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George Shea’s best intros from the 2015 Hot Dog Eating Contest

George Shea’s introductions at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest are as much a part of the Fourth of July as the gluttony that they precede. The emcee was at it again on Saturday, bringing his unique brand of poetic, bizarre and hilarious descriptions of the competitors to the stage on Coney Island. From […]

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Is Steve Simmons’ hot dog story about Phil Kessel accurate?

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons drew a lot of attention to himself last week with a piece blasting Maple Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel on his way out of town (Kessel was traded to Pittsburgh), writing that the Leafs were “Sick of his act. Tired of his lack of responsibility,” and that Kessel “didn’t eat right, train […]

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Exploding rights fees putting the squeeze on sports networks

Two major stories that broke in the last week at arguably the two most prominent sports divisions in the country had the same underlying theme: the need to keep costs under control. – First, this website reported cuts were being made at Fox Sports 1 at the television newsdesk.  Not only were there some jobs lost […]

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Viewing Picks for July 6, 2015

All Times Eastern Cycling Tour de France Stage 3: Anvers to Huy — NBCSN, 7 a.m. Primetime Highlights — NBCSN, 8 p.m. Golf Golf Channel Academy: Ian Woosnam-Scoring Irons — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. The Golf Fix — Golf Channel, 8 p.m. Altered Course: Stage 4: Time is Ticking — Golf Channel, 9 p.m. Mixed […]

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Moms and their children are watching the Women’s World Cup

As we approach today’s Women’s World Cup Final with the U.S. facing Japan once again, Fox gets ready to wrap up the month-long tournament with some interesting facts in hand. With the ratings for the matches reaching record levels for both Fox and Fox Sports 1, the U.S. time zone-friendly Women’s World Cup has brought […]

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Jason Whitlock is a Williams Sisters Truther

It seems as if Jason Whitlock’s vendetta against Serena Williams is rearing its ugly head again. As the sisters meet in the Round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday, Whitlock decided to raise the issue on Friday’s Pardon the Interruption that their father, Richard will determine the outcome of the match with Serena winning easily. […]

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Viewing Picks for July 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Basketball FIBA U19 World Championship Final, Heraklion Arena, Heraklion, Greece ESPNU, 1:30 p.m. Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, The Hague, Netherlands Men’s Final — Universal Sports, 8 p.m. (same day coverage) CFL Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders — ESPN3, 1:30 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 2: Utrecht to Zélande […]

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Viewing Picks for 4th of July, 2015

All Times Eastern HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!!!! Basketball FIBA U19 World Championship Semifinal, Heraklion Arena, Heraklion, Greece United States vs. Greece — ESPNU, 1:30 p.m. Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, The Hague, Netherlands Men’s Semifinals — Universal Sports, 6 p.m. (same day coverage) Women’s Finals — Universal Sports, 8 p.m. (same day coverage) CFL […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: June 22-28

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Golf Channel Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PGA TOUR: 2015 Travelers Championship Sun 1:00PM- 2:30PM 90 0.6 801 2 GC PREGAME LIVE […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: June 22-28

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 INDYCAR SERIES: Auto Club Speedway – Fontana Sat 4:27PM- 7:49PM 202 0.3 512 2 INDYCAR CENTRAL […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: June 22-28

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2015 NBA DRAFT (live) Thu 7:31PM-12:22AM 291 2.4 3738 2 NBA DRAFT PRE/POST (live) Thu 7:00PM- […]

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