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Viewing Picks for September 16, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football 2014 Australian Rules Football League All Australian Awards — Fox Soccer Plus, 6:30 a.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Inside […]

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Broncos fans are petitioning CBS to ban Phil Simms from their games

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have called plenty of Denver Broncos games over the years given the team’s long-term success.  And now Broncos fans are coming together to gently ask CBS to never have them call another Denver game again, specifically the former Giants quarterback.  Nantz can stay. Broncos fans (apparently) think Simms has a […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/15 – 9/21

Monday, September 15Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Yankees at Rays]Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Phillies at Padres]Tuesday, September 16Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) TBACincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs (WGNA 8 pm) Len Kasper, Jim DeshaiesSeattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) […]

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A frustrated Jason Kipnis went off on an Indians fan on Twitter

On Saturday night, the Cleveland Indians lost a heartbreaker against the Detroit Tigers, falling 5-4 after a two-run homer in the eighth inning. Frustrated with losing another tough game to a division rival, an Indians fan tagged second baseman Jason Kipnis in an angry tweet. Kipnis didn’t just let it roll off his shoulders. One […]

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NFL Ratings, Week 2: CBS, Fox down, NBC up

Regional Window (Fox) Blackouts: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Washington Fox drew a 12.3 rating for their regional window, which featured Seattle/San Diego in most of the country. This was down nearly four percent from last year’s 12.9. Locally, the Saints and Browns were up, but most of Fox’s window featured teams (the Giants, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego, […]

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What’s next for Fox Soccer after their Gus Johnson experiment failed?

The broadcast world was delivered quite the surprise when Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday night that Gus Johnson would be stepping down from his post as lead soccer announcer for Fox Sports.  With much fanfare, Fox announced that Johnson would be their lead soccer announcer for the 2018 World Cup more than five years ahead […]

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After leaving HBO, the NHL heads to Epix for documentary series

The NHL will be changing homes to take viewers inside the teams competing in their outdoor games this season. After three seasons of HBO collaborating with the league on 24/7, the NHL will take its talents to upstart Epix, according to ESPN. The subscription-based network will produce two “insider” style series: one for the Winter Classic […]

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Charissa Thompson made peace with Michelle Beadle

Charissa Thompson of Fox Sports Live had a wide-ranging interview at Sports Illustrated this week that touched on a number of topics including Fox Sports Live’s ratings, colleague Katie Nolan’s thoughts on women in sports media (she didn’t necessarily agree with Nolan’s take), and Thompson’s long road to an on-air position.  Her journey to Fox […]

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Hannah Storm’s candid take on the NFL and Ray Rice

Hannah Storm closed out a recent edition of SportsCenter in an emotional way football fans won’t soon forget. Storm commented on the Ray Rice situation and candidly connected the situation to her own personal life, revealing questions she’s had to answer from her own daughter. Storm challenged the NFL, asking what the league stands for […]

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Viewing Picks for September 15, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Exhibition, Bridgeport, CT U.S. National Team vs. Canada — ESPN2, 7 p.m. College Basketball Pac-12 Sports Report: 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule Reveal — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, […]

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Gus Johnson out as Fox’s lead soccer announcer

The greatest challenge of Gus Johnson’s career is over. Just a little over a year into Fox’s grand experiment to transform Johnson into the nation’s voice of soccer, it has come to an abrupt end.  As revealed by Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated, Johnson is stepping down from his post as Fox’s lead soccer announcer […]

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MLB announces postseason plans, with various notable points

On Thursday, Major League Baseball released an excessive amount of information this year regarding their plans for the MLB Postseason. There’s a lot to break down here, so let’s hit on some of the major bullet points. -No World Series games will be going head to head with either Monday or Thursday Night Football. If […]

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Fox Sports 1 is optimistic about getting higher cable fees

Before Fox Sports 1 launched last year, Fox made concessions with some cable and satellite providers in order to reach 90 million homes when it turned the key to begin operations on August 17, 2013. Instead of receiving its desired per subscriber fee of about 80 cents, Fox agreed to receive lower fees based on […]

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Could ESPN become the Netflix of Sports?

Throughout its 35 years of existence, ESPN has been looking for ways to remain relevant with sports fans. Whether it’s streaming online or producing its own products (remember the ESPN phone?), the Alleged Worldwide Leader keeps looking ahead and not behind. ESPN has grown to become one of the most popular cable networks and a […]

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