MLB Network’s Hall of Fame coverage draws record viewership totals

This past Sunday, MLB Network aired the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the sixth consecutive year. Unsurprisingly, the class of six living members drew an incredible audience for MLB Network, the best ever seen for an induction ceremony on the network, but the raw numbers are more incredible than expected. 516,000 viewers tuned in […]


NBCSN throws some serious shade at Fox Sports 1

Network press releases are very rarely the source of anything interesting or exciting, but eyebrows were certainly raised around the industry when the latest announcement from NBCSN reached inboxes earlier today.  NBCSN has had a lot to brag about this year, whether that be high ratings for the Winter Olympics, EPL, or NHL Playoffs.  In […]


College GameDay names its opening weekend location

How dominant is College GameDay as the best pregame show in sports television?  Fox Sports 1 attempted to go head-to-head against College GameDay with their own Saturday morning pregame show, got beat 25-1 in ratings, and cancelled Fox College Saturday after a year.  When it comes to who the best dynasty is in college football, […]


The Baltimore Ravens are a PR dumpster fire

While a lot of attention in this corner of the sports world has been focused on Stephen A. Smith, Michelle Beadle, and the controversy surrounding the former’s “provocation” comments on First Take and subsequent suspension, it’s easy to forget about the genesis of this recent news cycle. That would be the NFL and specifically Commissioner […]


Cleveland Plain-Dealer rejects Dan Le Batard’s LeBron James troll job

When I was driving around Tuesday afternoon, I flipped to ESPN Radio long enough to listen to Dan Le Batard talk about putting an ad in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer in homage of LeBron James’ time with the Miami Heat.  The whole thrust of the segment was James’ lack of true appreciation of Miami Heat fans. […]


MLB on Fox Sports 1 was beaten by exhibition soccer on ESPN2 Saturday

Out of the good ratings news for the MLB All-Star Game on Fox, the regular season has returned with a bit of a thud to cable. Fox Sports 1 had an MLB doubleheader on Saturday, with a non-exclusive Washington/Cincinnati game leading into an exclusive game featuring Cleveland and Kansas City. This means that, while the […]


Bad British Commentary: NASCAR edition

One of these days, Anthony Richardson and the folks behind Bad British Commentary will run out of sports broadcasts to imitate.  But until we get there, we have the privilege of enjoying these awesome videos. This time, it’s NASCAR in the spotlight… which is probably as far away as you can get from proper British […]


NBC signs Tim Howard to a multi-year deal for EPL broadcasts

The biggest star of the World Cup in the United States will be pulling double duty for at least a couple more seasons to help promote the beautiful game in America. NBC announced Tuesday that Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard — starting keeper for the United States at the 2014 World Cup — signed a multi-year […]


Viewing Picks for July 30, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Big League Baseball World Series, Easley, SC Final Puerto Rico vs. United States (Southwest) — ESPN2, 6:30 p.m. College Baseball Cape Cod League Harwich Mariners at Orleans Firebirds — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. CFB Daily: The Blitz — ESPNU, 5 […]


Vin Scully will return to the broadcast booth in 2015

Rejoice baseball fans and fans of living legends.  Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will return to the broadcast booth for the 2015 season.  It will mark his 66th season announcing Dodgers games.  Scully has seen it all – from Jackie Robinson and Don Larsen’s perfect game to the baseball’s move west to FernandoMania, Kirk […]


ESPN gives Stephen A. Smith a week off

They’re not calling it a suspension, but ESPN has decided to keep Stephen A. Smith off its airwaves for a little while. The network, in a statement released to the press on Tuesday, announced “that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week.  He will return to ESPN next Wednesday.” […]


Michelle Beisner is joining ESPN

Beginning in September, Michelle Beisner will be joining ESPN as an NFL Features Reporter. Her role will involve stories for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown as well as other player profiles. Beisner is no stranger to the world of football and is a solid addition to ESPN’s NFL broadcast. She has been a studio host and […]


What we know about the NFL on Fox in 2014

This will conclude our “What We Know” series on the NFL TV partners. Today we focus on the NFL on Fox. Fox Sports has been the home of the National Football Conference since 1994 and will enter its 21st season of airing NFL games. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are once again the “A” team […]


Mixed results for ESPN’s first NASCAR race of the season

ESPN began its final season televising the second half of the NASCAR campaign on Sunday. The network (and sister ABC) have always had a bit of trouble gaining traction during their deal with the circuit. The second half of NASCAR season, despite the playoff format, always just seems to fade because of football, though it […]