Fan campaign leads Warriors to bring back Jim Barnett

I’ve watched a lot of different sports and heard a lot of different local announce teams over the years.  And I can say without question that Golden State Warriors TV analyst Jim Barnett is one of my favorites.  The 69 year old has worked for almost three decades as an analyst for the Warriors and […]


Deadspin adds Dave McKenna to cover the ESPN beat

Deadspin’s piercing coverage of ESPN has long been one of the anchors of the biggest sports blog on the web.  The ESPN-Deadspin rivalry goes all the way back to 2009 and the infamous ESPN Horndog Dossier under former editor A.J. Daulerio.  For the last several years, the Gawker outlet has emerged as the biggest thorn […]


Dick Vitale Live Tweeting Concert Tour: Elton John

We’ve covered Dick Vitale live tweeting concerts before – earlier this year, he documented his trips to both Billy Joel and Barry Manilow concerts. On Wednesday night, Vitale did it again, live tweeting his experience at the Elton John concert at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The experience crossed the high bar that was set […]


Rate the local MLB announcers – NL East

The National League East is a division where people generally have strong opinions about the broadcast teams – and most of it isn’t positive. On the bright side, this division did give us our first viral announcing moment of the baseball season thanks to Keith Hernandez, a female fan, and her hot dog. Give each […]

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30 For 30 Review – Bad Boys

Director – Zak Levitt Length – 2 hours with commercials (102 minutes without) Installment – #61 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – The Fab Five, The U Grade – Mid to late twenties Review- Spanning the entire sports documentary space, I have to admit I have a bit of a sweet […]


Xander Bogaerts wants to be the next US Airways social media manager

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is off to a bit of a slow start on the field this season, but don’t let that slow down his game off the field.  According to Hall of Very Good, Bogaerts had only tweeted once since Christmas before Wednesday night.  He returned to social media with a bang though, […]


Sorry Jason Whitlock: No Pulitzer Prizes awarded to sportswriters this year

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy of our partnership with The Sherman Report and veteran sports media writer Ed Sherman. Dang Jason, you were snubbed again for the Pulitzer. If recall last year, Jason Whitlock took considerable flak for writing that he did Pulitzer Prize caliber work in 2012. He even compared himself to Mike Royko. He bemoaned the […]


Viewing Picks for April 17, 2014

College Baseball West Virginia at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m. TCU at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. LSU at Mississippi — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Baylor at Kansas State — Fox College Sports Pacific, 7:30 p.m. Loyola Marymount at BYU — BYUtv, 8 p.m. Seattle at New Mexico State — Fox College […]


NBCSN sets full-season NHL records

I was very curious to see how this NHL season would play out from a TV ratings perspective. There were signs to suggest that the NHL’s shortened 2012-13 season had factors that led to unsustainable TV ratings for future years. The season being shortened and an emphasis on in-conference rivalry games isn’t something the league […]


ESPN.com asks most ESPN poll question in history of ESPN polls

It may be April 16th and the middle of the NFL offseason, but you can’t spell “elite” without Eli. I honestly can’t think of anyone outside of Bristol, Connecticut or New York City that cares about this question at all.  Nevertheless, it’s good to see ESPN change things up a bit and go down the […]


Your Stanley Cup Playoffs Announcing Schedule, Part 1

United States Wednesday, April 16 Montreal vs. Tampa Bay, Game 1, 7 p.m. ET (CNBC) - Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, David Amber Columbus vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire Dallas vs. Anaheim, Game 1, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - John Walton, Butch Goring Thursday, April 17 Philadelphia vs. NY […]


Chris Chelios picks his employers on Fox Sports Live yet again

Before the NHL season began, Fox Sports 1 analyst Chris Chelios picked the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.  This was noteworthy because Chelios isn’t just any NHL analyst working at a major sports network, he also works in the Red Wings front office as Advisor to Hockey Operations. At the time, Chelios’ […]


AA Q&A: John Buccigross and Barry Melrose on hockey at ESPN and more

We cover it early on in the interview, but it’s kinda crazy that John Buccigross and Barry Melrose have been working together for 15 years now. From Buccigross’ tenure on NHL2night from 1998-2004, to countless SportsCenter hits, to the semi-regular show they host for ESPN.com covering the coolest game on earth. Though Steve Levy and Linda Cohn may have […]