ESPN offers first remarks on Stephen A. Smith controversy

It’s been a very long weekend of discussion regarding Stephen A. Smith’s comments about Ray Rice’s suspension. A reminder that Smith is in hot water for saying that, while men need to continue to be educated that domestic violence is never the answer, “we also have to make sure that we learn as much as […]

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HBO producing sports mockumentary starring Andy Samberg

Before ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series essentially took the title away, HBO was the pioneer of quality sports documentaries. So it might stand to reason that the premium cable network would plow new ground in the making of sports mockumentaries. Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) will star in 7 Days […]


Baltimore Ravens attempt to rehabilitate Ray Rice’s reputation

In the wake of the NFL’s punishment of the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice (or lack thereof) and subsequent reaction to domestic incident involving his then-fiancee, now wife Janay, the team is attempting to gain control of the message and take a new tact on his reputation. The team’s Senior Vice President for Public and Community […]

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Charles Barkley says he’s no longer friends with Tiger Woods

During an appearance on Friday on a Philadelphia sports radio station, TNT’s Charles Barkley declared that he’s not a friend of Tiger Woods. The two were friendly in the past, but telling Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic, Barkley said they are friends no longer. Barkley expanded on his statement: “Well I think that when […]


A compilation of Pierre McGuire’s most awkward moments

Ed Note: The following post appears courtesy Bloguin’s national NHL site Puck Drunk Love. Pierre McGuire is an interesting man. The word “interesting” in the previous sentence could be replaced with a lot of different words, but it’s clear that most hockey fans feel that McGuire is one of the most awkward, if not creepy, […]


MLBAM jumps into the Net Neutrality battle

Net neutrality is the notion that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally. It would prevent broadband providers from being able to block legal internet content. The issue has drawn outrage from all corners of the internet, but one such outlet may surprise you: Major League Baseball. MLB Advanced […]


Viewing Picks for July 27, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. Men’s Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, 2 p.m. Women’s Gold Medal Match — NBC, 3:30 p.m. Women’s Gold Medal […]


You can become the LeBron James beat reporter for

If you’ve wanted an opportunity to cover the NBA and LeBron James, you may want to consider applying to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The owner of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and several smaller Ohio newspapers is looking for a beat reporter to cover LeBron James and LeBron James only. This is similar to […]

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ESPN hires former coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis for college football coverage

ESPN has two former college coaches joining its college football ranks this season. The network has added former Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown and former Miami Hurricanes and North Carolina Tar Heels coach Butch Davis as studio analysts. Brown will be on ABC with John Saunders and new studio analyst Danny Kanell on College Football […]


Every television network still loves Notre Dame football

College football is about a month away, which means the networks are starting to finalize their plans. While ABC has owned Saturday primetime, Fox continues to try and edge its way in with a weekly game that starts slightly earlier each week. CBS doesn’t go to primetime for football often, but they’re taking advantage of […]


ESPN’s worst nightmare has come to life thanks to First Take

It was only a matter of time.  Only a matter of time before someone on First Take said something stupid enough to drag the show’s carcass back into the headlines.  This time, it wasn’t Skip Bayless, nor even the ghost of Rob Parker.  It was Stephen A. Smith and his comments on women “provoking” assault. […]


ESPN to air Seahawks training camp as a SportsCenter Special

On July 29th, ESPN will air a live SportsCenter Special that will feature your Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at training camp. The network has bounced around different NFL training camps this summer, but this will be a two-hour special devoted solely to the Seahawks. The details from a network press release: ESPN will provide a […]


Fox Sports delves into the world of content portals with Just A Bit Outside

Author-based content portals are ceasing as a trend, and growing as a necessity among providers. Think about all of the portals out there – Grantland, The MMQB, Vox, 538, Jason Whitlock’s Black Grantland… content portals are popping up like weeds nowadays. Fox Sports is the latest to jump onboard with Just A Bit Outside, their […]


Viewing Picks for July 26, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arizona Rattlers at Orlando Predators — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast Suns — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Hawthorn Hawks vs. Sydney Swans — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Quarterfinal — Universal […]

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Fox strikes back at WEEI; pulls all advertising from station

The fallout from the WEEI/Erin Andrews controversy has now reached new heights. It began the day after the MLB All-Star Game when WEEI morning show co-host Kirk Minihane called Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews a “gutless bitch” and then a week later, made an apology laced with a tirade about Andrews being a waitress had she […]