Announcer goes crazy during ECHL brawl and goalie fight

Fighting has been on the decline in the NHL, but the gloves still go flying on a fairly regular basis in the mid-professional leagues such as the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Such was the case when the Colorado Eagles and the Florida Everblades got into a massive brawl in the final minute of a 5-1 result. The […]

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HBO VP of Sports Programing Peter Nelson
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HBO Sports taps Peter Nelson to oversee the division

Just a little more than a month after HBO Sports President Ken Hershman announced that he was stepping down, the network has named his replacement. Division vice president of programming Peter Nelson will oversee the day-to-day operations of HBO Sports. While he won’t get Hershman’s title, Nelson will get the same duties and be promoted […]

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UC-Davis calls SI report on football coach’s firing a fabrication

As college athletic departments re-evaluate their football programs and the future of their coaches, we get reports of firings. In the case of UC-Davis, Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans reported that Ron Gould was fired. Citing a source, Evans wrote that Gould’s 9-25 record over the last three seasons including 2-9 in 2015 was the reason […]

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The Panthers’ Spanish announce team is the most exciting in the NFL

The greatest revelation of the 2015 NFL season has been in Charlotte.  No, it’s not the Carolina Panthers standing tall as the last unbeaten team in the league this season.  That would be too easy!  You have to go up to the press box to find the real darlings of this NFL campaign, specifically, the Panthers’ […]


Viewing Picks for December 1, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge Michigan at North Carolina State — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Northwestern at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Virginia at Ohio State — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Purdue at Pittsburgh — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Miami (FL) at Nebraska — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Maryland at North Carolina — ESPN, […]

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VIDEO: Ravens defeat Browns on buzzer beating blocked field goal return TD

There was only one way the total crap Monday Night Football matchup between the 2-8 Cleveland Browns and the 3-7 Baltimore Ravens – with what is the most unlikely and thrilling ending of the 2015 NFL season. The final two minutes of the game were a roller coaster ride, with Austin Davis having to come […]

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Video: Stuart Scott calls Kobe Bryant’s 81 point highlight

ESPN posted this cool piece of nostalgia earlier today – one of the great individual sporting performances of our lifetime as called by the late Stuart Scott. That performance is of course Kobe Bryant’s 81 point game against the Toronto Raptors on January 22nd, 2006 and is noteworthy today because of Bryant announcing his retirement […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NFL announces primetime flex for Week 14

The NFL has made its second primetime flex of the 2015 regular season. It has moved the originally scheduled Seattle at Baltimore game from the Sunday Night Football slot to the early afternoon window. In its place, NBC will get New England at Houston with the Patriots getting two SNF appearances within three weeks. There […]

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NBC uses virtual numbers during Sunday Night Football

You might have seen it on NBC during Sunday Night Football for the New England Patriots-Denver Broncos game. When snow covered numbers and yard markers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, NBC was prepared. It used virtual technology to display the numbers so fans could see them at home. The fans inside the […]


Matt Millen apologizes to Lions fans for his GM tenure

It was one of the most perplexing moves in the early 21st Century, the hiring of Matt Millen as Detroit Lions President and CEO straight from out of TV/Radio where he was an analyst for the NFL on Fox and Westwood One Radio. Millen was in charge of the Lions between 2001 and 2008 and […]


Rachel Nichols is reportedly leaving Turner and returning to ESPN

Michelle Beadle… Keith Olbermann… Jason Whitlock… and now Rachel Nichols. ESPN has thrown its arms open wide and welcomed back plenty of former Bristolites in recent years, reversing years of a more hardline stance where there was only a one-way ticket out of town.  The latest former ESPNer to come home is reporter Rachel Nichols. […]


The 5 biggest sports media comebacks

Today we launched our new sports site The Comeback, which is the general sports version of Awful Announcing.  As AA has grown over these past nine years and developed its own unique voice in the sports world, the powers that be have decided it’s time for us to have our own fancy new spinoff.  Think […]


CBS Sports is getting a new logo for the first time in 35 years

Whenever a network televises the Super Bowl it’s a great opportunity for new innovations and new beginnings.  With the broadcast of Super Bowl 50 coming this February to CBS, the network is doing something they haven’t done since the time when a Cleveland Browns quarterback (Brian Sipe) was named the NFL MVP.  Now that’s a […]