SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers with a score of 24 to 10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cam Newton is whatever you want him to be

During a particular episode of The Simpsons, Grandpa Simpson is shown in flashback watching the introductions to Super Bowl III between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. Introduced first is Jets quarterback Joe Namath, with his billowy hair and long sideburns. “Look at them sideburns! He looks like a girl,” Abe Simpson exclaims. We immediately cut […]

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ESPN Radio hosts argue; one walks off … was it real?

On Sunday, Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan were co-hosting their “Izzy & Amin” ESPN Radio show talking about the Super Bowl when they got heated over Peyton Manning (who doesn’t these days). It got to the point where Elhassan decided to walk off the show leaving Gutierrez to fly solo for a short period. It […]

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Why I’ve given up hope for FS1

When Fox Sports announced that they would be launching a new 24/7 national sports channel to compete with ESPN, I have to admit that part of me was excited.  ESPN has had the better part of a monopoly over the sports media world for decades and, in theory, competition would be a great thing for […]

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CBS had an uneven Super Bowl 50 broadcast

When you broadcast the most-watched program of the year, mistakes and glitches are elevated and are noticeable to the American viewing public. In a pregame interview with Awful Announcing, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said he was hoping for a clean broadcast with a game that went to overtime. Unfortunately for the Tiffany Network, the […]

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Super Bowl 50 overnight ratings down from 2015, but is 2nd highest in history

While this year’s Super Bowl wasn’t the most aesthetically-pleasing and it didn’t have the drama at the wire like last year, it still managed to average the second-highest overnight rating in the Big Game’s history. Super Bowl 50 received an average 49.0/73 rating for Carolina-Denver. That’s down from last year’s record of 49.7/72 when the […]

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LeBron James among NBA All-Stars to voice characters on Cartoon Network

NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 12-14) is a week away, and the excitement is extending from TNT to other Turner properties such as Cartoon Network. As part of the network’s All-Star Jam on Feb. 11, a handful of NBA stars will appear on Cartoon Network programming, headlined by LeBron James. Here’s a clip of “Basketball Superstar […]

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Viewing Picks for February 8, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s North Carolina-Greensboro at Furman — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Louisville at Duke — ESPN, 7 p.m. Oklahoma State at TCU — ESPNU, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Georgetown — FS1, 7 p.m. Colgate at Army — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Houston Baptist at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi — […]

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The 10 Worst Super Bowl 50 Commercials

More than the outcome of Super Bowl 50 and the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Carolina Panthers, people will be talking about the commercials played during the game. And if some of those ads were considered among the best, others had to be the worst. While the Panthers’ performance in their 24-10 loss to the […]

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The 10 Best Super Bowl 50 Commercials

Football? Who said anything about football? The commercials are a vital, arguably equal part of the Super Bowl viewing experience. Half the people at your Super Bowl 50 party care more about the ads than the game anyway. And after the lackluster game played by the Panthers and Broncos, what are more people going to […]

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Rick Reilly wins Most Awkward Tweet of Super Bowl 50

There were lots and lots of tweets sent by lots and lots of sports people on the eve of Super Bowl 50, all in the hopes of getting all those sweet RTs and favs (sorry, “likes,” thanks Facebook Lite).  One of those was Rick “Had It First On Twitter” Reilly, reminding us that he’s still […]

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