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WWE Network to launch overseas as subscribers grow stagnant

The WWE Network is one of the most ambitious plays in the history of sports and entertainment.  A multi-million dollar company completely changed their business model and revenue stream in the hopes that they could serve content directly to fans.  We might look back several years down the road and see WWE Network as a […]

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Iowa TV reporter strikes back at photobombers and a troll

We at Awful Announcing always enjoy stories of reporters who show a little spunk and attitude towards viewers who complain or in extreme cases, photobomb them from behind. Such is the case with Iowa TV reporter Addie Olson of WOI-TV. While she was reporting on the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, […]

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Fox Sports restores advertising to WEEI and Entercom

Fox took a dramatic step in standing up for Erin Andrews in the wake of repeated meathead comments from Kirk Minihane of WEEI in Boston.  The network removed all advertising not just from WEEI, but from parent station Entercom, which controls over 100 stations across the nation.  It was a drastic measure and a powerful […]

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NBCSN has cancelled SportsDash

It looks like NBCSN’s original general sports studio programming will be limited to Sunday nights for the foreseeable future. Awful Announcing has learned that the network has ended the television version of SportsDash, their midday sports show, after a little more than 10 months on air. The network released a statement to AA Thursday morning: “Yahoo […]

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Sunday Night Baseball will be called from the Green Monster

This week’s edition of Sunday Night Baseball will pit the Yankees against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. While you try to stifle your excitement about this fresh matchup, ESPN is adding a new wrinkle to the game broadcast that might capture some attention – they’re sending Dan Shulman and John Kruk to the top […]

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Ray Hudson is now in a Dairy Queen commercial

Longtime readers of our site will know that beIn Sport soccer analyst Ray Hudson is one of our favorite commentators around the globe.  His one-of-a-kind commentary is truly a gift from the gods.  No announcer is as exquisite or extravagant in his use of the English language as the self-proclaimed verbal gymnast. Hudson has gained […]

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Viewing Picks for July 31, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Fremantle Dockers vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Soccer Plus, 6 a.m. College Baseball Cape Cod League Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Cotuit Kettleers — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 4:30 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. CFB Daily: The Blitz — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Top 25 College […]

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MLB Network’s Hall of Fame coverage draws record viewership totals

This past Sunday, MLB Network aired the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the sixth consecutive year. Unsurprisingly, the class of six living members drew an incredible audience for MLB Network, the best ever seen for an induction ceremony on the network, but the raw numbers are more incredible than expected. 516,000 viewers tuned in […]

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NBCSN throws some serious shade at Fox Sports 1

Network press releases are very rarely the source of anything interesting or exciting, but eyebrows were certainly raised around the industry when the latest announcement from NBCSN reached inboxes earlier today.  NBCSN has had a lot to brag about this year, whether that be high ratings for the Winter Olympics, EPL, or NHL Playoffs.  In […]

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College GameDay names its opening weekend location

How dominant is College GameDay as the best pregame show in sports television?  Fox Sports 1 attempted to go head-to-head against College GameDay with their own Saturday morning pregame show, got beat 25-1 in ratings, and cancelled Fox College Saturday after a year.  When it comes to who the best dynasty is in college football, […]

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The Baltimore Ravens are a PR dumpster fire

While a lot of attention in this corner of the sports world has been focused on Stephen A. Smith, Michelle Beadle, and the controversy surrounding the former’s “provocation” comments on First Take and subsequent suspension, it’s easy to forget about the genesis of this recent news cycle. That would be the NFL and specifically Commissioner […]

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Cleveland Plain-Dealer rejects Dan Le Batard’s LeBron James troll job

When I was driving around Tuesday afternoon, I flipped to ESPN Radio long enough to listen to Dan Le Batard talk about putting an ad in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer in homage of LeBron James’ time with the Miami Heat.  The whole thrust of the segment was James’ lack of true appreciation of Miami Heat fans. […]

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