ESPN Ratings Buzz: October 10-16

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FS1 showcased tweets ripping Pete Rose during their studio show

One of the more eye-rolling trends on sports telecasts (or anywhere now really) is showcasing random tweets from viewers during coverage. Yes, because we really care about what cutting-edge insights someone with a Twitter handle like @_DEEZ_N8TZ has to share with the world. In the age of social media engagement, it’s what we’ve had to […]

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Drew Sharp, Detroit newspaper columnist, dead at age 56

A Detroit native who stayed home for in essence his entire professional career, Drew Sharp has died at the age of 56. Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press as a beat writer covering high school sports, college, Michigan State in particular and the Detroit Pistons. But it was as a columnist where Sharp gained notoriety and […]

Signage is displayed outside the Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Google, owner of the world's most popular search engine, said third-quarter profit increased as businesses spent more on advertising for online consumers. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Google’s Unplugged streaming service signs CBS, talking to NBC, Fox & Disney

The great OTT content migration continues with news that CBS has signed a deal with Google to provide programming to their new video streaming service called Unplugged. Unplugged is said to be overseen by YouTube content partnership executives but will be a separate service to YouTube or YouTube Red. According to anonymous sources, the deal includes CBS, CBS […]


Viewing Picks for October 21, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Hamburger vs Eintracht Frankfurt — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:20 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Kentucky Blue-White Scrimmage — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day Special — Pac-12 Networks, 1 p.m. College Basketball Live: Pac-12 Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m. College Football South Florida at Temple — ESPN, 7 […]

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Watch: Rebecca Lobo drops Trump’s “nasty woman” line on ESPN2

Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “Janet Jackson streams. Now, Rebecca Lobo has brought it to ESPN. During Thursday’s fifth and deciding game of the WNBA Finals between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx on ESPN2, play-by-play commentator Ryan Ruocco recapped the impressive stats of Lynx forward Maya Moore, and then Lobo (serving […]

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WATCH: Vin Scully kicks off Game 5 at Dodger Stadium

The farewell tour for Vin Scully is unlike anything we have seen in modern sports. Sure, we’ve seen Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter’s goodbyes but the longevity and consistency in which Scully performed is almost unmatched. Performing solo in the booth for as long as he has is an accomplishment all by itself. Los Angeles […]


Paul Finebaum tells Michigan fans “When you win a championship, call me back”

ESPN and SEC Network personality Paul Finebaum appears to have some issues with Michigan fans. Finebaum called Michigan fans “a whiny and sniveling bunch” back in September, and he took exception to Wolverines’ fans again this week, calling them “some of the most unrealistic people that I’ve ever encountered” on his radio (and SEC Network-simulcast) […]

poses for a portrait during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Dale Earnhardt Jr will join NBC NASCAR booth for two races

One of the biggest stories in sports that has really flown under the radar on the national scene is the prolonged absence of NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, due to a concussion injury. Earnhardt’s concussion was believed to be suffered in June at Michigan International Speedway and he hasn’t raced since July. The […]