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SEC Network joins the Yule Log craze in its own special way

Christmas time is here, and television networks are taking advantage of it, including the newer, sportier ones. From 6-10 a.m. Eastern, the SEC Network will have a nice fire accompanied by all 14 SEC schools’ fight songs and the occasional — assumedly public domain — Christmas song mixed in. “Yea, Alabama,” “War Eagle,” “Aggie War […]

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Titans-Jaguars is the worst primetime game this century

We’re down to the penultimate week of the NFL season. That means that even with a couple bonus Saturday games in Week 16, the schedule is left with just six nationally-televised games in exclusive time slots between now and the end of the regular season. One of those slots belongs to the 2-12 Tennessee Titans […]

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Viewing Picks for December 18, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Seton Hall at South Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Cleveland State at Virginia — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Duke vs. UConn at East Rutherford, NJ — ESPN, 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Mississippi — SEC Network, 8 p.m. […]

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Fox plans unprecedented coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup

Rejoice, soccer fans! The 2015 Women’s World Cup is going to receive an unprecedented level of coverage from Fox when it takes place in Canada next June. All 52 matches of the tournament will be shown across the Fox family of stations, including Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. A record total of […]

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Your Week 16 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, December 18 Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Saturday, December 20 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, NFLN 4:30, Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon & Stacey Dales San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts & Jenny Dell Sunday, December 21 Detroit Lions at Chicago […]

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Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson lead way on Google searches in 2014

The year of 2014 will long be remembered in the sports world. There was the retirement of Derek Jeter, the passing of Tony Gwynn and the return of LeBron James to his beloved Cleveland. Then there was Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his child with a tree branch. If Google searches […]

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Tom Brady’s potty mouth draws complaints to FCC

Tom Brady is a three-time Super Bowl champion, millionaire, spouse of Gisele Bundchen and certain Hall of Fame quarterback. Still, Brady can be a very angry man, especially when he’s losing a football game on national television, leading him to let loose a stream of a certain four-letter obscenity. Brady’s language was clear and shown […]

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Tim Howard backtracks on scathing comments about Brad Friedel

US Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is backtracking on some controversial comments he made about new Fox analyst (and former Howard teammate/rival) Brad Friedel in his autobiography, The Keeper. In the book, Howard claimed that Friedel blocked his move from MLS to Manchester United in 2003. Friedel vehemently denied the charges, saying that he refused […]

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RGIII is bailing on social media for the rest of the season

If you follow Robert Griffin III on Twitter, or liked his Facebook page, I’ve got some bad news for you – he’s going radio silent for the rest of the season. Griffin’s been quiet on social media since Thanksgiving, and that silence is apparently going to be extending for the next two-plus weeks as well. […]

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Viewing Picks for December 17, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Australia Baseball League All-Star Game, Melbourne Ballpark, Melbourne, Australia Team Australia vs. World All-Stars — MLB Network, 3 a.m. College Basketball Men’s North Florida at Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Tennessee at North Carolina State […]

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Talk radio host scoffs at Phillies fan battling cancer featured on Ellen (UPDATED)

We generally don’t dive too deep into the world of talk radio because quite frankly, it’s hazardous to our health. But in this situation, we felt like we had to make an exception. On Monday’s episode of Ellen, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley surprised a fan named Julie Kramer, who is fighting a battle with cancer. […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Monday Night Countdown

Wait! The Sunday Studio Spectacular grades a Monday show? That’s correct. And with just two weeks to go in the regular season, we move to NFL pregame/studio shows that air on weeknights so we look at ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. Originally named NFL Prime Monday when it premiered in 1993 and hosted by Mike Tirico, […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 12/17 – 12/22

Wednesday, December 17 Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, December 18 Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, December 21 Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Sunday, December 22 Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast […]

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ESPN’s Monday Night crew obliterates Jay Cutler

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy The Sherman Report. It was open season on Jay Cutler Monday night. It is hard to remember the last time ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, the Bears quarterback gave them plenty of ammunition. During the game, Jon Gruden […]

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