The Cauldron

The Cauldron picks up some new writers

If you’re not familiar with The Cauldron, you can be forgiven. The site launched back in June with by New York Knicks beat writer Jamie O’Grady leading the way. It has picked up several writers along the way including Tim Ryan of The Big Lead, Andy Glockner of (currently its Executive Editor), Jim Cavan […]


Saints opener under blackout threat on DirecTV in New Orleans

Blackouts are becoming more and more of a thorn in the side of sports fans.  In spite of archaic, restrictive national blackouts being under threat recently, blackouts are still hitting local markets around the country.  Nobody is safe.  Blackouts are the shadowy monsters of sports that always seem to be around the corner no matter where you […]


Viewing Picks for September 2, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball FIBA 2014 Basketball World Cup Group Phase Group C, Bilbao, Spain New Zealand vs. United States — ESPN, 11:30 a.m. Group D, Gran Caneria, Canary Islands Republic of Korea vs. Slovenia — NBA TV, 2 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPNU, […]


Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/1 – 9/7

Monday, September 1 – Labor DayPhiladelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (ESPN 1 pm) Dave O’Brien, Aaron BooneDetroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians (ESPN 4 pm) Steve Levy, Eduardo PerezWashington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 8 pm) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat [alt: Rangers at Royals]Tuesday, September 2Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Tigers […]

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Bills player blames ESPN for Michael Sam being out of a job

Michael Sam being cut by the Rams wasn’t a tremendous surprise… but him being unsigned by any NFL team for their practice squad certainly is.  Sam played well in the preseason and was considered a shoo-in for the Rams practice squad at the very least, but they chose to stock extra bodies at different positions. […]


The Top Five Moments of the U.S. Open on CBS

As CBS enters its final week of airing the U.S. Open, let’s look at some of the moments that have made the tennis tournament one of the signature events for the Tiffany Network. The U.S. Open stayed with CBS through some of the network’s best times and even during a period when it lost the […]


Viewing Picks for September 1, 2014

HAPPY LABOR DAY!! All Times Eastern Basketball 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group Stage Group B, Sevilla, Spain Argentina vs. Philippines — NBA TV, 11:30 a.m. Group B, Sevilla, Spain Puerto Rico vs. Greece — NBA TV, 2 p.m. Group A, Grenada, Spain Brazil vs. Spain — NBA TV, 7 p.m. (same day coverage) College […]

Turner Broadcasting

Turner layoffs may mean more cash for NBA rights

Last week, Turner Broadcasting began laying off 550 workers. It was a move to free up money for more original programming on its various networks such as TBS, TNT and tru TV, but also for sports rights. The biggest sports series on Turner is the NBA and with the company employing 16,000 people worldwide, the […]

Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart appears to be joining the Dark Side full-time

Last week, the Pac-12 Networks announced that Matt Leinart would join its on-air roster as a studio analyst. Combined with the fact that Leinart has also become a contributor to Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1 and it appears that the Heisman Trophy winner at USC and journeyman NFL quarterback has shucked the playing career […]


College GameDay is back and with some goofy segments to boot!

The return of college football season means that College GameDay is back on Saturday mornings. It also means that some goofy segments to balance out some of the more serious discussion on the show. Face it, it’s sports, not a discussion over Ukraine and Russia. One of the funnier segments was to steal one of […]


NBCSN airing Transfer Deadline Day special on Monday

Transfer Deadline Day is one of the most exciting days on the sports calendar.  Last minute wheeling and dealing takes place all around the soccer world and the drama of potential signings going down to the last minute replicate what you would see at the trade deadline of an American sports league.  However, the levels […]


Viewing Picks for August 31, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup Group Phase Group B, Sevilla, Spain Argentina vs. Croatia — NBA TV, 7:30 a.m. Group A, Grenada, Spain Serbia vs. France — NBA TV, 9:30 a.m. Group A, Grenada, Spain Brazil vs. Iran — NBA TV, noon Group C, Bilbao, Spain Turkey vs. United States — ESPN, […]

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The 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN

This year’s Little League World Series on ESPN had many intriguing storylines, mainly centering around Taney Dragons star pitcher Mo’Ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago that won the United States championship. But this year’s event wasn’t just a two story affair – the World Series as a whole was the most-watched […]