NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06:  Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros celebrates defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2015 in New York City. The Astros defeated the Yankees with a score of 3 to 0.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees-Astros is the highest rated Wild Card Game in MLB history

The Yankees may not have won last night’s AL Wild Card Game, but they certainly helped to produce a big victory for ESPN.  The Astros-Yankees contest (actually won by Houston) drew a 5.7 overnight rating for the mothership, the highest rated Wild Card Game in MLB history.  And perhaps equally as meaningful, it’s the highest rated MLB game […]


15 Darren Rovell Twitter rules that Darren Rovell no longer follows

Darren Rovell of ESPN is one of the foremost authorities on sports business in America, building a personal brand over the last ten years that, with occasional hiccups, is rivaled by very few in his subset of our industry. As with many ESPN personalities, Rovell’s immense popularity on social media has made him countless enemies. […]


Jason Whitlock is already on the offensive against ESPN (and Deadspin)

Well, that didn’t take long.  Jason Whitlock was officially gone from ESPN for about 14 whole minutes when he decided to launch a couple Twitter barbs against his former employer, as well as constant-thorn-in-his-side Greg Howard from Deadspin. First, Whitlock’s tweets about ESPN, in which he accuses the network of a double standard – suspensions for criticism […]

<> on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ronda Rousey will be co-hosting SportsCenter on Wednesday

Ronda Rousey has a fight coming up next month, so I guess it’s time again for mainstream outlets to jump back on her bandwagon. This Wednesday, Rousey will co-host the 6 PM SportsCenter alongside Lindsay Czarniak, becoming the first female athlete to serve in the guest anchor role. Rousey will also be running through the […]


Viewing Picks for October 7, 2015

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. SEC Inside: South Carolina at Missouri — SEC Network, 7 p.m. SEC Film Room — SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Texas at Baylor — ESPNU, […]


ESPN removes daily fantasy sponsored content from their shows (UPDATE)

Most discussion of awkward ESPN business relationships revolves around the NFL and college football, but daily fantasy is quickly becoming a key component there too. After making substantial progress towards a $250 million deal to invest in DraftKings earlier this summer, ESPN backed away from that, but elected to still sign a massive exclusive advertising […]

during their game at Yankee Stadium on October 1, 2015 in New York City.

Major League Baseball has an alcohol problem

When New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with media about CC Sabathia’s decision to leave the team for immediate alcohol rehabilitation, he treated the moment with the severity and concern it warrants. Joe Girardi, the Yankee skipper, did the same. This is a serious moment in a man’s life, and the Yankees brass […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 24:  Salvador Perez #13 and Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate after clinching the American League Central Division title at Kauffman Stadium on September 24, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals ratings up 90%, leading local MLB surge in 2015

The final local MLB ratings numbers are in for the 2015 season, and the reigning AL champion Kansas City Royals are at the top of the mountain. Fresh off of their first Postseason appearance since 1985, Royals ratings were up a whopping 90% this season, checking in at a robust 12.33 on Fox Sports Kansas […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Members of the New York Mets celebrate with champagne in the clubhouse after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 to clinch the National League East Championship at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Your guide to legally streaming the 2015 MLB Postseason

The MLB Postseason has finally arrived, with the first two Wild Card games taking place this week in New York and Pittsburgh. The 2015 Postseason will be airing on five different networks (ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports 1, TBS, MLB Network), and it’s understandable if one could get confused as to where they could legally watch […]


Hawk Harrelson will work limited schedule next season

Hawk Harrelson is one of the most distinctive characters that has ever graced an announcing booth.  Whether you love him or hate him or have varying emotions about his tenure as an announcer depending on the day, you have to recognize his contributions to the game and to the White Sox franchise over the years. […]

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 04:  Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 4, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for October 6, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Premier Boxing Champions on FS1, Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, TX Super Middleweights José Uzcategui vs. Julius Jackson — FS1, 9 p.m. College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. Championship Drive: Power […]