teams set to see profits skyrocket as new TV deals take effect

With new television deals officially beginning to kick in from all four major networks that broadcast the NFL, as well as DirecTV, we’re beginning to get a feel for how valuable said contracts are at a franchise level. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reported on Monday that each NFL club will gain an extra $27 […]