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Analyst downgrades Disney, cites rising ESPN NBA costs, but others are bullish

Some Disney analysts and investors are still concerned about ESPN. ESPN was blamed for Disney stock taking a hit in February despite the “greatest single quarter in company history,” was cited as the main reason why the company missed its second-quarter targets in May, and lost subscribers in the third quarter (although their bottom-line contribution […]

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Viewing Picks for September 28, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon Outside the Lines — ESPN, 1 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. SEC Inside: Florida vs. Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. SEC Film Room: Tennessee — SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. College […]

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Fox Sports Go now available on XBox One, Chromecast

Streaming options are becoming more and more important for sports networks, and Fox Sports is expanding the accessibility of their streaming product. The network announced Tuesday that Fox Sports Go will now be available through XBox One and Chromecast devices: FOX Sports GO, the live streaming platform that showcases all of FOX Sports’ live events […]

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FiveThirtyEight sets single-day traffic record around presidential debate

While the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate drew tons of viewers away from ESPN’s Monday Night Football this week, the debate worked out very well indeed for one of ESPN’s other properties: FiveThirtyEight. The Nate Silver-led data-focused site has always had a strong politics component, going back to its days at The New York Times, and […]

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Your MLB announcing schedule for 9/27-10/2

Schedule subject to change as networks announce which games with Postseason implications will be airing on Thursday and Friday. Tuesday, September 27 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN2, 7 pm) Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Rick Sutcliffe Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN, 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Mariners at Astros] Wednesday, September […]

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Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo reaches three-year extension with SiriusXM

Chris Russo will be yelling until he’s hoarse on SiriusXM satellite radio for at least the next three years, thanks to a new extension announced Tuesday. The deal means the former Mike and the Mad Dog host will continue to host Mad Dog Unleashed weekdays from 3-6 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. Russo launched Mad […]

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How virtual reality is revolutionizing football teams’ game preparation

The following is a sponsored post for Samsung VR. When we think about recent advancements in football technology, we tend to think about things like pylon cams, embedded sensors in shoulder pads tracking players’ movements and speed, and improvements in helmet safety. But in terms of how the game is actually being played on the field, all signs […]

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ESPN airs absurd ‘Anchorman’ spoof featuring Michael Smith as Ron Burgundy

What happens when His & Hers and Mike & Mike meet NFL Live, SportsCenter, E: 60 and Nación ESPN in a back alley with a revolver, a trident and a hand grenade? Well, things escalate quickly. On Tuesday, ESPN aired a seven-and-a-half-minute “Anchorman” spoof featuring hosts of various programs going at it over intra-company supremacy. ESPN sure went all out with this one, with costumes and props, action […]

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WWE Raw Reaction Sept. 26: Owens and Jericho reign supreme

It was a weak edition of Raw this week as WWE management clearly knew that they would have a smaller audience due to the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. As a result, the show came off as lethargic, without much excitement during its three hours. Going into Monday night, WWE knew they […]

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Dana Jacobson compared the Trump-Clinton debate to First Take

The first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was an interesting exercise for America. They got to watch two adults excoriate each other on national television with little regard for any actual “moderation” at times and viewers at home got to play along to fact-check statements that ranged from playing around with the numbers […]

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AA Q&A: Cal Ripken prepares to call MLB playoffs for TBS

Hall Of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will be calling his fourth postseason as a game analyst for TBS beginning with the American League Wild Card game on Oct. 4 and continuing through this year’s American League Championship Series partnered with Ernie Johnson and Ron Darling. In a one-on-one interview with Awful Announcing, Ripken discussed what […]

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