Bill Simmons Will Be A Hit at HBO, But Will A Simmons TV Show Be One Too?

When news broke that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Tuesday, everyone in our industry understandably had something to say, with thousands of collective hours spent writing and talking about Brady, Goodell, the federal court system and, yes, balls. What a time for Bill Simmons to be caught in contract […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame changes voter eligibility rules

Maybe when the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2016 is revealed in January, we’ll have fewer awful ballots to criticize. On Tuesday, the Hall of Fame announced that any BBWAA members that haven’t actively covered the sport for ten years will no longer have a Hall of Fame vote. And the full statement from […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 26:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Brickyard 400 sets new record for NBCSN’s biggest audience

Racing fans might have noticed a bit of an anomaly on Sunday.  The NBC mothership and NBCSN were airing auto racing coverage.  But while the prestigious event of the day, the Brickyard 400, was on cable, NBC was airing Global RallyCross on broadcast television.  It was certainly a weird sight for racing fans aware of […]

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13:  Head coach Miguel Herrera of Mexico looks on from the sideline in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

VIDEO: After Gold Cup win, Mexico’s Miguel Herrera fired after punching journalist

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Bloguin’s international soccer site 32 Flags. After managing for his job during the CONCACAF Gold Cup and successfully keeping his job after winning the tournament, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera has been fired less than 48 hours after the Gold Cup win due to punching a journalist at Philadelphia International […]


30 For 30 Review – Angry Sky

Director – Jeff Tremaine (Director of previous 30 for 30 installment The Birth Of Big Air) Length – 90 minutes with commercials (78 minutes without) Installment – #73 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek, The Birth Of Big Air Grade/Ranking – mid 50’s out of 73 Review: Closing […]


Eli Manning and Tony Romo star in Rob Lowe-style ads for DirecTV

Rob Lowe is out, Eli Manning and Tony Romo are in. OK, DirecTV already replaced Lowe back in the spring with model Hannah Davis and a talking horse. But the spirit of the series of ads depicting the best version of a person watching television through DirecTV versus a far less glamorous incarnation that still […]


Viewing Picks for July 29, 2015

All Times Eastern Baseball 2015 National Youth Baseball Championships 12U All-Star Championship, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY South All Stars vs. Central All Stars — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. East All Stars vs. West All Stars — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. Cape Cod Baseball League Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox at Wareham Gateman — Fox College […]

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: A handler shows off his Bearded Collie during the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 9, 2009 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is considered the most important in the United States.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Fox Sports 1 says “Woof!” to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been a yearly February tradition on USA Network dating back to 1984. After 2016, the yearly tradition will move to Fox Sports 1 which will air both nights of the event for ten years. In addition to airing the primetime, Fox Sports 1 and sister network Nat Geo […]


Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 7/28 – 8/2

Tuesday July 28 New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (FS1 8 pm) Kevin Burkhardt, Tom Verducci Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: D’backs at Mariners] Wednesday, July 29 Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros (ESPN 8 pm) Jon Sciambi, […]


Former Tennessean beat writer Jim Wyatt to work for Titans’ official site

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em — or something like that. Or whatever the media equivalent might be. In this case, it’s former Tennessean beat writer Jim Wyatt going from covering the Tennessee Titans for the newspaper to working directly for the team’s official website. He’ll be the senior writer and editor for Wyatt […]


Damon Amendolara, other CBS Sports Radio hosts, take shots at Mike Francesa

The fire that is the feud between Mike Francesa and CBS Sports Radio just won’t go out. Oxygen continues being fed to the burning embers, keeping things red-hot. In case you haven’t been keeping track, here’s a recap: Late last week, Francesa dissed the “CBS Sports Minute” commentaries, singling out one in particular by Damon Amendolara. […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Team Mexico celebrates after defeating Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final at Lincoln Financial Field on July 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mexico won, 3-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Gold Cup Final up 39% on all networks from 2013

A controversial Gold Cup is in the books, and the Final between Jamaica and Mexico did some monster viewership numbers thanks to the Univision broadcasts. On Fox Sports 1, the match drew just 818,000 viewers, a drop of 66% from coverage on the Fox broadcast network two years ago for the US-Panama Final. But when […]