Fox announcers have audacity to praise Madison Bumgarner’s World Series performance

It’s true.  In the age of Twitter and social media, we’ll complain about anything.  A-ny-thing.  Even in the great and historical moments in life, society, and sport we’ll find something to nitpick about.  If Abraham Lincoln came back to life and led this country into a new era of togetherness and prosperity, we’d wonder why he […]


The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that […]


WWE Network posts pitiful third quarter numbers

I don’t want to say that WWE Network is struggling, but the latest subscriber numbers revealed by WWE might be best described as disappointing. Good news: we added 281,000 subscribers! Bad news: we lost 250,000 subscribers! And keep in mind: this quarter was the first in which WWE Network was launched overseas, which resulted in a […]


Viewing Picks for October 30, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA Junior Welterweights Danny O’Connor vs. Andrew Farmer — Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. College Football Florida State at Louisville — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Saint Joseph’s College at Indianapolis — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. BTN […]

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The Chevy guy stole the show at the World Series trophy presentation

What an honor it must have been for Madison Bumgarner, after one of the great performances in the history of the World Series, to receive a new truck from Chevy REGIONAL ZONE MANAGER Rikk Wilde! With two K’s! Wilde’s performance did not quite capture the poise and composure of Bumgarner as he nervously fought his way […]

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Royals-Giants Game 6 down 30% from last year

It’s a case of glass half-full versus half-empty for Major League Baseball and Fox with viewership numbers in for Tuesday night’s Game 6.  The 10-0 Royals victory drew 13.37 million viewers on Tuesday night and an 8.9 overnight rating.  Both of those figures are series highs. However, the 13.37 million viewers represents the lowest watched […]


Your Week 9 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, October 30  New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Sunday, November 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns, FOX 1 pm, Thom Brennaman, David Diehl & Laura Okmin Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, FOX 1 pm, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans, FOX 1 pm, Kenny […]


Cowboys-Redskins most watched MNF game since 2010

What if I told you that the most watched Monday Night Football game in four years featured former Browns QBs Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden dueling for a period of time?  No, it’s not some fictional 30 for 30 lead-in.  It’s true! Cowboys-Redskins delivered monster ratings for Monday Night Football, pushing them not only to a […]


Charles Barkley again hints at leaving TNT soon

Charles Barkley has not been shy of his wishes to not stay in the television industry too long.  Although he’s a heck of a lot younger than many other analysts and broadcasters working today (51), it’s hard to believe he’s been doing this for almost 15 years. As far back as 2012, Barkley has made […]


Week 8 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams have the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: San Francisco, NY Giants 1. New Orleans (NBC) - 50.1 The highest rating for any local market so far this season […]

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MLB and NFL spending money on the mid-term elections

If you’re a regular visitor to Awful Announcing, you can probably count one on one hand the amount of political stories on this site. We normally allow other sites to handle politics and we keep to sports media. It’s been good that way. But a story came to our attention that we couldn’t ignore. The […]


Real Tweets from Real People – Jeff Long’s mentions

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has the most unenviable job in the world right now as the chair and spokesman for the first ever College Football playoff committee.  Long handled the explanations of the first rankings as best as could be expected, explaining the group’s decisions with logic, reason, and consistency.  Long appears to be […]


Brad Daugherty is going to stick around ESPN as a basketball analyst

ESPN has re-signed Brad Daugherty, a former NBA All-Star and college basketball player, to serve as a basketball analyst covering both the NBA and college basketball beginning in November. Given his experience as an owner in the racing world, Daugherty served as an analyst for NASCAR on ESPN, appearing on programs such as NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR […]

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Viewing Picks for October 29, 2014

College Basketball ESPNU College Basketball Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noonCollege Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 5;30 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. SEC Film Room — SEC Network, 10 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Baylor at […]


Your NBA Opening Week Announcing Schedule

Tuesday, October 28Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Grant Hill, Greg AnthonyHouston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Harlan, Reggie MillerWednesday, October 29   Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (ESPN 8 pm) Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van GundyOklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie BrownThursday, October […]