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Hawk Harrelson may cut back his road broadcast schedule

Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson, one of the most polarizing and recognizable voices in the game today, may be scaling back his road broadcast schedule in 2015, following in the footsteps of Vin Scully and Bob Uecker (among others), who have famously cut back in recent years. According to a report by the Chicago […]

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Michael Sam hasn’t been a distraction, but the media has

The St. Louis Rams have completed their preseason and now the wait begins for rookie defensive end Michael Sam as it does for hundreds of other players around the NFL.  In that regard, Sam is just like the scores of rookies that are anxiously awaiting their fate as NFL teams make their final roster cutdown to the […]

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How ESPN Crunched the Pac-12 Competition

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy partner site The Student Section, which is Bloguin’s national college sports site.  Occasional AA contributor @TheStudentSect. Follow Allen

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Rogers announces hockey broadcast team with lots of familiar faces from CBC

Rogers, with their multi-billion dollar monopoly on nationally-broadcast NHL action in Canada, has been announcing the broadcast team for their eons of games in pieces throughout the summer. We broke the story that they’d brought over former TSNers Paul Romanuk and Dave Randorf for their play-by-play squad along with lead CBC play-by-play man Jim Hughson. […]

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Viewing Picks for August 29, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Carlton Blues vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. College Field Hockey Fairfield at Cal — Pac-12 Networks, 3:30 p.m. Delaware at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 6 p.m. College Football BYU at UConn — ESPN, 7 p.m. Jacksonville State at Michigan State — Big Ten Network, 7:30 […]

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Robbie Hummel can’t get any love from his own team over hip-hop album

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Robbie Hummel announced yesterday via Instagram that he is releasing a hip-hop album this fall: Excited to announce that I’ve been in the studio grinding and have finally finished my first hip hop studio album, ROB: Road to Redemption. Look for it in stores and on iTunes this fall. #getmysnareup #turnmyheadphonesup!!! That’s…interesting […]

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The 9 Biggest Media Questions for the College Football Season

With the college football season kicking off in full tonight, we’re here to break down the nine biggest media questions for the upcoming campaign.  Sorry for breaking internet listicle law and not getting to ten… 1) Can Chris Fowler fill Brent Musburger’s shoes? The biggest media storyline for 2014 is in the main ESPN booth where […]

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Another Baseball Prospectus writer has been hired by an MLB team

At some point, you simply need to applaud Baseball Prospectus for the incredible amount of writing talent that the site is generating. Another former BP staffer has been hired by an MLB team – national prospect writer Jason Parks, heading to the Cubs as a scout. Parks was actually promoted into his former role by […]

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Jon Stewart mocks ESPN’s Michael Sam report

Running out the clock on the news cycle’s reporting on ESPN’s Michael Sam “not showering with other dudes to be respectful” “story” means we’re going to hear from many of the usual parties that comment on such things. Jon Stewart, ever the sports fan that he is, weighed in on the story on last night’s Daily […]

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John Anderson thinks USC is a “clown college”

In the aftermath of the Josh Shaw story that has turned from inspirational to disappointing (to say the least) in shockingly quick fashion, more questions have risen about USC’s ongoing, seemingly never-ending drama. While anchoring SportsCenter on Wednesday night, John Anderson didn’t mince words while talking with Danny Kanell, calling USC a “clown college”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNPqclXDgJY […]

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You can now own every single 30 for 30

The fifth anniversary of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series will be celebrated with the release of a “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” on November 25th, 2014. If you’re a fan of 30 for 30 (which you obviously should be) and you’ve been holding off on buying the individual sets, now is your chance to […]

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Dish and Fox Sports 1 have struck a deal to show college football

Last week we told you about a strange dispute between Fox Sports 1 and Dish Network that focused on the network’s college football offerings.  Disagreements between providers and networks are now commonplace on the media landscape, but rarely do they ever target specific programming.  The threat of a blackout for Dish customers threatened the opening […]

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Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule

The college football season is finally here! As always, below you will find the dates, times, and announcers for every week’s games at Awful Announcing. A huge thank you to Daniel Ormsby for his help compiling the schedule for us. You can visit his site at Eye on Sky and Air Sports. There’s so many […]

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Viewing Picks for August 28, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Viewing Picks CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Waterhouse FC vs. Tauro — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. Alajuelense vs. Chorrillo — Univision Deportes, 10 p.m. Cycling Vuelta a España Stage 6: Benalmádena to La Zubia — Universal Sports, 10 a.m. Golf European PGA Tour Italian Open, Circolo Golf, Turin, Italy1st Round […]

NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

Anti-Semitic joke gets longtime Chargers announcer suspended

We all say stupid s—. At least most of us do. I do, that’s for sure. Usually, the stupid s— we say is said with no ill-will, but it’s stupid and offensive nonetheless. Most of the time, when these stupid moments happen, the consequences are limited. That’s because most of us aren’t being recorded by […]

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