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Wash, rinse, repeat: DirecTV rejects invitation to start talks over SportsNet LA

As the DirecTV/SportsNet LA dispute drags on into its third year, a California-based Congresswoman was hoping to get DirecTV and SportsNet LA operator Time Warner Cable to the table. However, DirecTV didn’t bother to show up and left TWC holding the bag. Representative Janice Hahn invited representatives from both companies to meet in her office, but […]

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Paul Heyman is starring in his own reality show

Ladies and gentlemen, the advocate for Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, is starring in his own reality show. So Paul Heyman is not only one of the most entertaining people in all of wrestling, he’s one of the most entertaining people on earth. He also promotes himself incredibly well, so it makes sense that Heyman would […]

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The ACC is hoping the time is now for ESPN to create an ACC Network

Ever since the Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN signed a long-term rights deal in 2012 through the 2026-27 academic year, observers have been wondering when a league-owned network would begin. Since that time, ESPN and the SEC partnered on the SEC Network leaving the ACC on the outside looking in. Now, an ACC athletic director […]

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Viewing Picks for May 1, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. College Baseball Tennessee at Missouri — SEC Network, 12:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Georgia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Duke at North Carolina State — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami (FL) — ESPN3, 1 p.m. […]

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NFL Network panelists have to throw to commercial after giggling over ‘Beavers’ & ‘Bush’

During the NFL Network’s draft coverage on Saturday, a remark by Mike Mayock left the panel giggling like school children. What did he say? Well, with the Chicago Bears on the clock he commented “I’m very much a Beavers guy,” referring to former Western Michigan University offensive tackle Willie Beavers. Almost immediately after those words, the […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: April 18-24

NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NHL QTR FINALS (live) Thu 4/21/16 9:48 PM 1:31 AM 690 402    CHICAGO/ST. LOUIS 2 NHL QTR FINALS (live) Tue 4/19/16 9:53 PM 12:36 AM 681 400    ST. LOUIS/CHICAGO 3 NHL QTR FINALS (live) Sun 4/24/16 […]

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Paul Rudd to star in World War II film The Catcher Was a Spy

The story of Moe Berg, a journeyman catcher who was a spy during World War II, is one that seems ideally suited for a movie, yet it hasn’t gotten the big-screen treatment before. That’s about to change. As reported by Deadline‘s Mike Fleming, Paul Rudd will portray Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy, based on […]

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NBC should have Mike Tirico call NHL games

If you’re a sports fan, you’ve likely heard by now that ESPN play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico is leaving the network for NBC. Tirico has excelled at calling a wide variety of sports over the past two-plus decades, but what he’s most known for – and the likely reason he’s making this move – is football. […]

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Nashville sports anchor fired for Prince themed sportscast???

Themed sportscasts have become all the rage in contemporary local news for their ability to entertain and provide good publicity and viral content.  We’ve seen wrestling themed sportscasts, Game of Thrones sportscasts, Masters sportscasts, and even DEATH themed sportscasts.  If done right, they can be very clever, original, and entertaining. In light of Prince’s passing […]

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Viewing Picks for April 30, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Portland Steel at Arizona Rattlers — CBS Sports Network, 9 p.m. Australian Rules Football Richmond Tigers vs. Port Adelaide Power — FS1, 5 a.m. Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, StubHub Center, Carson, CA Welterweights Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz, 8 p.m. Showtime Championship Boxing, D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C. WBC Word Super […]

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ESPN’s Todd McShay says telling the truth shows immaturity, backs off a bit

The NFL draft annually brings out a host of bizarre opinions that are only tangentially football-related, such as a scout’s thoughts on Eli Apple’s cooking skills, and ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay displayed one of his own Wednesday night. Following Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s slide to the thirteenth pick in the wake of […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: April 18-24

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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS Sat 4/23/16 10:57 PM 1:16 AM 2798 1485    GAME 3: […]

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