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Does ESPN have a double standard with Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons?

It’s no secret that ESPN’s internal discipline has often been inconsistent; they even admit that, with vice-president Patrick Steigman (Bristol’s director of digital and print media) telling ombudsman Robert Lipsyte in September, “We don’t treat everyone the same but we treat everyone fairly.” Still, this week has set up a double standard that seems farfetched even […]

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Real Tweets from Real People – America wants Tim McCarver back!

The 2014 World Series represented a little bit of history.  It was the first Fall Classic in 62 years (give or take a couple) that did not have Tim McCarver in the broadcast booth.  The longtime broadcaster retired from national duty and was replaced by two men, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. The trio of […]

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Viewing Picks for October 22, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball ESPNU College Basketball Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon SVP & Russillo — ESPNews, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 5:30 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Kansas at Iowa State — […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the week of 10/21

United States Tuesday, October 21 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, October 22 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, October 23 Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET (NHL Net) - Local Announcers Saturday, October 25 […]

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Bo Pelini says the ESPN-SEC relationship is not good for college football

Before we get started, that’s the greatest sports picture of the year, right? College football is a universe filled with conflicts of interests and complex relationships.  Athletes and institutions, sponsors and scholarships, television networks and conferences. There’s a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” nature about the sport that always lies somewhere beneath the surface. […]

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Bill Simmons goes the diplomatic route in first post-suspension comments

Bill Simmons has been back from his three week suspension for a few days now.  Relegated to Instagram pictures at the golf course for that time, one might think Simmons would come firing on all cylinders with the ESPN-branded muzzle removed. Alas, anyone hoping for more fireworks and a Simmons-led revolution has largely been disappointed. […]

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Daniel Cormier is the new full-time UFC Tonight co-host

After Chael Sonnen’s firing  in the summer, the UFC had a spot to fill on the UFC Tonight desk alongside of Kenny Florian. Fox and the UFC used various fighters in the role, and they kept coming back to the same guy – Daniel Cormier. Fox made it official on Monday – Cormier would be […]

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New technology, graphics, statistics brought to NHL telecasts

Hockey fans have noticed something different on select NHL telecasts this season. Along with the usual graphics, Fox’s regional networks have been displaying something else (for most of the game) up on their usual graphic overlay. It’s a live count of each team’s shots on goal, as shown by this highlight from the weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8mtM503w3k&list=UUqFMzb-4AUf6WAIbl132QKA […]

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Viewing Picks for October 21, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette — ESPN2, 8 p.m. 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 Playoff: Top 25 — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 8 […]

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SI’s Robert Klemko facing charges after fight with cab driver

Earlier this year, Robert Klemko of The MMQB and Sports Illustrated made news when he was briefly arrested in Ferguson, Missouri while covering the protests there. Klemko is in trouble with the law again, and this time under much different, and more troublesome, circumstances. According to CBS Chicago, Klemko is facing two charges after an incident […]

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Here’s the NFL games Fox and CBS protected against flexing

You’d need a couple Ph. D’s to understand the full mechanics of the NFL’s complicated, yet highly useful, flexible scheduling system.  There’s much more to it than NBC and the NFL picking which game they get to put on Sunday Night Football. Namely, Fox and CBS are able to protect certain games throughout the season. […]

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NFL Ratings, Week 7: Dallas stays hot for Fox

Regional Window (CBS) 1. Kansas City (KC vs. SD) – 36.1/59 2. Indianapolis (CIN vs. IND) - 33.7/58 3. San Diego (KC vs. SD) – 31.7/60 4. Cleveland (CLE vs. JAX) - 31.4/60 5. Cincinnati (CIN vs. IND) - 27.4/51 6. Chicago (MIA vs. CHI) - 25.7/51 7. Jacksonville (CLE vs. JAX) - 22.4/41 8. Nashville (TEN vs. WSH) - 22.3/40 […]

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Your World Series Announcing Schedule

2014 World Series: Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants FOX Sports Game: Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci; Reporters: Erin Andrews, Ken Rosenthal Studio: Kevin Burkhardt, Gabe Kapler, Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher; David Ortiz (First two games) Deportes (Spanish): Pablo Alsina, Duaner Sanchez, Jose Tolentino Streaming: FOX Sports Go; MLB.com Other Broadcasts ESPN Radio: […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Football Night in America

After five weeks of reviewing Sunday morning NFL pregame shows, we now reach into primetime as we look at NBC’s Football Night in America. Established in 2006 when NBC returned to the NFL as the pregame show to Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America began as a highlights program airing all of the day’s […]

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