Rachel Nichols is reportedly leaving Turner and returning to ESPN

Michelle Beadle… Keith Olbermann… Jason Whitlock… and now Rachel Nichols. ESPN has thrown its arms open wide and welcomed back plenty of former Bristolites in recent years, reversing years of a more hardline stance where there was only a one-way ticket out of town.  The latest former ESPNer to come home is reporter Rachel Nichols. […]


The 5 biggest sports media comebacks

Today we launched our new sports site The Comeback, which is the general sports version of Awful Announcing.  As AA has grown over these past nine years and developed its own unique voice in the sports world, the powers that be have decided it’s time for us to have our own fancy new spinoff.  Think […]


CBS Sports is getting a new logo for the first time in 35 years

Whenever a network televises the Super Bowl it’s a great opportunity for new innovations and new beginnings.  With the broadcast of Super Bowl 50 coming this February to CBS, the network is doing something they haven’t done since the time when a Cleveland Browns quarterback (Brian Sipe) was named the NFL MVP.  Now that’s a […]

Via Instagram

Ndamukong Suh goes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport for Dolphins locker room report

The Miami Dolphins are a mess. Coaches are getting fired left and right, and star players—really big-ticket star players—are calling out reporters on social media. Seriously, a mess. #IanRapoport A photo posted by Ndamukong Suh (@ndamukong_suh) on Nov 29, 2015 at 6:47pm PST Ndamukong Suh went after NFL.com report Ian Rapoport for his report that […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he runs off the court after missing his three point attempt to tie the score as time ran out in the game against the Miami Heat at Staples Center on January 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Heat won 78-75.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant’s NBA retirement poem crashed The Players’ Tribune

Kobe Bryant officially announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday in the least Kobe Bryant way possible. By poem. Dear Basketball,  From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
 And shooting imaginary
 Game-winning shots 
In the Great Western Forum
 I knew one thing was real:

 I fell in love with you. So much […]


Viewing Picks for November 30, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wake Forest at Rutgers — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Clemson at Minnesota — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Alcorn State at Indiana — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Illinois State at Kentucky — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Western Carolina at South Carolina — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Green Bay at […]

Jim Brady

ESPN chose a strange time to release the first Ombudsman/Public Editor column

We have been waiting for the first column from Jim Brady, the ESPN Public Editor, formerly known as the Ombudsman. It finally was released last week, but it was a strange time for it to be published, late on Wednesday, just as people were in holiday mode for Thanksgiving Weekend. Brady introduced himself and what […]

Cutting the cord

Disney announces ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers due to cord cutting

Disney has acknowledged that its cable assets including ESPN have lost subscribers, but until last week, it didn’t say exactly how many. When Disney boss Robert Iger said back in August that ESPN had experienced “some subscriber losses,” it sent media stocks spiraling. But in a regulatory filing last week, Iger’s acknowledgement was met with […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 06:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors continue to set ratings records

As the Golden State Warriors set records for fastest start to a regular season, so are the ratings to their games. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area saw its highest ratings ever for the Warriors last week when the team won yet another game, this time against the Denver Nuggets. Last Monday’s game registered a 9.58 rating […]


Viewing Picks for November 29, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsleigh IBSF World Cup, Altenberg, Germany Men’s 4-Man Bobsleigh — Universal HD, 1 p.m. Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart — FS1, 9:30 a.m. Augsburg vs. VfB Wolfsburg — FS2, 11:20 a.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 9 a.m. CFL 103rd Grey Cup, Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Ottawa Redblacks vs. […]


Rich Eisen is fed up with Skip Bayless’ bull—-

If Keith Olbermann can come back to ESPN to work for  a couple of years and Dan Patrick can make a special SportsCenter reunion appearance with Scott Van Pelt, then anything is possible.  But after this tweet about ESPN’s golden boy, Rich Eisen may have made it that much more difficult for him to be […]

College GameDay 2015 Utah

College GameDay is spreading the wealth in 2015

Last year College GameDay was under a microscope as ESPN entered into a business relationship with the SEC and the creation of SEC Network.  The nature of college football, with opinion and narrative driving so much of the conversation around the sport and having a tangible effect on the final rankings, demands a closer watch […]


Viewing Picks for November 28, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsleigh IBSF World Cup, Altenberg, Germany Men’s Two-Man Bobsleigh — Universal Sports, 6 p.m. (same day coverage) Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX Super Welterweight World Championship Jermall Charlo vs. Wilky Campfort — NBC, 2 p.m. World Championship Boxing, Espirit Arena Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany IBF/WBA/WBO World Heavyweight Title Wladimir […]

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 26:  Tracy Porter #21 of the Chicago Bears reacts after intercepting the football in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 26, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 17 to 13.  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Bears-Packers highest rated NFL Thanksgiving primetime game

The primetime Thanksgiving game is still a relatively new phenomenon compared to the traditional daytime affairs in Dallas and Detroit.  However, it’s been great for the league and its fans in being able to give some Turkey Day showcases to more teams and more cities around the country.  There’s only so many times we can […]