Chris “Mad Dog” Russo goes on crazy rant about ESPN covering too much NBA

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and “crazy radio rant” go together like peanut butter and jelly. Even though he doesn’t get as many viral audio hits as his former partner in crime Mike Francesa, they are equally as entertaining. This week, Russo went bonkers when he saw ESPN going in-depth covering the NBA regular season. Russo’s […]


Viewing Picks for December 3, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach — FS1, 9:30 a.m. Bayer Leverkusen vs. Sporting Club Freiburg — FS2, 9:30 a.m. VfL Wolfsburg vs. Hertha Berlin — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:30 a.m. Red Bull Leipzig vs. Schalke — FS2, 12:20 p.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1/FS2, 9 a.m. Bundesliga Highlights Show I — […]

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Watch: Pac-12 championship conference trophy presentation goes haywire

The Pac-12’s conference championship game Friday night was relatively uneventful, with Washington thumping Colorado 41-10, but the same can’t be said for the trophy presentation on Fox. First, the network came back from commercial and had announcer Joe Davis set up the trophy presentation from Rob Stone, but Stone asked how far away they were […]

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Watch: Mack Brown’s on-air tributes to Jim Valvano, John Saunders

It’s the 10th annual Jimmy V Week, with ESPN telling plenty of stories about former analyst Jim Valvano and the foundation in his name for cancer research, and analyst Mack Brown offered some particularly meaningful ones on ESPN2’s broadcast of the Mid-American Conference championship game between Western Michigan and Ohio Friday night. Following an ad […]

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Louisville WBB coach Jeff Walz rants “Everybody gets a damn trophy!”

We’ve seen a lot of people be critical of “participation trophies,” and the latest is Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz. After his seventh-ranked Cardinals lost 78-72 to fifth-ranked Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Thursday, Walz went off on an incredible press conference rant about participation trophies, “the will to win,” and much more: […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: November 21-27

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 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the […]


WWE TLC Preview: Styles vs. Ambrose TLC match for WWE World Title

The WWE Smackdown Live brand heads to Dallas, Texas this Sunday for their last pay-per-view event of the year called TLC. The letters stand for Tables, Ladders & Chairs, which is something WWE fans know as an annual December PPV where several matches take place in which weapons are allowed. The main event is a TLC […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Damien Harris #34 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after rushing for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Your college football Championship Week 2016 announcing schedule

Friday, December 2 7 PM – MAC Championship: Western Michigan vs. Ohio (ESPN) Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath (IMG) David Shumate, Jon Jansen 9 PM – Pac-12 Championship: Colorado vs. Washington (FOX) Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Jenny Taft (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons Saturday, December 3 Noon – AAC Championship: Temple […]


HBO reportedly planning exit from Disney-backed BAMTech content deal

Major League Baseball, Disney, and the National Hockey League have big plans for streaming technology provider BAMTech. HBO will apparently not be a part of them. The joint venture, which began as a sports-focused streaming service, will likely soon be majority controlled by Disney, who is likely to offer over-the-top content beyond a sports-centric focus. While HBO is one of […]