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E:60 on Boston Marathon bombing will feature President Obama and more

ESPN’s E:60 will premiere its new season on Tuesday, April 15th with a special episode covering the Boston Marathon bombing. Titled E:60 Presents Dream On: Stories from Boston’s Strongest, the episode will look at the one-year anniversary of the bombings and remember the lives lost that day as well as check in one the lives […]

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Joe Buck and Greg Norman will reportedly call the US Open for Fox

After Greg Norman revealed in August that Fox had offered him a job to be their lead golf analyst, there was only one direction that Fox was going to go in their maiden voyage with the USGA. Now it looks like we’re getting very close to seeing it become a reality.  Sports Business Journal reports that […]

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New York columnist puts together terrible, bizarre anti-stats column

I’ve learned to tune out the seemingly never-ending parade of writers who resort to ad hominem attacks when they write columns about sabermetrics. More often than not, the columns go something along the lines of “derp derp computer geek mom’s basement spreadsheets watch the game” without really providing any sort of actual criticism or context, […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers – AL Central

The American League Central has a number of broadcast crews with plenty of tenure, but little national exposure. Well.. except for some guy in Chicago, of course. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments. We’ll use that feedback in the final […]

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Joakim Noah hates snow in April just like you do

It’s been a brutal winter across America, one of the worst and longest on record.  We’ve experienced double digit negative temperatures in the midwest and what has seemed to be constant snowfall.  And now it’s April 15th and it’s snowing again.  Two days ago it was 80 degrees.  Seriously.  Now it’s 30 degrees and snowing. […]

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Video: Here’s the most anti-climactic final out call ever

Here’s an amusing clip from last night’s Nationals-Marlins game.  Washington won 9-2 and Nats radio announcer Charlie Slowes seems to be caught off guard for the final out and calls it as a normal pitch until he realizes the game is actually over.  Either that, or he’s bored out of his mind for an April […]

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ESPN names World Cup hosts

Another day, another talent announcement from ESPN with regards to their World Cup coverage this summer.  This time, it’s the studio hosts that will guide viewers through the month long competition in Brazil. It can’t be underestimated how important the role of the studio hosts were in ESPN’s acclaimed 2010 World Cup coverage from South […]

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Viewing Picks for April 15, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN College Basketball Texas-Arlington at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. Kansas State at Nebraska — Big Ten Network, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State — Fox College Sports Central, 7:30 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: Spring Blitz — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, 5 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Final, […]

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ESPN MLB analyst Doug Glanville says he was racially profiled by police

ESPN MLB analyst Doug Glanville is a smart, thoughtful individual.  After his 9 year baseball career concluded, he became a successful writer featured in the New York Times, ESPN.com, and Time and wrote a book entitled The Game From Where I Stand. It wasn’t a shock to see Glanville writing a column for The Atlantic, […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 4/14 – 4/20

Monday, April 14 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (ESPN 10PM) Karl Ravech, Rick Sutcliffe Tuesday, April 15 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Pirates @ Reds] Wednesday, April 16 Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (MLBN 12:30PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Rays @ Orioles] Chicago […]

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David Ortiz gets the SNL treatment

In light of the recent “scandal” involving David Ortiz’s sponsored-by-Samsung selfie with Barack Obama, Saturday Night Live decided to give the slugger the ol’ Weekend Update parody, and did so pretty brilliantly, we might add. Kenan Thompson does a killer Big Papi, and of course has to end the segment by taking another selfie. Bats […]

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Final Round Masters rating hits 10 year low

Without Tiger Woods, the 2014 Masters was always going to take a hit in the television ratings department.  Heading into Sunday though, it could have been much worse for CBS.  The final pairing of Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth presented two really good stories – Watson going for his second green jacket in three years […]

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