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Scout Media files for bankruptcy after creditors petition for repayment

Scout Media’s no-good-very-bad 2016 is ending in the same fashion as the company announced Friday that it has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, per an internal memo sent to Awful Announcing (and confirmed by the Wall Street Journal). Scout filed the petitions Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: November 28-December 4

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 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: A view of the MLS cup on display at the MLS Heineken Rivalry Week Human Foosball Soccer event on May 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Heineken)

‘Fox is not messing around’ with Saturday’s MLS Cup coverage

The people over at Fox are quite excited about Saturday night’s MLS Cup between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders, the first MLS title match on English language network television since Columbus and New York played on ABC in 2008. “There’s a greater reach, a greater prestige to it,” said Fox Sports announcer John Strong— […]

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Marv Albert thinks Scottie Pippen is talking to Mark Zuckerberg

Scottie Pippen was court side for last night’s Bulls game. He inexplicably is brother in arms with Jason Whitlock on the fashion front. Obviously Pippen being in attendance is something a broadcast is going to acknowledge. Shit, anyone on some of those 90’s Bulls teams is probably worth a mention, even Jud Buechler. But when Albert did […]

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Jalen Rose says comparing NBA Countdown and Inside the NBA is unfair

In any conversation about ESPN’s NBA Countdown, someone invariably wonders why the show can’t be more like TNT’s Inside the NBA. While Inside the NBA is loose and fun and spontaneous, NBA Countdown can feel rigid and formulaic. But Jalen Rose, who is in his fourth season on Countdown, says the comparison isn’t quite fair. Asked by The Big Lead’s Ryan Glasspiegel about the success of […]

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TNT gives Kevin Garnett a bleep button, Garnett ignores it anyway

Former NBA superstar Kevin Garnett is serving as a guest analyst for TNT in his first year of retirement, and offers some Inside the NBA commentary from a man cave/studio known as “Area 21″. Knowing that Garnett has a very, very difficult time saying many words without using profanity, TNT made sure to keep a bleep […]

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Viewing Picks for December 9, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim — FS2, 2:20 p.m. Bundesliga Weekly — FS2, 2 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Hartford at Boston College — ACC Network Plus, 7 p.m. Columbia at Navy — Campus Insiders, 7 p.m. Longwood at Creighton — FS1, 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Minnesota — Big Ten […]

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Could there be live commercials on Super Bowl LI?

If you watched Hairspray Live on NBC this week, you may have noticed a number of live commercials sprinkled throughout the broadcast. As Fox is selling spots for Super Bowl LI in February, it’s looking at ways to bring advertisers into the fold. According to Variety, Fox is nearing 90% sold for the Big Game. And Fox […]

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Troy Aikman almost came out of retirement to play for the Eagles

Troy Aikman famously played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys, retiring after the 2000 season. But during a radio interview on Thursday, Aikman revealed that he almost came out of retirement in 2002, after a phone call from Andy Reid. The interview was with KTCK-AM in Dallas, and was detailed by the Dallas News: […]

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