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Viewing Picks for August 2, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football Philadelphia Soul at Cleveland Gladiators — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Geelong Cats — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Baseball National Youth Championships, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY 1st Round CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m. CBS Sports Network, 2 p.m. Boxing Boxing After Dark, […]

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Carter Blackburn returns to CBS/CBS Sports Network

When ESPN released its college football announcing teams for the 2014 season, one name which was noticeably absent was Carter Blackburn. He had called Friday night games on ESPN and ESPN2 over the past couple of seasons. Awful Announcing has learned that Blackburn will move to CBS/CBS Sports Network where he will call college football […]

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Local Fox station airs a Spiderman video instead of Ray Rice apology

Local newscasts make mistakes so often these days that it’s not surprising, but in this case, the error is so egregious that the video has gone viral. KMSP (Fox 9) in Minneapolis was doing a story about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice apologizing to the media on Thursday. However, instead of airing the video […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 21-27

NBCSN Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 TOUR DE FRANCE – EXTRA Sun 1:40PM- 2:00PM 20 0.3 425 2 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sun 9:00AM- 1:40PM 280 0.3 421 3 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Wed 8:00AM-11:26AM 206 0.2 315 4 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sat 8:00AM-12:00PM […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: July 21-27

ESPN Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP: Brickyard 400 Sun 1:00PM- 4:15PM 195 3.4 5196 2 SPRINT CUP POST RACE (live) Sun 4:15PM- 4:30PM 15 2.5 3964 3 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: L.A. Dodgers/San Francisco Sun 8:00PM-11:22PM 202 1.5 2347 4 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES: Indianapolis (live) Sat […]

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Brady Quinn joins FOX Sports

Yesterday, FOX Sports announced that Brady Quinn would be joining the team to provide analysis for both college football and the NFL. Quinn, as you may remember, was a rock star QB at Notre Dame, but kind of fell off the radar after three seasons with the Cleveland Browns followed by bouncing around about 17 […]

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Marlins manager ejected after terrible call, announcers revolt

During Thursday night’s Reds-Marlins game, Miami manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a replay review reversed a call at home plate, claiming the new, flawed collision rule should have been applied. Redmond predictably went ballistic, and Marlins broadcasters Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton also lost their minds. Hutton was fired up from the get go, […]

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Viewing Picks for August 1, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Sydney Swans vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Adelaide Crows vs. West Coast Eagles — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 a.m. AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 4:30 a.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Shelton, WA Light Heavyweights Thomas Williams, Jr. vs. Gabriel Campilio — ESPN2, 9 p.m. […]

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MLB Network will continue to focus on the contenders in August

With the dawn of another month upon us, it’s time for one of our favorite pastimes here at Awful Announcing – looking at MLB Network’s schedule of live games and complaining endlessly about it. Just like last month, I can’t nitpick too much about the schedule. The network will feature five of their Showcase games […]

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WWE Network to launch overseas as subscribers grow stagnant

The WWE Network is one of the most ambitious plays in the history of sports and entertainment.  A multi-million dollar company completely changed their business model and revenue stream in the hopes that they could serve content directly to fans.  We might look back several years down the road and see WWE Network as a […]

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Iowa TV reporter strikes back at photobombers and a troll

We at Awful Announcing always enjoy stories of reporters who show a little spunk and attitude towards viewers who complain or in extreme cases, photobomb them from behind. Such is the case with Iowa TV reporter Addie Olson of WOI-TV. While she was reporting on the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, […]

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Fox Sports restores advertising to WEEI and Entercom

Fox took a dramatic step in standing up for Erin Andrews in the wake of repeated meathead comments from Kirk Minihane of WEEI in Boston.  The network removed all advertising not just from WEEI, but from parent station Entercom, which controls over 100 stations across the nation.  It was a drastic measure and a powerful […]

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