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Charles Barkley thinks analytics and statistics are different

The neverending, mind-numbing, one-sided battle between Charles Barkley and analytics took an odd turn on Thursday when Barkley showed just how ignorant he was about analytics and statistics in general. Check out this clip from Inside the NBA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXsEm4F5lBU In summary, Barkley talks about some statistics, a Twitter user tells him those statistics are technically […]

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Viewing Picks for February 28, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Whitten Oval, Footscray, Victoria, Australia Western Bulldogs vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 12:30 a.m. Bobsled FIBT World Championships, Winterberg, Germany Women’s Heats 3 and 4 — Universal Sports, 3 p.m. (delayed) College Baseball Arizona at Mississippi State — SEC Network, noon Eastern Illinois at Arkansas […]

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ESPN Cuts To Commercial Right As Fighter Is Knocked Down

Below you’ll see a knockdown the closing seconds of round three of the Raymond Serrano vs. Jeremy Bryan fight on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights undercard. Serrano gets caught and goes down as the referee begins his count and then boom….Honda commercial. Although you can see Serrano getting up or even fully up, it’s still quite […]

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NBPA head Michele Roberts misunderstands media with her comments

We’ve seen plenty of pushback from athletes against the media recently, from Marshawn Lynch to Kevin Durant, and some of that appears to have moved on to at least one key union executive: Michele Roberts, the head of the NBA Players’ Association. However, while both Lynch and Durant made some good points, Roberts seems to […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: February 16-22

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBA on TNT Thursday, February 19, 2015 “NBA Tip-Off” (8:00-8:15 p.m.) 0.7 household rating, 1.024 million viewers -55% from 2.263 million on 02/20/14 Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder (8:15-10:48 p.m.) […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: February 16-22

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Detroit at Chicago Wed 7:32PM-10:21PM 169 0.5 761 2 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Los […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: February 16-22

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: North Carolina at Duke Wed 8:59PM-11:43PM 164 2.6 4136 2 COLLEGE BASKETBALL […]

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FIFA gave Fox the 2026 World Cup to avoid a lawsuit

Plenty of people inside the sports media world were more than a little irritated when FIFA gave the American television rights to the 2026 World Cup (and all events up through 2026) to Fox Sports without opening up the bidding to ESPN, NBC, or other potential bidders. Many felt that it was a make good […]

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MLS must get a labor deal done before embarking on new television era

In seven days, the new MLS season is supposed to begin with a matchup between the LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire.  Two days later, the league will embark on their first tripleheader across two networks.  MLS’s two newest franchises, New York City FC and Orlando City SC, will be showcased to the nation on ESPN2 on […]

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Jeff Van Gundy says he’ll “tone down” Bulls bashing

For all the talk of Charles Barkley’s rivalry with Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets, there’s another ongoing feud between a prominent NBA franchise and a prominent NBA analyst.  Throughout the season, Jeff Van Gundy has been hyper-critical of the Chicago Bulls and their handling of head coach Tom Thibodeau. Van Gundy accused the Bulls of […]

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Herm Edwards gets points for deadpan comedy in his llama analysis on ESPN

You know the NFL offseason has arrived when analyst Herm Edwards is providing analysis of four-legged animals. Let me explain. See, tragically — and as a devotee to old-school journalism and the value of legitimate news, I’m using that word sans sarcasm — the most gripping national news story on Thursday pertained to a pair […]

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Viewing Picks for February 27, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia West Coast Eagles vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY Junior Welterweights Johnny Garcia vs. Cletus Seldin — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Golden Boy Live, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Palm Springs, […]

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Rob Stone named primetime host for Women’s World Cup

One of the major media stories of this calendar year will be Fox’s debut on the international soccer stage airing their first World Cup.  The 2015 Women’s World Cup is rapidly approaching this summer and so far the network has made several changes in anticipation of the event.  Fox has added new pieces like Alexi Lalas, […]

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WWE is now the largest sports channel on YouTube

Earlier this week, WWE Network turned one year old. And today, WWE is claiming another victory in the digital sphere – over the last 12 months, their YouTube channel had the most views of any sports YouTube channel, totaling a whopping 4.2 billion video views (with probably a good million or so of those views […]

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