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How ESPN created the Camellia Bowl

As Bowl season kicks off today in earnest with five of a total of 39 college football postseason contests, there’s one game that gets its start tonight. That’s the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, AL. This certainly doesn’t have the history of the Rose Bowl, the Peach Bowl or even the Belk Bowl. The Camellia Bowl […]

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CBS Sports writer hails the virtue of the CBS Sports Classic

Before we dive too deep into this article, first the CBS Sports Classic deserves to be canceled based on the hideous court design alone.  Good grief. The Puerto Rico Tip Off, 2K Sports Classic, Paradise Jam, Battle 4 Atlantis, Maui Invitational, CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Coaches vs Cancer, NIT Season Tip Off, Wooden Legacy, […]

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Viewing Picks for December 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Women’s — Universal Sports, 2:30 p.m. 4-Man — Universal Sports, 5:30 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football Viewing Picks College Volleyball Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament National Championship Game, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK BYU vs. Penn State — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. English […]

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What is up with Fox Sports 2?

Back on August 17, 2013, Fox Sports 1 launched to a lot of fanfare. Also launching on that same date taking over Fuel TV’s spot on many cable and satellite providers was Fox Sports 2. While Fox Sports 1 has received most of the media attention, Fox Sports 2 has been relatively quiet. Meant to […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: December 8-14

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool vs. Manchester United Sun 8:23AM-10:26AM 123 0.4 681 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Newcastle vs. […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: December 8-14

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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: Atlanta at Green Bay Mon 8:15PM-11:46PM 211 8.5 13958 2 SPORTSCENTER (live) Mon […]

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The Best & Worst of Sports Media in 2014

We continue our year-end extravaganza at Awful Announcing with this recap of everything in the sports media world in our Best & Worst of 2014. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks for the rest of our 2014 Year in Review posts including the top broadcast bloopers of the year, top stories, best clips, and […]

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Tim Tebow wants another NFL chance, but his future is in television

The last time we saw Tim Tebow in the NFL, he was a longshot on the New England Patriots preseason roster, throwing ducks all over the field. Tebow was ultimately cut in September 2013 and has not been given another chance since. In the meantime, Tebow morphed into a very capable college football analyst for […]

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FCC says ‘Redskins’ is not obscene

In the latest saga involving the controversial Washington Redskins name, the Federal Communication Commission has declared the term “Redskins” is not obscene, according to Maya Rhodan of Time. Professor John Banzhaf of George Washington University submitted a petition for the FCC to refuse a license renewal to WWXX-FM,  a Virginia-based sports radio station, based on […]

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Viewing Picks for December 19, 2014

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2-Man Bobsled — Universal Sports, 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s St. Mary’s at St. John’s — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Clemson at South Carolina — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Stillman at Alabama — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Tennessee — SEC […]

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Three more hires announced by Jason Whitlock’s ESPN site

The news keeps trickling out regarding Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” site at ESPN… a site that now actually looking like it’s headed for a still-TBD launch date. ESPN finally made the announcement of Mike Wise’s hiring from the Washington Post official today.  They also announced the additions of veteran ESPN The Magazine writer Jerry Bembry […]

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Angry Michael Wilbon calls out DC for not supporting the Wizards

The Washington Wizards are out to a fast start with an 18-6 record and 13-2 at home. With this record, you’d fans would be flocking to the Verizon Center to support their team. However, on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the attendance was well short of a sellout and that has ESPN’s Michael Wilbon […]

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It’s been almost four decades since the NFL’s last untelevised game

In this day and age when all NFL games are televised, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when a game wasn’t on television. But it actually did happen and it occurred twice in the same year. Now, thanks to the people at the506.com and Classic TV Sports, we discover that there were […]

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