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Saturday’s Tigers-Royals game will be aired on tape delay

In an extremely embarrassing gaffe for the Kansas City Royals, their Saturday game with the Detroit Tigers will air on tape delay in the Detroit market (and not air at all in the local Kansas City market) because the team scheduled the game at 7:10 PM eastern time, in Fox’s primetime exclusivity window for MLB. […]

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Viewing Picks for July 12, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arizona Rattlers at Spokane Shock — CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. Boxing WBA Junior Middleweight Title Fight, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara — Pay per view, 9 p.m. Canelo vs. Lara: Countdown Live — Showtime, 7:30 p.m. CFL Calgary Stampeders at Toronto Argonauts — […]

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ESPN really got into Busch Stadium’s ‘Star Wars’ night on Wednesday

For years now, teams from various sports have been holding Star Wars nights at stadiums and arenas. It’s a pop culture icon that still has a hold on a couple generations as shared moments of loving a movie or set of movies. Even after the prequels, the original Star Wars films thrive. Using George Lucas’ saga on sports […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: June 30-July 6

Ed Note: We’re pleased to welcome Douglas Pucci to Awful Announcing, who you might know better as Son of the Bronx. Douglas built an impressive database of public ratings for television networks that were an invaluable resource for those interested in the media world. At AA, he will have the Top 10 programs from each […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: June 30-July 6

Ed Note: We’re pleased to welcome Douglas Pucci to Awful Announcing, who you might know better as Son of the Bronx. Douglas built an impressive database of public ratings for television networks that were an invaluable resource for those interested in the media world. At AA, he will have the Top 10 programs from each […]

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ESPYS two hour countdown show seems like overkill

The 2014 ESPYS are set to air on July 16th and will include TWO HOURS of red carpet nonsense.  ESPN’s media team boasts the following: Coverage of The 2014 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 16, will begin with The 2014 ESPYS Countdown Show presented by Capital One live from the red carpet from 7 p.m. to […]

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The MLB All-Star Futures Game will be on MLB Network for the first time

Long a staple of ESPN’s All-Star schedule, the MLB All-Star Futures Game will air on MLB Network for the first time this Sunday. Airing at 5 p.m. ET, the commentators for the game will be Matt Vasgersian and Sean Casey, along with reporter Heidi Watney and MLB.com prospect guru Jonathan Mayo. The Futures Game is […]

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Video: Hawk Harrelson calls Asian pitchers “Orientals” for the second night in a row

Hawk Harrelson’s subjectivity is often a topic of debate, but there’s no debating his latest misstep. The polarizing White Sox broadcaster used the term “Orientals” on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago for the second night in a row on Thursday when discussing Boston Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa’s delivery. On Wednesday night, he did the exact same thing while talking about […]

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Viewing Picks for July 11, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Melbourne Demons vs. Geelong Cats — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. St. Kilda Saints — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight Boxing Friday Night Fights, Shelton, WA Middleweights Mike Gavronski vs. Tureano Johnson — ESPN2, 9 p.m. CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Montreal Alouettes — ESPN3, 7 […]

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Even Grantland Contributor Can’t Contain Snark Regarding ESPN’s Lebron Coverage

Justin Halpern is a fairly well-known writer, who’s Twitter feed and book, and eventual TV show, Shit My Dad Says has brought him deserving renown (well, not the TV show) in internet circles. He recently created a show, Surviving Jack, that showed promise and was very funny, but didn’t survive past a season. He’s also a Grantland contributor. […]

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ESPN’s fall lineup includes more football and Colin Cowherd

ESPN’s lineup through football season will, naturally, contain a lot of football, a polarizing personality given a new platform, and the return of a move that has upset many viewers in the past. The network will repurpose the “best of “ The Herd with Colin Cowherd in a 30-minute broadcast titled You Herd Me. The show will air […]

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