The best of Bill Walton’s Reddit AMA

Watching a basketball game with Bill Walton as one of the announcers is an experience unlike any other. Walton is simply one of a kind and when I saw his name pop up on Reddit’s IAmA site as an upcoming guest, it definitely piqued my curiosity. On Thursday afternoon, the legendary Bill Walton took part in a […]

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Chicago radio host Dan Bernstein says he enjoys reporter’s “giant boobs,” Katie Nolan, Michelle Beadle and NABJ fire back

A pair of Chicago radio hosts from 670 AM The Score, Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel, showed off some impressive sexism and unprofessionalism on Twitter Wednesday night, turning a conversation about CSN Chicago reporter Aiyana Cristal’s work into one about her breasts. Here are the key tweets in question,   Both have since apologized, with Spiegel […]

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Closed captioning calls Nik Stauskas “Sauce Castillo,” which he and Kings’ fans are embracing

It’s always fun to watch the creation of a player’s nickname in real time, and it’s even more fun when that nickname comes from a closed captioning error. When Sacramento Kings’ guard Nik Stauskas hit a three-pointer Tuesdaay night against the 76ers, closed captioning transformed the play-by-play man’s call of “Stauskas hitting the three” into “Sauce […]


SF Weekly editor says “we didn’t bring Mariotti here to write about domestic violence,” calls his hire “in the spirit of gonzo”

The great Hunter S. Thompson is probably rolling in his grave, as SF Weekly editor Mark Segal Kemp has defended the controversial San Francisco Examiner/SF Weekly decision to hire Jay Mariotti as sports director as “in the spirit of gonzo.” That’s highly problematic, but it’s not even the worst part of Segal Kemp’s piece. That would be […]


Second Round Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

Well we thought we were going to keep the voting open a little longer but the first round yielded very little bracket busting drama. Advancing to our Elite Eight on one side of the bracket we have: Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League with a whooping 98% of the vote over Jim Rome and Chris […]

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ESPN’s Coverage Of The Women’s NCAA Tournament Carries Echoes Of Other Sports

With first-rate professionals Kevin Negandhi, Kara Lawson, and Rebecca Lobo in the studio, ESPN has respected the intelligence of viewers during the 2015 Women’s NCAA Tournament. Showcasing Lawson and Lobo, the two best women’s analysts not named Doris Burke, has marked yet another step forward in the continuing evolution of ESPN’s women’s college basketball coverage. […]

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NCAA Tournament Announcing Power Rankings

The votes have been cast, the grades have been calculated and we’re ready to reveal our March Madness Announcing Power Rankings!  Before we reveal the rankings, it’s worth noting that all of the broadcast teams graded fairly well.  Every team had significantly more A and B votes than D and F and in the case […]

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Sky Sports’ Kate Abdo joins Fox Sports for Women’s World Cup

Fox Sports is expanding their team for the 2015 Women’s World Cup this June and they’re doing so by calling on a member from Sky Sports in the UK. Kate Abdo will join Fox Sports and assist Rob Stone in anchoring the programming surrounding the tournament. Abdo is no stranger to Fox Sports and she’s […]

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AA Podcast #113 – Steve Smith

In this week’s AA Podcast we become fully immersed in March Madness and chat with Steve Smith of Turner Sports. The longtime NBA veteran and Michigan State alum is one of the NBA personalities covering the college game for CBS and Turner during the NCAA Tournament. Topics include… – Calling NCAA Tournament games from the […]

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ESPN coverage signals WWE’s continued push into mainstream sports

ESPN broke a major news story yesterday.  It wasn’t in the NFL.  It wasn’t in the NBA.  It wasn’t in college basketball.  Really, it wasn’t in any traditional sport whatsoever.  No, the biggest story ESPN broke on March 24th, 2015 was a WWE story. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar announced on SportsCenter that he […]