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“Concussion” ads begin airing on NFL games

You may have noticed it while you were in between eating your turkey and the pumpkin pie. The first ad for the movie “Concussion” aired during the Philadelphia-Detroit game on Fox and then again during the Carolina-Dallas game on CBS. According to CNN’s Brian Stelter, an ad also aired during the Texas-Texas Tech college football […]

IOWA CITY, IA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Members of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate in the end zone after a game winning field goal by kicker Marshall Koehn #1 late in the second half against the Pittsburgh Panthers on September 19, 2015 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Your Week 13 College Football Announcing Schedule

Friday, November 27 Noon- Navy at Houston (ABC) Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams Noon- Miami [FL] at Pittsburgh (ESPN2) Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins Noon- Marshall at Western Kentucky (FS1) Greg Wolfe, George Wrighster Noon- Western Michigan at Toledo (CBSSN) Ben Holden, Jay Feely, John Schriffem Noon- Kent State at Akron (ASN, ESPN3) Jeff McCarragher, […]


Viewing Picks for November 27, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsleigh IBSF World Cup, Altenberg, Germany Women’s 2-Man Bobsleigh — Universal HD, 6:30 p.m. (same day coverage) Bundesliga Darmstadt vs. Koln — FS2, 2:20 p.m. College Basketball Men’s AdvoCare Invitational, HP Field House, Orlando, FL Consolation Games Alabama vs. Wichita State — ESPN3, noon Notre Dame vs. Iowa or Dayton — ESPN3, […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball during warmups before the football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 29-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A Blaine Gabbert press conference is the loneliest place in the world

It’s been a bit of a depressing season for San Francisco 49ers fans with the former perennial contender taking a nosedive after an offseason exodus like the NFL has never seen.  Players retiring in their prime, players getting injured, players joining new teams.  Oh, and the old coach who was run out of town seems […]

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What we’re thankful for in sports media in 2015

It’s a yearly tradition here at Awful Announcing.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day and gather with friends and family, we take a few moments to sit around our digital table and offer thanks for what’s happened in sports media this year.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Matt Yoder – I’m thankful for finally living long enough to […]


2015 Thanksgiving Day Viewing Picks

All Times Eastern HAPPY THANKSGIVING College Basketball Men’s Advocare Invitational, HP Field House, Orlando, FL Quarterfinals Alabama vs. Xavier — ESPN2, noon Wichita State vs. USC — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Monmouth — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. Iowa vs. Dayton — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas Semifinals […]

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Network airs soccer reporter’s outtake on live television

Ah, the wonders of live television.  Meet Reshmin Chowdhury, reporter for BT Sport. Chowdhury was on site in Barcelona to cover the Champions League game between the La Liga giants and Roma. As she was going through her report, she stumbled and exclaimed, “Oh God, what is wrong with me today!” That would have been […]

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Frank Gifford suffered from CTE, family announces

Hall of Fame football player and veteran broadcaster Frank Gifford suffered from the degenerative brain disease known as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), his family announced in a statement released on Wednesday. The legendary New York Giants star and Monday Night Football analyst passed away in August at the age of 84. His death was attributed to […]


Friday Night Lights: The Musical is happening, at least in Los Angeles

Binging on Friday Night Lights during the Thanksgiving holiday would certainly be an ambitious endeavor. The show is on Netflix, which makes it easy to continually watch episodes, but the series ran for five seasons. Maybe you could get through the whole thing from now through the New Year. If you prefer not to interact […]

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Without the NFL, ratings for CBS, Fox and NBC look quite different

You already knew that having the NFL is lucrative business for TV networks. It’s why four of them are in a money-throwing scrum for the Thursday Night Football package when those rights go up for bidding after this season. Three of the networks in hot pursuit — CBS, NBC and Fox — already have the […]

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Johnny Manziel’s partying leads an old Browns fan to radio tears

Being a sports fan isn’t easy, especially when you root for a team like the Cleveland Browns. The franchise goes way back to the AAFC in the late 1940s, when the Browns were a veritable powerhouse of American football. In the first six years in the NFL under the legendary Paul Brown, the Cleveland squad […]

<> at Notre Dame Stadium on November 14, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana.

WWE Raw viewership dips below 3 million for first time since 1997

In what is seemingly becoming a monthly tradition, WWE Raw viewership is continuing to freefall. This Monday’s edition, hot on the heels of a Survivor Series that left many nonplussed, averaged 2.95 million viewers over the three hours of the show, bottoming out at just 2.71 million viewers for the final hour. That mark of […]


Your Week 12 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 26 Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions [FOX 12:30 pm] Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys [CBS 4:30 pm] Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers [NBC 8:30 pm] Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michelle Tafoya Sunday, November 29 Minnesota Vikings at […]