at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Your 2016 Week 8 college football announcing schedule

Thursday, October 20 7 PM- Miami-FL at Virginia Tech (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge 7:30 PM- Troy at South Alabama (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker 10:15 PM- BYU at Boise State (ESPN) Jason Bennetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra (BYU Radio) Greg Wrubell, Marc Durrant, Nate Meikle Free Stream 7:30 PM- West Virginia Wesleyan […]

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16:  Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons can't make the catch on fourth down as cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks defends at CenturyLink Field on October 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Inside The NFL seems to have edited a Julio Jones foul out of its highlights

Sunday’s Atlanta Falcons-Seattle Seahawks game provoked a strong reaction from Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman after a Julio Jones touchdown against him, part of the battles that went on between the two all day. However, if you only caught this game through the highlights on Showtime’s Inside The NFL, you might think that Sherman was much […]


Bill Simmons blasted the San Diego Chargers stadium ballot measure

In the first trailer for Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons trotted out his new ability to swear on HBO by proclaiming “I believe that Billionaires should pay for their own fucking football stadiums.” On last night’s episode, Simmons drilled down on that subject further as he strongly made the case why the upcoming ballot measure for a […]


Viewing Picks for October 20, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Texas Men’s Basketball Tip-Off — Longhorn Network, 8 p.m. Texas GameDay — Longhorn Network, 7:30 p.m. Women’s Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Special — Pac-12 Networks, 2 p.m. College Football Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech — ESPN, 7 p.m. Troy at South Alabama — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. BYU at […]


FS1 runs promo claiming they’re “America’s #1 Sports Network”

Networks love to play games with various ways to slice and re-slice ratings, but the one FS1 pulled for a promo they ran during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Cubs clash goes well beyond the usual. FS1 ran a promo saying “Thank You For Making FS1 America’s #1 Sports Network”: The details on just how […]


Fan dribbles beer all over himself while photobombing ESPN NBA broadcast

We’ve seen lots of photobombs on sports television over the years, but Wednesday’s photobomb of ESPN’s preseason Knicks-Celtics broadcast from Boston might have been the oddest yet. While Dave Pasch and Hubie Brown were talking about the first-half stats, the man behind them looks directly into the camera and sips his beer. Then it gets […]

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19:  The Cleveland Indians celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays with a score of 3 to 0 in game five of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Tom Hamilton calls the Indians’ AL pennant win

The Cleveland Indians are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1997, and naturally, Tom Hamilton was on the radio broadcast of the game. Here’s Hamilton’s call of the final out of the game, a pop-up by Troy Tulowitzki. Hammy calls the final out.


ESPN uses blurred-out Bill Simmons in NBA Countdown intro with his approval

Former ESPN personality and one-time NBA Countdown panelist Bill Simmons was again featured on NBA Countdown’s season debut Wednesday, but in an unusual way. 25 minutes into the show, they ran a title sequence featuring today’s panelists, complete with a blurred-out outline of Simmons next to Jalen Rose as they walk away from an explosion, […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell News Conference

Roger Goodell, some NFL owners see protests’ impact on ratings differently

 Plummeting NFL ratings have been a major sports media story this year, and a number of explanations have been advanced for them, from competition from presidential debates and the baseball playoffs to dilution of the on-field product and expanding national broadcast windows with bad games on Thursdays and in London to officiating to anthem protests […]