Viewing Picks for May 25, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament 2nd Round, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC North Carolina State vs. Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 11 a.m. Georgia Tech vs. Miami (FL) — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m. Wake Forest vs. Louisville — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Big Ten […]

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Tech billionaire Peter Thiel is reportedly funding Hulk Hogan’s Gawker lawsuit

The idea of a shadowy third party funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker was initially called  “rather conspiracy-theory like” by Gawker founder Nick Denton, but now it’s turned into an solid concept that even includes an allegation of the specific person involved; Silicon Valley billionaire and frequent Gawker/Valleywag target Peter Thiel. The concept gained some […]


Charles Barkley: “I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is”

This year the Golden State Warriors finished with the best record in NBA history, 73-9. Their star, Steph Curry, became the first unanimous MVP in league history after shattering all sorts of records. But despite all of this, NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley still thinks the NBA is at the worst level he’s ever seen. Speaking […]

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The Players’ Tribune unveils new Budweiser-sponsored “Studio B”

We’ve seen Derek Jeter’s first-person athlete journalism site The Players’ Tribune finding plenty of success, and it’s recently been boosting its video efforts with partners like AOL. It’s also been ratcheting up its sponsorship, with even events like their coverage of Michigan’s signing day finding significant sponsors. Now, as

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Nick Denton wonders if a third party’s funding Hogan, others suing Gawker

At first glance, the idea that a shadowy third party’s out to destroy Gawker Media by funding lawsuits against the company (including Hulk Hogan’s) seems like quite the conspiracy theory. Even Gawker Media founder Nick Denton thought so at first when it was first suggested years ago, but now, he’s starting to believe differently. As […]

BOWLING GREEN, KY - DECEMBER 5:  Head Coach Jeff Brohm of the WKU Hilltoppers celebrates with players and fans after a game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagle at Houchens-Smith Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers defeated the Golden Eagles 45-28.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

beIN Sports to air more than just football and basketball in its C-USA contract

We’ve been chronicling Conference USA’s travails with its new television contract. We first told you about beIN Sports being signed as a partner for football and basketball, but we now have some more details about the network’s participation with C-USA. According to the Biloxi (MS) Sun-Herald, beIN Sports will carry not just the conference’s basketball […]


Did you know Vin Scully almost became John Madden’s partner at CBS?

Can you imagine Vin Scully and John Madden becoming the NFL on CBS “A” team and perhaps the NFL on Fox’s main announcing team? It almost happened. Back in 1981, CBS decided to shake up its NFL announcing crews. John Madden had joined CBS in 1979 and the network knew it had a gem in […]

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 27: David Feherty of Northern Ireland working as an on course commentator for NBC Television during the semifinal round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Feherty talks candidly about his depression and meds to Real Sports

This has been a year of transition for David Feherty. After being on CBS for two decades, he’s switched to NBC/Golf Channel where he’ll work several tournaments that he didn’t get to broadcast including the Players Championship, the Open Championship, and for the first time, the Olympics. Over the years, he’s been open talking about […]

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The Buffalo Bills are taking media censorship to new heights this training camp

Much like the man he supports in the race for President, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is a proponent of media censorship. The Buffalo Bills released their media guidelines for training camp on Tuesday, and some of the rules will raise a few eyebrows. There are the standard “do not speculate on injuries in closed practices”, “do […]

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ESPN turned SportsCenter into Stephen A. Smith-Center and it was awful

I’ll give him this – Stephen A Smith is a hard worker. Stephen A started his day embracing debate along side Skip Bayless on the polarizing First Take. He finished his day apologizing to Canada on SportsCenter following Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the middle of his long day, viewers were treated […]


Brian Windhorst says Canada doesn’t have PTI, is proven wrong by all of Canada

Pardon the Interruption is one of ESPN’s longest-running shows.  On Monday, before Raptors-Cavs Game 4, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst appeared as PTI’s guest from Toronto.  He bemoaned his belief that he could not watch Pardon the Interruption in Canada because the country does not get ESPN. He was immediately proven wrong by Canadians watching him […]