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NBC golf announcer Notah Begay calls Daniel Snyder’s foundation a “gimmick”

Notah Begay III is an on-course reporter for NBC Sports’ coverage of the PGA Tour.  But he found himself speaking out about the NFL this week with regards to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and their nickname.  Begay is a Native American and has his own foundation to benefit children’s health in those […]

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So how much is a NFL Playoff game worth? Try $100 Million!

Earlier this week, ESPN made it official that it would carry one NFL Wild Card Playoff game beginning with the 2014-15 season. For those who follow the industry and ESPN in particular, it was not a surprise. Of all of the NFL’s TV partners, ESPN pays the most in rights fees for Monday Night Football, […]

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Matt Harvey deletes Twitter account because the Mets are cramping his style

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey decided to commemorate the 6 month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery with a picture on Twitter.  The picture shows Harvey smiling and offering his middle finger to the camera from the time of the operation. It’s a little crass, yes, but it’s funny and harmless.  Athletes have tweeted […]

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SEC Network releases commercials for every school, here are the best

Announcing a new network is one thing, but getting the word out is another. The ESPN-affiliated SEC Network launches on Aug. 14, the first day of the college football season. The network unveiled 14 school-specific ads, showcasing something special about each institution. Each of these 14 ads will run in the regional area of the schools, […]

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Colin Cowherd’s latest John Wall rant shows ESPN at its worst

I feel sorry for Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog.  That seems a little odd to say given he’s a funny, successful writer at the Washington Post.  But I do feel sorry for him… simply because Colin Cowherd has said so many dumb things about DC professional athletes that Steinberg has had to transcribe over […]

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New media deal has Crimson Tide seeing green

Ed Note: The following occurs courtesy Bloguin’s national college football site Crystal Ball Run. The cost of conference media rights for conferences has continued to grow over the years as television networks see greater profits to be had with live sports programming. Schools affiliated with the power conferences tend to cash big checks when it […]

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Ryan Dempster is joining MLB Network

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, who walked away from his contract with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason, is joining MLB Network as a studio analyst. Dempster will make his debut on Wednesday from Wrigley Field during High Heat with Christopher Russo at 1 PM, and will also show up on Intentional Talk […]

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Viewing Picks for April 23, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN College Baseball USC Upstate at South Carolina — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Florida A&M at Florida — Fox College Sports Pacific, 7 p.m. Iowa at Creighton — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: Spring Blitz — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, 5 p.m. Inside […]

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The Johnny & Tara Show is returning for the Kentucky Derby

Everyone’s favorite announcing couple, figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, are not fading away from the limelight now that winter has finally turned into spring.  The pair were a hit for their live figure skating commentary during the Winter Olympics.  Not only did they bring a cutting edge and real criticism and analysis […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 4/22 – 4/27

Tuesday, April 22 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7PM) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat [alt: White Sox @ Tigers] Wednesday, April 23 Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves (MLBN Noon) Local Broadcast Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs (WGNA 2:15PM) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (ESPN 7PM) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe Thursday, April […]

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30 for 30: Soccer Stories Review – The Opposition

Title – The Opposition Director – Ezra Edelman and Jeffrey Plunkett Length – 30 minutes with commercials Installment – #3 of 8 in 30 for 30′s Soccer Stories Review – Unlike Maradona ’86, I wasn’t as familiar coming into the story that is the focus of The Opposition.  It’s interesting that ESPN would choose to schedule these two 30 for 30 […]

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30 for 30: Soccer Stories Review – Maradona ’86

Title – Maradona ’86 Director – Sam Blair Length – 30 minutes with commercials Installment – #2 of 8 in 30 for 30′s Soccer Stories Review – “The pleasure of demolishing idols is directly proportional to the need to erect them.” Those words spoken in Maradona ’86 summarize what is an eternal truth about how we view the best athletes in […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers – NL West

We’ve reached the end of the line, and we end with perhaps both the highest of highs and lowest of lows in MLB commentary – the National League West. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments. We’ll use your feedback in the […]

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