TSN may beat ESPN to The Ocho

We’ve all made jokes in the past about how ESPN will end up emulating the film Dodgeball and launch ESPN 8: The Ocho. Their Canadian counterparts apparently saw it as a challenge. They won’t quite make it to The Ocho, but they’ll come pretty close. Monday morning, TSN launched TSN 3, TSN 4 and TSN 5. That’s […]


Your US Open Tennis Announcing Schedule

2014 U.S. OpenArthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing, NYMonday, August 25 – Monday, September 9CBS/CBSSN, ESPN/ESPN2, The Tennis Ch.CBSTalent: Bill Macatee, Mary Carillo, John McEnroe; Ian Eagle, Jim Courier, Mary Joe Fernandez, Adam ZuckerCBSSN: Luke Elvy, Jimmy Arias, Andrew Catalon, Sam Gore, Taylor Dent, Chanda RubinThe Tennis ChannelTalent: Brett Haber, Tracy Austin, Mark Knowles, Bill Macatee, Martina […]

NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

Chargers broadcaster Hank Bauer makes hacky, anti-semitic joke

Look, radio announcers have a much tougher job in some respects than television announcers. You have to paint pictures, you have to fill in every detail, you have to speak for three hours straight with only your partner and commercials to provide respite. Sometimes things get out of hand and weird, but there’s no excuse […]

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SportsCenter is reporting on Michael Sam’s showering habits

It was only a matter of time before the MICHAEL SAM: DISTRACTION: QUESTION MARK monster arose from its lair yet again. On Tuesday’s afternoon edition of SportsCenter, Josina Andreson filed a report from the Rams facility and answered questions from anchor Jay Crawford.  One of those questions was on how Sam was fitting into the […]


DeAngelo Hall feuds with Bleacher Report writer on Twitter

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended two games by the NFL yesterday for his sixth, yes, SIXTH violation of the league’s rules on illegal hits.  Whether it be leading with his helmet or hitting defenseless receivers, it’s clear that Meriweather has been unable to adjust to the league’s crackdown on dangerous hits in the […]


Fox Sports 2 is a barren wasteland (UPDATED)

While we have spent much of this month analyzing the launch of Fox Sports 1 from every angle, it’s easy to forget about the channel’s little brother – Fox Sports 2. The former Fuel TV was a significant part of Fox Sports’ transformational rebranding.  Fox was not only launching one 24/7 cable sports channel, but two. […]


NFL Network launching GameDay Live on NFL Sundays

NFL Network continues to add live programming on NFL Sundays. The channel will announce that it will add yet another show to its live NFL GameDay brand when the season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, September 7. NFL Network has already expanded the Sunday morning pregame show to the early morning hours at 7 a.m. […]


ESPN, NBA TV will cover much of the FIBA World Cup

The FIBA World Cup has had a lot of buzz for the past few weeks, though largely for the unfortunate reason of Paul George’s injury. That said, the tournament is still likely to be an entertaining appetite whetter for the upcoming NBA season. While many NBA stars (James Harden, Stephen Curry, and the triumphantly returning […]

Viewing Picks for August 26, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball Exhibition, Las Palmas, Spain Slovenia vs. USA — ESPN2, 2 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPNU, 2:30 p.m. Big Ten Football and Beyond — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Inside College Football: Season Preview — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. CONCACAF […]


Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 8/25 – 8/31

Monday, August 25New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals (ESPN 7 pm) Dave O’Brien, Aaron BooneTuesday, August 26Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals (FS1 8 pm) Steve Physioc & Bert BlylevenMiami Marlins at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Rangers at Mariners]Wednesday, August 27St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates (MLBN 12:30 pm) Local BroadcastNew York Yankees […]


Jeff Fisher is not a fan of Adam Schefter

There was a collective melancholy sigh when Sam Bradford went down once again in the Rams’ third preseason game against the Browns.  And the worst was confirmed within 24 hours – Bradford was going to be lost for the season with a torn ACL. The story of how Bradford’s injury was reported revealed some hard […]

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SportsNet LA may help kill a potential Comcast-Time Warner merger

While a potential merger between Comcast and Time Warner has presently been shelved, the future of the merger is a question – and that could be thanks to Time Warner’s embattled SportsNet LA RSN. We finally have a solid answer on the rate that Time Warner is asking from its customers for SportsNet LA – […]