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ESPN standing by Ravens reporting in wake of team denial

The NFL has sure had their fair share of crisis-mode press conferences in the last week.  Baltimore Ravens took their turn under the intense spotlight with owner Steve Bisciotti holding what amounted to an open forum with the media to combat the pipebomb dropped by ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Like Roger Goodell’s press conference before him, […]


Viewing Picks for September 23, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNews, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Cal at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. […]


Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/22 – 9/28

Monday, September 22 Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Royals at Indians] San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Rockies at Padres] Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (WGNA 8 pm) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies Tuesday, September 23 Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees […]


NFL Ratings, Week 3: CBS up big, NBC and Fox down

Fox (Regional Window) Blackouts: New York, Buffalo, Boston, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Cleveland 1. New Orleans (MIN vs. NO) - 44.9/67 2. Milwaukee (GB vs. DET) - 42.2/70 3. Minneapolis-St. Paul (MIN vs. NO) - 31.7/66 4. Philadelphia (WSH vs. PHI) - 31.3/59 5. Phoenix (SF vs. ARZ) - 25.2/48 6. Detroit (GB vs. DET) - 24.6/48 7. Dallas (DAL vs. STL) - 23.8/49 8. Washington […]

Alaska reporter

“F$&k it! I quit!”: TV reporter quits live on air

We’ve all been taught the proper way to quit a job. Give your boss two weeks notice, get a decent recommendation from him or her and never burn a bridge. That is usually how it goes. Then there’s the scorched earth policy used by former KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene when she quit her job Sunday […]


Sports networks are slowly making progress with adding women’s voices

This year has brought to the forefront a discussion worth having in regards to the current place of women in sports media.  Although one might think that progress has naturally been made over the years and that in 2014 the industry would finally be somewhere close to being equitable, the past calendar year has proven […]


John Oliver slammed Roger Goodell’s press conference

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been one of the biggest highlights of HBO’s schedule in recent months. Oliver has skewered everyone worth skewering, and has even delved into the sports world (with an epic takedown of FIFA president Sepp Blatter). Oliver went after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday for his pathetic press […]


Hines Ward has the best and most pointless job in all of television

Sunday Night Football is the most-watched series in all of primetime television.  It’s also earned well-deserved plaudits from critics as one of the best productions in all of sports.  Everything about NBC’s production of Sunday Night Football is first class – from the announcers, to the game production, to what happens in the studio. NBC […]


The AA Sunday Studio Show Spectacular: The NFL Today

The NFL is in Week 3, but as far as the Awful Announcing Sunday Studio Show Spectacular, this is Week 2. Last week, we reviewed one of the newest entries into the Sunday NFL pregame foray, CBS Sports Network’s That Other Pregame Show. This week, we examine the oldest NFL pregame show, the NFL Today. […]


Viewing Picks for September 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football 2014 Australian Rules Football League Brownlow Medal — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. Final Verdict — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Great8 Plays — ESPNU, 5:30 […]

NFL controversy

Is this now open season on the NFL?

With this being a season unlike any other for the National Football League, one wonders if this has become a watershed for the league. As more unflattering stories are uncovered, is this a turning point? For years, the NFL has been the Teflon league, the untouchable 800 lb. gorilla in the room that can do […]

Derek Jeter

MLB Network is giving Derek Jeter a hero’s send off next Thursday

Derek Jeter’s final home game ever (assuming the Yankees don’t somehow surge and make playoffs) will be next Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. MLB Network isn’t resisting the opportunity to pay homage to Jeter one last time. As the game is on a Thursday, MLB Network will broadcast the game under their Showcase banner. Bob […]


Blind announcer calls baseball on the radio

Many of us take our sight for granted, but imagine that you’re blind. What would you do? What would you think you could do? Well, for 23 year old Bryce Weiler of Peoria, IL, being sightless hasn’t stopped him from being close to sports. Blind since birth, Weiler has not seen a baseball game or […]

Andrew McCutchen, leading the Pirates to the Postseason

What will MLB Postseason ratings look like this fall?

This fall, the MLB Postseason will air on five networks for the first time ever: Fox, Fox Sports 1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network. Needless to say, there is a growing belief among pundits that there could be some confusion among fans tuning in for the games. When that belief is combined with declining national ratings, […]