Will controversy and over-saturation lead the NFL to its cultural apex?

The NFL is not just the number one sport in America, it’s the number one brand of entertainment in the country, too.  Sunday Night Football has been the top primetime network television program in the land for multiple years running.  The Super Bowl continually sets records as the most watched event in the history of […]


5 Takeaways from Fox Sports 1′s first year feedback

Earlier this week, we asked you for your feedback on the first year of Fox Sports 1.  We, or anyone else, can write about the highs and lows of FS1′s first year, but it’s your opinions that really matter.  And to this point, there hasn’t been any outlet that asked for feedback from television viewers […]


Dick Enberg will call one last US Open tennis match

CBS Sports airs their final US Open tennis tournament this month before handing over the entire major championship to ESPN.  As part of the coverage, the network will look back at some of the tournament’s greatest moments while also welcoming a broadcast legend back to the booth for one last match. Legendary announcer and current […]

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SEC Network adds Gene Chizik and David Greene

SEC Network has announced that they have added two new faces college football fans may be familiar with to round out their studio roster. Former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia QB David Greene have been hired with the hope that both men will be able to offer insight and analysis from their own […]


Viewing Picks for August 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Essendon Bombers vs. Gold Coast Suns — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight Basketball Exhibition, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY United States vs. Puerto Rico — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, […]


Fox launching fantasy football show starring Jay Glazer & David Spade

When we clamored for more “original, can’t miss” programming on Fox Sports 1, I don’t think this is what we had in mind. Fantasy Football Uncensored will debut on Fox Sports 1 on noon this Saturday, and re-air on Fox at 2 PM on Sunday. It stars Jay Glazer as the host and commissioner of […]


Manchester United fan quits job for Twitter, quits Twitter in five days

Twitter is a mysterious beast, filled with the trappings of normal society, with the luxury of it being mostly meaningless internet fodder. Some use the medium to break news, as newly founded tweeter @TotallyManU decided he wanted to do.  Deadspin chronicled his or her remarkable journey that should be told for generations to come. @TotallyManU wanted […]


This is what happens when multiple MLB teams share a social media guy

Because we’re aware that most pro sports teams now have their own social media teams (or at least solo experts), we had assumed that all of them did. Clearly, that isn’t the case. Because as Marc Normandin at SB Nation points out, on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ official Twitter account mistook itself for the Texas Rangers’ […]


AA Q&A: Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz has been with CBS Sports since 1985. He hasn’t hosted The Masters for that long, it only seems that way. Nantz has been a college football studio host twice for CBS, called play-by-play on the sport, been on the PGA Tour and The Masters, hosted The NFL Today from 1998 through 2004 and since […]


Ranking every primetime game on the 2014 NFL schedule

This year’s NFL schedule features 51 primetime games and 54 nationally-televised games, with one more scheduled to be added on the final Sunday of the season. There’s also a chance that as many as eight Sunday night games will be flexed between Week 5 and Week 16.  But working only with what we know right […]


Mo’ne Davis leads ESPN to record Little League World Series rating

We are a nation of celebrities.  And nowhere is that more true than in sports.  Whether that be LeBron James or Johnny Manziel or Tiger Woods or even that brief spell where Jeremy Lin held the nation in the palm of his hand, we are helplessly obsessed with their every move, every tweet, and every […]


Mike Francesa is not playing nice with Doug Gottlieb

Doug Gottlieb moved his radio show to New York where he is now sharing the same building with Mike Francesa.  On Gottlieb’s first day in his new place, he got a warm welcome from the Sports Pope, who gave his entire staff a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and bottles of Diet Coke. […]


Sports Jeopardy will debut next month

Sports trivia wonks like me are eagerly anticipating the debut of Dan Patrick’s Sports Jeopardy on Crackle.  Details have been released about auditions and Patrick has made note of a few attributes of the show while on the radio, but now we finally have a launch date and weekly schedule. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the […]

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Icelandic announcer reaches octaves previously unattainable by humans

The European soccer season is already underway and we have a very early contender for goal call of the year.  This clip comes from last month’s Europa League qualifier between Iceland’s Stjarnan and Scotland’s Motherwell and is just now making the rounds online. Stjarnan defeated Motherwell in extra time of the second leg thanks to Atli Johannsson’s […]


Viewing Picks for August 21, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Little League World Series, Williamsport, PA Elimination Games Mexico vs. Japan — ESPN, 3 p.m. US Mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia) vs. US Great Lakes (Chicago) — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Lemming Report — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. 2014 Alabama Football Preview — SEC Network, […]