PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 30:  The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed between the helmets of the Seattle Seahawks (L) and New England Patriots prior to a joint press conference with Head Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Head Coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks prior to the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX on January 30, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Columnist who broke Deflategate story receiving death threats

Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz is an established, long-time voice in the midwest. He also happened to initially break the story of the Patriots’ deflated footballs after the AFC Championship Game. Since that story broke, his life has been turned on its head. In fact, some fans have so much hatred towards Kravitz that they’re actually lobbing […]

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Deion Sanders’ charter school shut down

Some of you may have watched Deion’s Family Playbook which featured his charter school, Prime Prep Academy. Well, on Friday the school’s campuses in Dallas and in Fort Worth were shut down due to lack of finances. According to the Dallas Morning News, the school had $60,000 in the bank, but was in debt over […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31:  NBC studio analyst Tony Dungy looks on during the Super Bowl XLVI Broadcasters Press Conference at the Super Bowl XLVI Media Canter in the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Tony Dungy cast the lone MVP vote for Bobby Wagner

When the MVP votes were released, the winner wasn’t much of a surprise – Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.  Second place wasn’t much of a surprise either – Houston Texans all-world DE J.J. Watt received the most votes for a defensive player since Lawrence Taylor won the award in 1986. What was a surprise […]

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Your Super Bowl XLIX Broadcast Primer

SUPER BOWL XLIX New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Sunday, February 1; NBC 6:30 p.m. ET NBC Super Bowl Sunday Broadcast Super Bowl XLIX Pregame Show – Noon Super Bowl XLIX – 6 p.m.; Kickoff – 6:30 p.m. • National Anthem: Idina Menzel; Halftime Show: Katy Perry • Post Game: […]

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Jim Edmonds and Josh Hamilton will be taking on new TV roles

This week, Bravo announced two new additions to The Real Housewives of Orange County, set to begin its 10th season in April: (side note: Ten seasons? Really? Already? Yikes.) Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton. Edmonds is married to former MLB center fielder Jim Edmonds, who now works for Fox Sports. Hamilton is married to current […]

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 01:  Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawk high fives the fans in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Indiana Pacers during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Hawks are setting local ratings records

When you think of the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks do not usually come to mind. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and others get the main headlines, but the Hawks are the group setting records for local ratings this season. That’s what happens when you win 17 games in a […]

during their AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 3, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cowboys fans most active, Steelers fans most profane on Facebook

A social media company named Proofpoint analyzed the Facebook accounts of 12 NFL teams during the first three weeks of January, and came to some interesting conclusions about fans of those 12 teams during those three weeks. Dallas Cowboys fans were the most active fanbase, commenting over 247,000 times on the team’s Facebook activity in the […]

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Viewing Picks for January 31, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, La Plagne, France Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. (same day coverage) College Basketball Viewing Picks College Hockey Men’s New Hampshire at Notre Dame — NBCSN, 6:30 p.m. North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 8:10 […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Jim Mora of the UCLA Bruins looks on prior to the game against the Washington Huskies on November 8, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Jim Mora tweets picture of recruit, claims hacking, deletes account

UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t doing so well on Twitter lately. Earlier this month, he deleted his account after getting into some hot water with Kansas State fans. Then, the account returned from Twitter purgatory on Thursday night and tweeted out this photo of Maea Teuhema, a 2015 recruit that UCLA is trying to lure […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NFL Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2015 SENIOR BOWL Sat 4:00PM- 7:30PM 210 0.5 668 2 PRO BOWL DRAFT Wed 8:00PM-10:12PM […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2015 NHL ALL-STAR GAME Sun 5:00PM- 8:08PM 188 0.7 1194 2 2015 NHL SUPERSKILLS COMPETITION Sat […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2015 NFL PRO BOWL Sun 8:00PM-11:24PM 204 5.1 8770 2 NFL COUNTDOWN (live) Sun 6:08PM- 8:00PM […]

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 15:  Yao Ming (R) former NBA basketball star talk with Shaquille O'Neal during the 2014 NBA Global Games match between the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings at MasterCard Center on October 15, 2014 in Beijing, China.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

NBA set to earn $700 million from Chinese streaming deal with Tencent

Television rights deals have become one of the main sources of income for professional sports leagues over the years.  It’s a multi-million dollar business, and often times, multi-billion dollar business for the biggest leagues.  But when it comes to revenue from television deals, we usually just focus on what professional sports earn in America.  There’s a […]

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