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Viewing Picks for February 7, 2016

All Times Eastern NFL Super Bowl 50, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers — CBS/ESPN Deportes, 6:30 p.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition — ESPN, 10 a.m. Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

50 Super Bowl 50 Drinking Game Rules

After two grueling weeks of “embracing debate,” Super Bowl 50 is finally upon us and everything is bigger, better and golder than before. If football is America’s national religion, then this is the holiest of national holidays; we sit in front of the TV guzzling beer, stuffing our faces and cheering our unique form of gladiator […]

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Wayne Rooney meets Deadpool in ad, Manchester United and Fox form partnership

Deadpool is everywhere. Since debuting a trailer during NBA telecasts on Christmas, the marketing from 20th Century Fox for its movie featuring Marvel’s wise-cracking superhero assassin (that might be an oxymoron) has been pervasive and brilliant, leading up to the film’s Feb. 12 release. With one more week before Deadpool hits theaters, the infamous “Merc […]

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Major League Baseball threatens to disassociate from DraftKings

As quickly as daily fantasy sports burst onto the American sports landscape, the games may be fading from prominence. Amid legal challenges to the daily fantasy model — including bans in New York, Texas and three other states — Major League Baseball has threatened to terminate its exclusive marketing agreement with DraftKings if the company does not comply with […]

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Is Danny Kanell worse than Mark May? It’s not an unreasonable question

ESPN commentator Danny Kanell is known for trolling SEC fans and the SEC at large. It’s a role the former Florida State quarterback clearly relishes. Moreover, it’s a perfect match for a First Take culture in the current sports broadcasting climate. Whether you agree or disagree with Kanell’s college football opinions, they can be taken […]

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Katie Nolan’s response to Gronk’s FS1 lapdance might surprise you

Rob Gronkowski’s couch bounce on FS1’s Julie Stewart-Binks was the lap dance that broke #SportsTwitter on Thursday. The on-air lap dance prompted plenty of quick-trigger reaction, along with more reasonable responses like that from our own Dan Levy or the Chicago Tribune‘s Shannon Ryan. Naturally, some might wonder how Stewart-Binks’ FS1 colleague Katie Nolan felt […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: January 25-31

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the CBS broadcast network: Inside College Basketball (Jan. 30 12:30-1:00 p.m.) 582,000 total viewers; 168,000 adults 18-49 College Basketball Virginia @ Louisville (Jan. 30 […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 25-31

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the NBC broadcast network: Red Bull Signature Series: Frozen Rush (Jan. 30 1:30-3:00 p.m.) 549,000 total viewers; 242,000 adults 18-49 Snowboarding USSA Grand Prix […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 25-31

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the ABC broadcast network: X Games Aspen: Day 3 Ski-Cross Racing (Mono Skier X; men’s and women’s Skier X); Snowboarding (slopestyle) (Jan. 30 1:00-6:00 […]

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Cox and Vegas’ KLAS settle dispute in time for the Super Bowl

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Cox Communications and the owners of KLAS-TV have settled their carriage dispute. The two sides had been at loggerheads dating back to January and the fight was threatening to keep the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl 50 off Cox’s systems. Cox removed KLAS’ signal from its systems on […]

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TNT’s Reggie Miller issues ping pong challenge to Drake

It’s one of those moments that can only happen on TNT’s coverage of the NBA. On Thursday, analyst Reggie Miller issued a challenge on Twitter to rapper Drake to play ping pong during NBA All-Star Weekend. Of course, Drake had to respond and he did in kind to accept the challenge. With gauntlet thrown, the […]

SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 01:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers addresses the media at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade at SAP Center on February 1, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Super Bowl media coverage is way over the top; will it ever change?

“You know what’s confusing? How can I reword questions I’ve been asked so many times? Golly. Nothing pretty much has changed since I’ve seen you guys 24 hours ago. I had an unbelievable sleep, but yet I’m up here again. It’s cool. It’s like I don’t know how you want to say it. I sound […]

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