This is maybe the weirdest thing Bill Walton has ever said

Bill Walton was on fire last night. And that included a totally bizarre and weird admission, even for Bill Walton. In the middle of the second half, broadcast partner Dave Pasch made the fateful decision to ask Walton about growing up in San Diego and his knowledge about milking cows. This is normal for a […]


Viewing Picks for March 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Fremantle Oval, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Fremantle Dockers vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. College Basketball Men’s Atlantic Sun Tournament Semifinals Lipscomb at North Florida — ESPN3, 7 p.m. USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Scottrade […]


HBO Boxing extends Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman in a timely fashion

Just before the biggest fight in perhaps decades and with traditional boxing giant HBO surrounded on all sides by television rivals, the network has re-upped deals with its core commentators, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman. The news release from the network, which came Wednesday, shores up HBO’s announcing team in advance of the May 2 megabout between […]

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MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

We’re four and a half weeks from MLB’s Opening Day, and if you’re looking for some positive news about in-market streaming…well, I’ve got some bad news for you. According to the Sports Business Journal, no American MLB club will have any in-market streaming ready by Opening Day, and there hasn’t been any progress made on […]

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ESPN wins media rights to Indian Premier League cricket

ESPN is seeking to reinforce their mantra as the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports.  Bristol is making a significant push into one of the world’s most popular international sports that is still something of a novelty on American shores: cricket. Currently, ESPN has been offering coverage to the ongoing Cricket World Cup through an over-the-top subscription […]

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Big changes to 2015 NCAA Tournament Announcers for CBS/Turner

March is officially here which means the Madness is just around the corner.  And no, I’m not talking about shoveling out from another blizzard, I’m talking about the NCAA Tournament!  And aside from Selection Sunday, today represents one of the most exciting days at AA HQ – the release of the announcing pairings for the tournament. […]

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ESPN officially announces deal to televise 2016 World Cup of Hockey

After being reported a couple weeks ago, it was made official today.  Top level hockey is returning to ESPN.  Bristol announced a deal with the NHL and NHLPA today to televise the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The tournament will feature a unique lineup of eight teams: the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the […]


Jon Gruden’s QB Camp returns with Winston and Mariota for 2015

With the sports world obsessing over Johnny Manziel, the fifth season of Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp” aired entirely on ESPN last spring. And although Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston bring high sports Q ratings to the table, that isn’t enough for the Worldwide Leader to keep “QB Camp” on the main network. Although re-runs will air […]


Rick Neuheisel goes to CBS Sports as a college football analyst

College football analyst Rick Neuheisel is moving from the Pac-12 Networks to CBS Sports, per a CBS announcement Tuesday. Neuheisel will contribute to “College Football Today,” which is the weekly Saturday pregame show prior to the SEC on CBS. He will also appear on the panel of “Inside College Football” on CBS Sports Network. This is […]


Viewing Picks for March 4, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing PBC: Corner to Corner — NBCSN, 11 p.m. College Basketball Men’s NEC Tournament Quarterfinal Sacred Heart at Bryant — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Ohio State at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. George Washington at George Mason — A-10 Network, 7 p.m. Richmond at UMass — American […]

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Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN, Twitter user over “false and defamatory tweet”

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to […]


Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 3/3 – 3/8

Tuesday, March 3 Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN 7:30 pm) Rick Peckham, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, March 4 New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, March 5 St. Louis Blues at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, March 7 Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins (NHLN 1 […]


ESPN Digital sets another new record

ESPN has long been known as the Worldwide Leader in sports. Already in 2015, ESPN has continued to flex its muscles with a record-breaking showing on the digital side of things, reeling in 94 million unique visitors in January, an all-time mark. The digital boom has been going on since June 2014, with the last […]


ESPN to air something called “The Basketball Tournament”

Summer is normally a dead period for sports networks. Even if the network has baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, sailing, the WNBA and other sports, there still seems to be a need for more content to bridge the gap until football starts in late August and September. So ESPN has signed a deal to carry […]