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AP declares NFL domestic violence problem the top sports story of 2014

The annual Associated Press vote of editors and news directors from across the country has resulted in the NFL’s difficulties with domestic violence as the top sports story of the year. It was the number one choice over the Donald Sterling banned as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers story. The NFL domestic violence story […]

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Week 17 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at This Given Sunday. Week 17 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But […]

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NFL and Facebook partner on media deal

If you want to watch the NFL these days, it isn’t hard. Whether you want to be traditional and watch the television, be millennial and watch the computer, or multi-task and watch on a mobile device, football is always available. Now, the NFL is bringing you another avenue to watch some highlights by partnering with […]

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Viewing Picks for December 28, 2014

All Times Pacific College Basketball Viewing Picks College Hockey Men’s Great Lakes Invitational, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI Semifinals Michigan vs. Michigan Tech — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 12:30 p.m. Michigan State vs. Ferris State — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 4 p.m. Quinnipiac at Princeton — ESPNU, 1 p.m. English Championship League Blackburn vs. Middlesbrough […]

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Presenting your Griswold Family Christmas Vacation Sportscast

Themed sportscasts have been all the rage in the last year.  From pro wrestling to Game of Thrones to death.  All of them have been themes for the blank canvases of local news sportscasts.  It’s great to see the creativity of all these local sportscasters turing the normal local sports report into a viral sensation. […]

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NBA ratings thrive on Christmas Day

The NBA’s Christmas Day schedule is in the rear-view mirror, and the league has to be thrilled about the overnight ratings that have come in. ABC aired a doubleheader, and the two games were both up. The first game to air on ABC was Thunder-Spurs, which drew a 4.0 overnight – that’s an 8% jump from […]

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Viewing Picks for December 27, 2014

All Times Pacific College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football Viewing Picks Golf Golf Central Special: Men’s Major Review — Golf Channel, 8 p.m. Hockey 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship Preliminary Round Group B, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Denmark vs. Sweden — NHL Network, 10 a.m. Switzerland vs. Czech Republic — NHL Network, 2 […]

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Twitter user goes crazy, drives 35 miles to fight about Kobe

On Christmas evening, the Twitter world lost their minds as one of the most bizarre, ridiculous stories unfolded. A user with the handle @MyTweetsRealAF had a disagreement about Kobe Bryant with a user named @SnottieDrippen, and then drove 35 miles to fight him. It’s the ultimate showing of holiday spirit! This whole sequence was a […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: December 15-21

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 PREMIER LEAGUE: Arsenal at Liverpool Sun 10:52AM- 1:13PM 141 0.4 827 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: December 15-21

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 NFL REGULAR SEASON: New Orleans at Chicago Mon 8:15PM-11:34PM 199 7.1 11072 2 SPORTSCENTER (live) Mon […]

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The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

2014 was a big year in sports media circles, with a whole host of major stories. However, some of the highest-profile ones may wind up not leading to large changes, and some that didn’t get a massive amount of play at the time may wind up having huge implications for media consumers down the road. […]

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Viewing Picks for December 26, 2014

All Times Pacific College Football Heart of Dallas Bowl, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech — ESPN, 10 a.m. Quick Lane Bowl, Ford Field, Detroit, MI Rutgers vs. North Carolina — ESPN, 1:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Bowl, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL North Carolina vs. Central Florida — ESPN, 5p.m. Crunch Time: […]

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Dr. Jerry Punch to remain with ESPN

One of ESPN’s longest-tenured on-air personalities will remain with the network. Dr. Jerry Punch who has been synonymous with the network’s NASCAR coverage as well as working on college football, has signed a new contract with the Worldwide Leader. Punch, whose career with ESPN dates back to 1984, has been most recently focusing on NASCAR […]

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