Rob Stone

Going inside last week’s USA-Mexico soccer friendly with Rob Stone

Last week’s USA-Mexico friendly was a big test for Fox Sports 1. Its first primetime U.S. Men’s National team broadcast from within the United States gave the network an opportunity to prove to soccer fans it can give the beautiful game the gravitas that ESPN provided dating back to 2008 UEFA European Championship. Soccer fans […]

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Today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race to honor Fox host Steve Byrnes

Later today, Fox will air the Food City 500 from Bristol, TN, but it has some extra meaning for the network and for one of the beloved members of its NASCAR team. Steve Byrnes, the co-host of NASCAR Race Hub and the lap-by-lap announcer for the Camping World Truck Series, has been battling head-and-neck cancer. […]


Viewing Picks for April 19, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Dockers — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. College Baseball Indiana at Illinois — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. St. John’s at Creighton — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. Duke at Clemson — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Lipscomb at South Carolina Upstate — ESPN3, 1 p.m. […]

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16:  Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose speaks at a press conference prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Pete Rose is joining Fox Sports

Fox Sports hired Raul Ibanez and Dontrelle Willis to join their MLB studio coverage this season, but their newest hire is surely going to create much more buzz and raise many more eyebrows – Pete Rose is joining Fox Sports as an analyst. Hiring the 74-year old Rose to appear on their pre and post-game […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 15:  Jordan Morris #8 of the United States kicks the ball away from Efrain Velarde #7 of Mexico during an international friendly match at the Alamodome on April 15, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

USA-Mexico Friendly scores for Fox Sports 1

The USA-Mexico friendly on Fox Sports 1 was a test in many ways for the network. We already told you what we thought of the presentation which was encouraging. Another encouraging sign was the ratings and viewership for the match. For Wednesday’s match which resulted in the patented “Dos a cero” score in favor of […]


Verizon takes a step to breaking up the cable bundle

We’ve been waiting for the shoe to drop in regards to cable bundling, and we may have finally reached that point. Verizon is reportedly going to begin to offer various packages to customers for select channels, theoretically allowing customers to drop channels they don’t watch in exchange for a lower bill. Of course, Verizon won’t […]


NBC Sports Radio is now on SiriusXM

If you’re a SiriusXM customer that’s been craving NBC Sports Radio, you’re in luck – the two are finally affiliated. Earlier this week, NBC Sports Radio joined SiriusXM’s lineup on 213/Sirius and 202/XM, and will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with its usual lineup of on-air talent, featuring Erik Kuselias, […]


Viewing Picks for April 18, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Cleveland Gladiators at Philadelphia Soul — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 p.m. Boxing Boxing After Dark, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY and College Park Center, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX Super Lightweights Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov — […]


Your NBA Playoffs Schedule for 4/18 – 4/26

Saturday, April 18 G1: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (ESPN 12:30 pm) Mark Jones, Doris Burke G1: New Orleans Hornets at Golden State Warriors (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson G1: Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (ESPN 7 pm) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry G1: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets (ESPN 8 […]


Football writer jailed ten years after tenth DWI conviction

Football writer Jim Dent, who’s written several Texas-centric football books, has been sentenced to ten years in jail through a plea agreement reached after Dent jumped bail and escaped to Mexico following his tenth DWI arrest. Dent’s entire story and DWI history is insane. He has been convicted in three states and five Texas counties, with […]

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 01:  Magnolia Lane's 60 magnolia trees and the clubhouse are seen at Augusta National Golf Club before The Masters on April 1, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: April 6-12

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBA on TNT Tuesday, April 7, 2015 “NBA Pre-Game Show” (8:00-8:14 p.m.) 0.5 household rating, 716,000 viewers -34% from 1.081 million on 04/08/14 San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder (8:14-10:37 […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: April 6-12

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester City vs. Manchester United Sun 10:57AM- 1:04PM 127 0.6 1133 2 PREMIER LEAGUE […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: April 6-12

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 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT: First Round Thu 3:00PM- 7:15PM 255 2.2 3218 2 WOMEN’S NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: […]


The NBA on ABC tanked this season

For all of the positive talk about the NBA in recent weeks, there’s one definitive blight on their resume this season – the league’s performance on ABC. During the 2014-15 season, the NBA drew a 2.2 average rating and 3.6 million viewers over 15 broadcasts on ABC. That 2.2 rating is the the second-lowest for […]