Your Week 13 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 27 Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, CBS 12:30 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, FOX 4:30 pm, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin AndrewsSeattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers, NBC 8:30 pm, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michelle TafoyaSunday, November 30San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens, CBS 1 pm, Ian Eagle, […]


John Beilein goes off on ESPN for late tip-off time

Last night, tip-off of the final of the Legends Classic between Villanova and Michigan got pushed back 15 minutes, to 10:15 PM ET because of a football game between Ohio and Miami (OH). The game aired on ESPN2 and was an extremely close contest until Villanova ultimately came away with a 60-55 win, thanks to […]


AA Podcast #104 – Sarah Spain

In today’s episode we welcome ESPN’s Sarah Spain. Sarah is a contributor to espnW, ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago, and appears on a number of television platforms. We talk about her increasing national exposure at ESPN, Chicago sports and a number of other topics including… – Her start in the industry in Chicago. – What […]


ESPN’s Twitter suspensions are ultimately pointless

When you were a kid, did your mom ever take away your favorite video game? Were you initially annoyed that your time with the game was taken away? Probably, but you eventually got over it and just threw on some other game or just relaxed and played Madden for a few hours, right? It’s hard […]


The 2014 Turduckens of the Year in Sports Media

While we approach a time of being thankful at Thanksgiving, we also approach that time of year that the calendar dictates we recognize all those individuals that truly put the “Awful” in Awful Announcing this year.  But this isn’t just your normal list of turkeys of the year.  In honor of the great John Madden, […]


Week 12 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams have the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: Carolina, Pittsburgh 1. Green Bay (Milwaukee market) (Fox) - 44.2 The Packers are #1 again, though Milwaukee had their lowest rating since […]


Viewing Picks for November 26, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Battle 4 Atlantis, Atlantis Arena, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas Quarterfinals Butler vs. North Carolina — ESPN2, noon UCLA vs. Oklahoma — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. UAB vs. Wisconsin — AXS TV, 7 p.m. Florida vs Georgetown — AXS TV, 9:30 p.m. Cancun Challenge, Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico 3rd […]


Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 11/25 – 11/30

Tuesday, November 25Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local BroadcastWednesday, November 26New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 7:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van GundyMemphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers (NBAtv 10:30 pm) Local BroadcastFriday, November 28Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (NBAtv 8 pm) Local BroadcastSaturday, November 29New Orleans Pelicans at Washington Wizards (NBAtv 7 pm) […]


College Football Rankings show a huge ratings winner for ESPN

Last week we talked about the weekly College Football Rankings show perhaps not doing the committee any favors in selecting the Top 4 teams in the sport.  The task of having to produce rankings each and every week brings increased scrutiny to the committee and opens up their work to every possible inquisition. So why […]


College GameDay On The Clock – Harvard

With a slate of really, really bad football on Saturday, perhaps the biggest upset of the day came on the set of College Gameday, set this week on the historic grounds of Harvard University for “The Game”, Harvard vs. Yale. This was the second time that College Gameday has visited an Ivy League location, the […]


Paul Finebaum will take calls during the Iron Bowl on SEC Network

As ESPN gets ready to broadcast its first Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game in seven years, another opportunity to watch has emerged. While Brent Musberger will be on the call on ESPN, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported that Paul Finebaum will be live on the SEC Network taking calls during the game. They’re calling it the Finebaum […]


Viewing Picks for November 25, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Barclays Center Classic Tennessee State at Virginia — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Norfolk State at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 8 p.m. Cancun Challenge, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico Semifinals Virginia Tech vs. Northern Iowa — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Miami (OH) vs. Northwestern — CBS Sports […]


Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the Week of 11/24

United States Monday, November 24 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, November 26 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Local Announcers Friday, November 28 New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 1 p.m. ET (NBC) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Chicago Blackhawks vs. […]