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Your Week 4 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 7:30 PM- Auburn at Kansas State (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad 7:30 PM- Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker Friday, September 19 8 PM- Connecticut at South Florida (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams STREAMING: […]

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Is there now a trust gap with Peter King?

NFL Insiderdom has become a big business.  From breaking news on player transactions to suspensions to trades and free agency, our thirst for any information of any kind has turned NFL reporters like Peter King into stars themselves. Adam Schefter (3.12 Million Twitter followers), Chris Mortensen (1.55 Million), Peter King (1.35 Million), John Clayton (1.05 […]

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Texas A&M’s punter is launching a terrific Heisman campaign

Move over Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Bryce Petty. The people’s choice for the Heisman Trophy has never thrown a pass in college, he’s only punted for a stellar average of 42 yards-per-punt this season. Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser is a Heisman frontrunner, at least in his mind. With quarterback and teammate Kenny Hill getting all […]

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NFL broadcasters weren’t kidding about using the Redskins name less often

Several notable NFL broadcasters have declared that they’ll no longer use the term “Redskins” while discussing the team on the air, whether it be in the studio or during live games, while several others have at least hinted that they’ll curtail or stop using the name. We’ve put together a list right here. Prior to the […]

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Pedro Martinez stays as sharp as he was on the mound for TBS

NEW YORK — There are few analysts in sports TV who draw a crowd of reporters just to ask them their thoughts. Charles Barkley is probably the king of this. Even though he gives his opinion on almost everything every week on television, writers will still sit down with him to find out what he […]

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Orioles draw record rating for clincher on MASN

On Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 to clinch their first AL East title since 1997. The game aired on MASN, and drew an incredible 11.6 rating in the Baltimore market, the highest-ever for an O’s game on the network. Keep in mind, MASN has been operational for nine years. […]

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Viewing Picks for September 18, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Auburn at Kansas State — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Alabama State — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Southeastern Oklahoma at Henderson State — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 […]

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‘TMZ Hollywood Sports’ finds a home at Reelz

TMZ has more or less been dominating sports media for the past couple months. From Donald Sterling to Ray Rice to any other number of athlete scandals, they have been both breaking the stories and part of the stories themselves. Now, they will have an outlet with which to present it in a more traditional […]

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The Mike Francesa Saga is getting really interesting

Ever since Mike Francesa began his Fox Sports 1 simulcast of his WFAN radio show earlier this year, the relationship between the two parties has been rather tumultuous. Now it’s reaching the breaking point. It’s been quite the week for Mongo Nation as Mike Francesa’s increasingly difficult simulcast situation with Fox Sports 1 is becoming increasingly […]

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Week 2 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams has the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy.  Week 2 Ratings 1. New Orleans (Fox) - 46.2 There’s no real explanation to why the Saints’ game against Cleveland received such […]

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75 CSN Houston employees will be getting laid off

While the mess involving CSN Houston is finally reaching a conclusion, it’s coming with a price – 75 of the 115 employees of CSN Houston were told on Tuesday that they would be laid off if the proposed AT&T/DirecTV reorganization occurs. Judge Marvin Isgur will decide whether or not to approve the reorganization, which would […]

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The NFL is a giant clusterf—

While you were sleeping, the Minnesota Vikings deactivated Adrian Peterson… again, continuing a never-ending cycle of NFL controversy. In an overnight statement released after midnight, the Vikings placed Peterson on something called the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list. (HUH?) It’s just another hypocritical episode in a continually worsening month for the NFL.  A month where the NFL has […]

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CBS to feature former NFL stars on primetime dramas

Hey, you got your football in my crime drama! You got your crime drama in my football! Two great tastes that taste great together or potentially awkward corporate synergy? CBS will give viewers the chance to judge for themselves on four occasions during its network prime-time programming this fall. A quartet of former NFL stars — three of whom […]

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Brandon Marshall is pissed at ESPN regarding his new E:60 feature

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has some serious baggage. He’s had several brushes with the law, he’s been accused of domestic violence and he suffers from borderline personality disorder. But by all indications, Marshall has turned his life around. He’s kept out of trouble and is now heavily involved in charity while acting as […]

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