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BTN channels History in debuting new Treasure Hunter show

With the rise in conference networks across the sports media landscape, the impetus for those networks to create compelling original programming continues to grow.  Big Ten Network has been a leader of the pack when it comes to original series in both quantity and quality.  Whether it’s rivalries as old as the institutions themselves, controversial events, […]


Your Week 3 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm,  Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy WolfsonSunday, September 21 Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, FOX 1 pm, Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Pam Oliver Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, FOX 1 pm, Chris Myers, Ronde Barber & Jennifer Hale Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, […]


Matthew Berry, fantasy football, and the challenges of #TooSoon

The past week saw plenty of NFL stories that went far beyond the on-field games, particularly those on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Ray McDonald. While those stories had on-field implications (and thus, fantasy implications), some felt the severity of the off-field incidents should preclude any early discussion of what those incidents and the punishment […]

Former Fox NFL analyst Brian Urlacher

Brian Urlacher leaves Fox Sports to spend time with family

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has ended his time at Fox Sports after 13 months, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Urlacher worked mainly on Fox Sports 1, appearing on the canceled Fox Football Daily and Fox NFL Kickoff. There was no immediate word on who will replace Urlacher on […]


Tim Tebow was a natural on his Good Morning America debut

Tim Tebow made his debut on Good Morning America during a segment called “Motivate Me Monday.” He looks more relaxed than you could possibly imagine for his morning show debut. More and more people are becoming convinced this television thing might work out for him after all… The segment features Deven Jackson, a ten-year old […]

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ESPN announces new slate of 30 For 30 films for the fall

30 For 30 is one of the best things ESPN has ever done. Incredible content is released under the banner of the critically-acclaimed series each year, and we’ve been jonesing for some new films after this summer’s Soccer Series concluded. Finally, we have our wish – the newest series of 30 For 30 will kick off […]

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Vikings message board shuts down thanks to Adrian Peterson controversy

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated embattled running back Adrian Peterson to the team after deactivating him for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  The Vikings’ decision to stand by Peterson was already controversial before new allegations of child abuse arose Monday night.  One group of Vikings fans were so disgusted they shut down a popular message board […] is undergoing a dramatic redesign today

For the first time in five years, will undergo a complete redesign as they look to keep pace with a more mobile-friendly platform.  Just how much of a change will sports fans notice? Constant change is a part of life on the internet.  Every time you log into Facebook, it’s different than the time […]


Viewing Picks for September 16, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football 2014 Australian Rules Football League All Australian Awards — Fox Soccer Plus, 6:30 a.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Inside […]


Broncos fans are petitioning CBS to ban Phil Simms from their games

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have called plenty of Denver Broncos games over the years given the team’s long-term success.  And now Broncos fans are coming together to gently ask CBS to never have them call another Denver game again, specifically the former Giants quarterback.  Nantz can stay. Broncos fans (apparently) think Simms has a […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/15 – 9/21

Monday, September 15Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Yankees at Rays]Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Phillies at Padres]Tuesday, September 16Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) TBACincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs (WGNA 8 pm) Len Kasper, Jim DeshaiesSeattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) […]

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A frustrated Jason Kipnis went off on an Indians fan on Twitter

On Saturday night, the Cleveland Indians lost a heartbreaker against the Detroit Tigers, falling 5-4 after a two-run homer in the eighth inning. Frustrated with losing another tough game to a division rival, an Indians fan tagged second baseman Jason Kipnis in an angry tweet. Kipnis didn’t just let it roll off his shoulders. One […]


NFL Ratings, Week 2: CBS, Fox down, NBC up

Regional Window (Fox) Blackouts: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Washington Fox drew a 12.3 rating for their regional window, which featured Seattle/San Diego in most of the country. This was down nearly four percent from last year’s 12.9. Locally, the Saints and Browns were up, but most of Fox’s window featured teams (the Giants, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego, […]


What’s next for Fox Soccer after their Gus Johnson experiment failed?

The broadcast world was delivered quite the surprise when Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday night that Gus Johnson would be stepping down from his post as lead soccer announcer for Fox Sports.  With much fanfare, Fox announced that Johnson would be their lead soccer announcer for the 2018 World Cup more than five years ahead […]