Verne Lundquist will leave SEC on CBS in 2017, Brad Nessler to replace him

Veteran announcer Verne Lundquist’s upcoming 17th season as the play-by-play voice of the SEC on CBS will be his last. CBS announced Tuesday that after the 2016 season, Lundquist will be handing over the reins to Brad Nessler, who’s rejoining CBS now after a 24-year career at ESPN. This fits in with what Fox’s Clay […]

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Detroit sports radio host blames victims in Baylor football sexual assault scandal

Last week, a report chastised the Baylor football program for its handling of several sexual assaults under coach Art Briles’ watch. Briles lost his job as a result, the school’s athletic director resigned and the Baylor’s president, Kenneth Starr was demoted. But as the nation tries to wrap its proverbial head around this scandal, once […]


Eight hours, no regrets: O.J. Made in America is a storytelling triumph

Anyone who has worked recently at ESPN (as I did, from the fall of 2006 through 2013 in studio production) is almost certainly familiar with the name John Sawatsky. For more than a decade now, Sawatsky, a former investigative reporter, has worked as a teacher/trainer of sorts for the network, showing anchors, reporters and behind-the-scenes types […]


ESPN debuts awesome soccer posters to get you ready for Euro 2016

ESPN’s international soccer coverage is excellent.  And while it has nothing to do with the television broadcasts, one of the cool things ESPN does now for their big international tournaments is to create posters for each team that’s competing in the tournament.  ESPN created posters for all 32 teams at the 2014 World Cup with […]


Miami sports anchors bash Marlins after complaints of negative coverage

The Miami Marlins are a walking gong show, and have been for years. Yet, the 2016 squad hovers around the .500 mark after the first two months of the season, and some around the team are optimistic. That optimism hasn’t carried over to the local coverage, however, and it’s resulted in some complaints from media […]


Viewing Picks for May 31, 2016

All Times Eastern College Golf Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship Team Match Play, Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR Quarterfinals — Golf Channel, 1:30 p.m. Semifinals — Golf Channel, 6 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, noon Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 4:30 p.m. Mixed Martial Arts UFC Countdown: UFC 199: Rockhold […]

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Padres analyst Mark Grant gets a taste of his own medicine with the pointer

Earlier this month, we told you about Fox Sports San Diego’s Don Orsillo and Mark Grant donning eye black during an extended extra-inning affair between the Padres and the Dodgers. During that moment where both Donatello and Mudcat were being shown in the booth, Grant took out a pointer and began to show various sections […]

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Thom Brennaman is going on the disabled list for surgery to help his voice

Fox Sports and Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman announced over the weekend that he’s going to have to step out of the broadcast booth for what he called a “preventative surgical procedure.” Brennaman said it would be his last game for a little while but he thanked Reds fans and the organization for their support during […]


Can FS1 embrace comedy for late night success?

For a channel getting dwarfed in the ratings by ESPN, Eric Shanks, Jamie Horowitz and co. at FS1 sure are making a lot of noise.  The most recent news has been about Speak For Yourself, a show so fitting of Horowitz that it will be hosted by Embrace Debate “celebrities” Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd, along […]


David Letterman said he was drunk on SportsCenter, is clearly loving retirement

David Letterman has been enjoying his retirement, mostly staying out of the spotlight since he retired as the Late Night host last year. On Sunday, Letterman resurfaced at the Indianapolis 500, in support of his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team, which Letterman co-owns with former Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal. The long-time Late Night host […]

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Viewing Picks for Memorial Day, May 30, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball NCAA Baseball Selection Special — ESPNU, noon Road to Omaha: NCAA Baseball Championship Preview — ESPNU, 7 p.m. SEC Now: Road to Omaha — SEC Network, 7 p.m. College Golf Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR Individual Men’s Championship — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. […]