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Former ESPN college football analyst Robert Smith is heading to Fox Sports

When former Ohio State and Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith announced he was leaving ESPN as a college football analyst, the next step in his television career seemed rather obvious.  On Sunday night, it became a reality. SI’s Richard Deitsch tweeted that Smith was joining Fox Sports along with Big Ten Network: With an […]

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Viewing Picks for May 2, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Los Angeles KISS at Philadelphia Soul — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. Bundesliga Werder Bremen vs. VfB Stuttgart — FS1, 2:30 p.m. College Baseball Florida State at Clemson — ESPNU, 7 p.m. ACC Monday Night Pregame — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. College Softball Auburn at Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. English […]

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:   Pitcher Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox grabs at his ankle as it appears to be bleeding in the fourth inning during game six of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees on October 19, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

ESPN edits 2004 ALCS Game 6 and Curt Schilling out of “Four Days in October” re-air, Red Sox fans cry “foul”

It’s aired on ESPN and ESPN Classic numerous times. Boston Red Sox fans love rewatching the 30 for 30 documentary “Four Days in October” chronicling the historic four game comeback against the New York Yankees after being down 0-3 in the 2004 American League Championship Series. Interesting looking back now, it has two former ESPN employees […]

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WWE Payback stops as Enzo Amore suffers serious injury

A very scary moment during a tag team match at WWE Payback on Sunday, as Enzo Amore suffered a serious (unscripted) injury that forced WWE to temporarily stop the Pay-Per-View event. Simon Gotch tried to throw Amore out of the ring, and Amore’s head got awkwardly caught under the bottom of the rope, before then hitting […]

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Philly.com headline: “Meet the KKK-illies”

When it comes to unfortunate sports headlines, this one may be the leader in the clubhouse. Early Sunday morning, Philly.com posted a story about the proliferation of strikeouts from the Phillies pitching staff.  Unfortunately, it was published with the following headline: Eep. We all know that the “k” is the statistical symbol for a strikeout… but […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: April 18-24

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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS Thu 4/21/16 9:53 PM 12:33 AM 4583 2513    GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTON 2 NBA PLAYOFFS […]

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Wash, rinse, repeat: DirecTV rejects invitation to start talks over SportsNet LA

As the DirecTV/SportsNet LA dispute drags on into its third year, a California-based Congresswoman was hoping to get DirecTV and SportsNet LA operator Time Warner Cable to the table. However, DirecTV didn’t bother to show up and left TWC holding the bag. Representative Janice Hahn invited representatives from both companies to meet in her office, but […]

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Paul Heyman is starring in his own reality show

Ladies and gentlemen, the advocate for Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, is starring in his own reality show. So Paul Heyman is not only one of the most entertaining people in all of wrestling, he’s one of the most entertaining people on earth. He also promotes himself incredibly well, so it makes sense that Heyman would […]

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16:  Malcolm Brogdon #15 of the Virginia Cavaliers bring the ball up court against Tyler Thornton #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during the championship game of the 2014 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 16, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The ACC is hoping the time is now for ESPN to create an ACC Network

Ever since the Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN signed a long-term rights deal in 2012 through the 2026-27 academic year, observers have been wondering when a league-owned network would begin. Since that time, ESPN and the SEC partnered on the SEC Network leaving the ACC on the outside looking in. Now, an ACC athletic director […]

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Viewing Picks for May 1, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. College Baseball Tennessee at Missouri — SEC Network, 12:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Georgia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Duke at North Carolina State — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami (FL) — ESPN3, 1 p.m. […]

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NFL Network panelists have to throw to commercial after giggling over ‘Beavers’ & ‘Bush’

During the NFL Network’s draft coverage on Saturday, a remark by Mike Mayock left the panel giggling like school children. What did he say? Well, with the Chicago Bears on the clock he commented “I’m very much a Beavers guy,” referring to former Western Michigan University offensive tackle Willie Beavers. Almost immediately after those words, the […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: April 18-24

NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NHL QTR FINALS (live) Thu 4/21/16 9:48 PM 1:31 AM 690 402    CHICAGO/ST. LOUIS 2 NHL QTR FINALS (live) Tue 4/19/16 9:53 PM 12:36 AM 681 400    ST. LOUIS/CHICAGO 3 NHL QTR FINALS (live) Sun 4/24/16 […]

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Paul Rudd to star in World War II film The Catcher Was a Spy

The story of Moe Berg, a journeyman catcher who was a spy during World War II, is one that seems ideally suited for a movie, yet it hasn’t gotten the big-screen treatment before. That’s about to change. As reported by Deadline‘s Mike Fleming, Paul Rudd will portray Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy, based on […]

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