NBCSN sets full-season NHL records

I was very curious to see how this NHL season would play out from a TV ratings perspective. There were signs to suggest that the NHL’s shortened 2012-13 season had factors that led to unsustainable TV ratings for future years. The season being shortened and an emphasis on in-conference rivalry games isn’t something the league […]


ESPN.com asks most ESPN poll question in history of ESPN polls

It may be April 16th and the middle of the NFL offseason, but you can’t spell “elite” without Eli. I honestly can’t think of anyone outside of Bristol, Connecticut or New York City that cares about this question at all.  Nevertheless, it’s good to see ESPN change things up a bit and go down the […]


Your Stanley Cup Playoffs Announcing Schedule, Part 1

United States Wednesday, April 16 Montreal vs. Tampa Bay, Game 1, 7 p.m. ET (CNBC) - Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, David Amber Columbus vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire Dallas vs. Anaheim, Game 1, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - John Walton, Butch Goring Thursday, April 17 Philadelphia vs. NY […]


Chris Chelios picks his employers on Fox Sports Live yet again

Before the NHL season began, Fox Sports 1 analyst Chris Chelios picked the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.  This was noteworthy because Chelios isn’t just any NHL analyst working at a major sports network, he also works in the Red Wings front office as Advisor to Hockey Operations. At the time, Chelios’ […]


AA Q&A: John Buccigross and Barry Melrose on hockey at ESPN and more

We cover it early on in the interview, but it’s kinda crazy that John Buccigross and Barry Melrose have been working together for 15 years now. From Buccigross’ tenure on NHL2night from 1998-2004, to countless SportsCenter hits, to the semi-regular show they host for ESPN.com covering the coolest game on earth. Though Steve Levy and Linda Cohn may have […]


Rate the local MLB announcers – AL West

I really get the vibe that the American League West is a division that doesn’t exactly inspire much discussion in either way about their broadcast crews, but we’ll see today. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments. We’ll use your feedback […]


30 for 30: Soccer Stories Review – Hillsborough

Title – Hillsborough Director – Daniel Gordon Length – 2 hours with commercials Installment – #1 of 8 in 30 for 30′s Soccer Stories Review – When the warning came on the screen at the beginning of Hillsborough, you knew you were in for an emotional roller coaster not typical of other sports documentaries. “This […]


Things are getting ridiculous with Ron Jaworski and Johnny Manziel

Remember back at the end of February when ESPN turned Ron Jaworski’s over-the-top thoughts on Johnny Manziel into the major news story of the day?  It was everything annoying about ESPN all wrapped up into one neat little package – celebrity obsession, making the news instead of covering it, embracing debate, and the ESPN Echo […]


Keith Hernandez Ogles Female Fan Eating Huge Hot Dog

Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez has already been in the news this week thanks to the Brooklyn Cyclones and their upcoming “magic loogie” bobblehead giveaway. Now, he’s relevant for another reason. Hernandez and play-by-play man Gary Cohen were calling the Mets-Diamondbacks game on Tuesday night for SNY when the cameras found a couple in the stands […]


Viewing Picks for April 16, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN College Football ESPNU Signing Day Special — ESPNU, 3 p.m. CFB Daily: Spring Blitz — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. College Football Live — ESPNU, 5 p.m. College Softball Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 4 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal […]


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 […]