NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13:  Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celerbates with his team after defeating the Washington Capitals by a score of 201 to win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 10/13 – 10/19

Tuesday, October 13 Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN 7:30 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, October 14 Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN 8 pm) Chris Cuthbert, Brian Engblom Saturday, October 17 Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens (NHLN* 7 pm) Local Broadcast * – City TV (Canada) simulcast Sunday, […]


Talking BlazerCon and the future of the Men in Blazers with Michael Davies

On November 13th and 14th in Brooklyn, the first-ever BlazerCon will take place. BlazerCon is being organized by the suboptimal NBC Sports soccer duo, the Men in Blazers, and “was motivated by a desire to create a forum where the best global football minds could engage directly with an audience of Americans from across the nation who have […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 10: Running back Justin Jackson #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs for a short gain during the first quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Big Ten Network sets viewership record last weekend

Big Ten Network was looking forward to last Saturday, October 10. It marketed the Day as Big 10.10 as it had stalwarts Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern on the network on the same day. With three games featuring the conference heavyweights, two showcasing top five teams (#1 Ohio State and #4 Michigan State) […]

High school podcast

College football podcast literally originates from mom’s basement

One description bloggers and new mediaites don’t like is that we write or edit our sites from our mom’s basement. Often it’s wrong and it’s a way for the mainstream media to make them feel good about themselves. But for a Nashville-based podcast that talks college football, mom’s or the parents’ basement is exactly where it […]


Twitter crackdown on Deadspin and SB Nation revealed in DMCA notices

With the shutdown of multiple Twitter feeds, including Deadspin and SBNationGif, going down on Monday for various (and numerous) copyright infringements, the internet was aflutter that big media once again cracking down on the relatively harmless yet clearly illegal use of proprietary content online. Many questions came from the shutdowns. First, who was responsible for getting those accounts […]

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 3: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Cemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22 at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

Clemsoning, Dabo Swinney, and the reality of entrenched ideas

Is the term “#Clemsoning” fair to Clemson, or should another program bear the brunt of a label which points to the consistent squandering of pigskin prosperity? Is the hashtag — specific to one school and one football program — properly used in the present day on College Football Twitter? In the links above, I’ve addressed […]


Viewing Picks for October 13, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Premier Boxing Champions on FS1, Little Creek Resort Casino, Shelton, WA Heavyweights Amir Mansour vs. Gerald Washington — FS1, 9 p.m. College Football Arkansas State at South Alabama — ESPN2, 8 p.m. B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football […]

NFL Twitter

Did the NFL get Deadspin and SB Nation GIF Twitter accounts suspended?

A strange thing happened on Monday night as two major sports Twitter accounts were suspended.  The biggest headline is Deadspin’s account that reaches 882,000 people going poof.  SB Nation’s highly popular @SBNationGIF account also went bye bye. With the MLB Playoffs in full swing and Major League Baseball’s notorious history of crackdowns on media copyrights, most […]


30 For 30 Review – Trojan War

Director – Aaron Rahsaan Thomas Length – 90 minutes with commercial (77 minutes without) Installment – #74 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – The U, The Fab Five Grade/Ranking – Mid 50’s out of 74 Review- We’re now in our sixth straight fall of 30 for 30’s with Trojan War leading off this season and Volume III of the prestigious […]


ESPN pulls 30 for 30 documentary on Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Kings

The upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Down in the Valley won’t be airing next Tuesday night. ESPN has pulled the film, which is centered around the battle to keep the Sacramento Kings from moving out of town, until further notice because of a number of allegations made towards Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, a key figure […]

The FanDuel Inc. app and DraftKings Inc. website are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Fantasy sports companies DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st Century Fox Inc. and Major League Baseball to attract players to games that pay out millions of dollars in cash prizes in daily contests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Are daily fantasy sports players feeling targeted by those with inside info?

Since news of player data leaks and alleged insider trading practices have rocked the daily fantasy sports industry, the integrity and fairness of these games have been increasingly called into question. As national outlets such as the New York Times dig deeper with their investigations, it’s becoming clearer that sites like FanDuel and DraftKings may […]

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 08:  The Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays stand for the national anthem prior to game one of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 8, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Don Cherry turns Harold Reynolds’ Canadian comment into bizarre pro-Blue Jays rant

Loud (in both verbiage and wardrobe) Canadian hockey analyst Don Cherry is talking about baseball again, and like usual when Cherry starts going on a tweetstorm, the point is quickly lost. Cherry’s comments were in response to Harold Reynolds making a crack about Canadians not growing up playing baseball, but turned into a bizarre statement about […]