FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 29: Teal Bunbury #10 of New England Revolution shoots on net as Luis Robles #31 of New York Red Bulls defends during the second half of Leg 2 of the MLS Eastern Conference game at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

MLS must get a labor deal done before embarking on new television era

In seven days, the new MLS season is supposed to begin with a matchup between the LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire.  Two days later, the league will embark on their first tripleheader across two networks.  MLS’s two newest franchises, New York City FC and Orlando City SC, will be showcased to the nation on ESPN2 on […]


Jeff Van Gundy says he’ll “tone down” Bulls bashing

For all the talk of Charles Barkley’s rivalry with Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets, there’s another ongoing feud between a prominent NBA franchise and a prominent NBA analyst.  Throughout the season, Jeff Van Gundy has been hyper-critical of the Chicago Bulls and their handling of head coach Tom Thibodeau. Van Gundy accused the Bulls of […]


Herm Edwards gets points for deadpan comedy in his llama analysis on ESPN

You know the NFL offseason has arrived when analyst Herm Edwards is providing analysis of four-legged animals. Let me explain. See, tragically — and as a devotee to old-school journalism and the value of legitimate news, I’m using that word sans sarcasm — the most gripping national news story on Thursday pertained to a pair […]


Viewing Picks for February 27, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia West Coast Eagles vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY Junior Welterweights Johnny Garcia vs. Cletus Seldin — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Golden Boy Live, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Palm Springs, […]


Rob Stone named primetime host for Women’s World Cup

One of the major media stories of this calendar year will be Fox’s debut on the international soccer stage airing their first World Cup.  The 2015 Women’s World Cup is rapidly approaching this summer and so far the network has made several changes in anticipation of the event.  Fox has added new pieces like Alexi Lalas, […]


WWE is now the largest sports channel on YouTube

Earlier this week, WWE Network turned one year old. And today, WWE is claiming another victory in the digital sphere – over the last 12 months, their YouTube channel had the most views of any sports YouTube channel, totaling a whopping 4.2 billion video views (with probably a good million or so of those views […]


ESPN Films airing all new short films primetime special

ESPN Films has created a new series of short films titled “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports” which will take a look at the drama and excitement of being a sports fan. The six films are directed by Academy Award winner Errol Morris and will air collectively in a primetime special on Sunday, March 1st at 9pm EST […]

SportsCenter - January 30, 2015

Lindsay Czarniak is leading SportsCenter through its next evolutionary step

Wednesday night’s 6 PM ET edition of SportsCenter begins with anchor Lindsay Czarniak quickly running through the top three stories of the day – the breaking news of Reggie Bush’s release from the Lions, Rajon Rondo’s one game suspension in Dallas, and Derrick Rose’s latest knee surgery.  At 6:03, Czarniak interviews Nick Friedell of ESPN […]

Viewing Picks for February 26, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Alabama A&M at Auburn — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at LSU — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Minnesota at Michigan State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Houston at Temple — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Delaware at Drexel — Comcast SportsNet (California/Mid-Atlantic)/SNY/The Comcast […]


WatchESPN launches on Roku-integrated TV’s

Those who have TV’s with Roku will be able to see WatchESPN soon. Roku has announced that WatchESPN will be added to its app menu on smart TV’s that run the over the top service. However, like the WatchESPN app on Apple TV, you will have to be a subscriber to a cable or satellite […]


Predicting The CBS/Turner Announcing Teams For The NCAA Tournament

It’s a new world for CBS and Turner Sports as they embark upon another March to Madness. Bill Raftery will call his first Final Four on television, to the delight of 99.8 percent of fans. (The few who don’t like Onion Man will not be taken up to heaven when The Rafture comes… you have […]


Who would win a Katie Nolan for Ian Darke trade?

On Tuesday Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead posted a very interesting report that Fox Sports 1 starlet Katie Nolan was almost traded to ESPN for Ian Darke.  Reportedly, Bill Simmons was high on Nolan for a role at Grantland, but negotiations broke down when Fox also wanted versatile reporter Marty Smith added to the […]

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The Top 15 Canadians in American Sports Media

Ed Note: It’s late February.  A bitter cold is sweeping through much of the lower 48.  So what better time to honor the top Canadian imports in American sports media with this polar vortex of a listicle!  It might surprise you to know just how big of an influence and impact our neighbors to the […]