Q&A: Greenburg explains new doc, ‘Forgotten Four’

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy the National Sports Journalism Center. It is inevitable that Ken Burns’ name would be brought up during the course of a conversation with Ross Greenburg on documentaries. “He is the master,” Greenburg said. “I don’t have the same moniker that he has, but I like to think we have […]

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ESPN2 has come full circle

When ESPN2 was launched in 1993, it was meant to be the younger, hip companion to ESPN. Keith Olbermann, Stuart Scott and Suzy Kolber were part of the channel. It was heavy on sports that were supposed to attract the younger sports fan – the NHL, college basketball, extreme sports (yes, the X-Games were an […]

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Bill Simmons dares ESPN to punish him for ripping Roger Goodell

ESPN’s Bill Simmons sometimes goes off the rails in very un-ESPN-like fashion. As a result, he’s part of a small group of key faces at the Worldwide Leader who are sometimes penalized by their employer for going too far. It’s debatable whether Simmons went too far with his latest diatribe against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell […]

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When did we start caring about Hope Solo?

One of the biggest stars in her sport has been the subject of domestic violence charges for months now, and only just now are we trying to exert the effort to care about it. In August, a day after her trial date was set on charges that she struck her sister and nephew after being arrested in June, US […]

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Vin Scully used to be (gasp!) a Giants fan!

Recent years have only increased the appreciation for legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, one of the few public figures the rest of the public hasn’t gone out of they way to tear down. He seems to be one of the few untouchables, and it seems like that’s going to last for as long […]

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Brendan Ayanbadejo said everything Ray Lewis should have

While some of the focus during The Ray Rice Dumpster Fire has been on ESPN’s Ray Lewis digging himself a deeper and deeper hole, there’s another former Ravens player that works for a network that’s doing a decent enough job – Brendan Ayanbadejo. The former Baltimore linebacker and special teams ace still didn’t give a […]

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ESPN standing by Ravens reporting in wake of team denial

The NFL has sure had their fair share of crisis-mode press conferences in the last week.  Baltimore Ravens took their turn under the intense spotlight with owner Steve Bisciotti holding what amounted to an open forum with the media to combat the pipebomb dropped by ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Like Roger Goodell’s press conference before him, […]

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Viewing Picks for September 23, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNews, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Cal at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/22 – 9/28

Monday, September 22 Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Royals at Indians] San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Rockies at Padres] Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (WGNA 8 pm) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies Tuesday, September 23 Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees […]

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NFL Ratings, Week 3: CBS up big, NBC and Fox down

Fox (Regional Window) Blackouts: New York, Buffalo, Boston, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Cleveland 1. New Orleans (MIN vs. NO) - 44.9/67 2. Milwaukee (GB vs. DET) - 42.2/70 3. Minneapolis-St. Paul (MIN vs. NO) - 31.7/66 4. Philadelphia (WSH vs. PHI) - 31.3/59 5. Phoenix (SF vs. ARZ) - 25.2/48 6. Detroit (GB vs. DET) - 24.6/48 7. Dallas (DAL vs. STL) - 23.8/49 8. Washington […]

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“F$&k it! I quit!”: TV reporter quits live on air

We’ve all been taught the proper way to quit a job. Give your boss two weeks notice, get a decent recommendation from him or her and never burn a bridge. That is usually how it goes. Then there’s the scorched earth policy used by former KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene when she quit her job Sunday […]

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Sports networks are slowly making progress with adding women’s voices

This year has brought to the forefront a discussion worth having in regards to the current place of women in sports media.  Although one might think that progress has naturally been made over the years and that in 2014 the industry would finally be somewhere close to being equitable, the past calendar year has proven […]

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John Oliver slammed Roger Goodell’s press conference

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been one of the biggest highlights of HBO’s schedule in recent months. Oliver has skewered everyone worth skewering, and has even delved into the sports world (with an epic takedown of FIFA president Sepp Blatter). Oliver went after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday for his pathetic press […]

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Hines Ward has the best and most pointless job in all of television

Sunday Night Football is the most-watched series in all of primetime television.  It’s also earned well-deserved plaudits from critics as one of the best productions in all of sports.  Everything about NBC’s production of Sunday Night Football is first class – from the announcers, to the game production, to what happens in the studio. NBC […]

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