Viewing Picks for April 19, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN Arena Football Los Angeles Kiss at Iowa Barnstormers — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. Australian Rules Football Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle Dockers — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Essendon Bombers vs. St. Kilda Saints — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. Boxing Showtime Championship Boxing, Washington, DC Light Heavyweight Championship Unification Bout Bernard […]


Your NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule for 4/19 – 4/24

Saturday, April 19 G1: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (ESPN 12:30 p.m.) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry & Chris Broussard G1: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (ABC 3:30 p.m.) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy & Lisa Salters G1: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (ESPN 7 p.m.) Mark Jones, Doris Burke & Israel Gutierrez G1: Memphis Grizzlies […]


Hawk Harrelson is BLEEPIN EXCITED for this double play

Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson has been given a new lease on life so far this season, what with his team actually finding ways to win games and not being crushed by one walkoff defeat after another. Last night during the 8th inning, the White Sox turned an important double play to quash a […]

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The Green Bay Packers oddly went after Aldon Smith this week

The ongoing situation with Aldon Smith is sad. Over the last two plus years, he’s been arrested for DUI twice, been stabbed at his house, entered rehab, and most recently, been arrested after an incident with the TSA at LAX. There’s really no need for any more dirt to be piled onto him, yet that’s […]


Athletes and celebs are strangely excited to see A Haunted House 2

Marlon Wayans’ comedy horror film A Haunted House 2 comes out in theaters today.  I know you all can hardly contain your excitement. But a weird thing happened today.  Two of sports’ biggest stars – Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Angels OF Mike Trout both tweeted to their oodles of followers to go see […]


Craig Sager battling leukemia according to son’s tweet

This is some sad news from the NBA media world.  Thursday night Craig Sager’s son tweeted that his father would be undergoing leukemia treatment for the next 3-4 weeks and would be away from the sidelines.  The news comes just as the NBA postseason is set to begin. Sager has been a longtime sideline reporter […]


Real Tweets from Real People – #AskEmmert

Mike & Mike had NCAA President Mark Emmert on their program Friday morning.  As part of the interview, the show’s Twitter account asked fans to tweet in their own questions to Emmert by using the hashtag #AskEmmert. What could go wrong? What could possibly go wrong? As always, these are Real Tweets from Real People…. […]


That Dan Dierdorf retirement did not last long

Last year, long-time NFL analyst Dan Dierdorf announced that he would retire from the broadcast booth and ride off into the sunset. Dierdorf cited the week-to-week travel to NFL cities and artificial joints that he said made broadcasting games a difficult grind over the past few years. Dierdorf told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in January: […]


12 networks will broadcast live EPL matches on the season’s final day

It’s been a very successful debut season for Premier League on NBC. Record ratings, almost universal critical adoration and a compelling year in English football. They’ve had almost everything go their way. NBCUniversal is capping that off with what they’re calling “Championship Sunday” on May 11th. The final day of the Premier League season features […]


Viewing Picks for April 18, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs North Melbourne Kangaroos — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Verona, NY Boxcino Tournament: Middleweight Semifinals Vitalii Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr. and Raymond Gatica vs. Brandon Adams — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Golden Boy Live, San Antonio, TX Welterweights: Alan Sanchez vs. Jorge […]


Donovan McNabb had to spend a day in jail

Today, news broke that former NFL QB and current Fox Sports Live analyst and NBC Sports Radio personality Donovan McNabb was arrested. At first, the reason was unknown, and then TMZ broke it that the arrest was for a DUI. Via Pro Football Talk: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio confirmed in a statement that McNabb […]


Fan campaign leads Warriors to bring back Jim Barnett

I’ve watched a lot of different sports and heard a lot of different local announce teams over the years.  And I can say without question that Golden State Warriors TV analyst Jim Barnett is one of my favorites.  The 69 year old has worked for almost three decades as an analyst for the Warriors and […]


Deadspin adds Dave McKenna to cover the ESPN beat

Deadspin’s piercing coverage of ESPN has long been one of the anchors of the biggest sports blog on the web.  The ESPN-Deadspin rivalry goes all the way back to 2009 and the infamous ESPN Horndog Dossier under former editor A.J. Daulerio.  For the last several years, the Gawker outlet has emerged as the biggest thorn […]


Dick Vitale Live Tweeting Concert Tour: Elton John

We’ve covered Dick Vitale live tweeting concerts before – earlier this year, he documented his trips to both Billy Joel and Barry Manilow concerts. On Wednesday night, Vitale did it again, live tweeting his experience at the Elton John concert at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The experience crossed the high bar that was set […]