Sony Pictures cut scenes from Concussion to avoid angering NFL

When the trailer for Concussion was released this week, some openly wondered if this could be the sort of movie that called greater attention to a powerful corporate scandal brought to light by a whistle-blower, much like 1999’s The Insider did with the tobacco industry. Upon watching the preview, the prevailing thought seemed to be […]

Andrew McCutchen, leading the Pirates to the Postseason

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/1 – 9/6

Tuesday, September 1 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, John Smoltz & Tom Verducci [alt: Rays at Orioles] Wednesday, September 2 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 4 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Angels at A’s – 3:30p] Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) Jon […]


An open letter to Curt Schilling (and another reply from him)

Earlier, AA posted an email we received from ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling. Despite his issues with articles written by several AA contributors, Schilling sent the email to me. Here was the email I sent back, which will serve as an open letter to Schilling. Hi. I can only assume this is a real email […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling is now sending e-mails to writers to question our integrity

ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not happy with us. Overnight, Schilling sent an e-mail explaining in great detail why he is not happy. There was no subject line, but the correspondence was in reference to several articles we have published about his since-deleted tweet regarding Muslims and Nazis and subsequent suspension. Accusations were sent. Integrity was questioned. […]


There will be no Coach reboot; NBC punts on the series

Just before football season begins, NBC hits us with a gut punch. There will be no revival of Coach, the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson that ran on ABC from 1989 to 1997. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that the network shut down the show due to “creative issues” with producers, which were apparently the subject […]

Russ Thaler

NBC parts ways with Russ Thaler

Late on Monday, in fact it was almost Tuesday on the East Coast, Russ Thaler tweeted this news, breaking his own departure from NBC.: Thaler was brought on board to NBC from Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic in 2011 to host NBC SportsTalk on NBC Sports Network, a show which lasted until February 2013. Thaler was replaced […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07:  An 'SEC' logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

CBS to stream its entire SEC Football schedule

CBS has announced that it will stream its entire 17-game SEC football schedule that begins this Saturday with the annual Kickoff Game in Atlanta. The big thing is that it will be free to all and you won’t have to go through the headache of authenticating with your cable or satellite login. CBS has done […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Serena Williams of the United States looks on after defeating Vitalia Diatchenko of Russian in their Women's Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for September 1, 2015

All Times Eastern College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. Championship Drive: Power Hour — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp — Big Ten Network, 7:30 p.m. 2015 Florida Football Preview — SEC Network, 7 p.m. SEC Fall […]


Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Monday night is the first Red Sox game at Fenway Park since news of Don Orsillo’s impending departure has become public. Red Sox Nation is showing their support for Orsillo during the game with the Yankees, but the staff at Fenway Park is reportedly confiscating pro-Orsillo signs. Oddly enough, the Boston Globe mentioned this in […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19:  Red Sox executives Sam Kennedy, Tom Werner and Dave Dombrowski  watch a three-run home run by Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning on August 19, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox chairman calls Dave O’Brien an upgrade over Don Orsillo

In case Red Sox fans weren’t incensed enough at the team’s ownership over the ouster of Don Orsillo, they’re about to get a lot angrier. On Saturday, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner offered high praise for O’Brien while simultaneously (and perhaps unwittingly) burying Orsillo. Here are some of the relevant comments from the Boston Herald. […]

Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy

Pro-Don Orsillo petition up to over 50,000 signatures

A petition started by a Red Sox fan pleading with John Henry, NESN, and the Fenway Sports Group to keep play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo at NESN has eclipsed 50,000 signatures in less than a week. Here’s the wording of the petition, started by Red Sox fan Dave Ramsey. Don Orsillo has been the premier voice […]

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 15:  Jarryd Hayne #38 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks the tackle attempt of Rahim Moore #26 of the Houston Texans in the first half at Reliant Arena at Reliant Park on August 15, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Australian television trying to get 49ers games to showcase Jarryd Hayne

One of the great stories of the NFL preseason has been the journey of former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne and his quest to make an NFL roster with the San Francisco 49ers.  The 2-time National Rugby League Player of the Year has already shined brightly throughout the preseason with a few highlight-reel plays […]