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“F$&k it! I quit!”: TV reporter quits live on air

We’ve all been taught the proper way to quit a job. Give your boss two weeks notice, get a decent recommendation from him or her and never burn a bridge. That is usually how it goes. Then there’s the scorched earth policy used by former KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene when she quit her job Sunday […]

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Sports networks are slowly making progress with adding women’s voices

This year has brought to the forefront a discussion worth having in regards to the current place of women in sports media.  Although one might think that progress has naturally been made over the years and that in 2014 the industry would finally be somewhere close to being equitable, the past calendar year has proven […]

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John Oliver slammed Roger Goodell’s press conference

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been one of the biggest highlights of HBO’s schedule in recent months. Oliver has skewered everyone worth skewering, and has even delved into the sports world (with an epic takedown of FIFA president Sepp Blatter). Oliver went after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday for his pathetic press […]

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Hines Ward has the best and most pointless job in all of television

Sunday Night Football is the most-watched series in all of primetime television.  It’s also earned well-deserved plaudits from critics as one of the best productions in all of sports.  Everything about NBC’s production of Sunday Night Football is first class – from the announcers, to the game production, to what happens in the studio. NBC […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Show Spectacular: The NFL Today

The NFL is in Week 3, but as far as the Awful Announcing Sunday Studio Show Spectacular, this is Week 2. Last week, we reviewed one of the newest entries into the Sunday NFL pregame foray, CBS Sports Network’s That Other Pregame Show. This week, we examine the oldest NFL pregame show, the NFL Today. […]

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Viewing Picks for September 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football 2014 Australian Rules Football League Brownlow Medal — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. Final Verdict — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Great8 Plays — ESPNU, 5:30 […]

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Is this now open season on the NFL?

With this being a season unlike any other for the National Football League, one wonders if this has become a watershed for the league. As more unflattering stories are uncovered, is this a turning point? For years, the NFL has been the Teflon league, the untouchable 800 lb. gorilla in the room that can do […]

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MLB Network is giving Derek Jeter a hero’s send off next Thursday

Derek Jeter’s final home game ever (assuming the Yankees don’t somehow surge and make playoffs) will be next Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. MLB Network isn’t resisting the opportunity to pay homage to Jeter one last time. As the game is on a Thursday, MLB Network will broadcast the game under their Showcase banner. Bob […]

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Blind announcer calls baseball on the radio

Many of us take our sight for granted, but imagine that you’re blind. What would you do? What would you think you could do? Well, for 23 year old Bryce Weller of Peoria, IL, being sightless hasn’t stopped him from being close to sports. Blind since birth, Weller has not seen a baseball game or […]

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What will MLB Postseason ratings look like this fall?

This fall, the MLB Postseason will air on five networks for the first time ever: Fox, Fox Sports 1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network. Needless to say, there is a growing belief among pundits that there could be some confusion among fans tuning in for the games. When that belief is combined with declining national ratings, […]

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Viewing Picks for September 21, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Calgary Stampeders at Montreal Alouettes — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Ottawa Redblacks at Saskatchewan Roughriders — ESPN3, 4 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Notre Dame at Virginia — ESPNU, noon Delaware at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. Women’s Michigan at Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn — […]

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Television And Radio Calls Of Arizona Hail Mary

If you were asleep, or even worse have DirecTV, you missed quite the finish in tonight’s Cal vs. Arizona game. Cal led 31-13 heading into the 4th quarter. An 18 point lead is never a sure thing, but Cal actually added 2 more touchdowns to bring their point total to 45 points. It wasn’t enough […]

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2014 NHL Network preseason broadcast schedule

Hockey returns officially on October 8th, but the NHL’s pre-season begins tomorrow. NHL Network will be the home of any and all preseason coverage, with no games on NBCSN for the second straight preseason (three, if you count the lockout year, which had no preseason). The network also returns its two-hour daily talk show (and […]

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2014 WNBA postseason posts largest TV audience since 2007

Did you watch the WNBA postseason? That question may result in plenty of laughter, but the 2014 WNBA postseason has posted significant gains which deserve some attention. ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS televised a total of 10 games and reached an average of 489,000 viewers. Compared to 2013, the WNBA playoffs saw a 90% increase. The […]

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