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Stephen A. Smith hires new agent as he looks for ‘Skip Bayless money’

FS1 has made it clear for a while now that their gameplan is to out-ESPN ESPN when it comes to colorful personalities and hot takes. They’ve made gains recently but the day when they’re neck-and-neck with ESPN in the ratings is still years away. But maybe that’s not how they beat ESPN ultimately. Maybe the […]

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Bleacher Report and Turner Sports defy the odds with a thriving partnership

When you think of media mergers and partnerships, which examples spring to mind? AOL-Time Warner? That one didn’t work out so well. In fact, oftentimes they don’t work out well. Culture differences, talent drain, and many, many other things can go wrong when you combine two entirely different companies. This is obviously not revelatory, especially […]

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Viewing Picks for September 29, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football Hampton at North Carolina A&T — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. UConn at Houston — ESPN, 8 p.m. Kansas at Texas Tech — FS1, 8:30 p.m. B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPNU, 3 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. ESPN Recruiting Nation — […]

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ESPN reportedly might break up Mike & Mike, give Greenberg his own TV show

Per SI.com’s Richard Deitsch, major changes could be coming to ESPN’s morning lineup. The upper brass in Bristol is apparently exploring the idea of breaking up Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic and giving Greenberg his own television show on ESPN. Deitsch emphasized that these talks are in the early stages, with nothing close to finalized, but the potential […]

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Your 2016 NFL Week 4 announcing schedule

Thursday, September 29 Miami at Cincinnati, NFLN 8:25 pm – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Westwood One- Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock Sunday, October 2 Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville (London), CBS 9:30 am – Greg Gumbel, Trent Green & Jamie Erdahl Westwood One- Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone Carolina at Atlanta, FOX 1 pm – Dick […]

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Jim Mora’s still got it, delivers another classic Saints rant

Former New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora was a pretty successful NFL coach. He led the Saints to their first ever playoff appearance in 1987 and led the team’s vaunted “Dome Patrol” that competed with the 49ers in the NFC West. After moving to Indianapolis, he led the Colts to two […]

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Analyst downgrades Disney, cites rising ESPN NBA costs, but others are bullish

Some Disney analysts and investors are still concerned about ESPN. ESPN was blamed for Disney stock taking a hit in February despite the “greatest single quarter in company history,” was cited as the main reason why the company missed its second-quarter targets in May, and lost subscribers in the third quarter (although their bottom-line contribution […]

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Viewing Picks for September 28, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon Outside the Lines — ESPN, 1 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. SEC Inside: Florida vs. Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. SEC Film Room: Tennessee — SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. College […]

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